Today's Featured Books— Literary Fiction and Poetry

No Boundaries by Bre McFarland

Literary Fiction and Poetry

No Boundaries is a collection of short stories, poems, thoughts, and everything in between. Throughout the book, you will read about love, heartbreak, loss, friendship, and family. 4.9 stars, 17 ratings. From $3.89. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Bittersweet by p.d.r. lindsay

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Bryce Ackerman returns home from a business trip to Vienna expecting to marry his beloved Aimée. But scandal: she's pregnant. This is 1872, and Bryce is a Victorian gentleman who doesn’t believe in sex before marriage. Aimée, distraught and disgraced, tells him of the officers from two Indian regiments who were certainly not gentlemen when they visited her family home. Outraged and furious, Bryce hunts the soldiers back to India. He seeks revenge for Aimée, and justice for all the other young women victims. It is no easy task. The officers will do anything to escape retribution, and Bryce has to learn to put personal vengeance aside to secure justice for all. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Home I Left by Travis Bush

Literary Fiction and Poetry

John Furst has a bureaucratic job, a loving woman by his side, and a work crew he enjoys. All is going well until he must journey home to face questions around the death of his drug-addict brother. the conflicted family members who remain, and his own ghosts haunting through four generations of small-town minds. Join John as he navigates the complexities of family, love, and self-discovery in a journey that reminds us that, sometimes, it's the journey back that leads us forward. From $3.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Mae's Second Chance Box Set, Books 1-3 by Jacie Middlemann

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Julie Engstrom knows that her family needs something different…a different place, different people, different everything as they all struggle to deal with the loss that has changed their lives forever. The last thing she expected was a huge and unexpected windfall to make it possible. Now she just needed to decide what to do and where to go. Includes three complete novels: Home to the Valley, Treasures Found, and Valley Secrets. 4.7 stars, 32 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


If It Comes To That by Marc Frazier

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Poetry that explores an individual’s search for identity within and without the bonds of a relationship. It covers subjects of every kind from the environment and disappeared children to the Boston bomber and a gathering of siblings after family members’ deaths. It is centered on the many manifestations of “narrative” and the relativity of “truth.” For it is always, it seems, a story we are telling no matter the type of poetry. Vivid images are crucial to the poetry, as well as the strangeness and beauty of the natural world. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Way of the Viper by Nathan Wagner

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Cade Wilson is a troubled man. As Viper, he was one of three elite warriors trained by a deadly samurai to fight in the service of their Benefactor and to expand and defend their master’s landholdings in the New Mexico Territory. Then Cade experienced love and a glimpse of the normal life he so desperately wants. But to have love and a family of his own, he must escape the life of eternal servitude, which means confronting his Benefactor and facing Toshi, the man who taught him the way of the samurai. FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - The Unsaid Summer by Josef Lemoine

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A bittersweet, literary, coming-of-age story. In 1990s California, there is no hotter star in pop culture than Brad Pitt, an actor who exudes confidence and charisma. And then there is Bradley Pitt, a Filipino-American teen who could not feel more different from the handsome actor with whom he shares a name. As Bradley deals with the complex emotions of life, his therapist instructs him to write letters to his best friend, Sammie. Through these letters, Bradley unveils all that happened the summer that his whole world was changed. FREE - SHOP NOW


The Unfortunate Life of Genevieve Ryder by Sammy Beuker

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"A beautifully written historical fiction novel." In 1946, 22-year-old Gen Ryder finds herself pregnant and alone. After being sent to a home for unwed mothers, she chooses to raise her child. The decision to choose this baby will reverberate throughout her life. Is she serving herself or her child in her choices? "This is a thought-provoking and swift read!" "I loved every word of this book!" 4.6 stars, 26 ratings. From $3.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Wild Child of the Monsoons by Ann Zachariah

Literary Fiction and Poetry

This collection of poetry is infused with a range of emotions, from the exhilaration of adventure to the introspection of self-discovery. The author's words capture the raw power of nature and evoke feelings of awe, wonder, and even fear. We also witness the transformative power of the monsoons, as they bring new growth and renewal to the world around us. Through it all, the author's poetry is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and the way we can find strength and meaning in even the most challenging of circumstances. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Clear-Cuts by Joshua S. Narins

