Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Doon: A Bonus Scene


Destined For Doon - the second book in the Doon series releases September 2, and we have a bonus clip from the first book, DOON right here. 

You can read a review of the first book HERE

DOON Bonus Scene
Duncan’s Visit
Mackenna
(This scene takes place before chapter 15, first thing in the morning.)

“Why are you telling us what to do? We’re not your subjects.”
Though I had yet to form an opinion about what Duncan asked, I couldn’t help but bristle at his request. He’d rudely interrupted our breakfast to say he couldn’t stay because he had official business concerning the Centennial. Disappointment turned the pancakes in my stomach into hockey pucks.
Duncan raked his fingers through his already disheveled hair, making it even more chaotic. “Why did I expect ye to be reasonable? Since I canna accompany you today, I am requesting that you and Veronica remain in the castle with Fiona.”
At the first sign of dissention, Vee had retreated to the periphery of the scene, where she watched like an extra. “So we’re your prisoners again?”
Duncan blinked several times. His voice, when he answered me, was raspy with intensity. “You’re not my prisoner. Ye never were.”
He’d just informed me that I would have to spend the day with a royal babysitter. So I begged to differ. “What am I then?”
“You’re my—” He paused his dark velvet eyes suddenly miserable. “My—my guest from America.”
If I was truly his guest, as he claimed, I had a choice in the matter. “What if I say, ‘no’?”
Rather than argue, he clasped my hand in his and continued to plead his case. “Please, Mackenna. It would be a great comfort to know you were close by—and safe.”
Just a touch—his skin against mine—sent my heart into overdrive. Suddenly lightheaded, I had to grip the table with my free hand to steady myself. How dare he make me almost swoon!
“If ye will not do it for me, do it for your friend’s sake.”
A vision flashed of the beret-wearing attacker trying to hit a home run with Vee’s head. If Jamie hadn’t intervened, she might have died. Deflated, I agreed to Duncan’s demands. “Fine. We’ll stick around.”
The relief on his face almost made me feel sorry for giving him a hard time. “Thank you. Please allow Jamie and me to make it up to the both of you on the morrow.”
Like an invisible string, the mention of the king wanna-be propelled Vee forward. “How is your brother?”
Duncan favored her with an impish smile. “He’ll live. Jamie’s known for his particularly thick skull.”
Ha! So I wasn’t the only one to notice his freakish obstinacy.
“Oh. Well, I’m relieved to know he’s okay.” Vee, on the other hand, seemed attuned to the softer side of Prince Jamie.
Satisfied that he’d accomplished the purpose for his little visit, Duncan swaggered across the room. “It’s settled then. I will leave you in Fiona’s most capable hands. The castle has an excellent library if ye are so inclined.”
“Really? Thanks.” Vee’s eyes glazed over in literary rapture—my best friend had never met a book she didn’t like. So not only were we stuck in this gloomy castle, but now we would have to read as well. Duncan was sooo going to pay for this.
At the door, he made a low bow. “If ye will excuse me, I must take my leave. Until tonight, m’ladies.”
“Can’t wait!” I flashed him the Streetcar smile I’d perfected performing a Blanche DuBois monologue.
He paused, hand on the doorknob, to return my fake smile with his own genuine lopsided grin. “Just because you think me a right dense oaf, doesn’t mean I’m incapable of recognizing sarcasm when it hits me up alongside the head.” He cocked his right eyebrow in a deliberate display of superiority. “Even if I choose to forgive the source of said sarcasm because I’m a gentleman and she’s so lovely.”
With the last word and an infuriating wink, he made his grand exit. From behind me, Vee chuckled under her breath before returning to her blueberry pancakes. Sure, it was funny to her now—but just wait until Royal Emo Boy accosted her with another one of his mood swings.

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Want more Doon?
For a complete schedule of Doon bonus scenes and a chance to win custom Doon swag visit the Summer of Doon giveaway at www.DoonSeries.com

Doon is available wherever books are sold. Destined for Doon releases 9/2/14.

Doon Bonus Material

Copyright © 2014 by Carey Corp and Lorie Moeggenberg

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other—except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher.

Thank you to the Alan Jay Lerner Estate and the Frederick Loewe Foundation for use of the Brigadoon premise.


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Doon Summary: 




DOON…

Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. 

But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. 

Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

DOON is loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, with permission from the ALan Jay Lerner Estate and the Frederick Loewe Foundation. Follow the journey at http://www.DoonSeries.com

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Destined For Doon Summary: 
**SPOILER ALERT** IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST BOOK, THE SECOND SUMMARY CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS


The second book in the popular new Doon YA series that takes on a classic story, Brigadoon, and spins it in a new way to give readers a fresh, modern experience.

In this sequel to Doon, Kenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake-choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. Worse, she's received proof she and Duncan are meant to be, along with torturous visions of the prince she left behind. So when Duncan shows up and informs Kenna that Doon needs her, she doesn't need to think twice. But even if Kenna can save the enchanted kingdom, her happily ever after may still be in peril.

The Doon novels are a part of Blink, HarperCollins Christian Publishing's new YA imprint that delivers empowering and heartening literature while maintaining a tradition of imaginative and impactful storytelling.

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