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By Abbie Rushton. 2015
Megan doesn't speak. She hasn't spoken in months. Pushing away the people she cares about is just a small price… to pay. Because there are things locked inside Megan's head - things that are screaming to be heard - that she cannot, must not, let out. Then Jasmine starts at school: bubbly, beautiful, talkative Jasmine. And for reasons Megan can't quite understand, life starts to look a bit brighter. Megan would love to speak again, and it seems like Jasmine might be the answer. But if she finds her voice, will she lose everything else?
By Kate Evangelista. 2016
A romantic European vacation is the perfect excuse to let go in No Holding Back, the highly anticipated sequel to… No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista. Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston...Everyone except Preston. Nathan has always accepted that Preston was too focused on his swim training to worry about love. But Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics soon, so if Nathan wants his chance at love, he has to speak up now. But saying "I love you" is surprisingly difficult, even for someone as confident as Nathan. Maybe a whirlwind vacation in Europe could help? But... what if it doesn't work out and he loses the best friend he's ever had?
By Nina Packebush. 2017
Sixteen-year-old queer-identified Banjo Logan wakes up groggy in a juvenile mental ward. She realizes that the clueless therapist and shiny… psychiatrist can't help her come to terms with her genderqueer boy/girlfriend's suicide, much less help her decide what to do with the fetus that's growing inside her or answer the question of why she cuts. She's befriended by two fellow patients—a strange and slightly manic queer girl and a shy, gay boy disowned by his born-again Christian parents. Girls Like Me is a powerful coming of age story of a pregnant gay teenager who realizes that friends may make the best medicine.
By Alicia Joseph. 2017
Lyssa resents her single mother for not being home when she needs her. Her best friend, Abbey, would prefer her… mother to be gone for most of the day. This provides the backdrop of their friendship and the strong bond between them. It also is the catalyst for personal discovery, sexual identity, and tragedy. As young girls, they discover a hideout in a remote area near the train tracks, and spend much of their summer days there. As they get older, the Hideout provides them a safe haven from the pressures and angst of their teenage years.
By Rich Deas, H. A. Swain. 2018
A futuristic thriller about the colonization of and culture clashes between the Moon and Earth from H.A. Swain, the author… of Hungry and Gifted.Sol is the month between June and July on the thirteen-month Moon calendar. It's the only time teenagers have to themselves between rigorous scientific training and their ultimate lab assignments in their colony on the Moon. Their families emigrated from Earth to build better lives; but life on the Moon is far from perfect, as Uma learns on the eve of Sol. Uma meets an Earthen girl who becomes a fast friend, and much more. What Uma doesn't know is that the girl is assigned to infect Uma with a plague that a rogue faction of Earthen scientists hope will wipe out Moon soldiers. Will Uma be the cause of a pandemic? Whom can she trust, and moreover, whom does she love?
By Eric Devine. 2016
Someone brutally murdered Mary Mathison, daughter of a prominent and very conservative local pastor, and Avery, a transgender boy who… loved Mary, is bent on finding her killer. He goes to the crime scene to do some investigating, but is quickly put in harm's way. Reluctantly, Avery must move to the sidelines to wait for the police to do their job.However, following Mary's funeral, Avery receives the first in a series of disturbing text messages that can only come from the killer, revealing that Avery is now a target. The killer claims that Mary's murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery. The killer's demands are simple and horrific: Avery must repent for changing his gender identity, or he will be the next one killed.Now Avery is torn between finding the murderer and protecting himself from a killer who is playing a disturbing cat-and-mouse game. Can Avery deny who he is to catch Mary's killer? Or will sacrificing himself be the ultimate betrayal?
By Martin Wilson. 2017
P The Face on the Milk Carton meets The Impossible Knife of Memory in this ripped-from-the-headlines novel that explores the… power of being an ally and a friend when a kidnapped boy returns to his hometown P Sam Walsh had been missing for three years His older sister Beth thought he was dead His childhood friend Josh thought it was all his fault They were the last two people to see him alive Until now Because Sam has been found and he s coming home Beth desperately wants to understand what happened to her brother but her family refuses to talk about it even though Sam is clearly still affected by the abuse he faced at the hands of his captor P And as Sam starts to confide in Josh about his past Josh can t admit the truths he s hidden deep within himself that he s gay and developing feelings for Sam And even bigger that he never told the police everything he saw the day Sam disappeared P As Beth and Josh struggle with their own issues their friends and neighbors slowly turn on Sam until one night when everything explodes Beth can t live in silence Josh can t live with his secrets And Sam can t continue on until the whole truth of what happened to him is out in the open P For fans of thought-provoking stories like The Face on the Milk Carton this is a book about learning to be an ally even when the community around you doesn t want you to be
By Nina Rossing. 2016
After a year of partying, getting into fights, and finally crashing his father's vintage Bonneville in a car chase, seventeen-year-old… Benjamin has pushed his parents to their limit. It's not like he can tell them why he's so angry at life, or that he'll do anything to distract himself from the lust he feels toward his best friend's sexy cousin, Dino. He can't even protest when he's sent away from Miami to spend the summer working on his grandparents' farm in the desolate fjords of Western Norway. The farm is isolated and old-fashioned, and so are Ben's religious grandparents. It's cold and wet, and Ben is miserable and restless. Relief comes in the form of Even, the eighteen-year-old blond Viking farmhand who offers Ben friendship and a new outlook on his situation. But Even is hiding issues of his own. Ben's grandparents want him to inherit the farm, but the only thing keeping Ben there is his desire to know Even better. As the feelings between the two young men grow, things kept hidden are slowly revealed--for good and ill--and they must turn to unlikely places for encouragement.
