Most kids dream of being accepted into the Clean Air Development program. The chance to live on the government’s teen-only Cloud Nine colony means ditching the protective gear and experiencing real sunlight, and that’s just for starters.
Only Ally Ramsey isn’t like other kids. She loves Ground Level. She intends to stay there below the blackened clouds, making a difference where it matters. Too bad the government doesn’t care about her plans. Before she can say, “I didn’t even apply,” she’s shipped off to Cloud Nine to research ways to fix the environment below.
Ally thinks something is wrong up there in the sky. She has no idea how wrong it actually is, or that she’s wedged herself into the center of danger even her self-defense training and scientific mind may not be able to get her out of. If she fails to expose what’s really happening and stop it, those closest to her could die.
This YA thriller is my current work in progress, but I will tell you it’s a fast-paced novel about best friends, dirty deeds, and learning when to bend the rules.
And there’s kissing. Because kissing.
Expect: Hackers meets Veronica Mars.
Kate Winter wishes the powers of a goddess came with a user guide. Instead she gets one hot-but-cryptic protector, a snarky imp and a hell goddess turning her friends mad.
WINTER BEGINS won second place in the young adult category of the Romance Writers of America FCRW Unpublished Beacon Contest.