Recompense will release January 25, 2018. Thereafter, a new book will release every 4-6 weeks until the series reaches completion. For email notification of each release, please sign up for my new release newsletter. In the meantime, kick off the series with Provocation, a FREE prequel novella, available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers.
She’s gone. No body, no evidence, no motive. Only my guilt remains.
Opal Parnell has grown up on the rocky shores of Tidbury Bay, where winds and waves and freezing winters have carved the world into something wild and beautiful. It’s so far out of the way that strangers need a reason to come here. But beyond her safe harbor, the North American Republic has been plagued by an epidemic of disappearances. There are no crime scenes. No bodies, no evidence, no motives. Thousands have gone missing without a trace. And eventually, tragedy finds Tidbury.
Plagued by guilt for the part she played in her sister’s vanishing, Opal sets out to find her. She stumbles onto evidence that suggests the disappearances aren’t as mysterious as the media would have her believe. Meanwhile, the crisis causes power shifts and corruption that reach into the upper echelons of government. Beneath Opal’s feet, Tidbury is changing forever.
What’s happened to the missing? Who’s covering up the truth? And will the Republic survive the upheaval?
Capernica barely survived the horrors of the Provocation. Now history is about to repeat.
Born into Capernica’s lowest social tier and not permitted to leave Settlement 56, Jaclyn Holloway refuses to pour out her years in the local fishing cannery. She gambles on the one chance available to her to advance—the high school Exit Examination. In a country that still keenly remembers the horrors of the Provocation, the period of unexplained disappearances that led to revolution, the smartest and strongest are richly rewarded in exchange for military service. Jack is adamant that her best friend, Will Ransom, join her in striving for induction. But if Jack fails to pass the stringent physical standards and Will succeeds, she will not be allowed to see him again until his tour of duty is completed—in twenty years.
Meanwhile, the government has been keeping a tight lid on a new string of abductions. Jack’s Exam score places her in a position to aid Axis, an underground organization charged with investigating events that threaten national security. The evidence leads her back forty-seven years, to a series of high-profile cover-ups linked to the Provocation. Blowing the whistle could place her in danger, but holding her silence means history will likely repeat.
And Capernica could never survive a second Provocation.
The Provocation’s over, but the Recompense has just begun.
Jack and her teammates at Axis have succeeded in stopping the widespread abduction of Capernica’s teenage girls and neutralized the operatives living among them. Now they turn their attention to uniting the nation against the enemy. It’s time to take the fight through the portal and stop the Bruelim—the race of super-beings that have preyed on Earth for so long. They aim to make sure, once and for all, that the Provocation never repeats.
Even as they prepare, disgruntled Lowers hang on the brink of revolution. Their rebellion has the potential to split Capernica along its caste lines just when the nation should be pulling together against a common adversary. But how can Axis convey the importance of cooperation when they’re unable to tell the people exactly what dangers they’re facing? Forty-seven years ago, when Governor Macron first gripped the reigns of power in the newly formed nation, she expressly forbid any investigation into the Bruelim and ordered the evidence from the Provocation destroyed. No one’s certain what she’ll do when she learns the files have been reopened.
Meanwhile, Jack remains crazy hopeful that upcoming Military maneuvers might once again throw her into contact with Will, her best friend from home, while Ethan, her capable Axis partner, strongly hopes they do not. Neither one is prepared for the testing their partnership is about to undergo. Or the revelation of their most immediate threat.
Coming February 25, 2018.
The rest of the series…
Currently writing. Planned release March 25.
(Full-length prequel) 85% written and on hold. Planned release April 25.