Following the death of his mother, fifteen-year-old Robbie is forced to move from England to start a new life living with his uncle’s family in Canada. Homesick, confused, and missing his close friend, it soon becomes clear to his new family that Robbie is carrying a lot more baggage than he arrived with.
Life had been going fairly normal for 16 yo Mitchell Benning, until the annual spring community fair, during the 3rd term school holidays. One sentence from his so called best friend ended all of that in one fair swoop. A day after the fair, Mitchell packed up most of his belongings, and he was sent to his mother's spinster sister to live, and with hard times on the farm, he would not be returning to boarding school for the final school term of the year. Many years later, Mitchell will return to his home town, and a firestorm of a different kind will strike the town, not just the one with him returning to face the community.
This story starts in June of 2003. The invasion of Iraq is over, George Bush has landed on the aircraft carrier and proclaimed "Mission Accomplished", and the insurgency has yet to begin. Some may think America is at the height of its power.
Meanwhile, in the CAP world:
JJ and Will, both in doomed relationships that seem to be working. Will they unravel, and if they do, who is behind it?
Torrin always gets what he wants. Usually by force. And he thinks nothing will ever change, things will always go his way. When he meets Kai, a sweet, innocent virgin too afraid to even look at him sideways, Torrin decides he wants to own him. He takes Kai by force, and starts to systematically break him and corrupt his innocence. And in doing so, Torrin starts to fall for Kai. Hard. But will Kai ever accept him? After all the pain and humiliation Torrin has put him through?
Denial is a lonely path. Lack of honesty is divisive. And self-loathing is a destructive force that's difficult to overcome. 'Dissonance' is a tale that centers around Ben Mansfield and Travis Cooper: two characters from very different backgrounds who, after a chance meeting one night, must learn to face the discordant elements that have fractured their lives and prevented them from finding love and acceptance - especially within themselves.
Georgie’s younger brother Simon turns up with some friends to celebrate his seventeenth birthday, but the next morning, a monumental hangover and an unexpected discovery threaten to cast a shadow over their close family bond.
Chris Williams had been exiled from the Parker Valley Pack after his participation in an attack on the mate of another pack member. After being forced to leave the only home he knew, he was taken in by a pack on the west coast as a favor to his old Alpha. At the suggestion of the counselor he is working with, he began keeping a journal of his thoughts on what got him to where he is.
The Earth's long hidden ruling family lives among us altering the path of our evolution. Known to humans only as the characters in a deck of mystic cards, within the Arcana each sibling has a role to play and a task to perform before dying and being endlessly reborn. Follow Matt as he discovers who he really is and where his ultimate destiny lies.
Most people, at some point, meet someone who brings a complete change to their lives and makes a huge mess. Usually it is their true love, and they never part. But sometimes this person just vanishes, the only trace of their existence being the trail of destruction and reconstruction they have left behind. Oscar met that someone in the school's toilet. This is how it turned out.