Saturday, 21 November 2015

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young



Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares
Authors: Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
ISBN: 978-1-943272-00-06
Publication Date: November 1, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

MULTI-PLATINUM-SELLING ARTIST TOM DELONGE & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR SUZANNE YOUNG JOIN FORCES FOR CHILLING POET ANDERSON ...OF NIGHTMARES
SIMON & SCHUSTER NOVEL AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1, 2015


Book Description:
This Fall’s most compelling read explores an unknown world where dreams meet reality and the chasm between the two sometimes disappears. The debut novel in the series from international rock star and multi-media artist Tom DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young, Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares (publishing November 1, 2015, $17.99, Hardcover) grips readers from the very first page. It is the story of two teen brothers, recently orphaned, on a journey to a fresh life on their own. The elder brother, Alan, is heading to a job at the Hotel Eden in Seattle, where both their parents worked before they were killed in a horrific plane crash. Younger brother Jonas, the misfit of the two, is returning to the “normalcy” of high school. Yet, normal is nowhere in sight as unseen forces wreck their lives in every possible way, literally and figuratively, with another nightmarish car accident. This tragedy leaves Alan in a coma and young Jonas left to fight for both their lives against enemies from a dark nightworld.

Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares stands apart in the dystopian landscape of today’s YA fiction, with a relatable protagonist readers will root for and who battles strange powers we all may recognize from our dreams. The first of a planned trilogy of Poet Anderson adventures by this powerhouse duo, Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares is available for excerpts and authors DeLonge and Young are available for interviews. If you are in need of any further materials or information, please contact Brenda L. Knight, whose contact information is at the beginning and the end of this release.

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Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares Animated Excerpt



Excerpt

Samantha laughed, watching him for a moment before dropping her shopping bags on the pavement. She stepped closer to Poet and reached out to take his tie, studying it as she let the fabric run through her fingers all the way to the very tip.
    “I can only imagine,” she said, lifting her eyes to his. She was so close now, but Poet didn’t think he should touch her. Didn’t want to break the spell.
    But he was reminded of Jarabec’s warning that the streets of Genesis weren’t entirely safe. There was a reason he came to Sam, he knew. He was here to protect her.
    “We should go somewhere,” Poet told her, his voice low. “I can take us.”
    Sam lifted her eyebrows as if she didn’t believe him.
    “Close your eyes and think of a place,” he said. When Sam closed her eyes, Poet focused on an empty wall of a building behind her. He concentrated, tuning in to the heat of Samantha’s body, the sound of her breathing, the hum of her soul.
    A sense of doubt crept over him. He was afraid he wouldn’t be able to tunnel without the fear of a monster or soldiers chasing him, but Jarabec had said that poet’s guided dreamers to safety. He couldn’t let anything happen to Sa- mantha. He’d do better than he had for Alan.
    Concern and grief poured over Poet. There was a zap of electricity and the burn, his eyes going white with power. The air began to swirl, wind kicking up as a tunnel formed. Poet looked down at Sam, her face calm as she thought of a place. He smiled and put his palms on her upper arms, feeling her attach to another dream. And then he sent them both through the tunnel.
    Samantha gasped, stepping out of Poet’s hands as she looked around, confused at the new surroundings. The tunnel sealed itself and Poet felt his body relax as the energy faded, his eyes returning to dark brown. He was getting good at tunneling, and his pride swelled.
    Poet looked around the dream, and then burst out laughing. He and Sam were standing before a set of iron gates, a child’s carousel with tinkering music spinning slowly behind it. The crystal lights danced against the white and pink horses wearing red ceramic bows. Mirrors in the center reflected it all out again. It was pretty—if you were into haunted doll houses.
    “This,” Poet asked, “was what you thought of?” He didn’t want to admit he’d been hoping for something a little cozier...like a bed.
    Samantha grinned, scanning the place. “Okay,” she allowed. “Maybe not the best choice.” She took a step toward the gate, laying her hand on the iron fence as she looked over the scene. “God,” she said. “I haven’t been here in years.”
    “Your parents willingly took you to a place like this?” Poet teased.
    “Be quiet,” she replied. “My mother said my taste was ornate for a seven-year-old.” Samantha gripped the railing, leaning forward dreamily. “After my parents divorced,” she continued, “my father would still take me here sometimes. I can’t remember where it is. In fact, Poet Anderson,” she looked over her shoulder at him, “I forgot all about it until I met you.”
    I was supposed to meet her, he thought suddenly. “You were lost,” Poet said, mostly to himself. He knew then that Samantha must have wandered into the Dream World, her existence there drawing him to her. And yet, even now, even here where she was safe, Poet’s attraction to her wasn’t the least bit lessened.
    Samantha walked over to stop in front of him, gazing up. “How did you bring us here?” she asked. “Should I be scared?”
    “Asks the girl who can make a creepy carnival,” Poet replied making her laugh. “Ax-wielding clowns aren’t going to pop out and chase me, are they? You’re sick, you know.”

