Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.
Alivia Ryan didn't know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes. Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives - Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.
The town of Silent Bend is about to explode into a war. Alivia swore to take the House from Jasmine after what she did, but it won't happen without retaliation. The whole town is caught in the crosshairs of their manipulation and the body count is climbing. The explanation for Ian's change is one he just can't accept. To Alivia, it should fix all their problems, but Ian has become everything he hates most. And Liv accepting her fate and position will test their relationship to the breaking point.
It's been four months since Alex gave everything to save Jessica. Life should be perfect; she has Alex, she's been freed of the nightmares, and most of all - she's alive. But some things have changed, some things haven't. That's the problem. Alex still hasn't asked "the question". Jessica can't see the reason why, and it's tearing her apart. He's keeping something from her.
Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born.
"Unrealistic and Kind of Annoying"
With the pain of the past behind them, Jessica and Alex are ready to move on with their lives. But moving on is hard when it involves reconnecting with the family who wanted to send Jessica to an institution. And living life isn't easy when someone who doesn't belong is watching her, threatening her life, determined to take Jessica back to the afterlife she should have joined months ago.
"Weakest of the three"
It was one of the scariest things I'd ever done: walking out on stage, opening my mouth, and singing for everyone at that wedding to hear. Because I'm awkward. I always mess things up, I forget my lyrics, and guaranteed, I'll do something weird. I'm a nerd, a lab assistant. Not a pop star. But that night, I met someone who changed my life forever. Kale McCain. World-famous model, ladies' man, not a flaw to him. And the most unexpected thing happened - sparks flew.
It was just a work party, filled with kissing the well-dressed rear ends of clients and fake smiles. Until my boss accused me of something I didn't do. Until I got pissed and then there was this guy who was hot and flirting with me, and then there were his hands and the backseat of my car and a night of everything but you know what.
It was another day at the ranch, training horses and working 15-hour days. And then the last person I ever expected showed up: Lake McCain, a Marine, tall, ripped - and the best friend of my dead fiancé. Cal died to save Lake, and now Lake claims that he carries a debt to me that he can never repay.
It was my first day as a brand new high school teacher. But I got dumped that morning. Via text. And then one of my students hit on me. And the rest of the day was a complete mess. The beautifully single Mr. Drake McCain found me in my classroom, feeling sorry for myself. And not sixty seconds later he had me laughing and electricity racing through my blood. My family is broken and complicated. I literally don't know my biological father's name. My mother is absent and my half-brother barely knows who she is.
"A Sweet Love Story"
A plan was laid out as the Evolution crushed mankind, a plan that was right under Eden's nose all along. And Eve is the key to everything. New Eden - mankind - they have a small chance at fixing their dismembered planet. But it will be a reckless sprint against time and the coming Bane to retrieve the final piece to the plot. New Eden's worst fears have become reality. The Bane are back in the city and they're smarter and more aggressive than ever.
The city of New Eden is cleared, but it won't stay that way forever. The Bane continue to advance in horrific ways that will wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. A storm is coming, one none of them could have dared imagine. When a group of outsiders come to the city, everyone is on edge. They have too many questions and not enough answers about where they are from or what they want. Just because they are human doesn't mean they can be trusted.
Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat. His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.
"This is nice for high school readers,"
One week ago, I thought I knew exactly how I was going to spend the rest of my life: looking at the gray walls of a prison cell. Figuring out how to survive the apocalypse wasn't something I'd planned for. Yet here I was, getting a second chance at the end of the world.