Ice in Sunlight
By Mary Borsellino writing as Julia Leijon
“I think I’m supposed to be dead.”
Corwen’s emotions are a frozen wasteland after years of enslavement and abuse. When he’s finally rescued, freedom isn’t enough to thaw the wintry landscape of his heart.
Slowly, his new compatriots teach him that physical intimacy is a sacred gift, that pleasure can be shared without pain. With endless patience, they offer him a different way of being.
In order to be whole, Corwen must surrender the self-loathing he wears like armor. Can he learn to see himself the way his new companions do? Or will he hide from love forever in the icy vault that shields his deepest soul?
Ice in Sunlight is a full-length M/M fantasy tale. It is intended for mature readers only due to adult themes and content.
In a time and place where the gulf between the haves and the have-nots has grown painfully wide, Olivia lives a life cushioned with abundance — until the day she is kidnapped and held for ransom by Hannah, a girl from a very different kind of life.
Olivia discovers a taste for things not commonly condoned in her world: black-market books, daring friends, wild creativity.
From the depths of factory oppression to the dizzying heights of vigilante rooftops, Olivia travels the margins of society, where the misfits gather and build homes for themselves out of whatever they can get their hands on – and fight to make a life worth living.
Ruby Coral Carnelian
Where do you hide if the forces out to destroy you can find you anywhere? For three students on the run from cruel sorcerers, discovering an answer to that question is a matter of life and death. Del, an apprentice mage, Kelsie, a natural leader, and Nicholas, a born survivor, are in way over their heads and time is running out.
A rich, engrossing fairy tale from celebrated indie punk writer Mary Borsellino.
Also available in German:
The Devil’s Mixtape
In 1999, Ella arrived at school with a cache of weapons and a plan to use them. Years later, she sifts through accounts of other violent young women, writing letters to the sister who grew up in the aftermath of that day.
In 1952, Sally was a runaway, hitch-hiking with a strange girl named Amy. The pair navigated a landscape scarred by old memories and tragedies, searching for a place that felt like safety and home.
And in 2011, Charlotte was a music journalist on tour with a band, listening to their stories of loss and hope as she tried to shape the world into a narrative that made sense.
Demons, heartbreaks and the redemptive power of art, all thrown together. The result could never be anything but the Devil’s mixtape.
“Electrifying. Chilling. Enthralling. Amazing.“ — L.J. Smith, author of The Vampire Diaries
In this new edition of the acclaimed series, Goth teens and rock musicians battle ruthless vampires — and the perils of the heart.
The mean streets of Chicago belong to The Wolf House — a pack of vampires like:
Blake, who loves toying with hunters;
Tim, who’s lost several centuries of his memory;
Cora, who has an unquenchable thirst for cruelty.
Facing off against them are a collection of artists, punk rockers, and misfit high schoolers— smart, talented, angry … and doomed:
Bette and Rose, best friends lured into the vampires’ world;
Lily and Will, vampire hunters, musicians, and all-around human disasters;
Sofie and Jay, who barely survived Cora’s brutality and now are Blake’s pawns.
In the world of the undead, love is a curse and friendship a weapon. When the sun goes down, the games begin … and innocence dies.
1. Origins and Overtures: At first, Bette and Jay are more fascinated than frightened by the secret underworld of vampires … but they’re about to find out just how wrong they are.
2. Roads and Crosses: When death creeps in closer than ever, it destroys the equilibrium Lily and Will shared. Can the new people they’re becoming hope to regain what’s been lost?
3. Fair Game: Vampires obsessively stalk those they love and gleefully manipulate those they oppose. As tensions between humans and vampires begin to boil over, Bette and Tim wonder how much of a person’s identity can survive those new instincts.
4. Fire Proof Heart: Having an eating disorder was miserable enough as a human. Now that Ash is a vampire, it’s a living hell. She’s the latest victim of Cora’s evil games against Blake, but now Blake — capricious, charming, endlessly bloodthirsty — is the only one who can save her.
5. Last Girl: In the horror movies Michelle watches with her friends, the last girl is the one who kills the monster and gets to live, even when everyone else is dead. It’s not a role Michelle wants, but that’s not her choice to make. And it seems as if Alexander’s only reward for tenaciously surviving all this time is to lose everything over and over again. When all’s said and done, is being the last one standing a blessing or a curse?
“Rock’n’roll, sex, tattoos, feminism, bisexuality, and a sense of what teens really are about.” —The Age
The Wolf House – Individual Novels
Written in 2000, when I was eighteen years old, my first novel was the story of Amy and Jordan, a pair of restless young lovers who set out on a road trip and soon found themselves caught in a world of uncertainty, murder, medical malpractice, and other souls as lost as they were.