Brody and Jace have been inseparable best friends since the first day of kindergarten. By the time they reached high school, they were boyfriends hiding their love from pretty much everybody. They're full of hope and plans for a future together when graduation's just a few months distant. But lying about a weekend away leads to both families discovering their secret. All the choices that led them to that moment are complicated by a flurry of heat-of-the-moment choices made by both sets of parents. In the end, Brody and Jace make a few more choices that may just alter the future for everybody.
CJ Abelló and Owen Liston return from their honeymoon ready to tackle married life. CJ's last two years at Georgetown University are filled with family, friends, and adventure. The events carry the couple to new heights of happiness and depths of sadness. Their lives will never be the same afterward.
When the brain fails, the heart is often the one that picks up the pieces. Tyson is suicidal, angry and so, so lonely. After an attempt on his own life, he faces brief hospitalisation in the Acute Inpatient Unit with other teenagers. The staff are wonderful and his treatment team goes above and beyond to provide help and support, but what he needs most is a friend. He finds Vladimir, a boy who battles schizophrenia and psychotic episodes. He's perfect.
Kyle and Blu's life continues after college, they are both teachers now. Their family continues to grow, as do the everyday struggles life brings with it. Jared, Kyle's twin lost his wife while she gave birth to their son, leaving the family reeling to help one another get through life's newest trials.
Ryan isn't a singer so why is he added to the band after they had released their first album as the new up and coming boy band of the year? Jasper is certain this is all a publicity stunt by their manager, why else would someone so inappropriate for the position, get placed in with them? While three members of the band are happy to accept this change, Jasper challenges the manager and when their personal situations end up on headlines creating drama, it becomes clear that they are all being manipulated. Jasper finds himself becoming protective of Ryan and developing feelings he didn’t expect towards the sweet and gentle man.
Aria Graice has it all. Son of superstar parents, brother of a rising star, you tuber, fashion guru. Drew Chance is his new bodyguard, a former SAS special operative from a poor Welsh family. He despises everything Aria stands for - until he meets him, and his twin Amara. He realizes that wealth and privilege don't necessarily bring happiness. When a series of escalating threats put both boys in danger, with Amara's bodyguard nowhere in sight, Drew doesn't hesitate to jump in, but what exactly has he jumped in to? And why does an unexpected outburst from Amara leave him thinking all kinds of things that are so very, very wrong - aren't they?
"I scattered and tried to forget everything that happened, everything you said, all the things you did. I tried to move past it, to move on and build our relationship up instead of tearing it down, but all you did was burn the bridge between us."
When he got a strange new order from the King, Azazel didn't believe for a second that things would actually turn out the way his Majesty had hoped. Just goes to show that sometimes, exercising caution is important, especially when said King seems more intent on starting wars than fostering peace.
Gareth Hawethorne is dead. But death isn't the end for him. Thrust into a strange world. he must learn to survive. A surprisingly difficult task for a world where death is never the end.
Leon Griseus remembers only one thing from his life, a stranger's face. In a world where people look nothing like their living selves, can he hope to find this stranger who might hold the key to their past, to their life?
Sometimes life isn’t fair. Fifteen-year-old Richie Ferguson must learn this lesson the hard way when his mother dies of cancer and he is forced to live with a father who left the family two years earlier for another woman. Richie’s life becomes a storm, whirling around with no sense of purpose or direction. Will the tumultuous winds destroy him, or will he find a calm sea in time to save his own life?
The sleepy village of Crumbington is about to get a wake-up call.
When the new chairperson of the Summer Fête Committee pushes to create a naked calendar of the Crumbington football team, mouths drop open. Her further pronouncement at having snagged a celebrity host for the fête—rising television and movie star Clifton O’Keefe, and ex-resident of Crumbington—is met with indifference.
Not by Nathan Fresher, though, local baker and captain of the football team. He had been Clifton’s boyfriend in high school, until Clifton and his family disappeared into the night over ten years ago.
You are the Nameless Hacker and Brandon is writing his story for you. Gay, confused, and deeply closeted he shares his struggles and his triumphs with us here. Despite all that goes on he always manages to smile and shine on through. Share Brandon's smiles and his tears.
Arad Ansari is a homeless street slug in the Grey District A-5 colony. Work is hard to come by and he has to compete with the animal/human hybrids called DemiShou, forcing him to make his way in less than savory methods. Getting off-planet sounds like a godsend, but fate has a way of complicating the best opportunities of a man with little luck.
I endured years of experiments at the hands of sadistic aliens. Barely eighteen, I've been rescued from the tiny cell and the years of enforced sensory deprivation. Lost, with no family or friends I can remember or would turn to if I could, I'm alone in the universe... except for the humans who saved me. The Captain. Zeke. Doc. A crew of misfit Rangers, a ragtag bunch operating just this side of legal--and often on the other side when circumstances are right--are not the kind to help someone “like me” recover. Captain wants to send me away, but I can't leave. No one else can touch me.
He's it for me, the strength I can't function without.