i give people the benefit of the doubt
and get burned almost every single time.
Diamondheart (Book 1)
"You’re only human," they say. But what if that was the worst thing you could ever possibly be?
Seventeen-year-old Joshua Diamond is popular, dislikes school, excels at swimming – and has a secret even his family and best friends don’t know. On the verge of coming out as gay, he learns that he is more than what he thought he was – and more than he ever wanted to be.
The last remaining Keeper of Balance, Joshua literally has the weight of the world on his shoulders: he must decide the fates of human beings – a lottery win here; a plane crash there – never letting good or “non-good” triumph over the other. Should that happen, the Universe would succumb to chaos and reset Itself, annihilating everything that currently exists. But how can Joshua do his duty when he grew up believing he was human and morality has blinded him?
To add to his burden, Joshua’s best friend, Crys, has been chosen as birthing mother for the next heir to the Throne of Balance, a role neither of them is happy about. Further still, Joshua’s guardian and dream guy, Daniel, is keeping secrets that will hurt Joshua beyond imagination, and Joshua is marked for death by a mysterious figure for reasons only Daniel can explain.
Friends become enemies, family become strangers, and the world teeters on the brink of oblivion as a young man discovers that being human is not what he was meant to be – and that being human could destroy not only the earth but the entire Universe Itself.
[Diamondheart is a completed novel that has yet to be published. I’m still looking for publishers!]