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Book Blitz - Excerpt & Giveaway: Blue Tide by Jenna-Lynne Duncan


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Blue Tide by Jenna-Lynne DuncanBlue Tide
by Jenna-Lynne Duncan
January 9, 2017
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
An award-winning YA adventure-packed romance steeped in Middle Eastern culture and set in the Asian Pacific amongst dangerous oceans and tropical islands.

Seventeen-year-old refugee Lux plots her escape from the island where her family is stranded, denying that her home was lost in the Floods. Lux is determined to get her old life back by any means possible. But before her feet even leave the sand, she's taken hostage by a vengeance-driven pirate nearly as young as she is.

Her capture is the key to his freedom...

Captain Draven's scarf veils more than his face. Underneath, he struggles between morality and survival. When Lux sees deeper into his motivations, she's torn. She can commit mutiny to escape to a home
that may no longer exist, or she can try to help Draven escape the clutches of the person responsible for the deaths of half the world. Staying would mean entrusting her life to a pirate. Helping Draven would mean losing her heart to one.
 

Excerpt

Before I knew it, he darted away from the knife, grabbing my wrist and twisting it. My gasp was replaced with a growl of anger that he had caught me off guard. I fought to keep my grip.

“Drop the knife, Lux.”

“Never,” I gritted through my teeth. The ligaments in my wrist stretched under his grip to the point of a fracture. Despite the excruciating pain, I refused to let go. This would be my only chance. He kicked my feet out from under me and I fell to the floor, pulling him down with me. The knife fell out of my hand and slid across the room. I tried to stand in a rush to find it, but he grabbed one of my legs, pulling me back to the ground. Kicking him with my free foot until he let go, I scrambled across the floor toward the knife. He grabbed my foot again, pulling me backward. Getting up before I could, he lunged at the knife, retrieving it from under the chair.

Turning around, he pointed it at me with one hand. I threw my hands up in instinctual surrender.

“Hm...” he said, wiping away a ribbon of scarlet trickling from his lips.

I bent over, hand on my knees, trying to catch my breath. If I wasn’t so weak—if only I had something to eat before, I was sure I could have taken him. Dumb move, Lux.

“And here I thought the Sirbiadians were supposed to be skilled fighters.”

“I am!” All at once, I was proud of my training and ignorant of my shortcomings. “If I had a katana, you wouldn’t stand a chance.”

He smirked and walked to the door. “Ahmed,” he called out.

What was he up to? I kept my eyes trained on him. He called again before Ahmed appeared hesitantly in the doorway.

“Yes? Captain?” Ahmed’s eyes took in the state of the cabin before darting between us.

“Bring me two swords.”



Jenna-Lynne DuncanAUTHOR BIO:
Jenna-Lynne Duncan likes to write heart-stopping, page-turning, haunting romance in all YA genres. With a love for travel and special connection to the Middle East, she explores different cultures and different languages. Her current Young Adult releases are titled Hurricane, Tempest, and Aftermath (Divertir Publishing) and the forthcoming Blue Tide. Jenna graduated with degrees in Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, and International Studies. BLUE TIDE was the recent winner of RWA’s Romancing the Lake contest. She welcomes those to contact her on Twitter, @JennaLynneD, or her website.
 


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