April 21, 2016

Mystique Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway


Author: Shari Arnold
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: November 17, 2015


Only Bauer Grant can pull off gorgeous while dead. But staying dead is another thing entirely. When he wakes up at his own funeral, the town of Mystique calls it a miracle, until it happens again. Something is bringing the residents of Mystique back to life, but what? Presley Caine finds herself caught up in the mystery when Bauer asks her to visit him. Presley can’t figure out why the most popular guy in school is so drawn to her. And when Bauer is kidnapped soon after, she looks to Bauer’s brooding best friend Sam, whose dad works for the powerful Mystique military base, for answers. In her quest to discover the truth, Presley’s relationship with Sam deepens, her feelings for Bauer are tested, and it becomes clear that her own mysterious past is somehow connected to these strange events. But is she strong enough to handle the truth when it is finally revealed? 


One . . . two . . . I bolt for my bedroom on three. My foot catches on something just before I reach my doorway. Too late, I realize it’s a hand. It grips me tighter, the fingers warm against my bare ankle. I kick wildly. My legs flail out in every direction until I feel one foot connect with something solid and I hear a loud moan. The fingers loosen slightly, just enough for me to slip free. I race for my bedroom window and have just enough time to push out the screen before I see a dark figure crawl across my floor. I throw myself out the window onto the hard ground. I feel a shooting pain rush up my side, but I ignore it. I start running toward my bike. For the first time since we moved here, I hate the streetlight outside my house. My feet slide in the grass, and for a second, I think I’m going down. I can almost feel my hands and knees touching the wet grass. But I catch myself and stagger sideways until I have my footing again. I’m half running, half carrying my bike down my driveway before my awkward legs manage to mount the pedals. “Go. Just go,” I whimper under my breath. “Please. Please go.” 
Shari Arnold grew up in California and Utah but now resides in Connecticut, with her husband and two kids, where she finds it difficult to trust a beach without waves. She writes Young Adult fiction because it's her favorite. And occasionally she takes photographs. 

(1) Winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card & a physical copy of Mystique by Shari Arnold (INT) - Ends May 6, 2016