Friday, 2 August 2013

Awakenings Blog Tour!



HAPPY AUGUST everyone!  And don't we have a thrilling way to start...being part of J.E. Shannon's blog tour and getting a preview sneak peek of the book itself!


Title: Awakenings

Author: J. E. Shannon

Publisher: Entranced Publishing

Genre: YA paranormal romance

Release Date: July 29th 2013


Blurb:

Evie Shepard awakens to a nightmare. She's been buried alive and has no idea how or why. As she struggles to remember what happened, she begins to notice changes -- heightened senses, as well as increased speed, agility, and strength. And her heart no longer beats. She soon makes a disturbing discovery: she wasn't buried alive; she was murdered. Somehow, she has come back...and she wants revenge.






And what you've all been waiting for...the excerpt!




Lightning strikes the ground, leaving behind a thick, black scorch mark. Within seconds, it strikes a second time, pausing briefly before giving a third earth-shattering blow. I don’t see the actual bolts — all I see is a flash of light, followed by my sister and me running, out of breath and terrified. Another flash, and we are huddled together in a rusted, abandoned car. Another burst of light, and the car door screeches open and we are being ripped away from each other by unfamiliar hands. It’s with that final memory that I open my eyes. As soon as I do, something grainy flows into them, so I shut them again.



I can’t see, I can’t hear; but I can feel that I’m lying on cold earth. The longer I’m awake, the more I become aware of an unbelievable pressure on my chest. Slowly, I realize that it’s not just my chest — my face and body also feel as if I’m being crushed. Oily nausea roils through me, but I clench my teeth to stop myself from panicking. Where am I? I try to move my hands and find they’re pinned to my side. I try to open my eyes again and instantly get something in them. I flex my fingers, and the grittiness that slips through them makes me aware of the awful truth — I have been buried alive.



I let out a shriek, but have to close my mouth as dirt begins to slip past my lips. Struggling frantically, I feel the earth move under my hands. I realize I can’t be buried very deep, or the pressure of the dirt would surely have suffocated me by now. I’m astounded it hasn’t already, though I have no way of knowing how long I’ve been underground. I force myself to be still, to stop and think about what I have to do. I need to be very careful getting out, making sure not to cause a cave-in and possibly crush myself. I need to remember to breathe shallowly or I will run out of oxy— And that’s when I realize that I’m not breathing. Not at all.


Book trailer: http://youtu.be/_UESQtbQ8vA



Buy Links: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords



Add to Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17786348-awakenings



Giveaway:


To celebrate her new release, JE Shannon is giving away a Kindle with an ecopy of Awakenings (US only). One runner-up will win an ecopy of Awakenings (open internationally). You can enter here: http://bit.ly/13v1u59



About the Author:








J. E. Shannon currently lives in Florida, but is a Missouri native. She spends most of her time reading, writing, and taking care of her small child and two crazy dogs. Visit her at www.jeshannonbooks.com.



Author Social Media Links:

Blog: http://jeshannonauthor.blogspot.com.au/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JEShannonauthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-E-Shannon/433304970085317?fref=ts


4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for helping out. I miss getting email from you! :)

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    1. Hey - they start as soon as you write book 2...how many hints does one girl need to make? lol :-)

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    1. It truly is awesome and spine-chilling! Don't forget to enter the contest for the chance of winning a free kindle and a copy of the book!

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