Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Forget Me Not & Remember Me by Stacey Nash

Forget Me Not and Remember Me

Forget Me Not (Collective, #1)Forget Me Not
(Collective #1)
by Stacey Nash
YA SciFi
Ebook277 Pages
August 1st 2014 by HarperCollins AUS Impulse

Summary

Anamae is drawn into a world which shatters everything she knew to be true.

Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. They're not just jewellery, they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewellery's power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device - and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she's Enemy Number One.

She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends' lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.
  

Remember Me (Collective, #2)Remember Me
(Collective #2)
by Stacey Nash
YA SciFi
Ebook200 Pages
October 1st 2014 by HarperCollins AUS Impulse

Summary

When all is lost, she must remember...

Anamae Gilbert managed to thwart The Collective and rescue her father, even though his mind is now a shell. Determined to stop Councilor Manvyke hurting her family again, she’s training to become an active resistance member and enjoying a growing romance. But things never sail along smoothly – Manvyke wants retribution. And Anamae’s name is high on his list.

After a blow to the head, she awakes in an unfamiliar location. Anamae can’t remember the last few weeks and she can’t believe the fascinating new technology she’s seeing. She’s the new kid at school and weapons training comes with ease, but something feels off. Why does the other new kid’s smile make her heart ache?

And why does she get the feeling these people are deadly?
  

Excerpt

A sharp rap, someone knocking on the front door, echoes up the stairs. I duck into my room, unpin the brooch, and place both forget-me-nots in the jewelry box on my dresser. The rap sounds again. “Coming.” I bound down the stairs, through the living room, and yank the door open.
A man in blue overalls carrying a toolbox holds a yellow box-like thing snug in his palm. “My name isThomas. I’m from the East Coast Natural Gas Company. There’s been a gas leak reported in this area, so I need to check the levels in your home. It won’t take a minute.”
A green flame and fancy words, the logo for East Coast Natural Gas, are embroidered on his loose, navyoveralls. He’s legit, so I unlock the screen and pull it open, letting him inside.
“Sure.”
The man’s gaze meets mine as he walks past me, into the living room. He scratches his head of close-cropped dark hair, and moves his hand to his chin, rubbing it along the shadow of facial hair lining his jaw.
I scrape my palm across my forehead, suddenly recalling my recent vanishing act. He spoke first. I mustbe visible again. Phew. I didn’t forget to take it off.
“Ignore the mess,” I say.
He holds the yellow gas meter out in front of him, his eyes never leaving the small flashing green light. He walks in straight lines across the living room. Crossing my arms over my chest, I tap my foot. Hurry up. I’ve got a neat trick to show off.
He nears the base of the stairs and the green light flicks to red. His pace quickens, and he strides up the steps two at a time. I rush up behind him. “What is it?”
The gas meter beeps when he reaches the top of the staircase. Coming upstairs seems kind of strange. I mean, surely gas leaks would have to be a kitchen thing. The beeping sets my teeth on edge, and I just want it to stop. Maybe there’s something wrong, but here in the upstairs hall?
“That doesn’t sound good,” I mutter.
“It means there is indeed…”
He twists, angling himself toward my open bedroom door, and his gaze locks on my dresser. The back of my neck prickles, a sure sign something about this just isn’t right. I step past him and pull the door closed, but he pushes me aside and slams it open. Panic shoots through me, but I’m fast enough to dart around him.Turning my shoulder and reaching for the box.
He lunges toward me, grabs me from behind, and his arm pins my neck to him with a shoulder crushing grip. He pushes me against the dresser, and the box falls open, its contents spilling across the top. Heartpounding, my throat burns with a scream. I’ve got to get him out of here. He must know about my pendant, the brooch. Dammit. I wriggle to escape his vice-like grip, but it’s no use—he’s too strong.
My hand darts toward the pendant. I snatch it, but he grabs my wrist. Adrenaline tries to pound my heartright out of its home in my chest. If only I can get the jewelry on, I might be able to make its magic work and hide.
“Tech breech confirmed,” he speaks into his collar in a matter-of-fact tone; then he turns his gaze to me. “Give me the pendant.”
There’s a tiny ripping sound, like Velcro torn open.
A young guy in a black leather jacket flickers into my bedroom. A sharp gasp leaves me. I can’t escapeone attacker, let alone two.
Where the heck are these men coming from? I’m not going down without a fight, so I kick at mycaptor’s shins. The leather jacket guy wrenches the man’s grip from my shoulders and punches him square in the chin, knocking his head to the side. Shaking his head, the gas man stumbles backward.
The jacket guy raises his knee and drives a foot into the other man’s stomach. The straight, hard kick makes a loud thud and forces the dude to double over and curl in on himself. The leather jacket guy crouchesand drives his fist straight up into the man’s chin. It knocks him flat on his back like a felled tree.
My chest rises and falls with my quickened breath. My heart thuds like booming drum.
The mysterious rescuer turns toward me, holding my gaze with intense, steady jade eyes. He grabs myassailant by the arm, and they both flicker out of my room.
My mind spins.
Legs, arms, body—I can’t move, but it doesn’t matter. Moving is the least of my worries.
Who were they, and what just happened? The meter seemed to lead him straight to Mom’s pendant. Gas man, my ass.
I clutch my head in an attempt to stop my mind spinning, but my hand slides off my sweaty foreheadand falls against my tightened stomach. They might come back. The guy in the jacket…
What was that? The brooch, the pendant…my disappearing reflection. They wanted it. Damn.
Sweat trickles down my forehead and into my eyes. I wipe it away with a trembling hand. Questionshurtle through my mind, all jumbling together as they race faster and faster in my mind. Seconds, minutes, hours I don’t know, but a single thought emerges through the haze of my mind.
Will.


