Today's Featured Books— Literary Fiction and Poetry

Blameforest by Jason Stocks

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Explicit Southern Poetry. "Jason Stocks’ collection is brave, unflinching and hits you like a punch in the jaw. It is at times brutal and vicious but also tender and intelligent. I was reminded of early Eminem in the poignant anger of some of the poems." ~Sam Szanto, author of If No One Speaks. Finalist in the 2024 American Legacy Book Awards. 4.7 stars, 36 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


And Now There's Zelda by Carolyn Clarke

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Filled with heart and drama, this Women's Humorous Fiction novel is perfect for fans of Little Fires Everywhere and The Joy Luck Club. When Allison Montgomery's son brings home an unexpected and questionable fiancée, Allison and her once-dreaded mother-in-law, Margaret, team up for an intervention. A perfect family "dramedy" as Allison learns to survive family angst by letting go. 4.1 stars, 69 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Laughing is Forever by Jason Stocks

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A collection of gritty, rhythmic poetry that delivers a powerful punch, Laughing is Forever explores hard-knock life, domestic violence, and poverty. "A rugged, sinuous voice... These mercurial poems surprise, thrill, and move in equal measure." ~Independent Book Review. 5.0 stars, 10 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - The Chianti Chronicles Volume One by Kevin Cullen

Literary Fiction and Poetry

This collection of short stories about Vietnam vets will touch your heart and remind you of the real people hidden behind the history. A young boy learns the truth of his father's service in Vietnam. A survivor of Ia Drang Valley contemplates ending his life. A charismatic but troubled vet longs for a woman he can never have. A "tunnel rat" saves a woman from her abusive boyfriend. A Silver Star recipient performs one last act of selfless courage. A Special Forces operative pulls off the heist of a lifetime. And more. 4.8 stars, 45 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


Victory in Europe by Robert Kofman

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A vivid, historically documented story of Ike Eisenhower’s critical involvement in winning the war in Europe—from D-Day through the battle for France, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, the crossing of the Rhine, and the final destruction of Hitler’s evil Third Reich. From $1.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Love, Sorrow, and the In-Between by Gallagher Green

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A story of platonic soul mates. Fuyuko is the girl Zoe always wanted to be friends with. Zoe is the friend Fuyuko never knew she needed or wanted. But as they work hand-in-hand to make the life Zoe has left as great as possible...as they delve into "Zoe's list"...an unexpected love brings them closer than friends. Trigger Warnings: This story contains subjects of bullying, abandonment, homophobia, and suicide. Book 1 in a series of standalone novels. 4.3 stars, 10 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW /


Truth and Other Lies by Maggie Smith

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Megan Barnes' life spirals after losing her job and boyfriend, forcing her to move in with her over-protective mother who is running for Congress. Megan's encounter with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jocelyn Jones offers a fresh start, but an anonymous tweet threatens Jocelyn's reputation. As Megan investigates, she uncovers blackmail that links back to her mother, risking a scandalous revelation. 4.0 stars, 151 ratings. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW /


Starlight in the Dawn by Naveen Sridhar

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Step into the banks of the ancient Euphrates around 2300 BCE—a high priestess' epic struggle for power in the men's world of ancient Sumer. The beautiful daughter of Sargon the Great and the high priestess of the Sumerian city of Ur leaves the ivory tower of the priesthood and rises to unforeseen challenges. 4.7 stars, 39 ratings. From $1.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW /


Spearthrower by D. Braisted

Literary Fiction and Poetry

She has been called wild, callous, and unpredictable. She will be called garbage, stupid, and a disease. Kim, the human, invades the cosmos, traveling through vivid hallucinations and reality. Then there is Kala, the spear-wielding survivor. Her adventure will violently choose her. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - The Brickbox by WL Gorman

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Sometimes hope lives where no one would look. Jude Zander is a small-town girl on the run from an abusive father and looking for her mother in a big city. When she is offered a place to stay at an abandoned warehouse called The Brickbox, the street-hardened people she meets there surprise her with their humanity and their desire to help. But is that enough? FREE - SHOP NOW /


The St. Louis Enlows by L.P. Arnold

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Tower Grove, near St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the Enlow family, where they experience defeat and triumph after World War II. The loss of a son and the return of that son's best friend creates tension between two families as they attempt to carry on with their wounded lives. An ideal Memorial Day weekend read. 5.0 stars, 7 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Whispers Across a Sea by Christina Holloway

Literary Fiction and Poetry

New release: A sweeping novel that follows three generations of the Anglo-Irish Young family in Victorian Ireland, where Irish desire for independence from Britain is building. How will the family evolve in the ever-changing social and political landscape of the country they call home? "A beautiful tale of compassion, conflict, and perseverance." ~Kimberly Young, author of In the Event of Death. 4.9 stars, 10 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Laughing is Forever by Jason Stocks

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"A rugged, sinuous voice drives the free verse narratives contained in Laughing Is Forever. These mercurial poems surprise, thrill, and move in equal measure. They’re dying to be read." ~Independent Book Review. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


