Indigo Incite (The Indigo Trilogy: Book 1) by Jacinda Buchmann
Published May, 2013
Genres: YA paranormal/romance
There are no secrets
Sixteen-year-old Tyler believed that his extra-sensory powers were a secret, but when his twin brother, Toby, is kidnapped by a covert government agency, he realizes that he has no secrets, and he has nowhere to hide.
He’s not alone
Now, to save himself and rescue his brother, Tyler must call upon the help of four strangers. Unknown to each other, Eddie, Liliana, Grace, and Sarah share a common bond. They are Indigo Children. With extra-sensory powers of their own, they must unite with Tyler in order to maintain their freedom.
They’re on the run. They’re on a mission. Romance is a distraction that Tyler can’t afford. But sometimes, the heart has a mind of its own.
Time is running out
Will they find Toby before the agency finds them first? Find out in Indigo Incite, Book One of the Indigo Trilogy.
Jacinda Buchmann lives in Arizona with her husband and three children. She graduated from Carroll College, in Helena, Montana, with a B.A. in elementary education and later received a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University, in school counseling. After spending several years as a teacher and later a school counselor, she now spends her time writing, any free chance she can get, that is, when she’s not spending time with her family or creating a new concoction in the kitchen.
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Indigo Incite Excerpt #1
Tyler was curious about something Jesse had said. “Tracker? Is that what you are? Do you go out and track people down?”
“I did for a little while, but now, for the most part, I stay here and work with the people they bring in.”
“Yeah, like you.”
“So, there are others, here, like me? How many?”
“Right now…there are ten.”
“Were they all kidnapped, too?”
“No, not all of them, some were recruited, but yes, a few were…brought here, unwillingly.”
“If that’s how you want to look at it, yes. But, eventually they all come around when they realize how their gifts can be used to help others. So many of them have never even understood why they have special abilities. They’ve always felt alone, and that’s where I come in. I help them recognize their true potential and help them to see that they aren’t alone, that there are others like them. We become like a family. It’s our hope that you’ll come to feel that way, too. Besides your brother, you have no family. We can offer you a home.”
A home. A family. It was a tantalizing idea, but he still couldn’t get over the fact that he had been kidnapped and drugged for the past two weeks. That wasn’t the way family treated each other. Jesse made the whole thing sound like a fairy tale. According to him, he had been whisked away from a life of poverty and had lived happily ever after. Was it really that simple? Toby had his doubts.
“I sense that you still have your doubts,” Jesse read his mind.
Toby was taken aback. Other than his brother, he wasn’t used to having anyone else inside of his head.
“Well, you’d better get used to it,” Jesse said. “There’s no such thing as a personal thought, anymore.” And just remember, they hear every word that you say, too, Jesse’s thoughts invaded his mind while his eyes glanced nonchalantly to the camera, anchored high on the wall, in a far corner.
Toby retorted with a silent reply, So basically, the moral of the story is, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Is that it?
You’re a smart one, no doubt about that, Jesse thought. He stepped toward Toby, patted him on the shoulder, and then said out loud, “I’ll give you time to think about what I’ve said. I’ll come back later this evening.” He took his bottle of water from the desk, swiped his ID badge, and stepped out. The door automatically slid shut upon his departure, and then he was alone in the windowless room.
Indigo Incite Excerpt #2
Without thinking, Liliana grabbed Tyler’s pillow and swung her legs over the side of the bed, bringing her feet to rest on the rough, threadbare, motel carpet. Then, she silently made her way to the sofa and knelt on the floor. She lifted his arm and secured the pillow beneath it. With her hand still on his arm, she gave it a gentle squeeze and whispered, “Here ya go.”
“What’s this for?” he whispered back.
“Maybe I felt sorry for you.”
“Oh, so my trick worked? You bought my poor, poor, pitiful me story?”
“What?” Liliana snagged the pillow from under his arm and smacked it on his head. Then, she turned toward her bed.
He laughed and then caught hold of her wrist to stop her. “I’m sorry,” he whispered. He tugged on her wrist to pull her down to the floor and then sat up on the sofa. He reached out for her other wrist and held both of her hands in his. The lighting was dim, but she could vaguely see that he had taken his shirt off. She could see the outline of his broad shoulders and muscular arms. His large hands held hers with a firm grip.
“I’m sorry,” he whispered, again. “Everything I told you is true. Other than my brother, I have no family to speak of; and I swear, I didn’t do anything wrong to get sent to military school.”
“Well, if you did something wrong, or not, it doesn’t matter to me.”
“It matters to me, that you believe me.”
“Because…I li…because I’d like us to be friends.”
“I’d like us to be friends, too.” Liliana wondered what he had been going to say. Because I like you? She pushed the thought aside.
He squeezed her hands and then released them. “You’d better get some sleep.”
“You too.” She stood and said, “Sleep good…on the sofa.” She laughed softly and then hurried to crawl back under the warm blankets.
Sweet dreams, Tyler thought.
Same to you, she thought back. As she drifted off to sleep, visions of a shirtless Tyler, lying alone on the sofa, were the last images to float through her mind.
Indigo Incite Excerpt #3
I could just drive away, he heard Eddie think. I could keep going, never look back, and pretend we never met.
“You could,” Tyler said. “It’s definitely an option.”
Eddie looked, as expected, very confused. “I could do what? What’s an option?”
“You could drive away and never look back.”
“How did you know…?”
Tyler shrugged. “My brother’s not the only one with talent. It’s true; you could drive away, pretend that you never met me, but it wouldn’t put an end to all of this. My brother isn’t the one who threw a kink in your plans. The people who kidnapped him did. You’re damn lucky that my brother had the power to contact you. If he hadn’t, you could be in the same position that he’s in, right now. The people who took him want you, too. Like it or not, we have to rely on each other, if we’re going to make it through this.
“Now, I need to get my bag. Can I trust that you aren’t going to drive away, once I get out?”
Eddie gave him a half smile. “Go ahead. I’ll wait right here.”
Tyler checked on Eddie’s thoughts one more time. Once he was certain that his new friend wasn’t going to leave him in the dust, he jumped out of the Jeep and yanked on the door handle of Kirby’s car. It was locked. It couldn’t be. Kirby never locked his car. He walked around the vehicle and tried each handle, but to no avail.
Eddie got out of the Jeep and came to stand by his side. “Car’s locked I take it?”
“Yeah, he never locks the car.” He slammed his hand on the roof.
Eddie sighed. “Just add breaking and entering to my police record, along with kidnapping.”
Tyler glanced at him. “You’re going to break in? Do you have a lot of experience with breaking into cars?”
Eddie scowled. “No, I don’t. Until I met you, the idea of breaking the law never crossed my mind. Do you see anyone coming?”
Tyler peered up and down the aisle of parked vehicles. They were parked in the back of the lot, and thankfully, there was no one around. “Um, nope. Looks clear.”
“Good. This should just take a moment.”
“What will? What are you going to do?”
Eddie grinned. “You and your brother aren’t the only ones with powers. Watch and see.” He placed his right hand on the door, slightly above the handle and placed his left hand near the locking mechanism. In less than ten seconds, Tyler heard the click.
“Voila.” Eddie smiled and flourished a hand toward the door. “One unlocked car, as you wished.”
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