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Book Title: The End Begins

Author Name: Sara Davison

Genre: Dystopian Romantic Suspense

Release Date: July 15, 2024

Which of them is the prisoner and which one is free?

Bookstore owner Meryn O’Reilly and Army Captain Jesse Christensen are on opposite sides of a battle. After a series of terrorist attacks in 2053, martial law has been declared in Canada and the military has taken over. When a radical Christian group claims responsibility, Jesse and his platoon are sent to Meryn’s city to keep an eye on the Christians and ensure they are not stepping outside the confines of the law.

Fiery and quick-tempered, Meryn chafes under the curfew and other restrictions to her freedom. Jesse is equally amused, intrigued, and terrified by her spirit, knowing she could end up in prison if she shows defiance to the wrong soldier, namely Lieutenant Gallagher.

Jesse watches out for Meryn when possible, although she wants nothing to do with him. His worst fears are realized when she commits a crime he cannot protect her from. Now they both face an uncertain future and the very real threat of losing everything, including their lives.

With time running out, Jesse works feverishly to convince the authorities to show leniency—and to convince Meryn that love can overcome any barrier that lies between them.


Book Excerpt

If they were still around, or if Caleb’s wife, Natalie, was alive, maybe he and Caleb would have requested leave this weekend and be about to—

A deafening boom sent his thoughts scattering like the dry leaves shooting out beneath his wheels. The jeep shook as though a 6.0 earthquake had struck the neighborhood. Jesse gripped the wheel with both hands and managed to steer the vehicle toward the curb before bringing it to a shuddering halt. In the rearview mirror, he caught a glimpse of the silver IONIQ veering up over the curb and stopping on the sidewalk, its back half still on the street. What is happening? Debris rained down on him, a glass and metal hailstorm pinging off the sides and back of the open jeep. Jesse ducked, covering his head with both arms until the worst of the deluge had eased.

For a few, terrifying moments, he was back in the Middle East, under fire, covered in blood, and frantically dragging wounded buddies to safety.

Breathe. To push back the rising panic, he called on every strategy he’d honed through years of military-mandated therapy. Think.


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About the Author

Sara Davison is the author of The Night Guardians, The Rose Tattoo, two sparrows for a penny, and In the Shadows series, as well as the standalone, The Watcher. A finalist for more than a dozen national writing awards, including the Christy Award, Davison is a Cascade, Word, and two-time Carol Award winner for romantic suspense. She lives in Ontario with her husband, Michael. Like every good Canadian, she loves coffee, hockey, poutine, and apologizing for no particular reason. Get to know Sara better and subscribe to her short, monthly newsletter at