The Charge

The Charge

by Sharon Bayliss




When King of the Texas Empire kidnaps Warren's brother, Warren embarks into a still Wild West to save him. On his journey, he makes a discovery that changes his life forever-he and his brother are long-lost members of the Texas royal family and the King wants them both dead.

He gets help from an activist Texan named Lena, who's itching to take on the King and happens to be a beautiful firecracker Warren can't stay away from. Convincing her he's not one of the bad guys becomes harder when a mysterious energy stirs in his body, turning his brain into a hive of emotions and memories-not all his own.

A legacy of violence is not all he inherited from the brutal Kings of Texas. The myth that the royal family possesses supernatural powers may not be myth at all.

Gone are the days when choosing a major was a big deal. Now Warren must save his brother and choose whether or not to be King, follow a King, or die before he can retire his fake ID.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620072035
Publisher: Whampa, LLC
Publication date: 03/02/2013
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Sharon Bayliss is a native of Austin, Texas and works her day job in the field of social work.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys living in her “happily-ever-after” with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening).

You can connect with Sharon at:

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Relleman More than 1 year ago
What a page turner! It’s a fresh new plot. The Charge is about two different territories one being the United States and Texas Empire. Texas has its own royal family that has a paranormal twist. The United States features a President. The characters find out who they thought they were, was not always who they really are. It all starts when Warren’s brother is kidnapped and he starts the journey that will change his life. I thought it was a fast thrilling read. It is Sci-fi done right! This book was given for an honest review.
Slpa2005 More than 1 year ago
The Charge was an interesting read for me.  It wasn't at all what I expected.  It jumped very quickly into the action of story with one thing happening quickly behind the next.  For several pages I was left wondering if I'd missed something, a prequel or prologue chapter maybe? It's obvious that the author meant to grab the reader as quickly as possible and drag them into this story.  And she succeeded.  Even feeling a little disoriented, I had to keep reading to figure out what exactly was going on.   Somewhere around the halfway point things slowed down...a lot.  I got a little bored for a bit and put the book down.  It wasn't actually boring, it was just less action packed then the beginning.  The author gave me a chance to breathe, and I did, for a few days.  My mind wandered back to the book eventually.  When I did pick it up again, I read right to the last page without even meaning to.  Somehow I was hooked again.  The action and the twists and turns of the story kept pulling me along.  I was a little surprised when I found myself on the last page.  I wanted more.  I'm not sure if this was meant to be the beginning of a series, but there are definitely a lot of loose ends left that seem to indicate a series is in the making.    If there are more books after this, I will most likely read them.  I would have liked to see a little more groundwork laid before jumping into the action and drama, but that's my personal tastes. Overall, job well done.  
YRenee More than 1 year ago
“When King of the Texas Empire kidnaps Warren's brother, Warren embarks into a still Wild West to save him. On his journey, he makes a discovery that changes his life forever-he and his brother are long-lost members of the Texas royal family and the King wants them both dead.” All Warren wants to do is fit in, disappear into the crowd, graduate from college, and have a normal life. While fitting in or disappearing into the crowd is a bit difficult for someone over six foot, with black hair so dark it’s looks blue, Warren owns his differences, and it does help to attract the coeds. Still Warren would be happy just to graduate and live peacefully. But that goal changes for Warren King when he learns his genius younger brother Isaac, is kidnapped. And like all good big brother’s Warren is determined to bring Isaac home, despite his mother’s warning and strong advice to get out of town. What would you do if you came across this sign when leaving Oregon, Warning: This Road Leads To The Texas Empire? Turn Around Now To Remain in The U.S. You’d be curious. You’d keep going, but then you would see this sign: Border Open: Enter At Your Own Risk. Would the hair on the back of your neck stand on end? Would you turn around or would curiosity get the best of you, after all, there’s a rumor you can find anything deviant or aberrant at the local convenience store. For Warren there is no choice, he has to follow the clues to Isaac and it that leads him to the waste land of Texas, so be it. For the reader, you’ll find non-stop action, unique creatures called Caebellum, a possible alien incursion, a touch of romance and an alternative history for Texas and the United States. Sharon Bayliss has masterfully created a new an interesting world, The Texas Empire, and she keeps you on the edge of your seat, I dare you to put the book down before reaching the end.
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kae1972 More than 1 year ago
Loved it! I read the book in one day because I literally couldn't put it down. This alternative history for Texas was intriguing, full of twists, and made me want more. I hope that someday we have a sequel so find out how democracy comes to the Texas Empire.