FREE ebook June 19-20 (2013) The Rebel Within

Just a reminder that I’ll be offering The Rebel Within as a free Kindle ebook on June 19-20 (2013) at Amazon, so download and enjoy. Pass this along to your friends in case they are interested.

Kirkus Reviews referred to The Rebel Within as “A stimulating, worthwhile story of a dystopian future.” They went on to say, “The novel has plenty of action and suspense, made all the more thrilling due to the investment readers have in the characters.” and, “Annabelle is believably stubborn, yet also vulnerable and likable.”

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?

Will she cross paths with that handsome boy again?

Go to Amazon to get your download.

FREE ebook June 16, 19 & 20 (2013) The Rebel Within

I will be offering The Rebel Within as a free Kindle ebook on June 16, 19 and 20 (2013) at Amazon, so download and enjoy. Pass this along to your friends in case they are interested.

Kirkus Reviews referred to The Rebel Within as “A stimulating, worthwhile story of a dystopian future.” They went on to say, “The novel has plenty of action and suspense, made all the more thrilling due to the investment readers have in the characters.” and, “Annabelle is believably stubborn, yet also vulnerable and likable.”

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?
Will she cross paths with that handsome boy again?

Go to http://amzn.to/162EvjG to get your download.

Just Released Rebels Divided

Rebels Divided has just been released on Kindle. It follows three years after The Rebel Within.

After Second American Civil War, a nation divided. A young man and woman from enemy camps must come together to rescue her sister and gain justice for his pa’s murder. Complicating this, the Federal governor and Outland warlord conclude a secret deal, pledging her in marriage to the warlord. At the same time, can the pair trust growing feelings for each other despite being sworn enemies?

Kirkus Reviews The Rebel Within

A stimulating, worthwhile story of a dystopian future.

Readers will easily engage with this well-written tale. Annabelle is believably stubborn, yet also vulnerable and likable. Erlick also paints other characters vividly; for example, Dara, a mech and Annabelle’s nemesis, is so nasty that readers may find their skin crawling whenever she enters a scene. The novel has plenty of action and suspense, made all the more thrilling due to the investment readers have in the characters. The novel’s psychological elements keep things interesting, as well; the fact that Annabelle must join the force that killed her father, and try to remain an individual in a society that praises sameness, certainly has an effect on her. Readers will likely think about this society long after finishing the book.

Review of The Rebel Within

Fran Lewis just reviewed The Rebel Within, giving it a five star rating. Some of her comments:
Fast paced, action packed and definitely filled with energy and characters that will keep you wondering what is going to happen next as Annabelle leads the way.
What would you do to protect the ones you love? The author raises this question along with many others.
An ending so explosive and surprising you won’t see it coming.

Another Civil War?

(by Lance Erlick

The last three elections have been so spiteful, extreme positions are pulling at the fabric of what makes us American. Political dialog, or lack thereof, is becoming more extreme, trying to force the American people to choose between two bad alternatives. It is like being given the choice of losing your right hand or your left. It’s a choice, but what about the third alternative that doesn’t involve mutilation. Continue reading