Vala: Angendas by J.F. Jenkins blog tour: Book Excerpt & Giveaway


Book Excerpt from Vala: Angendas by J.F. Jenkins


Cheyenne vaguely remembered going to the bathroom and
washing off all the blood before bandaging her wound. She also
remembered trying to decide if maybe she should have listened to
the cab driver when he suggested she go to the hospital instead of
home.

“I had fun. Lots and lots of fun.” She grabbed a white
turtleneck and hoped it was cold enough outside so that she could
wear it without suspicion. She normally didn’t like turtlenecks, but
how else was she supposed to cover up the bite marks? Next, she
ran a brush through her hair and then opened the door, hoping she
was presentable.

“Sorry, did you need me for something?” she asked.
Her mother stared at her—more specifically, at her
turtleneck. “No, I only wanted to hear how your night went. I’m
glad you had fun.” She put a hand to her mouth to hold back a
laugh.

“What?”
“Nothing, I’m glad you got out and had a good time, like I
said. You can tell me about all the details of who you met later.”
She winked and headed for her own bedroom. “And don’t be
embarrassed, Chey. Your first hickey is a huge deal, but everyone
goes through it. There'ʹs nothing to be ashamed of.”
Cheyenne blushed furiously and closed her door again, not
bothering to respond. She stood in front of the full--‐‑length mirror
hanging on the door and pulled aside the neckline of her shirt.
Great, she thinks I'ʹm some kind of a tramp. She bit her lip to
hold back her wounded tears, and her fingers went to the
bandages.

“Yeah, not a huge deal at all,” she mumbled sarcastically.
She let out a deep and frustrated sigh. It would be only a matter of
time before someone found out. There was no way she could hide
the wound until it finished healing over, especially not from her
mother. “I just need a little more time.”

“Time, everything needs time. Except for maybe the trees. I’ve
always been envious of the trees. A tree could live forever and never die of
old age, if not for disasters and sickness. Us flowers wither and fade and
must be replanted and resown into the ground. It’s not fair, is it? Why
must the rest of creation grow old and recycle its life when the trees do not
have to?”

She could hear this new voice, but it wasn’t something she
heard in her ears. The voice spoke straight to her brain, as if she
were imagining or creating it. If she was, then she had officially
gone crazy, because she wasn’t consciously aware of it being her
doing. She shook her head and went back to lie down on her bed, at
a complete loss over what to do.

“It’s rude not to respond to someone who’s talking to you. You
used to converse with us all the time. Did we do something wrong? You
can tell us all your secrets. We won’t tell a soul.”

“I’m sorry?” How was one supposed to respond to a voice?
Especially when she had no idea where it came from. “I don’t think
you’ve done something to upset me, but if you don’t mind my
asking, can you please tell me who you are?”

“We are the tulips on your sill, darling.”



Vala: Agendas
Blurb:

Cheyenne Loveless was just a boring sixteen-year-old girl. Then Denver Collins bit her and everything changed. Her plants start talking to her, she finds out she’s a Nymph, and a witch and the angel of death show up at her doorstep to take her away to the prestigious Vala School and Seminary. Oh, and she has no choice in the matter.

All she wants to do is blend in and return to being invisible, but the more time that passes, the harder that becomes. Plus she’s a daughter of the Divine, an exclusive secret society which rules the world of myth, and discovers she is a key ingredient to an ancient covenant created before she was born. A covenant that will reshape the order of the world.
Adjusting to a new school is difficult enough, but adding on everyone else’s hidden agendas is the icing on the cake. Cheyenne must learn to see through the lies in order to find her place — and possibly even love — in this new world.

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  2. This looks like a really interesting book, looks like whe will have a lot of troubles, I want to read it because it seems a light reading, and to practice my english too :)

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  3. Everything intrigues: the name, cover, blurb & excerpt.

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