Title: The Fountain of the Earth
Author: H. L. LeRoy
Format: Trade paper, E-book
Trade paper page count: 272
Publish Date: November 22, 2013
Series: The Fountain of the Earth
Series Number: 1
Publisher: Tranquille Press
Genre: Young Adult - Dystopian – Ages 12+
The first in a planned series, The Fountain of the Earth is set on the West Coast following a catastrophic solar flare that has destroyed civilization, leaving only a few people struggling to survive. After witnessing the vicious murder of her mother, Terra Vonn (15) has a singular focus—exacting revenge on the killers. But before she can complete her plans, savagery intervenes and she is cast alone into a brutal post-apocalyptic world. As she trails the men south through a land filled with cannibalistic criminals, slave traders, and lunatics, the hunter becomes the hunted. Terra quickly learns that she is neither as tough nor as brave as she thinks she is. Worse, she may be the only one who stands between what little remains of civilization and destruction.
Terra Vonn is fighting to survive in a destroyed world,
surrounded by unspeakable horror . . .
and things are about to get much worse.
About the Author:
H. L. (Holly) LeRoy is an American short story writer and novelist, author of the award winning Street Crimes anthology and the novel The Fountain of the Earth (Nov. 22, 2013), first in a series of young adult adventures. Born in San Jose, California, LeRoy currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his family.
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Author of the award winning STREET CRIMES (2012)
Praise for Street Crimes:
“...Loved Street Crimes!”—Catherine Spangler, national bestselling author of Shadow Fires
“...hilarious ... gritty ...for those of us who love mysteries.”
“Fast paced and entertaining!”
“A great read...hit it out of the park!”
“Great Collection of Great Stories...plenty of intrigue and action”
“5star! Is LeRoy the next Mickey Spillane?”
Hollow Point, a mystery novel, featuring Jillian Varela is scheduled for release in 2014.
H. L. LeRoy’s first novel for young adults, The Fountain of the Earth, was released in November, 2013. It subsequently won The Book Designer Gold Star Prize, and is nominated for Writer’s Digest
In 2014, LeRoy won the Global Ebook Awards Bronze Medal for a collection of short stories.
LeRoy spends his time writing the second of the Fountain of the Earth series, due in early 2015.