Saturday, September 6, 2014

Excerpt Hop: Guardian by: Courtney Cole

Welcome to my stop on the Excerpt Hop for Guardian by Courtney Cole. I am super excited to be taking part in this fun hop. Make sure you check out the rest of the excerpts! Today's stops include:
September 6-Excerpt 6
Stuck in Books-Section 3
Rhi Reading-Section 4

"Sometimes, things that go bump in the night are real.
My name is Whitney Lane.  I’m sixteen years old and at first, I thought I was crazy.
I kept seeing shadows move along walls, and hearing whispers around corners, but whenever I looked, there was never anything there.

Until one day, there was.
Our world isn’t what we think.  There are things around us, good things, bad things, scary things.
Things that we tell ourselves aren’t real, but they are.
They’re very real, and they’re terrifying.
I’ve been swept up now, in a battle of good and evil, confused about love and what is supposed to be love, but isn’t.  I don’t know what to think anymore.  I can’t trust my emotions and I don’t know what is true.

There’s only one thing I know for sure.
Nothing is what it seems."

Excerpt: Section 1:
As I walk toward Grand Traverse Bay, the sun sweeps across the treetops like a golden paintbrush. The air smells fresh and clean and as I take a deep breath I’m reminded of why tourists love it here. We really are surrounded by beauty.  Just being around it makes me feel good.  Whereas just the other day when I was here I had felt hopeless and hateful and bleak; today I feel like there’s a chance that I can start feeling normal again, like maybe someday things would be okay. 

I want to sit on the beach and be alone with my thoughts, to dissect everything that had just happened at the school… every word that had come out of Brady’s mouth, every smile, every gesture, every touch, including his arm around my shoulder. Had he just been trying to comfort me or had he also wanted to be near me?
As I cross the wide street to enter Leelanau State Park, I suddenly have the odd feeling that I’m not alone.


 You’ve got to be kidding me.  Before I even turn around, I know what I’ll find. 

Absolutely nothing.

Nothing is there. 

Even the beach is empty. My frustration is really starting to well up even though I try to curb it. I’m getting really tired of being paranoid and I’m so over feeling crazy.        

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About The Author:
Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
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September 1-Excerpt 1
The Novel List-Section 1
Roxy’s Reviews-Section 3

September 2-Excerpt 2
Book Drunk Blog-Section 1
Becky on Books-Section 3

September 3-Excerpt 3
I Heart YA Books-Section 1
BookHounds YA-Section 2

September 4-Excerpt 4
The Book Beacon-Section 2

September 5-Excerpt 5
Lulo Fangirl-Section 4

September 6-Excerpt 6
Stuck in Books-Section 3
Rhi Reading-Section 4


  1. So fun! AND we're in the same section!

  2. My favorite paranormal story is one of the hero/ heroine finding the courage to become who they were always meant to be. (Signed up as Amber M)

  3. I like paranormal romance. I really like all paranormal books.

  4. I have heard such amazing things about this author but I still haven't read any of her books. This one sounds really good. Great post, Teresa :)

  5. I really do want to read this one! It sounds like a book I would really enjoy!!


  6. If it is creepy or scary, I am all in! But honestly, I will read pretty much read anything paranormal. It is my favorite!


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