Good morning everyone! Today I’d like to welcome you to the cover release for my friend, Elizabeth Rhodes’ first release coming June 1, 2015. Enjoy! 🙂
The North American continent is reduced to a ruined dust bowl. At its heart is a rebuilt city, ruled by an iron-fisted mayor desperately trying to avoid its collapse.
Edward Jasper has made a life for himself and his adopted children on the streets of a city he once founded. With everything he had stolen by the brother who overthrew him six years ago, Edward promises revenge.
Dexter McMahon is a City Guardsman with a terminally ill daughter. He finds himself in the new Mayor’s favor with a sudden promotion. His task is simple: Find and eliminate Edward Jasper. But the more he searches for the man, the more he uncovers the twisted relationship between the two brothers.
The iron doors unbolted and screeched as they opened. In the hours after sundown, most Machines shut themselves down to conserve precious battery power. So when the doors of Robot Town opened for Edward, the population inside was mostly deaf to the noise.
But Machines were not the only ones in Robot Town any more. On a catwalk above, Edward heard startled cries of young humans being shocked out of sleep.
The doors squealed shut and he sighed with relief. Safety at last. If only the fortress had more light. He would’ve loved to see his children’s faces right now.
He heard footsteps above him. First one set, then two, and then enough steps that he couldn’t keep track of them. When he heard Dot whisper, “Dad’s here!” he felt lighter. But the day’s events – the gunfight, escaping from the Guard, crawling through cramped tunnels – left him weary, and with taking one step he collapsed.
The dust and the children settled on him at the same time. Edward rolled on to his back, and pulled the two youngest children into a tight embrace. Cynthia and Philip put hands on his shoulders, trying to help him up, but he protested. “No, leave me here,” he said. “I’m exactly where I want to be.”
Elizabeth started to write freelance articles in the food and beverage industry, but always had a soft spot for fiction. She lives in south Florida with friends and a pet rabbit, and writes science fiction and fantasy.