A glimpse of me: I've been spinning stories in my head for as long as I can remember.
When your heart can't say the words, a mix-tape can. Tia Mercury is a freshman in high school and has her first serious crush...on a senior who won't touch her. At least not until she turns eighteen. Clinton Daniels is not your everyday teenage boy, and because his tougher-than-nails father won't let him forget it, Clinton becomes a loner. And learns to distrust everyone. Until he meets Tia. She's sweet, she's funny, and she knows nothing about good music. It's the nineteen-eighties for goodness sake...time to turn off that AM radio crap. So, while Tia drools over Clinton, he's busy making her mix-tapes. She's falling in love. He's ignoring his heart. See, Clinton has a secret. But sharing it could cost him their friendship, and he's not willing to risk losing the only person he's ever loved. Love Me Anyway is a serious story that spans a decade. A young adult, coming of age tale about unconditional love and what two people are willing to look past to prove that love. A mix between Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park and Becky Albertalli's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Love Me Anyway will capture your heart and captivate your soul. Signed Paperback - $12
A glimpse of me: To get myself to sleep when I was young, I'd pretend I was Joe Hardy from the Hardy Boys and concoct my own Hardy Boys mysteries.
The deaths of her mother and new stepfather leave eighteen-year-old Lorraine Mattina with many challenges. The first? Telling her twelve-year-old siblings their worlds are about to shatter. The second? Asking her estranged stepbrother for help. The deaths of his father and his father's new wife mean practically nothing to nineteen-year-old Noah Mack—until the stepsister he barely knows comes begging for help. His response? Pretty much—"Get the hell lost." But when he can't get his new stepsister out of his mind, he goes to the extreme and gives up the NCAA Wrestling Championship title and his college education. That's when the real problems begin. Lorraine and Noah face many obstacles when picking up the pieces of their parents' deaths, but none as big as the secrets they keep.
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A glimpse of me: I got voted Class Dreamer in my high school yearbook (my mind was always somewhere out in fiction land).
Sacrifice – the act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy. We all make sacrifices. It’s a part of life. But when someone decides another’s life is more important than their own, then we’re talking about sacrifices impossible to make. Yet they are made nonetheless. It is in our blood and in our nature—to heal, to save, to bring life back from the dead. But for some of us, it isn’t worth the pain we endure, and instead of sacrificing our suffering for theirs, we run. But when a two-hundred-year-old vengeance, and a government determined to use us as test subjects, finally catch up, we find ourselves out of time with no place left to go. And I am left lying in a hospital bed waiting for a new heart, leaving Ethan and Storm to figure out a plan to save us from our fates. But first, we have to get Ethan and Storm to agree on a plan. And then, we have to get them to stop loving me. Because if they don’t…one of them will make the ultimate sacrifice, and I’d rather die than allow that to happen. My name is Honor Stevens. And I am an empath.
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A glimpse of me: I have a Shih Tzu named Auggie and he sleeps right against my left hip every night. I wouldn't have it any other way. My sweet Auggie Doggie...my best friend.