England 1963. Eighteen year old Keith has moved, with his parents, from a house in the suburbs of London to one in a village. It is located on the outskirts of the city, but in many ways it could be in the heart of the country. Keith is no tlooking forward to the prospect.
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.
Thirty-year-old Greg Beaumont is still fleeing the ruin of his life fifteen years ago. Now he's sharing a new home with his best friend Nate Sawyer, pouring himself into his work, and avoiding romantic entanglements while claiming he's just taking his time. But when he meets Kyle Wakeham, a fifteen-year-old neighborhood boy, he'll not only face the wreckage of his past but he'll also discover he's not defined by the torments and tragedies of history.
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.
When dragonslayer Daegon and his squire Birten are sent on a run-of-the-mill dragonslaying quest, they aren't expecting anything too extreme. But a dangerous plan is afoot, and they're in for a lot more than they bargained for. Sure, they expected dragons. But dark magic, mysterious artifacts, and secretive organizations all come into play as they race against the clock to prevent the evil plan from unfolding.
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.
Aeriol and Max share an apartment, a relationship, and their friends. Jules always seems to be there. Mayaan, Nadia and her brother Alex interweave into the complex matrix. Geoffrey is Max’s confidant, but he's not always there. Sex, drugs, and spirituality float around in the cauldron that is the life of these twenty somethings. People flow in and out of their lives, but no one is left untouched. They all need to discover who they are, the 'good' have their defects, and the 'not so good' have their merits. Life is complicated... Camp Echo is not a place, it's a state of mind!
Young Jake has been guided towards his high school building along with many other survivors from all of the surrounding areas, as the country attempts to make it through a zombie outbreak. It is only by chance that a beautiful stranger gets holed up in the same building. Even in a world overrun by the dead, love can still make you feel so alive.
Max Wilson, a peculiar 14-year boy with a love for Basketball and Classical music has chosen a pen-pal from a candidate list for English class. With the youngster's grades slipping, and a need to get ahead Max decides to take the last resort. After sending the first letter, the boy waits nervously for his anonymous sender, who appears to be another boy, and is within the same building as Max. Over three months, the teenagers grow a bond through communication, with the other boy helping Max come out to his family, and to Max's amazement, he's fallen for an unknown boy who sounds perfect in every way according to their personal correspondences.
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.