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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Now and Later: Eight Young Adult Short Stories From a post apocalyptic cityscape to the year s most disastrous prom follow eight different heroines as they navigate their way through time and space and AP World History .
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i The Trouble with Firsts i From roller coaster rides to playing in a string quartet Mattie s had trouble with first times But with prom right around the corner she ll risk asking Marcus out first If the road to hell is paved with good intentions then the path to prom is strewn with crepe paper streamers and petals from dying corsages And Mattie will discover her trouble with firsts is just beginning .
i Glass Slipper i What do you do when the boy you ve known forever dumps you the day before prom with everyone in a packed cafeteria looking on Stalk him in your pajamas of course For Mira this is only the start of a not so Cinderella prom .
i Speechless i Jared s the boy who coaches her and kisses her but doesn t want to be seen with her For Kara speech team is simply a way to beef up her extra curriculars and spend time with the dead sexy class clown But now she s caught in a game that everyone wants to win everyone except maybe Jared .
i Breaking Plans i Constance has plans ones that include leaving her small town immediately after graduation Prom isn t part of her agenda Constance is proficient at breaking rules But breaking plans Never Except that might be the one thing she needs to do .
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i Just a Matter of Time i High school junior Sadie Lin is desperate to maintain her GPA to score high on the SATs for her dad to return from Afghanistan Time seems to crawl and slip through her fingers all at once She thinks it s all in her head .
It s not .
Gordon Bakersfield Sadie s ninth grade epic crush has plenty of time and knows where to get more He knows someone has been stealing Sadie s time And while he s not sure how to make it stop he s hoping to try But can Sadie trust him .
Only time will tell .
i What Little Remains i In a post apocalyptic city Kit ekes out an existence by tending to her rooftop garden A rift in time brings her a new friend from the past and something else far more menacing i i i The Maze i Cadet Eppie Langtry navigates the cold and endless maze as part of the Academy s final training exercise Her exploration leads her to a fellow cadet and their combined curiosity triggers something no one expects least of all the cadre running the maze .
i Inside Out i When Lexia befriends a girl from outside a luxury spa facility she starts seeing the cracks in her mother s disastrous fifth marriage the world in which she lives and her own future i b Bonus b i Excerpt from i The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath i
When self proclaimed geek girl Bethany Reynolds becomes the newest member of the varsity cheerleading squad she realizes that there s one thing worse than blending into the lockers getting noticed Who knew cheerleading was so hard Well at least there s a manual The Prairie Stone High Varsity Cheerleading Guide Too bad it doesn t cover any of the really tough questions Like how do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt What do you do when the head cheerleader spills her beer on you at your first in crowd party And how do you protect your best friend from the biggest player in the senior class Bethany is going to need all her geek brainpower just to survive the season
Stung by an epic betrayal Camy Cavanaugh relies on the sure things her best friend her job as peer tutor and her safe spot on the sidelines of life But when she hacks into a secret trash talking website it ignites a war between the sexes that won t end until the whole school is turned upside down and Camy s world is turned inside out br br Now the hottest girls in school refuse to date the A List boys But with the Homecoming dance looming everyone from the queen bee to the girl most likely to pushes Camy to hook them up with guys from the nerd herd br br And then there s quarterback A lister and former crush Gavin Madison He hasn t spoken to Camy in three years but he s talking now begging her to pair the guys on the football team with girls from the Honor Roll br br It s a contest of wills and everything is on the line even Camy s heart Will she retreat to the sidelines or will she find the courage to get back in the game
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts It pays the bills and keeps them in high end beans But after Katy s grandmother dies it s as if she s taken all the ghosts with her br br Until Katy discovers there s a rival ghost hunter in town one who uses tea of all things and one who has stolen all her clients But when an epic infestation threatens Katy can t help but get involved It will take all her wits and some excellent Kona blend to fight the ghost in the coffee machine br br Ghost in the Coffee Machine is a short story of approximately words The story was first published in Coffee Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic This story is now the pilot episode for the Coffee and Ghosts serial br br If coffee hasn t yet topped your list as the most versatile substance on Earth consider The Ghost in the Coffee Machine by Charity Tahmaseb Lori Parker Word of the Nerd br br Episode Ghost in the Coffee Machine br Episode Giving Up the Ghosts br Episode The Ghost Whisperer br Episode Gone Ghost
