Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Patriots by Will Kane Thompson hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Today I will have info about the book, an excerpt, and giveaway.
Patriots: Book One
by Will Kane Thompson
Release Date: October 18th 2017
Whether they admit it or not, or even realize it, their whole lives have been altered by the events of September 11th, 2001, when they were just kids.
They came to this paradise of a college campus to find freedom, themselves, their future, sex, love, fun, God, intellectual discovery, their creative core … but instead find their world being torn apart again by political divisiveness, extremism, rage.
And now one of them will turn back to the terror of their youth in the hope of finding answers.
The rest will be victims.
“It was hot in the bed when Ryan woke up, Tracy’s right leg still bent around his left. She loved that, sleeping with their legs all intertwined, she facedown, her arm over his chest. He hated it. So many times he’d wake up with an arm in that strange combination of being both numb and sore and trying to pull it out like dead weight from under her shoulders or ribcage. Other girlfriends had liked to cuddle in the beginning, but then retreat to their separate sides. Ryan got that, he missed that, but not Tracy, all night with the touching, the dead-weight arms, the sweaty spots he felt right now in the places their legs still touched. But lying there, hot and uncomfortable, he had to admit it wasn’t the physical stuff at all. Mom had been right. She didn’t like Tracy from the beginning. He should have listened to her. Ryan knew he’d have to be the one to end it. For reasons he didn’t understand, she seemed perfectly content. He should do it soon and get it over with, he thought. Why drag it all out?”
NPR interview in South Florida after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy:
(You can listen to the interview here)
From the interviewer:
“Mass killings on school campuses have, unfortunately, become commonplace in American society. Just a week ago today, a shooter opened fire at a Broward County high school – killing 17 people and injuring another 15. …
Perhaps no recent work of fiction better handles this subject – and all the gray areas in between the nation’s pretty black-and-white divide – than “Patriots” by Will Kane Thompson.”
Blog Tour Schedule:
3 paperback books (international)