Review: Marie Seltenrych www.runawayprincesses.com
On the Edge of Tomorrow
Edited by Sara Daniell and Tracy Hewitt Meyer
Nine budding authors bring a smorgasbord of short stories to entice every reader and a variety of age groups.
Emerald Barnes: Love in Death gives antagonist Charity and protagonist Gabe must deal with supernatural issues when letters arrive from the dead. Young love flounders as main characters’ voices are heard until the mystery is solved and all is revealed. But will these mysterious letters destroy a budding friendship or solder it? Story extends over a year and a half with intrigue.
Elise Manion: A Sister’s love, brings pathos and sibling characters to life as Charlie negotiates his mind into a new era confronted by his new position in life and in the life of his sister and her friend, along with legal beagles. Everyone wants to control his life from this day forward but antagonist Charlie struggles to comply. Facing contemporary issues along with loss and finding his feet again, Charlie must make life changing decisions amid his grieving soul. Issues of anger, rebellion, violence, sibling responsibilities and discovery are played out in his life. Can Charlie make a good decision or will he rebel for ever? Or will he die?Tension packed reading!
Tracy Hewitt Meyer: Tender is the Deception.
Gender confused protagonist/antagonist struggles deeply with the problems of finding out who he or she is and the confrontations to be endured from psychiatrists to paediatricians and countless school counsellors, and the hunger for a true friend in a lonely world.
Caytlyn Brooke : And Then I Blinked: Protagonist Ali must face darkness in a blink and respond to the bleak possibility of an unfulfilled life because of her seizures. Personalised detailed experiences give the reader a close encounter with a near-to-the-edge existence. The tangle between getting the correct medication, generic and branded, take the reader on a sleigh-ride journey, with intense detail.
Readers get a glimpse into the normal running of a hectic household and the care of children, alongside support for Ali. Family wraps itself around their member as she struggles to find her footing in living with uncertainty on a moment by moment basis. Cost in monetary terms, quality of life for a loved one, burden on time and love of family make this a genuine help for people suffering with medical problems.
Jean Booth: Trial
A crime of vengeance and justice! In a heated courtroom, antagonist defendant confronts the jurors with her description of events and her motive for her crime.
Protagonist Kira waits in the wings of her young life for the verdict. Openness and justice are in danger as technicalities overshadow a criminal act. Can the verdict be predicted. Not until the last page. Riveting reading!
Sara Daniell: So It Ends Here!
True test of true love! When a serious accident occurs, Protagonists Connor and Ava’s lives are connected in a dramatic way. Can they connect their dreams or must they separate? Deep decisions must be faced over a period of three years. But what will be the outcome and can they face reality? Can they do what they want to do or what is truly the best for both of them? Read and see!
Landen West: Twelve Months
Protagonist Roman takes the reader on a month by month journey of a romantic.
There is a lot more to this young man as he shares his intimate thoughts, emotions and romantic dreams. He also delves into his grief and loss of family member and how he deals with it. Jealousy issues also arise and Roman. Protagonist Sade, who shares his love of poetry, is his rock. Once again he must find strength to deal with a critical loss! A personalised story with an intriguing ending!
Margaret Nerz Iribarne: Puppets
Eight grader, mysterious antagonist shares intense self-esteem issues as the teen battles gender identification questions! Teen banter is hot on the list as Protagonist Brad uses puppets in an attempt to impress and a skit turns meaningful. The antagonist rethinks the part to play in this drama and eventually makes a move.
John Darryl Winston: The Paternal Order of Dominic
Protagonist Dominic III is surprised when his religious robed passenger reacts in ways that he never could expect or fathom. What this passenger, an old man with flowing white hair says and does astounds the teen so much that he almost crashes the vehicle! Jazz is on the agenda for a wake and later at a bar. Dominic is not prepared for a profound invitation that connects across generations and transformations are the new trend as emotions shudder and the joint is vaporised.
Authors nine are one
Taking reader on the road
To rethinking Life