"Tragic Genius" is the fourth and penultimate book in "The Trial", a series beginning with "Shadow Honor". In this book, we follow the early days of the Demon War, and focus on the stories of Neredos and Veil predominantly, but with many other familiar faces as well. What does it take to make a leader, and how do the horrors of war twist a person's mind? How do we fight for good, life, and peace in a world full of evil, death, and pain? This is the heart of what The Trial means.
The Individual Student Advancement through Cooperative Assistance Program, ISACA they call it, is designed to help the student's mental, emotional and educational states through the pairing of those students who displayed similar traits or history. When quiet, only-trying-to-get-by Alexander Avery is paired up with the violent James Johansson, and they end up being forced to dorm together, what will happen to Alexander's heteronormative, peaceful lifestyle? Why is James such a major arsehole? What do him and Alex could possibly have in common? And, someone please tell him, why is Alex waking up at night to coo James?!
Brandon works for a company that sells point of sale equipment in the IT department. His life has been on hold since his husband and their daughter died, but now there is Hal in Sales and Isaac from across the hall. How, exactly, do you make a family?
One summer at their house in the South of France is much like all those previous summers. Except this year is different. Milo turns sixteen, and when his father employs Estevo, to fix things up, attractions and revelations mix with family problems, and a long held secret.
Milo will no longer be able to retreat and hide in the imagined worlds of literature. He will be tested and played with by his cousins and this new arrival. Exactly what is going on between these two families risks erupting into a thunderous climax and a deluge of emotions as heavy as any summer storm!
They had been pulled apart, their mother slowly falling into her mind, when he had been six. But now their mother had died just a month before and her will had asked for them to come together at least one last time to get what she has left behind for them.
They thought they would walk away with a piece of liquidated estate and money for their own lives.
They hadn't expected to find themselves coming back together as siblings.
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?
Alex Walker is your average Kid, he loves computers and conspiracy theories. On a normal Saturday, he and his brother are wrenched from their lives and hidden in an underground bunker for six months. Alex must find out why he and the other children have been put down there and survive to emerge from the bunker. With strange happenings and a saboteur, Alex has his hands full with the group of teens he must now lead.
This is a collection of short stories, flash fiction, poems, and whatnot. Some may have touches of humor, others not so much, while others speak the truth. I will cover many grounds, each with a taste for a new world and premise.