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To Squeeze a Prairie Dog: An American Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,830. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is the story of a sincere young man from a small town who joins a government agency. His quirky coworkers discover a computer glitch, saving the State of Texas millions, but the crotchety governor and a curious reporter threaten to ruin their lives. This is an American tale—part fable, part satire, and part comedy—revealing that camaraderie amongst friends wins the day over evil intentions.
New Old World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 216,000. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What happens when a headstrong, almost-forty photojournalist pulls the plug on her comfortably creative life and buys a one-way ticket to the Old World? It’s not a pretty picture as Ticonderoga Fox grapples with professional doubt, a stormy love affair, a reproductive crisis, and other challenges to her long-cherished autonomy. When a late bloomer finally comes of age, things can get complicated.
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
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.
¡Y tenía que ser mi jefe!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: Spanish. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Davinia es contratada en un nuevo periódico como especialista de marketing. Allá conoce a su jefe, el Sr. Evans, con el que sostendrá una relación no solo profesional, sino más bien asimismo fluirá entre ellos una marcada tensión sexual
Il pane sotto la neve
Series: Saga della Serenella. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 61,130. Language: Italian. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Romanzo finalista nazionale al Premio Letterario RAI “La Giara” 2012. “Il pane sotto la neve” è un romanzo di narrativa popolare. La saga di una famiglia contadina sulle colline dell’Emilia, nella prima metà del Novecento. Un mondo e una felicità fatti di piccole grandi cose. Un romanzo che si rivolge sia agli adulti che ai ragazzi. Il primo libro della “Saga della Serenella.”
The Confessions
Series: The Original Sinners. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,300. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This special Original Sinners collection features two novellas—"The Confession of Marcus Stearns" and "The Confession of Eleanor Schreiber"—plus an in-depth interview with RITA Award-winning author Tiffany Reisz. Three Sinners. Three confessions. And all the dirty little secrets you could possibly desire…
The Auction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Belle Walker lives in a place where women are auctioned off when they come of age. Outside the city are monsters who have allowed the humans a small area to inhabit. They promise to leave citizens in peace as long as they never cross the boundary. On the day Belle is sold, one of the monsters breaks that promise and enters the city, intent on having her as his own.
Prin ochii ei
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 52,120. Language: Romanian. Published: February 5, 2019 and represented by LETRAS. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Prin ochii ei se adreseaza visatorilor, celor care pot gasi o continuare frazei “ce ar fi fost daca…” dar mai ales celor care nu se lasa sa ajunga in acel punct si celor care nu obosesc sa o ia in fiecare zi de la capat.
Un juego muy peligroso
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,920. Language: Spanish. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Maika, una mujer algo peculiar y con demasiado carácter, ve cómo su vida “normal” cambia completamente al conocer a Ethan, el juez. Aunque ella cree que no volverá a verlo, él se las ingenia para encontrarla y le hace una proposición.
An Exaltation of Larks (Venery, Book 1)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 148,370. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes Javier. As one of Manhattan's top-paid escorts, Javier Landes has no interest in love until he is named guardian for an unknown nephew. Reunited with his late sister’s son, Jav is not only forced to confront the long-buried pain of his childhood, but he comes face-to-face with a fascinating couple he’s met before: Alex Penda and Valerie Lark.
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.
Reprise (Red Rebels MC Book Four)
Series: Red Rebels MC. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,790. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Harlon "Tiny" Gray's path crosses with a woman from his past, their attraction and regret are among the many dramas that play out within the violent world of the Red Rebels MC. And a secret that Tiny is harbouring is deciding factor when it all comes to a head.
A Rata da Livraria
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,510. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"A Rata da Livraria é o volume de histórias de minha vida. Sou a personagem. Sou eu mesma quem escreve. Não necessito de que o autor se manifeste, ao menos aqui. Eu me proponho como parte intrusa a me apresentar. Esse livro. Nele está irremediavelmente a poeira do tempo".
Sejal Badani's Trail of Broken Wings Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Trail of Broken Wings is a masterpiece by Sejal Badani. The novel features a family from India who migrated in California. It particularly highlights the trio sisters who were abused and tortured by their father, Brent. The sisters experienced unimaginable sufferings until their father falls into a state of coma.
Lie Baby Lie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,440. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Caroline's and Reese's lives are woven together in a way neither women understand. An unlikely, fragile friendship is born. Can it withstand the secrets and lies?
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
Archaeopteryx
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 129,570. Language: American English. Published: May 14, 2018 by Curiosity Quills Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
John Stick, zoo keeper and giant, just wants to sit alone in a dark room with his pet tarantula. However, when ten thousand birds fall dead from the New Mexican sky, the woman he loves, an ornithologist with severe facial deformity, begs him to decipher the cause. He grudgingly agrees, a decision that plunges him into a tangle of weirdness as old as the American Southwest.
The Man I Love (The Fish Tales, Book 1)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,950. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in the world of dance and theater, Suanne Laqueur's award-winning debut novel presents the dark side of devotion and the heavy burden of unfinished business. After a young man loses everything he holds dear, he embarks on an emotional journey of forgiveness. With its unique storyline and unforgettable characters, The Man I Love lingers long after the last page is turned.
Under a Glass Bell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,420. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010 by Sky Blue Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Often considered Anais Nin's finest work of fiction, this collection of short stories was self-published by Nin with an old-fashioned hand press in 1944. Among the titles are "Houseboat," "The Mouse," "The Labyrinth," and "Birth."
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.

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