Book Blitz: Resistance By Jena Leigh

Posted February 24, 2014 by girlswit in Book Blitz, Giveaway, Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Resistance by Jena Leigh 
(The Variant Series #2) 
Publication date: February 11th 2014 
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Alexandra Parker might be the most powerful Variant the world has ever seen—but even that won’t get her out of finishing her junior year of high school.

The challenge of keeping her abilities under wraps during class is daunting enough, but throw one surly, sandy-haired Jumper into the mix, and things can get downright complicated.

Declan’s new job? Watch over Alex while she’s at school and do everything in his power to keep her from losing control. But as sparks of every kind begin flying between Alex and her new bodyguard, she’s left feeling more unstable than ever.

When avoiding her abilities results in a surprise visit from her parents’ killer, Alex’s worlds collide with a bang that nearly levels Bay View High.

With her freedom now squarely in the Agency’s crosshairs, Alex will be faced with the fight of her life… and a decision that could forever alter the course of her destiny.

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Resistance Excerpt

Alex froze just inside the doorway.
The hallway that stretched out before
her was packed with bodies, filled to capacity with students milling beside
lockers and meandering toward their classes.
She took a breath and held it.
Kenzie and Cassie quickly disappeared
into the crowd, leaving her behind.
Why hadn’t she walked the long way
around the building? Her homeroom was three hallways and a commons area away,
and the entire path would be packed until the second bell.
The sounds of conversation and laughter
grew louder, surpassed in volume only by the sudden thudding of her heart as it
pounded frantically against her ribcage.
So many people… all it would take is
one touch from the wrong one
, she thought. One touch, and I could lose control.
Move. She needed to move.
Someone brushed past her, jostling
Alex’s shoulder as they entered through the double doors behind her.
Alex swallowed a whimper, searching
frantically for an empty space in the chaos.
Hugging her arms tightly around her middle,
Alex found an opening in the crowd and made her way to a narrow wall between
two classroom doors, pressing her back against it and aching for an escape.
Closing her eyes, Alex fought to steady
her breathing, then sucked in another ragged breath after being startled by the
sound of the first bell blasting from a loudspeaker mounted to the wall above
her head.
“Never pegged you as the agoraphobic
Alex opened her eyes.
A smiling face stared down at her, a
few short inches from her own.
Her first instinct was to jerk away,
but a warm hand on her shoulder had pinned her firmly in place.
“Hold still, Alex,” Declan ordered.
With his left hand placed protectively on one shoulder and his right hand
pressed against the wall on her other side, Alex was effectively boxed in.
“Declan, you can’t—” she began,
shrugging her shoulder where he held it in place.
Declan inched his fingers farther away
from her exposed collarbone and down her sleeve, but still didn’t pull away.
“You’re fine,” he said. “Just breathe.”
Students filed past on both sides. Alex
eyed them nervously.
“Look at me,” Declan said quietly. “Not
at them.”
Alex did as she was told. Declan just
shook his head, smiling.
“You know, it’s probably a good thing
you can’t jump right now,” he said in an undertone. “I would not have
wanted to explain to Grayson why you teleported in the middle of a crowded
hallway with dozens of witnesses.”
Alex’s head swam with the sensory
overload. Having Declan standing so close was only making it more difficult to
pull herself together. She’d forgotten just how easily his nearness could knock
her for a loop.
He was still smiling down at her as
though they were just another normal couple stealing a quiet moment alone,
instead of two Variants standing in the midst of a sea of humanity, while one
of them tried to keep the other from falling apart entirely.
The passing students sent them a few
curious glances as they walked into their classrooms, but otherwise gave them
plenty of space.
Another few minutes and the crowds
began to thin.
Declan removed his hand from her
shoulder and took a step backward. “You okay to move?” 
“I… Yes,” she said, her face flushed
with embarrassment. “I am.”
Slipping past him, Alex marched off
down the empty hallway. Declan’s long legs matched her stride easily.
“You want to talk about it?” he asked
as they entered the open expanse of the commons area.
“Not particularly.”
“You sure?”
“I’m fine.”
The second bell rang.
Alex was officially late.

Jena Leigh is the author of the Variant Series novels REVIVAL and RESISTANCE. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, she spent ten years in the mountains of North Carolina before returning home to the lightning capital of North America. A shameless geek, she loves coffee, loud music, bad sci-fi movies, Skittles, and shenanigan-filled road trips to faraway concerts. 

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4 responses to “Book Blitz: Resistance By Jena Leigh

  1. Thank you for sharing your work with us readers and for this treat of a giveaway opportunity. I think Alexandra and Declan sound like a lot of fun – can't wait to read about the great blow up 😉

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