Hey ya’ll so I have Gavin here from the amazing book Renegade by JA Souders. Gavin is somewhat cagey so to get him to sit still and do anything like this was a feat but he’s so damned adorable and I thank him for trying! I was supposed to post a review along with the post but I felt it would be too long so my review of the book is below I’ve added a very hot scene for my excerpt so make sure to read it!
Ok so handing this over to Gavin for a sec….
Transcript from video log.
*image is wobbly as Gavin sets recorder down* *clears throat*
Hi, um, I’m Gavin. Er, you probably want my last name, too. That’s how these things work, right? It’s Hunter. That’s a weird last name, isn’t it? (*laughs*) Well, I’m a hunter, and my dad was a hunter before me, and his dad before him and so on and so forth until before the war. I’ve no idea what our last name was before that, although I’m sure we had one…, but someone around the time after the War became a hunter and someone else called him Hunter and our last name was born.
Hmm. Maybe you didn’t want to know that. It is kind of boring…
*Gavin looks around the room and taps his fingers on the table*
Hmm. What to talk about? What to talk about?
Gah! I don’t know how to do these things! Evie’s the one who usually handles these things. She’s the princess after all. She’s been trained (*scowls*) to know how to speak eloquently and with passion and fervor, while looking absolutely gorgeous without a hair out of place and a smile plastered onto her perfect face. All the while not worrying that she’s talking to an ungodly amount of people. Even now when she…*glances over shoulder, turns back around and stares at hands*) even with everything that’s happened, she still has the regality to her.
Me? I’m just a hunter from a tiny little village off the Atlantic who’s used to spending my time doing my best to avoid human contact as much as possible. Now? Now I’m stuck trying to figure out how not to sound like an idiot. Sh*&%
*female voice in background* Gavin!
*Gavin winces, and turns away from the camera* Sorry, Evie!
*Turns back around, and runs hands through hair.*
Okay, so what the *winces again, clears throat* What am I supposed to talk about? I’m sure you all want to know what our story is about. Should I tell you that? *Face brightens, then falls again* Nope, Jess would have my head on a platter if I did that.
*frowns at camera, then tosses hands in the air* I give up. I’m getting Evie to do this. She’s much better at it.
Lol he cracks me up! I adore this guy! Ok so haven’t heard of Renegade yet? Check it out!
Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles Book1)
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen
Source: ARC from the publisher
Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
J.A. Souders lives in Florida with her husband and their two children and is an active member of RWA, DFRW, YARWA, SCBWI, and SFWA. RENEGADE is her first novel.
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