Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The Experiment BLOGTOUR

  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Prose by Design (10 July 2013)
  • Time is running out for the Collaborative's oppressive rule of the remote world Senca One. The government attempts to suppress the escalating riots, even while seeking to further their experiments. When their parents are taken, triplets Juliet, Cilla, and Emiah Tripp set out to locate them, and soon discover they are at the center of a hunt to capture them.

    Evading the Collaborative across Seneca One’s harsh terrain, they’re confronted with the trials of survival. They also discover something that changes the very core of what they are: they’re morphs. Struggling to adapt to the strange new ability, they question what they really are . . . and why. Are the rumors of experiments done on children true? Did their scientist parents have anything to do with it?

    Their quest brings them to the capitol city of Brighton, which is on the verge of revolt. While searching for information about their parents, the Tripps align themselves with the very people fueling the rebellion. They unwittingly spark the revolution they want no part of and discover something more dangerous than they suspected.
99 Have You Evers

1. Started your own blog: Sherry Gammon: Many! Cindy C Bennett: More than one, actually. 

2. Slept under the stars: SG: Oh yeah! CCB: More times than I care to admit. 

3. Played in a band: SG: I’ve played volleyball in a Band-AID, does that count? CCB: Sure, I’m the lead singer for Heart. Oh wait, that’s right, I can’t sing or play any instruments. 

4. Visited Hawaii: SG: In my dreams! When I’m rich and famous, I will!! CCB: Twice. 

5. Watched a meteor shower: SG: Yes! And it was totally awesome! CCB: No, I always seem to miss them. 

6. Given more than you can afford to charity: SG: If I did, I wouldn’t tell—I’d lose the blessing!! CCB: Ditto what Sherry says (which pretty much means yes). 

7. Been to Disneyland: SG: Many times. CCB: Me, too. It’s my favorite place to visit.

 8. Climbed a mountain: SG: Yes. CCB: Under protest, yes. 

9. Held a praying mantis: SG: Yes. CCB: Eww, no! 

10. Sang a solo: SG: Yes-It was not pretty! CCB: Read my above comment about being in a band. 

11. Bungee jumped: SG: No, nor will I ever. CCB: What she said. 

12. Visited Paris: SG: No, but after Hawaii, I’m going to Paris. CCB: Because my son was stationed in Germany, and we got to go see him, yes, I’ve been to Paris which was close to him (4 hour drive). 

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea: SG: No, but I would love to. CCB: Yes, and to this day it’s the most amazing thing I’ve seen.

 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch: SG: Sewing, it’s an art, if your good, which I’m not, so does that count? CCB: Digital scrapbooking, which lead to me being able to make my own covers. 

15. Adopted a child: SG: Yes! He’s AWESOME! CCB: No, but I completely admire Sherry and anyone else who does. 

16. Had food poisoning: SG: Yes, pineapple yogurt. I still can’t eat it to this day. Four days of upchucking! CCB: Knock on wood, no I haven’t.

 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty: SG: No, too hot! CCB: No, haven’t had the chance yet. 

18. Grown your own vegetables: SG: Yes, lots of times. CCB: Due to a severe fear of bugs, no. I did try to grow tomatoes on the porch once. Epic fail. 

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France: SG: See #12 above. CCB: Can you believe when we were there, the Louvre was closed! So disappointing. 

20. Slept on an overnight train: SG: When I was 6 months old, though my mom swears I never slept. Does crying all night count? CCB: No, but I’d like to give it a try. 

21. Had a pillow fight: SG: Yes. CCB: I’m a girl. Of course! 

22. Hitchhiked: SG: Yes. STUPID KID!!! CCB: Nope. 

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill: SG: I was sick of work! CCB: I’m going with Sherry’s justification. 

24. Built a snow fort: SG: Bazillions of times. CCB: Maybe not bazillions of times, but more than I can remember. 

25. Held a lamb: SG: Yes. CCB: No. 

26. Gone skinny dipping: SG: Fat dipping, you mean? No. Not with this body. CCB: Ditto what Sherry said … again. 

27. Run a Marathon: SG: Hahahahahaha! CCB: Hahahahahaha!

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice: SG: On the way home from #4 and #12 I will. CCB: No, never got to Italy while in Europe. 

