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INDIGO KIDS COMPLETED DESIGNInternational best-seller SAFFINA DESFORGES (writing as STEVIE JORDAN) & KAREN OSBORNE bring you: INDIGO KIDS: Seven special children – one mission. Through time and space, seven uniquely talented children are called together. Connected by an invisible thread and each with a special gift, they are given a supremely important job: To save the world. They are the chosen ones. They are – the Indigo Kids.

BOOK ONE – Awakenings: JAX is fifteen. She’s just an ordinary girl in a less-than-ordinary world. Jax thinks her life sucks and that it probably always will. She couldn’t be more wrong…Someone is watching her. Someone wants her and her special gift – a gift she doesn’t know she has. A strange dream. A whale. The geek. A man in grey. A fight she has no idea she’s in. HADI is a geek. He’s always been a geek. With few friends and growing up in a rapidly-evolving Egypt, Hadi’s only escape is into the world of computers. A world where he is King and he feels safe. When the mysterious grey man turns up at his mother’s door and offers him a coveted place at a clandestine institute, Hadi has no choice but to take it. There, he starts to uncover secrets that will change his life – and possible everyone elses – forever. STARR has been running her whole life – running like a wolf, which is ironic really, because that is exactly what she is – only she doesn’t know it yet. Unaware of her ability to shift her shape until her path crosses with an old Arapaho Indian, Starr continues her travels across America blissfully unaware that she is being followed. Louis Ortega knows what she is and he wants her, along with the other indigo kids, and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. CECI has never had much of anything. Growing up on the mean streets of Brazil, he has fought every day of his short life – a life that is soon to come to an end…or is it? When Ceci wakes up in an empty operating theatre in Buenos Aires with no recollection of how he got there, strange things start to happen. Finding a mysterious key and discovering a hidden world beneath the hospital where strange becomes downright weird, Ceci soon finds out that maybe his life is worth more than he thought – but to whom? When HARMONY McKenzie kills her abusive father with an axe to the head, she’s sent to a secure unit for the criminally insane – somewhere she can never escape from. But Harmony finds a way. In a catatonic state, she travels via her dreams, and as the fifth Indigo Kid, takes on the role of Justice. Making her way through the tarot cards, Harmony finds the other Indigos and an unbreakable connection is born. Two halves, one soul. Twins MING & XI Wang Po have been separated since they were little. Without each other, they’re not whole. Together, they are worth a price that money can’t buy – to Ortega. On Argentum, a small planet orbiting a star named Mira and 420 light years from Earth, the Elders are at war and a young boy called SHAI appears to be the only one who can save them. A reluctant hero, Shai sets off with his mother, Celeste in search of the Silver City and the secrets held there. What he finds, will change the course of destiny forever. As the seventh and final Indigo awakes, The Heirophant, Louis Ortega realises that without the kids’ colours, his dream of living out his days in Nirvana might be further away than he thinks – and he will do anything to make it a reality – even if it means playing God.

They are being called. It’s time for the beginning of the end. It’s time for… Awakenings.

“Answer, my children – answer as if your heart would break. Answer the shades, the hues, the petrol blues. Answer the call…of Indigo.”

INDIGO KIDS : PARAGON & NIRVANA …are coming soon. LOST ONES, SIRENS’ SONG & THE LAST CHORD will follow.

**Warning – May contain some mild sexual references and/or profanities.**

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INDIGO KIDS – Book ONE: Awakenings (out now!)

So: Three weirdos, one conversation, a colour, a dream. 135,000 words and a million miles of editing and this is what happens…Very pleased/relieved Karen Osborne Bring on Paragon… (and stop with the Nirvana already…)

INDIGO KIDS COMPLETED DESIGN

International best-seller SAFFINA DESFORGES (writing as STEVIE JORDAN) & KAREN OSBORNE bring you: INDIGO KIDS: Seven special children – one mission. Through time and space, seven uniquely talented children are called together. Connected by an invisible thread and each with a special gift, they are given a supremely important job: To save the world. They are the chosen ones. They are – the Indigo Kids.

