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The Blue Bench
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 163,380. 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.
Second Lives: A Modest Collection of Short Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90,710. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mashups
(5.00 from 1 review)
The thirty short stories in Second Lives reveal a humanity of a wide range of characters, including a motherless girl of twelve appalled by what's happening to her body, or a drunken broad looking to run off with Jesus, or a teenage boy dreaming of the winning bull ride. This author lovingly draws her versatile cast with clear-eyed detail and perfect pitch, leaving reader enriched.
The King's Pleasure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,800. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.13 from 8 reviews)
In the kingdom of Himeros, Abigail is despised for her gypsy heritage. Pushed to the fringes of society, she’s forced to break the law in order to help feed her family. When a castle guard catches her stealing bread, he intends to cut off her hand for the offense. The king spares her from the guard's blade and takes her as his slave instead.
She Sings of Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,890. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Margaret Braithwaite, a fifty-ish professor, lives in the shadow of her famous husband, Gavin, who is terminally ill. When he hires Wyck Fitzsimmons to restore his gardens, Margaret slowly realizes her heart can feel love again. Gavin, though, is determined not to let death stop him from holding onto his wife. Love can take root in the most barren hearts, if Margaret and Wyck can let it grow.
A Short Stay in Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Strange Violin Editions. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life.
Rhythm and Rhyme (Wynter Wild Book 3)
Series: Wynter Wild. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,900. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Wynter has lived on the outside for eight months, and she's growing stronger. She begins to open up to her brothers about her childhood and gains confidence in dealing with the world. When a horrific accident threatens to tear everything apart, her dreams of a happy family may be destroyed. Meanwhile, Joy reveals a secret, and the family dynamics head in a new direction that no one asked for.
Soul Integrity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This Soul Identity story will challenge your views on faith, courage, and conviction. 1980:Claudia mourns her husband. Xinya's crooked partner claims Claudia can sacrifice herself to reunite with him. Present:Val Nikolskaya, product of this extraordinary love story, attempts to regain her own faith, and helps discover the drama behind Claudia's and Xinya's actions. Emotionally immersive adventure.
The World Unseen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,720. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Winner of the Pendleton May First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award, The World Unseen is a captivating human drama and love story between two women who discover universal truths about integrity, justice and finding your voice in 1950's South Africa. 'Elegant and understated' The Times
The Last Bookstore in America
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,150. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bestselling author and bookstore owner Amy Stewart takes an offbeat and lighthearted look at the future of the book. After the ebook renders bookstores obsolete, a young couple finds themselves in the unlikely position of owning one of the last bookstores in America. But if it isn't keeping itself afloat selling books, what is it selling? A hilarious glimpse at a future that is almost here.
Ladies In Waiting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,120. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Five very different women, each carrying her own secret, meet on the Jersey shore for a retreat: Embracing the New You: Reinventing Yourself After Fifty. A story about change, self-acceptance, and sisterhood. *Won the 2016 EPIC eBook Award for Contemporary Fiction.
Dante's "Inferno": A Retelling in Prose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,500. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » 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."
Charlene's Daughter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,590. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Tom's niece shows up at the southern New Mexico ranch with her mother, he soon finds out the young woman has a mind of her own. As time passes she realizes she likes living on the ranch, but doesn't like wearing clothes in the desert heat. The battle begins. He's trying to teach her to be a proper lady while she's trying to convince him clothes aren't needed in the desert.
Dönüşümler Metamorfozlar / Mitolojik Hikayeler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,710. Language: Turkish. Published: May 1, 2019 by Guleryuz. Categories: Poetry » Ancient Poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dönüşümler/Metamorfozlar, Ovidius'un 15-kitapçıktan oluşan ve kesintisiz anlatılan mitolojik hikayelerle işlenmiş en meşhur eseridir. Ki bu eser, mitolojik hikayeler konusunda ana kaynakça olarak addedilir.
Drawing Breath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,750. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. When he takes on Caitlin as a private student, the teen painter watches in torment as other people, mostly women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity. He’s a friend. And her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes a very bad decision.
Garden Boulevard: Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,180. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Throughout fifteen short stories, Garden Boulevard explores the choices women face and the consequences of the ones they make. From society weddings to strollers in the park, Angela Amman collects the stories strewn along a New York city block like so many discarded rose petals, considering the knife-edge of hope and anguish in a woman’s heart with compassion and an unflinching eye.
Dante's "Purgatory": A Retelling in Prose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,740. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Educational
This is a retelling in prose of Dante's "Purgatory," the second part of his "Divine Comedy." In this volume, Dante the Pilgrim climbs the Mountain of Purgatory with his guide, the Roman epic poet Virgil. Dante purges the seven deadly sins, and at the top of the mountain he finds the Forest of Eden, aka the Garden of Eden. Finally, he sees Beatrice for the first time after her death.
Expectations: The Transformation of Miss Anne de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice Continued), Volume 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Three years after Fitzwilliam Darcy married Elizabeth Bennet, a failing Anne de Bourgh takes advantage of peace between England and France to spend a warm winter in Naples. Accompanied by a mysterious gentleman and a doting doctor with secrets of his own, Anne flees a new war and commences a voyage home that will change forever the life of one of literature’s most famous third wheels. Vol. 2 of 3.
Expectations: The Transformation of Miss Anne de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice Continued), Volume 3
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,930. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Three years after Fitzwilliam Darcy married Elizabeth Bennet, a failing Anne de Bourgh takes advantage of peace between England and France to spend a warm winter in Naples. Accompanied by a mysterious gentleman and a doting doctor with secrets of his own, Anne flees a new war and commences a voyage home that will change forever the life of one of literature’s most famous third wheels. Vol. 3 of 3.
Awakening
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.33 from 9 reviews)
Nerina has lived all her life as a mermaid, fascinated by humans and land but also repulsed by sex and unable to understand love. Her curiosity gets her captured by a human male intent on awakening her lust and turning her human. But Nerina doesn’t believe the legend is real and fears Kyros will kill her when he learns she can’t transform.
Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,270. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
DECLASSIFIED! Yes, Americans did fight another secret war in Asia! Now, at last, the long-suppressed details of that controversial war can be told. The setting is Bangkok, Thailand. The time is the mid-sixties. And the events are incredible. Join Whore House Charlie, Sgt. Jigaboo, Bumbles, Blinky, Agent Orange, Corporal Napalm, Hogbody, Butterball, Good Pork Betty, the Betel Nut Queen.

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