Curt and Robin Faraldi are adoptive siblings. Robin is from another city, but Curt is from another planet. As a teen, despondent Curt vows to find his real home. His wishes come true when the Faraldi house begins exchanging with a building on Curt's original world. Trapped between planets, Curt and Robin must find a path to normalcy or the final exchange will be their life for the afterlife.
GRIEFWRITING is set on an urban college campus, where its characters meet in a therapeutic writing course that promotes their healing and offers opportunities for renewal and even love. Its protagonist, a widow and recently retired professor, is teaching this course in an effort to promote her own healing. She soon discovers, however, that it yields other benefits, including a romance with her one-time arch enemy that is loosely based on the relationship between Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. The novel follows the stories of the other members of this class as well as they struggle to find solace and rebuild their lives after devastating loss.
Isu Magan, heir to Vintrig's Throne, has fallen in love with Sama Conn, a travelling musician. Fearing to lose her promised inheritance, Isu is unwilling to show her true feelings for the man she loves. Terrified of her Counsellor Jya, Isu is forced to meet with Sama in secret. Minah, Isu's servant, is happy to aid the princess in her secret dancing lessons with Sama, for Minah is in love with Trom, the drummer.
Who accidentally steals a pirate airship? Gideon is a dragon and a mathematician and stealing airships is just the start of the trouble he gets into. Trouble like being kidnapped by Roshian revolutionaries. Luckily he is rescued by a tinker on her way home to visit her grandfather. She has no idea of the trouble she is about to get into with Gideon.
Four irresistible men with a dark secret. One bewitching woman who doesn't know her own power. Avery senses the connection with Taylor, then with Brandon, but the terrifying way she's drawn to them has her on the run...and both men chasing her down for separate purposes. She's a threat to their kind - wereleopards - and she has to be stopped.
Final Exam begins a series of novelettes, written in the classic sci-fi style of Asimov and Heinlein. The protagonist, Shane O’Ryan, is an idealistic, rich kid, and a recent graduate of an elite college that trains special agents for the Society, a quasi-judicial galactic power. Shane and his secret fraternity investigate infractions of the colonization charter that protects vulnerable intelligent species and their planets.
The fates of three tormented men, born as many eras apart, come together in a rock cave on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand— Tama of the Ngatei Hei, Billy Green in the days of gold, and Dr. Sababa from across the ocean— seeking revenge, discovering treasure, and searching for redemption. Inside The Bolthole, on a mossy platform, is the skull of a Maori chieftain, the silver button of a British Naval captain, and a greenstone club.
After being murdered, young Jason Giles arrives in Hell and is tricked into taking over the devil's job. With the help of his predecessor's aide, he begins to learn the ropes of ruling Hell in order to defend himself from many mutinous demons and to keep the denizens of the fiery pit from escaping into the Realm of the Living.
The Plight of a People is an epic of one people's continued journey to survive in an ancient world lush with catastrophe. It is split into three individual stories, each separated by countless generations and connected by the culture, struggles and themes they all share. In Part I, the story follows disgraced military officer Solinus as he attempts to once again be the man he once was and single-handedly defend his people from annihilation from a hostile group of religious zealots.
"[W]hen the price of peace with others is the surrender of one's highest values, conflict becomes one's greatest asset." The conflicts in Southwick's dystopia are disturbingly familiar, with elements that echo today's headlines. In a world where most people are increasingly constrained to toe the line and give at least lip-service to the dual social concepts of Unity and Sacrifice, anyone who does not conform must self-identify as criminal, or become actively anti-social. Society regards either as negative, of course, and so the real choice is self-abnegation--accepting the values imposed by society--or isolation from it.
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