Author: Chelsie Shock
Series: The Novi Orders (Book 1)
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 27 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook (Kindle & Nook)
In the future the New World has suffered bombings, world wars, the tectonic plates have shifted, the population has seen sicknesses, radiation spills, genetically modified animals and humans, and the population has dwindled into two classes: The elites and everyone else. The Novi Orders have been enacted by the capital city and control everyone completely, except those who have hidden or rebelled, the rogues. Will is one of the survivors who has lived the quiet life of a sailor and fisherman living on what was once the Washington state coastline. When he meets an old man who used to work as a scientist for the elites, they sail to places he never imagined he’d see… the islands where the elite’s live. He meets a beautiful woman who is part of the high society by marriage, and he is thrust into plans for an uprising, a revolution, murder, war, oppression, survival and entangled in a forbidden love he can’t fully comprehend.
Rogue is an adventure with murder, mystery, technological advances, and romance with memorable characters struggling to fight against the power. The new world has become a bleak, dark place in the not so distant future where the government has taken over every aspect of life.
The book conjures images of a future that is extreme but urges the reader to consider where our society is moving towards today, leaving a disturbing imprint on the mind, and a hope for those brave enough to fight against it.
Chelsie Shock was born and raised in rural South Texas on a ranch near the border. As a child she spent her days imagining her own world while she explored nature and tried to avoid cactus and mesquite thorns. Since she could scribble, she wrote stories.
She lives in Florida with her husband and their very needy dog who follows her around all day. She has a certificate of Holistic Nutrition Consulting from the American College of Healthcare Sciences.
She can be found writing, reading anything by Ray Bradbury, cooking or traveling. She loves cultural foods. One of her favorite vacations was when she hiked Scotland with her husband, and still misses it. She’s lived in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, and she can be found in Michigan a few times a year. She writes science fiction, some fantasy, loves when seasons change, and is interested in anything extraordinary.
He let his body float upwards, his face staring at the endless sky. His mind immediately wandered. The red and oranges seared his eyes with curiosity, the planets hanging in perfect view. He didn’t feel his body anymore. His eyes moved across each planet, the moon, Eros, Mars, Runa. Eros hung low in the sky, the red hues of the planet beautiful and bright. He wondered what the mega-elites were doing on Eros at that exact moment, selfishly and carelessly. He gazed at the place the elites lived as if he were on one side of a glass that could never be broken. He imagined the elegant dresses dancing without faces, like ghosts wearing jewelry. The rich never had faces, their hollow skins draped in untouchable extravagance. Their appetites insatiable wolves. He closed his eyes. His lungs took in the smells of the salt water.
He suddenly saw himself as a little boy again, with scared eyes, laying on Everett’s rooftops staring up at the sky and wondering if he had a place in the universe. His hands were helplessly small and dirty, hungering for a scrap of food.