Ember is a Rifter. Operating out of a multi-story underground bunker and guided by their ghost of Nikola Tesla, she and her fellow-Rifters — with no memory of their personal pasts — travel through time, backward and forward, protecting the integrity of the timestream.
Lex is a Hollow. With the assistance of a mysterious person inhabiting a deep sea diver’s suit full of exotic black fluid, the Hollows (also memoryless) travel forward and backward in time attempting to change the events of history.
But after Lex’s girlfriend dies on a mission, he goes rogue and breaks into the Rifters’ headquarters. He’s after Tesla technology that he thinks will help him bring back his lost love, but he finds much bigger things instead: his memories; and with those an understand of what’s going on that gives him a new sense of purpose; and a new ally, in Ember.
EXTRACTED is fun time-travel adventure fiction for teens. It’s science fiction with a steampunk feel. It’s got fun history tie-ins — not only Tesla, but the “lost Imperials” of the series title, who are the Romanovs. EXTRACTED is romantic while being appropriate for readers of any age. It’s got a roundhouse kicks-and-wisecracks formula that puts it into a charming space somewhere between BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and QUANTUM LEAP. You know, for kids.