Thursday, December 3, 2015

BLOG TOUR: The Awakened by Sara Elizabeth Santana

We are absolutely thrilled to kick off this exciting Blog Tour for Sara Elizabeth Santana's debut novel, The Awakened, the first book in The Awakened Duology! Today on my tour stop, we will be sharing an excerpt from the book! Plus, don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway at the end of this post!

Young Adult
Science Fiction/Horror
Zombie Romance
The Awakened Duology, #1
Publish Date:
December 1, 2015
Oftomes Publishing

Zoey Valentine is concerned with two things: surviving the multitude of self-defense classes her dad makes her take and avoiding Ash Matthews.

That is, until the Z virus hits, wiping out a third of the population in a matter of weeks. If that weren' frightening enough, the bodies of the victims disappear and suddenly reappear, awakened fro their dead state. They're faster, smarter, and they work together to get the one thing they crave, human flesh.

The United States is in a panic and then the government decides the unthinkable: to bomb every major city overrun with the awakened.

Now Zoey is on the run, with her dad and Ash, desperate to find a place of safety amongst the ruined remains of the country.


The unmoving people surrounding us started whispering "beautiful, beautiful, beautiful" over and over again, and I felt a shiver run up my spine. 

"Terrifying?" I asked, confused. My voice sounded different, deeper. The rest of the dancers started moving, a slow waltz, slower than the two of us. They continued to repeat the word "beautiful" as if in a trance. 

"Terrifying," Ash repeated, a distorted smile on his face. "And beautiful." He stopped for a moment and brought my hand to his face, pressing his full lips against a small blue hand. 

I gasped, pulling backward, and stared, horrified, at the small blue hands that seemed to my own arms, blue, blue, blue. I wrapped my arms tightly around my stomach, the sudden urge to vomit so strong, so immediate. I met Ash's smiling face and turned heel. I ran away, ran through the slower dancers, through the branches that I had left scattered to the floor, through the echoing hallways of the school and into the girls' restroom. 

I stopped in front of the mirror and leaned over the sink, scared to look up. My heart was pounding in my chest, my ears and my head, all the way down to my toes. I lifted my eyes and stared at the blue monsters glaring at me in the mirror. Her hair was wild, covered in vines, her eyes were pure black, and there was no mistaking the blueness of her skin. I opened my mouth to scream and immediately saw the razor sharp teeth. 

I woke up screaming. 

Check out The Awakened Book Trailer!


**Bonus Giveaway**
To celebrate her debut novel, Sara is giving away a signed bookmark when you purchase either an ebook or paperback copy of The Awakened

All you have to do is email your proof of purchase and mailing address to:


**About the Author**
Sara Elizabeth Santana is a young adult and new adult fiction writer. She has worked as a smoothie artist, Disneyland cast member, restaurant supervisor, nanny, photographer, pizza delivery driver and barista, but writing is what she loves most. Her first story was written at age nine.

Sara runs her own nerd girl/book review blog, What a Nerd Girl Says. Her favorite books are a tie between Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling and Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce.

Sara lives in Southern California with her Dad, five siblings, and two dogs.

Her debut novel is The Awakened (OfTomes Publishing) which was released  December 1, 2015.

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