The Insurgent by Teri Polen #New Book

I am very pleased to be participating in Teri Polin’s book launch tour for The Insurgent. I have read and enjoyed Subject 36, the first in the series, and look forward to reading this sequel. I have also placed a tour schedule at the bottom of the post in case you would like to see some reviews of The Insurgent. There are three today. Join me in congratulating Teri.

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Welcome to the book tour for the exciting sequel in The Colony series, The Insurgent by Teri Polen!


The Insurgent (The Colony #2)

Expected Publication Date: May 19th, 2022

Genre: YA Dystopian

If a megalomaniac threatened your family, would you give up your freedom for them? Would you give up your soul?

Asher Solomon is faced with that choice. And makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Exactly as Director Silas Reeves expected him to.

Unable to live as the Colony’s premier assassin, Ash retreats to a corner of his mind, ceding control of his body to the alter-ego he was engineered to be—Subject A36. As he’s unleashed to battle the Insurgents, the only family he ever knew, the tide of war shifts in Silas’s favor.

Combined with his expansion into new territories, the director is poised to take over the world.

But the Insurgents don’t give up easily. Not on their cause, and not on their people. With the help of a few double agents deep in the Colony, they stand a fighting chance at ending Silas’s reign.

In order to shut down the program, they face almost insurmountable odds. And their most dangerous foe—their former champion turned killing machine, A36.

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My legs collapsed, and I fell to my knees. The throbbing in my head hammered against my skull. Like my brain was trying to force its way out somehow. It was agonizing, and my stomach twisted with nausea. My lungs heaved, still short of oxygen. I crawled over to what was left of the mattress and rolled onto it.

I’m here.

Clutching my head, I searched the room for the source of the voice. I still couldn’t see. Someone could have easily slipped in while I destroyed the room.

Give me control.

So close. It was so close. But where?

End your pain.

In my head. The voice echoed in my head.

It was him. A36.

Through the crushing agony I gritted my teeth and struggled to force the word through my lips.


But I felt him clawing his way out, inch by inch from the deep abyss inside me where I’d kept him imprisoned for my own sanity and the safety of others.

You have nothing left.

I squeezed my eyes shut and shook my head. But he spoke the truth. All that held me together were the scars of everything I’d lost. Everyone I’d ever loved.

And scars could be easily ripped open.

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Subject A36


If genetic engineering could guarantee you and your family perfect health and unparalleled beauty, would you pay top dollar for it? Would you kill for it?

Residents of the Colony would. And do.

Only the Insurgents can stop them.

Seventeen-year-old Asher Solomon is a premier operative with the Insurgents. He and his team have rescued countless hostages, saving them from painful deaths in Colony labs as desirable genetic traits are stripped from their bodies.

He’s also suffered more losses than anyone should have to.

Then Asher gets intel that might give his people the upper hand. The Colony is searching for Subject A36. If the Insurgents determine the subject’s identity first, they might be able to turn the tide of the war.

Asher and his team embark on their riskiest mission ever, and the stakes have never been higher. But even if he survives the physical dangers, the devastating secrets he uncovers might destroy him.

About the Author


Teri Polen reads and watches horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. The Walking Dead, Harry Potter, and anything Marvel-related are likely to cause fangirl delirium. She lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband, sons, and black cat. Her first novel, Sarah, was a horror finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Subject A36 was voted one of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2020 at Visit her online at

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Book Tour Schedule

June 6th

R&R Book Tours (Kick-Off)

John H. Howell (Spotlight)

Liliyana Shadowlyn (Review)

@mels_booksandhooks (Review)

Shari Sakuri (Review)

June 7th

Riss Reviews (Review)

Staci Troilo (Spotlight)

I Smell Sheep (Spotlight)

Books + Coffee = Happiness (Spotlight)

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June 8th

Lecari’s Live Journal (Review)

Not a Bunny Blog (Review)

@gryffindorbookishnerd (Review)

B is for Book Review (Spotlight)

Nesie’s Place (Spotlight)

June 9th

Cheryl’s Book Nook (Review)

@takealookatmybookshelf (Review)

Robbie Cheadle (Review)

Bunny’s Reviews (Review)

June 10th

Reads & Reels (Spotlight)

@amber.bunch_author (Review)

Jonathan Pongratz (Review)

Misty’s Book Space (Review)

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  1. […] The Insurgent by Teri Polen #New Book […]

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    1. Thank you for sharing the post, Charles.


