Blog Tour & Giveaway & Review: CRYSTAL FIRE by Jordan Dane

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                                                          Crystal Fire (The Hunted #2)
Jordan Dane
                                                                 Release Date: 11/26/13
                                                                      Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.

While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese--the obsessed leader of the Believers--the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They're silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.

When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He'll need to confront his past--and the man who made him--before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.

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If you haven't read any of my reviews for Jordan Dane’s novels, then let me just tell you that Jordan Dane is one of my favorite authors. Dane is an amazing storyteller. She can take me and any reader to a dark, twisted place, sending creepy chills up my spine. And then turn right around and have me in tears, my heart breaking for her beautiful characters. Lets not forget about anger, too. I definitely wanted to rip heads off as Dane had me really disliking these Believers in this final book. Yep, Dane can definitely get all my emotions going when I read one of her novels. Oh wait, and swoony romance, gotta have my romance fix—and Dane most definitely delivers on the romance to feed my romance craving.

I didn't think Dane could give me another guy character in this series that I would love just as much if not more than Gabe, Rafael and Lucas, but say hello to nineteen year old Oliver Blue (love that name Blue). OMG, I love Oliver Blue, this guy stole my heart from the first page and ripped it out, too. Lets just say the ripping out part…that this is where the Believers come in to play. I really wanted to do bodily harm to the Believers (Dr. Fiona). I was on pins and needles and in tears for my loner, alpha male, Oliver Blue, waiting to see how this was going to come out for him. Dane also brought another new girl character in this book, Caila. Caila is tender on the outside, but tough on the inside.

Dane aged up the vocabulary in Crystal Fire with the guys, and I'm so glad she did. I mean these guys are sixteen to nineteen, so I would definitely expect to hear the f-bomb and the bullshit word from them. Thank you, Jordan, I love Oliver Blue’s sarcastic mouth and Gade and Rafe. I also have to say, since this is the last book in the THE HUNTER series, that I hope Jordan Dane will do a spin off book for Oliver Blue. I just want more Oliver Blue.

Jordan Dane did not fail me with the grand finale CRYSTAL FIRE. The storyline is filled with dark and twisted awesomeness, drama, action and beautiful romance.  I love every one of Dane's characters’ in this story...Gabe the broody badass brit. Rafe, the broken boy who never had love, but can love so deep and yeah, he's a badass, too. Luke, who's quiet and sensitive, but has a little bit of a dark side going on. And then there's my Oliver Blue, a loner, cocky and a total badass who has a warm heart even though he’s not going to admit it. But can't forget the effin twins; these thirteen year olds are just fun. The girls are great too, Rayne, Kendra and Caila they are self-assured with strong and independent minds. I highly recommend the THE HUNTER series by Jordan Dane as a must, must read!


                                                        My favorite Crystal Fire quotes:

 “That’s not saying much.” He smirked. “You look like someone who’d aim higher.”
 “That attitude won’t serve you here.”  
 “Attitude is all I…got.”   (Oliver Blue and Dr. Fiona)

“I’m game, I guess,” Rafe said. “I got a shitload of crap in my head, but if you can get at it, it’s yours.” (Rafe)

“Tell me something I don’t already know.”
“Okay, if you insist. A pig’s orgasm can last an astonishing thirty minutes.”
His uncle grimaced. “Good Lord, you don’t say. Now I have another reason to appreciate bacon. The man smiled.      (Gabe  and Uncle Reginald)

“How’s your headache?”
“That headache has a name.” Gabe forced a halfhearted smile. “Oliver.”     (Gabe and Rayne)

“We just kissed. Did he…feel that too? I don’t like this, Gabriel.”
“If he felt it, he was a perfect gentleman. He didn’t give me pointers, if that’s what you’re thinking.” Gabe cocked his head and said, “Wait. Should I be jealous?”        (Gabe and Rayne

"Don't get killed. That's the plan." Oliver put his arm around Lucas's neck. "that goes double for anyone wearing pastel pajamas that make them look like the fuckin' Easter bunny."  (Lucas and Oliver)

My favorite Gabe and Rayne swoon:
Rayne couldn’t get close enough to Gabriel. He held her in his arms as she sat on his lap at the start of the trip, but as they neared L.A., she had to hold him closer to her heart. She breathed in the smell of his skin and wrapped her fingers in his dark hair until she had to kiss him.
She wanted to be with this boy--- to feel his body on hers---to share the intimacy of making love for the first time, with Gabriel. No matter what happened between them, she would never regret loving him.

                                                                         (Book linked to Goodreads)
                                              My review for INDIGO AWAKENING HERE

About the Author
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two lucky rescue dogs.

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