Release Day Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway - The Last Protector by Stephanie Keyes

The Last Protector
Release Date: 12/15/14
Inkspell Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:

Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.
And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?
As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?

*The Last Protector is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series.

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It was an ordinary Thursday, (or at least I thought it was going to be), when things got scary. As
usual, I was flirting with Valerie Gibbons by the lockers.
"You coming over after school?" Val toyed with the front of her cheerleading skirt.
I shook my head. "Not today." This weird sense of urgency had thrummed in my veins all day,
like a Heavy Metal bass line.
Go to the park, go to the park, go to the park...
Val pouted. "You aren't going to dump me, are you? I really like you, Gabe."
"Nah." I made sure no teachers were watching, and then gave her a quick kiss on the lips. My gut
turned to jelly when my mouth brushed against hers. "Where ya going?"
I wished I could tell her the truth. "Ah, you know. I have to do some stuff with the 'rents this
afternoon. I'll call you later, okay?" I pushed down my guilt and smiled, trying to amp up my
charm to the super mega-watt Gabe level.
"Maybe." Val sounded grumpy about it, but the corners of her mouth turned up when she spoke
the word. "Bye." With a quick turn, she ran in the opposite direction, leaving me alone.
After waiting a few beats, I closed my locker with a click. Shouldering my backpack, I ran out
the side door and hopped on to my red 10-speed and started to pedal.
Something pushed me, the same message on loop in my mind: Go to the park, go to the park, go
to the park...I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't. Maybe if I followed the voice, as freaky as that
sounded, it would stop. The thoughts and dreams would end.

And I wanted them to. 

Where It All Began

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About the Author

Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she's still doing the same thing, except now she gets to share those ideas with readers! When she's not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she's best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years. Mrs. Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Society For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author in the global group of writers, Love a Happy Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and the soon to-be-released finale, The Star Catcher (November 2013), all from by Inkspell Publishing. Mrs. Keyes is hard at work on a new YA Paranormal Romance.

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