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The Value of Men
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,040. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
With nowhere to go and no way to support himself during the Great Depression, Justyn Morrow joins a community of hobos riding the rails from coast to coast in search of a better tomorrow.
The Bones of a Season
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,110. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Set against the backdrop of Charleton Athletic's football fortunes, and a crime network that lurks on the horizon, Fergus Sharkey begins to uncover the answers to a musician’s murder as well as the layers of his decaying romance.
Remember For Me
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,930. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
When Clara Eros awakens with no memory, her questions are fundamental: who is she; and why is she here? The answer she receives is predetermined and singular: she has been recruited to fight a battle against the reign of darkness. But is Clara just a pawn in a much larger game?
The Miracle Adjuster
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 93,850. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The thing about the truth is; it doesn’t get out much...
Justice and Vengeance
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,670. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A marvelous work of historical re-creation, Justice and Vengeance is sure to fascinate anyone interested in crime drama, the Civil War and its aftermath, and the history of Virginia and the politics of the American South.
Fried Chicken, Jesus and Chocolate
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,860. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fried Chicken, Jesus and Chocolate is as much about storytelling as it is about style, and the ending is as magical and fantastical as some of the moments in Ishmael's life.
Black Butterfly
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,760. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Black Butterfly is a story of hope, perseverance, and destiny. It is a memoir of the events and memories that shaped Victoria McGrew's early life.
Whine & Cheese Cozy Mystery Series: Asiago and the Accomplice (Book 1)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,830. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Thirty-year-old Amalia Kis just opened a new bistro that specializes in selling mouth-watering platters of cheeses, salamis, artisan breads and wines. But when she’s greeted by the body of the local town hoarder hanging from the coat hooks at her bistro, she finds herself in the midst of an unsavory murder investigation.
Black Sails, Disco Inferno
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Fairy tales
Black Sails, Disco Inferno is a retelling of the classic medieval romance of Tristan and Isolde, turning things on their head by reversing the sex of the chief protagonists and placing them in a '70's pulp/noir world.
Swift Dam
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,200. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Swift Dam celebrates the native land and the Natives who survive as they have survived throughout time, perilously. It is the story of a veterinarian who attempts to sustain and nurture life on the land, his empathy with the living, and his sympathy for the dead and dying.
Unconscious Knowledge
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,750. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Those unfortunate enough to get in the way of their grandiose plans have unwittingly chosen to die: and to Syd and to Marcy, that’s just Unconscious Knowledge.
A Dandy Little Game
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Set in Chicago during World War II, Bill McCulloch's gritty narrative explores the vagaries of luck and love against a backdrop of class and religious prejudice, criminal menace, and Midwestern humor.
I Shot Bruce
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Conceived loosely on the untimely dismissal and subsequent life of Pete Best, the so-called 'fifth Beatle', Asunder's perspective and his ultimate commitment to retribution differs markedly from Ringo Starr's predecessor. Intelligent and intense, I Shot Bruce chronicles and dramatizes obsession to the point of self-destruction.
The Courage of Others
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,600. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
The true nature of each person is deeper than one’s skin, and the courage to confront depravity is often learned through the ‘courage of others’.
The X-Cure
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,090. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Will the cure for cancer become known? Not if Tando Pharmaceuticals has its way...
Eve's Folly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
If you’re brave enough to read the full wild-but-true story Fresh Cut, you’ll get all the humor and absurdity of Eve’s Folly plus moments of dark despair and shocking tragedy. Either way, you’re bound to be transformed by your adventure through this bizarre, colorful world.
The Butterfly Prison
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 116,790. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
​Raw, confronting and playful, The Butterfly Prison redefines criminals, heroes, and poverty.
Fresh Cut
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 99,170. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
The cycle of life as seen through the eyes of “Eve A. Floriste” is full of contradictions: beauty and decay, sensuality, violence, desire, and anguish. Haunted by memories of abuse, she expresses herself through passion, promiscuity, and even self-harm. Fresh Cut is the true story of a wild young woman with a dark past who finds refuge in the colorful world of the floral industry.
