Sunday, March 27, 2011

Six Sentences from Rock Bound

The future is a dangerous place for dreamers and idealists.
When a dictator takes over the United States, Annie Peterson attends a protest in Washington, DC, with her husband, Paul. US troops fire into the crowd killing him. Jake Johnsrud, a virtual stranger, risks his life to save Annie’s. They are among the survivors who are sentenced to slavery on the Moon for their “crimes.”
Jake is forced to mine, while Annie is sentenced as a sex slave to "service" the men. Jake fights increasing feelings of anger and jealousy as Annie struggles to perform her job, while she resists her increasing attraction to him. Along with their fellow inmates, they fight to survive on the lunar "rock" that is their prison.

The song was a slow, romantic ballad and as Jake took Annie in his arms, she felt an electrical force shoot down her spine. They began to sway gently to the music, Annie’s face titled up so that she could look into his eyes. Her skin burned through her tee-shirt where his hand rested at the small of her back. She felt herself beginning to drift closer, snuggling into his embrace, her head almost touching his shoulder when she stiffened, stopped dancing and broke away from him, her mind screaming, What do you think you’re doing? He’s not Paul! Oh, God, he’s not Paul!


  1. I'm glad you posted on the loop, because your link isn't working from Six Sentence Sunday's site.

    Sounds like an interesting book, Rochelle. Best of luck with the sales.

  2. I too tried to get in on the link and couldn't, so I'm glad you posted to Muse also. Great visual, sounds like an interesting book. Being sentenced to the moon, wow, I never would have thought of something like that.

  3. Wow girl, you took numbers and named names. :) Good for you, and I'm so happy you're at Muse. I enjoyed your post and I tried to picture being a correctional officer on the moon and it didn't appeal to me. Too far to come home for weekends. *lol* Great excerpt, BTW.