In the aftermath of a savage civil war, Carlen is sentenced to life imprisonment in the metropolis penitentiary, Newcity. Like those around her, she is a citizen with too many past lives. When she is seized by the tyrannical overlord of Newcity, Carlen must determine what can be revealed and what must be withheld from this charismatic captor who would steal her secrets and the last shreds of her decency. Confounded by the brutal intimacy in which he envelopes her, Carlen struggles to comprehend the motives behind her bondage. The answer will drive her to the edge of insanity where Carlen must face her destiny and the ultimate meaning of .WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT - ADULTS 18+ ONLY:This book contains explicit adult subject matter and is not intended for readers under the age of eighteen. The text contains strong language and deals with issues of rape, behavior modification, slavery, torture, racism and addiction. All sexually active characters in this work are 18 years of age or older.What Some Readers Have Said About Hardchange:This is one of the most beautifully written and well conceived works that I have had the pleasure to review. The quality of the writing, the metaphor, language, conversation and character development are excellent. In addition, Hardchange offers a compelling, albeit bleak look into the future. The work delves deeply into the psychological drama of Carlens life, grasping at a variety of emotions and moods that are interesting to follow as they unfold. ~ Lizbeth DusseauLoved the book…..Sat up until 4 A.M. reading. Could not put it down! Best new author I have read in a long time. ~ Sandra SabineHardchange grips you from the opening chapter and never loosens its hold until the end of the last paragraph. Even after youve finished, the story will haunt you beyond the pages. Youll want to know what happens next to the acid-tested but still vulnerable Carlen. Well, Ill tell you. Carlen comes so alive youre not surprised at all to find her walking through your front door. ~ William LarsonCover Art & Graphics: Very special thanks to Cal Sharp at Caligraphics for your help, patience and support!