Book Blog Tour: M/M/M ~ I am Hope by Evelyn Shepherd ~ (Excerpt, Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)
Series: The Meteora Trilogy
Author: Evelyn Shepherd
Publisher: Loose Id Publication
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Length: 70,000 words
Release Date: September 8, 2015
The undead were only the beginning.
The undead were only the beginning.
Topher, Jesse, and Sawyer thought their greatest threat were the Infected and Mutated that roam the world. As they struggle to reach the camp in Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina, they soon discover that the monstrous mutations of the undead are the least of their problems. Something else, something far more intelligent and lethal, is hunting them.
Topher knows that the only way humanity will survive is to find a cure for the strange infection that’s ravaged the world. He’s on the brink of discovering it; but the further his research goes, the more he realizes that curing the world of the infection may mean losing Sawyer.
The three will fight to stay together, and Topher will have to make the ultimate choice: cure the world or save his lover?
A scream broke through my dream. I groggily rolled over and burrowed into Sawyer’s chest. He mumbled something against the top of my head. Sleep lapped at my mind, holding me down. I dreamed of pleasant emptiness; I was in a void, where my brain could shut down. Warmth surrounded me, lulling me into a deeper slumber.
Another scream, louder. I opened my eyes, staring at Sawyer’s chest. Why was there screaming? Something was wrong. Something was horribly wrong.
“Jesse!” Chloe banged on the bifold bedroom door. “Get out here!”
Jesse jolted out of bed. He grabbed his pants and hastily pulled them on. As he jammed his feet into his boots, he ordered, “Get dressed.”
“What’s going on?” Sawyer asked. He climbed over the bed and found his own clothes.
I knuckled the sleep from my eyes and hurriedly dressed. Jesse was out the door by the time I pulled my shirt on. I followed him into the main compartment, Sawyer behind me. Rio sat on the couch next to Jaden, who was curled up with his blanket. On the table was a camping lamp, which filled the RV with yellow light.
“What’s going on?” I asked, straightening my shirt.
“Something is going down with Jane,” Rio said. “I heard it out in the truck.”
I looked up from the microscope as Dr. Singh walked into the lab. She wore a pair of neatly pressed black dress pants and a white blouse that was open at the collar. “Hey, what’s up?” I asked, swiveling around on my stool.
“I was checking to see how things were going,” she said, her gaze flicking over to the microscope on the counter.
I’d made no progress. I considered lying. I didn’t want to risk her seeing my efforts as a waste and revoking my ability to use the lab, but at the same time, I had no clue where I was going or what I was doing. Without a sample of the virus, I only had human blood samples, and while I was able to compare the differences, it did nothing for unlocking the answer. It felt like I’d been beating my head against a wall for the past hour.
“Not good?” she asked with a sympathetic smile.
“Is it that obvious?”
“Well, you have the same look I get when I hit a block. It’s like a constipated pit bull.”
“Oh, well, if I only look like a constipated pit bull. No big, I guess,” I said a bit more acridly than I meant to.
Evelyn Shepherd lives in Columbus, Ohio with two fat cats. Her time is split between writing and running a book/writing blog. She’s the author of the Theo Bourne Series, the best-selling Last Canticle, and the award-winning Meteora Trilogy.
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