Sunday, January 24, 2016
THE UPRISING ~ T.H. HERNANDEZ --> BLOG TOUR
Recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound, eighteen-year-old Evan Taylor must find a way to stop the Uprising, an underground movement committed to destroying the Union, before her homeland is attacked.
After spending the last four months in the Ruins trying to get back to the only girl he's ever loved, nineteen-year-old Cyrus needs to get past his jealousy over Evan's involvement with Bryce or risk losing her again.
Together, Evan and Cyrus join with their friends to devise a plan to save both the Ruins and the Union, but when the pressure’s on, bickering and infighting threaten to undermine their goals. New information revealing a weakness in the Uprising is uncovered, forcing them to act quickly or risk losing everything.
With the help of old friends and new allies they set out to make history, but it might just take a miracle for everyone to make it out alive.
THE UPRISING is the third book in THE UNION series, a young adult romantic adventure set in the near future.
My eyes open and fading twinkling lights come into focus, dimly illuminating the white walls of our tent. How the hell did I get here? The snoring body next to me doesn’t sound like Rainey. I turn my head to see Colin splayed out beside me.
The last thing I remember was sitting around the bonfire listening to everyone else talk about their plans. Colin must have carried me in here after I fell asleep. The fact that he could drag me to bed without me having any recollection of it is scary as hell.
Cyrus is right, I have no business going out to the Ruins.
I try to clear the static from my brain and remember what was discussed last night before I dozed off. Rainey and Cyrus were leaving early this morning. They’re renting a sailboat to head down to Mexico.
Colin lets out a ripping snore, and I fling my pillow at his head.
“What?” he grumbles, opening one eye to look at me before closing it again.
“Oh, were you sleeping? Sorry.”
He flips me off, which only makes me laugh.
“Are you still mad at me?”
He sighs and rolls over, propping his head up on his forearms. “No. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said what I did. I was frustrated.”
“I’m sorry, too, for being such a pain. And thanks for bringing me in here last night. Scary I slept through it.”
“Wasn’t me. I was gonna wake your ass up and make you walk. Cyrus carried you.”
Cyrus carried me? That simple, yet thoughtful gesture blends with what Lisa said. Maybe he doesn’t hate me. But I hate the way things are between us right now, and I know there’s a very real chance he won’t come back.
Suddenly, I need to see him before he leaves and dash over to the tent he shares with Simon.
Simon’s out cold, but Cyrus’s cot is empty and his duffel bag is gone.
Heart pounding, I turn and race down to the water, hoping to catch them before they sail off.
But they’re gone.
He left without saying goodbye.
I slump down to the sand and pull my legs to my chest, wrapping my arms around them.
Things are so awful between us now. He has to come back.
I need to tell him how much I love him.
When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction. I love the intensity of teen emotions and the way they're still figuring out life.
When I'm not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I'm obsessed with Facebook, young adult novels, bad lip reading videos, pumpkin spice lattes, microbrewed beers, and the San Diego Chargers.
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The Ruins: Goodreads | Amazon
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