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A father’s legend...a family’s ancestral lore...and two brothers will all collide. From the author of False Neutral, Clear-Cuts is a raw, visceral, unflinching tale about the ties that bind coming unbound. Set in the rough-hewn woods of northern Maine, Clear-Cuts is a tense, fast-paced New England narrative related in the author's trademark compact time signature. Piercing and resolute in tone, relentless and unwavering in storytelling, Clear-Cuts is a dynamic, immersive reading experience for plot-centric devotees and character-driven fiction fans alike. From $9.99 SHOP NOW


Age of Rust by Thaddeus Yeiser and Conrad Bair

Literary Fiction and Poetry

The golden age of man ended seven hundred years ago. Humanity has since rebuilt a modest civilization from the ruins. Now a medieval war ravages the land once known as America. Six young men serve the Eastern army as they battle Kayzitt, the zealot Western leader. The six heroes have learned that their minds are subtly connected in a way that cannot be explained but lends them increased prowess on the battlefield. Inevitably, their skills place them on a collision course that will shape the future of the nation. 4.7 stars, 23 ratings. From $3.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


A Noble Cunning: The Countess and the Tower by Patricia Bernstein

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A thrilling tale, based on a true story, of one woman’s tremendous courage and incomparable wit in trying to rescue her husband from the Tower of London the night before he is to be executed. Bethan Glentaggart, Countess of Clarencefield, is a persecuted Catholic noblewoman determined to try every possible means of saving her husband’s life, with the help of a group of devoted women friends. "A riveting tale of one woman's courage and determination." -David Blixt, author of Her Majesty's Will. 4.5 stars, 60 ratings on Amazon. From $6.49 SHOP NOW /


FREE - Warriors of the Forgotten Way by Nathan Wagner

Literary Fiction and Poetry

In the spring of 1870, Cade Wilson is one of three orphans of the American Civil War who meet a samurai warrior from Japan in the northern New Mexico Territory. The warrior trains the young men in the samurai way. As honor-bound servants to their Benefactor, these samurai cowboys combine their deadly new skills with the way of the West (the gun) to ruthlessly increase and defend their master's landholdings before the expansion of the railroad. All is going according to plan...when Cade decides he wants out. 4.5 stars, 72 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


South of Sepharad by Eric Z. Weintraub

Literary Fiction and Poetry

The 1492 Jewish Expulsion from Spain. 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. "Weintraub takes Jewish historical fiction in a fresh, new direction, bringing readers up close and personal with Spain during the Inquisition." -Alina Adams, author of My Mother's Secret. Coming February 20, 2024. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


Reclaiming Mni Sota by Colin Mustful

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Brings one of the most tragic events in Minnesota's history to life in this carefully researched book." ~Stephen E. Yoch, author of Becoming George Washington. Two cultures met in Minnesota—one striving to maintain its homeland and traditions, another trying to create a life of freedom and prosperity. Samuel Copeland was just a teenager in 1859 when he and his family left Vermont for a new life in Minnesota. WaabiskiMakwa was still a boy in when his father perished at Sandy Lake because of the negligence of U.S. government officials. Neither Waabi nor Samuel could see that their lives were on a collision course. 4.3 stars, 37 ratings. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


Loving Strays by Franco Cardiello

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Every poem is a new free verse story, infused with nuances and humor." -Readers Favorite. A romantic outsider searches for a loving home despite his fear of actually finding it, using narrative poetry and memoir prose to discuss various types of romance and life stages spanning 20 years. Candid stories range from wild to sweet, humorous to sad, and whorish to endearing. The author analyzes his ambivalence by self-reflecting on his misguided youth, highlighting trust issues, and admitting past mistakes to gain hindsight. "Observant and sharp." -Indies Today. 4.7 stars, 13 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Through My Eyes by Alesia Payne