By Olivia Chase. 2017
For fans of Cassandra Clare and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the second book in this kick-ass new series will keep… you on the edge of your seat ...Diana, Minerva and Vesta are Demon Hunters, gifted with amazing powers. They can see truth with the touch of the hand, break down solid walls and shoot lightning from their fingertips ... basically all the things you could want in the battle against supernatural evil. When an eerie fog cloaks Edinburgh and the girls find a boy, bloodied and confused, they suspect a demon is up to no good. Before they can even grab their weapons, they're plunged into a fight agianst an ancient foe. Will the united strength of their Trinity be enough to keep them alive?With new faces, an old flame and one seriously blood-thirsty demon, things are about to get interesting ...
By Juan Carrá. 2018
El duelo a muerte signado desde la infancia de dos criminales uno que vive como delincuente el… otro como polic a En la tierra yace Jorge moribundo Frente a l Lucio se yergue con la navaja ensangrentada En el instante en que se abre la herida se desencadena esta novela vertiginosa que narra el enfrentamiento feroz entre dos bandas de pistoleros por el dominio de la Jerusal n movidas por el odio heredado y la venganza De los pasillos a los pabellones de la c rcel sus protagonistas acatan mandamientos como santos y arc ngeles Las sagradas escrituras se imprimen con sangre sobre el paisaje cruel de la urbe empobrecida su cielo huele a goma quemada a cloaca a p lvora y sus personajes hablan como polic as y ladrones De un realismo desgarrado No permitas que mi sangre se derrame se escribe en los contornos de un mundo paralelo gobernado por corruptos y asesinos que buscan el amparo de Dios La cr tica ha dicho De una dolorosa humanidad son las poderosas narraciones que tiene para compartir Juan Carr Historias rojo sangre Historias de un rojo vino tinto Leonardo Oyola La prosa de Juan Carr es una m quina de v rtigo Gabriela Cabez n C mara Carr despliega una velocidad narrativa impresionante capaz de volver sobre s y construir la voz de la tumba y la de los pasillos con una potencia de ficci n conmovedora Juli n L pez
By Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. 2018
“Two fierce young people battle a fiery landscape and vicious foes in a race for freedom. I was glued to… my seat!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Tamora PierceIn the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole…yet some face the world alone.The singlebornA rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him.The diminishedWhen one twin dies, the other usually follows, unable to face the world without their other half. Those who survive are considered diminished, doomed to succumb to the violent grief that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died.Such is the fate of Vi Abernathy, whose twin sister died in infancy. Raised by the anchorites of the temple after her family cast her off, Vi has spent her whole life scheming for a way to escape and live out what’s left of her life in peace.As their sixteenth birthdays approach, Bo and Vi face very different futures—one a life of luxury as the heir to the throne, the other years of backbreaking work as a temple servant. But a long-held secret and the fate of the empire are destined to bring them together in a way they never could have imagined.“With a splash of swoony romance and a thrilling conclusion, readers will be clamoring for the sequel.” —Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost and The Vicious Deep trilogy“Bo and Vi are fierce, complex characters, and I couldn’t devour their story fast enough!”—Amy Tintera, New York Times bestselling author of Ruined“This daring novel challenges the status quo beautifully.”—Natalie C. Parker, author of Beware the Wild
By Devon Mccormack. 2014
Eight years ago, Luke Retter witnessed the brutal murder of his mother and sister at the hands of his demon-possessed… father. He survived but lost a hand and an eye. The demon also burned its emblem into his skin, marking him as a cursed. Those who bear this mark are at risk of becoming possessed themselves, so they are monitored and enslaved by the state-run UCIS. Working as a slave is hard, but Luke prefers it to the possibility of being controlled by the demon. One night, Luke wakes to find his worst nightmare coming true. His father's demon has returned. In a panic, he runs to the only person who might be able to help: Zack, a cursed who ran away from the state and created an underground community to protect other fugitive curseds. Zack helps him suppress the demon. But the city's become a time bomb, and Luke's demon itches to escape. With the UCIS closing in on Zack's underground operation and Luke's demon crafting its own, nefarious plot, Luke realizes that he must take a stand.
