my life I’ve worked to be simple, but I can’t pretend anymore. Nothing about me
In the year 2050, a secret government study nicknamed Operation
Source Code injects eight volunteers with a retrovirus. The goal?
To abate the energy crisis by reprogramming human DNA to power
personal electronic devices. The experiment works but with
Seventeen years later, Lydia Troyer is far from concerned with the energy
crisis. Growing up in the isolated community of Hemlock Hollow, life
hasn’t changed much since 1698 when her Amish ancestors came to America.
She milks her cow by hand, makes fresh bread every morning, and hopes
to be courted by Jeremiah, the boy who’s been her best friend since she
But when Lydia’s father has a stroke and is taken to the outside world for
medical treatment, Lydia and Jeremiah leave home to visit him.
An ordinary light switch thrusts Lydia into a new world where energy is
a coveted commodity and her own personal history makes her the
most sought-after weapon on the planet.
Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series and variety of short
fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal stories, loves old
cemeteries, and enjoys a good ghost tour. She lives in central Illinois
with her husband, two children, and one very demanding guinea pig.