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LL Montez By LLMontez Updated 10 hours ago

The President created an underground safe-haven for the survivors of the alien invasion. 

He built it to save them all from total annihilation.

He protects them, feeds them, keeps them under his ever-watchful gaze so they can live.

All he asks is that they obey.

Captain Janika Lorn doesn't want to obey. Not if it means spreading her legs and contributing to the President's precious eugenics program. As a perfect candidate for the Human Hope Project, she is obligated by law to make more citizens for the dying society. But all she wants is her freedom to fight the Invaders and protect the people who already exist.

If the mandated program wasn't bad enough, the worst part is trying to fulfill it with Captain Dean Freyer, her scientifically matched partner and best friend of sixteen years. 

Just as Captain Lorn is about to succumb to her fate, another opportunity arises.

A mysterious commanding officer asks her to lead a human refugee ship--to save humanity by evacuating the destroyed Earth and shuttling the remaining population to a new habitable exoplanet 400 light years away. 

The mission is perilous. Especially because now, standing between her and her freedom is the hostile alien hosts of her ship, the ARC10, a sister returned from the dead, an array of impossibly confusing alien tech, a rekindled heat between her and Dean, and a sexy militia chief she can't seem to keep her hands off of.

ARC10 is a romance-heavy sci-fi with the speculative horror of Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and the military action of Battlefield: Los Angeles. 

Cover art by @FayLane
Copyright © 2016 by LL Montez

  • aliens
  • apocalypse
  • arc
  • badass
  • dystopia
  • earth
  • evacuation
  • family
  • flight
  • friendstolovers
  • love-triangle
  • military
  • militia
  • post-apocalyptic
  • projectwomanup
  • romance
  • science
  • sciencefiction
  • space
  • speculative
  • strong-woman
  • underground
  • wattys2017
LLMontez LLMontez May 12
No! Don't say it. Don't let them take control.
                              Will you fight back?
katycage katycage Oct 08, 2017
Idk if it was intentional or not, but there's some shifting to past tense with 'had already reached'
KellyJBurke KellyJBurke Nov 03, 2017
Your narration is strong here in both description and dialogue. Cool premise for a story. It would suck to be mandated to have kids, and I sense she's not the motherly type, at least not yet.
katycage katycage Oct 08, 2017
I love Janika's mannerisms and just the person overall. I'd totally be friends with her if she was a real person. It's actually kinda sad that she's not...
katycage katycage Oct 08, 2017
Oh, wow, so the invasion was very recent... I'm now realizing that I never actually read the blurb for this story, and I feel like I should probably do that. Lol.
katycage katycage Oct 08, 2017
This is such a nitpick, but in the second sentence, 'for four...before' is a bit awkward sounding. Unless you were going for assonance, in which case, nicely done. :)