Tuesday, April 24, 2012

He Came For Me by Carolyn Brown Excerpt & Giveaway

Today Carolyn Brown is sharing an excerpt of her paranormal romance He Came for Me. In addition she had graciously agreed to give away and eBook copy of her novel. Enjoy and good luck!

He Came For Me
by Carolyn Brown
Series: The Protector #1
Young-Adult Paranormal Fantasy

Buy: Barnes and Noble / Amazon

Jazz, lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. She leads a normal teenage life busy with friends, TAFE College, a part time job as a waitress, surfing and searching for a boyfriend!
Until one day driving on her way to TAFE she is passed by a red Mazda Rx7. The driver holds her attention and as they both wait at a set of traffic lights to change to green, a sexual tension passes between them.
In the days that follow she finds that this guy moves into her life as she befriends him, his friends and family! But are Seb and his friends what they seem to be?
Attacks by groups of boys targeting girls Jazz's age are becoming noticed by the media. Eyewitnesses to the attacks state that these youths seem to possess abilities no normal human would be capable of. Is it drugs or is it something else?
Jazz finds that Seb, seems to be stalking her. What is his purpose? Is he really a friend or is he actually a foe?
A fantasy novel revolving around a love story between two young people, who should not by rights, come together. Crossing the dimensions of two worlds, this story embarks on a journey of love, duty and togetherness as the two young lovers fight to be together and keep each other safe. Overcoming many obstacles while fighting to protect one another this story will leave the reader intrigued and wondering what will happen next!(synopsis from Goodreads)


“What do you think you are doing?”  I demanded.
“I was just checking on you, Seb.” she replied.
“Surely, you knew that Vern and I were patrolling tonight?”  I asked.
“Well, yeah, but I just wanted to make sure that you were okay.”  “I knew that you haven’t quite decided in which direction you will go with regards to Jazz, but I just couldn’t help myself I had to follow you over here to tell you that I believe in you, Seb.”  “I know that you will be able to make the right decision and whatever you decide I want you to know that I will support you one hundred percent!”  At that moment we all heard a familiar noise coming from Jazz’s upstairs bedroom.  I immediately ran and jumped up onto the tree branch level with Jazz’s window to glimpse what was happening in her room.
To my amazement a porthole was opening up on the far side of her bedroom.  I sat transfixed watching it open wide to allow the form inside to take shape and move towards Jazz as she slept in her bed.  My heart told me to jump through the window and save Jazz from this new threat but my mind stopped me with the knowledge that I would be unable to enter the room as I had never been invited into the house by any of its occupants.
I watched anxiously as this visitor stood gazing down at Jazz’s sleeping form.  It was hard to place who this intruder was, but it was easy to see that he came from my world.  His silver, blond hair hung loosely down his back and he looked older than most of our kind.  It seemed as though he was familiar with his surroundings, which meant he had been in Jazz’s room before!
I watched helplessly through the window, unable to enter the room to intervene, anxiously watching the scene before my eyes, as if it was taking place in a movie.
Jazz lay asleep, unaware of the visiting presence in her room, innocently sleeping as the man made his way in the darkness towards her.  He stood at the foot of her bed and silently watched as she slept.
Not understanding what was going on, I sat on the tree branch watching, trying not to make any sudden noises or movement so as not to attract the attention of the intruder.
He started to chant in a prayer form using a language forgotten by my people.  I could only decipher some of the words as I had studied it a very long time ago because of my interest in our old dialects.
He seemed to be blessing Jazz and asking for forgiveness because he had left her alone for so long.
Below me Bliss and Vern were anxiously trying to get my attention, but I did not want to take my eyes off of this stranger, in case he tried to harm Jazz.  Although I knew I would be unable to intervene in any way, I still felt that it was my responsibility to protect her.
I could see his lips move as he spoke quietly, chanting the prayer.  Jazz started to toss fitfully in her sleep as this stranger continued.  My heart struggled with the desire to stop what was happening before my eyes but I knew I was unable to do so.
I froze when he bent down and kissed her on the forehead and gently pushed back a lock of loose hair which had fallen across her cheek.  He moved away from the bed and stepped back into the porthole, just before it closed.  Once he stepped into the porthole he turned and looked straight at me.  I was sure that he tilted his head slightly in my direction as if he was acknowledging me but I couldn’t be sure as the porthole closed and he was gone!
Jazz was still sleeping soundly unaware of the intrusion, so I jumped down to Vern and Bliss who were anxious to find out what had just occurred.  I knew that they would be as shocked as I.

Carolyn Brown

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At April 24, 2012 at 1:22 AM , Blogger Celine said...

Ooo! I don't think I've heard of this book before but it sounds really interesting after reading the excerpt.

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with us, Kimba! And thank you for the giveaway! ♥

At April 24, 2012 at 1:37 AM , Anonymous Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews said...

I'm always intrigued by titles set in my home town. Sometimes the familiarity with the setting helps, sometimes it hinders. Enjoy!

At April 24, 2012 at 3:05 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you for giving 'He Came For Me' such great presentation on Kimba the Caffeinated, and I will be very pleased to give one of your lucky followers a free ebook copy for the giveaway!


At April 24, 2012 at 4:36 AM , Blogger Danny said...

Never saw this book before, but I truly love the sound of it!!!! I do admit, I'm not a fan of the cover and wouldn't have given it another though! So, thanks for featuring this book!

At April 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Blogger A Belle’s Tales said...

This sounds great! Definitely adding it to my TBR. Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! I love visiting your blog - it goes so well with my morning coffee. ;)

At April 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Jennifer | Mrs Q Book Addict said...

This one is new to me. Thanks for featuring the book!

At April 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Blodeuedd said...

So freaky, I read books by a Carolyn Brown, but they are not the same person. Even if that had been fun :)


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