BOOK ONE – Awakenings: JAX is fifteen. She’s just an ordinary girl in a less-than-ordinary world. Jax thinks her life sucks and that it probably always will. She couldn’t be more wrong…Someone is watching her. Someone wants her and her special gift – a gift she doesn’t know she has. A strange dream. A whale. The geek. A man in grey. A fight she has no idea she’s in. HADI is a geek. He’s always been a geek. With few friends and growing up in a rapidly-evolving Egypt, Hadi’s only escape is into the world of computers. A world where he is King and he feels safe. When the mysterious grey man turns up at his mother’s door and offers him a coveted place at a clandestine institute, Hadi has no choice but to take it. There, he starts to uncover secrets that will change his life – and possible everyone elses – forever. STARR has been running her whole life – running like a wolf, which is ironic really, because that is exactly what she is – only she doesn’t know it yet. Unaware of her ability to shift her shape until her path crosses with an old Arapaho Indian, Starr continues her travels across America blissfully unaware that she is being followed. Louis Ortega knows what she is and he wants her, along with the other indigo kids, and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. CECI has never had much of anything. Growing up on the mean streets of Brazil, he has fought every day of his short life – a life that is soon to come to an end…or is it? When Ceci wakes up in an empty operating theatre in Buenos Aires with no recollection of how he got there, strange things start to happen. Finding a mysterious key and discovering a hidden world beneath the hospital where strange becomes downright weird, Ceci soon finds out that maybe his life is worth more than he thought – but to whom? When HARMONY McKenzie kills her abusive father with an axe to the head, she’s sent to a secure unit for the criminally insane – somewhere she can never escape from. But Harmony finds a way. In a catatonic state, she travels via her dreams, and as the fifth Indigo Kid, takes on the role of Justice. Making her way through the tarot cards, Harmony finds the other Indigos and an unbreakable connection is born. Two halves, one soul. Twins MING & XI Wang Po have been separated since they were little. Without each other, they’re not whole. Together, they are worth a price that money can’t buy – to Ortega. On Argentum, a small planet orbiting a star named Mira and 420 light years from Earth, the Elders are at war and a young boy called SHAI appears to be the only one who can save them. A reluctant hero, Shai sets off with his mother, Celeste in search of the Silver City and the secrets held there. What he finds, will change the course of destiny forever. As the seventh and final Indigo awakes, The Heirophant, Louis Ortega realises that without the kids’ colours, his dream of living out his days in Nirvana might be further away than he thinks – and he will do anything to make it a reality – even if it means playing God.

They are being called. It’s time for the beginning of the end. It’s time for…. Awakenings.

“Answer, my children – answer as if your heart would break. Answer the shades, the hues, the petrol blues. Answer the call…of Indigo.”

INDIGO KIDS : PARAGON & NIRVANA …are coming soon. LOST ONES, SIRENS’ SONG & THE LAST CHORD will follow.

**Warning – May contain some mild sexual references and/or profanities.*

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Awakenings – Part Two HADI is FREE this weekend!

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PART TWO – HADI (approximately 22,000 words) – Hadi is a geek. He’s always been a geek. With few friends and growing up in a rapidly-evolving Egypt, Hadi’s only escape is into the world of computers. A world where he is King and he feels safe. When the mysterious grey man turns up at his mother’s door and offers him a coveted place at a clandestine institute, Hadi has no choice but to take it. There, he starts to uncover secrets that will change his life – and possible everyone elses – forever. He is being called – they are being called. It’s time for the beginning of the end. It’s time for…. Awakenings.

“Answer, my children – answer as if your heart would break. Answer the shades, the hues, the petrol blues. Answer the call… of Indigo.”

 

 

 

5 day FREE promotion – INDIGO KIDS: Part 4 – CECI

Okay, that’s it – last one. We just can’t give any more away… 😉

Part 4 – CECI (Seesay) is free now.

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Part Four – CECI (approximately 18,000 words)

Ceci has never had much of anything. Growing up on the mean streets of Brazil, he has fought every day of his short life – a life that is soon to come to an end…or is it? When Ceci wakes up in an empty operating theatre in Buenos Aires with no recollection of how he got there, strange things start to happen. Finding a mysterious key and discovering a hidden world beneath the hospital where strange becomes downright weird, Ceci soon realises that his life is worth more than he thought – but to whom?

Louis Ortega, aka The Hierophant, wants Ceci’s soul -wants his colour–his and the rest of the indigo kids’. Ortega has a plan and with the help of his faithful-but-misguided mercenaries, will stop at nothing to achieve it. With his dark prince and master surgeon, Raphael by his side, Ortega continues his quest to steal the colour from the world and use it for his own means – but Ortega doesn’t bank on the power of the kids or their special gifts. Slowly, but surely, they are opening their hearts and minds and in doing so, discovering things about themselves they never knew – with their colours, comes power.

Ceci is about to find out that he has allies – friends. From the wondrous Jax and the geeky Hadi, to the glittering green girl, Harmony and the adventurous Starr, to the ones he is yet to meet, it soon becomes apparent that for the first time ever, he isn’t alone.

He is being called – they are being called. It’s time for the beginning of the end. It’s time for…. Awakenings.

“Answer, my children – answer as if your heart would break. Answer the shades, the hues, the petrol blues. Answer the call…of Indigo.”

Jax, Hadi & Starr are out now! Harmony, Ming & Xi, Shai are coming soon.

Paragon & Nirvana will be released in 2014.

