Dangerous Boys, Volume 1: Five complete novellas by Downunder Young Adult Authors
Written in the Stars by Sara Hantz
If Megan messes up one more time her parents will pull her out of boarding school and she’ll never see Dan—the guy she’s been crushing on since forever—again. So when she accidentally crashes a friend’s car, she needs to pay for the repairs… somehow. Desperate, she decides to use her way of knowing stuff to sell psychic dating advice. How hard can it be? Plenty hard. Especially when Megan’s forced to tell the meanest girl in school that Dan is going to ask her out. Only trouble is, Dan can’t stand the girl, leaving Megan begging him for a favor. Megan is in big trouble. She risks losing all the money she’s made and losing the one boy who does dangerous things to her heart.
Live Fast, Die Young by Vanessa Barneveld
Molly can’t stand seeing her pal Alex go from straight-A student to rebel without a cause. Alex needs to get back on the path to the Ivy League, and Micromanaging Molly figures serious interference is called for. But the harder Molly pushes Alex, the harder he pushes back.
Alex has two secrets. Number one: He has terminal melanoma. With six months to live, hanging around hospitals definitely counts as wasted time. Alex plans to drop out, surf, drive fast cars…and finally confess secret number two. He’s in love with Molly. Can he tell her before his time is up?
Tangent (a Liminals prequel novella) by Maree Anderson
For two years, lone wolf Rixon has protected Lily… and lied about his true feelings. Best to treat her like a younger sibling, because how could she possibly love a hulking great lummox like him? Then Lily is snatched, and Rix discovers she’s being used in covert experiments. He moves heaven and earth to find her, but Lily is merely bait for the real target: Rix. To keep Lily alive, Rix must use a dangerous liminal ability he’s kept secret his whole life… and risk becoming the one thing he vowed he would never be again: a killer.
Dangerous Honesty by Ebony McKenna
High school junior Bianca is faking the best possible life in Florida, as long she remembers all the lies she’s told. But when she teams up with seriously cute über geek Malcolm–because physics homework isn’t going to write itself–her carefully crafted stories start wobbling like spinning plates on bamboo poles. Bianca is torn between protecting those she loves and unburdening her reality to someone she can trust. Honesty is the best policy, but the truth will put everyone she loves at risk.
Thunderstruck by Robyn Grady
If the truth gets out, it’s, Goodbye dream school. Hello psych ward. Art college applications are calling. Going into senior year, Emily Grange needs to focus. But her younger sister won’t shut up about Mr. Gorgeous and his tats moving into the mansion next door. She won’t let up on how Emily ought to forgive their father, either, and how she needs to chill out way more. All right already!
Except, everyone, including Emily, knows her sister died a year ago. It’s time to push past the pain, get back to reality. Hell, maybe chilling with Bad Boy next door could help. Or make things a billion times worse.