Spark Rising

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Spark Rising is the first full-length novel in the Progenitor Saga. It released in December 2014, and is available on all major e-retailers, as well as in paperback form through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In February 2015, Spark Rising won an SFR Galaxy Award!

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Lena’s ability to wield the energy-giving Dust makes her a commodity to control—or a liability to remove at all cost.

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All that’s required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising…

Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.

Lena Gracey died as a child, mourned publicly by parents desperate to keep her from the Council. She was raised in hiding until she fled the relo-city for solitary freedom in the desert. Lena lives off the grid, selling her power on the black market.

Agent Alex Reyes was honed into a calculating weapon at the Ward School to do the Council’s dirty work. But Alex leads a double life. He’s leading the next generation of agents in a secret revolution to destroy those in power from within.

The life Lena built to escape her past ends the day Alex arrives looking for a renegade Spark.

 

 

11 thoughts on “Spark Rising

  1. I really enjoyed this book – just read it as part of Secret Worlds. Easily the best thing in that collection – imaginative and well written with an excellent heroine at the helm. I like where the series is going and I enjoy the subtextual narrative about male /female relations and the ways in which the mystery of women has been an ongoing confusion and anger point for men.

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    • Bridgette, thank you so much for reaching out to tell me this. I was actually admitted to the hospital the day you posted this and I saw it, and was really very low. Your message made a huge difference on a really difficult day. I was released yesterday, and I’m on the mend (FINALLY), but I couldn’t forget how encouraging it was to read your message. I just wanted to let you know. Thank you so much for going to the time to write. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed Spark Rising. Have an awesome day!

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  2. I have to say…..FANTASTIC! I read a lot! I mean a lot…lol and this book captured my attention like no other has in a long time…now I am going to wait on pins and needles for the next. Thank you for such a wonderful new and original read!!

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  3. Just finished ‘Spark Rising’ and if ever a novel required a cinematic treatment, it’s this!
    I rarely have no need to impose my imagination upon a narative but your writing rendered it futile – you painted a movie on the inside of my skull. Perfect.

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    • Thank you so much, John! You’ll be happy to know there may be something coming along these lines in the future. 😉 I SO appreciate you taking the time to leave a note. Best wishes and happy reading!

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  4. I had left a review yesterday but I think I messed up so I will post another, this book totally deserves multiple reviews! This has been an incredible read for me, I was so obsessed I was neglecting my chores. I absolutely LOVE Lena, I love most of the characters but Lena is WONDERFUL and I loved that she was a normal looking person versus all the beauty usually exaggerated in e heroins. I was touched by her devotion to the collared girls and their future safety and happiness. This is one beautiful creation, I can’t wait to read more on the spark revolution as well anything I see with your name on it! Thank you for such a great read! And I agree with previous poster, I can see this as a movie. In fact, I often had very clear images in my mind as though I was watching it on screen. I will indeed be reading this again and again!

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    • Janet, it means the world to me that not only did you feel compelled to write, but that you came back again!! I am thrilled that you were moved by Lena as much as I am. I can tell you that the follow-up novel, Spark Awakening, will be out in early 2016 (and I just saw the cover yesterday and it is amazing!). In the meantime, if you need an extra taste of Lena, she has a short story in my Progenitor Saga prequel short story collection IGNITION POINT (and other characters from that story make an appearance in Spark Awakening).

      Again…thank you so much for letting game know how much you enjoyed Spark Rising!! You made my day!!

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  5. Half way through reading Spark Rising, as part of the Secret Worlds collection – and I’m devastated to find out that I can’t immediately devour the sequel! Thank goodness I’ve found out about Ignition Point to help tide me over!

    The book is very engrossing right from the beginning, the world building is completely believable and the characters are very well thought out and authentic (and awesome). A fabulous find I’m so happy I came across.

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