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Rowena’s Page by S. D. Youngren

Mostly-funny short stories about a young woman's life.

Rowena has a mother:     “This is my life, Mom. Not a Jane Austen novel. Not—”     “Listen to me, Miss Independence. He’s a nice young man, but men expect things. Even nice ones, sometimes. He’s going to think that you’re inviting him to do . . . married people things.” Rowena tried to interrupt, but when she opened her mouth nothing came . . .

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A Few Good Conversations (Well, At Least 10) by Hans Taylor

Alcohol, empathy, and other poisons.

Most years, I think, are skippable. They suffer from this indescribable mundanity, this relentlessly oscillating day in day out. Those years you could summarise in a sentence or two. To say that 2014 was the best year of my life would be unfair to years 1997 through to 2013, and all the years that followed. But it was certainly the . . .

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The Runaway by Eliza Knightly

Sixteen-year-old Eliza has just been picked up by police, placed in the foster care system and deposited in Hope House, a group home for troubled teens. Her comrades are drug addicts, truants, and juvenile delinquents but blue-haired Dean shows her that she isn’t so different from the rest of the teens she lives with. When Dean asks her to run . . .

A serialized novel, updating monthly.
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North of Happenstance by Amber Laura

This serial tale will chronicle the lives of three women who form an unlikely, but certainly unforgettable, bond of friendship, love, and forgiveness. Lost, alone, or starting-over, their paths cross—and the story actually begins—in the small (made-up) town of Whestleigh, Connecticut. Here, together, they find themselves . . . by finding one another. In essence, North of Happenstance can best be summed up . . .

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Price Breaks and Heartaches by Al Bruno III

The somewhat true story of how I barely lost my virginity, almost missed out on true love and nearly lost my mind!

The following story is true- except for the parts I totally made up. The names have been changed to protect the people I loved and to protect me from the people I hated. . . .

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Raise Some Hell by Soranotsky

Deals with the Devil can't be that bad, right?

A young man falls down a rabbit hole to a school where people are trained to summon demons in order to fight. He ends up losing his past, but makes friends as they try to figure out who’s trying to undermine everything . . .  . . .

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Twelve Steps and a Razor by Emmy Jackson

Liz Bahti wakes up half-dead from her latest alcoholic binge and declares it will be her last. She discovers that it’s not as easy as moving two thousand miles, shaving her head and rebuilding old friendships. Stalked by demons both human and mental, she learns that there’s just one crucial question she needs to answer: does she think she’s worth . . .

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For Riches or More by Lawrence Limehouse

An Irish-born thief of not-inconsiderable skill finds himself betrayed during a job and left to the mercies of the Parisian police.  After nearly three years in jail, he finds himself unexpectedly released ahead of schedule with only one goal in mind: revenge.  He quickly discovers that there are forces arrayed against him and, surprisingly, a considerable power supporting his efforts. . . .

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TWELVE STEPS AND A RAZOR

From rock bottom there’s nowhere to go but up…

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jul 10, 2011: The opening chapter of Twelve Steps has a horrifying "scare you straight" scene – Liz wakes up half dead from alcohol poisoning in a strange apartment covered in several bodily fluids you would not want to wake up covered in. After recovery in hospital Liz has few options so accepts her father’s offer to go back to her old hometown to live under his strict guidelines. There’s also an issue of a suitcase of money which she mysteriously finds in her trashed apartment, brings with her, but surprisingly does not [more . . .]

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FOR RICHES OR MORE

Solid suspense caper thriller, nothing more

By TanaNari, author of Price

Jul 23, 2016: A story that does everything right, but takes no risks. It hits its notes right, it does its villains well, it maintains a strong pace and has a series of interesting, enjoyable weirdos. Classic revenge and intrigue plots drive the story forward, with room enough for some interesting, if not terribly surprising, twists.

Past that- the prose is gorgeous. This is a writer who knows how to write, with crisp, clean language and a focus on smooth transitions that holds together [more . . .]

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