Publication Date: May 30, 2014
This volume contains the first two books in the Forager Dystopian series.
* Forager - 71,250 words
* Infiltrator - 83,500 words
Forager Blurb - Eighteen-year-old Ethan Jones lives in Newhome, a town built upon the decaying ruins of post-apocalyptic Melbourne, ruins haunted by the ferocious Skel, a nomadic tribe of degenerate savages. When Ethan and his companions rescue an enigmatic teenage Japanese girl from the Skel, she goes to great lengths to ingratiate herself into his life after they take her back to Newhome. And what a quandary she places him in, for he knows the rules - that no man is permitted to be alone with an unmarried woman. But how can he drive such a gentle soul away when she touches his heart so deeply, even though she clearly carries the pain of a broken heart. Meanwhile, Ethan must hide his strange, mutant abilities from the town's Custodians, for should they discover Ethan is the mutant they seek, they will haul him away and dissect him like a frog.
Infiltrator Blurb - Ethan Jones, Nanako, and the surviving members of the foraging team, find the trip back to Newhome a nightmarish journey fraught with danger. When they do get back, Nanako's dreams of a normal life are shattered when Ethan's jilted ex-fiancé makes it her personal goal to turn Nanako's life into a living hell. And as if that isn't enough, she and Ethan fall afoul of a senior officer of the town's draconian Custodian police force. To complicate matters, more memory fragments from Ethan's missing year surface, bewildering him with their horrific implications - what exactly did he get up to with the Hamamachi Rangers two years ago? Did they - did he - really commit such heinous crimes? And what disturbing secrets from Nanako's past is she hiding from him?