Have you ever heard of the genre cattlepunk?
If you said no, you’re not alone! I only heard about it recently through friend and author RJ Conte. However, if you’re curious as to what the genre entails, I’m excited that not only will I be able to try it out for the first time, but you can too!
Today is the exciting cover reveal of her newest short story, Artificial Love, a story that is indeed cattlepunk. Check it out below and preorder your copy!
Deep in the heart of the wild west, rebel marauders are drawing out a bloody civil war that no side can win. Many ranchers, including Lisbeth’s father die trying to save their farms, leaving their women to fight to keep their land and stay alive.
When Lisbeth and her mousy younger sister Ruth come face to face with the uncouth land pirates who seize their farm as a scouting base, they only have one plan to protect their virtue: pretend to be commonplace, advanced domestic robots. Suppressing their fears, enslaved to the ruffians, the two young women are determined to convince the men they’re not human.
Their plan hits a snag when they meet Dane: a gorgeous prisoner-of-war who has a secret belief that robots can become sentient and develop emotions on their own… and he’s determined to use Lisbeth as proof.
Can the sisters keep up their ruse and survive?
For fans of The Twilight Zone meets Gone with the Wind and Magnificent Seven
Release Date: March 5, 2019
About the Author
RJ Conte has kissed only one boy in her entire life – and she married him – inspiring her to write about sweet or powerful love stories ever since. She writes issue-driven fiction that explores human nature and the depths of the soul while pointing readers to their Creator.
She writes a blog on parenting, publishing, painting, and perorating at http://blonderj.wordpress.com/