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Wednesday 5 April 2017

☀ Standing Ground: Under Ground [3] - Alice Rachel

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Standing Ground, a Young Adult Dystopian Romance by (, Alice Rachel, 558 pages).

This is the second full length novel in the Under Ground series. "Under Ground" and "Losing Ground" should be read before "Standing Ground."

Don't miss our interview with author Alice Rachel.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Alice Rachel will be awarding a paperback copy of “Under Ground,” “Losing Ground,” and “Standing Ground” with the new cover, and a $20 Amazon gift to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || Author Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


POV: Thia Clay

When the authorities strike to regain control over the riots in Eboracum City and use drastic measures as retaliation against the civilians, the citizens are forced to fight back to survive.

A virus has spread through the Underground, taking down the refugees one by one, soon contaminating the rebels. If Thia wants to save the ones she loves, she will have to retrieve the cure, quickly. But certain decisions are costly, and not all actions are free of consequences.

The Series: Under Ground

The author pledges to donate 100% of sales revenue from "Terrence: A Short Story" to The Ally Coalition

The series in best read in order.

|| [1] || [0.1] || [0.2] || [0.3] || [1.5] || [2.5] || [0.4] || [0.5] || [0.6] || [0.7] || [0.8] ||

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Under Ground [1]

POV: Thia Clay

Love is a taboo, a mere fantasy—foreign, unreachable, and dangerous.

Born in a society where women have no rights, seventeen-year-old Thia Clay holds little hope for a bright future. When Thia's parents sell her into marriage to elite member William Fox, she slowly gives in to despair. William is nothing but a cruel, selfish young man with no other interest than to serve his own.

Born illegally and forced to hide from the authorities his entire life, nineteen-year-old Chi Richards is an active member of the Underground—a rebellious group seeking to overthrow the government.

Chi only has one goal—to rescue his parents from the work camp they were forced into.

Meeting Thia was never part of the plan, and neither was falling in love with her.

If caught in their forbidden relationship, Thia and Chi could face a death sentence. And when devastating secrets surface from Chi's past, Thia has to rely on her instincts to make a choice that could save her or destroy her forever.

[Published 25 November 2015, 438 pages]

Chi: A Short Story [0.1]

​POV: Chi Richards

Chi never asked to be born second in a family only allowed to have one child. He never wanted to be a burden on his parents. But now his parents and twin brother have been taken away and Chi has to run for his life. Run and hide like he has always done. But Chi is tired of hiding. Now has come the time to fight back.​​

[Published 4 March 2016, 24 pages]

William: A Short Story [0.2]

POV: William Fox ​

What William wants, William takes. He doesn't need to ask for permission. He wasn't raised to accept rejection. And yet, his promised fiancee dares to turn him down and betray him. But William's obsession with her has turned unhealthy at best, and he's not about to let her go so easily.

[Published 4 February 2016, 28 pages]

Willow: A Short Story [0.3]

POV: Willow Jenison ​

The day Willow met Chi for the first time was the day her heart broke, the day she betrayed the one boy she had ever loved, the day she made a decision that could never be undone. ​

[Published 3 March 2016, 18 pages]

Losing Ground: A Stephen Richards Novella [1.5]

POV: Stephen Richards

"The truth about our family would probably destroy my brother.
Chi is too naive, too gentle—
far too weak to carry the weight of this reality.
Sometimes I hate him so much for it
I can hardly breathe.
But I will make sure he never finds out
what our parents truly are.
Monsters hiding in broad daylight."
- Stephen Richards

[Published 28 October 2015, 80 pages]

Holding Ground: A Stephen Richards Novella [2.5]

POV: Stephen Richards

"My soul has deserted this ship and my heart has frozen over.
Everything that made me human is now gone.
I am a monster.
This monster they've turned me into.
Out of all of them, Fox is the one I despise the most.
He's a fool if he thinks I won't make him pay the price for his sins.
He's a fool if he believes I will ever forget."
- Stephen Richards

[Published 27 October 2016, 284 pages]

Cecilia and Tyreese: A Short Story [0.4]

POVs: Cecilia Clay / Tyreese Lefort / Oliver Clay

Falling for Tyreese was out of the question. Cecilia had better things to do than waste her time on a boy. But her traitorous heart had other plans. And when Cecilia finally let go, she fell so hard her heart shattered as she hit the ground and faced reality.​

[Published 12 October 2016, 71 pages]

Akio: A Short Story [0.5]

POV: Akio Sakamoto

When the Deviance Act is passed, Akio's life changes for the worst. Forced to hide his orientation in order to survive, and betrayed by the one person he truly cared about, Akio finds himself running for his life. But sometimes, fate works in mysterious ways. This time, maybe fate meant to open the door to a greater destiny.

[Published 25 October 2016, 41 pages]

Chi: A Short Story 2 [0.6]

POV: Chi Richards

The day Chi's twin brother Stephen almost died from the West Nile virus was the day their relationship started to worsen. Unable to understand what could have caused such a change in Stephen's behavior, Chi is forced to fight to try and bring back the brother he used to know. But is their relationship truly damaged beyond repair, or can Chi hope that his brother might still care about him somehow? ​

[Published 25 October 2016, 37 pages]

Willow: A Short Story [0.7]

POV: Willow Jenison

Born illegally, Willow never stood a chance at a normal life.​
Meeting a boy and falling in love with him was apparently too good to be true as well because even that is dangerous and forbidden. Because to be safe is to avoid life, apparently.

[Published 25 October 2016, 27 pages]

Terrence: A Short Story [0.8]

POV: Terrence Young

Bullying is nothing new to Terrence Young. The teasing and harassment are constant. His family is less than understanding as well. To them, Terrence chose to be gay and complicate their lives. Their little rejections sting and cut him deeply.

But when the Deviance Act is passed, Terrence's life takes a turn for the worse overnight. Under the new law, a mere look, a simple touch, or a small kiss in public could mean death. Terrence attempts to hide his orientation to survive. That is until a gang attacks him in a bar and Chase Martinez interferes.

Chase is gorgeous, kind-hearted, and he's a rebel in the Underground—all qualities that attract Terrence so much there is no stopping the fall. Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear and letting others dictate what is right for him.

[Published 14 April 2017, TBC pages]

About the Author

Alice Rachel is the author of the YA Forbidden Romance/ Dystopian Romance Series "Under Ground."

Her time is divided between teaching French, writing, reading, drawing, and spending time with her hubby and guinea pigs.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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