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message 1: by S.M. (last edited Jun 11, 2013 06:55PM) (new)

S.M. McEachern (smmceachern) Please email me or leave a comment if you're interested in a read to review of Sunset Rising. This is an upper young adult book for ages 16+.

Author Name: S.M. McEachern
Book Title: Sunset Rising (Book 1)
Genre: Upper YA
# of Freebies: 10
Format: Smashwords coupon


February 2024: World War III has begun. Military vehicles are seen disappearing into a mountainside. Desperate to find refuge from the nuclear storm, a group of civilians discover a secret government Bio-Dome. Greeted by a hail of bullets and told turn back, the frantic refugees stand their ground and are eventually permitted entry. But the price of admission is high…

283 years later… Born a slave in the Pit, seventeen-year-old Sunny O’Donnell has reached a breaking point in her life. If trying to keep her father alive while still pleasing her demanding fiancé isn’t stressful enough, now food and water rations are being reduced and workplace beatings are occurring more frequently. Although life in the Pit had never been easy, lately it was getting intolerable.

Then a chance meeting with Leisel Holt, daughter of the Dome’s insane President, gives Sunny a spark of hope for the future of the Pit. In an effort to fan that spark into a flame, she agrees to pose as the bride at Leisel’s wedding to Jack Kenner in order to save the bride from an assassination plot. But instead of saving Leisel, Sunny unknowingly plays into her political game and ends up marrying Jack Kenner herself. Now on the run as a traitor, Sunny escapes to the Pit with her new husband in tow only to find that her marriage has ignited a rebellion.

“Sunset Rising” is the first book of a series. It is the tale of how a love story can revive the human spirit to rise up and fight the bonds of oppression.

Sunset Rising

message 2: by Paula (new)

Paula | 34 comments Oooh I'd love to read for review

message 3: by S.M. (new)

S.M. McEachern (smmceachern) Thanks Paula! I sent you an email.

message 4: by Heather (new)

Heather (gatosqueak) Do you need it reviewed by a certain time? I have a big 'ole list, but can bump it up for that! I listen via text to speech at work. :)

message 5: by S.M. (new)

S.M. McEachern (smmceachern) Thanks Heather - I just sent an email!

message 6: by Denise (new)

Denise | 15 comments This looks like a dandy read, would love to R&R. Thank you for the opportunity :) dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

message 7: by S.M. (new)

S.M. McEachern (smmceachern) Thanks Denise! I sent an email.

message 8: by Holly (new)

Holly (hollyb_nc) Hi SM, this book sounds like it's right up my alley! I'd definitely love to read it, IF you'd be okay with a 4-5 week timeline. I have a few other R4Rs in the hopper (from other groups) that all got postponed a few weeks because of a sudden death in the family. Anyway, I'm back to working on them, but it would likely take me that 4-5 weeks to finish everything else and yours. If you prefer reviews sooner, please do just let me know, and I will certainly not be offended.

If the timeline is okay with you, you can email me the Smashwords info at hmbryan (at)

Thanks in advance! Your book sounds great!

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