Saturday, April 6, 2013

Strangelets Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

17-year-old Sophie lies on her deathbed in California, awaiting the inevitable loss of her battle with cancer…
17-year-old Declan stares down two armed thugs in a back alley in Galway, Ireland
17-year-old Anat attempts to traverse a booby-trapped tunnel between Israel and Egypt

All three strangers should have died at the exact same moment, thousands of miles apart. Instead, they awaken together in an abandoned hospital—only to discover that they’re not alone. Three other teens from different places on the globe are trapped with them. Somebody or something seems to be pulling the strings. With their individual clocks ticking, they must band together if they’re to have any hope of surviving.

Soon they discover that they've been trapped in a future that isn't of their making: a deadly, desolate world at once entirely familiar and utterly strange. Each teen harbors a secret, but only one holds the key that could get them home. As the truth comes to light through the eyes of Sophie, Declan, and Anat, the reader is taken on a dark and unforgettable journey into the hearts of teens who must decide what to do with a second chance at life.


Declan tried the door again. It was proving to be a beast. Ever since he'd woken up in this sodding hospital, he'd been working at the lock. He'd rarely encountered a bolt he couldn't master given enough time and effort but was almost ready to daclare this one a lost cause.

Well, at least he hadn't been shot. Declan wasn't sure what had landed him here, but there wasn't a scratch on him.
As he squinted ata the smooth metallic bolt, he puzzled over what had happened. Hard to say what had come over him, reaching out for that light. Simple survival instinct? It had felt like more as he was doing it. Like he'd been chosen for something, and had no choice but to accept.

Silly bloody nonsense, he told himself. He'd passed out, and for some reason the Russian had fled. Someone had probably stumbled across him unconscious and brought him here. As to his door being locked, and no nurses propping in to check on him… no matter. He was alive, he wasn't hurt, and soon as this bloody latch gace, he was gone.
Last tim he'd ever taken a gig from a stranger, that was for sure. He'd whiled away more than a few hours wondering what inside that freckin' box had been worth killing for. No knowing now, chalk it up to a life lesson and call it a day.
He wrestled again with the pin. Fortunately, his pick kit had still been in his pocket when he came to. All his clothes were still on, in fact jeans, a Pogues T-shirt, and trainers. A bit strange for a hospital, but he was grateful for it. He'd hate to have to walk the streets of Galway with his arse hanging out once he broke free.
He thought of his mum. After the necklace, he'd have a few euros left to buy her something, too. Maybe that nice electric kettle she'd had her eye on. She'd like that.
Click. The door handle turned.


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About the Author
Michelle Gagnon is a former modern dancer, bartender, dog walker, model, personal trainer, and Russian supper club performer. Her bestselling adult thrillers THE TUNNELS, BONEYARD, THE GATEKEEPER, and KIDNAP & RANSOM have been published in North America, France, Denmark, Spain, Argentina, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Australia. BONEYARD was a finalist for a 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

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Happy Reading!
xoxo, Mariam

This tour was presented by ItchingforBooks


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