Promo Blitz: “Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four” by Nya Jade – Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to the promo blitz for Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. There is a HUGE giveaway attached to this, but first things first. Let me introduce you to the book!

Phoebe PopePhoebe Pope and the Year of Four (Shapers #1) by Nya Jade

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The students of Green  Lane  Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus   exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .
Sixteen-year-old  Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy  academy for  shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a  boarding school  whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully  planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal  teenager Above.
As if two course loads, concealing a secret power  she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t  enough, Phoebe finds  herself developing major feelings for actor and  teen heartthrob Colten  Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears  to be majoring in  winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that  Phoebe may be at  the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the  target of  shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress  the  truth.
Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and  spycraft take on great  importance as a menace stalks the campus, with  Phoebe as its target.  Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship  with Colten, quickly  morphs into heartache when she suspects that  something sinister lurks  beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame.  Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught  in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where  she doesn’t know who to  trust, and needs to rely on herself—and her  secret power—to get to the  truth and to stay alive.

 And now let me introduce you to author Nya Jade!
Nya Jade is a singer-songwriter and author based in San Francisco. Her  music videos haveAuthor Photo- Nya Jade- credit Michael Lavine aired on the VH1, BET, and MTV networks. USA Today  hailed Nya as a “young female troubadour worth keeping your eyes and  ears on,” in an entertainment feature on up-and-coming  singer-songwriters. “Her cool singing voice recalls Sade,” said the LA  Times.Between writing and performing new music, Nya took a musical sabbatical  to focus on writing a novel—an endeavor she found quite daunting, until  she began looking at each chapter as a verse in a very long song. Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four is her first novel.

In her free time, Nya enjoys hanging out with family and friends,  searching for amazing gluten-free desserts, and bargain hunting for her  next pair of funky shoes.

Nya holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Sociology, both from Stanford University.

Now you’re excited, right? Well, here’s the excerpt!

            Phoebe was too far away to sense whether the boy had one heart or two. Through the maze of trees with clattering leaves, she could see him moving with purposeful speed. He was headed toward her destination—a brownstone chapel perched at the top of a small hill. Not knowing the boy’s nature made Phoebe hesitate. Then came the sound of tower bells. Eight o’clock. There was no time to think of an alternate route. She was officially late for the Conversion.

A loud, echoing crack quickened Phoebe’s pace as lightning slashed the indigo sky above her. She had barely reached the base of the hill when rain began pounding down. Clutching the camera that hung from the strap around her neck, she sprinted the final stretch, arriving breathless.

Phoebe wiped the rain from her face, and then entered the chapel. Inside, light from moon-facing windows cast a misty glow across the sanctuary, the air redolent with the smoke of a blazing fireplace. She glanced around the heart of the nondenominational Green Lane Academy. It seemed so ordinary, so quiet, even peaceful. Rows of pews with velvet cushions ran the width of the room. She moved between them, taking care to remain in the shadows. An irregular shape in a dark corner caught her eye and Phoebe could just barely make out the outline of the boy. He knelt with his head between his hands, his body huddled against a pew. Praying.

Phoebe paused several feet away and waited. After a moment she felt energy seeping from the boy’s skin, raising the hairs on hers. Cold and electric, it meant one thing: the boy had only one heart. She couldn’t risk him seeing what she had come there to do. That meant waiting. Just then, something stirred behind her.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE GIVEAWAY! The prize is one Kindle Fire HD, open internationally. Yes, I said ONE KINDLE FIRE HD. Yes, I said OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Click HERE to enter RIGHT NOW!

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