THE LIBERTY BOX
Kate Brandeis has it all: a famous reporter at the age of twenty-four, she’s the face of the Republic of the Americas. She has a loving fiancé and all the success she could wish for. But when she learns of the death of a long-forgotten friend, her investigations unravel her perfect memories, forcing her to face the fact that she’s been living a lie.
Jackson MacNamera, trained from a young age in the art of mind control, returns to the Republic for his mother’s funeral. Within a few hours of his arrival, authorities collect Jackson and take him by force to a room ironically called The Liberty Box, where he must choose between surrendering his thoughts to the new Republic, or fleeing for his freedom.
Kate, bereaved and confused, finds her way to a cave community of refugees, where Jackson seems to offer her an escape from her grief. The two forge an uneasy bond, and in the process Jackson learns that Kate has some insight which may help the hunters in their attempt to free other citizens from the tyranny of the Potentate. Against the expressed wishes of the Council, the hunters plot a series of daring raids, attempting to prove that not only is freedom possible, but that the citizens are not too far gone to desire it. But with the odds so stacked against them, can the refugees succeed in their rescue missions right under the Potentate’s nose?
PRAISE FOR THE LIBERTY BOX:
“Original…and a consistently compelling read from cover to cover… The Liberty Box showcases C.A. Gray’s impressive flair for deftly crafted characters and riveting story elements. Simply stated, The Liberty Box will prove to be enduringly popular.” –Midwest Book Review
“C.A. Gray takes you on a dystopia thrill ride for freedom and humanity. It is a creative paradise that challenges your own view points. The Liberty Box was thought provoking and well written. I truly enjoyed this thrill ride! Check this hidden gem out. ” –Aurora Whittet, Author of The Bloodmark Saga Series
“I was literally blown away by how fantastic this book was… I can not wait to read more!” –Bookish Lifestyle
“The Liberty Box by C.A. Gray sucked me in, and I couldn’t escape… an expertly crafted, wonderfully written, and a very refreshing take the dystopian genre.” –Book Series Tracker
“The Liberty Box is thrilling and exciting at times, and thought-provoking at others. It’s an intelligent dystopian novel, with excellent character development and imaginative world-building. Intriguing and captivating, it’s a definite page turner.” –Lindsey, Lindsey’s Library
“I greatly enjoyed this story overall…The way the story ended has me incredibly excited for book two. I have so many questions about how the rest of the story will unfold, and I can’t wait to read and find out.” –Been There, Read That
“Great dialogue is imperative to a good story and C.A. Gray has given her characters voices that ring loud and clear. If you are a fan of GOOD dystopian fiction that may not be too far-fetched, filled with action, tension and fighting the good fight against all odds, C.A. Gray has got your next great read right here!” –Dii, Tome Tender Book Blog
“The Liberty Box is an exciting, fresh and full of action dystopian story…You can see that the author took her time to create a solid, complete and believable story. The explanations are understandable, the writing is flawless and the characters have defined personalities.” –Ruty, Reading… Dreaming
Can the truth set you free?
The refugee caves have been destroyed, and most of the refugees are dead. The Potentate now knows of their existence and will stop at nothing to wipe them out completely. He suspects that terrorist Jackson MacNamera is among them, as well as reporter Kate Brandeis’s fiancé, hacker Will Anderson—and probably therefore Kate herself. Now that the Potentate is aware of security threats, most of the strategies the rebels used to get back onto the grid before now no longer work. The Potentate knows the rebels are on foot, and he knows they were at the caves not long ago—they can’t get far.
The remaining rebels, among them Jackson and Kate, have Kate’s fiancé Will to thank for their survival: he arrived back from the dead and in the nick of time, bearing classified information about the Potentate’s plans to expand his influence internationally. But the remaining rebels and the Council cannot agree on whether their top priority should be spreading truth far and wide and freeing as many citizens from government control as possible, knowing that they will likely die in the process—or escaping to New Estonia, in hopes that they might live out the rest of their days in peace.
Kate, meanwhile, finds herself torn: between Jackson and the fiancé she thought she lost, and between the damsel-in-distress she once was, and the rebel she believes she has always been underneath. Whether the other hunters will support her or no, she knows she must use her influence over the people of the Republic to tell them the truth, no matter the cost. But is she strong enough to withstand the government’s lies?
PRAISE FOR THE EDEN CONSPIRACY:
“C.A. Gray…has created a world that feels new and unexplored.” —Leigh, The Bookish Life
“It’s so well-written, that I had to stop reading at one point and consider whether I was actually living in the story’s world. If you’re looking for a smart, well-written, and entertaining dystopian fiction, then you should definitely give this series a try.” —Lindsey, Lindsey’s Library
“This book absolutely does not suffer from middle book syndrome. Rather than serve as a bridge between the first and third, this one could stand on its own. I found myself tearing through the pages, desperate to figure out what happens next.” —Tara, Spinatale Reviews
“The Eden Conspiracy did not disappoint… C.A. Gray’s style of writing is remarkable… she really knows how to write a compelling story with equally exceptional characters.” —Louisse, Serene August Reads
“Gray continues her streak of great writing. The Eden Conspiracy has action, the good fight, a strong female lead character, and a timely message on the perception of reality. Extremely well done.” —Joseph, Evilcyclist
THE PHOENIX PROJECT (NOW AVAILABLE!)
Only the TRUTH you know can set you free…
The haven city of Beckenshire has been demolished, and most of the rebels lie beneath the rubble. The few that remain scramble to communicate with the the outside world, knowing that if they are to stand a chance in the coming war, they can’t do it alone. In a last ditch effort to grow their ranks, the remaining rebels systematically destroy the repeaters which help to propagate the control center signals. And it’s working: citizens in targeted cities are waking up in droves. But Ben Voltolini will stop at nothing to quell the uprising before it has a chance to get off the ground. And he has one major ace up his sleeve: Kate Brandeis.
During Kate’s broadcast to the nation, Voltolini unleashed targeted brainwave signals against her, causing her to allow both Jackson MacNamera’s capture, and her own. Now, despite Voltolini’s exquisite wining and dining, she can’t seem to stop the panic attacks. Whom can she trust? What is truth? Is there even such a thing?
Meanwhile, imprisoned and hopeless, Jackson realizes the depths of his feelings for Kate only after he has already lost her. The incredible self-control upon which he prides himself gets put to the ultimate test when he meets an unlikely ally who just may turn the tide in the rebels’ favor—but only if Jackson can put aside his own bitterness.
In this gripping conclusion to The Liberty Box Trilogy, new and surprising alliances are formed, passions run high, and our heroes learn what they are really made of. Do they have what it takes to fight for freedom—even if it means paying the ultimate price?
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