Can you imagine the future when you are thirteen years old? When you’ve lost everything? From the ruins of war in a bombed out town in Syria; the desperation of refugee camps; and slum cities in Turkey, the paramount goal is safety and the impossible: Europe. This story is of our time and does not shy away from harsh reality. There is abuse, exploitation, huge risk, suffering and pain, but there is also romance and a few good souls.
The continued adventures in sex and friendship, online and off, of Alan Damshroeder, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, high school teacher.
This book is different from the previous two because there are two long sections -- "Obey," and "Variation," which only contain two characters -- Alan and another man. Next, there's a conventionally written short story, "Bob," and the last section, "Other Nights," is composed of the usual short exchanges between Alan and a host of men he often never gets to meet.
Elias didn't dream with wide-eyed wonder about the day he could seek out his mate or mates. He felt trapped, constricted in a world where Omegas weren't allowed to do anything for themselves...where Omegas couldn't even leave their community. But, then he received the biggest Khonsu stone that their werewolf community had ever seen. Just what did the Gods have in mind for him?
NumbaCruncha begins with a chilling peek into the near future, then takes a thousand year leap to Oasis, a future city-state in which the human aptitude for duplicitous and unjust social schemes has reached its logical culmination in a flesh-crawlingly evil dystopia ruled by the most unpleasant gang of conmen and women you're ever likely to encounter. A couple of young scientists who have recently invented a new means of transport, decide to do something about it, despite the tremendous odds.
Meanwhile, out in the forest, the secret weapon designed by intelligent, decent men a thousand years previously, is patiently waiting.
Drake's family is a challenge, but they're not his only one on an unavoidable family weekend. One ex-boyfriend cancels at the last minute, and another ex-boyfriend fills in, just so Drake has company when he comes face to face with his original ex for the first time since their breakup. And oh yeah, there's a wedding.
Summer is ending, school starting, and the world changing for Jesse and Marty. Their relationship has grown strong, and now they are trying to figure out how to present themselves to others. School introduces some new ideas, new thinking, and teachers that encourage them to expand their horizons. Friendships resume, grow, and lead in new directions. But no one is quite prepared for where they will go...
Jake is young, wild, and runs with his brother's bad-ass gang. But he has a secret he needs to hide. When he is saved from a rival gang by a guy with eyes blue as the summer's sky, all dressed up in an Armani suit and moves like Bruce Lee, the walls he carefully built around him start to crumble.
Fifteen year-old Fidel runs away to the city where he falls into trouble, then falls out again and then is too busy living to notice a quiet political revolution. He and his friends fall foul of the new government and, after a series of adventures, excitements and horrifying experiences, work out how to live, what to value and how to survive during a reign of terror that it seems is not going to end.
I want to let everyone know that this story ties into chapters of the original "Gone From Daylight" storyline! There are spoilers within if you haven't read it yet!
This spinoff gives us a dark look at the mysterious Vampire Elders of Chicago. When a new threat arrives in darkness, possibly bringing madness and death along with it, the Elders must get to together to discuss an effective plan of action to deal with it. But will cooler heads prevail and can a peaceful solution be achieved? Or will fear and corruption lead them to a much deadlier option? The clock is ticking, and tough choices must be made before it's too late!
Tony is a high school student with a crush on a straight classmate. One day, his dreams come true as he and his crush are taken from Polk High School and appear in a mysterious tube suspended in a white void. Trapped with the object of his desires, Tony is forced to examine his feelings, what they mean for Rory, and the limits of both free will and of the human heart.