I have to do *something* with my writing self, because “Impossible” is already out of my hands… and I can’t just not write.
I wasn’t planning on writing a “blurb” for it until I had more than 30 pages written, which is about where I’m at now. But I do have the entire trilogy planned out, and I wrote it out for my marketing director. 😉 So here’s a quick snapshot…
Setting the stage:
The US collapsed due to an economic crash which coincided with WWIII overseas, so there was no economic help to be found. It’s reestablished itself as the Kingdom of the Americas. In the wake of the collapse, the Kingdom is in many ways thrust back into medieval times. People are desperate to simply survive. Organized crime is also on the rise, because the kingdom has no money for much of a police force.
Princess Arabella is one of four daughters of King Philip, who was also the last US president. When crime lord Victor Voltolini finds he cannot coerce the king to do his bidding, he releases a virus in the palace which renders its victims anemic. Voltolini uses the king’s apathy to position some of his own men in prominent places in the royal household.
Arabella is concerned when she sees her father promoting men of questionable moral character, while listening to slander against those who have served him well. Convinced that there is more to the story, she snoops around until she overhears whispers of both the virus and the antidote. She steals the antidote and takes some for herself, giving some to her father as well… which precipitates his assassination, along with the rest of the royal family. Arabella has to flee for her life.
Meanwhile, Voltolini puts one of his puppets in place as the new Lord Chamberlain. He releases the same virus on the rest of the nation so that they will be docile enough to control… but he knows she knows his secret, and he is hunting her down.
The story is first person, from Arabella’s point of view. I’m having fun getting to know her as I write about her… she’s feisty!
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