A trio of skilled vampire raiders are going out to swindle a high stakes take from a deceased vampire, hoping to get by with a major score! However...is this the kind of heist that they expected to get away with? Or is there something 'else' going on behind the scenes?
Youth passes by alarmingly, and for most people, the simple days of childlike wonder are a flood of nostalgia. At a certain age, we all reflect back on our growing up experiences and wish for some of the good old times... this is some of mine, but many can relate as the desire to be young again, sometimes, is one and it's own.
A spinoff of the "Gone From Daylight" vampire series (Reading the original is not necessary), this tale takes place in the old West. Deacon Porter is baffled by the recent murders in his small town. With his father being the Sherriff, it's up to him to solve the mystery of what's happening. However, when Deacon meets a teen boy like himself in the darkness, he experiences feelings that he never knew that he had before. But is this beautiful stranger the boy of Deacon's dreams? Or is it possible that he may be the monster that his father is hunting in the shadows of night?
Short stories are definitely not my strong suit, and this attempt soon became a continuous story inspired by the challenge of First Line prompts. Constructive criticism and kind encouragement are more than welcome.
The Leopards have scattered, some interstate and others to different parts of Melbourne, but the events of 2014 continue to bind them together. In the meantime, new Leopards and new friends have their own challenges that must be overcome. This includes one newcomer who is unaware he's being hunted.
Lance has always been a unique soul - androgynous and flamboyant to the point of being labeled a freak, even by his own brother and sister. But things aren't bad forever. Charismatic, resilient and an incredibly proficient dancer, Lance works hard to carve out a future for himself. Keen to be famous, he finds ways to take advantage of what sets him apart from everybody else and creates opportunities in the face of adversity. As he experiences challenges, hardships, victories and love, he asserts the universe's sole absolute truth - there is only one Lance.
Chandler Cross, a student at the Chicago Institute of Art, comes across someone new, one day. Someone very much in need of a mentor and a protector. The last thing Chandler ever thought he'd ever be was someone to be looked up to, but that is what he became. A guardian angel for a lost and broken boy, struggling as Chandler once struggled as a gay teen in a less than accepting world. How will he cope with this awesome responsibility now that he has Brandon . . .
The Old World is gone. In its place is the hellscape, where demons prey upon the living. The Chantry and the Scarlet Church are at war and the number of possessions are rising. The Scarlet Church has something nasty planned to turn the tides of war and it's up to the Stray Dogs, an unlikely band made of convicts, a healer, and a young practitioner who has secrets of his own to stop them.