After fleeing slavery, Rielle James burns with the desire to topple OneEarth Bank and end its enslavement of young people as Contracts. When she learns that her friend Nathan has been sold to a logging company where Contracts die or vanish without a trace, she assumes a false identity and becomes a slave again to help him escape.
Her act of subversion uncovers the horrific truth behind the OneEarth Bank’s role in Contract disappearances and its link to a global pandemic.
Can Rielle and Nathan escape and expose the truth before it’s too late?
“One world. One currency. One bright future.”
That’s the promise made by OneEarth Bank after a global economic collapse–but only for those who accept the insertion of a commerce chip.
When Rielle’s parents refuse to comply, government officials tear her family apart. As punishment for her parent’s crimes, Rielle is forced into a Community Service Contract–a legalized form of slavery–and sold to a wealthy, abusive banker.
The Banker’s secrets hold the key to Rielle’s freedom, but will she risk prison or even death to escape and search for her family?
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Melinda Friesen writes novels for teens and short stories. Her contest winning short stories have appeared in various periodical and an anthology. Enslavement, book one in the One Bright Future series, is her first novel.
PLEASE WELCOME MELINDA TO BOOKHOUNDS
Seriously, why is Melinda’s space so clean and organized?
I would love to know why there is nothing on her desk.
Don’t believe anything you see on the internet. That picture was taken the day I got the new desk. It never saw that type of organization ever again. Poor little desk. It didn’t know what it was getting into. I always end up with sticky notes stuck to every surface, piles of papers and stacks of books cluttering my workspace. I’ve also been known to work lying on my belly under my desk. Perspective is different under there.
Unfortunately, that desk is no more. It was one of the things that had to go when I moved into a smaller place last fall. Now I work wherever kids aren’t playing Minecraft, binge watching That 70s Show, playing guitar or arguing the finer points of 90s rock—my bed, the couch, the kitchen table. I’m used to working anywhere. I wrote my first three novels sitting on the couch and watching my kids play. A mind movie and my computer are all I need.
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