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Dark Summer Excerpt + Giveaway

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Today, I am delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Lizzy Ford's book Dark Summer along with a giveaway of the book!

Dark Summer (Witchling #1) 
by Lizzy Ford

Publication: August 16, 2012
Buy it: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Smashwords

A girl with a broken past and a dark secret. A boy with a twisted future and no second chances. When they meet, it just might cost them their souls.

Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect the new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay where everyone will turn against her after a few weeks. Until she meets the rest of the students at this special school and realizes she’s not the only one with magic in her blood. Accustomed to the concrete jungle of LA, she gets lost one night in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and meets Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday. Their connection is instant and dangerous, for both will be forced to choose between Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls.

One choice. One soul. One price.

Excerpt
“You want to dance here?” she asked, taking it. “There’s no music.”

Decker swept her into his arms. “We don’t need music.”

They didn’t. Her touch made him shudder, and their bodies synced as they did every time they danced. The music originated from their entwined souls. The blue flames of his magick traveled over her at each point where their bodies touched. Like a switch turning off, the chaos in his mind disappeared. His body relaxed, and he sensed her body yield as well.

“You’re not talking about dancing,” she said.

“No, I’m not,” he replied, heart quickening. He was lost in her dark gaze and soft scent, both girly and earthy. “I’m talking about this, whatever this is. I wasn’t sure you felt it.”

“I do. I just … I’m afraid of what it means.”

“You’ll fear it more when I tell you what I am.”

She tensed but didn’t look away or try to move away. Pressed together, their bodies kept the innate rhythm.

“What?” she asked at last.

Decker drew a breath. Fear trickled through him at the thought of her rejection. He couldn’t live with himself if she walked away. He couldn’t live with himself if he tricked her into being with him, and she found out in two weeks what that really meant. She’d hate him.

“Decker, what?”

“When Beck and I turn eighteen, he becomes the Master of Light, and I become the Master of …”

She stumbled and stopped in place, staring up at him. Her breathing grew fast and erratic, the pulse in her wrist beating like a machine gun against his hand.

“Fire and Night,” she finished in a voice almost too quiet to hear.

He nodded, throat tightening.

Her gaze went to the blue fire traveling up and down her arms. Decker looked at it as well, unable to stop the creep of his magick into her body. It acted as if they were one body, not two, and wouldn’t stay inside him. She said nothing. Decker shifted away and released her, expecting the rejection to follow. The effect she had on him faded without disappearing completely.

“I’m sorry, Summer,” he whispered. “I understand.”

He turned to walk away. The chaos and fury returned to his head. He walked a few steps and was about to run for the darkness of the forest when her cool hand touched his arm. Decker stopped without turning.


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Lizzy Ford is the hyper-prolific author of the Rhyn Trilogy and War of God series, both launched in 2011, as well as multiple single title young adult fantasy and paranormal romances. Lizzy’s books have reached into the top ten bestseller lists on both Amazon US and Amazon UK for multiple categories. Through her unconventional online marketing strategies, Lizzy has gone from obscurity to selling tens of thousands of books in about a six month period of time.



I have a hardcopy and an ecopy of Dark Summer to give away, both to international winners. To enter, follow Imaginary Reads and fill out the form below. The giveaway is open through September 21st.

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16 comments on "Dark Summer Excerpt + Giveaway"
  1. I love the excerpt and the plot seems very promising and I adore the cover!

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  2. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win! Sounds really good!!

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  3. Book looks great. Thanks.
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  4. Love the excerpt!Interesting story.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. The Excerpt looks great! :
    thanks for giveaway:)

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  6. I so want to read this and would love an ecopy. Thank you so much for spotlighting Dark Summer, hopping over the check out more :)

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  7. Ooh the excerpt! This book looks awesome thanks for the giveaway!!

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  8. I like reading book set in boarding schools, so that's a plus for me.

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  9. It sounds good! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. I enjoyed the excerpt.

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  11. Cant wait to read this it sounds fantastic.Have a great week

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  12. This sounds like a an interesting one.. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway! :))

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  13. Great giveaway! It sounds good!

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  14. The excerpt sounds interesting! This would be an interesting read and a great contrast from the werewolves, angels, and vampires that I have been reading recently. I will surely check this book out! :)

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