Book Release! Bad Bloods: July Thunder

10 Apr

Bad Bloods: July Thunder released today!  

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I hope you enjoy the latest addition to the Bad Bloods universe! As the author, I can tell you that you will meet TONS of new bad bloods. (My personal favorite is Skeleton. He was born a healthy baby boy, but he is slowly turning into a skeleton over time, defying all science along the way. He even emits a poisonous gas.) You will also see some of your favorite characters from the first duology in a new light. Because Violet and Caleb tell this duology, you might see…other sides to people you didn’t see before. Old questions will be answered as well. Ever wonder what happened to Robert? Or did you want to see how the people of Vendona transitioned under a new president? Those questions will be explored (and new ones will come up). Explore sections of Vendona never seen before, including Eastern Vendona, which has the sunken bay. And the characters will finally step into the Pits again.

Keep reading for prizes, an exclusive excerpt, and extras!

Bad Bloods: July Thunder

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Fourteen-year-old Violet has been called many things: a bad blood, a survivor, an immortal…now she has a new name—citizen. But adjusting to a lawful life is not easy, especially when she must live under the rule of the same officers who justified the killings of her flock only eight months earlier.
Segregation of bad bloods and humans is still in effect, and rebellious Violet steps into a school where she is not allowed. When the police get involved, things deteriorate quickly, sparking a new revolution at the wall separating the Highlands from the outskirts.
That’s when Caleb steps in. He might appear to be an average sixteen-year-old bad blood, but he has secrets, and Violet is determined to figure them out. Caleb knows who’s attacking the wall and why, but his true identity remains a mystery—and how he relates to Violet could shake the threatened city to its very core.
Together or not, a storm will form, a rally will start, and shocking truths will be revealed.

Exclusive Excerpt

While the Northern Flock had to be quiet to survive, the herd played music in order to live.

Caleb’s hand found mine. “Dance with me?” he asked, but I hated my answer.

“I can’t.” My confession came with my wrecked knee. With one gesture, Caleb seemed to understand, but as he turned his eyes to his herd—to Britney prancing around with Plato, to Kat covering her ears, to Yasir holding Hanna with his protective gloves between them—Caleb pulled me up to my feet.

“Let me do it for you,” he said, and then, he lifted me up and placed me on the tops of his boots.

As he swayed, I saw the sunburn on the tops of his cheeks, the sand in his hair, the sea salt on his skin. Then, his chapped lips as he managed a shaky smile. For once, Caleb looked disheveled, and I had never liked him more.

“That’s some crew you have,” he said, but I hadn’t noticed anyone else in the world around us until he spun.

Life-sized shadows—dozens of them—danced all around us, and I recognized their shapes as people I would always know. Blake and his teddy bear. Floyd’s stretched limbs, and Ami’s swinging braids. Even Adam’s speed.

Alive or dead, the shadows of every member of my own flock joined in on the dance of a herd, and my heart fluttered at the sight.

Losing control had never felt so great.

Neither had a storm descending down upon us.

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 EXTRAS & PRIZES

Enter to win a Clean Teen Mystery Box, including paperbacks, here

Love bad bloods? Check out the inspiration board on Pinterest to meet lookalike characters and scenic areas.   

FUN FACT: Violet might be the main character in this duology, but she was just a side character in the first duology. She also has a prequel story on Wattpad. Be sure to read her origin story if you haven’t already. She’s also related to The Timely Death Trilogy, and I hope you enjoy that connection!

On top of that, Bad Bloods: July Lightning releases May 1! So there’s practically no waiting to finish this series. If you read, please leave a review. (And if you want me to share your review, send it to shannonathompson@aol.com). I love sharing your reviews! (And I love hearing what you’d like to see in the next duology.) Little authors like me depend on your support, so I greatly appreciate every minute you take to share, read, and review.

Keep on being you.

~SAT

P.S. Check out my latest YouTube video, Bad Bloods Book Release Bloppers in which I make a fool of myself trying to thank everyone for reading Bad Bloods: July Thunder.

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17 Responses to “Book Release! Bad Bloods: July Thunder”

  1. Susannah Ailene Martin April 10, 2017 at 8:44 am #

    Congratulations! Also, the bloopers were super funny. I totally feel for you on the lighting issue. Part of the reason that I don’t do a lot of video podcast episodes is because I hate dealing with the lighting. That, and audio is a lot easier to edit.

    • Shannon A Thompson April 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

      Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed the video, too. Lighting is SO hard! I have major respect for regular YouTubers. I just…UGH. I’m a mess when I make them. lol
      ~SAT

  2. debyfredericks April 10, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Book time — oh yeah!

  3. My Books-My World April 11, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    This is a beautiful cover and I’m so exciting to read this book!!!

    • Shannon A Thompson April 11, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

      So glad you love the cover. 😀 I hope you enjoy the read. If you write a review, you can send it to shannonathompson@aol.com, and I will share it around. 🙂
      Happy reading!
      ~SAT

      • My Books-My World April 11, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

        Thank you. Will definitely do. So glad to see a new book love!! Congrats ❤️

      • Shannon A Thompson April 11, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

        Thank you. ❤
        ~SAT

  4. hillenbrandfamily April 11, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    Well, this is intriguing! I can’t wait to find out what “bad bloods” actually are!

    • hillenbrandfamily April 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

      You are a new author to me.

      • Shannon A Thompson April 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

        Well, hey there. 😀 Bad Bloods is a young adult fantasy dystopian series. The first book, November Rain, is currently free.

        Bad Bloods in 35 words or less: 17-year-old Serena is the only bad blood to escape execution. Now symbolized for an election, she must prove her people are human despite hindering abilities before everyone is killed and a city is destroyed.

        Hindering abilities basically means they have superpowers, but their powers come with consequences. And since this is a generational duology series, that means every two books are told by new characters and focus on new political changes. I hope you check it out. 😀 July Thunder is book 3. I’ll put more info on book 1 below.

        FREE: BAD BLOODS: NOVEMBER RAIN
        Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/BadBloodsNRAmazon
        Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/BadBloodsNRNook
        iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/BadBloodsNRiBooks
        Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/BadBloodsNRKobo

        I also have a paranormal romance trilogy out, if you like that genre.
        Happy reading!
        ~SAT

  5. hillenbrandfamily April 12, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

    Hi! I do like paranormal romance, but I have to be careful, because I don’t want to read described sex, which most of them have. Thanks for telling me about your series, I’m definitely adding it to my tbr list! 😊

    • Shannon A Thompson April 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

      I understand! There’s actually no sex in that trilogy. It’s very clean. 🙂 Hope that helps! Happy reading!
      ~SAT

      • hillenbrandfamily April 12, 2017 at 11:19 pm #

        Sounds awesome! I’ll look into it. 🙂

  6. adeleulnais April 13, 2017 at 4:52 am #

    Reblogged this on firefly465.

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