Madame Lune
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 83,030. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
To foil a killer Madame Lune must walk in his shoes, enter his evil mind, and eventually learn to kill...
Two is for You
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two is for You follows an extremely handsome and young software developer’s rise to prominence after inventing the world’s first automated answering service. There’s just one problem: Marco Salazar forgot to include numero dos for Español.
Celestial Land and Sea
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 60,660. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A whimsical fantasy that reveals the gateway to our recurring challenges and our transcendent triumphs…
Game of Chance
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,710. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Nothing foreshadows the shambles into which the lives of four women of very diverse ages and backgrounds are thrown when their husbands’ chartered plane vanishes in the Amazon jungle. Stunned by the disappearance, the wives band together, attempting to track the men on their catastrophic trip and discover whether they are dead or alive.
Reel Roy Reviews: Vol. 2, Keep 'Em Coming
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 55,520. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In his latest book Roy reviews Sting's new musical "The Last Ship", offers musings on shows by Lady Gaga, Cher, Randy Newman, and Katy Perry; and has written one of the snarkiest pieces you will ever read about a "Transformers" film!
Twin Oaks
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 59,010. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Melissa Palmer’s deft prose casts a shadow over suburban society and exposes the darker aspects of personality that hide behind the superficial light of façade.
Paloma Negra
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 78,360. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
From Pushcart Prize and Golden Palm winner Miha Mazzini comes the charming and unlikely story of an imitation Mariachi band in 1950s Communist Yugoslavia.
Bent
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
A memoir in her most personal voice, Teri Louise Kelly tells us what it is like to be born in the wrong body. A surreal, courageous, and compelling account of one person's realization, transition and reemergence, you will not soon forget Bent.
Passion Fruit
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 98,580. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Passion Fruit explores the personal and social lives of ex-pat wives following their husbands along the path of international business: the challenges are momentous, and the consequences of bad decisions are life-changing.
The Faith
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 58,050. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ella Taylor is faced with the greatest challenge of her life: staying off cocaine, the drug that could kill her. Temptation is all around, and her will power is under constant assault by cravings that will not cease. Ella’s faith in others is unconditional, but is her faith in herself great enough to overcome her addiction and choose life over death? It all comes down to The Faith…
One to a Million
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 72,940. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Can Charlie rise to Fat Dave’s challenge to turn a one pound coin into one million pounds? Or is there an even greater prize waiting for him on the Las Vegas Strip? You make the odds…
Witch Ball
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 45,480. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Witch Ball asks us to be careful who we deify, and who we vilify.
Reel Roy Reviews, Vol. 1: Keepin' It Real
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Reel Roy Reviews, Vol. 1: Keepin' It Real is a compilation of essays composed in tribute to (and sometimes frustration with) the art-form known as "cinema" —with a few theatre, music, and concert analyses thrown in for good measure.
As a Thief in the Night
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,110. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. Only an act of shameful impiety offers Ezra Mignon escape and eventual salvation. But can he betray, and even murder, the God that his community worships? And can he live with the divine blood on his hands?
More Secrets of an Old Typewriter: Misunderstood Gargoyles and Overrated Angels
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Misunderstood Gargoyles & Overrated Angels celebrates the underdogs and the unappreciated among us... and sets its sights on the hypocritical and the hyped among us as well.
Orgasmo
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,380. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Orgasmo is author Donald O'Donovan's autobiographical account of a long ignored writer's vow to never write again. But, alas, the vow is as destined to failure as O'Donovan's puckish alter-ego is to literary obscurity.
Mameluke Bath
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,070. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A fantastical world so frighteningly real you know it already exists, Mameluke Bath examines modern-day ‘multicultural’ Britain and the barely thinkable strategies of psychological survival that are undertaken by some of its more stigmatised aliens.
