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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
BLOG TOUR: Life on Base: Quantico Cave by Tom & Nancy Wise
We are so excited to host a tour stop for the exciting Blog tour for Life on Base: Quantico Cave by Thomas P. Wise & Nancy Wise! We will be sharing an exciting excerpt from the book! There's also a cool tour-wide giveaway at the end of the post! Follow the tour, HERE!
December 23, 2015
For Stephen, his life on base is much the same as most other children’s. The difference is in the details. Look both ways before crossing a tank path and be sure to check if the spent bullet casings you find in the long-abandoned trenches are actually empty. Sports stop at the sound of the evening trumpet call as he and his friends stand at attention while the flag is retired. Quantico Cave is a story of friendship and competition, and when Stephen meets up with a friend he once knew at a previous home station, the contest hits a whole new level that places everyone at risk.
(an excerpt from the fight at the ball diamond)
Rick was the second batter this inning. He stared at Stan as if daring him to put a fastball down the middle. The first two pitches missed the strike zone. “C’mon, put one where I can hit
it,” Rick taunted.
“Blast it past him.” Stephen could feel his heart rate ramp up every time Stan went into his windup.
Rick picked up his foot as Stan reared back to throw his fastball and stepped straight toward Stephen at second base. He leveled his swing and connected, driving the ball hard. It skipped past Stan toward Stephen.
Oh, crap. Stephen stepped back. Move forward, his mind screamed. He took one halting step forward and stumbled to one knee. The ball ricocheted from his thigh. He snatched it from the ground and twisted to fire, nailing Rick on the side of his kneeas he crossed the bag at first base. Stephen winced at the impact.
Rick hopped and limped as he tried to shake off the pain. “Son of a—shit.” He spun on his good leg, slammed his hat to the ground, and kicked it. “I’ll kick your butt,” he snarled. Forgetting his pain, he charged at Stephen.
Don’t fight him. Dad just made Captain. Stephen’s eyes grew wide as he watched Rick charge in his direction. “Rick, be cool.” Don’t screw it up. “I wasn’t—”
He slammed into Stephen with both arms extended, and Stephen tumbled in the dirt. “Stay down! You get up again,” Rick panted, “and I’ll clobber you.”
~~~~~ **About the Authors**
Tom and Nancy Wise are award-winning authors. Their first novel, The Borealis Genome, is the grand- prize winner of the Chanticleer Book Reviews Dante Rossetti 2013 Award for YA Novels and 2014 Cygnus Award Lab Lit Category. Thomas grew up in a military family moving from base to base as the child of a Marine, living the life of an officer’s brat in times of war while Nancy was raised the youngest child of a WWII veteran. When not working together on their novels, Tom teaches at University and authors articles on project management topics and nonfiction books published by Gower Publishing in the UK. Stay connected with Thomas P. Wise & Nancy Wise