PARROT TALK is the story Lucas and Grinder, two brothers living in Rochester NY, who were abandoned by their mother when they were barely teens. They never hear from her again. They are understandably surprised and confused when a friend of their mother contacts them after thirty years to say their mother has died and to ask them to come to Pittsburgh to deal with some of her effects, in particular, Paul.
16-year-old albino Drake Stevenson lives a life alone in his world of video games and comic books, dreaming of one day saving a real princess. But fantasy becomes reality when his lawyer father suffers a heart attack, and the Stevensons are forced to move to flyover country in order to take up the family business: Stewardship of the oldest and largest cemetery in the state. There, among the weeping angels and willows of Centralia Cemetery, Drake meets Scarlet, an unusual girl who needs his help to find her killer.
An ancient monastery patronizes a clinic, which treats girls who have experienced abuse in their childhoods. One of them, as a child, chose her father herself, a respectable professor from France. He adopted her. At first, life was beautiful, but a relationship with her adoptive father and her neighbor’s close attention changed everything…Then her father died. Years passed, and her father’s face appear on the video on the Internet, where they both were dancing a very indecent tango.
During the First Sovereignty War the soldiers of the F.I.R.E Teams and the Paranormal Army Corps were at the vanguard of the war against global tyranny; fighting alongside normal human troops to smash the World Central Authority. But, with the war over, fearful politicians and mysterious factions of oligarchs see paranormals as a threat to their power.
Zoe has spent her fifteen years being nothing but average. But when Silone and three other mystical men appear, she unearths a forgotten truth lying dormant since infancy. More freak than anything normal, she’s a half-human, half-extraterrestrial shape-shifter. Certain they’ve abducted her parents, now, in a relentless pursuit, they hunt her. On the run, even with her new reality wrenching every thought and emotion, she manages to reach an unfathomable decision.
Alicia McLane works as a general operative in a factory. Her life changes when a new supervisor comes and starts bullying and harassing her. Alicia decides to fight him back. Unfortunately, her complaints against the supervisor are handled by the company in a way that shows that anti-harassment and anti-bullying procedures are violated even by the higher management. As the events unfold Alicia is forced to fight for her job and for her sanity.
When nerdy eighth-grader Rich Witz unwittingly becomes a paladin, a white knight in training, he is thrust into a world where flunking a test can change the course of history, and a mysterious bully is playing for keeps with his life. Rich’s grandmother leaves him one thing before disappearing for good—a white chess pawn with his initials engraved on it. The pawn marks him as the next in an ancient line of white knights.
It’s hard enough to always be the new girl at school for Hailey Schick. She’s managed to irritate the ruling clique at the school and Trevor, the boy she sort of likes, is total social outcast. Nothing is as it seems at University. Preston and Chelsea rule the school with an iron fist and are obsessed with stomping out all nonconformity. There is more going on here than the usual cutthroat high school games.
On a rainy night in Georgia, Ezekiel Neary lights a fire in the old hunting cabin in the mountains where he, his two brothers and father would come to get away from it. Healing from a gun shot wound, the post traumatic stress has left him less than fit for human company. Company was more than he bargained for when a naked pregnant woman in labor shows up on his doorstep.
She deals in life and death. He deals death to her kind. Llew has a gift. Her body heals itself from any injury—but at a cost to anyone nearby. In a small country ignorant of magic, freeing oneself from the hangman’s noose isn’t a good look. After dying and coming back thrice, Llew drops from the gallows into the hands of Jonas: the man carrying the knife with the power to kill her—permanently.