Olivia Mayfield has been an unabashed fan of romance since she was a young teen, secretly devouring her momâ€™s Harlequins. She has a bachelorâ€™s degree in Creative Writing, as well as a Masterâ€™s degree in English, and lives with her family in Ohio. In her free time, she loves reading, shopping, wearing absurdly high-heeled boots, cheesecake, singing karaoke, and harassing her friends.
TEN DAYS is a New Adult/YA crossover romance novel, based on the sci-fi short story â€œThe Machine Stopsâ€ by E.M. Forster.Nineteen-year-old Cally isnâ€™t like the others. In her society, the Machine caters to every whim, ensuring people donâ€™t have to leave their pods. But Cally and her best friend Marshal find themselves drawn to how things used to be, when people lived on the surface of the earth and relied upon manpower, not technology. When physical contact wasnâ€™t uncivilized, and love was normal, acceptable, embraced. Cally tries to swallow down her increasing dissatisfaction with the â€œrules,â€ as well as her rapidly developing feelings for Marshal, a task getting harder each day.Then, things start going downhill, fast. Food is spoiled. Air grows musty. The population panics about the dysfunctionâ€“is it sabotage? Anarchy? But Cally and Marshal discover the truth: The Machine, the answer to all their problems for longer than anyone can remember, is breaking down. Now, these two have to risk it all to save themselves and the people they care aboutâ€¦before their entire world destroys itself.