eTLC - A Showcase for Independent Authors



The Electronic Text and Literature Cloud (eTLC) posts only ebooks not under contract with a major publisher.  We hope this will increase your chance of finding that gem by an indie.  Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any suggestions on how to improve this site.  If you would like to submit an ebook for posting, please click SUBMISSIONS.

 

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Wordzo - Everyday Words and Their Interesting Stories
Kenney Jacob (author)

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WordZo is a collection of interesting short stories. (Unboastingly) Stories you have never heard of, engaging ones that sure will keep your fingers irresistibly scrolling till the last page. For the ease of consumption, the book is sliced in to sections that holds a bunch of similar . . .

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A Summer Love Story
Dennis James Browne (author)

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Nick White battles through poverty and a one way love affair to become a millionaire, only to realize that he is alone and his life is still completely empty. Then Hurricane Sandy hits and he saves the life of a little girl, Laney, who loses her mother. Feeling responsible for the child’s welfare, he invites Laney and her new guardian Tess, into his home, and experiences an unforgettable summer filled with joy, fun—and a little girl who saves the life of her terminally ill friend in a way that . . .

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Twisted
Lola Smirnova (author)

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In the corrupt economy of post-Soviet Ukraine opportunities are scarce. Young and eager sisters – Natalia, Lena and Julia – harbour dreams of a better life. Naive and tempted by the allure of ‘quick’ money, the girls set off on an adventure that changes their lives . . .

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My Food Allergies
Amber DeVore (author)

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My Food Allergies is a wonderfully illustrated, interactive book that tells the story of a small boy and his family as they learn he has serious food allergies. My Food Allergies helps children and their parents understand the unique practical and social implications of being a child with food allergies. This book is great for children with any of the top eight food allergies . . .

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Provoked
J. Edward Vance (author)

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In the recesses of desperate minds, a seductive voice takes hold. The possessing tones belong to a beast imprisoned in the hereafter, manipulating wishes and distracting ambitions. Pressing for escape, he has become fixated on a troubled girl with a mysterious past, believing she can break the ancient spell that binds him and clear the way for his suffocating fury to consume the living worlds . . .

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Russian Reckoning: A Jo Epstein Mystery
Joyce Yarrow (author)

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Roped into helping her émigré stepfather, Nikolai, escape the clutches of a ruthless blackmailer, Jo Epstein must enter a world where criminals enforce a 19th century code of honor, threats arrive inside traditional Matryoshka (nesting) dolls, and fashion models adorn themselves with lewd prison tattoos. And even as she helps Nikolai . . .

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Angeli - The Pirate, the Angel & the Irishman
Amy Vansant (author)

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Can a sexy pirate, a persnickety angel and a rowdy Irishman work together long enough to save the world?

Legendary pirate Anne Bonny is alive and swashbuckling her way through the 21st century, but her stormy romantic life would make Blackbeard pack up ship and move to Kansas.

Anne is a Sentinel, a soldier for mankind’s mysterious guardians, the Angeli. Anne will live 1000 years, but in return, she’s required to hunt Perfidia, corrupted Angeli who . . .

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Leadership: Inspiring Others the Way the Legends Do
Nathan Bello (author)

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This is for all the leaders out there who are set to make change. This is also for all those who are leaders in the making. We are going to change things, starting today.

This book is made for people who want a guide on how to discover their leadership traits, and it is made for people who want to discover what it means to become one. It is also to make readers understand that leadership in itself is a skill that is made up of many other skills. Luckily, it is something that can be learned through process, and this book would . . .

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Crash Gordon and the Revelations from Big Sur
Derek Swannson (author)


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An amnesiac convalescing in Big Sur encounters an oddly sinister envoy from the Freemasons’ Scottish Rite Psychophrenic Research Program…. A stoned surfer trespassing on Hearst Castle property gets hauled up into the sky by a massive flying black triangle…. A notorious starlet attending the wrap party for her first major Hollywood movie assassinates a Moscow journalist with a bottle of radioactive nasal spray…. In Crash Gordon and the Revelations from Big Sur, Derek Swannson combines these elements into a comic and subversive international thriller . . .

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Wackos to Obliterate
Kenneth Wayne (author)

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Mavis Kincaid believed fifty-six was too early to retire, but her husband George was sure they had played the game and won, so they sold their home to become RV gypsies. Shortly after they hit the road, their stocks plummet. To help make ends meet, Mavis finds she has the knack to craft romances, while George discovers he can work at home as a paid troll of political websites for the enigmatic . . .

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Featured Novels

 

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An American Branch
Kenneth Wayne (author)

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The Japanese post-war economic miracle halted in the 1990s, a time that has been called the “lost decade” by many. Although the country suffered a severe downturn, it was still flush with revenue, so certain sectors prospered. Due to the belief that college ensured a successful career and to the large number of young people at the time, higher education was in great demand. The domestic universities were unable to handle the short-term surge, so some Japanese companies formed joint-ventures with dozens of foreign universities to provide an “international” alternative.

An American Branch finds Wayne’s everyman, Charles Journeyman, as the director of an English language program at a new American university branch in Osaka. He is happily married to a lovely Japanese woman, but their inability to have children has created a distance between them. This increases as Journeyman becomes busier with work. Unexpectedly, he is given a seductive reward . . .

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Read an interview with the author at Book Junkies Library.

 


Clip
Kenneth Wayne (author)

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Imagine you’re watching a video posted on the Internet and catch a glimpse of yourself in it. The only thing is, you were never in the place where the clip was shot and you don’t know any of the people in it.

Charles is an expatriated American living in Japan who spots himself in a sex video that has gone viral. Initially, he dismisses it as a fluke. His apprehension fades after . . .

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Featured Anthology of Short Stories

Words to Music (Volume 1)
Wells, et al. (Authors)

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Short story anthology written by 40 authors from 12 countries. Authors from Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States collaborated with the common goal to entertain readers around the globe. The authors have chosen to give their royalties from this book to several deserving charities . . .


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Dedicated to Fukushima


The Tunge Pit
Kevin Kato (author)


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Jon Dolan reaches for his cell phone, unaware he’s helping to kill a woman a mile away. A woman he’s never spoken to. A woman he can see. A woman who will spend her own last moments watching him die first. Kris was sure she knew what she was doing. But sometimes our decisions go wrong. Horribly wrong . . .

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