Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.
Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy — to touch him — to protect him even though he scares her.
A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids — gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind — for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power — a force darker than either of them imagine — that could doom them all.
Rayne Darby meets a mysterious runaway named Gabriel Stewart when she searches for her missing brother Lucas. As Gabriel sinks deeper into awakening psychic powers he doesn’t understand, he is forced to look for answers in a place he hadn’t expected to see again – the Stewart Estate – where he lived as a child.
The Stewart Estate – Serenity Room
When Uncle Reginald said he had a plan to help, he hadn’t been blowing smoke. Gabe stood next to Rayne and held her hand as he gazed around a room he didn’t remember from his childhood at the estate.”Cool,” Rayne whispered, and smiled up at him.
When they first arrived, Gabe had seen a dome at the end of one wing of the mansion. He didn’t remember a structure like that from before. Parts of the domed room had a new-car smell that mixed with the musty odor that leached from the stone walls. The old with the new. Dim theater lights were positioned around a room with plush tiered seating. The seats looked as if they reclined. A big apparatus dominated the center of the main floor below. Probably a high-tech projector.
The place would make one helluva media room.
“What is this? Looks like a planetarium. ” Gabe’s voice was muffled in the dark room. The acoustics were epic.
“I call it the Serenity room. Some people do yoga to find inner peace and center themselves.” His uncle grinned. “I come here.”
When the man smiled, his teeth glowed in purplish white and his skin turned a dark blue. As he got closer to the machine in the center, a black light set his white shirt aglow too. He nearly vanished, except for his teeth and shirt.
With a remote control, Uncle Reginald punched a button and the machine hummed like a Star Wars light saber and rotated. Lights spiraled around the darkened room and images appeared and faded away above their heads. Planets and stars and breathtaking photography of Mother Nature’s best on land and sea appeared before them.
“I gotta be here on movie night.” Gabe couldn’t take his eyes off the pictures shooting across the vaulted ceiling. “Amazing.”
The Stewart Estate holds many childhood memories for Gabriel Stewart. Here are a couple more rooms that inspired scenes in Indigo Awakening – the library section of the Great Room and the eclectic dining room. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
About the Author
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two cats of highborn lineage and two lucky rescue dogs.
- HarlequinTEEN prize pack, includes (US only):
- INDIGO AWAKENING by Jordan Dane
- ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane
- IN THE ARMS OF STONE ANGELS by Jordan Dane
- THE JULIET SPELL by Douglas Rees
- BELONGING by Karen Ann Hopkins (ARC)
- DANCERGIRL by Carol M. Tanzman
- 2 Harlequin notebooks
- 4 Infinity Bracelets: (US only) – For anyone who has read an advance copy of INDIGO AWAKENING, you know that a silver infinity bracelet plays an important part in the story. Special bracelets will be given away on the virtual tour so the lucky winners will be part of Rafael’s street family. Rafe’s bracelet was in black leather, but Jordan has added a white leather braid as her personal remembrance to you for being in HER family.
- 1 audio book of In the Arms of Stone Angels. Digital download only. (International)