After the Second American Civil War, the Federal Union pursues a utopian world without men by rounding up the remaining males, and enforcing harmony. Central to their plan is EggFusion Fertilization and Female Mechanized Warriors based near Knoxville.
Annabelle (16) is a tomboy who lost her parents at age three. Despite her rebellious acts against a conformist society, the state pushes her to become a cop intern to catch escaped boys. Then she’s forced to choose between joining the elite military unit that took her parents or being torn from her beloved sister and adoptive mom.
She faces a cop intern boss who hates her, a military commander who demands too much, and an amazon bully who won’t leave her alone. Then she meets a handsome boy who escapes prison. While trying to survive the rigorous military program and hunt for her imprisoned birth mother, Annabelle must choose between capturing the boy and helping him get away, and wrestle with the consequences of her actions.
Targeted Age Group: Young adult & adult
Book Price: 2.99
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read a lot in your genre. Write what gives you passion. Edit the heck out of what you’ve written before submitting it. Forget about making any money.
Lance Erlick grew up in various parts of the United States and Europe. He took to stories as his anchor and was inspired by his father’s engineering work on cutting-edge aerospace projects to look to the future. He writes speculative fiction, science fiction, dystopian and young adult and likes to explore the future implications of social and technological trends.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to explore how a rebellious Annabelle would deal with limited choices in her world.