Release Date: 12/18/12
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.
Rayne Darby meets a mysterious runaway named Gabriel Stewart when she searches for her missing brother Lucas. As Gabriel sinks deeper into awakening psychic powers he doesn’t understand, he is forced to look for answers in a place he hadn’t expected to see again – the Stewart Estate – where he lived as a child.
Excerpt – The Stewart Estate in the Bristol Mountains
Dead leaves swirled at Gabriel's feet and whipped into the air, casting shadows as they moved under the dim light of a single lantern fixed to the stone wall outside the door. The littered front entrance, with its cobwebs and mounds of dust, told him things had changed from what he remembered of the grandeur of the estate. He felt the weight of isolation and an unshakable gloom.
Now as he stood at a door he never thought he'd see again, he worked up his courage. Seeing this place through a kid's eyes, it had once looked huge and magical. Every room held a mystery. Every old storage trunk told a story. Being here again had tapped into a part of his childhood that would always be special. It surprised him that despite the years—and all that had happened—the place still felt the same. It hadn't changed much.
He had been the one to change. He wasn't a kid who believed in magic anymore.
When a spark of guilt kept him from knocking, he glanced over his shoulder at Rayne. She only shrugged and didn't push. She even forced a strained smile. She seemed to sense how hard it had been for him to come here. If his gut didn't feel like a pretzel, he would've kissed her.
As he reached for the buzzer, the door moved on its own. It opened with a loud rusty creak.
"Holy shitake!" Rayne cried out, and jumped. She grabbed him by the arm and wouldn't let go.
The heavy wooden door with its ancient metal hinges inched open and sucked dried leaves into the gaping mouth of the mansion. Gabe stayed put. He stared into the darkness and waited to see who had opened the door.
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.
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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
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)