Published on January 20th, 2016
Published by Elephantine Publishing
Genre: New Adult Dystopian
In a future ravaged by greed and war, The Domicile has emerged. A new civilization governed by clandestine Elders where citizens are united by white masks and uniform identities. To remove one’s mask, to go outside the Domicile, to show defiance, means being sent to the Meurtre, a horrifying death sentence.
Q437B doesn’t follow the rules. She craves sunlight, dares to love her childhood friend B116A, and–the most forbidden of all–has seen the true face of her beloved beneath his mask.
But when Q becomes an Adulte, The Domicile threatens to take away everything that makes her happy. She is forced to marry an abusive soldier who demands she conform.
Whispers spread about the unconventional lessons she teaches her new students. And when Q openly disobeys the Elders, the people become restless, questioning the truth of the world in the wake of such defiance.
Rumblings of discontent stir as others begin to follow the path toward their freedom. The Revolution has begun, and Q is the spark that ignited the flames.
The Sixth Domicile is book 1 in the Domicile Series, A New Adult dystopian. Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Ally Condie’s Matched series will love The Sixth Domicile.
Genre: New Adult Dystopian
To be released on August 24th, 2016
Q437B was ready to die for the Second Revolution. Then she entered the Meurtre…
Q and B expected death when the Elders ordered their execution. What they discover instead changes everything they thought they knew about their world. Saved by the mercy of the Elders, they awaken in the Vrai Domicile, a mysterious place hidden below the Sixth Domicile housing hundreds of former rebels.
Except these rebels have been brainwashed, conditioned to be blind followers.
Q quickly learns of the Elders’ new plan for her – she is to become their warrior, to reunite the Vrai and Sixth Domiciles with purity, love, and unwavering faith. But to Q, she’ll be undoing everything she and the rebels fought for.
Now Q and B must fight to survive once more, forced to forge new alliances with strangers who promise nothing is as it seems. But surviving comes with a choice – follow the Elders and quash the Revolution, or defy them and free the people, putting B’s and Grandmother’s lives at risk.
In a place where the fire of rebellion is extinguished at every turn, can Q continue to be the spark that fuels the Revolution?
Book 2 in The Sixth Domicile Series by Courtney Ruggles, a 5 star Readers Favorite!
The Sauvage Domicile (book #3) by Courtney Ruggles
Genre: New Adult Dystopian
The Revolution just entered the wild.
Q’s escape from the Vrai Domicile was supposed to be the final spark to ignite the people. But that spark was doused by a sacrifice that threatens to destroy her.
Now Q must forge a new path. Led deep into the woods to find the elusive Transients, she must not only protect those who escaped the Sixth Domicile with her, but also align with Transients who have their own plans of warfare. And their war calls for more death and destruction than Q ever thought possible.
As Q unites both Transient and Domicilian, she quickly realizes that even in the wilderness, no one is free. They must take the fight back to the Domicile. But this war brings with it more secrets, heartbreaking betrayals, and even worse sacrifices, as Q fights to protect her people from Elders who always seem to be one step ahead.
The face of the Revolution has changed. Q has entered the sauvage – a place she isn’t sure she can survive.
Book 3 in the Readers’ Favorite Domicile Series by Courtney Ruggles.
Courtney’s love for writing started pretty much when she learned to read, which her mother would tell you was a feat in itself back when she was in the first grade. Once she aced those flashcards with vocabulary words, Courtney’s writing took off. And her love with it. In school, she was always writing short stories on a word processor (What?? Word processor with floppy disks?). Oh yes, she literally had a card filing case full of floppy disks.
Now getting her Doctorate in social work, she’s used this education to help her write some of the gritty issues entwined in her stories. When Courtney isn’t writing her next book while drinking coffee, you can find her doing homework (drag) with chocolate chip flavored coffee, reading series of books (because school books are only so interesting) while drinking pumpkin flavored coffee, playing with her little boy, or daydreaming of future beach houses while drinking some other scrumptious flavor of coffee.
Read below for an interview with Courtney:
Can you tell us about your newest book, Sauvage Domicile, in 30 words or less?
The Sauvage Domicile picks up where The Vrai Domicile left off. It dives into the wild, the Sauvage, and Q learns she and the Domicilians aren’t the only ones the Elders are trying to control.
What was your favorite scene to write?
Oh, I have a couple! The scene with Chrysanthe giving K706A a show was a fun scene to write and had me giggling almost the entire time. Really, the entire book was fun for me as it took a huge turn and we begin to see Q really grow up into a courageous woman. The characters are definitely unique, like Barrow and Chrysanthe and K706A. I love them all.
What was the hardest scene to edit out?
Thankfully, I didn’t have to edit out any full scenes! So that made me very happy. Before I was finished with the story, the ending changed a few times, but I am very very happy with the final product and wouldn’t change it for anything now.
Will this be the last book in the series or is there more to come?
There will be one more in the series to conclude everything! I’m excited about the conclusion, though I’m not ready to say goodbye officially to Q and B.
What theme song would you give Sauvage Domicile?
Music is my muse when I’m writing, so I have a soundtrack for each book! I can’t pick a theme song but some of these songs I would love on the soundtrack! Run Wild by King & Country, Unstoppable by Sia, Come Back For Me by Jaymes Young, Wolves by Down Like Silver, I Found by Amber Run, You Should Know Where I’m Coming From by Banks are only a few. A couple of those could be on a soundtrack for any of the books in the Domicile Series.
What else are you currently working on?
Right now I am writing Book 4 in The Domicile Series, but I have a couple other WIPs up my sleeve, including a fantasy, a paranormal, and a romantic comedy!
What is currently in your TBR pile?
The Geneva Project Series by Christina Benjamin and The Treemakers Trilogy by Christina Rozelle, plus Kristina Circelli’s paranormal series Take Me Home, and Heather Hildenbrand’s Imitation.