Brockton is a typical American small town—or so it would seem. But to the citizens of this rural Mid-Atlantic community, it anything but normal. It is the type of town where jaywalking, an unfavorable appearance, or an absent-minded slip of the tongue could criminalize you…for life!
Mort and Emily Avery find out just how difficult life in Brockton can be when they stop in for dinner at the local diner. Before their first day in town is over, they find themselves looking at life in prison—for cancelling their order. Then, as if spurred by the newcomers’ arrival, the townsfolk find themselves caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Who can bring order to a town caught in the throes of iniquity?
Almost everything that happens during sleep— including most of our dreams, the thoughts we have throughout the night and memories of brief awakenings—is forgotten by morning. For Greg Mallet, 28, it’s quite the opposite. Greg was unexpectedly awakened after three years in an accident-related coma. Greg doesn’t remember who he is, nor does he recall his life before the accident. All that he remembers is the abstract dream life he lived while in the coma, which provided him with a very unusual alternate reality. Along comes Shannon Brewster, a lonely, mildly depressed, young female psychiatrist with self-esteem issues; a non-existent social life and her stressful job as a psychiatrist in the mental health unit of a hospital in Portland, Oregon have taken a toll on her psyche. Shannon takes a strong interest in Greg and his rehabilitation. Can their unlikely bond free them both from the misery of their minds?
Marianne leaves behind her family and friends in Connecticut to make a new start at a small college in New Orleans. Soon after her arrival Marianne senses something is very wrong on the university’s campus. However, her thoughts of returning home vanish when she meets her charismatic literature professor Caleb Church. Convinced she wants to stay, Marianne sets out to find the source of her unease. Digging deeper and deeper into the college’s dark history and secrets she discovers things that should not exist and soon finds herself in grave danger. Will Marianne and the love of her life survive?
After three years of staying away from sleuthing, Sémya Slotin is frown back in the business of solving mysteries when she found her ex’ current flame dead in her brand new home. And to complicate the matter the police think he may have done it. Sémya might be a little rusty but with the help of a new friend, an old one and the mysterious but extremely Josh Heinz, she vows to see this through…
Renee Evans has a knack for trouble. After walking in on her best friend and boyfriend in bed together, twenty-five year-old Renee flees sunny Los Angeles and her dream job as a music journalist and returns to her hometown of Boston – only to meet Dylan Cavallari, the mysterious, aspiring musician who lives in her apartment building. Dylan’s piercing gaze and womanizing demeanor make him exactly the type of guy that Renee should steer clear of – which is most likely the reason she falls for him. But when Renee’s troublesome ex comes back and threatens to drive her and Dylan apart, Renee is forced to face her past and save her relationship with Dylan before it’s too late.
Sound Bites dramatizes what happens when Renee finds herself caught between a painful past and an uncertain future. Happiness turns out to be within her grasp, but it all depends on whether she can trust herself enough to make the right decisions. Sound Bites is a novel about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, and the power of music to help you find your way.
Abandoned, lonely, and depressed, Julie falls into the arms of another man. This passionate relationship awakens new dimensions of her sexuality she never knew existed. But this soon leads her into danger as she becomes the target of a dastardly plan. Her only escape is to the arms of her husband in California. Even there she finds herself in danger. It seems that, wherever she looks, Julie must fear for her life. Will she ever be safe?
Love can be such a “coulda, woulda, shoulda” song sometimes…When Lucia Mpobo-Riddell met Marcus Grant they instantly clicked. Like Fate intervened. Lucia soon discovered that it was Betrayal instead. But now whether they liked it or not they had to work together. But maybe things could still work out between them… All things considered, this could have been one heck of a love song!
You know that summer, right… the summer where EVERYTHING changed? Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden (OJBG) is that summer. And Bishop’s Garden is the place where it all happens. It’s the summer of ’94 and naive and rebellious teens are engaging in all kinds of underage tomfoolery. Think grunge, Doc Martens, raves, the invincibility of youth, and epic first loves.
This book details the lives of a group of teenagers navigating high school and growing up in DC during the 1990’s. It’s all about teen magic– creating new and marvelous mischief with best friends, listening to mix-tapes and reading Sassy magazines, missing the last Metro, and getting stuck miles from payphones. Accompany the young heroine, Sarah, as she gets herself into idle summer misbehaving, love triangle betrayals, and friendship fallouts. This is a story about what her life is like before school’s truly over and she knows it’s all going to change for good. It’s about the friends she’ll never forget, those first mistakes, and her childish dreams not yet polluted by reality. She and her friends will engage in typical teen idolatry of hot musicians and renegades. They’ll set each other up and tear each other down. They’ll crash house parties and realize that sometimes in life, there are no ‘do-overs.’ They’ll steal cars, candies, and hearts. They’ll make you wish you were a teen again.
This book contains the full collection of scripts from season one of the oldest and longest running teen web series, “Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden.” And it’s the prequel to the epic romance between two teen girls that has become known as “The Sarah & Gwen Experience.” The love story develops in season 2 and spans to season 6. It’s part recollection, part urban legend, and part pure fiction, and completely inspired by the author’s memories of growing up in DC and the enchantment of her youth. The author, Otessa Ghadar, captures teen life as it is lived–dramatic, filled with self-discovery, and the pain of growing up. Together, as a whole, the stories and the characters ring true. Read the book and you’ll realize you’ve either been– or known– one of these characters before.
Venture into Bishop’s Garden and remember what it feels like to have your whole life ahead of you! Best part is, when you’re done reading, you can meet the characters by watching the webseries adaptation online (www.ojinbg.com).