Literary Fiction and Poetry

An extraordinary literary work that transcends the boundaries of traditional spiritual writing. This book is a profound exploration of the divine, written with unparalleled depth and heartfelt insight. Within its pages, readers will discover a captivating blend of personal experiences, spiritual revelations, and profound wisdom. Alesia's prose is both eloquent and deeply moving, inviting readers to embark on a transformative journey into the very essence of divinity. From $8.49 SHOP NOW


Whispers in the Branches by Brandy Heineman

Literary Fiction and Poetry

When Abby Wells returns to her family roots in Georgia, she has no idea that her passion for genealogy hunting will entangle her in past and present family ghosts. "Fans of Southern mysteries and ghost stories will love this hauntingly redemptive tale of old and new loves, and what really matters at the edge of eternity. A beautiful, thought-provoking read.” -Yangsze Choo, author of The Ghost Bride. 4.2 stars, 53 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Mary Not Broken by Deborah L. King

Literary Fiction and Poetry

In Depression Era Mississippi, fifteen-year-old Mary Johnson is determined to choose her own life. But when her parents agree to have her wed an old preacher, the feisty teenager elopes with her aspiring musician boyfriend to the bright lights of Chicago. But instead of fun, fame, and fortune, they find misery and heartbreak. Returning home, Mary reluctantly considers marrying the older man her parents wanted. But she might discover life as a pastor’s wife is much more costly than she imagined. Will her choice lead to happiness or sorrow? From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Ready...Set...Pride! by Truscott Jones

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Teen/young adult novel: Max Sparks thought 12th grade was confusing enoughuntil he inherited the NFL’s Portland Rogues and with them: the judgments of Twitter and Snapchat, his classmates’ intense interest, several skeptical players, the vicious sports media, and his scheming uncle who happens to be the team’s general manager and wants it for himself. Oh yeah, and being in the closet while simultaneously thrust upon the national stage. Does Max believe enough in himself, whether it’s leading the club, confronting his foes, or finding his first love? 4.5 stars, 17 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Under the Emerald Sky by Juliane Weber

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Reaches another level in storytelling, the kind where the characters remain with you long after you have closed the book." -The Historical Fiction Company. It’s 1843, and the Englishman Quinton Williams has come to Ireland to oversee his father’s estate and escape his painful past. He meets the Irishwoman Alannah O’Neill, whose family is one of few to have retained ownership of their land. But they must keep her budding relationship secret, especially given the hatred Alannah's brother, Kieran, feels for the English. An action-packed romance ensues. 4.2 stars, 130+ ratings on Goodreads. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Daisy by Pat Backley

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A gentle family saga spanning almost 100 years, from 1887 to 1974. Set in Alabama, Harlem, and London, Daisy's story incorporates some of the evils of society, including poverty, racism, and snobbery, as well as some of the best that life has to offer, like family, friendship, and love. 4.4 stars, 61 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Second Daisy: A Sequel by Pat Backley

Literary Fiction and Poetry

An historical novel of Family, Friendship, and Love. The first Daisy had a hard start in life, born in the slums of London in 1887, to a poor unmarried mother. In this sequel 100 years later, we meet her namesake, The Second Daisy, whose life is much easier. But in many ways the two women are very similar...smart, sunny, and loving. The only difference is that The Second Daisy is black. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Short Spanish Stories for Beginners by LingoMelo

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Want to learn Spanish in a fun and engaging way, but having trouble finding the right reading material? Look no further! Start an exciting journey to learning Spanish with 20 engaging short stories. Designed for both young and adult learners, this book offers an exciting journey into the Spanish-speaking world. Each short story has been carefully selected to cover a wide range of topics, from bright colors to fascinating animals, bustling professions, and mouthwatering culinary experiences. Start your Spanish journey now! FREE - SHOP NOW


The Notebooks of Honora Gorman by Linda Mahkovec

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Not a love story—and yet a story of love. A whimsical chronicling of the artist's life, the pursuit of beauty, and the love of story. While struggling on the writer’s path in New York City, Honora Gorman discovers that the solidity of her dreams is her strongest ally. "A reflective, dream-like narrative that lures you in." -Amazon Vine Voice Review. 4.4 stars, 38 ratings on Goodreads. From $0.99 SHOP NOW