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Book: A Far Journey - A young girl's coming of age story by Ruth Ramsey
"Grief is a far country that we visit for a while when our loved ones go home. Sometimes our visit is a long one, and we have a hard time finding our way back. When we do, we carry the memories, not as a burden, but as a treasure." When fourteen-year-old Anne Marie Gibson loses her mother and her father remarries soon after, Annie finds that the journey back from that far country a journey [...]
 
Book: Psychotic Memoirs - Coming out the journey within by David Forest
It was to be an adventure - breaking with the old and finding out who I - David - really was. What begins as an optimistic coming of age story with promises of new friendships and romance, gradually evolves into the principle character and author (David) loosing touch with the outside world. This is initially through perceived stigma and paranoia surrounding sexuality and culminates in alienation [...]
 
Book: Collection: Daisy Hunter Story No. 1 by Marianne Sciucco
Daisy and her family accompany their hardworking father on a trip to collect his wages from a slow-paying customer, and encounter surprising consequences. A poignant coming of age story that captures the fallout in a collision of classes. Winner of Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest 2007, Honorable Mention
 
Book: Latitudes - A Story of Coming Home by Anthony Caplan
A coming of age novel about a boy overcoming divorce and cultural dislocation. When Father and Mother, a highflying young American lawyer and his party-hard bride, fall prey to the self-destructive lure of alcohol and sexual liberation, Will and his sisters pay the price in divorce and kidnappings that take them back and forth between the rain forest hideaways of coastal Latin America and the [...]
 
Book: No Distance Between Us - A Yuletide Story by Young
This provocative story is about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. He was spirited to the Middle East, from his UK boarding school. He attended the Bahriji School (Oasis,) in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for serving in Harems for the wealthy and elite. It is also a love story between the young man and his 'Valet' who served as his chaperone and mentor [...]
 
Book: The Battered Edge - A Coming Of Age Novel by Adam Chandler Crawford
Daniel Rawthorn is on the cusp of becoming a man, but the closer he gets the more he realizes he's already there. A young private at Army Basic Training, Daniel realizes the relationship with his father and that of his stepfather have taught him everything he needs to know about being a man. At the age of five Daniel bears witness to the disintegration of his parents marriage, and any form of [...]
 
Book: Evaluations of the Tribe - A Coming of Age Space Opera (Prossia Book 0) by Raphyel M Jordan
"You Learn. You Work. You Fight." These are the mandates young, alien best friends, Aly and Catty, must follow in order to be of any worth to their tribe on Planet Gooliun. Most people in their village have an entire childhood to perfect such traits. However, time is of the essence when a dangerous rite of passage meant to test these qualities is boosted years ahead of schedule. As the [...]
 
Book: Catara - A Story of the Gefaradan by Lugh MacFey
Math has always accepted his parents views concerning life. As a space dwelling people he's had to, but a simple shopping trip to a little known planet opens his eyes to how much his parents don't know. His journey of growth and self discovery is aided by Katu, another youth who has been avoiding family responsiblities as well. Together they come to realize together they can accomplish anything.
 
Book: Dark Harbor House by Tom DeMarco
Bring together a wonderfully varied mix of characters in a once-grand Maine island summer cottage, leave them to their own devices over the course of a long, idyllic summer in the late 1940s, and you have all the ingredients for a fine comedy of manners. Author Tom DeMarco starts with a simple little love story, weaves in tantalizing details of the old mansion's not totally respectable history, [...]
 
Book: Beyond Belief - True story of faith, denial and betrayal by Margot Tesch
Ever wondered what draws people deep into extreme religions and cults? Come on Megan White's journey as she becomes immersed in an extreme fundamentalist church. Learn how her desire to find meaning and purpose in her life catches her in a trap that snaps shut around her and holds her paralysed. Though her life changing decision helps her to leave the drug scene, is she really free? Megan soon [...]
 
Book: Driving on the Left by Gail Ward Olmsted
A trip of a lifetime and a love that changes everything... Becca Colby was not expecting to fall in love while vacationing in Ireland with her mother, yet she falls hard for sexy tour guide Sean Donovan. He's everything she never knew she wanted, but a summer fling is a complication that she really doesn't need right now. Becca's got a life waiting for her back home, but Sean may be just too good [...]
 
Book: The Story of My Vegetarian Life by Saudia Cunningham
Angela Glenn had it all; a loving family, flourishing career and the man of her dreams. What more could a girl ask for? Life couldn't be better for the 29 year old resident New Yorker until one winter night changed everything. A woman in search of self finds there is more to life than meets the eye. A harsh reality crashed Angela's fantasy world into pieces. Everything she believed to be honest [...]
 
