Contemporary Fiction for Adults

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For Tobin and Delia, everything was always equal. A bargain, a trade, a deal to be struck.

A kiss for a kiss.
Your shirt for mine.
Break my heart, I’ll break yours.

Their disastrous split was no different. Tobin’s spent the last year pretending Delia never existed, and Delia’s been in D.C., pretending to be anything but the country girl she is.

When tragedy brings her back to town, Tobin and Delia realize that time apart hasn’t healed either one of them. But staying away from each other is harder than they imagined, especially in small town Louisiana, and old feelings are quickly brought back to the surface.

In the mess they’ve created, is there anything to be salvaged of a love that they both thought would be forever?

NEW LOVE: a series of YA/NA crossover titles, issue-driven romance.

Act strong. Feel strong. Be strong.

Are the words that London chants to herself to get through the day. She lives in a house where rules are enforced with fists, and drugs change hands in a near steady flow.

Cole uses his carefully placed camouflage of studious athlete to cover up a past he wishes he could erase, constantly counting down to keep himself in check. At school he pretends. At home, he hides.

The two have a friendship based on an unspoken knowledge of past and present secrets. But when London’s dad sends her to the hospital, and Cole’s stepmom has the backstory, Cole steals the chance to help a friend.

Running away together feels like the perfect plan to keep London safe, but with Cole’s stepmother working on an investigation against London’s father, the two are being attacked from all sides.
Soon, it might not be a matter of fighting to stay together, but fighting to stay alive.

This YA novel walks the line between thriller and contemporary love story. The Story of Us explores the dark world of meth dealing, abusive relationships, and first love.

“Wow. This story left me feeling so many emotions. Heartbreak for some harsh realities, love for true heroes, hope for pure and healing love. The storytelling swept me up, leading me on a hard but beautiful journey…”

“…the kind of book that just digs in and rests inside your heart for awhile…”

Honor is finally setting out on her own—away from her mother and away from the modeling career she isn’t sure she wants. What she doesn’t plan for is her new roommate.

Libby is honest and fearless and adorable. She’s the girl on campus that everyone knows. The life of every party. But standing under this shadow isn’t always easy—especially when Libby doesn’t approve of the artist that Honor begins dating.

But with their new friend, Toby, Libby’s attention is finally divided rather than focused on what Honor should (or shouldn’t) be doing with her freshman year.

Toby finds himself falling for Libby as things heat up between Honor and her artist, but when Libby’s unpredictability turns dangerous, Toby and Honor realize there might be a lot more going on with everyone’s favorite party girl. Facing an illness no one can predict, the three are torn between keeping their friendships, finding their independence, and falling in love.

Hard to Love focuses on navigating friendships while stepping into new romantic relationships and dealing with the perils of serious mental health issues.

A broken heart. A best friend. A first love.

Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He’s her soul mate. He’s more uptight every day, but it’s not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she’s adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he’ll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.
Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch movies in her large blanketopias. He’s the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she’s playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close, but is Ronnie falling for him…or Juliet?
The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does. Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both.

This novel is a friend to lovers, coming of age story that involves situations of violent abuse.

“Sometimes a book gets you where it counts. It makes your heart speed up, your breathing a little uneven and your stomach is in knots. This is absolutely one of those books. I am in awe of the spectrum of emotions that filtered through my body while reading Ronnie’s story…”

Sometimes you meet the right person at the right time in your life to split the world wide open.

Antony loves his life in New York.

He loves living with his mother and wearing designer clothes. He loves his private tutors for home school. It’s practically necessary since his mom travels the world as a reporter.
When an assignment overseas gives her the opportunity of a lifetime, she sees it as a chance for Antony to get to know his dad – a guy strange enough to live on a boat. Near dreary Seattle.
Antony’s sure that the next few months will feel like a lifetime. He and his dad can’t even fill up a five minute conversation on his birthday call.

When he meets Amber, the girl from five boats down, his prospects perk up, but when it becomes very clear, very fast, that all she’s after is friendship, Antony wonders if he’ll survive the next three months.

He is absolutely. Completely. Totally. Displaced.
And then tragedy hits. Antony Falls is a story about love, loss, and learning what’s actually important.