Friday, 27 April 2012

Storm Blog Tour: Severe Weather Warning! - Storm Excerpt

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING: 9 Bloggers, 9 Days, 1 Epic Storm 
Hello guys! Today I have Brigid Kemmerer, author of Storm in the blog to share a yummy excerpt from the awesome book! Have I mentioned how much WE (as in the 9 people participating in the blog tour) LOVE STORM ? If you guys haven't read it, I hope you are convinced to buy this book immediately after reading the excerpt below and join our 'love' army for the Merrick Brothers!

Chris didn’t hear the sliding door, but the rain told him when Michael stepped onto the porch.

He didn’t bother to look over. “Fight over that fast?”

Michael dropped into the chair beside him. “We didn’t fight.”

Chris didn’t buy that for a minute. “You got it all out of your system with Becca?”

“Who is she, Chris?”

Chris kept his eyes on the clouds overhead and replayed the events in the parking lot. Becca had been kneeling over him, pouring water across his face. He’d come up swinging, sure they were bringing him around to finish him off. Water was all too happy to lend itself to fury—she’d been lucky he didn’t knock her flat. Or worse.

Chris shook his head slightly. “She’s nobody. Just a girl.”

“I think you should stay away from her.”

“Looks like you already took care of that for me.”

“You know what I mean.” Michael paused. “I don’t like her story.”

“Well,” said Chris, turning his head to the side. “You weren’t there.”

That one hit its target. Michael was silent for the longest moment. “What do you want me to do, Chris?”

Something. Anything. Chris looked back up at the clouds, keeping his eyes open to the rain. “Nothing, Michael.”

His brother rolled back in the chair, staring up at the same dark sky, letting the downpour soak him, too. The rain didn’t talk to him, but Chris knew Michael felt something when the drops struck the earth.

“I hate this,” Chris finally said.

“I know.”

“We’re stronger than they are.”

“That’s the problem. You know that.” Michael paused. “Don’t let them bait you.”

Chris pointed to his face. “Is that what this is? Baiting me?”

“Damn it, Chris. They want you to lose control. You know that, right?”

He did know that. Didn’t Michael know he knew that?

“I want to leave,” said Chris.

Michael sighed, a sound full of oh-not-this-again. “And go where? Just how long do you think we could stay hidden? We’re not little kids anymore, Chris. If we move into another community, they’ll report us for sure.”

Chris scowled. “Then let’s go somewhere there’s no community.”

“Oh. Great idea. Where’s that?”

“Shut up. We don’t need them. We don’t need—”

“We don’t need what? A house? School? You want to move to the middle of the woods somewhere and just live off the land?”

Yeah. He did. If that was the tradeoff, he’d take it.

Chris stared out at the darkness and didn’t say anything.

Michael rolled his eyes. “Okay, Chris. Whatever.”

Some of the tightness in his chest was loosening, making it hard to maintain his anger. He could feel it now, the rain tracing along his shoulders, feeding relief into his muscles.

“You want me to just leave you alone?” said Michael.

No. He didn’t. He wanted Michael to sit here and tell him that this time they’d stand up to them, that they would show Tyler and all those freaks just who they were messing with.
But Michael would never do that.

“Yeah,” Chris said. “I’m tired.”

Chris heard him shift to stand, but he didn’t look over. His brother was watching him; he could feel it.

But Michael just sighed and moved toward the door. “Me too, kid. Me too.”

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Oh how I love this scene! Michael and Chris are AWESOME. So are you guys excited to read Storm? Well, I suggest you go to your nearest bookstore and grab a copy because it's out in the US already! If you live in Aussie, it's going to be out in 3 days! Chop chop then! ;) Thank you so much for sharing this amazing excerpt with us, Brigid!

Also, don't forget to comment on this post, spread the word about the blog tour and fill out the form below to be entered to win the giveaways, open internationally!
The blog tour continues!


