Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex, and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect.
Mia Lee has a secret... A secret she's kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her. An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run-a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive. Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she's never had, and she's determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future. Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life.
The Academy is an international sports mecca for teen athletes. There are only two ways in: deep pockets or enough talent to score a scholarship. Young tennis star Maya's dreams have finally come true when she earns a scholarship to The Academy. Plucked from her small town, Maya moves to the sports training facility/boarding school to (hopefully) start the beginning of her pro career. But Maya's fantasy of The Academy doesn't quite match the reality. Because where there are hot, talented teens, there's a lot of drama.