“yardwork” is the latest collection of poetry and prose from poet/author/playwright, Nikki Skies. This collection of creative literature colors her life during the uprisings in Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore to losing her father to cancer and her vulnerable fears of raising children.
Young Azubuike is a survivor. Countless generations have passed since the fracture, and subsequent collapse, of the Meroan Republic. Yet remnants of their culture and technology continue to persist on various worlds that have been conquered by their enemies. Subjugated and oppressed, the descendants of this once great republic know they must change the direction of their fate or face extinction.
On a dangerous run to scavenge supplies from a remote excavation site located in an isolated section of the Meza ruins, Azubuike and his friends encounter a unique piece of technology left behind by their ancestors. Once exposed to it, the device begins to alter Azubuike’s reality in ways that could, ultimately, unravel his mind. There is no way for the group to know the danger, or benefit, posed by this ancient technology even though it has already set in motion a series of events that will forever change the lives of Azubuike and his friends. Has he just unlocked the secret to ending the alien occupation of his world? Or will it bring about the final destruction of his people?
Tirin Desgjin had everything she wanted, but it took being kidnapped to see it. The romance she dreamed about, the acclaim most worked all their lives to achieve, the belonging she’d always wanted, and the magykal talent that she thought would bring it all to her.
The usual rites of adulthood for Tirin’s twentieth birthday bring about more than her uncommon magykal ability: they expose a secret long buried. A secret that forces a cursed elf to face his nightmares, a prince to face his daemons, and a father to face his past. Will Tirin survive all the revelations?
The hunt is on. Constables are being possessed by daemons, an unarmed black man is killed by an officer, and Mona takes on a mysterious–and possibly dangerous–client. Mona, Junebug and Curtis must unite once more to set things right, save their cites… and Mona’s life.
A mother loses her son and completely loses her faith in the God that she had served faithfully for her entire life. Trapped lovers try desperately to escape a lifestyle that, for a time, had comforted and kept them alive in a city that has always been trying to devour them. A reluctant assassin crosses paths with a woman who is determined to collect a pound of flesh from those in her debt for what they had cruelly taken from her. A frustrated husband and hard worker seeks escape from the life he has come to hate. A young girl can’t free herself from the grinning predator who has ruined her childhood because almost no one can recognize her silent cries for help. A young detective risks his life to prove that all policeman aren’t evil and that some who wore the badge were still true to their sworn oath to protect and serve, despite all of the wickedness they found themselves drowning in. All of these stories cross, intersect, twist and intertwine to create a graphic, beautifully ugly, savage depiction of what life-and-death looks like in the city. What makes life so beautiful is that it eventually comes to an end.
Rita ‘Red’ James and friends realize that life after high school is more than just getting a job and being an adult. Forgotten memories reveal fantastic abilities and a dangerous past they can’t escape in Red Summer!
Honey Cantrell was a simple comic book geek before the Celestials came to Earth. Her quiet life gets rocked by an unwanted career change, an alien mating ritual, unfriendly competition and radical DNA splicing! Can she survive the changes forced on her in Mostly Human?
I Am An Indie Author!
My name is Antoinette J. Houston and I’m a Multi-genre author in search of readers! I have written five (5) books since 2014 when I turned forty! My first book was an urban fantasy called Red Summer. It has turned into a three part series of which I am currently working the third and final book as we speak. It begins in Union City, Georgia, where I grew up. My second book was Red Summer’s sequeal: Wil’s Winter – Five years later. The characters have grown up and moved on (or are trying to).
The third book I completed was a total surprize and turned into a space opera; Mostly Human started out as an after thought. A reoccuring dream that wouldn’t go away until I put pen to paper. It grew into a series as well, a trilogy. Filled with angst, drama, suspense and romance and I was shocked to learn that my mother had picked it up, (yes, to support her daughter). She really enjoyed it. (My mother doesn’t read these kinds of books!) She is the reason for the second and third books! After completing the final book, my father picked it up and has informed me of his enjoyment in my writing as well. (He has also suggested that I do a fourth book … I’m thinking about it.)
My current project(s) include the third book for Red summer and the editing of my first epic fantasy of which I have been tinkering with for years now. At the sametime I am also working on what I believe is considereed a ‘time-slip’. You cna find my Epic fantasy on Wattpad and I am posting chapters of ‘The Amulet’ on my official Author’s Page @ AntoinetteHouston.com
That’s a little bit about me! Come check my stuff out!
An Urban Fantasy Series by Antoinette J. Houston!
Book one: Red Summer – Rita ‘Red’ James and friends realize that life after high school is more than just getting a job and being an adult. Forgotten memories reveal fantastic abilities and a dangerous past they can’t escape in Red Summer!
Book two: Wil’s Winter – In Wil’s Winter, the adventure continues five years later in a nowhere town in Texas. Wil’s trying to deal with the chaotic up and down of his relationship with Red and the failing attempt at having what he thinks is a normal life. Then the past catches up with them again.
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