All in Standalone

Muriel Avenue Sluts by Maggie Hasbrouck

Julia grew up on Muriel Avenue—the women-owned, women-run street of houses inhabited by an exclusive set of “sluts” (who are, more accurately, well-paid escorts with uncommon agency over their professional sex worker lives).  When she learns that her best friend (also the daughter of a slut) was raped by one of her mother’s Johns, she plays a dangerous game of revenge that sets her on a course toward a double life that creates tension among her normal teenage things—her post-college plans, the crush she has another girl, and her sweet, stable boyfriend.

Insignia by Averil Day Merritt

Britt is an up-and-coming PR maven who is finally on the brink of a deserved promotion when Cole, the utterly unqualified heir to a high-profile fortune, rolls into town to vie for the job. Even though Cole is smoking hot and their chemistry is palpable, Britt squashes ideas about dating him, refusing to let herself compromise her career for a man. But she has a moral decision to make: should she use her preternatural ability to beat him, scanning his insignia to uncover the desires and fears deepest in his soul?