Eric Marks, a sophomore starter for the Adams High Patriots, must accept math tutoring to keep playing as the team heads for the second round of the playoffs. Counselors choose Karelys Lopez, girlfriend of his rival Dave Pitts. When Eric finds that Dave has hit Karelys, Eric tries to convince her to leave him. Eric’s sister Belle, a track star, opts to take human growth hormone. The Patriots play crosstown rivals Northside; though they win in a squeaker, Dave fights and is lost to the team for the final game. Center Clyde Williams, who has been taking steroids, must do without them and is not one hundred percent. Eric realizes that, despite his youth, he must step up and take a leadership role. During the state championship game, Adams battles Winchester and wins the state championship. Though Eric does not win Karelys, he feels pride in what he and his team have achieved.
Claire O’Leary was an intelligent woman who lived in Boston, Massachusetts, but because of a genetic ability to feel and hear things
that, quite frankly, weren’t from this world, her life was unusual, chaotic and sometimes terrifying. Although, she understood that the world was made up of many variables it didn’t make it any easier when she was dealing with spirits, shadows and links to unnatural horrific creatures that went bump in the night. Okay, maybe that should be reworded to evil creatures that attacked in the night. Claire didn’t pay much attention to ghosts that confronted her daily, until Gabe Walden, writer and love of her life, decided to take a bike ride in the country and found himself lost. That’s when he discovered a little town called Hanover, changing their lives forever when he’d encountered a spirit of a little girl he called “Vanishing Blue.”