Entranced Publishing, Rush imprint
2185, Aloy must masquerade as a boy to claim her country’s presidential role
and save her people.Aloy’s father is the current Elected, the leader of
the country, just as her grandfather and great-grandfather were before. Her
older brother should fulfill the role, but he disappeared eighteen years ago.
Without an Elected, East Country would fall into civil war. With no one else to
take his place, Aloy’s parents cut her hair and told her that she could never
be a girl again. To assume the role, she must conceal her gender at all costs.
If discovered, she risks execution.
In two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her
father’s place. She hopes to govern as he did, but she is inheriting a
different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is boldly stepping out
of the shadows and, as turmoil grows within East Country, cryptic threats arrive
from beyond their borders. After generations of isolation, Aloy knows nothing
about their only neighbor, Mid Country. And, East Country doesn’t have the
resources to defend itself.
As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by
marrying a woman, Vienne, but battles with feelings for Griffin, the boy who
knows her secret – the boy who is somehow connected to East Country’s upheaval.
When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to
leadership requires sacrifice. She just didn’t expect that the sacrifice might
be her life.
Excerpt: One blonde curl
is wrapped lusciously around my pointer finger. I gaze down at it and then
force my eyes upward to drink in the image of my face. Long blonde hair trails
past my shoulders and onto my back. In the cracked mirror, my eyes squint,
trying to capture this one fleeting picture of myself as a girl.
masquerade as a boy.
ELECTED, is book one of a young adult sci-fi trilogy, which challenges the
notion of duty above desire. Rori is a member of the Society of Children’s Book
Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Rori lives in Maryland with her husband, two
daughters, and two proficient hair shedders: Misch the cat and Gerry the 90-lbs
black lab. Rori studied public relations and marketing at the University of
Maryland and received an MBA from George Washington University. She enjoys travelling,
running, reading, pumpkin-picking and snow-shoeing!
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