Today's Featured Books— Literary Fiction and Poetry

Of Sheaves and Stars by Jubilee Lipsey

Literary Fiction and Poetry

The call of God often breaks a man before it makes him. At seventeen, Joseph hears the voice of El-Shaddai for himself in a dual dream of harvest and heavens. But the very visions that set him apart from his brothers also fuel their disdain into a raging hatred that threatens to destroy him. Join one of the most famous biblical heroes in the heart-wrenching middle of his story and witness how God’s presence carried him through, bearing faithful fruit that prepared him not only for more testing but for glory. From $9.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Sam Wood: Floods of Ungodly Men by Henry E. Peavler

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Colonel Sam Wood, the Fighting Quaker, was a real-life Superhero before the term was even coined. He was friend to every Abolitionist from Abraham Lincoln to Harriet Tubman and from John Brown to Frederick Douglass, and foe to every slaveholder from Jefferson Davis to Henry Clay. He demanded equality for all, elimination of slavery, and the right to vote for women. Book 1 in a series of four books about Sam and Margaret Wood. They were abolitionists, pioneers, and crusaders for equality for everyone, regardless of gender, race, or social standing. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - A Drinker's Poems, Thoughts and Dialogue by C.O.B.

Literary Fiction and Poetry

On the anniversary of his dear friend's death, an old man enters a bar and shares a story of a time when love came at a cost. Through a collection of poems, you will experience the joy of living, loving, and crying, plus lots and lots of laughter. A merry-go-round of raw emotions, this collection of poetry is a testimony to how life was lived and is meant to be lived...from the perspective of an old drinker. “Ideal for meditating on time and life.” ~Readers’ Favorite. FREE - SHOP NOW


Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Alice McVeigh

Literary Fiction and Poetry

The third in McVeigh's prize-winning series of standalone Jane Austen variations. The spotlight is on Darcy in this witty and imaginative re-telling of Austen’s classic tale. In a timeless story of love amid the clash of social classes, Darcy is faced with a terrible choice: to stay in London to force Wickham’s hand—or to go to Rome, to salvage his family’s reputation. New Release: 4 stars, 137 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Harriet: A Jane Austen Variation by Alice McVeigh

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Emma, a privileged young heiress, decides to mentor Harriet Smith, a pretty boarding-school pupil, and to matchmake her as eligibly as she can… But how is she to guess that Harriet has a secret? Meanwhile, the brilliant, penniless Jane Fairfax consents to a clandestine engagement with Frank Churchill—though not daring to confess, even to him, that she is being relentlessly pursued by her best friend’s husband. Harriet sidelines Emma herself in favour of the ingenious Harriet and the fascinating Jane Fairfax. It is Emma—but an Emma with a surprisingly believable twist in its tail. Book 2 in the series. 4.1 stars, 223 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Drover's Curse by Bob Harvey

Literary Fiction and Poetry

There is an adventure in every twist and turn of Andrew Graham’s path through life. Orphaned at a Kansas fort and herding cattle at 16, Andy found it necessary to become Clyde Driscoll. Clyde saved a failing Nebraska fort for Custer and the 7th Cavalry before he headed south to fight in the Civil War. Returning to the life of a drover meant leaving the Army as a deserter, matching wits with a notorious lawman, and watching the birth of a Kansas Cowtown. Mount up with Andy and learn about boots, tack, snakes, blizzards, steers, women of the night, life on the trail, and Texas Rangers. Book 1 in the series. From $0.99. SHOP NOW


Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel by Alice McVeigh

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Pitch-perfect: this Jane Austen-inspired novel echoes the master herself." -Publishers Weekly. In this magical prequel to Austen's Lady Susan, the beautiful, capricious sixteen-year-old Susan is taken under the wing of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. But is London society ready for the young Susan? Winner of awards/recognition from BookLife, PenCraft, and Global, eLit, and Historical Fiction Book Awards. Book 1 in the series. 4.3 stars, 323 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW 


