Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Rebels: Synopsis!
I finished writing my first commercial fiction thriller last week and I love it more than anything else I've ever written. I've had a lot of people ask me, "When will The Rebels be published?" and the truth is... I have no idea! If I decide to self-publish it (as I've done with my other three novels) then probably sometime during the summer of 2014. Why so long from now? Well, because my dream to be an author has always pulled me toward the traditional publishing route. I've truly enjoyed self-publishing and there are so many benefits to just doing it all on my own, but I can't stop dreaming about traditional publishing. I just want to see if The Rebels has any potential to be represented by a literary agent and taken the traditional publishing route. So, before I go ahead and self-publish it, I want to at least try to find a literary agent who will represent me on my trade-pub goal. Regardless, I can't wait to share the synopsis with everyone! Let me know what you think! Here it is:
Nobody ever said it would be fair or easy- but when life as we know it is ripped away, the people must choose between a life of injustice or become rebels of the nation we love.
Laws are strict, money is tight, jobs are scarce, and happiness is only reserved for the upper class in the United States of America. Temper Jensen can attest to that. As an Air Force wife who spends most of her time working for hardly more than minimum wage and never finding time to spend with her husband, Temper doesn’t see how her young life can become more unfortunate.
Everyone is so busy working to make ends meet that no one realizes what’s happening in the White House until it’s too late. When Temper wakes up to find that the president of the country is nothing more than a domestic terrorist bent on total domination, she has to make a decision. Should she obey the laws compliantly, or should she stand up for the principles that our beloved nation was founded upon?
Temper knows what she must do, even though it means being separated from her husband, Voss. Risking everything, she runs back to her moonshine-brewing anarchist daddy’s home in southwest Arkansas to be with her religious mama and womanizing brother to collect a congregation of rebels to fight in the revolution. No one can be trusted, especially Temper’s devious ex-boyfriend who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Killing and stealing to survive is second nature, and Temper must somehow find the power to reclaim the United States of America.
Can Temper reunite with her husband, keep her wayward family out of trouble, and restore the USA to the nation under God that it was intended to be with the help of the rebels?