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Lucky Now and Zen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Luke Gallagher rules the world as the luckiest guy on the planet. Well, not literally. But he gets the grades, the girls, and the goals ever since he rubbed the belly of the Laughing Buddha statue in Chinatown. His luck drops in the crapper on the first day of university. Now Luke's got to shovel his way out and maybe, just maybe, find true love...plus a little Zen Buddhism and real magic.
Second Chances
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,800. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
James has a top job, dream house, two healthy children, and a wife who always stands by him. These things, James can rely on, until one day, when everything changes, and he realises that he has spent so long looking towards the future, that he has neglected the present. Pamela has taken their two children and left him, leaving nothing but a brief note. How far will James go to save his marriage?
Poseidon's Priest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Karoline Henders. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Some lost souls find comfort in the unlikeliest of places. So does a man you can see sitting at the subway station, surrounded by candles. Come closer, and listen to his story!
Hope and Undead Elvis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,570. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Before the world ended, Hope was a down-and-out virgin stripper. Now she's pregnant with a baby prophesied to be the world's salvation. She is joined by Undead Elvis, who promises her that Graceland remains intact even though the rest of the world has become sand and ash. As Graceland is the only safe place left, Hope must undertake the perilous journey across a broken, unfamiliar landscape.
Shortcut
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Lacey decides to warn Catrine that she's in danger from Will Brennerman, even though she's risking her own uncertain social status in eighth grade. She'll do it even though she doesn't even like Catrine, or the pack of serious losers Catrine has gathered around her ...
Low Road to Grace
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Car accidents, marital troubles and mildly dark humour - natural bedfellows? After a debilitating car accident, Joe develops an obsession with establishing who is responsible for his injuries. Exactly who should be made accountable when it's not clear who is at fault? A self-absorbed, neurotic ride inside the mind of an average husband and father, full of comic turns and insightful reflection.
Scholarship
Price: Free! Words: 102,880. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Rocks Preparatory School for Boys lived in its own world. 140 odd boys and 16 teaching staff inhabited the school, mostly isolated from the outside world not just by the boundaries but also by the society they formed for themselves. Like all communities, most conformed, but some did not. A story of friendship and loss at a 1960s boarding school.
A Question of Faith
You set the price! Words: 40,670. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tim, a Baptist pastor on the Gulf coast of Alabama, loses his faith. He set out to discredit atheist literature but instead he sees that he can't argue against any of it. It changes his life and that is when the crisis occurs. My statement against religious fanaticism of any kind opens on the Sunday after the change.
Gentleman Carmelo
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
"Thus passed through the world that neglected hero, that very dear friend of our childhood: Gentleman Carmelo, the foremost of warriors, and the final descendant of those pure-blooded and noble gamecocks, whose unanimous prestige was, for years, the pride of the entire green and fertile Caucato Valley."
Erstwhile
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,530. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Richard and Susan Styles move to a secluded beach town in Florida filled with hope that they'll be able to eliminate the distractions inherent in hectic city life, and focus on the love they share unconditionally. Branded as outsiders by the locals they become even more isolated. A rift divides the two and each examine their pasts hoping to clear the way for a bright future.
Shelter from Thunder
Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War
Sam is a quiet and lonely boy who had the misfortune to be born a few years before World War II. Finding shelter from German bomber planes is almost a daily part of his life now but he wonders when his luck will run out...
War Game
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jo and Lije were secret friends, talking at night from their windows across three feet of alley. It wasn't a big secret, their friendship. It was a little secret, something pleasant, but not really important. Until all the kids in the neighborhood joined forces to play a war game. Jo's war game.
The Great Shark Hunt
Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
As if battling a fifteen-foot Great White Shark off the coast of Northern California wasn't enough, Jack McClure must fend off his marine biologist friend who is hitting on the girl of his dreams. Will Jack find his voice in time to land the shark and the girl?
DEPLOYMENT VIETNAM -Part 1
Price: Free! Words: 86,910. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Deployment Vietnam is based on the author's two tours in Vietnam in the 1960's with the US Navy's Seabees. It relates his experiences in construction of roads, helicopter pads and maintaining Highway One, "THE STREET OF NO JOY", during the rainy seasons of the late 1960 's. He details how the Seabees dealt with not only rain and mud but also the Viet Cong's mines and sniper fire.
Tiger, Tiger: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Love, friendship, heartbreak and tigers. When two teenage boys in the Netherlands find themselves promoted from roustabout to apprentice tiger trainers the possibilities are immense, but also treacherous. And as they become men the friends discover that the biggest danger is not the tigers.
The sirens' strain
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A man blindfolded and tied up to a ship mast. Two companions at the oars. The boat of life, rather than a sturdy hull, seems more likely as a wreck without sails and helm, floating on a sea out of space and time, in a distressing and motionless drift towards far-off and unreachable dockings, different for each of the three seamen.
Tess and All Kinds
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tess lives with Grandma Wilma now. Grandma manages a storage facility, and Tess watches people come and go. She places them in categories, and for a seven-year old she has some insightful thoughts.
Promises
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 157,440. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy meet as children. Over the years, their feelings for each other grow and promises are made, but unfortunate circumstances keep them apart. Will misunderstandings and mistaken impressions divide Elizabeth and William forever?
Dante's Inferno: A Retelling in Prose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,600. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Educational
This is a retelling of Dante's "Inferno" in novel form. Dante the Pilgrim travels through all the circles of Hell, including Limbo. His guide is Virgil, the author of the Roman epic poem the "Aeneid." After seeing Lucifer in the lowest part of Hell, Dante climbs to the Mountain of Purgatory. The rest of Dante's adventures are told in "Purgatory" and "Paradise."
Commitment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Religious
Marta and husband Raymond were living their dreams; serving as missionaries in Indonesia. A rival villager kills Raymond and Marta is left alone. What will her future hold? John wants to be an airline pilot. He begins his odyssey flying missionaries over the jungles of Iryan Jaya, Indonesia. He plans to stay a short time as he gains flying experience.