Monday, May 5, 2014

Blog Tour: Uprising with Special Excerpt & Giveaway

Title- Uprising
Series- The Dolan Prophecies Series Book #1
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Publication Date- April 18th, 2014
Genre- New Adult Dystopian

The year 2102--the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded. Quietly overthrown, the human race is now enslaved. The majority doesn’t even realize they have no free will. Branded, herded and kept only to further the agendas of the Fae Courts, humanity could be facing extinction.

But a resistance is coming…

Fianna Dolan has spent her entire young life preparing herself for an uprising against the Fae. One scorching summer night Fi's parents leave and never return. Thrust into a position of power she never expected, Fi struggles with her new position and the responsibility it entails. When a secretive fae man known only as Flint breaches the city’s defenses claiming he can help, Fi begins to doubt everything she's ever considered truth. As betrayals and deception come to light, will Fi want the answers she’s been seeking, or will trusting Flint lead to her destruction?

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We work quietly together for a little while and then I see Lumi pull a dusty novel out of the box with a risqué looking trio on the cover. A slim, well-curved woman is half-naked and sandwiched between two half-naked, very well-built men. Her eyes are closed and one arm is snaking up to grab the head of the man behind her, who has his hand on her hip. Her other hand is splayed on the chest of the man in front of her, who has his hand on her other hip. I bite my lip to hold in a giggle when I see the title, Her Forbidden Temptation.  

"I sincerely hope this isn’t the instruction manual we’re looking for," Lumi says, snickering.

"Oh my. That would make things a bit more er...interesting, wouldn't it? What does the back say?" I ask, laughing with her.

Lifting the book in front of her to read the back cover, Lumi recites in a husky femme fatale voice, “Eighteen-year-old Savannah St. James is a southern belle with a big problem.  She has always known that she would marry a Delacroix man someday, she just never could decide which one—“

“What’s going on?” breaks in on my giggles and Lumi’s reading of the synopsis of the book. We look up, Lumi still holding the book up, and I see Eir standing there looking shocked, his face and ears turning red as he gets a good look at the book cover. One look at my brother’s face and I start laughing in earnest.  He keeps looking from the book cover to Lumi’s reddening face and then at the floor, and I find myself gasping for breath from laughing so hard.

"Um, we were, uh—“ Lumi shoots me a look of censure and blushes deeply. "We were looking through books and found, um, well,"

“Whose is that?” Eir asks; his face now the color of a brick wall and I break into a new round of giggles. Lumi looks like she’d like to cover her face and glances at me with a look that clearly begs for help.

“I've been finding them all morning. They must have been Gran's!” I gasp out between giggles and pound on the floor a few times, trying to rein in my laughter.

“Gran's???" Eir asks, sounding even more shocked and unable to look at Lumi any longer. He is studying the floor by his feet now.

"Yes, Gran's. Your Gran's, not mine, I don't—I mean—" Lumi growls, color still deepening the red on her cheeks. "I'm gonna shut up now." And I’m laughing again.

Flint comes in behind Eir and slips around him. "What's all the excitement about?" I feel his eyes move over me as I’m practically rolling on the ground at this point, and then he sees what Lumi is holding and he can't seem to form a response for a second. "Um?"

Lumi immediately slam dunks the book back in the box it came from, looking like she’d like to run away, and I decide it’s time to compose myself. “We found a book!” I sputter brilliantly between giggles. I look up to see my brother put his head in his hands. He looks like he, too, would like to flee the library.

"I can see that," Flint says, sounding amused.

Lumi looks embarrassed by the whole situation. "Look — we found book porn in their grandmother’s box of belongings. It is not that big of a deal!"

Allana Kephart has been making things up and bending people to her will from a very young age.  She loves animals and reading and spends a large amount of time thinking up ways to torment her characters. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Melissa Simmons. 
 Melissa Simmons is an avid reader who married her soul mate and is the proud mother of a spoiled cat.  She spends her days helping promote independent authors and doing what the voices in her head tell her to. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Allana Kephart. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour KJ!!!