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The Tender Bonds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,630. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
There comes a moment when the past we left behind draws attention to itself and demands we come to terms with it. For Patty Dykstra, a woman who has long led an unassuming life, that moment comes after her aunt dies. Among a life’s worth of things, Patty finds unopened cards from her father, a man she hasn’t seen since she was six years old.
Qxixt, Workers of Wonders
Price: Free! Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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In a darkening that wasn't a future, came a demonstration that wasn't sport, of a morphing that wasn't natural evolution, and only just the start. Not natural, but necessary? That was the question of angst for the Qxixt Corporation. Necessary and needed? Pick up a quantum toolbox at the concession stand on your way out if you agree.
Stay Close, Little Ghost: A Novel
Price: Free! Words: 60,430. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stay Close, Little Ghost looks through the distorted lens of a wonderfully flawed mathematician as he struggles to reconcile modern sexual and social dynamics with the desire to be loved as we are, creating an intimate and defiant treatise on love and human imperfection. ``Stay Close, Little Ghost, is reminiscent of Murakami's finest moments'' -The Next Best Book Blog
Humanos, una experiencia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,590. Language: Spanish. Published: May 18, 2015 by Adoro Leer. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
¿Qué puede concluirse de este experimento llamado vida humana? ¿Será que un ser superior está experimentando con todos nosotros? ¿Qué más me queda? Solo registrar todo en algunos escritos que aquí se presentan.
League Of Mortals
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 162,710. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
League of Mortals is the most honest thing you will ever read about illness: a razor-sharp story told with shocking candor, fierce wit, and deep compassion. Wesley Peary gets sick just before his senior year, and in short order loses his job, his friends, and his fun - everything but his mind. When that goes, too, he finds the only person who can help is in even worse shape than he is.
Saturday Date (A Short Story)
You set the price! Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Indic
Mary roams the Goan and Anglo-Indian neighborhoods of Bombay, singing for money so she can feed herself and the child who accompanies her. A night watchman befriends her and offers a chance to get off the streets. Mary seeks guidance from the mysterious visions that haunt her, but she alone must decide her fate.
Gateway of India (Book One)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,070. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Indic
The Gateway of India, built in the early twentieth century, served as a ceremonial entrance to the city of Bombay. Today, it remains the city’s most famous landmark. This collection of three linked short stories provides a gateway into the lives of ordinary Bombay citizens. Each story in this collection is a vignette that illuminates the challenges and triumphs of life.
Bombay Bhel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,500. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Like the city’s ubiquitous snack food, Bombay Bhel blends a variety of ingredients to serve up glimpses of life among the Goan and Anglo-Indian communities—minorities in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. The interlinked stories are set in the late twentieth century, before a wave of anticolonialism crested across India and resulted in the city’s rechristening.
The Runaway
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 148,070. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tom and Son Jesus, two 12-year-old boys--one black and one white born the same hour of the same day--are best friends who spend their days dreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun comes to an abrupt halt when they discover a human bone. This work is set in the 1940s and uses the relationships of two boys as a springboard for the beginning of desegregation in the South.
The Most Mauve There Is
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Middle-schooler Avery Holsopple is already struggling with the fact that he's the shortest guy in school. To make matters worse, his older sister Valerie has insisted on having a Victorian-style wedding, which means Avery is about to find himself dressed up in the worst color he can imagine for a boy: pink. Of course, Mom insists the color is "mauve" but Avery's eyes know the truth.
Her Wild Oats
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Completed shortly before her untimely death from breast cancer, Goldmark’s Her Wild Oats is a honky-tonk road story about two unlikely pals: A smart young woman, Arizona Rosenblatt, leaves home and her role as assistant to a high-powered Hollywood executive when she discovers her husband is having an affair with a woman from Jews for Jesus; and thirteen-year-old Otis Ray “Wild Oats” Pixlie...
A Midlife Night's Dream
Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
LIke most people, Thomas Biehl wondered from time to time how his life could have turned out differently, so he decided to write a short story about himself in the third person to explore the idea.
Onward Kitchen Soldiers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,940. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
What happens when a promising young New York chef, Charles Mitello, loses his job because he suddenly develops food allergies? He writes about it. In Charles' case, however, it is not as a cookbook author but as a promoter, in the frenzied world of cookbook public relations.
Con Job: The Fabufestan Exposés–Book I
Series: The Fabufestan Exposés. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,580. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by FICTIVE PRESS. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A TV documentary crew discover that things are not quite as they appear as they investigate the scourge of drug trafficking in North America. As production begins, the paroled “ex-con” asked to head the creative team faces some personal setbacks, while the company finds itself battling unknown enemies. To get at the truth on all fronts, they learn that they must all look hard at the evidence.
Sleep When You're Dead
Price: Free! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
It's Taco Tuesday again. Your Uggs are dirty, the barista spelled your name wrong, and your sorority sister just won't leave you alone. She's pushing you to the edge of madness. You literally can't even. Sleep When You're Dead is the troubling story of one college girl's fall from grace. -- BASED ON A TRUE STORY --
Another Girl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015 by SlateRunPublishingLLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mr. McInroy claims to be familiar with various addictions, Norse goddesses on motorcycles, and the allure of each. He adamantly asserts that the divine is always with us, whether riding a chariot across the sky, hanging from a cross, or driving the back roads of America in a Dodge Charger Hellcat. His title is stolen from a Stones lyric and his desert land from his novel Army Girl.
En busca de la riqueza: la caída de la felicidad
Price: Free! Words: 35,140. Language: Spanish. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Al ver a alguien buscando ganarse un peso, ¿te has preguntado si disfruta lo que hace? La vida está compuesta de decisiones y los jóvenes llenos de sueños por cumplir. En México, un chico deseoso de triunfo embarca un viaje extraño después de perder su principal motivación. Una historia que refleja la realidad de muchos mexicanos, así como la necesidad social que muchos anhelan erradicar.
Enough to Go Around
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Three generations of an American family each stare down their demons and learn what it really means to live, die, and forgive. From the matriarch who immigrated years ago from Czechoslovakia, to her daughter dying of cancer, to her son’s wife struggling with bipolar, this story blends past and present, love and loss into everything about families that is complex and fallible – but also rewarding.
Wild Raspberries
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,530. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Callie MacCallum sews her first quilt after the death of her lover Jack Sebring, she doesn't realize she'll be drawn into a Sebring family battle between wife and daughter-in-law. She simply wants to fulfill her promise to Jack to visit their cabin in the West Virginia mountains, where their long love affair was safely hidden.
Van Gogh Only Sold One Painting in His Life--Did You Know That?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,160. Language: American English. Published: May 12, 2015 and represented by Andy Ross Agency. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nate Ritzo, an ardent young painter of the purist persuasion, and Egg Donner, whose art goes for splash, contend for success in the tumultious and often preposterous New York art scene. But art is as susceptible to the whims of fashion as restaurants or handbags, and neither Nate nor Egg has an easy time of it.