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SPLIT THE SUN

Dec 2016 • Running Press · ISBN: 9780762458479
life in the dregs, when the world falls apart

The Ruling Lord of the House of Galton is dead and the nation is divided. Kit Franks, a nobody escalated to infamy since her mother bombed the House capitol city, wishes she were dead, too. Then Mom-the-terrorist starts showing up on feeds and causing planet-wide blackouts and Kit becomes a target.

Kit’s inundated with half-truths, betrayals, and the coded subtext in Mom’s universal feed messages meant for her alone. Everyone from family to government enforcers seems to have a vision for Kit’s future. The question is, does Kit have a vision for herself?

 

Reviews
“Kit Franks is a fierce firestorm of desperation and raw nerve. With a nail-biter plot, only one thing will race faster than Kit’s mind—the reader’s heart.”

Anne Boles Levy, author of the Temple of Doubt series

“Snappy, fierce, and gritty with artfully brisk prose, Split The Sun will surprise and thrill to the last page. Kit is an unapologetic heroine whose compassion shines through from beneath her tough exterior, even when faced with unpalatable choices. Split The Sun left me wanting more of this universe!”

Amalie Howard, bestselling IndieNext author of Alpha Goddess and The Aquarathi series

INHERIT THE STARS

Dec 2015 • Running Press • ISBN: 9780762458400
life in the upper echelon, among the power players

Three royal Houses ruling three interplanetary systems are on the brink of collapse, and they must either ally together or tear each other apart in order for their people to survive.

Asa is the youngest daughter of the House of Fane, which has been fighting a devastating food and energy crisis for far too long. She attempts to save her family’s livelihood by posing as her older sister in an arranged marriage with Eagle, the heir to the House of Westlet, only to threaten their already precarious balance. All the while, she must save the life of her other sister . . . possibly from the hands of their own father.

But as Asa and Eagle forge a genuine bond, will secrets from the past and the urgent needs of their people in the present keep them divided?

 

Reviews
Winter 2015-2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

“Elwood’s solid debut ably presents a complex society in shambles due to political corruption, environmental destruction, and widespread poverty.”

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“First and foremost, this is an exquisitely written love story. The characters live and breathe, floating off the pages to haunt readers’ dreams… This book will find a wide range of fans, even those who usually spurn science fiction.”

VOYA