Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Underground Book Readers: United Forces


United Forces Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book: The Underground Book Readers: United Forces

Author: Terry Overton

Genre: Middle grade, pre-teen, teen dystopian

Release date: March 1, 2023

In the second book of The Underground Book Readers, Leena, Kahn, Casey, Jairus, Asher, and Conroy face unpredicted challenges. The World Force tightens its grip on the remaining teens and children of the Blue Ridge Mountains area. Increased patrols and drones are seen nearly every day as they visit their underground cavern to read forbidden books and study the Bible. The Underground Book Readers attempt to find out the identity and purpose of a new threatening group seen on a nearby mountain while they continue to work on an escape tunnel. But they soon discover there is more under Leena’s house than a cellar. The underground group design a spy mission to the other mountain. Questions remain about possible escapees who left to find a free territory in what used to be called the United States in the world before.


United Forces Excerpt 6

“There is no other way. We must figure out who these people are and what they are doing. If they are still over there tomorrow, we will have no choice but to make a plan to spy on them during the day. But cautiously. We can’t risk being seen or taken by the World Force.”

Jairus once again showing his leadership ability, stepped in front of the group. “Let’s go back inside. We need to be out of sight.”

The group followed Jairus, and Leena opened the door of her house for their entry. They entered and each took a seat in the living room by the fireplace.

“As I said outside,” Kahn continued, “We don’t have a choice. We must figure out what they are up to. Maybe they are looking for food or shelter. But we must be careful whatever we do.”

Casey turned to look directly at Kahn. “I’m not sure what to believe. We all heard the rumors; they could be dissenters stealing from people because they are hungry. Or they could be people like us, just hiding.”

Conroy raised his hand.

“No need to raise your hand, Conroy,” Jairus said.

“Okay. I just want to say, even if they aren’t World Force, like Casey said, they could be up to no good. They may want to take possession of what we have here.”




Terry Overton obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology and her Ed. D. in special education. She taught in public schools and was a school psychologist and a professor before retiring in 2016. She began her second “career” after retirement writing Christian fiction books and devotionals. She hopes to share the Christian worldview through her writing and touch the lives of her readers. Her novels, middle grade readers, and picture books seek to entertain readers through the travel experiences and characters included in her books. Her books have earned Bookfest Awards, Firebird Award Winner, American Writing Award Gold, International Finalist Book Award, Reader Views Awards, Reader’s Favorite Awards and the Mom’s Choice Award. She currently resides in Laguna Vista, Texas, near the Texas-Mexico border. She enjoys Biblical history and general Bible studies, writing, and enjoying family and friends. She has seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

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