Renegades of PEACE Cover & Blurb Reveal
We're about a month away from the release date of Renegades of PEACE and I am so excited to share it with you all. It's been a difficult story to write, but I've enjoyed it and I hope readers will, too. Here is the blurb:
“I’m still trying to decide whether or not I believe in all your plans
for a better future, but I do know you can’t make things any worse.”
With her life in the PEACE Project safely behind her, Zira works covertly with Tripp to undermine the Project’s control and begins to see firsthand just how extensive the country’s organized rebel movement is. But when one of their jobs gets complicated, her motives and integrity are called into question. Determined to prove herself, Zira is swept deeper and deeper into the rebellion as she is called on to use her lethal skills once again—a part of her life she thought would stay buried in her past.
Meanwhile within the walls of the compound, Jared grapples with the consequences of his choices as Ryku seeks more power than any chairman has ever had before. His position is further complicated when he is tasked with hunting down a fugitive who has evaded capture for over a decade.
As the chairman tightens his control over the nation in the name of law and order, Zira and Jared face increasingly difficult choices as they each strive to do what they believe is right and protect the people they care for.
Sometimes you must overcome your past to secure your future.
When I first started thinking about self-publishing Secrets of PEACE, I already had a rough draft for its sequel (which only vaguely resembles the current version of the story). I had my heart set on doing really minimalist covers for both books, with the first in primarily black and dark grays and the second in white and lighter grays. This is obviously a deviation from that plan. The cover for Secrets ended up being a little more complex than I'd originally intended, and in the interest of keeping things consistent, I had to scrap the black-and-white idea. I don't think it would have worked anyway since I've now decided to write a third book for the series. That's okay though, because I'm pretty happy with how this cover turned out.
The tagline - "Where do your loyalties lie?" - might seem a bit generic, and it was something I debated for a long time before ultimately just going with it. It might not be super original, but that question is at the heart of most decisions the four point-of-view characters make throughout the course of the story. Ultimately, it felt appropriate.
Renegades of PEACE will be released July 27, 2017. Stay tuned here or follow me on social media for more information, sneak peeks, and notifications about pre-order availability.