{Blog Tour} Excerpt & Giveaway: Essence by A.L. Waddington

Posted April 24, 2014 by Bee in Blog Tour, Excerpt / 4 Comments

{Blog Tour} Excerpt & Giveaway: Essence by A.L. Waddington

Essence


by A.L. Waddington
Series: The EVE Series #1
Published on January 15th 2014
by Booktrope Publishing
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Essence

Jocelyn Timmons does not believe she is anything special — just an ordinary high school senior, living an ordinary life full of school-work, volleyball and friends. She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

Jackson Chandler moved in to the house across the street. His dark wavy hair, green eyes and charismatic personality draws everyone to him. Everyone, but Jocelyn.
Whenever Jackson gets near Jocelyn she feels ill and dizzy. When he touches her, she blacks out and has visions of another life, in another time. As the odd hallucinations evolve and become clearer, she feels a strong pull towards the people she sees there. Frightened, she watches her once stable life begin to crumble around her and she begins to question her own sanity.

Could it be possible that these episodes are actually her own memories of a life she is living somehow, somewhere, some-when? Maybe this is time-travel or some other paranormal mysticism? Our minds often wander, but can our souls?

Excerpt

The three of us went out to the driveway and started shooting around. Kyle, despite being athletically built, was definitely not a basketball player and fumbled the ball several times. Jenna and I had no problem stealing the ball from him or blocking his shots. We were enjoying ourselves and acting stupid when a voice spoke up behind us.
“Excuse me. Mind if I join?”
I took in an unintentional deep breath when I caught sight of where the voice came from. He was over six feet with broad shoulders and a muscular stature. His dark, wavy brown hair was glistening in the afternoon sun, giving it almost copper-colored highlights; but the most striking feature were his piercing, green eyes. I didn’t believe I’d ever seen eyes so bright and dark at the same time. The mysterious person stood near the birch tree on the edge of the flower garden, looking somewhat uncomfortable; yet there was an air of confidence about him. Kyle walked over to him and extended his hand.
“Sure. Glad to even the odds.” Kyle smiled, breathing heavily. “They’re killing me. Kyle Clausen.” Kyle shook hands with the gorgeous stranger.
“Jackson Chandler. We just bought the house across the street.” He slowly walked onto the asphalt driveway as Kyle tossed him the basketball.
“This is my girlfriend, Jenna Burk. She lives next door.” Kyle pointed to Jenna’s house. “And this is Jocelyn Timmons. This is her place. I live over there.” Kyle nodded in the direction of his home.
“Nice to meet you both.” Jackson smiled at Jenna and me.
“You too.” Jenna walked over and shook his hand while I remained rooted where I stood. His presence bothered me a great deal. I couldn’t explain it, but I could feel it, like I’d seen him before even though I was positive I hadn’t. I felt like I knew him. Jackson smiled in my direction and suddenly a wave passed over me, making me very lightheaded and dizzy. I took a step back, feeling nauseous, and leaned against the basketball goal post. My breathing quickened. I could hear the three of them speaking, but the sounds were muffled like there was cotton in my ears. I slowly slid down the post and sat on the grass, wrapping my arms around my knees, and closed my eyes, resting my head down upon them, trying to block out the world around me. My breathing slowed, but the nausea and lightheadedness continued.

About A.L. Waddington

A.L. Waddington completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas Dallas and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in Psychology. Angela and her husband, Ty, have a son, two daughters, a puppy, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana.

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About A.L. Waddington

A.L. Waddington completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas Dallas and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in Psychology. Angela and her husband, Ty, have a son, two daughters, a puppy, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana.

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