Kade (The Ember Quest Book 2)
by Arcadia Shield on 2017-10-06
Near genius code breaker and hacker, Kade Ember is struggling. As the steady, switched on brother in the group, he hates to admit he needs help. Every day the battle intensifies against the mysterious, and deadly, State. There’s always more security to break through, more systems to hack, and a pile of finds to scan. He’s lost in his work, and uncertain why he’s still fighting. The State, a shadowy, violent new leader, who wiped out the planet’s rulers and destroyed the dragons, spin tyranny through people’s lives like it’s normal. They destroy and ruin anyone who speaks against them – and their top target is the Ember brothers. But Kade never rests, dedicated to ensuring their resistance movement remains hidden. But how far can he push before something breaks and even he won’t be able to fix it?
Then a mysterious message from a woman in Kade’s past jerks him into action. She’s living among the fierce rule of the State, doing their bidding, and helping them destroy and subdue the population. But a single word from her makes him realize there’s something bigger to fight for.
Honor Davenport has two goals: keep her smart mouth shut and use her DNA knowledge to remove disease from the world. As a key figure in the genetics company, Intergen, Honor unwittingly provides the State with knowledge of human DNA, and it’s manipulated to increase their power. But her curious mind is her downfall, as she speculates on unusual DNA she’s analyzed. Suddenly, she’s branded an enemy and has the threat of death hanging over her. Her message to Kade was a desperate one, a last gasp to hold onto life before the State destroy her. She never thought he’d creep through the night, risk everything, and set her free. But Honor has no clue what the Ember brothers are truly fighting for, and she’s oblivious to the danger the State presents.
When they join forces, it’s more than chemical reactions drawing Kade and Honor together. Kade wants Honor by his side, but first, he has to make her believe everything the State stands for is a lie. But in doing so, he risks her life. A chance to show her the truth puts them in peril, but stubborn Honor won’t stop probing and questioning and discovers much more than a lie. She discovers love, loyalty, and the truth.
Note to readers: This post-apocalyptic, dystopian sci-fi contains romance with action (think mysterious, tyrannical powers, gunfights, and hand-to-hand combat), battle-hardened warriors (my gorgeous, former soldiers and brothers) and life-changing, smile-inducing, heart clenching romance.
Q & A with the Author
Q - How would you describe the series?
A – Love wins against everything. It makes broken men heal, bitter women laugh, and damaged people use their last breath to save the people they love. It’s about the toughness of the human spirit, not giving up. The series is science fiction romance with a dose of dystopian sharpness and a dash of military muscle. There’s full on adventure and romance - although not too steamy. The bonds of love, friendship, and family run through the books. Not just the brothers' bond but the deep bonds formed when people fight together in adversity.
Q - Why write this series?
A – Heroes rising against impossible odds. Love, action, romance, all mixed up. Swoon! Science fiction opens new possibilities for forming unbreakable bonds between people fighting for their lives. I love the idea of a strong family, working together to protect themselves and fighting for something so much bigger; their soulmate and the planet.
Q - What order should I read them?
A - The books have stand-alone romances in them, but the action arc grows with each book. Characters from earlier stories appear in later books and it adds to the experience to read in order. Here's that order:
The Ember Quest Series:
- Science fiction romance, action adventure romance