Monday, March 12, 2012

Thoughtless by Jacqueline Gardner - Book Spotlight and Excerpt

Happy Monday!

I would love to present you to the book which I will review latest in May. Its a supernatural YA thriller Thoughtless written by Jacqueline Gardner. You will find some information about the book and the author and also an excerpt from Thoughtless.

Let's welcome Thoughtless and the author Jacqueline Gardner!

Book Blurb:

When Bridget finds a dead cheerleader in the janitor’s closet, she becomes the killer’s next target. High school just got worse. It’s bad enough that she can hear the shocking truths that pass through her classmate’s heads. Now she has to worry about staying alive, and all clues point to the one person whose thoughts she can’t read - her boyfriend Terrence. Someone is taunting her, threatening to expose her secret. And when Bridget tries to single out her blackmailer, she’s nearly beaten to death by a mind controlled minion with fiery eyes.

But when Bridget finally comes face-to-face with the killer, suddenly a horde of brainwashed students programmed to destroy her life doesn’t seem so bad.
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Author Bio:

Jacqueline Gardner works as a Story Editor for the production company, Labragirl Pictures. Her love of storytelling began at an early age when she would make up stories with her grandmother before bedtime. In early 2010, she completed her first novel and has been stuck on writing ever since. She resides in Colorado and loves hiking, writing, fantasy fiction, and all things cupcake.

Excerpt from Chapter 4 - Taunted

Strolling through the halls of Mountain View High School the day after homecoming was chaos. I thought I’d have a hard time listening to thoughts about Stacy, but everyone’s focus was far from her. My locker was in sight and I clenched my fists together as I got closer. I didn’t want to open it for fear of what might be inside, but I’d have to eventually.

“So?” Emma stepped in front of me. She wanted to know all about my night with Terrence.

“Uh, so what?”

“How did things go with you and Terrence?” she asked. I shrugged. Things were perfect. At least until Rory showed up.

“Fine, I guess.”

“It had to have been better than that. You didn’t catch a ride home with us.” Emma would be shocked if I told her that Rory gave me a ride home. Actually, she probably didn’t even know who Rory was. Up until Friday night, I myself didn’t know who he was.

“Right,” I muttered. “Uh, we can talk about it at lunch? I’m running late.” Emma sighed, and immediately started formulating a plan to prod the details from me. She was dead set on getting the scoop no matter what.

“Ok but I’m gonna hold you to that!” Emma smiled and I chuckled. She kept walking and once again, I was left alone at my locker. My palms got sweaty as I twisted the lock. I could feel someone watching, so I paused and let myself listen to bystanders. A stranger’s thoughts entered my head, and I nearly choked when I realized I was right. Someone was watching me – watching and waiting. Come on, just open it already. What are you waiting around for? I quickly turned around catching Rory off guard. He almost tripped backwards into a nearby garbage bin.

“I’m trying ok,” I muttered between my teeth. “Just give me a second.” Rory wiped the surprised look off his face and came closer. His eyes were fixed on my fingers. I turned around again, letting my hair whip him in the face. “I can’t do this with you hovering like that.”

“Want me to do it?” Rory was impatient. He just wanted to know if I’d received a similar note and he wanted to know now. I was so nervous that I nodded and took a step back.

“Be my guest. Just don’t go snooping through my things.”

“Like I would ever touch your stuff.” He rolled his eyes and twisted the lock as I whispered the combo. Rory opened the locker but I still couldn’t bring myself to look inside. He let out a huge breath.

“What? What is it?” I poked Rory in the shoulder. His thoughts weren’t forming fast enough.
Thanks goes to Jacqueline for coming by!
Happy reading!


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