Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Uninvited - Excerpt & Giveaway

Welcome to day 22 of Christmahanakwanzika. Today I have the pleasure of sharing the first few paragraphs of UNINVITED, by Sophie Jordan with you.

Uninvited (Uninvited #1)
by Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: January 28, 2014

The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.


I always knew I was different.

When I was three years old, I sat down at the piano and played Chopin. Mom claims I heard it the week before in a hotel elevator. I don’t know where I heard it. I just knew how to place my fingers on the keys … how to make them move. Like one knows how to walk, it was just something I knew. Something I did.

Music has always been my gift. That thing I was good at without having to try. First piano. Then the flute. Then violin. It never took me long to get the hang of a new instrument. All my life I heard words like gifted. Extraordinary. Blessed. When everyone discovered I possessed a voice to rival my skills with an instrument, I was called a prodigy.

These talents aside, I had the normal dreams, too. When I was six I decided I would be an archeologist. The following year a race car driver. There was the requisite princess fantasy in there, too. I spent hours in my room, building fort castles, only to have my brother knock them down. I just pretended he was a dragon and rebuilt those castles.

I had all these dreams to become something. Someone.

No one ever said I couldn’t.

No one ever said killer.

About the Author
Sophie Jordan

Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.

In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller's List.

One (1) hardcopy of Uninvited

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  1. Awesome giveaway! I have been DYING to read Uninvited!! Merry Christmas, and thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. I love how the excerpt express her feelings on how she felt before she knew what her gene was and that everyone thought of her as a gifted person with promise, until....She had the gene! LOVED IT!!! I need more! :D

    Rafflecopter name is: Vannah Batista

  3. This book looks and sounds soooooo cool! Gods, awesome giveaways!


  4. Sounds like she had an amazing life ahead of her. I'm really interested in reading this one!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction