Beautiful writing, beautiful story. Layla is a talent to savor.”
USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Knoor
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In D-town, gender is non-binary and there are only three rules:
- Keep your blood to yourself.
- Agreements between gangs are binding.
- The Dance is safe space.
The Dance, D-town’s all-night dance club, blasts a techno beat 24/7. The loud music protects the street kids from the sonic pulses the Global Government uses to control people’s moods. D-town is the only place on earth where people are free to feel their own emotions, and The Dance is its heartbeat.
When the Global Government announces plans to demolish The Dance and turn it into a recycling center, two street kids from enemy gangs team up to stop them.
Aidan is non-binary. Lawson, on the other hand, is all guy. Aidan belongs to the pacifist, celibate Bee gang and follows the teachings of the Buddha. Lawson is a Real Dealer, a militant anarchist who doesn’t seem to believe in anything except violence and instant gratification. The two gangs don't mix, but after Lawson saves Aidan from one of the frequent beatings Bees endure in D-town, Aidan can’t stop thinking about him.
The demolition sign brings the pair together to save The Dance, but their attraction might just destroy D-town before the wrecking ball does. That is, if the spies who have infiltrated the gangs don’t beat them to it.
What readers are saying...
"Interesting characters, and a powerful, tragic attraction between Aidan, the saint-in-training and Lawson." - Judge, 24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
"I was hooked from the very beginning." - Juliah
"Haven’t read anything like it before." - NatashaMay
"This book if filled with amazing love." - 5-Star Amazon Review
"The depths of emotion in this book are what makes it alive. It's so sad, so frighteningly real, and yet so touching." - 5-Star Kindle Review
"The writing style is flawless." - A. Nicholson
"Layla did an amazing job telling a heartfelt, gut-wrenching story." - Mermaid
"Gripping...with lots of unexpected twists." - Jen
"Wow! Loved it completelyl." - Julie
"A--MA--ZING!!! Aidan and Lawson are going to stay with me for a long time to come." - Jennifer Kilgore