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Love, Joy, Heartache & Pain by John H. Ames

BLURB: A collection of new entwined stories by best-selling Young Adult author, John H. Ames. Love that reaches beyond the boundaries of the physical realm…

Swapatize!

The not so unrealistic detailed account of how my best friend and I swapped bodies for a short period of time. -High school is one of the most excruciating and painful periods of any teenager’s life. To Kyle, it’s hell on earth. Being the target of the jocks made him hate high school more than anything in the world. All he has is his best friend and the center of the jock’s interest, the beautiful Kylie Bursnell. But Kylie is not your typical beauty. She hates the jocks even more than Kyle, especially Lucas Edward Johnson, a jock who is madly in love with her and Kyle’s forbidden dream. After a bizarre and freaky night, they swap bodies and are force to live each other’s live. Can this actually be true? Has Kyle’s dream come true? Will he be able to love Lucas Edward Johnson unconditionally until the end of time? Or is their love nothing but a beautiful dream enveloped in heartache and pain?

The Spirit Indestructible

Brandon Angelo William has it all. He’s hot, popular, shy, humble, and one of the typical and regular guys in high school. But, unbeknownst to everyone, he’s a closeted gay teen who came out to his parents the previous year. They loved and accepted him with open arms so what more could Brandon want? Love. The one thing that his soul and body need. After a late night out with his best friend, Kevin, Brad sees one of the most beautiful guys he has ever laid eyes on. But could the teen in front of him be real? Or is he the legendary hitching ghost that everyone talks about? Brad needs to find out and what he discovers shocks him and changes his young life forever…

The Lake View Psychopath

Jocks beware, he’s here and he’s not scared. Ashton Hall hates his existence at Lake View High. The jocks have made his life a living hell and his friends have completely turned their backs on him. Why? For being gay and dating the love of his life, Austin Young. Almost overnight, they became the center of every joke and every bully’s paradise. To make matters worse, even the school’s coach allows his ‘jock superstars’ to make fun of them.

But everything the night Austin Young is brutally murdered by the jocks and they walk free. Something snaps inside Ashton’s head and the only think he can think of is revenge. Will Ashton come to his sense and let Austin go? Or will he become one of the greatest serial killers of all time?

Excerpt

Kevin gulped and nodded, shaking uncontrollably from head to toe. I had managed to get to him easily this time. Other nights, I hadn’t been so lucky. Kevin slowly stepped inside my car, finally accepting defeat. I closed the passenger door and locked it before Kevin decided to run away again. Once I was inside my car again, I slowly drove out of the parking lot and onto the streets. I glanced at Kevin as I drove toward the entrance of town. I snickered. Kevin had his eyes closed tightly, praying religiously. Quickly, he opened his eyes for a few seconds just to glare at me with so much anger and resentment. I decided to give him his space and continued my way down the road. My heart started pounding hard against my chest after we exited the town. It was a few minutes before twelve and we were coming up on the curve where the famous Lake View Ghost was rumored to appear, asking for a ride home. That curve was a few yards away from the bridge that divided our towns. I smirked deciding to torment Kevin a little more. Unlike him, I had balls.
“Kev?”
“What?” Kevin had his eyes closed and his answer sounded like a whisper.
“We’re almost on the famous curve.”
“Merciful God!” Kevin closed his eyes tighter.
I laughed and timed myself so I could hit the curve at exactly twelve. That way, I could prove to Kevin that the Lake View Ghost was nothing more than a fake ass urban legend. I checked my watch and it was twelve on the dot when we entered the curve, so I quickly turned to the right side of the road. So far, there were no signs of the famous Lake View Ghost asking for a ride home. I chuckled and glanced ahead. My heart stopped, sending a cold chill down my spine. I think that it literally constricted into a tiny ball. My body felt heavy and every single hair on my body stood on end. I couldn’t believe it. I was staring directly at the famous Lake View Ghost.



About the Author: Juan H. Alvarado was born in El Salvador C.A. He currently lives in Belize and began writing in 2008. He posted some of his work on an internet website, and after receiving positive feedback, he completed several full-length novels under his pen name, John Henry Ames. His first completed novel is Surviving Elite High. The story chronicles the life of a gay sixteen-year-old boy as he makes his way through life as an outcast in the shadows of an elite high school where he is tormented by two psychopathic bullies. His passions are writing, reading and spending time with the ones he loves.
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