    2. Thanks for sharing, Charles!

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  2. Congratulations to Teri! Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Jill. 😁


    2. Thanks, Jill!

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  3. Congratulations, Teri, on your latest book. Wishing you every success! I hope you have a fabulous tour. John, thanks for sharing 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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    2. Thanks, Harmony – lots of stops to visit this week!

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  4. Teri, it looks like you have a winner here! I know that one day, you will be telling us about your books being turned into movies. Terrific post, John!

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    1. Thank you, Annette. I have to agree on the movie story. 😁

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    2. If anyone wants to talk movies, I’m more than willing to listen, Annette, lol!

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  5. All the best to Teri for the launch of The Insurgent!

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    1. Thanks so much, Liz!

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      1. You’re welcome, Teri!

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    2. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.


  6. Terrific launch, John and I wish Teri the very best!!

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    1. I appreciate it, GP!

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    2. She will appreciate your thoughts, GP. 😁

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  7. Good job, John! Good luck on the launch, Teri.

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    1. Thanks, TW!

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    2. Thank you, Tim. 😊

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  8. Congratulations to Teri. I wish her all the best. Thanks for hosting her, John.

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes, Dan

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  9. Great kick-off to the tour. Best wishes, Teri. John, thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks, Staci – looks like I’ll be hanging out at your place tomorrow.

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    2. Thank you for the support, Staci.

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  10. Loads of thanks for hosting me, John!

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    1. My pleasure.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations, Teri! The Insurgent sounds like a gripping read. Thank you, John, for showcasing Teri today.

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    1. Thank you for your support, Gwen. 😁

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    2. Thanks, Gwen – I sure hope readers think so!

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  12. That’s an aggressive launch tour. Don’t know how I missed the sign up, but I have my copy and will read it for sure. I’ll pick up the posts along the tour and try to share them around social media.

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    1. Teri will like that. 😁

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    2. It was all handled through R&R Book Tours, Craig – and I sure appreciate any sharing.

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  13. All the best Teri with this book! Thanks for sharing it, John!

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes, Deborah. 😊

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    2. Thanks so much, Deborah!

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  14. This sounds fantastic, John. Congrats to Teri and I think I’m downloading! I do like YA books!

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    1. Another YA fan! I read more YA than adult these days, Noelle – there are so many compelling ones out there. Thanks so much!

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    2. Thanks, Noelle.

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  15. Congrats on the new release, Teri! Wishing you all the best.

    Thanks for hosting today, John!

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    1. Thanks, Joan!

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  16. The book sounds very exciting. Congratulations on your tour!
    Way to share, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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    2. Thanks so much, Dale!

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  17. Hi John, thanks for hosting Teri. This is such an amazing series. What a powerful snippet! Wishing you both a great new week. Hugs all around.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Teri will love your comment


  18. Congratulations on the new release of Insurgent Teri! Best wishes for the exciting tour. Thank you for hosting, John!

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    1. Thank you, Miriam

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    2. Thanks, Miriam! It’s going to be a busy week.

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      1. It’s a good kind of busyness though, Teri!

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  19. It sounds intriguing!

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. I enjoyed A36 for sure.

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  20. I love it when authors find faces that match the character as you did with Asher, Teri. What a handsome young man. A big congrats on the new release and here’s wishing for tons of sales. Thank you for hosting, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁


  21. Enticing excerpt and storyline. Wishing Terri the best with her new release. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Debby.

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Congrats, Teri 🙂 I enjoyed it right now.
    Thanks for hosting, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Denise.


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