I don’t know about you, but this week flew by for me. I was constantly busy, but still didn’t accomplish everything I’d planned. Anyhoo, it’s Friday, so that means another excerpt from The Insurgent! Release day is next week, and it’s really crept up on me. Today’s snippet is from Asher’s perspective. He’s in his private room in The Colony, and let’s just say things aren’t going his way. Everything and everyone he cares about have been ripped away. In a burst of anger, he’s trashed his room.
My legs collapsed, and I fell to my knees. The throbbing in my head hammered against my skull. Like my brain was trying to force its way out somehow. It was agonizing, and my stomach twisted with nausea. My lungs heaved, still short of oxygen. I crawled over to what was left of the mattress and rolled onto it.
Clutching my head, I searched the room for the source of the voice. I still couldn’t see. Someone could have easily slipped in while I destroyed the room.
Give me control.
So close. It was so close. But where?
End your pain.
In my head. The voice echoed in my head.
It was him. A36.
Through the crushing agony I gritted my teeth and struggled to force the word through my lips.
But I felt him clawing his way out, inch by inch from the deep abyss inside me where I’d kept him imprisoned for my own sanity and the safety of others.
You have nothing left.
I squeezed my eyes shut and shook my head. But he spoke the truth. All that held me together were the scars of everything I’d lost. Everyone I’d ever loved.
And scars could be easily ripped open.
To preorder, go HERE. The Insurgent is also available for request on NetGalley through May 30th. As a heads up, Subject A36 (The Colony #1) will be on sale for $0.99 May 25th through May 27th, so if you haven’t had a chance to read it, here’s your opportunity to get started!