In Forever Young, Robbie and Colt manage to defy all odds to be together, and now they face an immortal future. Things aren't so certain for Dylan and Issa, their would-be nemesises. Dylan is poised to begin his first vampire hunt and wants Issa as his partner, but Issa is far more concerned with finding his brother and tracking down the blond boy who nearly died on the battlefield. The entire cast from book one reunites in this thrilling continuation of their story, joined by a host of new faces--friends and foes--whose lives somehow weave together as they cross paths in their efforts to battle evil and attain their own happiness. Humans, Shifters, Daywalkers, and Purebloods confront each other with the guidance of three enigmatic sisters--one a Maenad, one a necromancer, and the other a human witch. Plot twists and surprises mark the paths of these diverse characters, forever fearless in their quest to cling to all they hold dear.
Robbie Myers has difficulty talking to people. Not only is he shy, but he seems to say the wrong thing every time he opens his mouth. Eighteen and fresh out of high school, he plans to attend community college while living at home with his mom. He remains focused on the things within his comfort zone--work, playing piano, and saving up for his first car. When a mysterious stranger enters his life, Robbie's heart is all a flutter. He can't believe a hot-looking, worldly guy like seventeen year old Colt Abernathy might possibly be interested in him. When Colt asks Robbie out, he feels like he's in a dreamworld. Their relationship progresses until one day, in the heat of passion, Colt's true nature is exposed. Robbie must face the shocking reality that his boyfriend isn't human at all and he's a lot older than seventeen. Colt is a vampire.
For fifteen decades Colt has remained trapped in the body of a seventeen year old. Emotionally, sexually, and physically, he doesn’t age, yet he has over a century of life experience. When he meets eighteen year old Robbie, he knows instantly they’re destined to be together, but how can he convince young Robbie to trust him? When Colt discovers forces are intent upon destroying him, he fears for Robbie’s safety, and it seems as much as they love each other, the challenges they face are insurmountable.
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The Real Story Safe Sex Project is an effort organized by renowned LGBT young adult author Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club. The Real Story Safe Sex Project is a new way to encourage safe sex among gay and bi male teenagers and twentysomethings. HIV/AIDS is still a really serious disease, and gay and bi guys are at a very high (and rising) risk of catching it. But a lot of people don’t seem interested in talking about it anymore. So the Real Story Safe Sex Project takes a new, hopefully more entertaining approach: remind people about HIV and safe sex using entertainment and popular culture, especially projects involving your favorite fictional gay and bi characters.
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Matter of Trust
Published as part of The Real Story Safe Sex Project
Travis McDonald is fifteen and has never been in love (other than a wicked crush he harbored on his eighth grade sex ed teacher, Mr. Myers). When Jeremy Loper asks him to hang out, Travis's heart is all a flutter. He and Jeremy really hit it off and soon become boyfriends, but when they decide it's time to take their relationship to the next level on Jeremy's sixteenth birthday, Travis is faced with a harsh reality. Can he support his boyfriend at a time he needs him most, or is the situation just way too scary for Travis to deal with?
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Damien and Christian are best friends with VERY different destinies. One faces eternal bliss while the other is headed straight to hell.
Damien has a lot going for him. A recent college graduate, he’s landed the perfect job and has already purchased his first home. What he doesn’t have is someone to share his success with. When his best childhood friend Christian pays him a visit, Damien discovers Christian is headed into the ministry. He’s going to be a missionary to Brazil. Before leaving Christian wants to say goodbye to Damien and try to convince him to turn his life over to God. Christian fears that Damien’s hedonistic homosexual lifestyle can lead his friend to one tragic destination: hell.
The two go out for breakfast together and engage in a heated debate. Still upset, Damien pulls out in front of a semi-truck and both of them are hurled into eternity. What happens next? Only the devil knows…
The Left Hand Path
William Austin has always wanted to be a nurse. He's been given the gift of compassion, and he's happiest in the role of care provider. His problem, though, is that he gets too attached to his patients. Sometimes he's unable to heal them, and it breaks his heart. He's at a crossroads, and must make a decision. Is the gratification he feels rewarding enough to offset his pain and disappointment?
Enter Blaine Coventry, an altruistic, young attorney. He offers Will a chance to make some good money over the summer caring for his Uncle Elliot who's suffered a very debilitating stroke. Will accepts the job mainly because it's an offer that's almost too good to be true. Plus, he hopes he can really help Elliot.
But when Will arrives at the plantation home of his patient, he faces several challenges. Elliot's been severely affected by the stroke, unable to walk or talk. Elliot's husband, James, informs Will that their goal is simply to keep Elliot comfortable until he passes. Will has other plans, though, certain he can help rehabilitate his patient.
As Elliot begins to make remarkable progress in his recovery, Will meets with resistance from James. Something doesn't seem right, and Will begins to investigate. What he discovers is a chilling secret that threatens to forever change the course of Will's life...or perhaps end it altogether.
Jeff Irwin is short, timid, and studious. A bit of a social outcast, he lives quietly in the shadows of the popular kids at his school, his life ruled by his ever-present fear of rejection or failure. Enter high school football hero Brett Willson and the chance for Jeff to embark upon the challenge of educating the world’s dumbest jock. But what develops between Brett and Jeff proves far more challenging than any tutoring session. In 1983, rural Michigan isn’t ready to embrace love between two men, never mind two teenage boys. If they’re going to make a go of it, Jeff will have to come out of his shell—and Brett will have to prove he’s more than just a dumb jock.
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At age sixteen, Todd Hoffman is a social outcast. He lives with his mother in a rundown mobile home and doesn’t wear the nice clothes or drive fancy cars like the other students. He has one outlet: he secretly writes fan fiction about a boy falling in love with another boy he’s crushing on, and posts it online.
When Galen Caulfield, Todd’s real life object of affection, notices him and asks him out, Todd feels like he’s living his fantasy. Soon enough he realizes that fantasy and reality are two very different propositions.
Galen is the high school soccer team captain, clearly out of Todd’s league. On top of that, he’s popular, good-looking, and confident, so everyone thinks he’s straight. Now it’s up to Todd to decide whether Galen is the boy of his dreams or just another dumb jock.
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Evan Drake needs to be a role model to his younger brother Brandon, and although he’s a star on his high school basketball team, there’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s interested in many things, including drama and singing, and when he joins drama club, he meets Noah Sheridan, and he’s pretty interested in him, too.
Noah is a super smart, cute but nerdy kid, who has written a high school play about two gay students who attended Boyne City High twenty years ago, and who, in real life, fell in love with each other. When the drama department elects to use the play for their high school musical, Noah urges Evan to audition for the lead role. Evan ultimately decides he wants to be in the play, but when he shows up to audition, it sends shockwaves throughout the school. His teammates are furious, and so is his best friend Bryan. As Evan and Noah grow closer, Bryan gets more traitorous, and it seems he wants nothing more than to see his former friend broken down.
Release Date: March 15, 2013
Jacob Stevens is a high school freshman facing an onslaught of constant bullying. When the unthinkable happens and he falls victim to a cruel prank, he and a small circle of friends band together to form a Losers’ Club. By embracing the name their tormentors have assigned them, they reclaim their power and try to fight back. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Jacob finds the strength he needs to stand up for himself and his friends, a group of losers like himself.