Friday, November 22, 2013

FIRE & FLOOD- Exclusive Bonus Scene and Giveaway!


Winterhavenbooks is very excited to share an Exclusive Bonus Scene from FIRE & FLOOD by Victoria Scott! And that's not all! Enter for a chance to win an ARC of FIRE & Flood!

Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)

FIRE & FLOOD (Fire & Flood, #1) by Victoria Scott
February 25, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press





**A note from author Victoria Scott...

I hope you enjoy this sneak peak into the world of FIRE & FLOOD and like meeting Harper Shaw, a character that Tella and Guy spend a great deal of time with in the story.




FIRE & FLOOD Bonus Scene

Harper Shaw, Minor Character

 

 The Brimstone Bleed started four hours ago, give or take. I’ve traveled as far as necessary for now, put adequate distance between myself and the other Contenders. There will be plenty who travel without stopping, without making a plan.
Idiots.

Like the others, I don’t know anything about this race, only that I need the prize—the Cure—more than I need my own beating heart. I can still remember my mother’s words as I left our home.

“I don’t know where you think you’re going, Harper,” she said. “But you can’t just leave us like this. Not now.”
But I did leave. It’s not like I could tell her about the invitation. Or explain what would happen next. Because the truth was, I didn’t know. Two days ago, I was lounging on my bed, listening to Linkin Park and watching MTV on mute. Today, I’m here, in a jungle, fighting to save the most important person in my life.

A caw rips through the late afternoon, and the dense canopy overhead rustles. I breathe in the smell of rich, damp soil that is almost invigorating. The air is thick and damp and clings to my skin, and everywhere I look is a plant I’ve never seen before. The world is a canvas of purple vines and orange flowers and greenery that swallows the ground beneath my feet. It’s both horrific and captivating at once.

Every few seconds, I stop to swipe insects off my skin. It doesn’t bother me. I’m not the squeamish type. The only thing I’m worried about is the egg in my Brimstone Bleed issued bag. A Pandora, the device said. An animal that will help me win this competition. My heart roars in my chest when the bag against my hip stirs once again.

Now that we’re alone, I drop to my knees and remove the egg. When I see a prominent crack down the side, my entire body buzzes with anticipation. I’ve never had a pet before. Not a dog, not a cat…not even a goldfish. And now I’m supposed to travel with an animal that could potentially save my life and Lillian’s? It’s hard to absorb.
The egg cracks again, and I freeze. My hands hover over the iridescent shell, unsure of what to do. But this Pandora doesn’t need my help. It’s eager to escape its prison, eager to fulfill its destiny. I admire its tenacity already, but my stomach churns wondering what my Pandora will be like. Will it be ruthless? Endearing? Will it make it so that I don’t feel utterly alone?

The egg burst open and I fall back, a gasp escaping my throat. I glance around to ensure we are alone. And when I look back, my hands shaking, my eyes widening, I see it—

A feather.

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9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book! Terrific excerpt!

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  2. Absolutely love the cover! I love Victoria Scott's Dante Walker series so I'm really excited to start her new one!

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  3. I love the excerpt! Can't wait to read this!

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  4. This book sounds like its going to be good!!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  5. OOOHH~ the except sounds so interesting! I'll be sure to get a copy when it is published! Love the original plot idea...

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  6. Loved the excerpt! February can't come soon enough!!! Thanks for a chance to win it! :)

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  7. That excerpt was awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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