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I Remember You: A Ruby's Place Novelby Holly Schindler
At Ruby's Place, the “spirits” are not confined to the dusty liquors behind the old bar. Ghosts of true love are still alive and well behind the neon sign, and reunions of the heart are a specialty served on the house. But will Rob and Geena ever believe such magic exists?
Miscellanyby Andrew Lamont
Miscellany comprises several short stories ranging in genre from ghost and paranormal, to fantasy, to crime and thriller. This collection takes you North America, to Scotland, to places out of this world. Originally titled 'Void', these stories explore loss in its various forms and the darkness of the human heart, as well as investigating revenge and how it affects people's lives. A rural castle in Scotland haunted by a homicidal, rage-crazed demon, a small town in North America that has its tranquillity shattered by a blood-soaked woman running out of a forest, a seemingly idyllic town in England tainted by murder. Miscellany is not a collection to miss.
Coffee and Vodka: A Nordic Family Dramaby Helena Halme
Eeva is a child when her dysfunctional family relocates from Finland to Sweden. The adult Eeva has to face up to old family secrets when she returns to the country of her birth for the first time thirty years later.
The Young Heartby Helena Halme
He fell for her at first sight. But at only fourteen, is she too young for him? If you like an honest and intimate true love story, you will love ‘The Finnish Lolita’ by Helena Halme. Pick up THE YOUNG HEART to discover this bittersweet Nordic contemporary fiction series today!
The Madness of Griefby Panayotis Cacoyannis
July 1969. While men are walking on the moon, life in London for sixteen-year-old Jane takes unexpected turns. On the point of falling in love with her best friend Karl, she discovers that there's more to her father's spectacular girlfriend than at first meets the eye. In the sweltering heat of a fast-moving evening, other revelations quickly follow, reconciling Jane with her father but also reopening wounds from the past, laying bare raw emotions kept suppressed for too long. And as the evening draws to a close, the night's drama has only just begun, unfolding in a sequence of violent events that threaten to have lasting repercussions for Jane and the people she loves... Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018
For the Love of Wolvesby David Swykert
Maggie finds evidence of what she perceives is a wolf living in the back of her yard and believes the wolf has returned to bring joy and purpose back into her lonely life which has become routine and meaningless. Maggie vows to protect this imaginary wolf from the son of the bounty hunter, Jackie Lemieux, who also shoots wolves for their bounty. Protecting her imaginary wolf is a promise Maggie has made to herself even if it means killing Jackie Lemieux.
Margaret Leavingby Rosemary Hayward
An Indiebragg B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree and a Wishing Shelf Book Awards Red Ribbon Winner, Margaret Leaving tells the story of Jenny North’s search for the truth about her stepmother. One Friday in June, 1967, Margaret leaves home without explanation. Jenny spends the next fifteen years attempting to untangle the web of family secrets that take her back into her stepmother’s past, although a lot of the time she wishes she could escape Margaret altogether. As Jenny struggles with her stepmother’s history she is forced to come to terms with her own complicated present. With a mystery plot, a historical setting and an engrossing story, Margaret Leaving explores the meaning of family, the consequences of changes in sexual mores and the impossibility of ever fully knowing what happened in the past.
Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Storiesby Audrey Kalman
Jody catalogues her parental failures as she worries whether her ballet-crazed teen daughter will make it onto the stage. C.J. adopts his dead grandmother’s dog, risking eviction but opening himself to the possibility of love. Judy begins a secret life as an erotica writer. Jake’s Bar Mitvah preparations reveal tensions that threaten to split his family. The women, men, children, dogs, and cats in these stories fight their worst impulses, circle each other warily, and occasionally connect. They struggle to make sense of the world and their place in it, with results sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, and always relatable in this collection of short fiction from novelist Audrey Kalman.
Chasing the Blue Skyby Will Lowrey
A READER’S FAVORITE 5-STAR WINNER: When life with his loving family takes a sudden turn, Toby finds himself fighting to survive in the unforgiving world of the county animal shelter. But he's not alone - a motley cast of homeless dogs and a devoted pair of shelter workers will give anything to make sure he makes it out alive. Chasing the Blue Sky is the compelling, emotional story of one dog’s journey to find his place in the great big world. Readers have described it as ''Beautiful,'' ''Brilliant,'' ''Poignant,'' ''Powerful,'' and ''Gripping.''
