Aschyllia often skipped doing her chores around the farm to play with her best friend, but getting caught up in a conflict between warring siblings wasn't part of the lazy day she had planned when she sneaked out of her grandfather's house one morning.
When, after searching for her friend, the girl finds Kalia and her baby hiding in a forest near her home, Aschyllia tries to do the right thing and lend them aid - and in doing so, makes her friend and herself targets for Kalia's brother, whose grip on power is challenged by his sister's very existence despite her long ago discarding the proof of her birthright, a jewel-adorned phoenix pendant, so that she might live free of her name.
With the help of her best friend, faithful canine, and an unexpected guardian, Aschyllia struggles to keep herself safe while aiding Kalia to return home and challenge her brother.
But Kalia's brother isn't about to let anyone get in the way of his ambitions, especially not a farm girl and her friends, and Kalia can't even begin to imagine how far her brother is willing to go to cement his grip on power.
Remmi Gunner might be the luckiest guy his age. Sure, he has a gnawing social anxiety. Yes, he has acquired an almost artistic toppling of gravitas in public or around girls. But not many teenagers can say they are making a quarter of a million dollars playing video games. Courtesy of being the brother of a legendary pro gamer, his sister, Remmi has scored a ticket to participate in the Adventure Point beta, the newest game experienced fully in a virtual augmented world. But what is Remmi to do when the virtual world becomes to real? Or the worlds start to blur? What happens when he steps out from his sister’s shadow … and the shadow comes to play?
The heart-wrenching story of a young woman’s struggle against treachery and exploitation when she has no one left to trust.
At seventeen, Demise has only ever wanted someone to love her. Lonely and abused by her family, she wishes for a better life. Her foster mother treats her like a servant. Her twin brother, Matthew, takes advantage of his status as the favored child while ignoring Demise constantly.
When the boy of her dreams notices her, Demise feels her luck is changing. However, what she thinks is a real connection turns out to be nothing more than a drunken fling. After she discovers that night has even more serious consequences, Demise is forced from the only home she knows.
Seeking her past with the hopes of a better future, Demise finds her birth mother, Penny, and is welcomed into her household. What seems like a dream come true turns out to be anything but it. Her world goes from bad to terrifying when her new ‘family’ reveal themselves to be monsters worse than she could imagine. Demise finds herself trapped in an unspeakable nightmare she can’t escape.
In this dark tale, Marie Bradley pits the resilient nature of human spirit against the darkness that exists in other people. What happens when dreams become nightmares? How far can this young woman be pushed before she takes matters into her own hands?
Packed with twists and turns, and filled with tragedy and deception, Immersed in Treachery is short fiction at its darkest and most thrilling.
This rapidly-paced book tells Glade’s story from the farm land of Idaho to the farthest reaches of the globe. His success comes not from a “secret recipe” or a “magic system” but by way of personal dedication to a series of principles and beliefs he continues to employ today. _e concepts Glade employs apply to every walk of life and every profession.