BREAKING OUT Part I & II
Published: July 2015 (Eclipse)
Breaking Out: Part I started life as a short story, entitled Breaking Out, which I wrote for inclusion in the ENTANGLED Anthology, a box set of short stories and novellas for which all proceeds went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I’m proud to say we raised over $12,000 for the BSRF with ENTANGLED.
After the anthology was taken down from sale, I was asked if I would include Breaking Out in the ENTRANCED box set, and it was great to have to story out again, although that anthology, too, is no longer available for sale.
I have therefore made Breaking Out: Part I, available for sale as a short story.
Breaking Out: Part II, which I have also now available for sale, is dedicated to all the readers who emailed me or contacted me through twitter and Facebook saying they loved Breaking Out: Part I, and to ask if I could write more about Kelli, Nate and Giles. It motivated me to steal an hour here and an hour there while I was working under deadline for other projects to write Part II. And I think they’ll be happy to hear it’s double the length of Breaking Out: Part I.
Thank you for loving my characters as much as I do.
BREAKING OUT: Part I
Kelli Barrack has spent the last three years imprisoned in Dr. Greenway’s facility plotting her escape, but when her chance comes one Halloween evening, it’s in a way she never expected.
Nate Halliway is being removed from the facility, but he refuses to go without his special forces team-mate, Giles. When his resistance lands him in Kelli’s cell, they both get a chance for freedom, a chance they take with both hands.
But as Giles, Nate and Kelli fight their way out, Kelli discovers that the most insidious danger to her freedom might lie within her, rather than in the small army out to stop them.
BREAKING OUT: PART II
Kelli, Nate and Giles know what it is to be imprisoned. They spent years locked away in a secret research lab. But now they’re free, and they stole something important just before they escaped – a list of others like themselves, sent to other facilities for further experimentation.
Their plan? To break out every single one.
Nina Calvados has been in a new facility for four months. She’s kept a low profile, been careful to be cooperative and helpful. And so far, she’s been mostly left alone. So when two other inmates appeal to her for help, her heart may want to oblige but her head is screaming walk away.
Only, something bad is going down, and Nina realizes she’s been fooling herself. No one’s bought her low profile act. And if she’s going to crash, she might as well crash hard. After all, it’s not as if anyone’s coming for her, is it?