Brain Slaves – A New Novel

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my new novel, Brain Slaves.

It’s the first books of a projected trilogy and though it’s a dystopian story with a teenage heroine, it’s much more than a YA novel. It’s about coming of age in a world where technology and education are restricted to the rich and a diverse group of working class teens must fight to free themselves from being – Brain Slaves.

 

Here’s a brief description:

For sixteen-year-old Nelly Kidd, school doesn’t mean teachers or homework or studying. Instead, like all students in Bridgetown, she and her classmates are plugged directly into the Net and lessons are downloaded into their brains. Sounds easy, but there’s one catch – the lessons are painful and dangerous. Plus, there’s always the chance you might get fried – that a lesson will scramble your brain or put you in a coma or even kill you. Nelly and her friends have no choice but suffer through this, week after week. That’s why they call themselves Brain Slaves.

Then one day, while in the trance of a lesson, Nelly hears a voice and meets a handsome teen named Cal Stone who teaches her how to use the Net to learn anything she wants, pain-free.  Together, they hatch a plan to free all of the brain slaves of Bridgetown. Awkward and unsure at first, Nelly uses the Net to transform herself into a determined and resourceful fighter, learning martial arts, parkour and ninja techniques. Going from one dangerous escapade to the next, Nelly becomes the leader of a motley group of rebellious teens and begins an unexpected relationship with Hector Suarez, a dropout and gang leader.

Brain Slaves is available as an ebook for $3.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. iTunes, Kobo and other sites are coming soon.

You can read the first chapter free here.

Be one of the first to read Brain Slaves.

And please remember, after you buy it and read it, go back and give it a good review! Then post about it on your Facebook or Twitter account. #brainslaves

Thanks,

Richie

 

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