Ninjas of the 512

A Texas-Sized Satire

Suzie Jimenez is a rabble-rousing Texas history teacher who's always taught her students to fight oppression. Teaching an alternative curriculum that celebrates nonviolent protest, methods of peaceful rebellion and the state's homegrown freedom fighters, Suzie encourages her students to question everything, including unjust state laws. But all of that is about to come to an end, thanks to Governor Nick Harry.

A week before classes resume for the fall, Suzie and the rest of the teachers at Rebel Yell High School are laid off by the Governor's new budget cuts. Harry declares war on the teachers, cutting their jobs and confiscating their paychecks for his Rainy Day Fund. But Suzie won't back down from this fight. Instead of getting mad, she goes rogue.

Joining a rebel band of ninjas Suzie starts a revolution in the state capital of Austin, but quickly discovers she's in over her head. Not only does Governor Harry have a secret weapon, but he's also employed a ship full of pirates to protect him as he launches a campaign for the Presidency! Suzie and the ninjas have to act fast to stop another arrogant Texan from taking the White House, but in the ultimate battle of good versus evil, it's every ninja for himself.

Can one woman beat the system, or will Suzie's ideals betray her?

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"Writing humor is all about knowing when to plant and harvest a joke. It's something that can't be taught. An author either has it or doesn't. Roberts has it in spades." — Benjamin Sobieck, Author of Cleansing Eden and the Maynard Soloman series

"[Ninjas] of the 512 is non-stop swashbuckling and kung-fu grip. It's a carnivalesque melee of sensationalism and violence in the battle between good and evil. Definitely worth a read." — Kris Romaniuk, Amazon reviewer
"Sexy, funny, silly. I read [Ninjas] of the 512 cover-to-cover (if you can do that with an e-book) in one sitting. A sometimes frenetic romp by turns satirical and farcical, it never fails to hold the attention. With more twists and turns than a lower intestine, the overall feel is that of Venture Bros. but with a more satirical edge and that alone should be enough to recommend it." — Shandyowl, Amazon reviewer
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About Laura Roberts

Laura Roberts writes about sex, travel, writing, and ninjas – though not necessarily in that order.

As the author of the “V for Vixen” sex column, Laura began her career chronicling Montrealers’ sexcapades, which are collected together in her book of essays, The Vixen Files. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, she’s also penned Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist, Ninjas of the 512, parts one and two of her serial novel, Naked Montreal, and a wide assortment of erotic Quickies.

Laura is also the founding editor of the literary magazine Black Heart, and can leg-press an average-sized sumo wrestler while sipping her morning coffee. She lives in an Apocalypse-proof bunker in sunny SoCal with her artist husband and their literary kitties, and can be found online at

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