Renee N. Meland
Genre: Dystopian, SciFi Thriller
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Date of Publication: April 7th, 2015
Cover Artist: Redbird Designs
When fifteen-year-old Riley Crane finds out her best friend Olivia is being abused at home, she knows just who to turn to: her mother Claire, writer and spokesperson for President Gray's Parental Morality Law. Under this law, Task Force Officers remove children from their homes if their parents do not meet certain guidelines, taking them to government-run boarding schools. Once they arrive, supervisors rehabilitate them, turning them into productive members of society. Or at least that was how it was supposed to work...
Now, after a government official threatens to make Riley the law's latest victim, Riley and Claire must rely on Cain Foley, a gifted killer with a tongue as sharp as the knives he carries, to get them out of America alive. Though he slices through men's necks as if they are warm butter, Riley can't seem to keep her cheeks from flushing every time he speaks. But when they stumble upon a deserted boarding school, Riley sees that escaping the country is only part of their problem. Together, Riley and Cain figure out that a killer can save a life, and a mother can damn a nation
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Author Bio & Interview
Ooh! Ooh! Yes I do. Not so much individual songs, but artists. I always hear Poets of the Fall, Volbeat, and Disturbed when I’m writing The Extraction List Series. All three artists are powerful but emotional and it fits the nature of the book: moments of violence and moments of tenderness.
2. Name your top five favorite books.
-1: Unwind by Neal Shusterman
-2: Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
-3: Atonement by Ian McEwan
-4: The Lost World by Michael Crichton
-5: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3.What’s the hardest part of being an author?
I would say the hardest part of being an author is figuring out the puzzle of discoverability. You can write the best book in the world but if no one knows it exists, it doesn’t do you much good.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
I am always intrigued by the concept of a “slippery slope” in fiction: what happens when one idea goes completely out of control and good intentions go awry.
5. How many hours per day do you spend writing?
Per day, it depends, but I try to get at least six hours in a week between home life and my day job.