Virtual Book Tour Dates: 12/29/14 – 1/26/15
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance
When technology fulfills every dream, reality becomes a nightmare.
the streets of New State, the undergrounders fight to remain free of
the technological control of the world above. Every night, Yara risks
her life fighting New State’s deadliest weapons, the drones. Half human
and half machine, their living half tortured until everything human is
gone, the drones have only one objective. Kill. And they do it with
is good at her job and committed to her raids on New State. Until one
of those raids brings her face-to-face with Joshua, a New State citizen
who doesn’t quite fit her preconceived expectations. After a couple of
awkward encounters, he shows her the meaning of hooking up—a computer
simulation that allows people to live out their fantasies—without the
complication of emotional entanglements or physical reality. But what
Yara feels for Joshua is very real. And it’s punishable by law.
she and Joshua grow closer, she convinces him to leave New State for
her underground cause. But as the unrest between New State and the
underground escalates, and the drones move in to destroy her world,
nothing goes as planned. Families are arrested, loyalties are strained,
and Yara’s forced to choose between her people and her feelings. The
wrong choice could mean the end of her people, and reality could slip
“Hi,” he called out.
Yara’s heart hammered, and adrenaline coursed through her limbs. She turned to run.
“Wait,” the stranger whispered. “I
won’t turn you in. I’m out here too.” He obviously didn’t realize that
Yara was a rebel. He might not know it yet, but he would soon. Still, he
didn’t sound dangerous. Maybe Yara could take care of him. She had
never had to kill anyone totally human, but she had trained to do so. At
this point, she didn’t think she would need to. The skinny boy didn’t
look like a real threat, either.
She turned back toward him and attempted what she hoped was a look of death and destruction.
Instead of being scared, he smiled at
her and brushed the hair out of his eyes. Even in the shadowy street,
Yara could see the color was a beautiful emerald green. She had a hard
time looking away, until his voice jarred her back to reality.
“I’m Joshua15111,” he said robotically. “What are you doing out here?”
“I could ask you the same thing.”
“Enjoying the night sky,” he replied,
each word clipped and succinct. Unable to make prolonged eye contact,
he looked toward the stars.
“Aren’t you supposed to be hooked up
to an alternate universe, enjoying battle, boobs, or whatever perverted
fantasy you want to conquer tonight?” Yara asked, and then instantly
regretted her words.
“Hey, it’s not like that. You know
how it is.” For the first time, his voice took on a more humanistic
quality. He sounded peeved.
She grunted in response. She didn’t know anything of the sort.
Joshua15111 looked at her briefly, quizzically. “Wait, do you know that? Are you one of them? The rebels?”
Oh no. “What rebels?”
“Are you for real? Everyone knows about the rebels. You must be one. Are you a rebel? That’s so cool.”
Me and my big mouth. Fear
finally overtook her. Vague ideas about running away from or fighting
the stranger flitted by, but Yara’s feet felt like concrete blocks. She
wasn’t even sure she’d be able to form a coherent sentence if he asked
her something about the underground.
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About the Author:
Acerbo is a high school teacher and holds an EdD in Educational
Leadership. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, three
cats, and horse. She is the author of Apocalipstick and has contributed to local newspapers, news and travel blogs including The Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.
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