**Warning – this series is Young/new adult fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal. It may contain some sexual references and graphic scenes.**

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Stevie J

The INDIGO KIDS new release! Part two – Hadi

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On 19th October 2013, the second part of the Indigo Kids will be released…

INDIGO KIDS: Seven special children – one mission. Through time and space, seven uniquely talented children are called together. Connected by an invisible thread and each with a special gift, they are given a supremely important job: To save the world. They are the chosen ones. They are – the Indigo Kids.

PART TWO – HADI (approximately 22,000 words) – Hadi is a geek. He’s always been a geek. With few friends and growing up in a rapidly-evolving Egypt, Hadi’s only escape is into the world of computers. A world where he is King and he feels safe. When the mysterious grey man turns up at his mother’s door and offers him a coveted place at a clandestine institute, Hadi has no choice but to take it. There, he starts to uncover secrets that will change his life – and possible everyone elses – forever. He is being called – they are being called. It’s time for the beginning of the end. It’s time for…. Awakenings.

“Answer, my children – answer as if your heart would break. Answer the shades, the hues, the petrol blues. Answer the call…of Indigo.”

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To celebrate, Jax – Part One will be FREE for two days!

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The Awakenings have begun.

What Charley Robson thinks of Jax

Here is the very first review of Part One – Jax (Indigo Kids).

It is written by the annoyingly talented Miss Charley Robson and yes, she is a young adult also, so her opinion counts, okay! 😉

This is what she had to say about Jax:

Indigo Kids: Book One – Jax

I read this book end to end in just under two hours, on a rainy afternoon in Wales. Time well spent, I tell you.

Jax is the first instalment of the Indigo Kids series. It is not a very long book – short, I think, even for YA, but the serial-like setup is pretty complimentary to the story on the whole. The central concept – a group of teenagers who are gifted with special abilities and a subsequent obligation to save the world as we know it – is not unfamiliar territory for any reader, and so the book wastes no time with pretty-but-pointless prologues and, instead, opts for a much more punchy opening in media res.

The central character, Jax, was one of my favourite aspects of the book. Although the narrative uses a third person perspective, Jax’s voice is almost omnipresent via turns of expression and mental assessments of her surroundings. Jax herself is also very engaging; she is spunky, determined, clever, funny and, although her age is a little hard to guess from the outset, behaves very much like a normal teenage girl (which can be something of a rarity among teenage protagonists of the supernaturally gifted variety).

Another thing that I feel particularly deserves a mention is Jax’s race. Description is not used overmuch in terms of characters’ appearances, but the references to Jax’s dark skin and springy curls do indicate that she is non-Caucasian. The fact that this has absolutely no bearing on the story, or on the way other characters treat her, is an absolute delight – and something I would love to see more of in YA in particular.

In terms of Jax’s gifts, and their bearing on the story, my feelings are also largely positive. Rather than being amorphous serendipities that appear for no discernable reason, her gifts are tied directly to an already established interest. Thus, Jax’s motivations are made much stronger, and rather than inducing the need for an explanatory interlude, the revelation has a much more progressive effect on the story overall.

As I mentioned before, Jax is not a long book – nineteen chapters, and none of them sizeable. The pace of the story, therefore, is much faster than usual. On the whole, I’d say it worked well – the writing is taut, and there is plenty of action to keep the reader’s attention. However, I do feel the book might have merited a few more chapters, if only to better establish Jax’s circumstances prior to the day she discovers her gifts. Although hints about setting can be picked up via other aspects of the narrative – the chapters involving Michael, in particular, are very enlightening – I personally would have preferred a bit more time to get my bearings, and perhaps gain a little more imaginative traction in Jax’s world.

There are a couple of other similar instances too – although the enigmatic nature of Jax’s power is interesting, like the secrecy of the grey-suited antagonists, the lack of explanation can sometimes be somewhat disorienting, as the reader is suddenly confronted with new concepts that, seemingly, make perfect sense to the characters without any explanation being given.

Furthermore, with the speed of events, the emotional and long-term impact of one or two which, without giving anything away, are pretty drastic, is somewhat lost amid the constant flow of action and reaction.

On the whole, though, Jax is a very strong debut for the series, combining a fast pace with an engaging protagonist and handling its somewhat moth-eaten central concept with an infectious surety and enthusiasm. It’s fun, fast, and well worth an afternoon’s attention.

Thank you Charley! 🙂

Charley raises some valid points about non-explanation of events, so let me answer that quickly. This is done for a reason. Indigo Kids Book One is broken down into seven parts, one for each kid. It is intended as an introduction for the characters as each of them has a special gift and is made aware of it in a different way. Books two and three will not be serialised in this way. The parts intertwine and the threads come together at the end of the book, and things do become clearer as you meet each kid, I promise!

Thank you Charley for taking the time to write about Jax and I am glad you loved her as much as we do!

Hadi will be coming your way soon!

Stevie