Luke Summers is from the UK, but finds more than he expects when his family move to make a new life, just north of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. But don't be fooled. An English Teen, Circumcised in the USA is a lot more than it seems as young people try to figure out who they are in this extraordinary tale of life, love and loss.
When first published, it gathered lots of support, and large numbers of positive reviews. However, please be warned that there are scenes of unpleasant school bullying in a couple of chapters, and a sexual scene later in the story that borders on rape.
For the past five years, CEO Kennedy Grey has hired a gay male companion for his one annual escape from work. All expenses paid and a fixed sum at the end, all the candidate needs to do is pull off the role of dutiful boyfriend. Kieran West sits in the coffee shop, trying to finish an assignment. Single and unemployed again, he overhears the man across from him interviewing for a job paying five grand. What does he have to lose?
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.
Imagine your perfect life. What’s it like? Are you rich? Are you popular? Do you have a million cars? Well 17 year old Teddy Haner doesn't have to imagine. Being student body president, and captain of his lacrosse team…he has everything! However when a new mysterious friend flips his world upside down, and starts to ascend to stardom, he finds that there’s a lot more to life than popularity.
What do you do when you simply don't fit into your world? Shawn Martoni never did. A past of turmoil and misfortune kept a solid foothold from ever forming.
But what if there was another world under our own? Someplace where all that's left of the creatures long since forgotten might live. Would Shawn find his place there or simply find another form of the underworld?
***NOMINATED FOR BEST HERO/VILLAIN IN THE 2013 READERS CHOICE AWARDS***
For the past 8 years DCI Frank Prosser has had a total obsession - searching for his son, Alex who simple never returned from school one day when he was 9. Every waking moment is dedicated to the search to the detriment of his family. But after 8 years does Alex even exist anymore?
After losing his wife to illness, a decorated war hero is determined to keep his family together, but his parenting skills are tested during the summer break by financial restraints, an increasing reliance on alcohol, and the discovery that his eldest son is gay.
Rick Spivey had his own issues at Polk High, but when he met the mysterious Taine Maxwell, he developed an obsession which would change both of their lives forever. Something about Taine brings out both the best and worst in Rick, and in his quest to win the boy's heart, Rick undergoes a transformative journey of his own.
River is a carer. He works in a care home that provides support for people who need a little help to get back into society after mental or physical illness. When Silver comes to them he causes quite a stir. He is a complete Enigma and, as River begins to unravel the mystery that surrounds him he gets a few nasty shocks than plunge both of them into danger.
A story by Jian Sierra In a world where outward appearance seems more important than the beauty within, what can a geek possibly do? Join Cooper in his journey towards self-discovery. Will he remain true to himself or will he give in to what others demand of him?
Palouse is a coming-to-maturity story of a half-Navajo boy who is a virtuoso at violin. The story traces his rise, fall, and reemergence in the context of a domineering mother. It is a story also of a developing love between the boy and a gay friend.