Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1)
By Jordan Dane
Release Date: 12/18/12
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.
Excerpt from Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane (HarlequinTeen, Jan 2013) – When Rayne Darby is chased by a gang in an abandoned zoo and is rescued by the mysterious runaway, Gabriel Stewart.
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 . 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 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. 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.
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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· 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
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