Books

Kylie’s Stories

Growing up in the drug-ridden town of Huntington, WV, during the summer of 2016, sixteen year-old Kylie Grace continues grappling with her father’s heroin-induced suicide from many years earlier while trying to balance her schoolwork, resist peer pressure to experiment with drugs, and escape from a serial killer.

 

War of Rain

IndieReader – “…effectively explores the effects of violence and trauma on a teen who is forced to grow up quickly in a hostile environment.”

Midwest Book Review – “Vivian as an impressively gifted and original storyteller, “War of Rain” is a solid entertainment from beginning to end. “War of Rain” is very highly recommended and would make an enduringly popular addition to high school and community library YA Fiction collections.”

Fifteen year-old Miri lives in a desert village called Boreala, which competes with the city of Stratos for Rain – the equivalent of Holy Water. During a confrontation while gathering Rain, Miri accidentally kills a citizen of Stratos, and unintentionally starts a heinous war. Now it is up to her to find the God of Rain, Kalono, and ask Him for an invention that can bring both peace and war before Boreala is destroyed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chasers

Authorsreading.com – “This book will provide you with adventure and humor and a compelling need to read on and see what could happen next.”

Midwest Book Review – “Chasers holds many surprises… and it’s unfair to give away one of the main shockers before readers have a chance to discover this for themselves… and considering the fact that many books use danger to create near-instant (and often unbelievable) connections, H. W. Vivian’s is the more satisfyingly-realistic approach here. The result is a young adult story that’s truly original, pragmatic, and compelling.”

The small town of Winston, Colorado, has a secret—one that hides in its children. Long ago, there were many children who suffered from the local “condition.” There are fewer of them now, but Shelby is one of them. She was born with a ruby embedded in her skin. In the same year, two other kids in town, Gary and May, were born with emeralds. Now a teenager, Shelby nurses a crush on Gary, while he sticks close to the fragile…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Goddess

Sixteen year-old Clara and her two brothers have a secret – one that could destroy their commune if anyone found out. When a race of people, thought to be long-extinct, appears outside their home, their secret is exposed. In the same day, a strange woman “spills” out of the computer that powers the commune, and claims to be the Goddess that they all worship, incarnated into flesh and blood to warn of an approaching war. Clara’s world is soon turned upside-down as the woman’s prediction is fulfilled, causing her to question everything she’s ever known about her life and beliefs.


Somewhere Beneath: A War of Rain Novel

Seventeen year-old Alan has a special ability that allows him to create anything from his imagination, and bring his very thoughts into reality. One day, he wakes up to find himself alone in the underwater metropolis where he lives, called Terra-Mar. Everyone he’s ever known is gone, and he has no idea where they are. Instead of going out to sea to search for them, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dream of ascending to the surface to see the blue sky. Before he can do this, he unexpectedly discovers five young boys who hid themselves during a raid on the metropolis which took place while he was asleep. The boys determinedly persuade Alan to search for the lost Terra-Marans, citing that it was his duty to do so. Giving into the boys, he embarks with them on a journey, never knowing that he is about to uncover the ugly truth about his ability.


In Hiding

A dream. A memory. That’s all Brij remembers of her past – as well as the fact that she was abandoned by a dirt road at the age of three. After getting picked up by a passing stranger who seemed to know everything about her, she lives the next fourteen years of her life in an enormous nuclear power plant, performing high-intensity sports games inside the plant’s five-mile reactor for spectators – people who keep the plant operating. Most days, she doesn’t mind. Then again, she doesn’t have a choice – if she refuses to perform, she’s at risk of being abandoned all over again.

When mysterious images start haunting Brij during the performances, she begins to wonder if her life in the plant is real. No matter how much she tries to ignore them, they keep coming back. A series of strange events start to unfold that ultimately leads her to make a choice – whether to live a lie, or face the truth of what she really is, and why she’s here.