Book: Coming of Age ... AGAIN by Carol B Mizrahi
"Coming of Age ... AGAIN" is the story of four friends who are at a time of life when everything should be "settled;" instead, their lives are falling apart. As long as Barbara's husband had his affairs with women who bought their perfume at Walgreen's, she was content to look the other way, but when she sniffs $400 an ounce Coco Chanel on his jacket, she hires a private detective, who uncovers [...]
 
Book: The Bakery Girls by Florence Ditlow
When entrepreneurial Floyd Stitt opens a bakery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1908, his timing is perfect. Barely emancipated women eagerly buy his delicious bread, cakes and pies and Stitt's Bakery flourishes. Growing up surrounded by flour and sugar, Stitt's three attractive daughters have the bakery in their blood. Artistic Dot, enigmatic Louise and problem-solving Elaine come of age in the [...]
 
Book: The Shoplifter by Tammy Ruggles
The Shoplifter is a faith-based short story of a girl named Tanya who is at the precipice of adulthood--that age when choices can mean the difference between happiness and sadness, the right path or a wrong path. She isn't a Christian, but, like a lot of other young adults, knows she's been making bad choices and needs to change her life. But will she? This story addresses her choices, her [...]
 
Book: The Sword of Kaigen - A Theonite War Story by M. L. Wang
"Fantasy and martial arts aficionados alike should enjoy this emotionally supercharged novel about love and loss, which pierces readers' hearts with the precision of a samurai's razor-sharp blade." - Blue Ink Starred Review - "The Poppy War's darkness meets The Last Airbender's Elemental Magic... I haven't been so emotionally moved by a book in a long while." - JC Kang, USA Today Bestselling [...]
 
Book: Vodka and Limelight - Story of a Bartender by Yuri Kagan
VODKA & LIMELIGHT - What might seem like fantasy to the average reader is reality to Yuri Kagan, or at least it was when he was living the dream life in San Francisco's Castro District bartending at one of the area's hottest spots. Welcome to the Castro everyone thinks they know, but they really don't. "Vodka & Limelight" is a coming of age, fictitious memoir comprised of short stories that offer [...]
 
Book: U Got to Have U Some Fun by Andrew Harkless
Whether you are one of the 20 million people who cruise each year or someone who rarely even takes a vacation, this vivid work of fiction feels like the real thing. John Smith, recently divorced and as average as his name implies, arrives home from his job at a rubber band factory to find a ticket for a cruise ship vacation in his mailbox. He assumes the ticket is from his son, because Carson [...]
 
Book: The Youngest Patriot (Interesting Characters of the American Revolution) by Gene Ligotti
The Youngest Patriot is the story, the first in the trilogy, of the coming of age of a young boy set against the turmoil of the British occupation of Long Island during the American Revolution. Elijah Churchill defies his father and joins the Continental Army at age thirteen. The story culminates with Elijah as the recipent of the first Purple Heart; designed and awarded by General George [...]
 
Book: Beware the River (Tales from the DEAD Book 3) by Kitty Margo
BJ sees things that no one else can see. The visions seem to be getting much worse with each passing day and now they are actually... attacking him. His friends decide that a relaxing camping trip to the cabin on the river might be just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately, before the night is over, they will question whether or not they will even live through the night. 5 star review from [...]
 
Book: Put a Nickel on the Drum by Robert N. Story
Fourteen-year-old Oklahoma farm boy Jacob Brewster and his family struggle to survive the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. One day, with their panhandle sky darkened by clouds of dust, and the ground parched and lifeless beneath their feet, Jacob and his younger brother Daniel yield to the temptation of confronting one of the dust devils that tauntingly roam the barren fields of their farm. In [...]
 
Book: Growing Up Neighbors by Frances Hoelsema
Little Deborah Harrington stared across the street the day the Michaels family moved in. Who was this family? Would she even like them? Nicholas Michaels hated the fact he had to move away from everything and everyone in his life, but his feelings change when he meets the Harringtons. Deborah and Nicholas become the best of friends, and as the children grow up, their friendship deepens. But when [...]
 
Book: Beware the Sky (Tales from the DEAD Book 2) by Kitty Margo
BJ and his two best friends are fishing at the pond behind his house when either a gigantic whooping crane, the biggest owl in history, or some unknown flying creature swoops low over their heads. BJ is aware that this bird... has way too many human characteristics to also have a pair of moth like wings attached to his back. His hallucinations must be back, because he could NOT have really seen a [...]
 
