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  • The Broken Kaleidoscope Series with Starry Night and The Dance of Life: Glimpses into the darker side of humanity (Book 1) by S Ramesh

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    This is book one in the Broken Kaleidoscope Series, a collection of short stories and novellas. It is an exploration of the darkness that pervades humanity, and its many shades.

    From the ugly to the uncomfortable, the hidden to the forbidden, the misunderstood to the unspoken, the stories take you on a journey that is both hauntingly bitter-sweet and tragically hopeful.

    Book One contains:

    # 1 Starry Night
    A short story in three acts chronicling a young couple’s debilitating battle with depression.

    # 2 The Dance of Life
    A short story about childhood sweethearts and their enduring bond.

  • When the Stars Fall by Robin Goodfellow

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    You had a black dress on that day, with a dark ribbon on your back. Dark, raven hair callously swept over your eyes as you examined your work. You stared at your victims for the longest time, before you crouched down, and stabbed your arm in their chests. You dragged out their still beating hearts, and watched as it slowly succumb to death.

    Reinforcements came. An onslaught of medical units hurriedly transported their charges off the battlefield. They saved everyone they could, mourned for those they couldn’t, and killed enemy soldiers you missed. Before I knew it, someone managed to shove a gas mask on my face, then dragged the two of us to the helicopter. Magic, they said. The air was laced with magic.

    I remembered searching for you, wanting to thank you for saving the both of us. I saw you standing over someone, a body beneath your heel. You weren’t paying much attention, but that was fine. You were busy.

    But I still thought to myself, “She looks really pretty.”

  • The Falling of Love by Marisa Oldham

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    Grace Hathaway is no stranger to tragedy. At the age of ten Grace tragically lost both her parents in a boating accident, leaving her older brother James to take over the task of raising his two younger sisters. Grace tries to lead the life of a normal teenager, but assumes some of the responsibility of caring for her younger sister Michelle and taking care of her parent’s home. Grace is a talented aspiring artist mature beyond her years. Her world is turned upside down the day that Ian Taylor, misfit-rocker-rebel, clanks his way into her mathematics class. At first sight, Grace is taken by Ian’s alluring nature. The two fall deeply in love with each other quickly. After learning of Ian’s troubled family life James allows Ian to move into the Hathaway home. A dramatic turn of events sends Ian and Grace on the road to Los Angeles, CA where Ian pursues his dream of becoming a rock star. New challenges present themselves to Grace as Ian dives head first into the lifestyle of an LA rocker. Forced to grow up all too quickly, Grace is now faced with heart wrenching circumstances that change her life forever.

    The Falling of Love is the first novel in a series of novels that will follow Grace Hathaway’s life and personal struggles. Everyone has a beginning to their story and an end…

    This is the beginning of Grace’s story.