Exerpt Hop — Guardians by Courtney Cole

Posted September 4, 2014 by Jess in Blog Hop, Book Blast, Excerpt, Giveaway / 4 Comments



Today we’re excited to be participating in our very first excerpt hop.  The idea is this: you go to different blogs to read the full excerpt. That way you learn more about the book and get to meet some new book bloggers! Today is the fourth excerpt and we are the FIRST stop of the day. So check out the first part of the excerpt below!


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GUARDIAN Synopsis:

Sometimes, things that go bump in the night are real.

My name is Whitney Lane. I’m sixteen years old and at first, I thought I was crazy.

I kept seeing shadows move along walls, and hearing whispers around corners, but whenever I looked, there was never anything there.

Until one day, there was.

Our world isn’t what we think. There are things around us, good things, bad things, scary things.

Things that we tell ourselves aren’t real, but they are.

They’re very real, and they’re terrifying.

I’ve been swept up now, in a battle of good and evil, confused about love and what is supposed to be love, but isn’t. I don’t know what to think anymore. I can’t trust my emotions and I don’t know what is true.

There’s only one thing I know for sure.

Nothing is what it seems.

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Part One

Losing his brother must have matured him, because he sounds so much older than his years, so much older than the other boys in school.   In fact, I know grown men who don’t communicate as well as he does. They wouldn’t have known to offer the comfort that he’s offering, but he knows.  He knows what I need, because it’d been what he needed two years ago.

I know what it’s like. 

Remembering his words make me cry harder.

Because sometimes, when a person is so sad, you just crave the knowledge that someone else has been there, that they came through it and so you will too.

You crave physical contact- the warmth of someone else near you or someone else’s arm around you. It breaks through the numbness.

Brady being here right now is just what I need.

What happens next? Find out here:

Excerpt 4

Such A Novel Idea-Section 1
The Book Beacon-Section 2
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs-Section 3
Tissues and Tomes Book Blog-Section 4


Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.



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