Ruprecht von Aalst, noble dilettante, diplomat and scholar, blunders into a political minefield: but is it an accident or someone else's design? More and more he comes to believe he's a prisoner of the past he studies, and that forces from his world's own lost history are breaking through into the present to steer it into a new future, but for whose benefit?
Lex has been wandering for too long. A chance encounter leads him to decide to get a tattoo. While covering up his past he is able to uncover his future with the help of Ian, a talented tattoo artist. Ian discovers Lex's secrets one by one. Will Lex accept the changes that are happening to him or will he return to his nomadic life?
Arad Ansari is a homeless street slug in the Grey District A-5 colony. Work is hard to come by and he has to compete with the animal/human hybrids called DemiShou, forcing him to make his way in less than savory methods. Getting off-planet sounds like a godsend, but fate has a way of complicating the best opportunities of a man with little luck.
Jamie's sick of being single and decides to try online dating. After all, he can't meet his one true love unless he puts himself out there. Fate will make sure his future husband and father of his children is on the same site. That's how it works. Right?
Excitable young Ezra doesn't know how much time he has left, but he does have a dream! An aspiring wrestler, he wants to perform on the grandest stage of them all - KADA Wrestling! A true underdog, Ezra's brand of determination and intensity challenges stereotypes and defies expectations as he fights to make it to the big leagues before the clock runs out. Meanwhile, KADA faces challenges of its own as the once unified roster divides itself and descends into civil war. Perhaps an outsider is what KADA needs! After all, a small guy can accomplish big things!
In the fourth book of The Barnstable Chronicles series, we find David Chase enjoying one of the most successful classical music careers in the age of social media. Every time he turns around, he finds more success. However, there is little or no success in his personal life.
David threw away the two most important relationships in his young life... Charlie Danner, still the love of his life... and that of his best friend, Parker Miller.
All the success in the world can't seem to fill the emptiness in David's heart.
Joey is a mental patient living with severe PTSD after experiencing situations which still affect him till this day. The doctors suppressed the memories with medications which only worsened him. As he tries to navigate his way in a world that has wronged him, he finds love with Isaac within the facility until they are separated by the facility who does not tolerate their relationship. Joey is also forced to deal with his memories as they begin to flow back. Both learn to grow and recognize that life presents you before trials before revealing what is to come.