By Ashley Herring Blake. 2018
For readers of Girl in Pieces and The Way I Used to Be comes an emotionally gripping story about facing… hard truths in the aftermath of sexual assault. <P><P>Mara and Owen are as close as twins can get, so when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. <P>Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? <P>Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, Mara feels lost, and it doesn’t help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie. <P>As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie come together in the aftermath of this terrible crime, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits into her future. <P>With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
By Paul Russell. 2016
Country boy Tony is seduced by a smooth-talking pornographer, who brings the young man to New York to star in… and recruit younger boys into a string of increasingly violent sex films. An escape, a marriage and a murder follow the story's cinematic arc of innocence, betrayal, redemption and revenge.
By A M Arthur. 2018
Reyes Caldero keeps his past buried deep and his emotions buried deeper. But what he doesn’t say he always makes… up for with his actions. When the hot chef he once saved from an abusive ex turns up at Clean Slate Ranch, the quiet cowboy is happy to act on their sizzling chemistry, even if he’s not ready to share his secrets—or his heart.Miles Arlington needs to get the hell out of San Francisco, and heading north for a job near Clean Slate Ranch seems like just the thing. It doesn’t hurt that his secret crush slash onetime rescuer happens to work at the ranch. Miles has never been one for the outdoors, but the superhot Reyes has him ready to saddle up.Reyes is happy to keep things casual, even though his heart has other ideas. And when Miles is forced to confront his past again, Reyes and Miles will have to put all their trust in each other if they want any chance at building a future together.One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!This book is approximately 86,000 wordsCarina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Alissa Davis
By Emery C. Walters. 2015
Miranda isn’t sure if she is transgendered or a lesbian. When Cal, a gay boy her age comes to stay… next door for the summer, they become close. Even though they are opposites, they are both outsiders, and their friendship blossoms over the summer. Could there be romance despite their differences?Then twins Ada and Van move into the neighborhood, and Miranda finds herself torn between them. She can’t decide who she’s more attracted to -- Ada, who may be lesbian, or Van, who is transgendered. Will she find love with one of them instead?
By Elliot Arthur Cross. 2013
Born blind, seventeen-year-old Bobby proves he's more than capable to live his life like any sighted person. Quick-witted and funny,… he's learned to navigate the world without ever seeing it. Once school is out, it's time to get a summer job.For Tyler, summer vacation is an opportunity to spend more time playing the drums with his queer alternative band. Growing up gay, Tyler prides himself on how open and easy-going he is. Life would be perfect if he had someone special to share it with.During the day, Bobby hangs out with his best friend, Quan, whose girlfriend sets him up on a blind date with her cousin, Tyler. Neither boy knows what to expect. Bobby is presented with the opportunity to let his guard down and let someone in, and Tyler is given the chance to prove to himself just how easy-going he really is.But when fate intervenes, the two boys struggle to survive One Frightful Date.
By Hayden Thorne. 2012
Following the attacks on Vintage City by the Deathtrap Debutantes, life quiets down, and the superheroes are temporarily without work.… Unfortunately, unemployed superheroes mean bored superheroes, and with Peter's birthday just around the corner, Eric asks for help in coming up with the most creative gift he can give a boy who's got everything. Tapping into everyone's fondness for computer games, Eric enlists the heroes' help in experimenting with a video game in a desperate bid to amaze Peter with something unique.What they don't expect is a game that's been sabotaged by an old nemesis. Eric and the heroes suddenly find themselves trapped in a horror game, forced to advance against the clock or be stuck in it forever. With three of their friends vanishing from the group, Eric and Ridley are forced to use their wits and their limited abilities to fight their way through monsters that are meant to keep them from finding the others. Outside, Althea as Spirit Wire, along with unexpected allies, scrambles to keep a delicate connection with her friends as she tries to save them all.
By Ginna Wilkerson. 2017
When Emelia Behrends is caught in bed with her girlfriend Taylor by her strict Southern Baptist mother, she thinks nothing… worse could ever happen. But when she’s sent to a small town in Kentucky to live with her aunt, stranger things do indeed happen. An incident in the gym locker room starts tongues wagging, and soon the popular crowd are spreading rumors.Thankfully, Emelia meets would-be witch Hillary and the two band together as misfits and friends. Then Mariah enters the picture, and Emelia is instantly attracted. Mariah is entranced with Emelia’s beautiful smile and silky red hair, but she harbors deep secrets that might make all the difference between romance and tragedy.The mystery begins to unravel when the topic of the Salem witch trials is introduced at school. Who is Mariah, and where did she really come from? And will Mariah’s buried secrets mean another love lost for Emelia?
By Tam Macneil. 2014
Hyabusa Jao bungled his most recent assignment as an assassin for the Good Men and now he is in trouble… with his scary boss, Kazematsuri. As punishment, he has to guard Ryo, the fifteen-year-old son of the opium lord of Okatsu. Jao is prepared to hate his assignment, but unexpectedly he likes the kid a lot, and spends his time training the boy in the rudiments of survival on the street.Then Ryo is kidnapped.Tall and elegant Masahiro, Ryo's older brother, is convinced Jao did the deed, and hates him for it. But as Jao pursues the truth and burrows deeper and deeper into the corrupt heart of the opium business, he and Masahiro are slowly drawn into an uneasy collaboration. Together they must uncover the enemy, and team up against a ruthless man who doesn't care who he has to kill to profit.