Friday, February 1, 2013

Indigo Awakening Blog Tour: Promo Post + GIVEAWAY

I'm excited to be a part of the blog tour for Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane! Click on the tour banner for the entire blog tour schedule. Now, for a little about Indigo Awakening!
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About the book
Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1) by Jordan Dane
Release Date: 12/18/12
Paperback/e-book, 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.





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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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Thriller/Crime Fiction Blog:
The Kill Zone
YA Blogs:
ADR3NALIN3 / Fringe Dweller

I have an excerpt that features Rafael Santana. I didn't finish the book, but Rafael was definitely one of my favorite characters from what I read. Enjoy!
The Infinity Bracelet
"I got you something." Rafael Santana forced a smile and flicked on his flashlight to shine it on the box he had in his hand. The glow off the shiny paper reflected onto Kendra Walker’s face like candlelight.
"Oh, Rafael. You don't have to keep doing this." She tucked a strand of hair behind her ear and heaved a tired sigh again. "I thought we agreed you'd stop."
"You agreed. I didn't." Heat rushed to his face. "Open it."
She narrowed her eyes at him, but when she touched his hand to take the box, she made him feel better. As she usually did, Kendra undid the paper and peeled off the bow to save it. She used it for the kids at Christmas. Her small fingers trembled as she pulled off the top of the box and lifted the white cotton. The light caught the silver charm as she held it in her fingers. It dangled off woven black leather.
"You told me once that eight was your lucky number, so I got you and Benny one. Me too.
See? We all match." Rafe grinned and held up his wrist to show his larger one. He'd scored the matching friendship bracelets made with black leather.
"Silver plated," he told her. "This won't turn your wrist green."
When he saw the eight dangling off the bracelet, Rafe knew he had to get it for her. He knewm her favorite number because he remembered stuff she told him. He liked the idea that he'd bring her luck and every time she looked at her new bracelet, she'd remember who gave it to her.
"Yeah, it looks like an eight, but you see how flat and stretched out it is?" she said, holding the bracelet up so he could see. "This is an infinity sign, Raphael."
Rafe flinched for only a second, before he shrugged.
"Yeah, I knew that. I was joking," he said. "Infinity, that's like how big outer space is and stuff. Or Little G's stomach when he scores a burger, right?"
"Yeah," she said. Her soft chuckle stabbed at his heart. "But infinity is also a symbol that means forever."
Forever. He liked that even better.
"You like it?" he asked.
"It's beautiful, but why…how did you…?" Kendra always had questions about where he got stuff. Like usual, she dropped it quick. "Never mind. Can you help me put it on?"
She handed him the bracelet. In one smooth move that only girls know how to do, she held up her small wrist and asked for his help. She could be strong one minute but need him the next. He liked that.
"You looked like you need cheering up," he told her. "Maybe it'll bring luck to…that kid in there." He said that more for her.
His fingers were too big. Everything he did went slow, but that was okay too. Her hair smelled like coconut, a shampoo he'd stolen for her. When he got the bracelet on her wrist, she smiled at him and played with the dangling trinket, wearing the infinity he'd given her.
"This had to cost you money, Rafael."
Yeah, money. Kendra had never accused him of stealing. Not outright, but she never faced the truth about him, either. His old man had been the opposite. To him, Rafe had always been something stuck to the bottom of his shoe. A piece of shit no one wanted. Being with Kendra had changed all that and if he wanted her to have something special, he'd find it and get it for her.
"I didn't steal it," he said. "I saw it and thought of you."
"Well, thank you." She stood on her tiptoes and kissed him on the cheek. "You're always so good to me. I'll catch you later, okay? I gotta get back."
"Yeah, later." He jammed his hands into his pockets. "He's lucky to have you. We all are."
She left so fast he didn't know if she heard him. Rafe stood in the shadows with his eyes closed, still feeling the touch of her lips on his cheek and smelling coconut in the air. He stayed in the dark long after she'd left him to go back to Lucas.


That picture of Rafael is...mmm...I'm not sure how I imagined him to look, but Kendra is crazy for not liking this guy!


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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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the great video & excerpt ;)

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