Publication date: December 1st 2014
Freedom means making brutal choices.
Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever.
When a mysterious revolutionary seeks their help to infiltrate Auberge’s electronic heart and shut it down, it’s an opportunity—it’s risky, yes, but if it works they’ll get out of the city and taste freedom for the first time. Naya needs this. They need this.
Beyond the broken walls of Auberge, Naya and Ric find the paradise they’ve always longed for. But with anarchy reigning and Naya’s children lost amidst the chaos, they’ll need to forfeit their post-apocalyptic Eden…or commit an unspeakable act.
Book two of two.
Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.
As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.
10 Books That Inspired Me
by Anne Tibbets
I’m one of those peculiar writers that doesn’t read only in my genre. Sure, I write Sci-Fi and horror, and sometimes Sci-Fi/horror, and I read Sci-Fi and horror, but I also read historical, classics, romance, fantasy, etc. Everything really. So, I guess this is my disclaimer in regards to this list. It’s going to get weird. Be advised.
a. This is the book I go to when I need a reminder on how to structure and pace a novel.Plus, how to build reader anticipation. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read it. Every time, I learn something new.
2) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld
a. This book surprised me. Not only are the words rich, the tone impeccable, and the structure perfect, but this book is creepy, and luscious.
3) Persuasion by Jane Austen
a. Most people love Lizzie Bennett from Pride and Prejudice, and rightly so, she’s a Top 10 Favorite heroine of mine. But Anne from Persuasion is underappreciated, and it’s not just because we share a name that I love her. She’s who I would have been if I’d been born in Regency era. Plus, it’s Jane Austen’s last book, and she’s more mature, a little wiser, as is Anne. And for this, I love it more.
4) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
a. Perfection. This book doesn’t have a single superfluous word. It’s literally, the most perfectly written book I’ve ever read. I want to kiss the editor. I want to bow before Mr. Zusak. I could never write that perfectly in all my life. It’s awe-inspiring.
5) The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
a. Ms. Morton took up an entire summer of mine a few years back. I read all her works and The Distant Hours is my favorite. She’s got an incredible gift for past/present stories that intertwine, with mystery, doomed romance, and a modern love of the times of old. Smart, and well-crafted.
6) Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach
a. Action, aliens, a kick ass female protagonist, space ships, romance, technology, and plot twists – what’s not to love? This book made me want to see the movie. Somebody get on that please.
7) A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
a. I was halfway through writing Carrier when I read this, and it forced me to raise the bar, which I am exceedingly thankful for. Ms. Atwood is a master and if you haven’t read it yet, you really, really, really should. Like, right now. I’ll wait.
a. I’m working on a contemporary horror right now that I confess, has a similar type of voice as Sooky Stackhouse. She’s sharp, snarky, full of fire, take no crap and it’s an absolute blast to write.
9) Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
a. This book proved to me that Military Science Fiction doesn’t have to be all about battle strategies and contemplating the morality of war. In other words, it doesn’t have to be boring.
10) Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
a. This book picks apart the relationship between mothers and daughters in fantastic, finite detail. If you’re a daughter, if you’re a mother, if you’re both – read this book. You’ll learn not only a lot about yourself, but women as a whole.
Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Smashwords.com Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.
Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.
Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.