Australian artist Max Aleshire doesn't belong in Boston. The weather's too cold for him, as are the people. With only one friend, ex-girlfriend Stacey, he's become an introverted, socially paranoid recluse. He's convinced the loneliness and mundane routine are there to stay until Stacey dares him to make a friend online. By chance, he meets a handsome stranger: a writer named Cameron, with whom he has a lot in common. Inspired by this former introvert, Max attempts to open up and improve his life. First off, he lets Cameron in, certain that he's a good guy. After only a few days, he's surprised to discover that he might be developing feelings for this stranger—for another man! Little does Max realize, though, that there's a much darker side to Cameron. If love is blind, then Max might not see the danger he's in until it's too late. If he does, will he care? A fictional suspense novella by Noëlle McHenry about a lonely young man who finds himself trapped in a dangerous love game. **Completed and updated!**
Val Kozel wants people to know him. That's why he started vlogging and doing live speed-runs. Working alongside best friend and fellow streamer, August, he works toward internet fame. It finally looks like his efforts won't be in vain; his speed-running is helping him build a name for himself. He couldn't be happier. For an early Halloween event, he and August take a request to play a seemingly childish indie game, known for the disappearances of its previous players. The only reason they accept is to debunk the rumors once and for all. What they don't realize is that might be easier said than done. Soon enough, Val regrets even having downloaded the game in the first place. In a matter of days, life as he knew it has fallen apart before his eyes. In fact, it might be about to end. Alas, his viewers are oblivious to his horror. Because it's Halloween, they all think it's no more than a dramatized event . . . A fictional suspense novella by Noëlle McHenry about two streamers who make a fatal mistake. Sequel to Polarity. **Completed and updated!**
Father Kain Akkerman never wanted to be a priest. His faith in God and all things holy is and always was lacking. But for one reason or another, on a Sunday night in November of 1992, he finds himself preparing to exorcise a demon from a teenaged girl. Working with a stranger, an angelic young priest named Jasper de Witte, he assumes it will be no more than a routine exorcism. But he soon learns to never underestimate the power of the devil's angels . . . Will Fathers Akkerman and de Witte survive long enough to complete the exorcism, or will they become nothing more than the demon's mortal playthings? A fictional horror novelette by Noëlle McHenry, author of Don't Wake Me Up Just Yet.
Dr. Darcy Adair thought he was content with his life. After all, he was living with his beloved father and following in his footsteps, just like he\'d always dreamed. But then, by chance, he reluctantly takes an insomniac patient by the name of Ansel Hunnisett. Despite Ansel\'s hatred of doctors and Darcy\'s nervousness to take a patient with such a distaste for people in his profession, the two immediately click, and next thing the doctor knows, he\'s sharing an apartment with the man. On Thanksgiving, two months after moving in with Ansel, Darcy goes to visit his father. Little does he realize that this will be the last time he will see the man alive, as the following day, he receives news of his father\'s suicide. Devastated, Darcy refuses to believe that his father\'s demise is anything but a murder, and he begins to wonder if he isn\'t crazy to believe so when he learns about the lengths to which Ansel\'s former best friend might go to in order to get him back… A story of unconditional, platonic love between two best friends who meet by a fluke, and the lengths to which they will go just to keep each other around, including taking chances by summoning a demon in a risky resurrection ritual.
A married man, 34-year-old Adam Keir lives in Chicago and works in a pawn shop with his best friend. On the side, he makes surreal videos. But recently, he's been the victim of a spell of artist's block. Neither his wife nor his friend are able to help get his creative juices flowing again, and he begins to lose hope in ever returning to his hobby. Then, one day, he meets 19-year-old super-fan, Evangeline Thompson. Her support and apparent crush on him re-ignite his dwindling imagination, but his conflicted feelings about her growing obsession with him quickly twist it out of control. Not too soon after, he finds himself unable to tell what's real and what isn't. Just as he begins to think that things can't possibly get any worse, though, he begins to realize that Evangeline might not be wrong when she insists that her obsession with him is mutual . . . A short slice of life dramatic suspense novel by Noëlle McHenry about an average man whose average life spirals rapidly out of control. **Completed (but may be edited soon)!**