Monday 23rd April:  Chris/Becca/Hunter Interview - Read Me Love Me Bookmark Me
Tuesday 24th April: This or That with the Boys of Storm - Shiirleyy’s Bookshelf
Wednesday 25th April: Fantasy Casting - saz101
Thursday 26th April: Brigid Q&A: YOU ask the questions! - Eleusinian Mysteries
Friday 27th April: Keeping up with the Merrick Twins + Review Roundup - Badass Bookie
Saturday 28th April: Storm Excerpt - Forget-Me-Not
Sunday 29th April: Video chat - Book Probe
Monday 30 April:  Chris Interview - Reading Wishes
Tuesday 1st May: Guest Post by Brigid: Five Secrets of the Elemental Series - Amaterasu Reads


  1. Ooh, awesome! I'm dying to read this one ;)

  2. Awesome Giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win! This has been on my to read list for a while!

  3. Why? oh Why are you doing this to me? It's a torture. I NEED this book right now. I can't wait to read this. Great post!

  4. Coolio! The guy on the cover is cute :)
    Thanks for being part of the tour!
    Alyssa Susanna

  5. I can't wait to read this book when it finally arrives at my mailbox!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome excerpt!

  6. i love this excerpt
    so glad i read it/ i can't freaking wait for book2

  7. Just finished this book--it's so much fun! :) So great to find a new series to love.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


    I'm just soaking up anything I can get for this book while I wait on my copy of Storm. I already thought Chris was an awesome character from the first chapter on Brigid's blog but now I'm thinking that ALL of the Merrick brothers will work for me :)

    LOL, love army... CAN I JOIN YOUR LOVE ARMY, CELINE? <3


  9. Thanks for the excerpt! I'm really excited for this! :D:D

  10. Thanks for the excerpt! I'm still reading STORM atm, but I am loving it so far. HEHE. I love all the Merrick brothers. <3

  11. Thank you for the excerpt! I think this book would be a HIT! :))


    This is amazing.

    And this is absolutely UNBEARABLE considering that I have Storm in my house right now but I can't read it until my birthday. And then I won't be able to read it until after The Golden Lily, Until I Die and Repture. *sighhhhhh*

    BUT OH MY GOD. Loving Chris. arghhhhhhh. and Michael.

    Need. this. now. dammit.

  13. Thanks for sharing! Have been hearing a lot about the series. :)

  14. +JMJ+

    Although I know that Becca doesn't deserve Michael's suspicions, I totally understand why he's so protective of Chris. Great excerpt! =)

  15. This so so awesome, Celine! I want to read more! You have me convinced to order Storm asap!

  16. Oooh! So excited! I am loving this blog tour. Thanks Celine!

  17. LOVED IT! I can't believe Chris is a Junior. I'm only saying this because I read the prequel Elemental. *Sigh. I love those brothers. :D

  18. Wonderful scene!!! I love this tour.
    Thank you for the giveaway,

  19. I swear, every post on this tour makes me want to jump up and grab my copy to reread! And this one especially, because I don't just want to end THERE, I want more damnit! Awww Michael and Chris <333 They break my out heart. They warm my heart. All those brothers give me the warm and fuzzies (not to mention some serious sexy thrills) :D

  20. I can't wait to read this book. Everything on this tour is just making more and more excited for this release. Can't wait!!

  21. Loving the excerpt! I didn't actually pay that much attention to this book until I saw this blog tour but now I really really want to read it! Thanks for sharing :)

  22. EEEEEEEE! CELINE! Thanks for posting the excerpt! Is it lame that I'm excited to read it all over again? I love Michael and Chros... and now I'm going back and picturing him as Steve R. McQueen/Jeremy. Hehehehe!

  23. Love the excerpt, but especially loving Chris right now!

  24. Awesome excerpt Celine. Perfect way to get everyone interested in the series and I love Chris and Michael moments.


  25. Love the excerpt!! I am just bouncy for this book and the rest in the series:D:D

    MIchelle A

  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm hearing the buzz on this series and I wanna check it out! Hopefully I win this one!

  27. Ahhh!!! I need to read this book! It sounds so good!

  28. Awesome excerpt! I feel sorry for Michael though, he seems so worn out :(

  29. Loved the excerpt. I wonder who "they" is..

  30. She's great with dialogue and writing the tension between two brothers. Can't wait to read this book!

  31. So many boys. I think I'm going to love this, both for the hotness and the dialogue. So looking forward to learning more!

  32. I read and LOVE Storm. Really looking forward to the rest of the series. ;)


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