Three royal houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive. Asa, the youngest daughter of the house of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food crisis, believes she can save her family’s livelihood by posing as her oldest sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, heir to the throne of Westlet, a planet rich with food, but desperate for the new energy source that Fane can provide. As Asa and Eagle begin to forge a genuine bond, will the appearance of her mother, a traitor who defected to the house of Galton and who holds secrets from her past, endanger the tenuous alliance?
At fifteen years old, all that Pearl knows can be encapsulated in one word: Seed. It is the isolated community that she was born into. It is the land that she sows and reaps. It is the center of her family and everything that means home. And it is all kept under the watchful eye of Papa S. Now she is finally old enough to be chosen as Papa S.’s companion. She feels excitement . . . and surprising trepidation that she cannot explain. The arrival of a new family into the Seed community—particularly the teenage son, Ellis—only complicates the life and lifestyle that Pearl has depended upon as safe and constant. Ellis is compelling, charming, and worldly, and he seems to have a lot of answers to questions Pearl has never thought to ask. But as Pearl digs to the roots of the truth, only she can decide what she will allow to come to the surface.
When Cass begins her year at a wealthy new private school due to a paid scholarship, her plan is to blend in and not bring attention to her working class roots. However, when her cute locker neighbor, Cooper, shows an undeniable attraction toward Cass, keeping him at a safe distance isn’t easy. Even though her Frogtown skater world and his do-gooder preppy one are so different, Cass and Cooper somehow mesh. But once Cass lets her guard down, the unthinkable happens: Cooper is mysteriously murdered. One of Cass’s close friends from her skater world is suspected as the killer, and she isn’t sure who she can trust anymore. Between investigating Cooper’s murder and trying to understand what they really meant to each other, can Cass sift through the lies to discover the truth?
In Pleasant Meadows, seventeen-year-old Tony Antioch has learned that survival comes down to one simple formula; keep your head down and your mouth shut. But with a mother who serves as a punching bag for her boyfriends and a meth-dealing biker gang that is hungry for recruits, Tony finds himself in deep without knowing exactly how he got there. Mixed Martial Arts classes provide an escape but may not be all that he needs to break a seemingly endless and hopeless cycle. Tony has the blood and guts, but is it enough to give him the glory of living his own life freely?
Tap Out is at once gritty, powerful, and unapologetic, and offers an honest look into one teen’s struggle to break the cycle and carve a path of his own choosing.