When I saw Rescate, New Mexico in the post I was wondering what part of the state I live in is this county located. As I read on I realized that this was a fictional town concocted in the fabulous mind of author Krys Fenner
Anyway the town sounds lovely, maybe I’ll pay a visit to it via the books. In the meantime, enjoy the imagery of this beautiful fictional town.
In case you’ve tried looking, search the map and the state of New Mexico all you want. You won’t find Rescate County or the three towns it incorporates on any map. Nautica Valley, Desemper Ridge and Amorte Cliffstone don’t exist. For the things I had planned, I decided my own town would work best. So I created Rescate County and like my characters, I gave it life.
The basic set-up is that you have downtown, which is full of a multitude of places all that are in walking distance of one another. The entire downtown can be walked in less than thirty minutes without stopping anywhere. Now, downtown is the center hub of all three towns. Each town has their own… standard.
Amorte Cliffstone consists of three and four story homes that are more forts, castles and mansions than anything else. Those with a little bit more money live and work in this area (i.e. Mike Winzer II, David and Heather Warren). Mapleton High School and Reddington Heights, a girls only school, are located here. Cliffstone Catholic Church is the town church.
The middle class or those who are well-off with one and two story homes are more likely to live and work in Nautica Valley (i.e. Bella Kynaston, Jeremiah and Amanda Detrone). This happens to be the largest of the three towns. Both the police station and juvenile detention center are located here. Jackson Heights is the primary high school and their local church is UC Baptist.
Lastly, there is Desemper Ridge. It’s an area of poverty and high crime. A place where a person’s house can be behind a convenience store (i.e. Cristobal and Gervasio Rodriguez). Things look a little more run-down. Blanding Wood is the high school in their part of town with Desemper Fellowship as the local church. Factories and abandoned warehouses can be found in this area.
As each new book in the series comes out, a little bit more will be revealed about each part of Rescate County.
Punished (Dark Road Series, #2) by Krys Fenner
Publication date: Late June, 2015
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Young Adult
Hope springs eternal for everyone except Bella Kynaston. She survived the rape, but making it through the trial is another deal all together. As lies come forward, more questions arise leaving Bella to suffer more punishment than she believed she deserved. Sometimes ending it all seems like the only answer. Will she find the peace she so desperately seeks if the pain permanently ended?
Jeremiah believed he’d done the right thing, even if the timing hadn’t been ideal. The only way to protect Bella was if he stayed out of her life. Or so he thought. When Bella starts dating David, Jeremiah thinks David could save her. As it turns out, things progressively get worse. Could Jeremiah be the solution? If so, can he get to her in time? Or will he suffer the worst punishment of his life and lose her forever?
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About the Author
At the age of 16, Krys Fenner fell in love with Psychology and Creative Writing. At that time she wrote her first short story dealing with sexual abuse and forgiveness. Psychological issues in her family filled her with the desire to help others using her own experiences. So in 2004, she earned an Associate of Arts in Psychology. And while her sister is the one with dreams of becoming a Psychologist, Krys Fenner returned to Creative Writing. She is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts and plans to continue on to a Masters degree, where she can major in her first love (Creative Writing) and minor in her second (Psychology).