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Stacey NashAbout the Author

Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. She loves to read and write books that have a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.



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25 comments

  1. Cali Willette11/14/14, 12:14 PM

    I love the plot in this book too. The author is so good with writing and steampunk. ;) I love all the characters.

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  2. This sounds like an interesting series. I'm sure my daughter will enjoy it too.

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  3. I have a lot of questions about Sidheag too. And about Captain Niall, and possibly what might be brewing between the two of them (plots, romance, anything else). I am so excited to see what happens in the next book! I am especially excited to see Lord Akeldama some more. He was fabulous, even though he was only briefly introduced.

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  4. I wasn't too interested in this series, but I actually liked the excerpt. I may have to give it a shot one of these days!

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  5. It's more of a retelling of Sleeping Beauty in a sci-fi or fantasy setting.

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  6. I'm hoping I"ll like that one.

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  7. I've been having a tough time finding time, but I'm hoping to get some posts scheduled today and at least get up to the half point.

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  8. Good luck with that! Eventually I'd like to write, but it will be a few years and then we'll see if I'm actually any good. :)

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  9. I couldn't agree more! I haven't been over yet. We've been so busy, but I'll be by soon...

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  10. I feel exactly the same way! :)

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  11. Me too! Can't wait to pick Gail's mind a little more. :)

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  12. Christy Maurer11/16/14, 2:40 PM

    It's so funny actually! When we do our meetings we're all like my book really sucks but I'm still writing. That's the point I guess lol. I'm at 25,000 something so far.

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  13. It's definitely different from other plots I've read.

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  14. I hope you end up liking it if you do.

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  15. Sounds interesting :). The covers are cute.

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  16. 25,000 is awesome! May I ask what genre you're writing?

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  17. Christy Maurer11/16/14, 6:05 PM

    I'm writing a middle grade which is great because once I get to the 50,000 for NaNoWriMo I can cut about half the book lol.

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  18. That's the way to look at it. ;) Good luck!

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  19. 42 posts! Now that's something. Well done you.

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  20. Woots! Awesome job Tressa!!! Congrats on finishing the challenge :D Hope you have a wonderful December of blogging!

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