This is Alaska by Ed Benjamin

Literary Fiction and Poetry

This short but powerful essay is a true story of a middle-aged man discovering Wild Alaska while on a whitewater rapids trip. Frustrated and tired, he undergoes a transformation as he experiences the full force of nature. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Melanie: A Tale of Wonder by Ed Benjamin

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"A delightful and heartwarming piece of flash fiction." ~Amazon Review. Aaron Jones is an elderly man down on his luck and badly in need of a shower. But after surviving a car accident, something miraculous happens: his singing voice is clear for the first time in years. He enters a talent contest to win prize money to help Melanie, a ten-year-old girl whose father is dying. And during the talent show, the audience realizes Aaron's real identity: “It’s him. It’s really him!” 5.0 stars, 9 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Redemption by Ed Benjamin

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Amidst the thunderous roars of jet engines, Harry's journey from an Air Force legend to a lone detective embodies the undying spirit of a hero. "This book has it all: super-authentic flying segments, a story of someone dealing with great loss, and an engaging detective story." ~Amazon Review. 4.2 stars, 239 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW /


Reclaiming Mni Sota by Colin Mustful

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Discover an alternate history that invites you to ponder how the past has shaped America's destiny. Hailed as "a painful, heart-wrenching, yet triumphant read" by author Lindsey S. Fera, this is a tale of two cultures clashing on the Minnesota frontier and the tragic consequences that ensue. Witness the unlikely friendship between Waabi, an Ojibwe, and Samuel, a white settler seeking a better life. Linda Ulleseit calls it "a wonderful novel that inspires contemplation about what could have happened and what did." 4.3 stars, 24 ratings. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


South of Sepharad by Eric Z. Weintraub

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Fleeing death by the Spanish Inquisition, a Jewish doctor makes an impossible choice between home and faith, then struggles to lead his family on a journey for a new life. "An epic, historical novel which brings readers directly into the lives of 15th century Jews during their expulsion from Granada, Spain." ~John W. Jarrett, author of The Dark Prairie. 4.7 stars, 28 ratings. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


The War Remains by Jason B. Baker

Literary Fiction and Poetry

In the shadow of a nation's rebirth, two brothers ride against the echoes of war. The War Remains is a tale of grit, brotherhood, and the quest for justice that fans of Ron Schwab, CJ Petit, and Robert Vaughan will love. Ride with the Barber Brothers as they confront the unforgiving wilderness of the American West and the turbulent tides of history that refuse to be tamed. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Ace's Bounty by Jason B. Baker

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"This novel captures the reader from the first paragraph, and it was hard to put this one down. Traditional Western readers should love this novel with its good pacing, plenty of action, and a hint of romance." -Ron Schwab, bestselling author of Old Dogs, The Accidental Sheriff, and other classic Westerns. In the aftermath of the Civil War, brothers Elijah and Moses Barber return home, haunted by shadows of the past. 4.3 stars, 159 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Aziola’s Cry by Ezra Harker Shaw

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Eloquent narrative driven storytelling...truly memorable and deftly crafted." ~Midwest Book Review. Love, tragedy, and the pursuit of literary greatness intertwine in a tumultuous journey that defies societal norms and tests the resilience of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley. "Shows us the terrible joy of life lived on the very precipice of love and art's volcano." ~Jonathan Gibbs, author of The Large Door and Randal: Or the Painted Grape. 4 stars, 24 ratings on Goodreads. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


Whispered Words by David W. Berner

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A simple, elegant book designed to remind the reader of the power of verse. Whispered Words is an inspired project born out of the poetry found in hidden places. Using the power of Instagram and the site Whisperedwordspoetry from Writer Shed Press, Whispered Words celebrates short, impactful poems from voices not often heard. These poems were collected into this chapbook to celebrate National Poetry Month, April 2024. From $1.50 SHOP NOW


The Stories We Cannot Tell by Leslie A. Rasmussen

Literary Fiction and Poetry

When Rachel and Katie, both five months pregnant, learn that their babies have birth defects, they both have to decide whether to continue their pregnancies or terminate. The women bond when they meet in a pregnancy support group, and through tears and laughter, discover they have more in common than they ever could’ve imagined. They find friendship, hope, family, and love. 4.3 stars, 165 ratings.​ From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Reality Barks by Kit James

Literary Fiction and Poetry

“Great story for dog lovers” ~Amazon 5-star review. When a rescue dog with an extraordinary ability to read auras is adopted by two glossy metro couples, his new life turns into an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. Now called Elliott, he adapts quickly to the strange quirks of his new life and takes the reader along for the ride with his humorous comments. When he discovers that one of his carers is secretly plotting to use him in a money-making scheme, Elliott must rely on his wits with hilarious consequences. 4.0 stars, 115 ratings. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - Scam A-Lama Ding Dong by Jinx James

Literary Fiction and Poetry

“A rollicking romp deep inside the life of an aging Rock Star dinosaur. You'll laugh out loud.” ~Amazon review. Slide into the sleazy side of Show Biz with legendary Rock Star Marc Charles as he uncovers a sneaky mafia-like scam to con him. Marc stakes everything to outwit the crooked "pay-to-play" scammers. As the suspense builds, he must use all his cunning to beat them. But can he? It's a wild ride with a cheeky plot twist. 4.1 stars, 42 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW