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LL Montez By LLMontez Completed

**Winner of the 2017 Watty Storysmith award**

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 Battle: Los Angeles. 

Cover art by @FayLane
Copyright © 2016 by LL Montez

  • aliens
  • apocalypse
  • badass
  • dystopia
  • earth
  • evacuation
  • family
  • flight
  • friendstolovers
  • love-triangle
  • military
  • militia
  • post-apocalyptic
  • projectwomanup
  • romance
  • science
  • sciencefiction
  • scifi
  • scifi-romance
  • 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?
N-Abble N-Abble Jun 29
The all-knowing AI responsible for my 'recommended' section told me to read it :)
                              So far I like it.
katycage katycage May 31
Guess who's finally getting around to reading this wonderful word of art?!?! 
                              Let me tell you, I'm digging this little intro. Praise you for the sarcasm 🙌🙌🙌 LOL
rnjkhaela rnjkhaela May 19
I found it by searching sci-fi ♡ I love sci-fi! Keep up the good work! ♡
LLMontez LLMontez May 12
Leave me an answer here. How did you find ARC10? I'd love to know. ❤️
AmryMae AmryMae Jun 13
Found it by looking up sci-if and I think I found it either in a reading list or in the top twenty