Here’s your first look at the cover of DANGEROUS BOYS, an upcoming e-novella bundle packed with five stories by YA authors from the lands down under, i.e. Australia and New Zealand! I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Sara Hantz, Maree Anderson, Ebony McKenna and Robyn Grady for this anthology. We’ll soon have pre-order links available ahead of our June 5 release — sign-up to my newsletter for updates.
DANGEROUS BOYS – Volume 1
Available through all major e-tailers from June 5, 2016!
By Ebony McKenna
High school junior Bianca Martin is faking the best possible life in Orlando, Florida. She’s at a great school, has supportive friends and a Saturday job in a cookie store. Life is sweet!
As long as she remembers all the lies she’s told, everything is going to work out for the best – not just for Bianca but her whole family.
But when she teams up with the school nerd, Malcolm – because physics homework isn’t going to write itself – her carefully crafted stories start wobbling like spinning plates on bamboo poles. Malcolm is trustworthy and endearing, and seriously cute in an über geek way. Bianca is torn between protecting those she loves and unburdening her reality to someone she can trust.
They say honesty is the best policy, but if Bianca tells the truth, it will put everyone she loves at risk.
TANGENT: a Liminals novella
By Maree Anderson
When the girl Rix swore to protect is taken, he’ll stop at nothing to save her… even if it means revealing what he truly is.
For two years, lone wolf Rixon has protected Lily… and lied about his true feelings. Best to treat her like a younger sibling, because how could she possibly love a hulking great lummox like him? When Lily is snatched, and Rix discovers she’s being used in covert experiments, he moves heaven and earth to find her. But Lily is merely bait for the real target: Rix.
Vaughn Kincaid is obsessed with all things liminal. He’s a driven, sadistic bastard, who thinks nothing of experimenting on liminal kids… and using Lily to control Rix. Rix’s only ally is a lab-rat named Kade, but Kade has an agenda and Rix isn’t convinced he can be trusted. To keep Lily alive, Rix must use a dangerous liminal ability he’s kept secret his whole life… and risk becoming the one thing he vowed he would never be again: a killer.
By Robyn Grady
Insanity runs in the family. Then again, so does warlock blood.
WRITTEN IN THE STARS
By Sara Hantz
The Best Laid Plans…
If Megan Russell messes up one more time her parents are going to pull her out of boarding school and life as she knows it will be over. The thought of never seeing Dan again, the guy she’s been crushing on since forever, fills her with dread. Which is why, when she accidentally crashes a friend’s car, she decides to earn the money herself to pay back the debt. And so she comes up with the idea of using her way of knowing stuff and selling psychic dating advice. After all, how hard can it be? Plenty hard. Especially when she’s forced to tell the meanest girl in school that the guy she likes is going to ask her out. Trouble is, not only is the guy Dan, but what she’s told the girl isn’t true. Megan asks Dan to go out with this girl as a favor to her, only to find out that his dislike for the girl goes way deep. Megan is in trouble. She risks getting taken out of school, losing all the money she made, and losing Dan, who’s done dangerous things to her heart for as long as she can remember.
LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG
By Vanessa Barneveld
Molly Corbett can’t stand seeing her childhood pal Alex Gibson destroy himself. He’s gone from straight-A student to rebel without a cause. With so much at stake, some serious interference is called for—or at least Micromanaging Molly thinks so. Alex needs to get back on the path to the Ivy League. But the harder Molly pushes Alex, the harder he pushes back.
Alex has a secret. Well, two secrets.
Number one: He has terminal melanoma. With six months to live, Alex hasn’t got a second to waste. And hanging around hospitals when his friends think he’s cutting school definitely counts as wasted time. Instead, he’s going to drop out, surf, drive fast cars…and finally put secret number two out there. He’s in love with Molly and he’s going to tell her before it’s too late.