Whatever Happened to Cathy Martin by Mim Eichmann

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Kathy Reichs meets Sherlock Holmes in this gothic Midwest thriller from the bestselling author of A Sorrow Alone and Muskrat Ramble. Set in southern Indiana in 1978, Whatever Happened to Cathy Martin seeks to unravel a deadly tangled web of lies surrounding three former high school friends, one of whom has been missing for over a decade...but which one? And why? "For those who appreciate craft in storytelling, it’s a must read.” -James A. Ross, author of the Coldwater mystery series. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Paganini by Adam Fike

Literary Fiction and Poetry

The wicked life of a notorious nineteenth-century Italian violinist who played so beautifully—and broke so many hearts—they thought he was the devil. Paganini's music was spellbinding. He set Europe on fire. Voices burst from his violin. It was all so magical. But was it evil? In the end, he does confess. But not to that. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - Magnolia Song by J. Robert Towery

Literary Fiction and Poetry

The explosive saga of two Memphis families whose intertwined fates spiral out of control over four generations of heartbreak and renewal. A rollicking gallop of a novel…a yeasty mix of sin, sacrifice, and redemption, imbuing the least of the characters with an irrepressible dignity. “More than breadth, Magnolia Song has depth. Its interweaving stories are all rooted in a philosophic consciousness of history, particularly in its treatment of race relations. This is one of those novels that grabs you and doesn’t let go.” -author Thomas McNamee. FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - The Chianti Chronicles by Kevin Cullen

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Volume One - Tales of Vietnam Vets. The Vietnam War ended long ago, but its heroes are still among us in this collection of short stories: A young boy learns the truth of his father's service in Vietnam. A survivor of Ia Drang Valley contemplates ending his life right before Christmas. An Air Force Major returns home to New York to bury her beloved brother. A "tunnel rat" saves a woman from her abusive boyfriend. A Silver Star recipient performs one last act of selfless courage. This collection will touch your heart and remind you of the real people hidden behind the history.​ ​FREE - SHOP NOW


Blameforest by Jason Stocks

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"Provocative, explicit poetry written with muscular swagger." -Kirkus Reviews. "Blends Southern grit with the South's grief-stained beauty to offer readers a fly's eye view of small mountain town pride. Fierce, bold, and self-aware, Stocks' debut poetry collection is steeped in the Gothic hauntings of Deep South life like, 'wasps, with their legs crossed [that] hover in the upper most angles of gables like ghosts with terrible news they can’t wait to deliver.'" -Jenifer DeBellis, author of New Wilderness. 5 stars, 25 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Twisted Anchors: Drowning in Paradise by JD James

Literary Fiction and Poetry

When all else fails…trust your enemies! Ever-twisting characters of powerful men played over by an even more powerful and independent Mrs. Lancey...with money, careers, and reputations at stake. Wacky zany comical chaos follows when the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA Battle Force visits Athens, Greece, for fun in the sun. Based on the author’s high-pressured life as a U.S. Navy Ship Agent. Memoirs...sort of... From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Censored Angel by Joan Koster

Literary Fiction and Poetry

An American-Girl for ADULTS. Determined to free women from Victorian marriage mores, a nineteenth century mystic marriage counselor and her guardian angel battle Anthony Comstock, the Inquisitor of Smut, in this biographical historical novel based on a true story. Part of the Forgotten Women Series of deeply researched stories about complex, historical women. "This book was truly wonderful. I love learning about these fascinating women." -K. Campbell. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


The Girl in the Water by Joseph Howse

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Winner of the 2023 Independent Press Award for Literary Fiction and the 2023 IPPY Awards Bronze Medal for Best Regional Ebook (Fiction). Four teenagers navigate life in Gorbachev's USSR, against a broad backdrop of civilizations in decline. "Joseph Howse evokes the literary styles of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky in...a sprawling, complex and compelling tale of a young Ukrainian girl in the late 1980s at a personal and cultural crossroads." -IndieReader. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


