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An Old Black Marble by Florin Nicoara
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 181,690. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
You like Game of Thrones? You think life in that mythical world is harsh and the characters faced with unimaginable struggle? Than you have not read An Old Black Marble. This book is about real struggle. Struggle and pain that makes the quest for the iron throne a walk in the park. So I challenge your comfort, on your reading throne, and ask you read one chapter to see if you can ignore the rest.
Dust on His Soul by Jason Blacker
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 136,280. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Inspired by the life and times of Stephen Biko an apartheid activist arguably as important as Mandela. This novel is a fictional account of such a character. A story of sacrifice, suffering but ultimately redemption. Set in apartheid South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s, the dark days of South Africa's history also bred an incredible thirst for justice. A triumph of the human spirit.
Jesters' Dance by R Bruce Walker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,580. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Finally, a drug that will end obesity forever! Now all that stands between the unscrupulous pharmaceutical giant that invented it & billions is choosing an advertising agency to ensure it takes the world by storm. As dark & sexy as TV’s Mad Men, JESTERS’ DANCE is a riveting insider’s view as the colorful characters at three competing agencies pull out all the stops in pursuit of the prize.
Slip by Tanya Savko
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,840. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Andrew, by all outward appearances, lives a normal life. He has a beautiful wife, Erica, and two great kids, Nathan and Eileen. But behind closed doors, normal is slipping away from a depressed and anxious Andrew. Nathan’s recent diagnosis of autism leaves Andrew grasping at therapies and Erica, who moves into an apartment, in denial. How will things ever be normal again?
The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft by Mona Morstein
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 154,260. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by UCS PRESS. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
This e-book, by agreement with Galde Press, contains the entire contents of The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes by Mona Morstein and first published by Galde Press in 2000. The book has been repackaged as The Holmes Boys: Sherlock and Mycroft. Morstein's original work was critically acclaimed. It is UCS PRESS' hope that this "repackaged" edition will widen the reading audience for this epic work.
What Beauty by Mark Beyer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 182,260. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological(5.00 from 1 review)
How might the Olympian Gods we know from reading change if we were to allow our imaginations to see their true ages? Time changes all people — even gods — and when their day-to-day mischievous lives no longer play a role in human affairs, what then do they become? New York sculptor Minus Orth has an idea. He'll explain this all, and give our imaginations the figures to uphold.
The Painting of Porcupine City: A Novel by Ben Monopoli
Price: $4.89 USD. Words: 117,080. Language: American English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Sexy and sweet, gritty and gut-wrenching, "The Painting of Porcupine City" takes readers on a graffiti-covered adventure spanning years and hemispheres and miles of painted walls. From the author of "The Cranberry Hush."
Clotho's Loom by Shawn Stjean
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 207,080. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General(5.00 from 1 review)
A man and woman marry before they are ready. Torn apart at just the worst time, her mid-life pregnancy, the next year brings adventures that mature them, while they seek reunion. While all events, like his military reactivation, appear to conspire against the pair, StJean explores if the forces of Chance and Fate, as well as ignorant human Will, are not actually working together for ultimate good.
Everything to Nothing by Mark Henthorne
Price: Free! Words: 158,790. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
For those who enjoy a contemporary novel which contains stark contrasts then Everything to Nothing is a book you will relish and then recommend to friends and family!
Boss Gull by Barry Klemm
Price: Free! Words: 100,370. Language: Australian English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Two Hard Men Friends for Life Enemies to the Death! WWII buddies and bonded by a tragic event, Frank and Lyle remain friends even though Frank goes up and up while Lyle remains at the bottom. Until the day when Frank decides he's rich and powerful enough to take on his oldest friend. But Lyle is the only man Frank was never afraid of; something of which he is about to be devastatingly reminded.
Cross and Poppy: A Village Tale by GMW Wemyss
Series: Village Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
The Woolfonts are the prettiest and most placid villages in England. There's the duke, who's more than the comedian he likes to play at being; retired celebrities; real ale; and an all-conquering local XI. All they want is a new Rector. And they get him. No one anticipates that crime, love, and sacrifice shall play out, between the sun of the Summer fete and the poppies of Remembrance Sunday.
Another Throw of The Dice by Mary Clare Morganti
Price: Free! Words: 101,640. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
It is the mid-eighties when a group of expatriates from Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, the United States and Japan meet and form friendships in a small country in the tropical south Pacific. Developing friendships with local people help to establish familiarity with the culture and lifestyle of the society. Over time, past lives are glimpsed and are woven into the fabric of the narrative.
Behind the Folding Fan by Kim Matics
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 151,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a story of self-discovery and self-actualization. The main character, despite having realized the American Dream, is ill-at-ease in his cosmopolitan milieu. Sensing that something important is missing in his life, he hankers to relive experiences he once had in Asia. He naïvely seeks to renew, if not reinvent himself in Old Japan, which he considers his spiritual home.
Thrust From the Hand of God by Jason S. Litz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 207,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
One selfless act, one naïve decision, so innocent in the making, so condemning in effect, how foolish John had been not to expect trouble to follow. Murder or self-defense, what did it matter? One man was dead and another wanted revenge.
Revolving Doors by Kim Matics
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 148,660. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Thailand, Revolving Doors is the companion piece of Behind the Folding Fan focusing on Old and New Japan. Revolving Doors finds the hero exploring a new country to him as he tries to reconnect with his soul-mate.
Sometimes Y for Yak by Mary Wallace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,230. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
Hazy Burton comes of age in 1950's Alabama as she sets out to rescue abandoned dogs. Sometimes Y for Yak is the heartwarming story of a girl and her family, friendship, animals, sadness, tragedy and ultimate triumph as she learns the meaning of unconditional love, forgiveness and acceptance. Often comic with colorful characters, the novel will take readers on a journey they will not soon forget.
The Teacher and the Tree Man by Bryan Winchell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 228,500. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a modern American epic fable about a Teacher in love with Nature who discovers a human head, a Tree Man, living in a tree in a forest near his house. The novel is about our need to unplug from our culture and re-discover ourselves in Nature. It is a fun-yet-deep look at: the media, our education system, drugs in our culture and our inability to listen to each other in the political arena.
Fertility: A Novel by Denise Gelberg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,240. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.86 from 7 reviews)
A riveting story about two bright, young professionals who are as damaged by the modern world as they are successful. Fertility shows how small missteps can alter the course of a life forever. This is a book that will stay with you long after reading the last page.
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