Sara Barefieldby Marian D. Schwartz
Pregnant and alone at the age of forty, with meager savings and no prospect of help from anyone, Sara Barefield wants this baby more than she has ever wanted anything. She figures that she was born poor and had pulled herself up so she can pull herself up again. But the poverty she plunges into after she has the baby is beyond anything she had expected. Somehow she must get out of this trap.
Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Lawby Michelle Granas
Cordelia is disabled and painfully shy but none of that matters when a stranger needs her help. Shaken out of a routine that centers on caring for her odd family in Warsaw — her father is an academic with no life skills, her brother never leaves the villa, and her mother has dementia — she is forced to act. Zaremba, a wealthy businessman, is fleeing arrest when he stops to save her father’s life. He claims to be innocent and wants a favor as he seeks to turn the tables on the authorities. Cordelia is grateful but wary. Is he truly being persecuted or is he deceiving her? Her reluctant agreement to aid him plunges her into new realms of emotion. It is when he disappears, however, that she must gather all her courage and pursue the truth. Touching on human rights issues and real events in Europe, this is a heartwarming love story and an Amazon bestseller. Free for Kindle Unlimited members.
The Fortune Teller and Other Short Worksby Nanette L. Avery
Original short stories with a tinge of mystery An imaginative and wide-ranging collection of over 30 short works from a woman's point of view. Created with skillfully crafted techniques, Avery offers readers wry humor, surprise endings, strange encounters, and ''that's cool'' in her latest book, The Fortune Teller and Other Short Works.
The Carnival, The Cross, and the Burning Desertby Gary George
It’s June of 1964, and thing are getting crazy in Smoke Tree, the dusty Mojave Desert town on the banks of the Colorado River, hard by Highway 66, and the Santa Fe Rail Line. Captain Carlos Caballo, commander of the Smoke Tree Substation of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, polices an area larger than many states. He is dealing simultaneously with a joint Army-Air Force exercise that has flung 100,000 military personnel across his area, a carnival with a borderline-obscene girlie show, the sudden appearance of an itinerant revival preacher, and two guys who are planning to cut a car out of a moving train and steal the cargo. Added to that, the Mafia has shown up. Life is getting complicated and very dangerous for the man everyone in the Lower Colorado River Basin knows simply as ‘Horse.’
Literature®by Guillermo Stitch
''Will keep readers turning pages.'' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ''A tour de force.'' INTERZONE ''One of the cleverest stories I’ve read this year. It’s whip-smart, well-paced, deeply satirical and dappled with just enough dark and light to keep the reader riveted.'' ANNE CUNNINGHAM (IRISH INDEPENDENT, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, IRISH TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES) ''Amazing. A nomination for our Novel of the Year award. Captivating and timely, with a perfect bittersweet ending.'' UNDERGROUND BOOK REVIEWS ''The best new work of speculative fiction I have read since the 20th Century...laced with enough scalpel-sharp wit and dark humour that you'll never notice the satire sliding into your awareness until it's too late to feel any real discomfort.'' SFF CHRONICLES ''Brave New World meets 1984 in this Big Brother masterpiece.'' KRISTI ELIZABETH, SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW
A Ghost of an Ideaby Steve Bivans
Dickens, Defoe, and the Origin of A Christmas Carol. On the 175th Anniversary of the first printing, join bestselling author Steve Bivans on a 30 year mystery to uncover the origins of Dickens’s wonderful story. Discover the long-lost, forgotten source of Jacob Marley, and what Dickens called his ''Ghost of an Idea.'' You’re not gonna believe what was lost and how it was found. It’s a detective story, and a ghost story, complete with strange coincidences, synchronicities, Irish tales of terror, hauntings, friendly demons, library angels, and wandering, tortured spirits!
