A new heart should mean new life, not a living nightmare.
Mishca Richardson’s life is at an all-time high after her heart transplant. With new boyfriend, Ryder, the two of them have the perfect summer romance. Even the nightmares that have been plaguing her sleep since her operation can’t dull the high she’s on.
Things start to unravel as Mishca develops superhuman abilities. She does her best to hide them so as not to end up a science experiment in a lab. But she can’t ignore the instant attraction she experiences when she meets her university professor, Colin Reed.
Torn between the blossoming love and the obsession, Mishca must decide if she wants Ryder or Colin. But the organization responsible for her changes and her connection to Colin, is moving to secure Mishca for himself so that she can be the weapon he always intended her to be. If Mishca can’t resist her programming she’ll have a lot more to worry about than romance.
(The Basics of Life Anthology)
The Basics of Life is an anthology of 12 short stories; 2 each on the topics of survival, friendship, romantic love, ambition, responsibility and death. Survival Do or Die by Derek Taylor, Twenty Days by Sophie Masson FRIENDSHIP The Girl Who Lives at Number 54 by Belinda Dorio, Visiting Rights by George Ivanoff, ROMANTIC LOVE To Have Loved and Lost by Rachel Plum, Holidays at the Lake by James Crown, AMBITION Kimberly Fortune by Rekja Ambardar, The Film Festival by Emma Saskild, RESPONSIBILITY A Hourse Divided by JR McRae, Foreign Soil by Jan Turner Jones, DEATH Growth by SM Johnston, I Will Save You by Beau Hillier.
My contribution, Growth, is an autobiographical story about discovering a loved one has terminal cancer.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHESTER LEWIS
The Life and Times of Chester Lewis charts the 100 year lifespan of the title character from the 1930s to the 2030s - from Perth and the Margaret River region of Western Australia, to the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, to England, and Shanghai.
The book is a collection of 11 short stories, written in sequential order by 11 Australian authors with each author reading the preceding stories.
The journey starts in 1931 Shanghai, China, where the British parents of the unborn Chester have moved to build Chester's father's career. When events take an unexpected turn, the future of Chester and the Lewis family is profoundly altered. Chester is born the following year in Perth, Australia, and so begins a century of great deeds and misdeeds, as we follow the life of Chester Lewis.