Welcome to Smashwords!

Check out our new interface for discovering great ebooks! Read the official announcement at the Smashwords Blog.

Please confirm your erotica preferences.

Learn more about erotica controls. You may change these settings at any time.

[Close]

Fiction » Literature

Sub-categories: Literary | Plays & Screenplays
The Best of Intentions
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,510. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Kurt is a disillusioned case worker struggling in an under-resourced child protection system. When he takes on the case of Gecko, a sixteen-year-old with a traumatic past and a shaky future, he is determined to make a difference. But the best of intentions are not enough. Kate Ryan of Writers Victoria described this striking debut as “highly engaging … an intelligent and moving novel.”
Carrie Come To Me Smiling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,390. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kim has passed. Carrie is lost, alone and crushed under the weight of a thousand waves. Her life has, once again, been torn from her. Her heart broken, crushed and there is no one catching her freefall. Is that all that life holds for her? Pain, heartbreak, betrayal? Or can she break free from her emotional prison? she sets off on a journey of discovery to find the truth.
Goth of Christmas Past
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,230. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2018 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Now in their mid-twenties, Krissi and Jay have been BFFs since high school. While one of them is moving forward with their life, the other is revisiting the past and wallowing in regret. Between career commitments, unresolved family matters and friends springing unwelcome surprises, they have more than enough drama to contend with…and it’s Christmas. Yay.
The Party at the End of Time
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 300,150. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
How sacred are the wishes of the dead? "The Party at the End of Time" was published to international acclaim but parties have consequences, particularly when characters from the past invite themselves. Olivia Prettyman was convinced that she was doing the right thing - until Vikings, pirates, sundry Cornish poets and the National Union of (Pig) Farmers showed up.
The Algorithm of Power
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 150,630. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A society run by an operating system... A world without politicians... Welcome to the reign of software!
Waterlandsridge and Other Short Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 167,090. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This collection of short stories captures the diversity and uniqueness of the life experiences of young people within a South African setting over-shadowed by the grim realities of apartheid.
Lurianics
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 157,770. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lurianics tells the story of a youngish man – one Isaac Luria (namesake of one of the world's great Kabbalists) – who seeks to create a "true work" which will give his life a meaning that is uniquely beyond label. Set on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the novel anatomizes this unlikely hero's ambivalence-racked relationships with a veritable cast of thousands, all of whom have one thing in common...
A Warder's Tale
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 134,680. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Warder's Tale is a c. 135,000-word novel about Thomas Bernhard, Art, Nazis and Austria. It follows the journey of a translator of Thomas Bernhard who seeks to find out why his half-brother, a museum warder in Vienna, has committed suicide. Was it due to the conflicts within his family or because he'd become a traumatised worker, a victim of neoliberalism?
Damage Control
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,990. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Doug Merit’s middle name is damage control. Working in public relations for GE, he’s ready for any challenge: a teenaged son who still plays with trains, a thirteen-year-old daughter who hasn’t spoken to him in six months, a first-grader who is a little too devoted to animal rights, and a wife who just might have whispered a month or two ago she didn’t love him. No problem! He’s got it covered.
Life at the Death House
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,570. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2018 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Even through struggles with addictions and questions of sexuality, the residents of the Death House could come to believe in the possibility of living.
Der Seitensprung Index
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 108,570. Language: German. Published: August 4, 2018 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Privatdetektiv Vincent Calvino ist seit fast dreißig Jahren im Geschäft und eine bekannte Größe in der Welt der Kriminalliteratur. Diesmal gerät er ins Fadenkreuz der thailändischen Behörden, als er in einem Fall von Arzneimittel-Piraterie ermittelt. Er folgt der Spur des Geldes bis vor die Tür einiger höchst einflussreicher Persönlichkeiten. Doch dann begeht er den Fehler, anzuklopfen …
The Learning Wilds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Elorah. An island with lush green forests, breathtaking beaches, and the remains of a shipwrecked that left many stranded and a baby girl orphaned. Seventeen years later, that orphaned child is grappling with the truth of her past and a coming force that threatens everyone she loves on her island.
Farewell to Innocence: The Full Uncensored Saga Of Hannah Zeeman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,820. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Farewell to Innocence is a novel in which multiple plots unfold sinuously in a world where the boundaries between race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender and sexuality start collapsing almost inexorably as a new age sweeps away all ancient verities and customs. It is also an exotic story of love between women.
Evelyn Explains Everything
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 170,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
This jolly inflammatory satire on the managerial class is narrated by Evelyn, a cheeky embattled force of nature who brings all her wit and fury and sexuality to bear in her campaign to rise above her hated upperish-middle-class origins and achieve owner-class status. It’s Butler’s The Way of All Flesh meets Heller’s Catch-22.
Living Without Kate: The Sequel To Dreaming of Kate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 155,060. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Living Without Kate, we see the four characters from the trilogy trying to move forward with their lives, Leah in Burlington, Andrew in Brookline, and Danny and Kate in Canada. Also, the troubled teen, Ciara, has pulled herself together and is heading off to Northeastern. The connections between these characters become complex, in this story of life, illusions, uncertainty, and peril.
Peace of the Puzzle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,590. Language: Australian English. Published: June 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Elena is desperate. Her husband was supposed to be her Lancelot, the man to rescue her from her cursed life. But knights in shining armour are hard to come by in twenty-first century Australia. An engaging, modern take on an age old story.
A Storied Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,940. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Gram announces she has terminal cancer—and names Olivia as her Power of Attorney for Healthcare—Olivia is thrust in to the world of hospice and dying wishes. Olivia may be the family’s black sheep but she is determined to see Gram through this, no matter the cost. Weaving together grief and beauty, humor and romance, A Storied Life will make you rethink life, love, and loss.
The Blue Bench
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 158,190. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story of pain, grief, love and yearning set in the aftermath of WW1.
Red Clay, Yellow Grass: A Novel of the 1960s
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,070. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2018 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
A startlingly vivid portrayal of the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of two ill-fated college lovers. The story of their generation spills across some of the era’s most iconic settings: the legendary battleground of Khe Sanh; a Midwestern campus riven by dissent; and Altamont Speedway, scene of the notorious rock festival that ended the Sixties.
Palma de Mallorca Mystique
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 226,180. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A contemporary YA Romance in two volumes... In the first volume Franz the German and Sebastian meet Penny and Chloe on the Grande Paseo of Palma, what more needs to be told, everything and more. In the second volume out two male héroes meet Ingrid and Gretchen, two German sisters. This is the most exciting exposition of Post Modern Romance currently available. Take it in.