May 18, 2012

CLP Blog Tour: Excerpt of Vivid by Andrea Murray

Yesterday I reviewed Vivid you can read my review here. Today I would like to share an excerpt from the book. Thanks Andrea for providing me with this!


“Hey, look,” our tormentor teases, rising and looking around at everyone.  “She’s so fat she probably broke her wrist by sitting on it!  Little piggy, I think I might just smack you around for the hell of it!”
When she bends back down and grabs Abby’s shoulder, I grab her forearm.  I feel my strength.  I look down at my arm.  My whole body is covered in goose bumps, and the tiny hairs on my neck are standing up.  If I were to look in a mirror right now, I know my eyes would be losing their usual gray color, becoming completely colorless around the black pupils, and glowing a soft white light. This girl is a good seven or eight inches taller than me and has biceps a linebacker would envy, but at this moment, none of that matters.

Her look of amusement flashes to one of anger then confusion.  I release Abby and slowly stand, maintaining my hold on the girl.  Gripping her arm hard, I push her back several steps.  Just like a scene from one of those cheesy 80s high school movies, silence descends in a wave across the cafeteria.

But this girl doesn’t realize yet that she should give up this fight she’s about to lose.  “You little bitch!  I’m gonna—hey!  What are you doin’ to my arm?!”  She wraps her free hand over my own that is still clutching her arm like a vise.  Her whole body starts to shake, and she falls to her knees gripping my hand and trying to pry my fingers off.  I can feel her short, jagged nails raking my hand and forearm, but I know nothing can break the contact.  My mind is screaming to let go while there is still time to salvage this situation, to keep anyone from seeing my eyes, to keep this girl from being seriously hurt, and to keep from appearing as anything other than a typical student in this school.  But my body, my hand, refuse to listen. 


When Vivian Cartwright was five years old, she witnessed her mother’s death. Now, sixteen-year-old Vivian only wants a normal life—hard to accomplish when you possess the power to control energy. Her entire life she has feared her power and its connection to her mother’s murder. She has kept her ability a secret from everyone except her guardian, Charlotte, who has hidden Vivian from the man responsible for her mother’s murder. Her secret is safe until Vivian subconsciously defends herself at school using her power. After this first use of her gift in many years, Vivian’s power seems to take on a mind of its own, increasing in strength and demanding to be used. This increase in power also brings dreams of her mother’s death and the mysterious man connected with it. When she is assigned to tutor the would-be boyfriend of Trista Parmer (a.k.a. the biggest diva in school), Vivian cannot deny the electrifying connection that she feels for the boy, Easton Garrett. In her desire to get Easton away from Vivian, Trista doubles her efforts to humiliate Vivian, forcing Vivian to use her supernatural gift over and over. With each use, Vivian fears she is losing control and discovers her powers are growing—maybe too much—bringing her unknowingly closer to the man who murdered her mother.
You can find the book at the following locations Amazon, Barnes & Nobles.

The next stop on Andrea's blog tour is All Things Books. Don't forget to stop by and check it out.

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