I’m thrilled to announce the release of Ascendant Unrest – the second book in the Faded Skies series. Out now on #kindle. (I think the publisher is releasing it wide across several outlets but I’m not 100% sure). Though this series has a nine-year-old main character, it’s not intended for young readers.
The series is linear, so be sure to read Heir Ascendant first!
Two weeks after Maya tried to save the world, little has changed. Little, except for a nine-year-old’s building fear that her ex-mother’s revenge waits around every corner.
When her face appeared on every still-working video monitor along the Eastern Seaboard, streaming her plea and her evidence all over the planet, she thought they’d won. Alas, her fairy tale dream died. The Authority didn’t become noble overnight. Her ex-mother didn’t face punishment for her crimes. The lack of any retribution, or even any effort on the part of the Brigade to hide her, only fans the flames of her worry.
To make matters worse, her best friend Sarah is hiding a painful secret.
Maya’s fears come to fruition in the middle of the night. In a hail of gunfire, she and Sarah flee into the dangerous streets of the Habitation District, rife with dosers, street gangs, corrupt Authority officers, chased by an unknown enemy worse than Ascendant.
They don’t want to kidnap her―they want her dead.
I’m thrilled to be able to share the new cover (by Eugene Teplitsky of Curiosity Quills) for my upcoming Sci Fi novel Heir Ascendant (Release date is 10/5/17 – so a couple days off).
Please join me on Facebook for the release party event <here> from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the 5th of October.
In the aftermath of World War Three, the most famous face in the world belongs to a nine year old girl.
Maya Oman is the daughter of the woman who controls what’s left of civilization, the CEO of Ascendant Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Her smile is as ubiquitous as air, selling everything from vital medicine to vanity drugs with risky side effects. Lifelike android clones reside in over a dozen homes, shielding her from the violent resentment of a population straining under her mother’s boot heel.
Ascendant’s power comes from Xenodril, a drug capable of reversing the effects of Fade, a disease some claim came from aliens or from the governments that predate the war. Only Ascendant sells it, and at a price only Citizens can afford. The rest are left to die.
Maya’s earliest memories are of living alone in a penthouse apartment, desperate for the attention of a mother who never visits. Forbidden to go out except to record advertising video, her only friend has been the ‘net. When she is taken for ransom by a group of mercenaries with nothing left to lose, she discovers her life may not be what she thought it was–or wants.