Propertius Press

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Provocative, engaging literature for the discerning reader who enjoys discourse. These are books you'll talk about, share, and read multiple times. Propertius prints for the ages... for the love of books.

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The Bread and Circus Society
Pre-release—available December 31, 2018. Price: $7.99 USD. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
As the austerity measures set by the IMF begin to take effect, life for the average citizen in the western world becomes unbearable. Upon realizing this, the elite of the world come together to invest in an untested chip called the "serf-gene," that can transform the average person into a happy citizen in spite of the fact that their quality of life is shrinking right before their eyes.
Eye Exams: A Book of Epigrams.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,950. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018 by Propertius Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Epigrams can be stabs at thought, sudden insights, or summations of a life. The fact that they don’t parade in the best dress gives freedom to all types of garb; even so, occasional nakedness is exposed. Ultimately writing epigrams exposes the reader as well as the writer, and by extension all human nature -- broadening our observations of the species. The sole object is understanding.
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,810. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2018 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
A small group of soldiers enters Vassar College, courtesy of the GI Bill, and each attempts to settle into civilian life. A clash of cultures combined with readjustment battles amid the creative intellectual world of academics during the beginnings of the McCarthy era makes for an engaging story, as these good men are forced to examine long-held beliefs of freedom, patriotism, and service.
Parade of Shades
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 95,040. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Coming of age
For the better part of her young life, Karen Baker reacts to people who either praise or resent her tawny complexion. When her mother abandons the family, she is left to help raise her younger siblings with a father who unfortunately is absent even when he is at home. A Big Sisters mentor briefly steps into her life, and positive change begins. However Karen quickly learns everything has a price.
Lucky Southern Women
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 121,000. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
The rural landscape entwines around the lives and loves of two strong, yet troubled women, a beautiful contrast to the beliefs they absorbed as children. Only in moving beyond the past can they forge a way ahead not only for themselves, but for their loved ones. In so doing, each finds something vital that will give them the power and resilience they need to meet the greatest challenge of all.
The Blues, Mary
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,980. Language: British English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » Urban
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
An aspiring yet disenchanted Northern Irish journalist finds himself in New York where he discovers the interdependency of creation, craft and audience. Through a reflective narrative circling his daily life, a relationship with a woman named Mary, and an assignment of interviews with a rock'n'roll band, he learns that the key to understanding himself is realising where he really wants to be.


Metamorphosis: An Anthology
Pre-release—available December 31, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
In this collection, 17 stories chronicle deep metamorphosis, where by a lesson, a journey, discoveries, the confluence of ideas, an accident or some other more esoteric circumstances, we become more attuned to the connections - and distances - between the inner and outer worlds than perhaps we were at the beginning. We grow wings, take flight, and start all over again.

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Propertius Press' favorite authors on Smashwords

Archie Taylor
Latest book: A Dying Breed: Insights Into The African American Question. Published May 5, 2015. (5.00 from 1 review)
Dakotah Henderson
Latest book: Life's Beauties. Published April 16, 2014. (5.00 from 3 reviews)
Howard Winn
Latest book: Acropolis. Published February 12, 2018.
Jewel Hopson
Latest book: Parade of Shades. Published October 18, 2017.
KJ Hannah Greenberg
Latest book: Concatenation. Published January 8, 2018.
Matt Dean
Latest book: The Wide Night Sky. Published May 4, 2015. (5.00 from 3 reviews)
Sarah Kay
Latest book: The Blues, Mary. Published August 5, 2012. (4.75 from 4 reviews)