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The Stones Speak
By Nancy King
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,390. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Secrets that won't go away. Truths not faced. The Stones Speak is a novel about what it takes to find a true home within oneself.
This is the Only Truth & Other Stories
By Raja Sharma
Series: Novels and Stories, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,780. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Remembering something, suddenly, she opened her shoulder bag and pulled an old letter out. It was on the verge of disintegration, almost torn to pieces at the folds. She unfolded the letter very carefully and began to read. She did not count how many times she had already read the letter in the moments of loneliness and seclusion.
B-Sides and Broken Hearts
By Caryn Rose
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,340. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.42 from 12 reviews)
Lisa Simon, age 37, still loves loud punk rock and hates Dave Matthews with an all-consuming passion. April 15, 2001 should have been just another Sunday night. But a news headline landing in Lisa’s email inbox changes everything: “Joey Ramone is dead.”
Jesters' Dance
By R Bruce Walker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,580. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: 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.
Monkey: An Indian Tale
By Jules Okapi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011 by White Sun Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tugli lives happily in a metal box on a friendly street where vendors hawk wares and a Buddhist stupa sits at his back. Everything pretty much goes the same way for a long time, until one day, the pickle lady stops delivering the pickles. After that, a disgruntled monkey, a three-legged dog and a kindly old woman pretty much disrupt the course of Tugli’s life forever...
Amrapali A Historical Saga of Love & Renunciation
By Raja Sharma
Series: Novels and Stories, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,030. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In ancient India, during the time of Lord Buddha, Vaishali was a flourishing democracy. Amrapali of Vaishali democracy was the most beautiful woman of the world. She is the all time best. She is the only woman in the history who had been forced to prostitution by state order.
Notes Towards a Fatalist Theory of Decapitation
By Benjamin Chambers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This quirky, brief historical fiction retells the life of Major-General Charles "Chinese" Gordon -- best-known for stubbornly ignoring orders and dying at Khartoum in 1885 in a quixotic effort to resist Muslim rebels. A charismatic religious crank and do-gooder, Gordon gained distinction leading the Ever Victorious Army against Christ's Younger Brother in China during the Taiping Rebellion.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young God
By Stephen Goldin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
So what if you can make stars explode or change the orbits of elemental electrons. Big deal! It may all be very pretty, but is it Art?.
Birds of Paradise
By Stephanie Blackman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,540. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When trucker Joe-Mack picks up a runaway in Vegas and drops him in Hollywood, he offers to help him if the need arises. When the call comes, Joe-Mack becomes embroiled in Freddie’s life along with Starlet, the homeless girl who desires stardom. The three have in common a search for love and a place to belong.
Penelope Prim: A Novella
By Robert Scott Leyse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A tale of propriety, dogged pursuit, and a dangerous double life.
Chroniques de Galadrie, tome 2 : la vengeance du clan Arthas
By Pauline Sarélot-Le Floc'h
Series: Chroniques de Galadrie. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,560. Language: French. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Un an après leur mariage, Tarek est contraint de s'absenter pour une importante mission, laissant Yola sans explications. Lorsqu'elle comprend qu'il se trouve probablement dans un situation périlleuse, la princesse décide de tout faire pour retrouver son mari. Mais elle va découvrir avec stupeur que la seule personne à même de lui fournir des informations est un certain Dayann Arthas...
Skin Song
By Melissa Yuan-Innes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"[A] medical student who is anything but ordinary... Kyla has a strange gift: she can hear skin songs. To her, a person's skin has a song and each person sounds differently. On arriving at med school she finds herself in a quandary: does the skin song continue after death? Mixing mystery in with sheer humanity and splendid characterization, Yuan-Innes's story is a delight." -Alicia Curtis
PUNAHOU BLUES, a Hawaiian Novel
By Kirby Wright
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Growing up in Honolulu isn't all it's cracked up to be for Jeffrey Gill. After he gets into prestigious Punahou School, his rite of passage includes losing the babe of his dreams to a creep, surviving Killahaole Day, and getting pushed around by the school bully.
The Great Teeth of the Young Lions
By Mark Squires
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,430. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
Haunted by a student suicide, the sports-hating English teacher Mr. Batty tries to coach a rowdy junior high track team with raw talent. But as students vandalize his mailbox at night, Batty’s troubles multiply when a fist-swinging mentally-disabled boy named Cage joins the team and threatens Batty’s chance to win the championship track meet and justify his otherwise failed life.
To the Left of the Microwave
By Lisa De Niscia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,570. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The eclectic characters in this collection of ten tales contend with the classic, American quest after freedom. The women in these stories grapple with greed in 1980s New York, tangle with an Indiana abortion clinic surrounded by protesters, and succumb to a wacky adventure with a scientist who thinks he’s losing his mind in California.
The Strike
By Anand Mahadevan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in 1980s India, The Strike follows twelve-year-old Hari as he tries to make sense of his tumultous and complex world of Brahmanical rituals, silver screen love, and seedy politics in Tamil Nadu. Matters come to a head when MGR dies and Hari is trapped in a train strike.
Please Stop Breathing
By Austen Szott
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
No, I don’t know when you’ll die, when you’ve died, or why I don’t know—I should—I owed that much to you, to know death better to give you comfort in it—to know brightly when you’re here, to dig my fingers like forever into your neck—to know easily when you’re gone, to dig my fingers into mine— To cover you and carry you away.
Moondrops & Thistles
By LK Hunsaker
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 156,730. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Daws is a stalwart soldier entrenched in his work. Deanna is a fiery spirit on a mission. Love. Honor. Trust. Sacrifice.
Whitecaps: a short story
By Thea Atkinson
Price: Free! Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
First memories are evocative, but so too are the last. George mourns his daughter three days after he lost her, and struggles with memories from his past as he tries to make sense of death. Whitecaps is a short story in the Deadly Catches collection of 4 short stories about the sea.
The Ashes of Her Shelter
By Deirdre Maultsaid
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Ashes of Her Shelter is a lyrical novel, with "home" as a strong motif, about the bond between sisters, told from the unreliable viewpoint of an activist, Christine, who loves with a twisted loyalty her conventional sister Leigh-Anne. Christine by accident leads Leigh-Anne into danger and fails to protect her from bad relationships with men. The novel shows the West Coast in the 70s and 80s.