Sunday, June 15, 2014

Welcome to the book blitz for
Mind Static 
by Jen Naumann!


Title: Mind Static 
Author: Jen Naumann 
 Publication date: August 2013 
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult 

Keyanna Sanders is about to get everything she could ever wish for on her 18th birthday: a hot guy who’s really into her, the sports car she’s always dreamed of owning, and the party of a lifetime that no one will forget any time soon. But before long, she’ll understand these wishes are more than a coincidence, and that they come at a steep price. Keyanna is more than just an average high school senior, her best friend is more than the innocent boy next door, and her sudden good fortune isn’t just by chance. When her estranged father suddenly re-enters her life, she’ll have to decide who to trust, and whether or not the man she loves has become the enemy.



Excerpt:
The smell of burning leaves mixed with the usual stench of the big city drifts through the cooler air when I step outside. Nestled on the edge of residential homes, our school starts just blocks from where chain businesses like tanning salons and women’s boutiques begin. The large oak trees lining the busy street have just begun to turn a bright orange, bringing color to the otherwise dull grassy courtyard. I’ve always loved this time of year, although it may just be because of my birthday. leaning against the BMW with her arms crossed. Although it’s halfway mild for a Minnesota fall, she almost looks ridiculous in a miniskirt short enough to fail the school’s somewhat loose dress code. The skinny jeans and knee­high boots I wear are more my style. I’m thankful for them when a cool wind throws strands of wet hair across my face. 
 “Took you long enough. Didn’t you have to come outside Nora waits for me in the half­full parking lot, When I’m a few strides away, Nora scowls. for the fire drill? And why are you wet?” passenger’s door, wringing out my hair in the process. 
 “It was the real deal. There was an actual fire in my class.” 
 “It was no drill.” I walk around to open the With her eyes wide, Nora opens her own door and slides in next to me. 
“What do you mean? Did you have something to do with it? I always knew you had a dark side to you, but pyromania is taking it a bit far.” minute and add, I shut my door.
 “I didn’t start it.” Then I stop a 
 “What in the hell is that supposed to mean?” 
 “Well, not technically.” Nora sighs dramatically when shutting her own door. 
 “Either you started it, or you didn’t.” earlier? It happened again. I wished the new guy would come over and talk to me—” 
 “You know that thing that happened in chem Hard. 
“You totally hooked up with him!” 
We did it right in the middle of communications class with everyone watching. It was magical.” smile crosses her lips, as if she would really do such a thing. sneer. 
“Yeah well I’m not like you. I have boundaries and a little thing I like to call morals.” the visor to check herself out in the mirror.
 “You should totally try it some time.” Her jaw drops, and she punches my shoulder. Rubbing my tender shoulder, I frown. 
“Right. “That’s never stopped me before.” 
A smug I click on my seatbelt, giving her a sideway “Yeah, well, you’re just jealous.” She pulls down 
 “Are you going to let me finish?” I cross my arms. Nora waves her hand in a whatever motion before flipping the visor back and starting the car. 
“Talk fast, because we have a lot to do before the party.” to my stomach. The feeling that this night will get out of control has multiplied throughout the day. “Anyway, Lock came over and—” Just the mention of the party brings butterflies Mid­backing out of the stall, Nora slams on the breaks and we both jolt in our seats. 
“Wait! His name is Lock? What kind of name is that? Lock and Key? Are you jerking my chain?” She begins to giggle manically. You’re killing me here.” out. 
“What? I can’t ask any questions?” now?” “I think it’s British or something. Seriously, Nor. She stops giggling and squints, her lips pushed “Not until I’m done. Are you going to let me talk A few cars honk at us. It’s no wonder—we’re sitting at an angle in the middle of the parking lot. Nora rolls down the window to flash them her middle finger before driving forward. called for, about something, many strange things happening to me today. Whenever I wish for something, it happens. I don’t know if I’m going crazy, or if maybe there really is some kind of birthday fairy, but something is going on and it’s really starting to freak me out!” 
