“Wasteland by Kristin Keppler and Allisa Bahney is the gritty kind of dystopian novel, with the tenacious, imperfect, and badass kind of heroines that melt me faster than a popsicle at noon in Death Valley.” - The Lesbian Review
Allisa grew up in a small town that’s buried in the cornfields of Iowa. She works in education and has a Master of Science degree in effective teaching with minors in creative writing and film studies. Allisa spends her free time coaching middle school volleyball, binge watching TV shows, writing, playing with her children, and entertaining her wife. She loves to travel and misses her dog literally every minute she’s not with her. The Badlands Series is her debut as a published author.
Kristin was born and raised in the DC metro area. A lifelong sci-fi and film nerd with a degree in Production Technology, she owns a small media production company that endeavors to help other small businesses succeed. Kristin spends the majority of her free time helping her husband wrangle their two young sons and dogs. Any additional free time is devoted to writing, gaming, and cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies.
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Book One in The Badlands Series
Danielle Clark is done with the Resistance. After years of leading a relentless charge against the National Armed Forces, she has nothing left to give. Her brother Lucas in tow, Dani leaves the frontlines for the solitude of the wastelands, content to start a new life as a scavenger. Dani thought she’d finally found peace until the General’s daughter, Katelyn Turner, shows up on her doorstep and brings the fight right back to her.
Now Dani has to decide what to do about Kate, ranking member of the NAF, a once-sworn enemy… and a woman she can’t keep out of her head. The growing spark of attraction forces Dani into an impossible choice between her newfound life and Kate's fate. She must act quickly or risk losing everything.
The battle for the wastelands continues as Dani and Kate struggle to find common ground.
As White River burns, Danielle Clark wants revenge. She rejoins the Resistance, only this time, her friends are by her side. With Simon now in pursuit and her relationship with William wavering, her only hope to stay one step ahead of the fight is to trust her once sworn enemy and the general’s daughter, Katelyn Turner.
Back within the ranks of the National Armed Forces, Kate struggles to understand the push for power and dominance over the wastelands. Her time spent as a prisoner in White River has left her conflicted about her command, and her growing attraction for Dani has awakened a desperate need to protect her from a new lethal force introduced by the general.
Through it all, Danielle and Kate can’t seem to stay away from each other even as the war over the Badlands tests their loyalty to each other and to their people.
Months have passed since General Turner’s attack on Rapid City, and Dani’s group of resistance fighters are still grieving the loss of one of their own. Through tragedy and inner turmoil, Dani and Kate have finally found themselves on the same side of the war and fighting for control of the wasteland.
When the rumor of a traitor among Dani’s inner circle is revealed and information about the past threatens to completely derail Kate, it makes staying hidden from the general and Simon all but impossible.
With the help of an unexpected ally within the National Armed Forces, and a final showdown imminent, Dani and Kate must push past their grief and rely on each other more than ever if they have any chance of a future together.