It's been said that suffering builds character. And there are few that know suffering better than young Justin. Only 14 years old, he has found an easy way out. A suicidal tendency that he is hoping will bring an end to his misery. But when he meets a mysterious boy at the end of Navy Pier one dark evening...he is given an alternative. One that will give him purpose, and set in motion the events that will lead to his ultimate destiny....in a world not like our own.
Seventeen-year-old Caroline Abrams desires to get out from under the shadow of her megastar father, Aaron Abrams, when she becomes obsessed with young singer and songwriter, Desdemona’Potts. Desdemona desires to be top and is willing to do anything to advance her career. When these two meet, fires are set and headlines are made.
The darkness festers throughout the vast cosmos in many ways, through war, famine, greed and more, this collection showcases this darkness that exists all around. From the tortured individual to the battlefields of distant lands. This darkness grows, and this archive exists to catalog it. The archive will continue to catalog these findings, as the darkness grows ever closer to us, we are prepared to meet it with observant eyes, and open minds.
Reggie is a young man in his early twenties, living a quiet life. His blindness makes him over cautious in new situations, at least until one day on his way home when he meets a stranger, a man with a voice smooth as honey and burning hot as the most expensive whiskey, starts flirting with him.
Kevin Thorne's life was pretty straight forward. With a loving mother and an adorable but annoying six year old brother as family, he didn't think he needed anyone else to make it better. But as usual, just when you think you have it all figured out, life throws a curve ball. And Kevin now has to adjust to accommodate a stranger in his family - a stranger who brings sudden change in how he felt about a lot of things in his life.
Seth Moore grew up on New York’s Lower East side, the son of a New York State assemblyman. He loved his dad and admired his dedication, but then his dad was arrested on federal charges of corruption. It couldn’t be! When the Feds moved against his boyfriend’s family and seized their restaurants, their only means of support, something had to be done. Would Seth’s dad cop a plea to insider trading and go prison for a crime he didn’t commit, all for the sake of his son and the boy he loved?
On paper, Evan’s life is perfect. He should be happy. But he takes up his estranged father’s offer to spend the summer at their home out of state anyway. Evan hopes to use the time and isolation to re-center and get back on track. But he learns over the course of the summer that getting on track means you have to be honest with not only where you are at, but where you would like to see yourself at the end.
Young Wesley has spent his life trying to be a decent boy. Always holding back, always trying to make the right decision. But when a young group of delinquents step into his life, they begin to free him from what he knew as being right and wrong. However, these other teens are a lot more than what they seem. Beware the full moon, the new moon, and every dark hour in between!