Book Tour: Crystal Fire by Jordan Dane

Crystal Fire (Hunted #2)
by
Jordan dane
Release Date: 11/26/13
Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads: 
Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.

While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese--the obsessed leader of the Believers--the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They're silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.

When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He'll need to confront his past--and the man who made him--before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.


 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15725160-indigo-awakening 

 
Poor Oliver Blue is tortured by Dr Fiona of the Believers into becoming a monster capable of betraying Gabriel Stewart and the other Indigos. His story line is amazing.

Crystal Fire by Jordan Dane – Excerpt
Oliver Blue
When people die, do they know it? In his present predicament, Oliver Blue had nothing but time to ponder the question. He breathed through his mouth—at least he thought he still did. He couldn’t hear his breaths and he’d lost the ability to feel them.
For all he knew, he had died.
The mask that covered his head cut off air to his nose to block his sense of smell. Goggles and earmuffs made his prison absolute, isolating him in darkness and a never-ending white noise. The only sleep he ever got came when inky black snaked through his hallucinations to smother him in silence. Between his countless nightmares, he’d lost track of how long he’d been lost, strapped down until his body had grown numb.
He gave up screaming. No one ever came. No one ever touched him. He could still remember what his hands and arms looked like, but the rest of him had been harder to imagine—or feel. Isolation and lack of stimulation left him a prisoner, trapped in his own body.
Dr. Fiona knew what would happen to him. She must have known. After he gave her attitude, she knew he’d refuse to cooperate, so the doctor had found a way to force him. At first he hated her experiment. Hated her. Eventually—from the hours of solitude—he learned to appreciate what she’d done. Dr. Fiona had shown him the truth. His brain had to adapt. It was the only part of him that he felt now, except for—
Caila. He let his mind picture her face, the girl who’d been taken with him, by the Believers. He sensed her and knew they still had her. As long as the Believers had the girl, they had him. She was the only thing that kept him alive and struggling for every breath.
Caila.
Oliver imagined whispering her name in the dark and pretended to hear his voice doing it. Her name stirred something in him. Something real, something he could truly feel. He remembered her hesitant smile and the way her ice-blue eyes lit up when she looked at him. She’d planted a piece of her in him like a precious seed. Caila had branded him, using her gift. It’d been the only thing she could do before the Believers separated them. He had plenty of time to remember what happened.
The night they were taken, they’d been trapped in that dark alley outside the warehouse, surrounded by armed men who moved with the precision of a SWAT team. Some of the details were fuzzy, but the girl’s face remained sharp in his mind. He remembered everything about her, and when he’d lost all hope for their escape, Caila took away his fear. She wrapped him in her arms and kissed him. That kiss shocked him, but something powerful overcame his panic. She made him forget the danger. For that split second all he saw—all he felt—was her. A fragile part of her, trapped in that frightening and intense moment, had stayed with him.
Now the seed of Caila’s memory had sprouted even more and deepened its roots in him when he needed her most. He wanted to be with her and pulled every memory he had of her to trigger his senses. When he felt her as if she were with him, a change began. A tremor started deep in his brain—the source of his power—an excruciating, glorious pain. A dim light in the distance pierced the darkness. It stabbed his eyes and blinded him. His head ached from the false light.
Like dust adrift on the wind, his body splintered into countless tortured pieces. He welcomed the agony, as he would’ve welcomed death.
Oliver lifted from the weight of his body and became free of its pain. Still tethered, he hovered over his empty shell and looked down at it. What he saw shocked him. Only his lips and chin showed. Beads of sweat covered what little skin he saw. His lungs gasped for air and his muscles fought the restraints that held down his arms and legs. He couldn’t feel any of that. Nothing.
He was strapped to a weird lighted table in a dark room. Parts of his body were covered by a slick black material that adhered to his skin as if it were painted on, hooked to tubes that drained and fed him. Machines in the room tracked his vitals and scanned the colors of his brain activity.
He didn’t look or feel human. Not anymore.
But after his initial shock—of seeing his failing body—he realized Dr. Fiona had given him a gift. She freed him and forced him to leave his body. He felt stronger. She’d turned him into something far greater than he ever thought he could be. Oliver didn’t think about what he looked like now and he didn’t care. He only focused on one thing.
Caila.
This time when he thought of the girl, he felt her inside him and knew where to find her.



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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 lucky rescue dogs.

 
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