The Amazing Sparkleton Circus by William Rose

Literary Fiction and Poetry

A heartwarming short story about a little circus of lovable misfits and the comedic efforts of a large rival circus to sabotage them during the performance of their lives. Lovingly written for both animal lovers and fans of the classic whimsical circus. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


After The Ashes by E.V. Nova

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Perfect for fans of Kate Baer and Courtney Peppernell. After The Ashes is a collection of poems depicting the emotional journey through the darkness of grief, heartbreak, and betrayal into the first glimpse of hope and light that comes with healing. These words are for anyone who has ever loved and lost, been betrayed and broken, or seen the other side of goodbye. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Pilgrim's Progress for the 21st Century by David Harakal

Literary Fiction and Poetry

"This brilliantly updated version of John Bunyan's beloved classic will resonate with modern-day readers. As fresh as today's headlines!" -Reedsy review. In this modern adaptation of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, Christian Pilgrim drives a high-end SUV with his wife and three teenage children toward Celestial City and the promise of relief from the burden of their sins. "It mirrors perfectly what is going on in our culture today." -Amazon review. 4.8 stars, 13 ratings. From $7.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW / 


The Humbling and Other Poems by Robert J. Tiess

Literary Fiction and Poetry

An "Editor's Pick" in the June 20, 2022, issue of Publishers Weekly, this masterful, inspiring, and critically-acclaimed debut poetry collection features memorable poems on humility, hope, love, justice, peace, and more. These are poems both poetry lovers and readers new to poetry can enjoy deeply. As part of Robert's ongoing efforts to promote accessibility in poetry, he has included a glossary of poetry terms, reading suggestions, three brief essays, an author biography, and more in his book. Very highly recommended for all poetry fans. 4.4 stars, 38 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Lost Years: Love by Rowen Lee

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Sixteen-year-old Maleeka was taught from a young age that family was everything, but struggles to follow the rules imposed by her strict, Syrian father. Yearning to be seen and loved just as she is, Maleeka seeks solace in Marc but is forbidden to see him. When forced to choose between her family and the boy she loves, what will Maleeka do? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - The Girl in the Thistles by S.K. Sandvig

Literary Fiction and Poetry

YA historical fiction. A Novel of the Dakota Homeland. Emilie is the 19-year old daughter of a Sioux mother and a Scottish father. Her home is destroyed in the US-Dakota war of 1862. Her mother is sent to a prisoner-of-war camp, so Emilie sets out to find her father who has been missing since the beginning of the war. With help from two new and unlikely friends, she begins a treacherous and emotional journey to track him down. Will she find him? Will her mother be set free? And will Emilie be able to rebuild the home she's lost? 4.7 stars, 100+ ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


Toolbox Talk by Tim Ebl and Ryan Hanson

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Tall Tales and Legends of Pipefitters, Welders, and Other Dudes With Trucks. Toolbox Talk offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Tradies who are hard at work keeping the lights on, the fuel tanks full, and the goods and services moving. This collection of humorous stories inspired by the authors’ careers in the industrial sector, share the laughs, danger, and downright absurdity that all tradespeople have encountered. You will be entertained with tales of confrontations with coworkers, spouses, and nature. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Tell Them to Be Quiet and Wait by Caroline Cook

Literary Fiction and Poetry

The year is 1935, and Dr. Beverly Conner is overqualified for her joband the only woman in sight. Inspired by the true story of Dr. Hannah Croasdale, Tell Them to Be Quiet and Wait considers how things changeor stay the samefor women, for academia, and for science, against the backdrop of a century of American history. From $7.99 SHOP NOW


These Thy Gifts by Vincent Panettiere

Literary Fiction and Poetry

Be taken on a journey with Father Steven Trimboli in this powerful novel. Follow him through 50 years of his life as a priestfrom a storefront church in Brooklyn to the dangers in Vietnam and beyond. With Father Trimboli's refreshing mix of determination and spirituality, readers will be inspired by his tenacious fight for justice, faithfulness, and standing up for the oppressed. 4.3 stars, 65 ratings. From $9.49 SHOP NOW /