Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Union by T.H. Hernandez - Blog Tour Excerpt

The Union Synopsis:
After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection known as the Ruins.

Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others.

When she’s kidnapped and taken into the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything she’s ever known, from Bryce, to her family, and even the Union itself.

Now Evan must choose whether to stay with Cyrus, the sexy, resourceful survivor who believes she’s in the Ruins for a reason, or return to the only life she’s ever known. But when she stumbles upon a dangerous plot that threatens both worlds, her decision could tear her apart.

The sun continues its relentless assent, turning the air from blistering to scorching. My muscles scream in protest, cramping my arms and legs. My throat is drier than the ground I stumble across, my stomach has long since given up on food, and I’m scared as hell.

When I reach the top, I pull up in the shade of a large boulder and sit, resting my head on the rock. My eyes close and vivid images bombard me in that place between waking and dreaming.

A rattling sound startles me, and my eyes fly open, scanning the area. A beige snake with black markings is coiled a few feet from me with its head and long neck up.

Neither the snake nor I move as blood rushes through my ears at a manic pace. My brain is encouraging me to run at the same time instinct tells me not to. The snake and I watch each other and the only movement is the snake’s quivering tail.

I blow out a short breath. “I won’t beat you senseless with a rock if you don’t bite me. Deal?”

It doesn’t answer, only flicks that stupid tail the way my sisters’ cats do when they believe they’ve been annoyed beyond reason.

Fighting the urge to bolt, I scoot away from the snake on my hands and feet, crab-style, putting the boulder between us. When I’m on the other side, I scramble up, turn and run, my feet slipping on rocks as I go.

T.H. Hernandez Bio:
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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Blog Tour Schedule:
November 18
Coffee Books & Art         Guest Post
101 Ways to Make Love to a Spoon        Excerpt
Her Book Thoughts                       Review
QueenMarkedBookOblivion       Review
Gaga Over Books                           Review
November 19
KindleObsessed                            Review
Reading Addict                Excerpt
Dirty Laundry Review     Review
Siren's Secret Spot          Excerpt
Sincerely, Annie                             Interview
November 20
mustreadbooksordie     Excerpt
Coffee Books & Art         Guest Post
The Readers Corner       Review
November 21
bookshores                      Review
Typical Distractions        Review
Word to Dreams                           Review
November 22
JeanzBookReadNReview             Dreamcast
Bibliophile Mystery                       Excerpt
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews        Excerpt
People Like Books           Review
November 23
One Last Page Book Blog             Excerpt
Star-Crossed Book Blog               Review
The Caffeinated Booknerd          Excerpt
November 24
Book Reader Chronicles                             Review
Reading Away  The Days             Playlist
November 25
Addicted Souls                Review
November 26
WiLoveBooks                   Excerpt
Tara! Let's Be Happy      Review
November 27
bookshelf dreaming       Review
Contagious Reads           Review
November 28
Ceres books world         Review
Books Need TLC                             Playlist
November 29
Behind Closed Covers    Review
Vera is Reading               Excerpt
November 30
LuLo Fangirl       Review
Book Lovin' Mamas        Review
December 1
Lis les Livres                     Excerpt
Mixed Emotions Book Blog         Interview
Sit Back And Get Cozy    Review
December 2
StarAngels Reviews        Review
Mixed Emotions Book Blog         Excerpt

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