If there are any of these that you would like to see Character Interviews, or story snippets from, feel free to let me know. I'd love to share them with you guys.
Out of Darkness:
One of the few stories I have actually finished and been happy with. I love the characters more than most of them, and its one of the rare ones that I feel like with just a little editing will be great. I'm currently in the beta stage with it, and working on edits, and then it's off to querying agents!....Retraction. I read it the other day. It needs work. LOTS of work.
He wanted to fit in; now he just wants out.
Cannon Reese isn't like the other seventeen year olds he knows. He doesn't have any addictions or a criminal record. His parents should be happy, right?
Caught between the world of gangs and a life of faith, Cannon tries to fit in to both. When the girl he loves is kidnapped by the very people he is seeking acceptance from, Cannon will have to choose a side.
Blaze: First Draft completed.
Blaze is what I've been tentatively calling this medieval/fantasy story. It follows Blade, a typical farm boy as he's trying to find his place in the world and start his own family, while helping his widowed mother out with the family he's already got.
The twist comes when the government kidnaps a group of young people to take as slaves. One of those taken is his sweetheart Tara. Blade goes after her and finds out that the problem is a lot bigger than he thought, and he's going to have to dig deep to get out alive.
What if you had never saw a boy before? What if you had wore the same color of clothing all your life? What if you only knew, what they told you to know?
Tyne Gentry has grew up in that exact situation. Living in a compound full of other girls, all the same age, with exactly the same haircut and wardrobe.
Her predictable life is shattered when she is transferred 'outside' to Washington DC. She is assigned a partner- one of those odd 'boy' creatures she'd learned about briefly in a history lesson.
Now that she's able to see a world where people have personalities and opinions, she can't help but wonder why she was never allowed to be part of it. What is the purpose of her life being so restricted and molded? With help from The Boy, Tyne starts to get answers to the questions that plague her. But she may not want to know the truth.
Shantelle is the healer in town. Her fiancé is off to war with an invading army, and her biggest concern is for him to get home safely. But when the town receives news that the armies have been defeated and they have been conquered, Shantelle's world starts spiraling out of control. Invading armies are moving on the towns, killing any men and boys they find there. She is nominated to take her cities boys out to hide until it is safe, with the help of two wounded soldiers returning from the battle. But some of the older boys don't want to hide. Some of them want to go back and get revenge.
Beautiful Things: (WIP)
When Ashley finds herself pregnant she thinks its not that big of deal. She and her boyfriend can handle it. But Ethan surprises her when he tells her to get an abortion or they're through. Ashley is plagued by questions about life. A baby will ruin her life wont it? She loves Ethan. But it's a baby. It's alive. What right does she have to end that life? Ashley will have to choose.
Jakes Story: (Working title, more of a character idea than a story yet)
Jake lives in New York City. He's seventeen years old. His mom died in what looked like a suicide but Jake has always claimed different. His dad was supposed to be home and wasn't, and is now caught between the evidence and the claims of traumatized little boy. Jake blames his dad for her death and he's had family trouble ever since. He's a really good skateboarder and listens to his music way too loud. He has a slight problem with substance abuse and has a dark but also very deep outlook on life.
And then there's the girl...I've been calling her Trisha, but my sister tells me that name has to go, so we'll see who she ends up. Her parents are divorced, but she doesn't really have any big trauma in her life or anything. She meets up with Jake early on in the story and they become friends. She wants to help him get over the problems in his life, and he wants her to be more than friends.
And then there's Devin. He's Jakes old best friend. But after Jake went rebel they grew apart. Now he's getting pretty chummy with Trisha, and Jake is taking notice of him again.
I'm thinking maybe I'll need a love triangle and more than likely a tragic death or two, just to make it worth my time.
Maybe I Will:
May (temporary name) lives in a kingdom where whenever the current prince comes of age (19) all single girls ages 16-19 are taken to the royal city where they go through a series of tests and activities until the prince chooses his bride. To be rejected by the prince is to be rejected in life, so May is terrified when she is eligible for this choosing. In an attempt to calm her nerves in the middle of the night, May imagines how the Choosing will go. Maybe it wont be so bad. Maybe she'll do good at the tests and the prince will choose her. Maybe she'll be able to help her family, not scar it. Maybe.
But she'll have to wait and see.
(I had this idea before The Selection series ever existed, I promise. It had to go and ruin my creativity. It's also been written in future tense, which is taxing at best)
The Dynamic Duo: First Draft Finished.
Brothers Mark and Anthony have been living on their own for several years now, doing whatever they need to stick together, get through school, and generally survive. It's just the two of them. Always has been. Until Leslie moves to town and gets paired with Mark for a school assignment. This sends Anthony's whole world spiraling when suddenly he is taking up the third wheel position. Throw in a car wreck, a murder witness, and a few kisses and things get real messy real fast.
Running Crazy: WIP
This story's main character is a teenage boy named Reeve. He is invited to go with his friends on a road trip to Wyoming on their summer break and ends up meeting Amy. Through a series of events the two of them end up splitting up from the rest of their group and romping around Wyoming's back roads, and its all very sweet and silly.
Fairy Tale Mashup: WIP
This story takes all the fairy tales and nursery rhymes you've ever heard (well, maybe not all of them) and mashes them together with a twist toward the logical side.
Role Play Fantasy: WIP
This story's main character is based off a guy I made for a role play one time. It's a midevil fantasy about a young magician, and there's lots of battles and a web of romances and a lot of heartfelt moments in my head that I can hopefully get out on paper. Creed is rather awkward and stiff around girls and he prefers to stick to himself and mutter spells that end up catching expensive things on fire, but I'm trying to draw him out and get a sensible story down on the page. We shall see.