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Book: The Irishman&Other Stories by Stephen Hazlett
Stories of people and family, of the lives, loves and tragedies of these Irish and Scots in America, and of their sons and grandchildren. "The Irishman," a man with a youthful secret left behind in the auld sod of Ireland, the secret discovered by his son who chases the truth of it back to the old country. "My Father's Son," a boy who finds himself growing into the man who was his difficult [...]
 
Book: Petty Offenses and Crimes of the Heart by Mitchell Waldman
PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART includes stories of ordinary people engaged in ordinary lives until betrayals, accidents, and misfortune put the puzzles of their weak choices and unfair chance into stark relief, leaving them with a kind of clarity they may have been happier not to have. Threads of danger and emotional trauma run through the fourteen stories in this collection. In crime, [...]
 
Book: Anomaly - a literary mainstream novel by Thea Atkinson
J is about to relapse. So is his neighbor. And that might save them both. J doesn't need rehab. He's well clean of the hard stuff, the soft stuff, and the things in between that helped him bury his fear that he isn't entirely comfortable in his own skin. A group of thugs think otherwise. They want to beat the freak out of him. J is left to brood at home while the newborn next door wails through [...]
 
Book: Echoes of Clara Avenue by Edward Farber
Take a stroll along an old, decaying, city neighborhood with its now-empty, silent hulks and imagine the people who lived there through the years. That is precisely what author Edward Farber does in his new collection of short stories, Echoes of Clara Avenue. In the collection are stories that appeared previously in literary magazines, an indication that these are not stories by a novice but by a [...]
 
Book: Margo - A Blue Harbor Novel by Molly Dillon
After her husband dies, leaving her a widow at forty-five, Margo Blair finds herself a victim of his lies and innuendos. Starting over, she sells her home and all her possessions to return to the town where she once lived as a teenager. In this quaint, seaside village, she befriends her lively neighbor, an endearing woman of eighty, who exudes energy and fun. The friendship leads to the making of [...]
 
Book: Forget Me Not by Terri Molina
Thirteen murders. Six years. One connection. Romance novelist Casey Martinez thought changing her name would help her escape the pain of her past but when she receives photographs of a grisly murder, it becomes evident that a killer is stalking her. Over the past six years, women who share an eerie similarity to Casey have been found raped and mutilated each with the remains of Casey's book by [...]
 
Book: Thirty Scary Tales - Creepy Horror Stories by Rayne Hall
Thirty creepy stories by Rayne Hall. This is subtle horror, atmospheric and unsettling rather than violent and gory. Some stories explore the paranormal, others probe into the dark corners of the human psyche. The frights may creep up on you and linger for a long time. This book is a compilation of volumes 1-5 of the Six Scary Tales books. It includes the acclaimed stories Burning and The Bridge [...]
 
Book: Sleight of Hand by Mitch Sebourn
Norman Eliot is a struggling actor who's tired of the Hollywood racket, until he learns that Trey Landry, one of the world's most influential directors, wants to meet with him in Las Vegas. But while in Las Vegas, Norman finds the body of a young woman who's just plunged to her death. He's met her before. He knows about her troubled past. What he doesn't know is how intertwined with her past he's [...]
 
Book: Spooky Stories by Kathryn Hollingworth
All of the short stories in this book have a supernatural or criminal element. One features a warning message, written in the condensation on a window by an unseen hand. There's a ghostly young woman rising from a river, a premonition, a spectre in a quarry, a haunted pub and much more besides; so read if you dare! Extract from the book: Trisha hated driving on the Barton road, even in the day [...]
 
Book: Brief Lives by Richard French
An entertainer gets into serious trouble & strives to recover. Decades later, actors stage a play about him. Bosworth Hooper is a fictional entertainer - a stage magician, stand-up comic, songwriter - who lived in the mid-19th century and got into serious trouble after ambition led him to stray from his vocation. "Brief Lives" answers the question, "Can Hooper hold together the family he loves [...]
 
Book: An Earl of Her Own (BookStrand Publishing Romance) by Angela Claire
[BookStrand Regency Romance, HEA] Wealthy and beautiful Millicent Forrester doesn't need a man, much less an Earl. But when Millicent is suddenly left to raise her orphaned niece and nephew, her late sister-in-law's brother arrives on the scene to take control. Charles Nordfolk, the Earl of Sanhurst, is devastated by the loss of his sister at sea, but even more shocked at the Bohemian atmosphere [...]
 
Book: One Night in Bridgeport by Mark Paxson
Jack McGee is on his way to having it all -- a promising legal - career, marriage to his high school sweetheart, and a happy - normal life -- when his boss sends him to do some legal work - in Bridgeport, California. There he meets a gorgeous local - girl, Lea Rogers, and he throws caution to the wind - for one - night. The next morning, Jack panics when he realizes what he's - risked and rushes [...]
 
