Friday, September 11, 2015

Blog Tour: Among the Shadows by Various Authors

   Hello and Welcome to the Among the Shadows Blog Tour! Today I have an excerpt from Demitria Lunettas' story from the novel, along with a giveaway! I've only read books from a few of the authors who took part of creating this book, but I'm excited to give them all a try!

Among the Shadows

Authors: Kate Karyus Quinn, Mindy McGinnis, Demitria Lunetta, Lenore Appelhans, Joelle Charbonneau, Kelly Fiore, Geoffrey Girard,  Justina Ireland, Lydia Kang, R.C. Lewis, Gretchen McNeil, Phoebe North, Beth Revis.
Release Date: September 14th, 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Format: Paperback, 276 pages

Description from GoodReads:

   Even the lightest hearts have shaded corners to hide the black thoughts that come at night. Experience the darker side of YA as 13 authors explore the places that others prefer to leave among the shadows.


By Demitria Lunetta

   He was the most beautiful boy Lizzy had ever seen.

   She watched him as he lay in the sun, his yellow hair catching the sunlight and shimmering, as if it were made of gold. His skin was a shade she’d never seen before—light brown, like the cakes her mama fried up for breakfast. He looked to be about her age, fifteen or sixteen, maybe older.

   She’d walked down to the swimming hole to take a bath and discovered the golden boy and two more people she’d never seen before. The others played in the water, screeching and making enough noise to wake the dead. There was a girl, another shade she’d never seen, darker than the brown of the trees, with deep black hair cut short like a boy’s. She looked so strange, and yet Lizzy’s attention was always brought back to the boy in the sun. The golden boy. She barely took in that there was another boy, giving him no more than a cursory glance. He was nothing extraordinary, pale and bony, with light brown hair like hers.

   Her entire life, she couldn’t remember meeting anyone who wasn’t a cousin or an aunt or an uncle, kin to her in some way. She was so shocked, she stood in the trees and just watched them in silence.

   Demitria Lunetta is the author of the YA sci-fi duology, In the After and In the End. She holds a
BA in Human Ecology and has spent countless hours studying the many ways in which people are capable of bringing about their own destruction. In case the end is near, she always carries a good book and a chocolate bar—the two items essential for post-apocalyptic survival. In the After is an American Booksellers Association 2013 ABC Best Books for Children and an Amazon 2013 Top Twenty Teen Book.

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  Thanks for stopping by! Check out the next stop tomorrow for a chance to see another excerpt from the book!

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9/8/2015- The Book Cellar

9/10/2015- Fiction Fare

9/11/2015- Ohana Reads

9/14/2015- Creatyvebooks

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