Regress: The Alliance Chronicles Book 1 by SF Benson
Tru Shepard is a teenager committing acts of treason living in war-torn New Detroit circa 2025. The New Order, a government run by scientists and technologists, has banned creativity in favor of STEM education. In the eyes of the American Republic’s leaders, creativity is a waste of time which doesn’t foster a strong society. Besides Creatives have a tendency to speak out against the government.
Tru gambles with her life every time she steps foot in the Underground, a restricted warehouse district where Creatives congregate. She breaks the city-wide curfew to hang out with friends enjoying banned music and expressing herself on ancient sketchpads. Recently, the New Order has issued sweeps of the sector to find renegades.
But being picked up by the NDPD, New Detroit Police Department, is the least of her concerns. In ten days Tru will be seventeen, the age scientists consider a government-mandated inoculation to be totally safe. Although officials claim the vaccine is the country’s best defense against another worldwide pandemic, stories circulate amongst Creatives about individuals who lose their abilities after its administration.
Tru has her Inoculation Day orders. Failure to report is punishable by death, but if she can’t express herself artistically, she’d prefer dying.
Just when she despairs on what to do Zared Aoki, someone from her past, enters her life. He may be just as dangerous as the vaccination Tru needs to avoid. He claims to know the real reason behind the vaccine—a government project tampering with the fundamental design of humanity.
The two set out to prove the true nature of the vaccine and alert the public to its devastating effects. But is the world ready to listen?
Rescue: The Alliance Chronicles Book 2 by SF Benson
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of justice. Would you risk it all for love?”
It all comes down to choice. Choose to live. Choose to die. Choose to love.
Zared’s choice is to rescue the love of his life, Tru Shepard, despite the warrant for his own death. She’s a prisoner at a remote military compound.
Tru’s choices are limited. Marry a man she despises or face death.
Sometimes life dictates what’s important.
Is love enough to risk it all?
Will Zared’s ultimate mission prevail?
Release: The Alliance Chronicles Book 3 by SF Benson
Years before the United States collapses and the New Order takes over, Asher Jones is a teenager living in Taylor, Michigan. Turmoil rocks the country. Citizens are dismayed. But for Asher, his only concern is the girl next door. His world is perfect until the night his family is brutally killed. Asher struggles to make sense of his life. Drugs and alcohol become his constant companions and land him in jail. Now he’s at a crossroad-clean up his act or continue down the path of self-destruction. Every choice, however, comes with a consequence. When a kid from the right side of the tracks veers left, how does he find his way back?
Rebel: The Alliance Chronicles Book 4 by SF Benson
“Some secrets are more costly than others.”
Tru Shepard holds the key—a highly coveted piece of tech—in the palm of her hand. As a Creative, Tru fights to maintain her identity in the American Republic—where some secrets are more dangerous than others. She seeks the truth, knowing the new leadership lies about its plans for the citizens.
Zared Aoki wants to expose the conspiracy too, but more than that, he needs Tru safe, and telling government secrets is dangerous business. He loves her, maybe even more than he does his country. But if Tru and Zared don’t tell the people Leader Venter’s plans, he’ll consolidate power by use of force, doing away with any who’ll stand for individuality, controlling the population with clones, and taking away more rights when they’ve lost so many.
Rebel is the highly anticipated third installation of the Alliance Chronicles series, a fast-paced dystopian romantic thriller that surprises a reader at every turn.