Natsu, Anma Deviations

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Deviations

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Not all love triangles end with choosing just one side...

For seventeen-year-old Miho, the long war with her own mind is becoming too much to bear. Between the unending nightmares, PTSD, depression, and isolation, the mental skirmishes never end. Those sweet whispers of the dark wisps promise freedom from the pain, and it’s getting harder to say no.

When she witnesses a tragic accident, she catches the interest of her classmates Taka and Shinji, two boys with reputations for being casual playboys. But they let Miho see what no one else bothers to notice, like the regular abuse Shinji hides behind a sweet smile and easy-going laugh and Taka’s barely leashed rage and frustration over his inability to protect his best friend or even control his own destiny.

What starts as a hesitant friendship becomes a deep connection the three can’t ignore, but do they dare dream of happiness when the world around them seems bent on destroying them?

Deviations is an upper YA romance that includes a positive exploration of alternative relationships and a realistic portrayal of abuse and teens battling mental health issues.

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"We're just deviants, that's all.  You, me, Taka.  We're deliciously, wonderfully deviant."

Scarred
Seventeen-year-old Miho has spent years struggling to deal with the aftermath of a tragic accident.  Between the nightmares, PTSD,depression, and her parents' abandonment, the burden of being the sole survivor has her near her breaking point.  The darkness whispers to her, promises of release from the pain, from being a burden, if she is willing to give up.

Battered
While the girls love classmate Shinji's blond hair and blue eyes, to his father it's all the proof he needs that his wife was unfaithful.Unwanted and unloved, Shinji is used to his mother's hatred, his brother's indifference, and his father's violence.  Male or female, he doesn't care; his regular string of sexual partners helps him temporarily forget that he will soon have to leave the only person he loves, if he can survive that long.

Controlled
As the first-born son, Shinji's best friend Taka has known from birth that his future was not his own.  He'll go to the right schools,get the right grades, take over the family business, and produce a perfect heir with a perfect wife, just as his father dictates.  Taka's wants and desires are irrelevant; he can't change his fate nor escape it, any more than he can protect the only person who keeps him sane.

Attracted
Drawn to one another like moths to a flame, the three find themselves torn between what society deems acceptable and a happiness they never dreamed existed.

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