New in paperback! A science fiction tale of survival full of action, adventure, and intrigue. Perfect for fans of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's The Memory of After.Some people want to save the world. Seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to stay alive long enough to escape it. Now that the sun's become a "red giant," burning out far faster than scientists could ever have predicted, Earth is barely habitable and almost everyone is gone.Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora's only comforts are her dreams of a planet with a plentiful water supply and the bio-energetic weapons her father lost his life for. The ones that only she can fire.When family friend Markus arrives with mercenaries to take her weapons by force, Tora must decide if trading the guns for safe passage to a new livable planet is worth the price of betraying her father's wishes. But when she discovers the government's true motives, her bargaining chip may be nothing more than smoke.Burn Out combines high-stakes action, adventure, and a hint of romance in a thrilling science fiction debut.Also available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-60684-479-3) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-60684-480-9) editions.