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Bleach|Blackout by David S. Grant
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.
The Hardest Word by Paul Samael
Price: Free! Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Does the banking crisis make you feel angry, frustrated and powerless? Perhaps it’s time you did something about that feeling. You could, for example, kidnap a banker. On second thoughts, don’t do that - try reading this short story instead.
The Excess Road by Joshua Jones
Price: Free! Words: 88,630. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
In The Excess Road paths to wisdom diverge on the campus of Wessex College where you can find a good education and good party but you can also lose your mind like Joaquin Chandler.
Raisinheart by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 16,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the dawn. In tales more bitter than sweet, Jimmy finds that you can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, but really, who wants to attract flies anyway?
Drums: a Novel by Brad Henderson
Price: Free! Words: 58,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
Told from a drummer's point of view, Drums: a Novel chronicles a small-time 80s rock band's run at making it big-time. The story moves from San Luis Obispo to Lake Tahoe, where the band chases the ultimate gig. Drums celebrates those musicians who achieve commercial success, as well as the 99.99% who give it their all, only to fall short from attaining mega record deals and glitz-glam fame.
The Holly King by Chris Martin
Price: Free! Words: 44,230. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Holidays with the Hancocks: too many presents, too much booze, a lot of tears. Youngest son Carson, now a filmmaker, explores the history of Christmas by filming holiday visits to his family. Along the way he finds the dying cult of Mithras, Yulegoats in Rio, anarchists and squatters, evangelocalism, a costume solstice party, sleighs of reindeer bones, lapsed monks and their secular monastery.
The Big Pink by Erwan Atcheson
Price: Free! Words: 78,950. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A tale of debauchery, lies and television. A story about booze, drugs, sex, war, money, and burger boxes. A novel about a house. A Pink House that starts off structurally sound and then falls into millions of beautiful pieces.
Envious Shadows by R.P. Burnham
Price: Free! Words: 136,340. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a novel about a black and white relationship in a small Maine town that explores the many forms of prejudice, particularly that of a racist Nazi group that hounds the couple and causes tragedy, but also many other external ways--class, religion, sexual orientation, even appearance and personality-- that people use to unfairly judge others.
Clear Heart by Joe Cottonwood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,570. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.75 from 8 reviews)
When carpenters work for bigshots - and fall for beautiful women - who gets nailed? "It's funny, very tender, and enormously, tremendously human. In fact, Clear Heart just might be one of the most human books I've read in a long time." —Colleen Mondor, Bookslut
The Classic Crusade of Corbin Cobbs by Michael Ciardi
Price: Free! Words: 265,930. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Join Corbin Cobbs as he embarks on an unprecedented journey into thirty works of classic literature. In the process, he will interact with some of the most beloved and reviled characters ever created for the page or stage. It is an excursion of a lifetime, transpiring in the course of a single day that will change Corbin's perception of his world forever.
Kissing Cousins by Barry Rachin
Price: Free! Words: 79,840. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Small Favors - Marcie Callahan’s parents run around the house in their underwear; they belch and fart and do all sorts of gross and disgusting things. They don't have a stitch of class or culture or brains or social graces. Which is why Marcie is ready for a change.
Disconnected by Neil Hetzner
Price: Free! Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In the aftermath of 9/11, love gone awry in the 1940s comes full circle, uniting and re-uniting six intertwining lives. Disconnected explores the serendipity of our hates and loves, the resilience of our hearts, and the simple magic of mercy.
The Jig of the Union Loller by Michael Burnham
Price: Free! Words: 130,370. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by The Wessex Collective. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A loller is a shirker, a slacker, a goof-off, an idler, a goldbrick, a dirtball, a ne’er-do-well—all of which define Claude Amognes’s behavior quite nicely. So he’s a good-time Charlie who smokes and drinks too much and does as little work as necessary; but while all these things are true, he’s also a delightful Falstaffian character. He's what makes reading this book such rollicking
You Are Free by Matthew Montague
Price: Free! Words: 47,960. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
Someone once told me that the difference between a fairy tale and a sea story was that a fairy tale begins “once upon a time…” and a sea story begins “no shit…”
Yo-yo's Weekend by David Brining
Price: Free! Words: 64,220. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Yo-yo's ring is stolen on a weekend visit to his uncle and aunt in York, he enlists ghosts, statues, clowns, fish, indeed anything he can conjure, to help him get it back. Dodging the forty stone international criminal mastermind Mr Vanilla, the weasly circus owner Truss and the delectable twins Rue and Thyme, Yo-yo needs to recover the ring to avoid being sent back to the nut-house.