Chasing the Blue Skyby Will Lowrey
A READER’S FAVORITE 5-STAR WINNER: When life with his loving family takes a sudden turn, Toby finds himself fighting to survive in the unforgiving world of the county animal shelter. But he's not alone - a motley cast of homeless dogs and a devoted pair of shelter workers will give anything to make sure he makes it out alive. Chasing the Blue Sky is the compelling, emotional story of one dog’s journey to find his place in the great big world. Readers have described it as “Beautiful,” “Brilliant,” “Poignant,” “Powerful,” and “Gripping.”
Toff Chavby Miles Hadley
The young Archie Hodgkin-Smith is a quintessential British Toff. From the stately environs of Risely, he is determined to launch his photographic career. His hedonist lifestyle changes suddenly when he meets the liberal and progressive Polly Raynard. But will this truly change him? Or will he remain the unabashed snob that he always was? Enter Gary Brown, the archetypal Chav, forced to confront the harsh realities of his own life on an inner London council estate. Will history prove to be his own salvation? Or will the grim reality of his life ultimately prove to be his undoing? Rich and poor. Toff and Chav. Join Archie and Gary as their words collide in a telling account of social disparity in the United Kingdom.
The Measurements of Decayby K. K. Edin
Winner of the 2018 NYC Big Book Award as Distinguished Favorite in Science Fiction Three lives intertwine across space and time. A defeated renegade wasting his days on a starship headed for disaster. A girl who travels through Bolshevik Russia, Medieval Norway and 1950's America. A broken philosopher maddening himself trying to save humanities and solve the mysteries of life. This is a science fiction epic spanning centuries.
This book contains scenes of: sexual violence
Maggie Elizabeth Harrington: I Live in Two Worldsby D.J. Swykert
Central Mine is now a ghost town on the remote Keweenaw Peninsula in western upper Michigan, but when Maggie Harrington and Tommie Stetter roamed its nameless streets it was a thriving Cornish mining community with the Central Mine Methodist Church at the center of its social fabric. Young Maggie is a free spirited young woman whose idealism often brings her into conflict with the strict teachings of Reverend White and her stern father as she looks for answers to feeling unwanted and unloved. This historical story of a young woman's struggle with environmental and moral issues concerning the slaughter of wolves, and the church's condemnation of her love for a young man, are as real in today's global world as they were for young Maggie over a century ago.
The Pool Boy's Beatitudeby DJ Swykert
The Pool Boy’s Beatitude convincingly portrays a life of romance, addiction, and entropy, filled with the temptations of drink, drugs, and sex, broken with the miseries of ruined relationships, and balanced on the needle of false hope. Somehow through it, all the story is hopeful, positive, humorous and oddly enticing. The question is not so much will Jack survive as how will he survive, because surely, behind all this science, there has to be a truth worth living for. A thinking readers romance novel, The Pool Boy’s Beatitude creates a character you long to hate and makes you love him.
Thoughts That Bring Us Closerby Mihai Brinas
Thoughts That Bring Us Closer is a collection of poems that talks about positive thinking, love, life, happiness and sometimes sadness. After you have read this collection, you will gladly relive old feelings or you will be astonished to discover new ones. Old and new poems. The old poems have already been published in Invitation to Poetry, Alignment of Thoughts and Crossroads. The new poems are written in the same intriguing and challenging style that characterizes the author.
The Complaisant Lover Part Oneby Ju Ephraime
Warren Melbourne had never before met a woman who turns him inside out like Cassandra Corwin. Every time he hears her voice or is within touching distance of her, he finds himself wanting to do all sorts of things with her. He knows damn well, he shouldn't be thinking of her that way; after all, she is married and out of bounds to him, or is she?... out of bounds or even married?...
Red Mountainby Boo Walker
With its astounding beauty, cult vineyards, and Bohemian culture, Red Mountain attracts characters so colorful each of them is worthy of their own memoir. Some have come to hide; some have come to start a new life; some are looking for love. These beautifully diverse inhabitants will proudly tell you that Red Mountain, like a tiny island, is a place where everyone knows each other and goes out of their way for each other. But sometimes, these same bigger-than-life characters collide, causing problems that can tear lives apart.