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts It pays the bills and keeps them in high end beans But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town Katy fears things will never be the same br br She s right br br From a beguiling and charismatic ghost whisperer to her new partner s ghost swallowing brother and even a short stint behind bars Katy navigates her new reality uncertain her skills are equal to the tasks at hand But are these things mere distractions or do they hide something darker far more sinister something that has a long held vendetta against Katy br br To survive Katy must uncover an ancient secret She must brew her very best Kona blend She will need to rely on unexpected and unpredictable allies br br To survive she will need to trust what s in her heart br br Coffee amp Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery romance series told over five episodes This series bundle contains all five episodes
Sometimes staying silent is the biggest lie of all br br Sophomore Jolia does the one thing no one expects from the girl who has perfected the art of keeping quiet br br She joins the speech team br br Jolia can t confess the real reason not to her best friend her new teammates or even to crush worthy rival Sam who offers to coach her in secret br br Keeping quiet might be the easy way out but when what Jolia doesn t say starts to hurt those around her it might just cost her a best friend her spot on the team and even Sam br br But she isn t the only one with a secret It s going to take words her words to make things right br br If only Jolia can find them
Sadie Lin High school junior Sadie is desperate to maintain her GPA to score high on the SATs for her dad to return from Afghanistan Time seems to crawl and slip through her fingers all at once She thinks it s all in her head br br It s not br br Gordon Bakersfield Gordon Sadie s ninth grade epic crush has plenty of time and knows where to get more He knows someone has been stealing Sadie s time And while he s not sure how to make it stop he s hoping to try But can Sadie trust him br br Only time will tell br br This young adult paranormal novelette is approximately words long pages
Katy Lindstrom has used coffee to catch ghosts since she was five years old a handy skill in a town with an overabundance of spirits Now Katy wants to make her newly minted ghost hunting business thrive Never mind that her partner Malcolm Armand is her former rival not to mention a bit distracting br br When a routine ghost eradication ends in disaster clues point to someone close to Malcolm But something sinister lurks in Springside Township something Katy s never encountered in all her years of ghost hunting and something that has her doubting all her skills br br It will take more than high end beans and the perfect cup of coffee this time around It will take trust and teamwork and possibly a sacrifice Katy s not ready to make br br Episode Ghost in the Coffee Machine br Episode Giving Up the Ghosts br Episode The Ghost Whisperer br Episode Gone Ghost
When it comes to the supernatural Katy Lindstrom ghost hunter and expert coffee brewer always knows what to do Give her five minutes and some excellent Kona blend and she ll trap your ghost br br Katy is completely unequipped when a mysterious and beguiling ghost whisperer floats into town The so called Mistress Armand charms away Katy s clients and accuses her of ghost cruelty At the town wide s ance nearly everyone falls under the ghost whisperer s spell including Katy s business partner Malcolm br br But Mistress Armand isn t the benevolent new age medium she pretends to be She craves something dark and shameful from the citizens of Springside Township This time Katy is going in blind This time coffee won t work And this time she may need to give up something shameful of her own br br Episode Ghost in the Coffee Machine br Episode Giving Up the Ghosts br Episode The Ghost Whisperer br Episode Gone Ghost br Episode Must Love Ghosts
Katy Lindstrom knows December is the best time for ghost hunting all you really need is some excellent Kona blend and a little patience But this year brings a ghost of Christmas past she might not be able to catch br br All Katy wants is to enjoy the uptick in business and forget that this is the first Christmas without her grandmother But when one of Springside s notorious citizens returns as a ghost and leaves a dear friend in a coma Katy will try anything to get Christmas back on track br br A disastrous ghost eradication leaves her partner Malcolm scalded and both of them out of options Katy must sort through her feelings for him while fending off the interest of a shady cabal of necromancers br br And if she can t catch that elusive ghost of Christmas past It may end up ruining everyone s future
Two contemporary young adult short stories br br Glass Slipper What do you do when the boy you ve known forever dumps you the day before prom with everyone in a packed cafeteria looking on Stalk him in your pajamas of course For Mira this is only the start of a not so Cinderella prom br br Breaking Plans Constance has plans ones that include leaving her small town immediately after graduation Prom isn t part of her agenda Constance is proficient at breaking rules But breaking plans Never Except that might be the one thing she needs to do br br Bonus Content Get a sneak peek of The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet br br Available from Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo and iBooks