Today, we have the pleasure of joining in the Indigo Awakening blog tour hosted by YA Bound. For our stop, we are sharing an two excerpts of the book along with a tour wide giveaway. Enjoy!
When Lucas Darby escapes a mental hospital, he hears a girl’s voice inside his head that changes
Excerpt #1 – Lucas Darby searches for the girl in his headHowever his mind had pieced together the puzzle, he knew the girl would be there, in a garage targeted for demolition. A strange unremarkable place to start his new life, but there it stood in its mediocrity. He didn't question how he knew, he just did. Lucas crossed the street, picking up his pace as he got closer. Flashes of a girl teased his mind in precious fragments. She carried the face of his future, every shade and color of her.
The girl in his head came to him in prisms of crystal. Her essence was reflected in countless images caught in the refraction of bouncing light. He imprinted every glimpse of her into his memory. Her skin, a soft curve of a lip, the incredible way her mind held him without a touch. He didn't have to see her to know everything he sensed about her would be real.
She had blinded him to everything—even the van driving slow behind him.
Excerpt #2 – Lucas Darby Meets Kendra WalkerSlowly Lucas turned to look for her. He squinted into the candlelight and found her in the shadows, sitting on a wooden crate. She pulsed in a cobalt-blue aura and looked as serene as the deep blue of the ocean. He recognized the curve of her lips, the soft pink of her skin, and the odd mix of defiance and vulnerability in her dark eyes. He'd seen her before in the crystal fragments of his mind, but because she'd been his first, they shared an intimacy of mind that connected them deeper than anything Lucas had ever felt. It was as if he had
always known her.
Fighting his pain, he cleared his parched throat. He could have sent her a message without using his voice, but speaking aloud made her real and not just a distant voice in his head.
"You're…the one," he said. "The girl…in m-my head, aren't you?"
She came with water for him to drink and knelt by him with a fragile smile. When he saw her eyes filling with tears, he had his answer. Even though it hurt to move, Lucas reached for her hand.
Don't cry, he told her. I'm here.
Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published on December 12, 2012
Purchase: Barnes and Noble / Amazon
Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.
Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy—to touch him—to protect him even though he scares her.
A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power—a force darker than either of them imagine—that could doom them all
Now for the giveaway! Take a look at all the awesomeness!
Giveaway will include:
HarlequinTEEN prize pack, includes (US only):
INDIGO AWAKENING by Jordan Dane
ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane
IN THE ARMS OF STONE ANGELS by Jordan Dane
THE JULIET SPELL by Douglas Rees
BELONGING by Karen Ann Hopkins (ARC)
DANCERGIRL by Carol M. Tanzman
2 Harlequin notebooks
4 Infinity Bracelets: (US only)
For anyone who has read an advance copy of INDIGO AWAKENING, you know that a silver
infinity bracelet plays an important part in the story. Special bracelets will be given away on the virtual tour so the lucky winners will be part of Rafael’s street family. Rafe’s bracelet was in black leather, but I’ve added a white leather braid as my personal remembrance to you for being in MY family.
1 audio book of In the Arms of Stone Angels. Digital download only. (International)
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About the Author:
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two cats of highborn lineage and two lucky rescue dogs.
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