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C. Desir

Biography

C. Desir

C. Desir writes dark contemporary fiction for young adults. She lives with her husband, three small children and overly enthusiastic dog outside of Chicago. She has volunteered as a rape victim activist for more than 10 years, including providing direct service as an advocate in hospital ERs. She also works as an editor at Samhain Publishing.

C. Desir

Books by C. Desir

by C. Desir - Fiction, Friendship, Relationships, Romance, Sex, Young Adult 14+

Chloe Sanders spends her days crushing on a guy named Mateo, being mostly ignored by Eve and Holly, and wishing the cornfields of Iowa didn’t feel so incredibly lonely. Then a new girl transfers to her high school --- Chloe Donnelly. This Chloe is bold and arty and now suddenly everyone is referring to Chloe Sanders as “Other Chloe.” Chloe Donnelly introduces all her friends to a dangerous game: a girls vs. guys challenge that only has one rule --- obtain information by any means necessary. When the game turns nasty, Mateo chooses Other Chloe to help him expose everything Chloe Donnelly has done. But neither realize just how much the truth could cost them in the end.

by C. Desir and Jolene Perry - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson and Hailey Bosler, a musician with degenerative blindness, team up to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears in this compelling novel that explores what it means to take risks. It starts with a list of fears. Things that Hailey wouldn’t worry about if she didn’t wake up every morning with the world a little more blurry. Unable to read the music for her guitar. For a while, the only thing that keeps Hailey moving forward is the feeling she gets when she crosses something off the list. Then she meets Kyle. Together, they stumble into an odd friendship, helping each other tackle one after another of their biggest fears. But fate and timing can change everything. 

by C. Desir - Dating, Family, Friendship, Youth Fiction
Natalie’s not an alcoholic. She doesn’t have a problem. Still, with six months of court-ordered AA meetings required, her days of vodka-filled water bottles are over.
 
Unfortunately, her old friends want the party girl or nothing. Even her up-for-anything ex seems more interested in rehashing the past than actually helping Nat.
 
But then a recovering alcoholic named Joe inserts himself into Nat’s life and things start looking up. Joe is funny, he’s smart and he calls her out in a way no one ever has.
 
He’s also older. A lot older.
 
Nat’s connection to Joe is overwhelming, but so are her attempts to fit back into her old world, all while battling the constant urge to crack a bottle and blur that one thing she’s been desperate to forget.
by C. Desir - Fiction, Relationships, Young Adult 16+

Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl --- sarcastic, free-spirited Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him, too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone. Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?