The Earth’s atmosphere is swiss cheese. To avoid the oncoming oxygen crisis, black-sheep heiress, Maeve Aypotu, has been chemically suspended in one of the Archive’s plush, multi-million dollar chambers, located underground. Scientists claim they can patch everything up in about 15 years, so, just to be safe, the Archive programmed the chambers to open in 17 years.
And then, everything on Earth went wrong.
Up on the surface, Pluto has taken control of the planet, scorching away all signs of human civilization and reconstructing the environment to suit the Plutian’s lucrative dragon trade. Humans that survived weree forced to be laborers, divided into five Houses, each handling a different stage of the dragon harvest. Survival and repopulation have become a currency among the Houses. To make matters worse, Rha Diem, the rugged leader of the Fly House, has gotten word that the cost of existence just rose to a price that no human should have to pay. And now there is a whole Archive of survivors that will be expected to pay too.
Learning to trust one another may need to start small—with the fusion of one powerful Rha and one bad ass black sheep—before a damaged race can even hope to regain control of their alien Earth.
Maeve laid her head on his chest, feeling the lazy drag of his fingers through her hair. His heart beat strong and steady below her ear. She was so suddenly lost in this man, it was frightening. The grip on her own independence slipped. She knew she would give him whatever he wanted of her. Everything. Anything. All of it. It meant that he could destroy her, if he desired; she would give him that ability too. It overwhelmed her. His presence rendered her muscles incapable of moving away from him.
“This is what weakness is like,” she whispered, more to herself than to him, but his fingers paused.
“No,” his tone was soft, but disapproving. “This is what trust is like.”
Once a high school drop out and runaway, Misty Provencher became a college grad, and is now a full-time novelist with a close knit family. She doesn’t do labels well. While she can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty’s life is the ruse she uses to connect with people. She is totally enchanted with them and spends her days trying to translate the soul bouquet of her muses into words.
Misty Provencher lives in Michigan.
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Books by Misty Provencher
The CORNERSTONE Series (Young Adult)
HALE MAREE (Adult, Contemporary Romance)
FULL OF GRACE (Adult, companion book to Hale Maree)
MERCY, A GARGOYLE STORY (New Adult, Dark Urban Fantasy)
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