Hello my dear readers! Well, I’m celebrating my second of three book birthdays this month. Never Gonna Say Goodbye, the third story in The Underground series, released one year ago today. It is an M/M dystopian romance that was named Best Science Fiction/Futuristic Book in LR Cafe’s Best of 2013 Awards.
Never Gonna Say Goodbye reveals what happens when The Underground rebels finally attack Planet Core, but is also a love story between the leader of The Underground, Will Garrison, and Tim Harris, a doctor for Planet Core.
Here’s a little bit about the story, followed by an excerpt. Enjoy!
~ About Never Gonna Say Goodbye ~
Rebels, former Planet Core employees, have banded together in The Underground. They fight against the policies of the corporation that owns the lease on their lives. They will have their freedom or they will die trying.
The rebellion is stirring…
Will Garrison leads the fight against the control of the corporation—he wants his people to have their rights to live and love back. Reunited with his lover, former Planet Core medic Tim Harris, the men disagree on how to take down the corporation.
And the desire for freedom…
Tim’s plan requires that he provide a distraction while Will leads The Underground’s forces in a lightning raid, but who can Will trust when he’s already been betrayed once?
May cost these men everything…
Timing is everything, because if either fails The Underground may be crushed under the weight of Planet Core once and for all.
Set-up: While The Underground did attack Planet Core, things didn’t exactly go as planned. This excerpt is in Brook’s POV, whom we meet at the end of Never Gonna Let You Go, and who is a main character in Never Gonna Desert You.
The sounds of the bustling city had been silenced. Dirt hung in the air like a thick fog, blocking her view. She crept toward the main street, one hand in front of her, unsure if anyone followed.
Step by measured step, she continued, fearing what she would find. Her stomach twisted. But she continued, determination to find Garrison steeling her nerves.
The air grew clearer, dust blanketing the ground. She turned around to see if anyone had followed. They had. Not just the first five, but several others, using their own clothing to cover their mouths.
Time to test the air. She lowered her cloth and drew in a deep breath. Not perfect, but she needed both hands for the search ahead.
She handed the key to Cherie, behind her, the one face she knew by name. “This will get you into all of the buildings. Find any survivors, treat them, and take them back underground.”
The woman nodded.
Brook glanced at the rest of her followers. “I need three people with me. Everyone else is to help Cherie.”
Spinning on her heel, she took a couple steps forward, staring toward what was once Planet Core. The former grand structure, visible from miles away, now resembled a smoking heap of twisted metal. Crumbled rock and concrete filled the glide tunnel, the only way to and from the complex. Or so she’d believed until Harris had revealed the other entrance. But which way would Garrison have come. She whimpered. Where is he?
“There!” A man stood beside her. One of her team members. Cherie’s son. “I see a hand.”
Her heart raced. Could it be Garrison? Brook glanced in the direction he pointed, right in the middle of the rubble. Yet, she couldn’t see anything.
All three men rushed forward and heaved away boulders and other debris.
“It’s him. It’s Garrison.”
Racing to catch up, Brook felt tears streaming down her face. She’d thought she’d lost him forever.