First book in Rebel series.
After the Second American Civil War, the Federal Union pursues a world without men by rounding up the remaining males.
Annabelle 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 at age 16 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. Meanwhile, she meets a handsome boy who escaped prison, and helps him get away.
While facing a cop intern boss who hates her, a military commander who demands too much, and an amazon bully who won’t leave her alone, Annabelle struggles with conscience. Will she risk everything by hunting for her imprisoned birth mother and helping escaped boys avoid the federal roundup? Can she stand up to the amazon? Will she survive the rigorous military qualifying program so she won’t be sent away, while remaining true to herself and protecting her family?
Targeted Age Group: 15-adult
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.