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In a world plagued by constant earthquakes and volcanic debris, people in the valley struggle to survive while those on top of the hill want for nothing.
This is where I come in.
I spend my nights plundering supplies in the walled city of Hilltop, and I trade them to the valley people below. I’m not a thief. I prefer to be known as the head of Lost and Found.
When I discover a beautiful but dangerous competitor in my territory, I also learn she knows more about me than she should. Is she a spy sent by my father, or is she a rebel like me? I don’t trust her, but together we’ll discover secrets that may destroy what’s left of our world.
There have always been those with wealth and those without.
My name is Talen, and I’m here to even the score.
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What a masterpiece of world building and fascinating characters crafted to inhabit the world of the future after eruptions have destroyed so much and created a separation of classes that is enormous and startling. Talen is a Robin Hood of the future that takes from the “haves” (Thaves) to give to the “have nots” (Naughts) and has a secret of his own that could unravel his existence. He is the careful master of his territory always insuring that his operations go unnoticed until another dares to invade. She is like no other and is as daring and talented as Talen. What is he to with Aerin once he has her in his grasp? And who is she really? This is one sexy couple as they battle for control and uncover secrets. Secrets about each other and plans for the Naughts. This story pulled me in right from the beginning and held my attention to the end with the strong, wonderful writing and all the fantastic elements this author gives us to enjoy. A post-apocalyptic world that shows the endurance of people to survive along with action and adventure and a few heart-stopping moments. Not to be overshadowed is the sizzling romance between two of the most delicious characters ever written. The secondary characters are as well developed and wonderful as the main couple. I would love to see more stories from of this world. Absolutely fantastic!
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Shay Savage is an independent author from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. Her hobbies include off-roading in her big, yellow Jeep, science fiction in all forms, and soccer. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.
From the author: “It’s my job to make you FEEL. That doesn’t always mean you’ll feel good, but I want my readers to be connected enough to my characters to care.”
Savage’s books many books span a wide variety of topics and sub-genres with deeply flawed characters. From cavemen to addicts to hitmen, you’ll find yourself falling for these seemingly irredeemable characters!
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