#AmWatching, #SubjectA36 on #NetGalley, #Excerpt

Hubby and I had a fun weekend.  We have friends over every Super Bowl, and it’s always a good time and way too much food.  I didn’t really care about the teams this year, but I always look forward to the commercials.  My favorites this year were the ones featuring Jason Momoa (don’t even remember what he was advertising because I was laughing so much), Sam Elliott for Doritos, and MC Hammer for Cheetos.  I also caught a little of the kitten bowl – so much cuteness!  I’d adopt every one of them if I could.

Friday night, we watched Rambo: Last Blood.  Unless you’re a Rambo fanatic or just want to see what becomes of the guy at the end of the series, don’t bother.  Basically, bad things happen, Rambo goes after the guys, lures them back to his home turf, and then it plays out like Home Alone, only with a much higher body count.  Still, Stallone moves pretty well for a 73-year-old.

Subject A36 is on NetGalley!  To all you bloggers and reviewers, if you have a NetGalley account and would like to read and review it, email me at tpolen6@gmail.com and I’ll send you the widget to download the book.

Now for another excerpt!  In this scene, Asher and Brynn are in the middle of a rescue mission and encounter two guards.  Asher has already taken care of his and turns to watch Brynn.

The guard spun around to face her, as his hand reached for the gun holstered at his side.  But before he could draw the weapon, she took a running leap and used his thigh as a springboard to propel herself up.  She hooked her right leg around his neck then used her momentum to take them both to the ground.  With his air supply cut off, he was unconscious in seconds. 

She was so graceful – it was like watching a deadly ballet.

“Very nice.”

“He went down quicker than you.”

Brynn had practiced the move on me over the past few weeks, wrapping her legs around my neck dozens, possibly hundreds of times.

I grinned.  “Maybe I enjoyed it more.”

She smirked in reply.


Images from Subject A36 (The Colony Series #1) #teaser #YA #scifi #dystopian

Below are some images, courtesy of Unsplash.com, that display the world of Subject A36.  I love it when I come across a picture that completely encompasses the setting as I imagined it for so long in my mind.  I try to collect them before and during the writing process to inspire me.

Starting in the upper left hand corner and moving clockwise, the first picture represents a long hallway in one of the many harvest centers the Insurgents infiltrate to rescue hostages taken against their will by Colony soldiers.  Without the Insurgents, these hostages would die a painful death when coveted genes are stripped from their body.

The next image is the abandoned warehouse that serves as the home for this particular sector of Insurgents.  Staying hidden from The Colony is crucial.  Fortunately, one of the Insurgents is a tech genius who’s come up with a way to evade radar detection.  It’s not much to look at, but for them, it’s home.

Just from the description, you know that scientific labs play an important part in this story.  For some characters, it’s a bigger part of their life than they’d ever imagined.

The bottom left image represents my main charater, Asher, and his team made up of his girlfriend Brynn, Oz, and Paige.  Rescuing hostages and battling Colony soldiers is a deadly business, and the team members trust each other with their lives.

Hope you enjoyed a peek into the world of Subject A36.  Next week I’ll introduce you to some of the characters.  Amazon now has both the ebook and paperback preorders linked HERE.

If genetic engineering could guarantee you and your family perfect health and unparalleled beauty, would you pay top dollar for it? Would you kill for it?

Residents of the Colony would. And do.

Only the Insurgents can stop them.

Seventeen-year-old Asher Solomon is a premier operative with the Insurgents. He and his team have rescued countless hostages, saving them from painful deaths in Colony labs as desirable genetic traits are stripped from their bodies.

He’s also suffered more losses than anyone should have to.

Then Asher gets intel that might give his people the upper hand. The Colony is searching for Subject A36. If the Insurgents determine the subject’s identity first, they might be able to turn the tide of the war.

Asher and his team embark on their riskiest mission ever, and the stakes have never been higher. But even if he survives the physical dangers, the devastating secrets he uncovers might destroy him.