Cassie Morrison is very very worried about her Daddy…
He has a good job, is an excellent cook, and spends more than enough of his time with her and her sister Anna.
But there’s one thing missing from her Daddy’s life, a good woman!
Fortunately for him, Cassie is going to find him one!
Even if he doesn’t want her help!
Especially if he doesn’t want her help!
Name: Esmeralda Lockhart!
Profession: Substitute teacher!
Let the matchmaking commence!!!
After all, what could possibly go wrong?
Life was far from perfect for Casey Carson who is an overachieving seventeen-year-old senior in high school. Nothing ever came easy for her except school, which she was able to obtain a full ride to go to any college she chooses. That was her ultimate escape plan from what she considers her personal hell, she just needs to make it through the next couple of months before she’ll be able to break free. With her working at her terrible job at Grocery World and going to school, she doesn’t have too much time for anything else, especially love…that is until she meets Ace, a young suave neighborhood drug dealer who turns Casey’s boring life into a nightmare.
Back on the streets after serving a three-year prison bid, T’RIDA is faced with mad drama and huge obstacles, including a baby mama whose troubles become an added weight on his back. The future doesn’t look promising until he takes to the streets to do what he does best — lay suckaz down! But at what price will his criminal prosperity come?When a man chooses to dance with the Devil he must pay for his sins. Can T’Rida escape the inevitable downfall as he and his crew climb to the top in the game and prove that they are the real GORILLAZ IN THE BAY? Or will he meet a fatal demise?T’Rida’s homies TOMMY GUNZ and VOORHEEZE are about that gunsmoke too as they clique up to form the Neva Die Dragon Gang, the Bay area’s most feared and respected organization. But on the road to riches, a man can become his own worst enemy. When that happens, the heavens will cry blood and the game will become downright unscrupulous.
For Social Sinners’ drummer, Ethan “Diamond” Taylor, everything that went wrong seemed to roll off him and life was about having fun and getting off. What others never saw was what simmered beneath the surface.
Holding on by a string, things have reached their breaking point, taking a turn for the worse, and he’s forced to make some tough decisions. Is living in the limelight all that it’s cracked up to be? Or is it time to cut the cord and move on?
Is it in the cards for him to have the whole marriage, white picket fence, a desk job and…kids?
Diamond’s story is one of strength, love, loss and hope.
Fail the tests and become a slave. Display defectiveness and be put to death. Monroe Academy was built to separate the weak from the strong. Pass the biyearly leveling and be released into society upon graduation. Fail to be promoted and be stripped of rank and forced into servitude. That was a rule that applied to all but Rayah Bardeau. A student of Monroe Academy, branded as a Null because of her absence of Lighter energy. With her mother standing as a slave in her place, Rayah was given until the age of twenty to make level six, but at nineteen-years-old and with only eight months until her twentieth birthday, she was only a mere level one. The same level she’s been since she was ten. With the stress of her upcoming test, the loss of a friend, and the constant wrongdoings towards her, Rayah could only dream of escaping from Lytonia, and escape she did. Only, when she awakened in her dorm, she couldn’t distinguish if she had only dreamt of meeting Soren, a wild and adventurous defect in the Wild Lands, or if she had somehow used her Lighter Form to get there. But only the elite ? the most powerful of Lighters ? could tap into their Lighter Forms. Right?And what was the dark energy she used when she and Soren were attacked by Depleters? Was Rayah really as powerless as she thought? Was she a defect? And if she used dark energy, could she call herself a Lighter at all? Bestselling author Destiny Hawkins brings you the first installment of a gripping dark fantasy where a powerless girl must survive in a society that doesn’t accept the weak…or the defective. “When I started reading this book I was not prepared for the sheer level of adventure I would experience. This book is along the same lines as the Divergent series, and just as action packed!” ?????”Given how many books I read, it’s not often I can say that I haven’t seen something before, but this storyline is unlike anything I’ve read.” ?????”This is completely different from what I’m used to reading….but I definitely fell in love with this world that Destiny Hawkins created.” ?????