Monday, January 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway: Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1) by Jordan Dane

Today, Edwin and Emily are happy to be a part of the 
Indigo Awakening Blog Tour
hosted by YA Bound.
Find the other tour stops here.

Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1) by Jordan Dane
The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: December 18, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
304 Pages

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.


Tour Wide Giveaway:
- HarlequinTEEN prize pack (US only)
- 4 Infinity Bracelets (US only)
- 1 audio book of In the Arms of Stone Angels. Digital download only. (International)

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Excerpt from Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane:
The shaft where she hid got brighter.
A pale blue light filled the dark corners around her. At first, she thought they'd found her and
one of them had shined a light down the vent, but when she turned to catch where the glow came from, Rayne saw something move in the dark outside.
A guy. Edged by the moon, he looked more like a ghost.
Like Lucas, he was tall, but that's where the similarities ended. Wearing a hoodie, he looked
fierce with his face covered in shadow, like the scary knight dude on Assassin's Creed. Rayne
almost called for help, but didn't. He could've been with the others, but something else stopped
her. His body tensed and shook. He looked consumed by a blinding rage. When his mouth
opened in a scream, no sound came out. He stretched out his arms and lifted his chin toward the
moon, shaking as if he hurt.
She couldn't take her eyes off him and a sudden chill gripped her hard.
Her body tingled with a rush of static electricity. Even the hairs on her forearms stood on end.
Stranger still, Rayne felt a sudden and overwhelming rush of emotion flood her mind and heart— memory flashes of her father and mother when they were alive. Their love felt tangible and real and it filled the hole in her life where her parents and family had been.
She pictured Lucas's grinning face and imagined Mia's familiar soft giggle when she was a kid
and they shared a bedroom. In that moment, it felt as if she had her family back, the living and
the dead. The phantom touch of her father's arms made her feel safe and the faint scent of her
mother's favorite perfume lingered. Rayne couldn't help it. Tears came for real this time. One by
one, the memories sucked up her fear like a sponge.
She didn't feel alone, but how the hell could that be? Rayne wanted to believe that the power
of her mind had reached out to calm her, but she'd never felt anything as strong before. Was that what people meant when they talked about a near-death experience…memories that flooded
them like a merciful anesthetic before they kicked off?
Or maybe another explanation stood in front of her eyes.
Rayne watched the strange boy with the outstretched arms. How could a boy so filled with
rage be the cause of the love she felt now? He had to be part of it. Everything she felt had
triggered after he showed, but when something else moved behind him, her fear threatened to
rush back.
He wasn't alone.
A large lurking shadow crept forward. Oh, my God! She peered through the dark to make
out the shape. A massive dog stepped out from behind him and stood at his side—the biggest
dog she'd ever seen. It had an electric shimmer that radiated off its body. An eerie glow stabbed
through its eyes as if the light had escaped from inside its belly.
The damned thing moved and drifted like a ghost. Rayne could've sworn it never touched the
ground. She blinked twice, but the phantom dog didn't go away and that boy never looked down.
Frozen in that moment with him, Rayne felt strangely calm and watched as he kept his face
lifted toward the night sky. She thought things couldn't get any weirder, but when that ghost dog brushed against him—
The boy caught fire.
Blue fire.

What did you think of the excerpt? Do you think you'll read Indigo Awakening? Have you read it already?

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