Independent Press Award
2024 Distinguished Favorite
The Sordid Selection: A YA Cyberpunk Fantasy Romance series
Being told your ideal career and mate sounds perfect until you realize it’s not at all as it seems.
In the nation of Airo-Aurora, data-collecting microchips are implanted in each citizen’s brain to ensure that everyone is slotted into their ideal career and wedded to their ideal mate. Alex Egelton always envisioned a quiet and easy life with a job she’s prepared for and a husband she already knows. Her life is capsized when she finds out she will serve as a handmaid to her future husband—the palace viscount.
Alex is immediately thrust into a frenetic world of tiaras, backstabbing, and mayhem. Her presence at the palace is opposed by all, trustworthiness proves impossible to come by, and her enigmatic fiancé possesses a shady past.
When peculiar scrolls begin to appear with cryptic clues that lead Alex from one palace secret to the next, she soon realizes they have far more tremendous ramifications than she thought.
Will Alex be able to navigate the unwanted life thrust upon her while discovering the truth that will change everything?