29. Seen a total eclipse: SG: Yes. CCB: Yup, even took a picture of one with a homemade camera when I was like 13-ish. 

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset: SG: Lots of times, they are my favorite times of the day. CCB: I watch the sunrise many days as I’m going to bed (work nights). Sunsets? Yes. 

31. Hit a homerun: SG: I don’t think so. CCB: Barely hit the ball, let alone a homerun. 

32. Been on a cruise: SG: Oh yeah! Best vacation ever. CCB: I’ve been on 20+. Love them, obviously. 

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person: SG: Many times. CCB: No, and I’m jealous Sherry has so many times. 

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors: SG: No. CCB: I’ve been to England and Holland, but not some of the other places. 

35. Seen an Amish community: SG: Lots of times. Love it there. CCB: No. 

36. Taught yourself a new language: SG: Pig Latin. CCB: Does baby-talk count? 

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied: SG: No. CCB: Who does? Even the richest person in the world never has enough. 

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person: SG: No. CCB: No. 

39. Gone rock climbing: SG: No, nor do I want to. CCB: Huge fear of heights, so no. 

40. Seen Michelangelo's David: SG: No. CCB: No. 

41. Sung karaoke: SG: Yes, as a group on the above mentioned cruise. Don and his buddies sang Paper Roses!! CCB: No, I truly can’t sing to save my life. 

42. Seen the Old Faithful geyser erupt: SG: Yes. CCB: Multiple times. 

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant: SG: No. CCB: Yes. 

44. Visited Africa: SG: No, I don’t do bugs. CCB: Um, yeah, I don’t do bugs either. Or wild monkeys. 

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight: SG: Yes, many times. CCB: Yes, and it’s as romantic as it seems. 

46. Been transported in an ambulance: SG: No, thankfully. CCB: Me neither. 

47. Had your portrait painted: SG: Oh yeah, not a day goes by when some artist doesn’t stop me in the streets and ask if he/she can paint me. CCB: We can’t all be as famous as Sherry, so no. 

48. Gone deep sea fishing: SG: Sort of, I fished off a pier in the Atlantic Ocean. CCB: Yes, in Alaska, and it was awesome. Caught a fish as long as I am tall. 

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person: SG: Not yet. CCB: No. 

50. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling: SG: Yes! Way cool. CCB: Man, I feel like I’m exposing all my weird phobias here. No, I’m too claustrophobic. Can’t do it. I’ve tried. 

51. Kissed in the rain: SG: Yes, it’s not as fun as the movies portray it either. It’s slimy and slippery! CCB: No, but I’d like to give it a whirl—slime and all. 

52. Played in the mud: SG: As a child. CCB: Yes, you haven’t lived until you have. 

53. Gone to a drive-in theater: SG: Many times. CCB: Me, too. 

54. Been in a movie: SG: Yes. Junior high math video for my school. CCB: No, but I’d love to watch one being filmed. That’s the part that interests me. 

55. Visited the Great Wall of China: SG: No. CCB: No. 

56. Started a business: SG: Yes. Prose by Design with Cindy C Bennett. CCB: What Sherry said, and a cabinet business with my husband.

57. Taken a martial arts class: SG: Yes, for three years. Loved it. CCB: No. 

58. Visited Russia: SG: No, not too sure I want to either. CCB: No, but I think it’d be awesome.

59. Served at a soup kitchen: SG: No. CCB: Not a soup kitchen, but at a homeless shelter for families. 

60. Sold Girl Scout cookies: SG: Yes, unfortunately. CCB: Nope, never did the Girl Scout thing. 

61. Gone whale watching: SG: Yes. We also saw dozens and dozens of dolphins, which I love. CCB: No, but I saw them from a helicopter once, and from a cruise boat a couple of times. Does watching them at Sea World count?