Book: Remnants of Dreams by Tricia McGill
Remnants of Dreams moves from the horrors of the 1914-1918 war to the 1990s, and paints an unforgettable picture of a changing world and of working class people in North London whose only riches are love and the knowledge that they did their best. Alicia's indomitable spirit sustains her and her large family through two wars, illness, death and loss. From her mother's example Sara finds the [...]
 
Book: Blood Blossom by Daryl Hajek
An irreverent dark-humored, tongue-in-cheek soap-opera style family satire about two sisters fighting over an estate.After having been separated for twenty-two years, Vivian wants to reestablish ties with her younger sister, Christine. Instead, she is met with hostility and resistance. Christine wants one thing and one thing only revenge. No one better stand in Christine's way or else!A battle of [...]
 
Book: Ghost Stories by Cynthia Fridsma
Ms. Fridsma's Ghost Stories, is a collection of short stories about, well you guessed it, the supernatural. Even though it's a collection of short stories, they are compelling enough to turn page after page before sleeping. I just couldn't wait to read the next story, though I woke at every sound in the house! It's hard to say which story I liked the most. I think it'd be The Old Mansion, it's [...]
 
Book: Surveys by Richard French
Looking for Renewal, Two Artists Help a School Recover from Scandal - Daniel Morley, a painter in his 60's, and his wife Sonja, a photographer, leave their home in Europe to live on a university campus in a large Midwestern American city. This is the neighborhood where Daniel spent his childhood and left with his mother in his teens. He hasn't been back for many decades. The story follows several [...]
 
Book: 13 British Horror Stories by Rayne Hall
Thirteen creepy, atmospheric stories by Rayne Hall, all set in Britain. The horror in these stories is spooky, creepy, unsettling and sometimes disturbing. It is not very violent or gory; however, the stories may not be suitable for young readers without parental guidance. This collection includes: Take me to St Roch's - Seagulls - Never Leave Me - Double Rainbows - Scruples - Through the Tunnel [...]
 
Book: Foreclosure - A Novel by S.D. Thames
What happens when the housing business turns deadly? Real estate lawyer David Friedman was halfway up the career ladder when the crash of 2008 took down the housing market. Now he has just one year to prove himself as a potential partner before his job goes under. Ruthless real estate developer Frank O'Reilly is a dream client, and he may just be Friedman's only shot at making partner. Despite [...]
 
Book: Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers - A collection of short stories by Janie Dempsey Watts
Fifteen short stories by novelist Janie Dempsey Watts including "Erice," William Faulkner-William Wisdom finalist. Set in the South, California, and Europe, these stories feature characters facing inner and outer journeys that often do not go as expected. Why did Sadie's mother run away? And when will she return? Must a teenage girl learn the truth about her daddy the hard way? Why must a bride's [...]
 
Book: Handcuffed by Charles Carpenter
A compelling true story about a young man who ventured on the wrong path despite a mother's best efforts to keep him on the straight-and-narrow path. This honest collection of memoirs written by Charles Carpenter while in the confines of California's notoriously violent state prison (New Folsom) depicts Mr. Carpenter's early years and details what led to his membership with the faction of Crips [...]
 
Book: The Depth of Desire (BookStrand Publishing Mainstream) by Jill Blair
[BookStrand Contemporary Romance, HEA] Sarah Templeton suffered a heart-wrenching betrayal and loss, convincing her that love should always come second to her career and subsequent independence. Now, years later, Sarah travels to see her brother's best friend and surrogate brother, David Maddex, at his top-rated dive resort on the tropical island of Cozumel. She hopes her vacation in the land of [...]
 
Book: Five Lamps and Other Stories by Michele McGrath
Thirteen short stories to tickle your fancy Short stories are easy to read and you never lose the plot! Contents Five Lamps In Wartime Liverpool, Frances is returning home for her wedding, but all public transport has been stopped after an air raid. She battles through the darkened streets, hoping to find her fiance, Jamie, waiting for her at Five Lamps, a local landmark in Waterloo. Will she [...]
 
Book: 20 Sexy Stories - Book Three - Romantic, Erotic Stories for Women by Rory Richards
Book Three of this series has 20 additional romantic, erotic stories that guarantee your satisfaction including: At the Beach, After the Costume Party, Springtime Lovers, In Our Pajamas, Swimming Pool Surprise, Two at Once, Hiking Together, Night Nurse, In the Backyard Hammock, Seduction Massage, and ten more steamy stories ! Comments from readers of Book Three: Your writings just get better and [...]
 
Book: 20 Sexy Stories - Book Two - Romantic, Erotic Stories For Women by Rory Richards
The second book of this series brings you another 20 romantic, erotic stories that will stimulate your imagination including: Adventure in the Woods, At the Library, Early Morning, The Horsewoman, At the Club, In the Guest Room, Lucky Accident, Lunch Hour, Quickie, In Your Sleep, You Like To Be On Top, and ten more sizzling stories ! What readers have said about Book Two: "I read two of your [...]
 
