<— POST-APOCALYPTIC/DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE TRILOGY BLURB JOLT ALERT!! It sounds gritty, raw and AMAZING (and kind of scary but in an exciting way)!! And guess what? The trilogy conclusion goes live in less than a week!! 😀 I’m gonna read this. This is right up my alley!!! P.S. The trilogy is in KU too!! *happy dance*
Nay: Now I just need to figure out what I want to read. I’m thinking about starting Praying for Rain, the first book in the new dystopian trilogy (also titled Praying for Rain) by BB Easton, one of my favorite authors who knocked my socks off with the 44 Chapters series.
Layne: I’m halfway through an ARC of the last book now & I’m really in awe of this series. It’s so gritty and original and has BB’s signature style all over it.
Lindsay: This series Is so so good, it’s the first apocalyptic story I’ve read and I adored it.🖤
Jennifer: Ahh, this series is absolutely incredible! I read the final one this week and it was the best way to end a phenomenal series! I love love this series so much!!!
Katy: I absolutely loved this trilogy! BB Easton almost killed me. Her writing is so crisp and clear it feels like you’re right there. And her plots are so thick and twisty.😍 This is definitely my favorite dystopian/apocalyptic read.
Brittany: Read this series. Loved this series. Depressed as hell that it’s over. I’ve cried to BB numerous times now because I miss Wes and Rain. So happy people are about to read the conclusion in their story (and then we can all be sad together that it’s over!). …Don’t think anything can compare to my Wes and Rain 🥺🥺🥺🥺 (Obviously needing emotional support)
Amanda: I read the first two books this week and am dying to read the third on Jan 30th!! I read them through kindle unlimited. My first Bb Easton books and I’m hooked!!
About book #1:
“None of this matters, and we’re all going to die.”
With only three days left until the predicted apocalypse, the small town of Franklin Springs, Georgia, has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, abandoned homes, abandoned businesses, and abandoned people. People like Rainbow Williams.
Rain isn’t afraid of dying. In fact, she’s looking forward to it. If she can just outrun her pain until April 23, she’ll never have to feel it at all.
“Supplies. Shelter. Self-defense.”
Wes Parker has survived every horrible thing this life has thrown at him with nothing more than his resourcefulness and disarming good looks. Why should the end of the world be any different? All he needs are some basic supplies, shelter, and a sucker willing to help him out, which is exactly what he finds when he returns to his hometown of Franklin Springs.
As society crumbles, dangers mount, and secrets refuse to stay buried, two lost souls are thrust together in a twist of fate—one who will do anything to survive and one who can’t wait to die.
Perhaps, together, they can learn how to live.
Before their time runs out.
SERIES READING ORDER:
- Praying for Rain (The Rain Trilogy Book 1)
- Fighting for Rain (The Rain Trilogy Book 2)
- Dying for Rain (The Rain Trilogy Book 3) – January 30th 2020
Note: the excerpt… from Fighting for Rain, the second book in the Rain Trilogy. BB asked to use an excerpt from that title, instead of Dying for Rain, due to spoilers. She also felt that the excerpt was pivotal and romantic glimpse into the trilogy.
Excerpt from Fighting for Rain, Book 2 in The Rain Trilogy
“Did I pass?” Rain asks as I stop at the bottom of the tree house ladder to give her a hand up.
“I think I’m the one who passed.” I swat her on the ass as she heads up and chuckle when she yelps in surprise. “I know your song.”
When I climb in behind her, Rain is sitting, facing me with her arms folded over her chest.
For a guy who has nothing to prove, I f*cking love proving myself to this girl.
I sit with my back against the plywood wall and strum something softer and slower and definitely sadder than anything I’ve played for her before. I’m afraid it might be too much, considering how far she’s come today, but f*ck it. It’s the truth, and right now, the truth—and this guitar—is all I got.
“I think you might be a Paramore girl.”
The simple, soulful melody is synchronized with every beat of my own bleeding heart as I open my mouth and sing the first line.
About a girl watching her daddy cry.
Rain clutches the blanket to her chest and listens as I tell her the story of a woman who’s afraid to get hurt after watching her parents break each other’s hearts. She tries to protect herself. She tries to avoid the pain of being left. But when she finally falls in love, she realizes that it’s worth the risk.
I hope she’s f*cking right.
I can’t really see Rain’s expression in the dark, but as I let the final note fade out, I know I’m going to find tears before I even reach for her face.
“How did you do that?” She sniffles, and when she leans into my touch, I know I got her.
I shrug. “When you’re in the system, you get good at figuring people out.”
She inhales deeply and sighs. “So, what’s the name of my new favorite song?”
I place the guitar in the corner and crawl over to her. Laying her down, I take the wadded-up blanket out of her arms and set it behind her head like a pillow. “‘The Only Exception.’”
Gazing down at her, I know now that that’s exactly what she is for me. The only exception to all of my rules.
No getting attached.
Leave before you get left.
Supplies. Shelter. Self-defense.
Survival above all else.
Now, they’ve all been crossed out with a giant X, and next to them, in murderous block letters, are the words Protect Rainbow Williams. That’s all I f*cking care about now. Keeping her safe. Keeping her—period.
“Wes?” she asks, her voice small and shaky as she slides her fingers into my hair and pushes it away from my face. “Will you still be here when I wake up?”
Bracing myself on my forearms, I lower myself onto her soft, warm body and press my lips to hers. Blood explodes through my veins on contact, but I don’t move. I hold that kiss until I feel her relax beneath me. Until I know she’ll believe me when I finally promise, “Forever.”
Satisfied, Rain pulls my face back down to hers and kisses me like forever might actually exist. Slowly. Sweetly. Without the ticking clock of April 23 looming over our heads. Without blood on our hands or ash in our hair. Without wonder or worry about how it will end. Because we started at the f*cking end.
Now, we get to begin.
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
How to enter for a chance to win the signed trilogy? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, let us know – if you have one – your favorite dystopian or post-apocalyptic or survival story) and by 10pm EST, Sunday January 26th, 2020, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their mailing addresses, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The signed books will be sent to the winner directly by the author.
Giveaway open to USA
About BB Easton
BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write books about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about that.
Praying for Rain is BB’s first full-length work of fiction. The idea, fittingly, came to her in a dream.
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