Excerpt and Giveaway: Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

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Welcome to my stop on the Indigo Awakening blog tour hosted by YA Bound.  Click HERE to see the rest of the blog tour schedule!

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Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1)

by Jordan Dane 

Release Date: 12/18/12


304 pages


Summary from Goodreads:

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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Excerpt – Indigo Awakening – Rayne Darby and her roommate Floyd Zilla, the Iguana

Rayne expected her sister Mia to hurl a snark attack on her target-rich environment, but when she didn’t say a word and walked over to the only well kept part of her existence—the one new thing she had spent money on—she braced for snark 2.0.

“Oh, my Lord. What is that?” Mia peered into a tall cage, lit with UVB and heat bulbs on a timer, which dominated a corner of her small apartment. Her sister’s face scrunched into a tight ball of disgust as she glared into the scaly face of her pet iguana.

“That’s my roommate, Floyd Zilla. Don’t get too close. He hasn’t eaten.”

To make her point, the iguana lashed out its tongue and lunged toward Mia, making her jump. Rayne snorted a laugh.

“That thing probably carries diseases,” her sister said.

“So do you, but hey, for what it’s worth—” Rayne forced a grin and lied “—I think he likes you.”

Mia narrowed her eyes and didn’t say anything more about Floyd, but when she headed to her kitchen, Rayne rolled her eyes and slumped onto a bar stool, watching her sister look through her fridge and pantry. After Mia held up a box of Scooby-Doo Mac & Cheese—with a raised eyebrow—she looked as if she expected an explanation.

Rut roh. Busted.

“That’s for Floyd,” Rayne lied. “He’s on a high-carb kick.”

Mia rolled her eyes and said, “Well, at least you’ve got fresh fruit, but what’s with the parsnip?”

“Uh, the fruit and parsnip are Floyd’s stash, too. He’s hard-core vegan. I make him a special salad and fruit mush since he’s got no teeth. Wanna try some?”

“That figures. The lizard eats better than you do.” Mia sighed and shook her head at the rest of her food. “Hot Pockets, ramen noodles, Ben & Jerry’s. Are these your idea of groceries?”

“That’s only my breakfast junk.”

Mia grabbed her jumbo bag of Skittles and hung them in front of her nose. “Breakfast?”

“They go in my cereal. Gawd.” Rayne took back her Skittles. “Besides, I get my major food groups at Mickey D’s like most of America. My way of pitching in to save the economy, one Big Mac at a time.”

“You think that’s funny, but I don’t see the humor. You’re almost eighteen. I expect…more.”

“Who are you to expect anything from me? I moved out. Why I did isn’t a secret, not between us, so you’ve got no right getting your Spanx in a bunch over how I live.”


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Jordan Dane Bio

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.

Social Media Links:

Website  / Twitter  / Facebook  / Pinterest

Thriller/Crime Fiction Blogs:

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YA Blogs:

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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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