    Sam shook her head, her expression serious. “No way. Killer clowns are third date material.”

    Poet adored every word she spoke. “We should just skip to going steady, then,” he said. “I fucking hate clowns.”
    Samantha stared up at him, the lights from the carousel reflected and glittering in her eyes. “I recognize you,” she said, guilt crossing her features. “I know you’re the guy from my English class.”

    Poet stiffened, feeling exposed. Embarrassed, even. He wanted her to think he was more. “Yeah,” he said, pressing his lips into a self-conscious smile. “That’s me.”
    Sam pushed his shoulder playfully. “You jerk,” she said. “First you borrow my pen and then you chased me down on the street to flirt with me. Next day at school, you acted like I was crazy. What’s your deal?”
    Poet winced. “It’s not you,” he said. “I can’t remember my dreams when I wake up. I haven’t been able to since my parents died.”
     “Your parents? Oh, my God, Poet.” Sam put her hand on his forearm. “I’m so sorry.”
    He looked down, not letting himself focus on the grief. “It was a while ago,” Poet said, quietly. “But now I’m trying to remember my dreams again. I have to.” His worry for Alan spiked again, and Poet closed his eyes.
    “Poet,” Sam said, sounding alarmed. “Your hands.”
    Poet looked down, surprised to find electricity zapping between his fingers. It didn’t hurt; it was a tingle, really. A hint of power, power he wanted to share.
    He held out his hand and Sam looked between his face and the electricity. Poet nodded, and Sam slid her palm against his, her breath catching at the initial shock. She squeezed her fingers between his, and closed her eyes as the energy pulsed between them.
    Poet watched her. He could feel her heartbeat, and see the rise and fall of her chest. She was so beautiful. “I want to kiss you,” he murmured.
    Sam looked at him, the slight pink of nervousness rising on her cheeks. “That sounds like it could be fun,” she said.
    Poet moved toward her, the anticipation nearly strangling him. His head was spinning with desire, possibilities. He didn’t think he’d ever wanted a girl so much as this.
    Sam cursed suddenly and stepped out of his reach. Poet stumbled forward, his eyes widening. For a moment, the world around him shimmered, fading as if he was surrounded by ghosts, until it snapped back into focus.
    “What’s wrong?” he asked Sam when he saw the stricken expression on her face. “I’m sorry. Did I—”
     “No,” she said, reaching to take his hands. “It’s not you. You’re great. You’re...perfect.” She motioned behind him, and Poet turned to see the carousel flickering out until it was gone altogether. Erased. Sam was waking up.
    Samantha stepped into Poet, wrapping her arms around his neck as she put her mouth next to his ear. “Remember me when you wake up,” she whispered, and kissed his cheek. Poet closed his eyes, but realized he couldn’t feel her lips on his skin.
    When he looked again, Sam was gone.


About the Authors:
Tom DeLonge is the award-winning American musician, producer and director, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the platinum-selling bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. Under his media production company To The Stars..., Tom has created transmedia entertainment properties that span music, film, comics and books. Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares is precluded by the animated short film “Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker,” which took home Best Animated Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and the Billboard Hot 100 album by Angels & Airwaves The Dream Walker. Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares will also coincide with an original soundtrack recorded by the band that you can listen to while you read. Limited edition collectible packages will be available on To The Stars that will bring together all media formats for one major compelling visual landscape of the Poet Anderson universe. An advanced book club community will also be live for fans that want to immerse themselves in the book prior to publication date and experience a directors cut of the book with rich media content.

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Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series of novels for young adult readers. Young lives in Arizona where she also teaches high school English. Her novels include The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, The Epidemic, and Hotel Ruby.

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***GIVEAWAY***

Two (2) winners receive a personalized special edition signed copy of POET ANDERSON...OF NIGHTMARES and an Of Nightmares t-shirt (INT).
Ends 12/23



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7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. This looks amazing! I have never seen anything quite like it and can't wait to read it!

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  3. The amazing cover drew me in, but the story sounds ever better.

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. Im really excited to read this novel. Thank you

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  6. Great excerpt, I'm looking forward to reading the entire novel. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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