With rebel leader Darian free at last, the humans and outsiders on Ixeos must find a way to join forces and defeat the Firsts. The problem? All slaves are tracked with GPS, the Firsts are the only ones with power, and roving gangs hate the rebels just as much as they hate the aliens. As Darian and the outsiders from Earth travel the globe through the mysterious tunnels in Paris, they learn that the Firsts are preparing to launch another wave of biological warfare. With a transporter that will allow the aliens to target any city, anywhere on the planet, the rebels know they must stop them at all costs.
As things get more dangerous on Ixeos, the outsiders find that they’re pushed to their limit. Will they fight for freedom, no matter the price?
The McClellands are enjoying a lazy summer vacation at the beach when they are lured from our world into Ixeos, an alternate Earth. Finding themselves lost in a maze of tunnels under Paris and surrounded by strangers, they discover that they have been brought to Ixeos for one purpose: to take the planet back from humanoid aliens who have claimed it. With the aid of the tunnels and a mysterious man named Landon, the teens travel the world seeking the key that will allow them to free Darian, the long-imprisoned rebel leader. But the aliens aren’t the only problem on Ixeos — the McClellands have to deal with brutal gangs, desperate junkies, and a world without power, where all the technology is owned by the aliens, and where most of the population has been killed or enslaved. The worst part? There’s no way home.
Author Jennings Wright
Born and raised in Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn’t spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her science fiction stories.
Jennings attended the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She attended graduate school at the University of West Florida, studying Psychology. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit.
Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn’t stopped since. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a business owner and writer, and two children, and travels extensively with her family, and her non-profit in Uganda.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Edy’s has a new flavor that’s basically the Samoa Girl Scout Cookie in ice cream. Coconut cookie or something similar – it’s DELICIOUS!!
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
I have a banana with peanut butter almost every morning after my coffee. My daughter has carried on the tradition!
One food you would never eat?
Brains of any kind! UGH!!
If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
Poseidon, for sure. I grew up on the water, and my heart’s desire was to be able to breathe under there!
What is your favorite Quote?
You are never to old to be what you might have been. George Elliott
I make killer cheesecake, and I can come up with recipes that always seem to work. I’m a cheesecake prodigy. Of course, I hardly ever make cheesecake, because it’s not exactly a health food!
It’s hard to pick one! Probably three: artichokes, fried potatoes (chips or fries), and ice cream.
What’s your favorite season/weather?
Summer! I could live somewhere where it was summer all the time and be perfectly happy.
My favorite sport to watch in person is professional hockey. On tv, it’s college basketball. And to play, it’s anything in the water!
Favorite quote from a movie?
Gandalf in LOTR: “YOU. SHALL NOT. PASS!”
If you could take over the world, would you?
No way!! That would be awful!
If you were sick/stuck in bed, what comfort food would you want and what author would you want to read?
I always want ramen noodles when I’m sick, and I like to read something fun like Rick Riordan or Janet Evanovich.
If you were on Death Row what would your last meal be?
An artichoke with lemon butter to start. Lobster with drawn butter, and fresh, hot, delicious French rolls. And something decadent for dessert, like tiramisu or a chocolate torte.
Happiest moment in your life so far?
A three-way tie: getting married, and the birth of each of my two kids. Clichéd, but still true!
One trip to Uganda, when my son was 14, he got lost in Kampala with no phone and no money, and all the way across the city from where we stay with our friends (long story – it wasn’t his fault!). We didn’t know anything for almost 4 hours… It was terrifying! But he found his way back, which was very clear-headed of him.
This or That?
TV or Movies? TV, or movies on TV. I rarely make it to the theater!
Print or Ebook? Ebook
Action or Drama? Action
Pizza or Pasta? Both! Don’t make me choose!
City or Country? Country
PC or Mac? Mac
Beach or Pool? Beach
Shoes or Sandals? Sandals
Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert
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