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The Veranda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The Veranda is a beautifully crafted view of a complicated life from the vantage point of middle age. A woman has hunkered down in a modest retreat that's perched on a hillside in the Central American jungle. Fortified by her unshakable belief that all complexity can be understood if one thinks and writes enough about it, she spends every day on her veranda striving to gain perspective on the hodg
Branches - Three Stories About Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
BRANCHES contains three short stories about family relationships by award winning author Joel Arnold; 'Korean Mother is Dying' 'A Hand to Hold' and ''Jump!' the Water Master Cried'. While mostly known for his horror and suspense, here author Joel Arnold presents a trio of emotionally charged literary shorts that just may leave you crying, cheering, or both.
Light the Fuse
Price: Free! Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
There comes a time when we must question where we find ourselves. Not every truth is known and not all decisions are just. We work with what we have when we have it. Walt is experiencing a grievous loss; John smells blood in the water. Each of them decide the time has come to embrace change. Find out what brought them to the point of no return.
Acoustic Fishes
Price: Free! Words: 33,020. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After a young Noah Spence survives a tragic car accident, he is left with a condition: he can never fall asleep. Set in Illinois, beautiful Elizabeth and Noah go through the hardships of junior high school: unpopularity and bullying. They meet as adults in New York City madly in love. But can the two lovers break their silence and confess their love for each other?
Blue City: A Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012 by Vauk House Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Recovering from a life-altering tragedy, Greg - bright, formerly-ambitious - has grown to accept life’s little curveballs. Then a mysterious, half-mad, figure crosses his path. The pair become inextricably bound, sending Greg on a nocturnal comic quest to recover something the madman has taken from him, something that truly does still matter - even if it means facing the phantoms of his past.
The Yellow Umbrella
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
“Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.”
Dante's "Purgatory": A Retelling in Prose
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,360. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Educational
This is a retelling in prose of Dante's "Purgatory," the second part of his "Divine Comedy." In this volume, Dante the Pilgrim climbs the Mountain of Purgatory with his guide, the Roman epic poet Virgil. Dante purges the seven deadly sins, and at the top of the mountain he finds the Forest of Eden, aka the Garden of Eden. Finally, he sees Beatrice for the first time after her death.
The God Gene
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,590. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Winner 2013 National Indie Excellence Award. The Ten Commandments written in the genetic code? Scientist Rosalind Evans thinks it’s a hoax, but when her secret discovery leaks and goes viral, public reaction is intense. To some, it’s a miracle, to others, a myth. But to a group of religious and political elites, the God Gene is a dangerous public delusion that threatens their very existence.
Redemption on the River
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 142,700. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Silas Jacobson pulled a trigger, killed his father, and left home with his guilt. Months later he’s face down in Memphis mud, trying to forget the girl who betrayed him. He staggers to his feet, but finds that she's deceived him all along. He'll risk his neck for her—he owes her that much—but love is no longer possible. Redemption comes down to his conscience, two women, and a poker game.
Briarwood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A community wakes to find power has ceased, cellphone are mute, and the radio plays only an empty growl. Doom approaches. A doom that is as sudden as it is mysterious. A doom that seems plausible and imminent to Americans who find themselves inhabiting lives they never anticipated in an empire that doesn’t resemble the futures they were promised in more hopeful days.
Retreat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 870. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A friend retreats...should I follow? I lifelong friends loses his soul mate to cancer, and decides to retreat. Or does he?
Pig
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A vegan career woman has it ALL under control until her food begins begging for its life. If she ever hopes to eat again she'll have to dig deep for answers...
Border Lines: Short Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,400. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012 by doirepress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Border Lines introduces us to characters who are vivid, yet understated. This polarity makes them compelling. Most notable is Ian, the link throughout the collection, often in discordance with himself and the world around him. From his early years, Ian struggles with issues of self-doubt and disappointment, though ultimately his quest for self-discovery moves him forward on a path to understanding
Chasing Secrets
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
During the summer of 1937, in rural Alabama, 14-year-old Emma Munn had no idea that the events of one morning would change her life forever. She never dreamed that her father would commit suicide and leave a secret inside a written letter. A letter Emma is determined to find and her mother is determined to keep hidden.
Left Turn at Cloud 9
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,790. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Still stinging from an unhappy divorce, Emma can only dream of soaring to new heights, until an unexpected package arrives on her doorstep. How does a confirmed recluse juggle attractive men, priceless Russian jewels, ageless relatives, angry fathers, and tea that has rather… curious properties? What would you do if you inherited a century's worth of mysteries?
Jazz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,800. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
A heartbreaking portrayal of ambition, treachery, and deception, Jazz tells the story of Chris Sommers, an aspiring writer from New York, who travels to Paris in the hopes of meeting Amber, a mysterious and beautiful woman he has always been irresistibly drawn to.
Thicke & Thin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Thicke & Thin is a darkly comic novel about friendship and sacrifice. Within the frenetic world of an upstart public company, executive titles often mask an underlying incompetence and corruption. Amid the struggle, a burnt out CFO is faced with making the ultimate choice: resign in disgrace or watch his friend be sacked. Courage and loyalty were never his strong suits. How will he choose?
Daughter of a One-Armed Man
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 89,660. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
After Jackson spends one night with Mari, he’ll do anything to find her again. He follows her up the coast of California and a polar bear drives the taxi. Into the forest and through frozen mountains, he talks to God and creatures of faerie alike but the final confrontation is with the wood nymph who is Mari’s mother and the father who gave up his arm for the love of his life.
Rainy Pavements
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 43,120. Language: British English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Short stories - Fireworks that won't light, a Christmas afternoon burglary, kindness that creates more problems, an April evening turning murderous - everything here is switched about. An Easter-Egg factory goes on strike, a couple teeter on separation in romantic Paris, a painting becomes menacing - surfaces are broken and deeper truths emerge.
Divine encyclopedia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,870. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
О чем беззвучно говорим все время. Вот эта область. Этот круг забот. «Кого касаются проблемы смерти». Что мы увидим - «начавши все же двигаться туда». Какой сюжет стоит там непрерывно.