When Makara Angel winds up in post-apocalyptic LA, sheÂ was looking for a home, not trouble. Now Makara finds herself in the middle of a gang war, fighting for survival in LA's decaying streets. Even after she falls in with the Lost Angels and their charismatic leader, safety is no guarantee. The Black Reapers are ramping up their aggression against the Angels, and Makara finds herself in the crossfire. It's a battle to the death, and whatever gang survives will rule the ruins of the City of Angels. Can Makara carve out a new life here, or will the Reapers snuff out her second chance for good?
Â©2020 Kyle West (P)2020 Kyle West
There are only two kinds of people left on the earth: Donors and Recipients.Â Â Sixteen-year-old Aston Vazeto hates the idea of selling her blood for money and is determined to be the first Donor in New World history to never donate.Â But after a suspicious accident at her father's power plant leaves her family diving deeper into poverty, Aston has no other choice except to enter the annual blood auctions, where Recipients bid on the richest blood. With the highest test results ever seen, Aston's blood becomes the most sought-after in history, and will likely bring a large price at auctions.Â When her friends are caught tampering with their donations, they are arrested and tortured. Knowing she puts her family's safety and income at risk, Aston takes advantage of an opportunity to escape donation facility drugs meant to keep Donors complacent. Free to feel and free to love, she is caught between Gannet, a kind facility technician, and Marcus, a sarcastic rebel like herself. Dancing at Blood Auction Balls and kissing a donor in coat closets under the stairs has Aston confused between joining the uprising she hears rumors about or merely following the life her blood was meant to lead.
Â©2020 C.F. Kreitzer (P)2020 Immortal Works
"My name is Elenor, and I am an unremarkable teenage girl. Iâm definitely not popular, but Iâm not a total outcast either. I just kind of exist. Iâm like melon in a fruit salad; I fit in okay, but no one really wants me there. Iâm the cantaloupe of people." The hero of this story isnât a no-nonsense badass, living in a bleak, dystopian future. She is an irresponsible smartass, living a boring, average life...until she discovers that she possesses mysterious and powerful abilities! Elenor would rather be at home binge-watching TV while snacking on a bowl of sugary cereal, but when she is recruited (against her will) by a secret organization to help stop a dangerous criminal, she is forced to step way outside of her comfort zone.Â Â Join Elenor as she provides a first-person account of every bizarre, awkward, and amazing aspect of her adventure.
Â©2020 Matthew R. Budd (P)2020 Matthew R. Budd