 “You’re right. That hand signal was totally ‘cause they’re the idiot, “I thought you were so eager to talk to me “I’m trying to tell you that there are way too ” I mumble. ” Nora volleys back. Nora raises her hand. 
“Can I say something now?” I huff, waving my hand at her.
 “Go ahead.” 
 “This totally sucks. Why hasn’t anyone told us about this magical eighteenth birthday fairy thing before? Is it like some secret adults are sworn to keep or what?” She bursts out in an evil laugh, and slaps my arm. 
“Really? You think there’s more to this than just dumb luck?” 
 “You’re saying you don’t believe me?” It suddenly strikes me how completely ludicrous this whole conversation sounds. Birthday fairy? Magic? Yet there has got to be some kind of reasoning behind all of it. “Fine, we’ll test it out some more. See if my ‘wishes’ are really coming true.” After a beat her face lights up, and she claps her hands together with a squeal. 
“I know!” Nora pulls alongside a semi on the highway. 
 “Hands!” I yell, reaching for the steering wheel. She casually takes the wheel back. “You should totally wish for the Imagine Dragons or some other awesome band to show up for your party! It would be so epic!” up to wish me a happy birthday in person is so appealing I could die, somehow I think my “wishes” have all been of coincidence or just “dumb luck” as Nora suggested. 
“That seems a bit ambitious. Maybe I could wish for the most epic party to end all parties, only we don’t get caught and no one steals anything of value.” aggression out on the car instead of me for once. 
“You are so lame! That’s seriously what you’re going to wish for? What if you only have one more?”
 “I haven’t done this before!” I throw my hands up to the Although the thought of Dan Reynolds showing Nora snorts, slapping the wheel as if taking her roof. 
“I don’t know how it works! What if I only had a few and I’ve already used them up?” like a genie with the three wishes and shit?” 
She laughs in more of a cackle, taking in gulping breaths until her face turns red. “You’re totally making yourself believe in this crap, aren’t you?” going on?” is really happening. But you have to come up with a really good wish. Something that we can see actual proof of. Something that would never happen to you, like a guy getting down on one knee and asking you out on a date or something.” friends?” The whites of Nora’s orbs expand. 
“You mean 
 “Do you have a better explanation for what’s 
 “Fine. I won’t laugh at you if you can prove this as she flashes a toothy smile. 
 “Okay, fine. A good, plausible wish...hmmm...” something really good, like—” I cross my arms. “Remind me again why we’re
 “Because you love me.” Her dark lashes flutter Grumbling, I tap my fingers on my knees. “Just make sure it’s not dumb. Wish for Looking back at her, I yell, The car becomes silent. Nora glances between 
 “Nor! Shut up!” me and the road with her mouth held in a tight line. I groan loudly, knowing she’s a good one for giving the silent treatment when I piss her off. 
“I’m sorry!” I say. 
 “You just never let me think.” of saucers. She shakes her head wildly, her eyes the size 
 “I said I’m sorry.” I huff deeply.
 “What’s your problem?” She continues shaking her head, her expression filled with alarm. Panic, even. For a minute I worry she’s going to either be sick or she’s having an adolescent heart attack. I grab her arm. 
“Nor, are you okay?” Just like that, it hits me. 
I totally made her shut up! I gasp. Even though I’ll admit I get a little fangirlish about Harry Potter, I’m not an idiot. I know magic is not real. But how do you explain this?


Jen Naumann grew up in southern Minnesota as an addict of such flicks as Indiana Jones and The Goonies until she discovered John Hughes, and spent her high school days locked away writing love stories with a sci-fi twist. Married to a farmer in southern Minnesota, she tries to follow the madness of her four active children while balancing an imagination that never shuts down. As the author of CHEATING DEATH, SHYMERS, AND PARANORMAL KEEPERS, she writes stories with strong female leads who have a good sense of humor and tend to fall in love despite their better judgment.




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