By Sophie Littlefield
(Harlequin Luna, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373803538, 448pp.)
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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Civilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back. Yet with the first winter, Ruthie retreats into silence. Flesh-eating Beaters still dominate the land. And Smoke, Cass's lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance that can end only in disaster.
Now the leader of the survivalist community where Cass has planted roots needs Cass's help. Dor wants to recover his own lost daughter, taken by the Rebuilders. Soon Cass finds herself thrust into the dark heart of an organization promising humanity's rebirthat all costs.
Bound to two men blazing divergent paths across a savage land, Cass must overcome the darkness in her wounded heart, or lose those she loves forever.
Watch for more of the Aftertime series, coming soon!
Sophie Littlefield grew up in rural Missouri and attended college in Indiana. She worked in technology before having children, and was lucky enough to stay home with them while they were growing up. She writes novels for kids and adults, and lives in Northern California. Visit her online at www.SophieLittlefield.com.
"Evocative, sensual, harrowing." -Publishers Weekly on Aftertime, Starred Review
"A fantastic new dystopian series...Littlefield's compelling writing will keep readers turning pages late into the night to find out what happens next. Outstanding!" Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars
-RT Book Reviews
"I loved this novel-it was Stephen King's The Stand in a bra and panties."
-Paul Goat Allen, Barnes and Noble Book Club
"Wildly original, guaranteed to give you nightmares...examines the strength of one woman, the joy of acceptance and the power of love. A must read."
-JT Ellison, author of The Immortals