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The Labyrinth by Steven Arnett
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 113,020. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A romantic adventure wrapped in a thriller, The Labyrinth chronicles the strange life and death of John Jones, whose involvement in a murder when he was 15 years old shapes his whole life afterward. Four people read the manuscript he leaves behind and try to answer this question: Who really was John Jones?
We Dare Not Whisper by Jan Netolicky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Brick Mantel Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Set in rural Wisconsin, We Dare Not Whisper explores the toxic legacy of a self-destructive family. With hauntingly beautiful prose, Jan Netolicky illuminates the suffering of individuals with bipolar disorder and the unthinkable challenges facing those closest to them.
The Reluctant Groom and Other Historical Stories by Faith L. Justice
Series: A Raggedy Moon Books Collection. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,580. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dive into these stories of heroism, love and adventure. A panicked bachelor faces an arranged marriage. A Viking shield maiden explores a new world. A young Roman boy is torn between love for his ailing grandmother and duty to an empress. The award-winning author offers these stories and more as she brings to life men and women struggling to survive and thrive--the eternal human condition.
Three Nails by Micheal Maxwell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,430. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Three Nails is a rich, witty, smart slice of Americana. Although it opens with loss of life—Three Nails ends with aspiration—hope, heritage, and new life. Like a handful of stones thrown in a pond, the circles of life and memories are all interconnected to process grief. Relationships with a wife, children, colleagues at work and even the kids taught at school are all part of the gift of healing.
Stranger by Danilo Peshikan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,350. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
‘A stranger. A comet’s tail. A vision, resembling an improved version of Lord Byron’. An image sprouting from the depths of the author’s memory, serving him as a pinpoint in his search for the lost path in his life, of his destiny which had silently abandoned him somewhere on the long journey.
In Shadow: A Novel by Giselle Renarde
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Clover’s got two choices: remain an outcast in the small town where she’s lived her whole life, or move clear across the country like her prodigal stepbrother Mason. Clover is forever paying for her father’s sins at home, but leaving is unimaginable. When Mason comes home for their sister’s wedding, his presence reignites Clover’s past. Even in dreams, there’s no escaping a hungry shadow...
The Darkest Valley by Rick Dewhurst
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,250. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A pastor's wife with a deep secret is dying of cancer, his young aboriginal convert is in danger of being kidnapped and initiated into Longhouse spirit dancing rituals, and his congregation is firing him. In desperation, he recruits a local newspaper editor to publish the truth about the Longhouse. Along the way truth is put to the test, and when his wife's secret is revealed, so is their faith.
The Dream Shelf by Jeff Russell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,940. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Dream Shelf follows Sam Archer on a journey of hope, frustration, elation and shame as he struggles to uncover the secret of his father’s hidden past. Along the way it examines the basis of human motivation, asks whether doing the wrong thing can sometimes be the right thing to do and highlights lessons in sacrifice and integrity that one generation must pass on to the next.
Right of Way by Bethany Harvey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Jim lives in fear of his neighbors. His daughter Annie lives in fear of him. His wife Linda tries to protect them both. But when Jim's paranoia turns violent, how long can Linda cover for him without taking herself and Annie down with him?
Shadows of Invisible Dogs by Danilo Peshikan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,530. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In these stories, ‘not all we seek is the sky above or the road ahead… Everyone has their own wound. For some, it is their impoverished past. For others, humiliations they have experienced, for still others, simply illness or misfortune.'
Where the Rain Gets In by Adrian White
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
"Exceptionally well-written." (Martina Devlin, Irish Daily Star). Katie, a successful investment banker and media commentator, self-harms each morning before work. Nice Guy Mike - the only man she ever allowed get close to her - steps out of her past and back into her life, unearthing secrets and memories that long lay buried in the Arizona desert. The price we pay for the life we make.
The Haunted Garden by Deanna Madden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
What secrets lurk in the beautiful gardens of Briarwood? A woman exiled to a country house fears that her marriage may be falling apart as she tries to protect herself and two children who play in the gazebo from a sinister groundskeeper in this psychological ghost story.
Zaid: A Novel by Danielle Yvette
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Twenty-Four year old Zaid has just been released from prison and hopes to reunite with Amiah, the mother of his child. After a shocking event, Zaid's life is forever changed and he is faced with his most difficult challenge yet. Now, he must confront the trauma of his past in order to end the cycle of tragedy and violence, if he hopes to create a better future for his daughter.
Eye of a Needle: And Other Stories by Cornelia Fick
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,170. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eye of a Needle is robust, interesting and written with a compassionate eye; this latter point being its greatest strength. ‘Flying ants’ is a delicately observed story of emotional neglect and abuse; ‘Belinda’, a slice of life story in a small South African town. ‘Knit one’ solidifies the tone and major thematic of the collection, the decay and unseen emotional damage caused by inequality.
The Local Rag by Rod Raglin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,440. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
All Jim Mitchell wants to do is publish an honest newspaper. Print stories that serve the interest of the community with no slant, no bias, no spin, and make a modest living doing it? So why do people want to kill him for it?
One Moment in Time by Glenn Snyder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
After a violent accident, Jack Barrett had a new outlook on life. He took on adventures that made him one of the world's most admired people. With each step, Jack grew as a person and a leader; risking himself and his family to save others. In the end, Jack was about to die, or was he? Prepare yourself for a surprising ending that questions the nature between life and death, reality and dream.
Sonoran Ruminations by Gerald R. Stanek
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 53,680. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This short story collection set in the desert southwest features spiritual themes. What do terracotta suns have to do with racism? Is a little bliss worse than no bliss at all? Who is The Alchemist, the one turning things to gold, the one concocting elixirs, or the one seeking immortality?
Gotte Spake Musica by Miles Rothwell
Series: Musicscapes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Gotte Spake Musica has two sections - the first set in the fictional town of Tremka just after WWII. The second set in modern day Copenhagen. A gypsy boy is hospitalised and learns to play a traditional gypsy instrument. Years later his son forms a folk-metal band and between the two generations discovers a way to release traditional music and his heritage to modern audiences.
Extremus Terra by J.D. Stimpson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,200. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
As a tenuous truce among the peoples of Extremus Terra continues to border on a world war, Lucas Torinac is reluctantly allowed to begin his Quest, a passage into adulthood among his people. But as he attempts to navigate his way through an unforgiving world, Lucas begins to realize that even magic and the fantastic creatures he must face are not as threatening as the races of humanity itself.
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