Sunday, 18 May 2014

Review, Excerpt + #Giveaway: Uprising by Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons #UPRISING

The Dolan Prophecies Series Book #1
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons

Publication Date- April 18th, 2014
Genre- New Adult Dystopian 

The year 2102--the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded. Quietly overthrown, the human race is now enslaved. The majority doesn’t even realize they have no free will. Branded, herded and kept only to further the agendas of the Fae Courts, humanity could be facing extinction.  

But a resistance is coming…  

Fianna Dolan has spent her entire young life preparing herself for an uprising against the Fae. One scorching summer night Fi's parents leave and never return. Thrust into a position of power she never expected, Fi struggles with her new position and the responsibility it entails. When a secretive fae man known only as Flint breaches the city’s defenses claiming he can help, Fi begins to doubt everything she's ever considered truth. As betrayals and deception come to light, will Fi want the answers she’s been seeking, or will trusting Flint lead to her destruction?


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I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. It was filled with adventure and even a bit of romance. I loved the unique combination of Fae fantasy and Dystopian New Adult, with an exciting line up of characters, who were richly developed and well written.

The story was well paced and quite suspenseful. I couldn't wait to burn through the pages to see where it would go, and what other surprises the authors had for me, because this book was filled with twists and turns that kept me enthralled. 

This book filled me with many emotions, and at times I felt my heart shatter, and at times I was filled with an immense amount of joy. Flint was absolutely adorable. There was just no way I couldn't fall in love with his quirkiness and humor. Fianna was kick ass. An amazing, strong female protagonist who strived to protect those she loved above all else, even if at times it felt like she was smothering them. Her heart was in the right place and I couldn't fault her for that. Eir was a bit of a mystery. He has special gifts that seem to put a target on his back, and I'm really looking forward to seeing more of him. I'm also excited to see where things go with him and Lumi. They're obviously connected in a way no one understands yet.

Of course, the book had to end on a huge cliff-hanger that will keep me waiting in anticipation for the next book. I have no doubt it will be as awesome! And I'm looking forward to getting answers to the many questions this book left me with. I cannot wait!!


Once we get inside, I lead the way to what was the petites department back when the store was still doing business. I plan on grabbing what I need first and then heading to the men’s area so Flint can look around and I can pick up Eir’s things. Quick and efficient, I’ve done this many times in my life. Eir and I have been coming on these excursions for years and we are a well-oiled machine. What I didn’t count on was Flint.

     When we were outdoors he was always well outside of my personal space, which is how I like things. For some reason the moment we step inside the store, I can feel him standing just slightly too close for my comfort. Every time I turn or stop, he’s right there; much too close and smirking at me when we almost brush into each other. By the time we get to the department I need, I’m flustered and blushing and I can’t quite put my finger on the exact reason why. I only know he needs to take three giant steps back from me so I can breathe again. I am practically jogging in my effort to keep space between us as I head to the display table of jeans and grab up three pairs in my size. They’ll all be too long, but I learned to hem things a long time ago and at least one pair will be made into shorts. I hear Flint chuckling softly to himself and bite my tongue to keep from asking him what the hell is so damned funny.

     Stretched far beyond the normal parameters of my tolerance,  I grab up an assortment of tank tops and tee shirts and fold them into one of the tote bags without noting anything but their size. I’m about to head to the intimates department when I remember the irksome faery dogging my every step and stop abruptly. Said faery comes to a stop so close behind me that I can feel his breath on the back of my head, and I feel goosebumps break out over my skin. His chuckling has gained volume now, and I whirl around and spit out, “What in the world is so funny?” before I can stop myself.

     He staggers back a couple steps. "I'm sorry, but..." He’s doubled over laughing now as he chokes out, "Considering you're someone who always has her panties in a bunch, I never would have guessed you went commando. That's what's so funny."

     I feel all the blood rush to my face, and for a moment all I can do is sputter incoherently.  Then I manage, “My panties are none of your concern!” and think for a brief second about whacking him with the full tote bag I am clutching in my hand. I would really like to push him down the defunct escalator and watch as he breaks his neck, but instead I stomp to the intimates department, grab a few pairs of the boy shorts I wear and stuff them in my bag. Flint is still doubled over where I left him, chortling at his little joke. My hands are shaking but I breathe deeply and return to him; throwing an empty bag at his arrogant face before saying, “The men’s department is upstairs,” and walking away from him before I give in to my inner urge to kick him in the shins.

About the Authors

Allana Kephart has been making things up and bending people to her will from a very young age.  She loves animals and reading and spends a large amount of time thinking up ways to torment her characters. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Melissa Simmons.


Melissa Simmons is an avid reader who married her soul mate and is the proud mother of a spoiled cat.  She spends her days helping promote independent authors and doing what the voices in her head tell her to. She shares a brain, a love of coffee and the color purple with her alter ego/best friend/co-author, Allana Kephart.



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  1. We're so glad you enjoyed the book!! Thanks very much for hosting us again!!! <3

  2. YAY! <3 So glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for all your help on the tour. <3


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