Book: Unlikely Soldiers Book One (Civvy to Squaddie) - A Coming of Age Adventure of Love, Humour, and Tragedy by Deb McEwan
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite - 5 stars! "A fascinating and enthralling look at Great Britain in the 1970s as experienced through the eyes of Guy, a North Yorkshire teen, and Mouse, a Welsh girl. I had a marvelous time reading Unlikely Soldiers and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It's most highly recommended." Goodreads and Amazon Reviewer - "Deb McEwan has [...]
 
Book: Pocket Piece Cameo by Robert Costelloe
Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, Jill and Blake seem the unlikeliest match of all. He is a star athlete, but as a football lineman, he is self-conscious about his size. She's a thrill-seeking acrobat and gymnast, a tomboy who prefers computers to boys. Allison, on the other hand, seems to have it all: beauty, brains, talent, and ambition. But epileptic seizures scramble her life and her [...]
 
Book: Models and Lovers, a Modern Day Romance by Johnny Ray
This is a modern day romance from one of Amazon's bestselling romance writers who writes true life contemporary romances. Is it possible to be the most eligible bachelor forever? Even in NEW YORK CITY! And to do so while also owning the top modeling agency there? After meeting that one special woman there are only two questions that have to be answered: Will his ego now prevent him from [...]
 
Book: Shattered by Jezebel Jorge
Fifteen year old Amalie is an outcast brainiac with a psycho witchy bitch of a mom and no magickal powers to call her own until a chain of events turn her world upside down. She gets her first kiss. Her mom runs off with a pro wrestler. Amalie is raped. Stella decides to come out and play. Someone turns up pregnant. In order to survive Amalie becomes Shattered.
 
Book: Song of the Oceanides by JG Zymbalist
J.G. Zymbalist conceived Song of the Oceanides as a highly-experimental slipstream symmetrically-triple narrative which employs elements of historical fiction, fantasy/magical realism, space opera, surrealism, steampunk, Greek myth, paranormal romance, and even children's literature. Please see full description at jgzymbalist.com under "About the Book"
 
Book: Debauchery (A Harem Boy's Saga Book 3) by Young
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu - Debauchery is the triquel to A Harem Boy's Saga, a provocative story about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society through his UK boarding school. From there, he was spirited to the Middle East to attend the Bahriji (Oasis) School in The United Arab Emirates in [...]
 
Book: Initiation (A Harem Boy's Saga Book 1) by Young
This provocative story is about an adolescent who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. He was spirited to the Middle East, from his UK boarding school. He attended the Bahriji School (Oasis,) in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for serving in Harems for the wealthy and elite. It is also a love story between the young man and his 'Valet' who served as his chaperone and mentor [...]
 
Book: Unbridled (A Harem Boy's Saga Book 2) by Young
Unbridled is the sequel to Initiation - A provocative story about a boy who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. He was spirited to the Middle East, from his UK boarding school. He attended the Bahriji School (Oasis,) in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for serving in Harems for the wealthy and elite. It is also a love story between the young man, his 'Big Brother' and his [...]
 
Book: Then Like The Blind Man - Orbie's Story by Freddie Owens
While fiction about the 1950s Civil Rights era is far from rare, few capture the period and struggles from the perspective of a white child. Synopsis: A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten back country of Kentucky.And, for young OrbieRay, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open hisfamily's darkest secrets. Then Like the Blind Man: Orbie's Story is the first person account [...]
 
Book: Aloha Grace - A short story from the beloved Seasons of Cherryvale (The Seasons of Cherryvale Book 7) by B K Nault
When Grace accompanies Mark to his Hawaiian Island medical conference, she's content making leis and learning hula until a native Islander obviously needs a dose of the Gracie touch. Soon she's experiencing more than the average tourist, and learning what it's like to be a real ohana. Written in Nault's cozy style, this short story is perfect for a tropical weekend escape.
 
Book: Garry Plotter V- Enter Daphne An unauthorized Harry Potter Parody by Michael Smulkowski
This short story is about a boy who has a shuriken lodged in his forehead going to the mysterious Ninja school of Ratblisters. This is a Harry Potter parody but with many original ideas. Although previously linked to Peggy, Garry Plotter falls for the Ninja O's cereal company heiress who begins her education at the fifth year. Daphne studies a mysterious ninja style called the "Way of the [...]
 
Book: The Thirteenth Hour by Joshua Blum
An impossible quest to the ends of the world. An unlikely hero. And ... a little magic. If an optimist sees opportunity even in disaster, then Logan, the sole surviving member of an ill-fated military expedition to the ends of the world, is most definitely an optimist. You'd have to be to continue on without supplies, ship, or crew. But to someone who's daydreamed of seeing the world since [...]
 


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