Wednesday, 22 July 2020

My tenth novel is published, woop woop!

And here it is - The Last Enforcer
, and you can buy it here in ebook or, in a day or two, paperback. For a limited time, the ebook is on sale for the introductory price of 99p and 99c.

Keen-eyed blog readers will notice I have changed the title and the cover since I last posted. I loved the original title, Somewhere Beyond Right and Wrong, but the book changed as I wrote it and that title no longer fitted.

The trees photograph is by Johannes Plenio, and was free on Unsplash. Thank you, Johannes.

I spent hours hunting for a suitable image of a man. Most stock photo sites have very poor search engines. Put in 'handsome tough man' and you will be offered anything but. I know there is some current confusion about gender, but if I type 'man' into the box that's what I'm after, and it's no good offering me photos of women. Or, bizarrely, the moon (that was Jumpstory).

I found this image on iStock in the end. Their system is better, because once you've found a ballpark image you can click on Similar Content and gradually work nearer to what you want.

This is my blurb (subject to change):

A gripping dystopian romance

Cadence struggles to make ends meet in the medieval-style Outer City. While scavenging in the outlands her life is saved by Xavier Drake, an enforcer from the high-tech Inner City. Like all enforcers, he is cold and arrogant. But when she starts working for Inners and they meet again, she begins to think that maybe beneath his unforgiving exterior is a decent person…

Xavier has problems of his own. To expiate his father’s crimes, he was compelled to undergo the brutal training to become an enforcer. Ten years on he discovers the truth about the events that destroyed his family and happy childhood and goes rogue. The City’s rulers decide to eliminate him.

Xavier is drawn to Cade. But can he survive attempts on his life, get revenge, and learn to trust again – without putting her in danger?

The Last Enforcer


  1. Great to see you are still writing Lexi! I enjoyed your dystopian world and found myself wishing for one of those nano-assemblers as I trudged to the supermarket to join the lock-down queues. The romance between Xavier and Cadence was developing nicely when the book ended. Are you planning a sequel? I hope so .... its your best yet IMHO.

  2. Yo Quantum! So pleased you liked it. I don't know about a sequel - will ponder. It took me ages to decide what I wanted to write after finishing the Time Rats trilogy, and I mustn't dither so long this time. I like having a book to think about in the intervals of doing other things.

    With recent events, I do feel as if I've strayed into an alternative universe, quite a dystopian one where anything could happen. Life imitating art, but the plot's implausible. I'd never have got away with writing it as fiction.

  3. I've now read this book and it's great.

    1. Thank you Anna! And your comment reminded me to update the cover.