SHIFTING GROUND

Publication date: March 2018

Genre: NA Dystopian Romance / NA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Multiple

SHIFTING GROUND is a collection of 12 short stories. 

This collection comprises MF, FF, and MM stories featuring gay, straight, bi, and pansexual characters. 

*I pledge to donate 100% of sales revenue from "Shifting Ground" to The Ally Coalition (an LGBT association helping LGBT+ youth in need).

 

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STORIES INCLUDED

 

Chi: A Short Story 1

 

 

Story #0.1

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Chi Richards

 

 

Chi never asked to be born second in a family only allowed to have one child. He never wanted to be a burden on his parents. But when his parents and twin brother are taken away, Chi is forced to run for his life. Run and hide like he has always done. But Chi is tired of hiding. Now has come the time to fight back.​​

 

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William: A Short Story 1

 

 

Story #0.2

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: William Fox

 

What William wants, William takes. He doesn't need to ask for permission. He wasn't raised to accept rejection. And yet, his promised fiancee dares to turn him down and betray him. But William's obsession with her has turned unhealthy at best, and he's not about to let her go so easily.   

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Willow: A Short Story 1

 

 

Story #0.3

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Willow Jenison

 

The day Willow met Chi for the first time was the day her heart broke, the day she betrayed the one boy she had ever loved, the day she made a decision that could never be undone.

 

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Cecilia and Tyreese: A Short Story

 

 

Story #0.4

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POVs: Cecilia Clay / Tyreese Lefort / Oliver Clay

 

 

Falling for Tyreese was out of the question. Cecilia had better things to do than waste her time on a boy. But her traitorous heart had other plans. 

 

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Akio: A Short Story

 

 

Story #0.5

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Akio Sakamoto

 

When the Deviance Act is passed, Akio's life changes for the worst. Forced to hide his orientation in order to survive and betrayed by the one person he truly cared about, Akio finds himself running for his life. But sometimes, fate works in mysterious ways. This time, maybe fate meant to open the door to a greater destiny. 

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Chi: A Short Story 2

 

 

Story #0.6

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Chi Richards

 

The day Chi's twin brother Stephen almost died from the West Nile virus was the day their relationship started to worsen. Unable to understand what could have caused such a change in Stephen's behavior, Chi is forced to fight to try and bring back the brother he used to know. But is their relationship truly damaged beyond repair, or can Chi hope that his brother might still care about him somehow? 

Willow: A Short Story 2

 

 

Story #0.7

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Willow Jenison

 

Born illegally, Willow never stood a chance at a normal life.

Meeting a boy and falling in love with him was apparently too good to be true too because even that is dangerous and forbidden. 

Because to be safe is to avoid life, apparently.

 

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HIGH GROUND
Craig: A Short Story

 

Story #0.8

Genre: YA Dystopian Mystery

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Craig Owens / Chase Martinez / Gladys Owens...

 

 

When the police come to Craig's apartment to let him know his parents died in a car accident, Craig is confused and furious. Lower-class members don't own cars. How could his parents be caught in an accident? Was it pure bad luck or some sort of orchestrated murder? 

 

 

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Terrence: A Short Story

 

 

Story #0.9

Genre: NA Dystopian Romance / NA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Terrence Young

 

Bullying is nothing new to Terrence Young. The teasing and harassment are constant. His family is less than understanding as well. To them, Terrence chose to be gay and complicate their lives. Their little rejections sting and cut him deeply.

 

But when the Deviance Act is passed, Terrence's life takes a turn for the worse overnight. Under the new law, a mere look, a simple touch, or a small kiss in public could mean death. Terrence attempts to hide his orientation to survive. That is until a gang attacks him in a bar and Chase Martinez interferes.

 

Chase is gorgeous, kind-hearted, and he's a rebel in the Underground—all qualities that attract Terrence so much there is no stopping the fall. Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear and letting others dictate what is right for him. 

 

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Morgan: A Short Story

 

 

Story #0.10

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Morgan Malas / Karen Jones / Sofia Campbell

Having to kiss a boy was bad enough, but forcing Morgan to marry him was too much to ask. All that was before the girl of her dreams even showed up in her life. Now Morgan has to choose between her obligations to her family and the call of her heart. But when the law is against you and the choice implies death, is there truly an option at all?  

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Narumi: A Short Story

 

 

Story #0.11

Genre: NA Dystopian Romance / NA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Narumi Kita / Bryan Harris / Chase Martinez

Many are those who broke Narumi's heart.

Between those rejecting her over her orientation and those trying to use her bisexuality for their own profit, Narumi is left shattered, reluctant to commit to anyone.

But all that was before she met Chase Martinez, a man with a heart of gold, so broken by fate that Narumi takes it upon herself to piece him back together.  

Quickly, their relationship triggers issues for the  Underground, as jealousy arises, threatening to ruin everything the rebels have ever worked for. 

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Jackson: A Short Story

 

 

Story #0.12

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance / YA Forbidden Romance

Recommended for: 16 +

POV: Jackson Miller and Lance Clay 

Seventeen-year old Jackson Miller is anything but conventional. Viewed as weird by all his peers, Jackson doesn't let other people's opinion of him define who he is.

When Jackson has to team up with a guy two years older for a science project, feelings grow fast, and following the rules is simply out of the question.

Not only does Jackson not care what people think, but he refuses to conform to a society trying to stifle him. 

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UNDER GROUND SERIES

 

"When the darkness meets the light, in fear it shall flee.
 
Not all is what it seems, open your eyes and you will see.
 
When the chains break apart, the enslaved shall be free.
 
When the world has changed, a new dawn it will be."
 
- Chi Richards