Book: These Islands Here - Short Stories of the South Pacific by Bronwyn Elsmore
Literary-fiction inspired by life in the South Pacific. These 32 tales reflect life, events and conditions in the islands and nations of the South Seas-Polynesia, particularly Aotearoa-New Zealand - aka Land of the Long White Cloud, Down Under, Kiwiland. Together they present the varied facets of living in this region of the globe - pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph [...]
 
Book: Phoenix - A Testimony of Faith by Alice Rovney
The faith book that is inspiring readers around the world! Do you want to read a true story that touches your heart, inspires you and builds up your faith? Then Phoenix: A Testimony of Faith is the book for you!!! After a car accident that almost killed her family, Alice turned to the one thing that she hoped would save them and create a future: her faith. What she discovered then changed [...]
 
Book: The Buddhist by Stephen Hazlett
Daisy MacCallum, a native Scot who came to the U.S. as a young girl, is now seventy years old, living the simple life of a Buddhist at a Tibetan monastery in Pennsylvania. Her grown children, Mac and Jennie, see Daisy's "calling" as fitting right in with the other strange doings of their odd mother's life. Privately, they refer to it as "Daisy's Buddhist Thing." Daisy becomes seriously ill and [...]
 
Book: Holiday Magic - Three warm Christmas love stories by Kris Pearson
Three romantic novellas, different as chalk and cheese (or holly and hibiscus). Enjoy Brigitte and Steve's intense and unexpected attraction, and the old sheep-dog who saves the day and paves the way for a marriage proposal in KIWI SUMMER CHRISTMAS. Share the desperation and joy as Jeff rescues Evie and they start a triumphant new life together in a borrowed house with an abandoned cat in SANTA [...]
 
Book: Family O'Shea by Stephen Hazlett
Family O'Shea is a tragic/comic tale of the coming together of a disparate Irish-American family. John O'Shea, an Irishman living in America for sixty of his seventy-six years, learns that he is dying. Ever the loner, to the point of abandoning two families over the years, he has his secret regrets. In his mind his "Family" has never included anyone but himself. His two grown sons barely know [...]
 
Book: Good Night story - Christmas Adventure of Piglet Ben by Linda Fox
Hey everyone, Piglet Ben and his friends decided to celebrate Christmas together at the home of their friend, bunny Woody . Woody lived in the forest, so the friends gathered together on the farm and then headed for Woody's house. This short trip of friends was full of danger, because of a wolf named Rudolph , who lived in the same forest. A hungry Rudolph decided to trick Ben and his friends, [...]
 
Book: Hell's Garden - Mad, Bad and Ghostly Gardeners
Sample Story: GUNDA'S GNOMES By Rayne Hall Daffodils nodded their golden heads, tulips stood in waxy splendour, and early hyacinths spread their heady scent across the allotment garden. Savouring the rare sunshine and silence, Gunda polished her gnomes with a soft cloth until each red cap shone. She knew the name of every one, from the conventional store-bought ones who carried watering cans and [...]
 
Book: TALES OF THREE STORIES - BETTER BE FUNNY by Eugene Williams
Three of my favorite stories all in one place. Enjoy the award winning short story The Lunatic of Trenton, the never-ending tales from an old man in lunatic asylum who in his mind was responsible for the Russian Revolution, and starting World War One, all in the name of changing the world for the better. From there we join Samuel Clemens reading a newspaper article to a young boy sharing a log [...]
 
Book: Maggie's Fall by Ricki Wilson
Maggie McClellan is a single and single-minded woman whose sole purpose in life is to protect the M-Bar Ranch and the M-Bar Ranch family: her son, T.J., Martha and Jonah (who have lived on the ranch as long as Maggie), the M-Bar horses, and one stray dog who knows all Maggie's sorrows. Maggie is smart. She knows how to run a ranch and how to keep her guests happy; she knows when to stay out of [...]
 
Book: Fifty Egg Timer Short Stories by Richard Bunning
This is a collection of 50 mixed genre flash fiction stories. These are all of between 600 and 1000 words, short enough to be considered as flash fiction. They vary in genre from Romance to Science Fiction, and from the banal to serious in their scope. The idea of the title is that it should suggest that each story can be read in the time it takes for an egg to boil, or for the bus to arrive, or [...]
 
Book: Between Two Eternities by Barbara Brett
After ten years of marriage, two wonderful children, and the financial struggles of building successful, but separate, careers he as an English professor, she as an illustrator of children's books Robert and Marcie are still very much in love. But Robert's heart is breaking: he knows Marcie is about to die... Intensely romantic and unforgettable, Between Two Eternities is the story of a man, a [...]
 


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