Time Trap: Red Moon young adult, science fiction trilogy book 1

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Micah Caida

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In an Isaac Asimov meets Hunger Games story, a teen with no memory wakes in Albuquerque, a world that is not hers, and unintentionally opens a portal to a deadly place a hundred years in the future harboring a secret on track to destroy this current day world.


Young Adult,Sci-fi,Fantasy,Adventure,Action,Apocalyptic

Short Summary

Rayen wakes in a desert with no memory of her past and a predatory sentient beast appearing at the same moment. She escapes it only to be captured and taken to a strange institute where a power manifests in her hands, opening a portal, sucking her through space and time to the future.

Rayen and teens from the future solve a prophecy tied to an ancient computer developed as sentient technology to save the world and send everyone home, except Rayen who discovers her true identity. In the end, the world is in balance for now and teens are changed by the outcome.


Albuquerque, artificial planet in future; earth in future

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return,Quest,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Rayen

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Modest, Badass, Desperate, Decisive, Honorable, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Perseverance, Underdog, Empathetic,Complex,Empathetic,Heroic,Underdog,Selfless,Skillful,Leader,Honorable,Desperate,Romantic,Adventurous,Badass,Faithful,Modest,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Tony

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Outspoken, Visionary, Confident, Educated, Aggressive, Decisive, Sarcastic, Blunt, Skillful, Unapologetic,Charming,Decisive,Engaging,Educated,Honorable,Blunt,Sarcastic,Faithful,Masculine,Funny,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Callan of the Warrior House in the future

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Faithful, Empathetic, Honorable, Sarcastic, Educated, Visionary, Charming, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Outspoken, Secretive, Selfless,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Faithful,Honorable,Adventurous,Selfless,Outspoken,Badass,Aggressive,Decisive,Heartthrob,Heroic,Leader,Masculine,Skillful,Secretive,Seductive,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Gabby Lin

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Decisive, Honorable, Romantic, Selfless, Empathetic, Skillful, Badass, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Leader, Strong Moral Code,Empathetic,Honorable,Selfless,Charming,Clumsy,Engaging,Faithful,Underdog,Confident,Outspoken,Funny,Visionary,Sarcastic

Development Pitch

We (both collaborators) see this as a 3-part movie series, but we're working on new stories that will spinoff from this trilogy, which might be viable for a tv series. Every book in the trilogy continues to up the stakes and develop the arcs of all character from Rayen to the antagonist (villain on future planet). The story is built like a thriller with a powerful ending to tie up the entire series, because that's how we write our individual books. This trilogy has been touted by adults as something they wished they'd read as a teen and enjoyed by all ages. We really didn't know we had something for a universal audience until we started hearing from kids as young as an 11 year old boy to adults in their late 30s, 40s, 50s and a 60 year old couple who wrote us. No one reads Time Trap without reading all of them and many write us asking about future stories in this world. Even though we each started out published in New York with our individual books, The Red Moon trilogy is the only young adult we've ever written. The strange idea came to us while brainstorming and we wanted to write it, but knew it would only work as young adult. Thank you for this opportunity to present our trilogy.

About The Author

USA Today bestseller Micah Caida is a melding of the two voices, two personalities and two minds of USA Today bestseller Mary Buckham and New York Times bestseller Dianna Love, which often turns up the strangest ideas. While creating the Red Moon trilogy, they hit upon a very unusual “what if” that exploded into an epic story filled with everyday teens facing impossible odds, but are the only ones who can save the world from itself. For more on Micah visit MicahCaida.com

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Silver Hawk Press LLC

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available