September 9th, 2012Blog Tour//Excerpt: Dark Summer – Lizzy Ford
Title: Dark Summer (Book One – Witchling Trilogy)
Author: Lizzy Ford
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release date: August 16
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Summer-Witchling-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008YON8BM/
A girl with a broken past and a dark secret. A boy with a twisted future and no second chances. When
they meet, it just might cost them their souls.
Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect the new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a
temporary stay where everyone will turn against her after a few weeks. Until she meets the rest of the
students at this special school and realizes she’s not the only one with magic in her blood. Accustomed
to the concrete jungle of LA, she gets lost one night in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and meets
Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday. Their
connection is instant and dangerous, for both will be forced to choose between Light and Dark, life and
death, love – and their souls.
One choice. One soul. One price.
“This is simple. Decker, you lead. When he steps forward, Summer you step back.”
They stumbled through the first few steps, with Decker mumbling apologies as he stepped on
her toes. Summer’s body felt like it was on fire. Her breathing sounded too loud in her ears.
“Step back, Summer,” Jessie said again. “Let Decker lead!”
Decker smashed her toes, and she stumbled. He caught her as she crashed into him.
“Careful, Decker!” Jessie called.
Summer looked up, instantly caught in Decker’s gaze. His grip stayed around her, pressing
their bodies together. As if something clicked, she sensed his next move before he made it.
She stepped back with her right foot as he stepped forward with his left. They made it through
another step, then another. Their moves grew faster as they began keeping up with the music.
“Excellent!” Jessie exclaimed. “Now you’ve found the rhythm. One, two, three. One, two,
Summer couldn’t look away from him. Their bodies moved as if they belonged together.
Decker’s warmth and magick made her feel like her insides were shaking. Jessie’s voice broke
through Summer’s trance.
“Sorry, guys, but I can’t find any of my other music. I’ll download some for tomorrow. You
want to come back in the morning, after your class, Summer?”
Summer broke eye contact with Decker. Immediately, they fell out of sync and stumbled. He
released her and stepped away.
“Sure,” she managed.
“You, too, Decker. You guys are naturals together.”
Summer flushed and turned away, avoiding Decker’s gaze. She’d felt it, too, the instant
connection that went too deep to be normal.
“Thanks, Jessie,” Summer said and hurried out of the room. She ran once she entered the
hallway and sprinted up the stairs to her room.
Her hands shook. Her heart felt like it was doing cartwheels in her chest. She’d never felt this
way for any guy, even Beck.
Decker was off limits. He was aligned to the Dark. She wouldn’t—couldn’t—be falling for
him! Yet their connection was unlike anything she’d ever felt. In his arms, she hadn’t been alone.