Edge of Desperation is the opening novella to the Wielder World series—gay urban fantasy full of magic, suspense, and dedication born of trial and blood.
Assistant Professor Reggie Wolfe has simple goals: to help his engineering students succeed and to stop male Wielders from falling into Taint without drawing attention from the Bureau of Wielder Services. A select few can Wield the Nerve of the World. Women Wielders do so freely, without any repercussions. For men, it's another story. They fight Taint and Corruption for the same power.
Reggie's easy life upends when Kyle, a young male Wielder, lands at his feet, trapped in his Taint and pursued by the very criminal Wielder cults the Bureau is fighting. As the two work to control Kyle's Taint, Reggie realizes he will do everything he can to help Kyle, even follow him into darkness.
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Kyle wants to use his power, forgetting the consequences, though the man he loves, Reggie, is always schooling him for moderation or to not sure it at all. They are coming from two different perspectives. Reggie has Corruption, a physical mutation every time he uses the power, while Kyle as Taint, a physical reaction -- the shakes -- to using his power. One is permanent, the other temporary.
Edge of Desperation
“What is the point in having power if you don’t use it?”