62. Got flowers for no reason: SG: Yes, all the time! Thanks, awesome hubby!! CCB: Yes. 

63. Donated, platelets, or plasma: SG: Yes. CCB: Multiple times. 

64. Gone skydiving: SG: No, nor will I EVER! CCB: There isn’t enough money in the world to get me to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. 

65. Visited a Concentration Camp: SG: No. CCB: No. 

66. Bounced a check: SG: Yes, in college. CCB: Do I have to admit how many times? 

67. Flown in a helicopter: SG: No. CCB: Yes, in Alaska. 

68. Saved a favorite childhood toy: SG: No. CCB: Yes, some Barbie’s, and Barbie clothes and furniture. 

69. Visited the Lincoln Memorial: SG: Yes. CCB: No. 

70. Eaten caviar: SG: Yes, disgusting. CCB: Ugh, no. 

71. Pieced a quilt: SG: Yes. CCB: Yes. 

72. Stood in Times Square: SG: Yes. CCB: Yes, once with Sherry even. 

73. Toured the Everglades: SG: Yes. Airboat. CCB: Yes, even rode on an airboat. 

74. Been fired from a job: SG: No. CCB: No. 

75. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London: SG: No. CCB: The day we were there was one of the days they didn’t do it! I need to double check schedules before I go on these trips. 

76. Broken a bone: SG: No. CCB: Oddly, me neither. 

77. Been on a speeding motorcycle: SG: Yes, and I did not like it. CCB: Yes, and I was at the controls. I ride a Harley. 

78. Seen the Grand Canyon in person: SG: No. CCB: Yes, but not since I was little. 

79. Published a book: SG: Yes, five, and am editing 3 more! CCB: Yes, several. 

80. Visited the Vatican: SG: No. CCB: No. 

81. Bought a brand new car: SG: No. CCB: Yes, more than one. 

82. Walked in Jerusalem: SG: No. CCB: No. 

83. Had your picture in the newspaper: SG: No, but I have had editorials published in newspapers. CCB: A few times with reviews of my books. 

84. Visited the White House: SG: Yes. CCB: No. 

85. Killed and prepared an animal for eating: SG: No, disgusting! CCB: No, I like them cleanly packaged from the store. 

86. Had chickenpox: SG: Yes. CCB: Yes. 

87. Gotten sea sick: SG: Yes, blah! CCB: A few times. Not fun.

88. Sat on a jury: SG: No, called but never chosen. CCB: Never even called. 

89. Met someone famous: SG: Of course, I lived in LA. I met the "Skipper"—Gilligan’s Island; Billy Barty—midget; Jay Osmond, and a few others. CCB: A few but no one as big as the Skipper. Unless you count Sherry. 

90. Joined a book club: SG: Yes. CCB: Would an author ever have a no answer to this one? 

91. Lost a loved one: SG: Yes. CCB: Yes. 

92. Had a baby: SG: Yes, a few times;}. CCB: Four times for me. 

93. Seen the Alamo in person: SG: Yes. CCB: Yes. 

94. Swam in the Great Salt Lake: SG: Floated, that is good enough. CCB: Never with my
face under the water. 

95. Been involved in a law suit: SG: No, knock on wood. CCB: For business, yes, but not on the defense side luckily. 

96. Owned a cell phone: SG: Yes. CCB: Really? 

97. Been stung by a bee: SG: Yes. CCB: Yes, twice. 

98. Read an entire book in one day: SG: Breaking Dawn. CCB: Many, many books but not for a long, long time.

99. Saved someone's life: SG: Yes. This poor woman came running into the public restroom I was in, groaning. (She was groaning, not me). She ran into a stall I knew had no toilet paper because I always check before I begin. I debated from my stall if I should say something … kind of awkward, know what I mean? As she locked the door to her stall I decided I’d better. When I did, she thanked me profusely and ran into another vacant stall and proceeded to … well, let’s just say that if she didn’t have toilet paper it would have been real bad. So I can say that’s saving her life … Don’t you agree? I think the poor woman would. ;} CCB: No way can I beat that story!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting our blog tour today, and for you all of your support! I appreciate it. <3