Winner of the Gulf Coast RWA’s Silken Sands “Self-Published Star” and the Maryland Romance Writers “Reveal Your Inner Vixen” contests,
YA category. Currently optioned for TV by Cream Drama, Inc.
When a teenage cyborg is forced to hide out at a small-town high school, the unthinkable happens: she falls in love.
Jay’s a cyborg who looks just like normal teenage girl. She’s super-strong, super-smart, and she can even appear to grow and age like a human. When a covert organization intent on using Jay as a weapon comes after her, she needs to find a place where she can blend in. Greenfield High seems perfect—except that the boys think she’s totally hot and keep hitting on her, and she has no clue how to handle the attention. Who knew high school could be so perilous?
To add to her confusion she’s evolving—experiencing human emotions for the first time. So when she encounters ex-jock-turned-outcast Tyler, he sends her logical brain into a spin. She’s just starting to get the hang of this girlfriend/boyfriend thing when her pursuers track her down. Now’s so not the time for a cyborg to fall in love and get all emotional!
Genre: Young Adult / Paranormal Romance
“A Fantastic Read
Ms. Anderson has captured my attention. Jay and Tyler are both “different,” misfits that are struggling to find their way through the hierarchy of teen society. Jay, being a hunted cyborg, has been fighting in the adult world
for awhile. Tyler has been hiding. Their personal growth as well as their relationship issues are true to life—both heartbreaking and heart warming. This author has become a must read for me. Although this book is a YA, I found I couldn’t put it down and read
~ L.J. Charles
into the early morning hours.”
“Think YA Terminator—Great
fast paced book you will love
Freaks of Greenfield High by Maree Anderson is a great YA cross between the Terminator movie and the Sarah Connor TV show. I devoured this book in two nights. It
totally played out like a movie in my head. Anderson's descriptions of cyborg Jay were amazing. I especially loved that Jay was a girl, trying to learn how to cope with new situations while learning more about humanity. I loved how Anderson
added human angst to Jay who was trying to cope with blending in while playing being human. And Tyler and his twin sister had their own problems but friendships are the underlying theme in this book. It was fast paced, riveting, real teen language that I
~ Renee Pace
loved and I didn't want it to end. I seriously hope Anderson will write a sequel featuring more cyborgs.”
This book has one of the best heroines ever. Jay, the cyborg heroine, was so much fun, and the author wrote her really well. When I started the book, I was just going to read a little before going to bed. I ended up finally
shutting off my Kindle at 2am. I finished the book the next night. A really enjoyable story. The teen hero had more growing up to do, which made him realistic. The YA language, doubts and attitudes were perfect, as were the cliques and the popular kids vs. the
~ E.S. Rose
picked-on. It moved fast, and I think adults will like this as well as teens.”
“My New Favourite Heroine
There are three things I’d like to see more of in fiction: ninja, bionics, and cyborgs. Maree Anderson has provided us with the latter, enclosing it in a YA tale of…well, coming to terms with feelings, but the author takes that
sap and executes it superbly so it’s no way near as cheesy as it sounds. Needless to say, the cyborg is my favourite character. (Not so much her love interest, who writes love songs. I’ve never been one for balladry.) Read this, and you’ll understand why
~ Tez (Tez Says)
Jay Smith is so awesome—she’s my new favourite heroine.”
“Title doesn’t do it justice; should be called “Lost Without You”
Amanda reviewing here. This book was AMAZING! However, the book should be re-named to attract more YA Romance readers. Name it after Tyler’s song ”Lost Without You”
I actually don’t even know why I downloaded a sample in the first place. Seriously, the title was very misleading and I was expecting to “delete the sample” after a page or two. However, all it took was a page to get completely hooked on this book.
Not the geeky, nerds unite book I was expecting. Instead the main character Jay was so great—a funny, smart, humble, super strong female cyborg. The relationship between Jay and Tyler was fabulous. I do hope there are more books in this series.
~ Amanda Henderson
What a great find!”
Winner: Silken Sands “Self-Published Star” and Maryland Romance Writers “Reveal Your Inner Vixen” contests.
Available from leading retailers in the following formats: mobi, Epub, PDF, RTF, LRF, Palm Doc and plain text.
Enjoy the complete satisfaction of a novel-length story (68,000 words).
Currently optioned for TV by Cream Drama, Inc.
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Content suitable for young adult readers 14 years and up.
Jay and Tyler’s story continues…
Maree writes romance and young adult fiction of the paranormal, fantasy and Sci-Fi persuasion. She’s Kiwi, a New Zealander, and she’s addicted to chocolate—the darker the better. Not to mention coffee and excellent Kiwi wine. She’s not quite so addicted to her local gym but she’s working on it ;-)