Publisher Description

“Shades of THE HUNGER GAMES permeate a story centered around two courageous teens determined to buck all odds in an effort to regain their loved ones. But the true strength in any story lies not so much in its setting and events as in how the characters come across, come alive, and handle their lives--and it's here that ARENA ONE begins to diverge from the predictable and enters the more compelling realms of believability and strength….ARENA ONE builds a believable, involving world and is recommended….for those who enjoy dystopian novels, powerful female characters, and stories of uncommon courage.”
--Midwest Book Review

D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer

The #1 Bestseller!

New York. 2120. American has been decimated, wiped out from the second Civil War. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors are far and few between. And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs, predators who live in the big cities. They patrol the countryside looking for slaves, for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport: Arena One. The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death, in the most barbaric of ways. There is only one rule to the arena: no one survives. Ever.

Deep in the wilderness, high up in the Catskill Mountains, 17 year old Brooke Moore manages to survive, hiding out with her younger sister, Bree. They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside. But one day, Brooke is not as careful as she can be, and Bree is captured. The slaverunners take her away, heading to the city, and to what will be a certain death.

Brooke, a Marine’s daughter, was raised to be tough, to never back down from a fight. When her sister is taken, Brooke mobilizes, uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back. Along the way she runs into Ben, 17, another survivor like her, whose brother was taken. Together, they team up on their rescue mission.

What follows is a post-apocalyptic, action-packed thriller, as the two of them pursue the slaverunners on the most dangerous ride of their lives, following them deep into the heart of New York. Along the way, if they are to survive, they will have to make some of the hardest choices and sacrifices of their lives, encountering obstacles neither of them had expected—including their unexpected feelings for each other. Will they rescue their siblings? Will they make it back? And will they, themselves, have to fight in the arena?

“Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go….This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found.”

--Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned}

"I will admit, before ARENA ONE, I had never read anything post-apocalyptic before. I never thought it would be something I would enjoy….Well, I was very pleasantly surprised at how addicting this book was. ARENA ONE was one of those books that you read late into the night until your eyes start to cross because you don't want to put it down….It is no secret that I love strong heroines in the books I read….Brooke was tough, strong, un-relentless, and while there is romance in the book, Brooke wasn't ruled by that....I would highly recommend ARENA ONE.”
--Dallas Examiner

ARENA ONE is Book #1 in the Survival Trilogy, and is 85,000 words. Book #2 in the series, ARENA TWO, is now also available.

Young Adult
February 2
Morgan Rice
Lukeman Literary Management

Customer Reviews

Heete10 ,

Good books. Too many typos!

Love the series but the editing/proofing is terrible. I find errors very distracting and it’s sad that I even have to write this review. Typos and errors on every other page from beginning to end. Otherwise, great books full of action and adventure.

bjr10 ,

Arena 1

I am sorry, hitting a speeding car with a motorcycle and they just get up basically uninjured, couldn’t buy into it.

Jim Shwartz ,

Okay read, but a lot of improvement needed

The book was okay, with a fair number of issues. (These critiques apply for the whole series). One of the things that annoyed me was the number of typos. This was true for the whole series. One example was using “site” instead of “sight.” Beyond that, there were contradictions and small details that got changed to make the plot work. For me, keeping the small details straight is part of what makes a good book great, and this one failed pretty bad. Beyond that, good books usually have a believable plot; in this series, the number of strokes of luck is honestly a bit annoying. Fourth thing, the whole love triangle with Ben and Logan was just poorly done and had way too much time dedicated to it, and to solve the problem, Logan just died, instead of something like the Hunger Games, where the problem was actually addressed without a cheep cop out. Also, it seems that Logan was based off of Gale in The Hunger Games, and that also detracted from the book. For me, at least, the combo of poorly imitating characters from a good book, the typos, the mixed small details, and the unusual good luck so that the plot could work all added up to give a feeling of a cheep knockoff. Thank goodness it was cheep.

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