Monday, September 2, 2013

Book Chat: An Excerpt from Mind: The Beginning by Jenn Nixon / Giveaway


Today, we have a great excerpt from Jenn Nixon's Mind: The Beginning. I've read several of her romantic suspense stories, so I'm excited for her science fiction novel.


An Excerpt from Mind: The Beginning

The path is open… 

Dina tossed in bed, fighting a dream, the sheet twisting around her legs like an anaconda, tightening each time she changed position. She woke up, bolted upright, inhaled sharply. A prickling of fear sprinted up her spine. She waved her hand, and the heavy hotel curtains parted several inches, illuminating her room.

Nothing.

Dina was alone.

She fell back to her pillow, shut her eyes, and breathed. The voice in her dream seemed so real, vivid. It kept repeating, eerily monotone: the path is open. The words lingered in her mind, images from the dream continued flashing in her head.

“The Bay Hook Gut,” she said, eyes popping back open. She sat up, kicked her feet off the bed, and rubbed her face. Why does this always happen in the middle of the night? Never two in the afternoon. Dina stretched and groaned, searched for something to wear. She opted for a pair of jeans, hiking boots, and a leather jacket over a tank top.

Dina stood in the suite’s living room, debating the consequences of going alone. She’d agreed to let Bates lead the investigation, but her gut told her to get to that Gut now. Not wanting to waste more time, she darted out and ran down six flights of stairs to the exit. Before she started the car, she typed up a quick text message. 

Went to check a hunch, be back soon. D. 

She sent it to Bates knowing full well he’d call.



After Dina Ranger loses telepathic contact with her brother, she breaks into his apartment and stumbles onto a special government unit responsible for monitoring the psychic population. She’s offered a job where she can use her psionic gifts to help people. 

Stranded on earth over a hundred years ago, Liam of Shria is searching for a metal needed to repair his ship when he finds Dina, a telepathic investigator, and narrowly saves her from an exploding alien pod. Together, they uncover a plot to rebuild an ancient weapon and discover the truth behind Dina’s abilities while unlocking dangerous secrets about the alien presence on earth.

Can they stop a powerful weapon meant to enslave the human race? Can their relationship survive the secrets of the past or will it tear them apart? 

To Purchase: Amazon / Crescent Moon Press
 
Jenn’s love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. Throughout her teenage years, she kept a diary of her personal thoughts and feelings but graduated from Nancy Drew to other mystery suspense novels.
 
Jenn often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.


Jenn's also offering an e-book of her romantic suspense novel Lucky's Charm to one lucky winner! All you have to do is comment to be entered in to win.

17 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Jenn. This sounds like a great story.

jaybird said...

Sounds like a good read! Congrats and a great big shout out to a fellow Jersey Girl. :)

Jenn Nixon said...

Thank you for having me Cherie!!

Thank you Jaybird & Natalie, good luck in the giveaway!!
Jenn

Rachna Chhabria said...

Jenn's book sounds fascinating. Telepathic investigator has me all shivering in anticipation.

Jenn Nixon said...

Thank you Rachna, it was a blast to write!
Jenn

Mia Lansford said...

Hello Jenn,

Are you signing copies at NJRW conference? Maybe I should wait until then to pick up my copy. Congrats on the release. I wish you a ton of sales.

Mia

Jenn Nixon said...

Probably won't make it to NJRW this year, hope to make it next year!

laurie said...

Congrats to Jenn. This sounds like a great story.

Christine Rains said...

Awesome excerpt! Congratulations to Jenn!

Jenn Nixon said...

Thank you Laurie & Christine, appreciate the comments!

Misha Gericke said...

I love the sound of this story. :-)

Jenn Nixon said...

Thank you Misha, good luck in the contest!

Heather Holden said...

Wow, such a great excerpt! Don't think I've ever heard of Jenn Nixon before, but I'm definitely curious about her books now...

Jenn Nixon said...

Hi Heather, thanks for the sweet comment, good luck!

Medeia Sharif said...

This looks amazing. Congrats to Jenn.

Mary Preston said...

Very interesting. I loved how in the excerpt she just waves her hand to open the curtains.

Jenn Nixon said...

Hi Media & Mary, thank you so much for commenting!! Good luck in the contest...

And reminder to everyone you can comment on more than one blog for an extra chance to win! Here's the full list: http://www.jennafern.blogspot.com/2013/08/mind-blog-tour-give-way-sept-2-through.html