The Woman Who Lost China
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,460. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Epic, tender, brutal. THE WOMAN WHO LOST CHINA by Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang is a historical novel about China that deals with little people at the mercy of forces greater than themselves.
Framed: A Historical Novel about the Revolt of the Luddites
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,170. Language: British English. Published: March 5, 2013 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
With all the excitement of Sharpe (Bernard Cornwell), as well as the social commentary of Elizabeth Gaskell and Victor Hugo, Framed dramatises the issues of a turbulent time and champions the resistance of poverty-stricken workers. If you liked Les Miserables, then you’ll love Framed!
Thoughts of Maria
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,000. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Gerry Thorley decides to marry a mail-order bride, trouble is lurking just around the corner as Gerry’s son Callum feeds the fires of an escalating sexual obsession with his father’s new bride, and his ex-wife Rachel resolves to see the marriage fail.
A Week with Fiona Wonder: A Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,960. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sixteen-year-old Mercy Swimmer's world turns upside down when she wins a contest in a magazine to spend a week with a movie star.
Happy Ending
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Every Happy Ending implies a not-so-happy beginning, and David Rat's story—from a groundbreaking career as the drummer of the 'Noise-Rock' cult band Rat At Rat R to a devastating addiction to heroin—follows a path from soaring heights (and highs) to the hellish basement of desperate addiction (the lowest of all possible lows).
Highway
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Highway is the road trip you always imagined but never took; mile after mile is marked with candid observations, outlandish circumstances and insights that define the American experience.
Secrets of an Old Typewriter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,900. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 by Open Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The written accounts of the life of a ‘smart and sassy small town girl’ are as urbane as those of any city dweller. From ’50s and ’60s nostalgia to modern-day values, and from the drama and insight of America’s great books and motion pictures to politics, religion and animal rights, Susie Duncan Sexton’s ‘secrets’ always hit the mark with unexpected candor and a unique perspective.
Necropsy In E Minor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,720. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Necropsy in E Minor is the tale of a young college professor who sits down to write what he calls a “memoir,” but which really only records the past six months of his life (with numerous digressions), and ends, with the last line, after a richly devastating encounter, at the moment of writing.
Tarantula Woman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,450. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
Not since Charles Bukowski's Factotum has a transgressive autobiographical novel touched upon with such rawness the everyday realities of a modern-day American desperado.
The Virtual Life of Fizzy Oceans
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,930. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2011 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Fizzy Oceans lives, works and travels in the virtual world where the dead are very much alive, places like ancient Babylon have been reconstructed, and with the click of a button—WHOOSH!—one is transported throughout the Ages to events and destinations that make up our human history.
Curtain Call: A Metaphorical Memoir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,210. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Stalking academia, re-ordering double prints and rewriting the autobiography of Buster Keaton, Clinton's hapless and sophomoric intellectual narrator offers his poignant and funny insights on modern-day culture in a series of slapstick misadventures.
Simple Intent
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,010. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When two legal interns uncover the case of a drug dealer wrongly convicted of murder, their simple intent is to free an innocent man and bring the guilty to justice, however their effort is complicated by a crooked cop, a mobster, his ambitious attorney and a secret alliance.
The Sugarhouse: A Novella (plus four novel excerpts)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,490. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A charming and sentimental trip back to a world of homespun characters, fertile fishing ponds, innocent love, and, at the center of it all, Cooperstown, New York's much-loved house of ill repute, the Sugarhouse. Excerpts from four novels by Donald O’Donovan accompany THE SUGARHOUSE, including ORGASMO, NIGHT TRAIN, CONFESSIONS OF A BEDBUG HAULER and TARANTULA WOMAN.
Xenos: A Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2010 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sometimes the only way to find yourself is to leave behind everything you've ever known... and become a stranger.
American Blow Job: A Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,610. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2010 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With neither mercy nor apology, AMERICAN BLOW JOB penetrates to the core of America's now vacuous soul and exposes Lady Liberty for the paramour that in fact she has become in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
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