Today I am pleased to offer you a cover reveal and ataste of a forthcoming book from my Kensington Publishing Corp and Lyrical Press colleague, L.K. Below. This is something for you to make a note of for the autumn. The book is due out just in time for long evenings in front of the fire.
Genre: Dystopian Multicultural Romance
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp., Lyrical Press Imprint
Release Date: November 17, 2014
Two lives. Two realities. But only one truth.
The Senator reigns all-powerful in a manifested picture-perfect world. No worries. No wars. Only the unspoken threat of oblivion if you step a toe out of line. On the other side of the divide, the rebels face a debilitating war against an invulnerable robotic army. Every day is a struggle to earn back their freedoms. Freedom to feel. Freedom of speech. Freedom of thought.
Sergeant Grant Baker is pivotal to the war effort. But ever since his wife’s abduction, he’s been walking around in as much of a daze as the Senator’s brainwashed citizens. Then Eva reappears—without memories of him or their son. And he’s willing to do anything to keep her. Even if it means jeopardizing the war.
Eva doesn’t know which side to believe. Her predictable life as a single nurse, or the man claiming to be her husband. All she knows is she needs to discover how to end the war, quickly. If she doesn’t choose sides soon, she may lose the man—and the life—she never knew she wanted.
“I won’t do it,” she said. She tried to retreat, but had backed into a corner. The cool wall chilled her through the cotton shirt. She licked parched lips. “I’m a good person. I’m not a spy.” She didn’t know who she tried to convince—him or herself. Deceiving anyone, even a group of supposed terrorists, defied everything Eva had built her life to be. A gut feeling told her it wasn’t as cut-and-dried as Samuel claimed.
Samuel’s dark eyes glinted with confidence. He didn’t crack a smile, but waves of smugness rolled off his form. “But, Eva, you will.” His tone induced a shiver. Her gut tightened to the size of a dime.
Samuel advanced, needle at the ready. “You won’t remember not to.” He plunged the point into her neck.
L.K. Below grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada, where her only peek into the wide world was through books. She’s been a bookworm ever since she learned to read, and loves any book with characters and worlds she can lose herself in. She wrote Hellish Haven to take one of her favorite classic books, George Orwell’s 1984, into the modern day…or, in this case, near future. She writes as obsessively as she reads and likes to Tweet about both at @LBelowtheauthor.