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Books
· Sexual Healing for Three

· Sentinel's Hunger

· Zara's Bois

· Bouncer's Folly

· Once Upon a Time - Fairy Tale Collection

· Rapture Volume 1 - Print Anthology

· Emilia's Emancipation

· Ingenue's Choice: Zara's Bois 2

· The Wolf in the Mansion

· Zack and the Dark Shaft: Zara's Bois 1


Short Stories
· Double Dose of Holiday Cheer

· The Symbiotic Invitation

· Final Resting Place

· Borrowed Time

· Freefall

· On Second Sight

· Paper Tigers

· Forgiven


Articles
· Writing Stories with Older Women and Younger Men

· More Heat, Please…The Modern Woman’s Need for Erotic Romance and Erotica

· What Drives a Writer

· Giddy Up! What I Like In My Cowboy

· Writing for YA's and E-Publishing

· Genesis of New Life Incognita

· Jet M5 Fax: Technological Progress and Declining Quality of Life

· Keep The Bedroom Door Open, Please!

· Why Miles to Go is a True Book of My Heart

· Teens and Media Trends - Part 2


Poetry
· Rome

· safe and sound

· a.d. before the millenium 987 days (4/16/97) and counting:

· nyc and a borough's sweet spot at dawn in spring

· Shadow Dance

· after

· Platonic Masquerade

· latchkey trinity

· holes in my hose

· clean and sober

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· 4 1/2 Cherries for Sexual Healing for Three

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Miles To Go
by Gracie C. McKeever   


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Books by Gracie C. McKeever     View all 27
· Bouncer's Folly
· Zara's Bois
· Sentinel's Hunger


Category: 

Young Adult/Teen

Publisher:  Awe-Struck E-Books ISBN-10:  1587490250 Type:  Fiction
Pages: 

259

Copyright:  Oct 31 2000


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A sensitive but explicit character portrait of one persevering young couple facing the difficulties of surviving teen romance and sexuality while coming of age amidst an era of AIDS, date-rape, drug proliferation and partner abuse.

Chris Casanova is a rising young track star who wants to make it to the nationals and break world records. He'll get these both if he can shake the specter of his crack-addicted older brother and contend with, not only the more clear and present threat of a steroid-enhanced teammate with a mean score to settle, but his own over-protective C.O. father, Malcolm. Malcolm Casanova, a disillusioned war veteran who sees his firstborn's descent into the drug culture as a personal failure and an assault on his parenting abilities, will do anything within his power to avoid his remaining two sons falling prey to the streets. Even if this includes alienating them with hisdisapproval of their relationships with unsuitable wild-things from his own worst nightmares.Enter Tori Damiano, an intelligent non-conformist skirting the fastlane and hiding secret pains behind a wall of foul-mouthed bravado and false indifference. She hates jocks and though she's trying to escape her own past and her divorcee mother she blames for her current emotional straits, she wants to show Chris that there's more to life than running.  


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She headed back onto the track at a slow jog as Chris advanced. He didn't have time to stop, barely had to time to slow down before he collided with her back, hurtled them both towards the tarmac. He unconsciously thrust out his arms, encircled her waist as he tried to cushion her descent to the floor.

"Get off me! Get off!"

"Sorry. I'm sorry." Jesus.

Chris tried to disentangle his arms and legs from hers but was having a hard time with her wildly wriggling and squirming as if he were a knife-wielding attacker trying to have his way with her instead of an innocent bystander trying to cushion her fall. Everywhere he put a hand, he'd encounter soft flesh--a breast, a thigh, a crimson cheek.

"Gimme a break. Calm down. If you would just stay still a minute..."

"Leggo of me!"

"All right already, geez." Grudgingly, Chris complied, releasing her as he stared up into her furious eyes. God, you'd think it had been his fault and he'd done it on purpose.

Professional Reviews
Simply Dreams
"...MILES TO GO is a mind blowing coming of age story that will leave you with goose bumps. Gracie McKeever takes you by the hand and leads you into her world. It's not a gentle journey. You hurt when Chris and Tori hurt, you cry when they cry and you laugh at their juvenile behavior, but deep down you feel as if you know them. Though set in the early nineties, they face the same trials and tribulations as teenagers now, which adds yet another level of realism. Categorized in the young adult genre, but suitable for adults and teens alike, MILES TO GO is not a book for the faint-hearted reader, but the violence doesn't detract from the story line. If you can handle a hard hitting, gritty, down and dirty story that will leave you yearning for more after a completely shocking ending, MILES TO GO is the story for you." 5 Stars, Angela B. Mink-Torres, for Simply Dreams, 4/01

Affair de Coeur - 5 Stars
"...In the midst of sports rivalry, high school stress, and the normal angst of growing up in a big city, two young people find a haven in each other's arms.



Gracie C. McKeever writes honestly and with a big city flair in MILES TO GO. This is a book about kids, but it certainly is not a kid's book. What it is, is a brilliant portrayal of "disaffected youth", and how good kids deal with the obstacles they encounter on their journey to adulthood." 5 Stars, Rickey R. Mallory, for Affaire de Coeur, 2/01



Word Weaving
"...Gracie McKeever's gritty realism cuts to the chase in MILES TO GO. Without pulling any punches, she creates the vibrant and challenging world of these teens exploring drugs, sexuality, and love with a gifted and creative hand. While appropriate reading for older teens, adults will also find MILES TO GO a novel difficult to put down and impossible to forget." Very highly recommended, Cindy Penn, Word Wrap Reviews



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