Today I’m thrilled to be part of this exciting Blog Tour for Jordan Dane’s newest Young Adult Paranormal Series: The Hunted. Indigo Awakening is the first book which I loved very much. You can read my Review here. Today, I’m excited to have a special post from Jordan about the Indigo Children and their powers. Jordan Dane also introduces allt he characters and tells us about their powers!

Oh and stay tuned for a Giveaway at the end!

 

 

Indigo Powers by Jordan Dane 

I researched a number of websites on Indigo children as well as the topic of psychic powers. Since Indigo Awakening (Book #1 in the Hunted series) is a work of fiction, I needed to understand how psychic abilities might work in the story, but I also wanted the reader to “feel” these powers and how they erupt or evolve within each character. I didn’t want to simply describe their powers. I wanted readers to understand how these kids feel as their abilities explode or how their gifts morph into something far greater after they make contact and grow within the “hive mind.” Since the idea of man’s evolution is a key concept to my story, I wanted some of the powers to start simply, but get complicated as the kids develop to their full potential. Gabriel Stewart is my central character for this metamorphosis, but here is more about the powers I use in the book.

Indigo Children/Indigo Warriors – In my story, for the purposes of fiction, I make Indigo kids more plentiful, with the status of a Crystal child more unique and powerful. Indigos are highly intelligent intuitive teens who “feel” their way through life, trust their instincts above all else, and can often see angels and the dead. Indigos tend to be warriors. They have a fierce fighting spirit and a rebellious nature. They don’t accept things the way they are. They see how things can be. Indigo warriors can also be a little older than teens, those who have come before to pave the way and protect the Indigos who will follow. Gabe’s mother and his uncle Reginald are examples of early Indigo warriors.

shutterstock_43668637 (2) PURCHASEDCrystal Children – Crystal children are a higher level of power and attainment in the collective than Indigo kids. Only Lucas Darby and Gabriel Stewart reach Crystal child status in Indigo Awakening. They are the elite. Since Lucas is only fifteen-years old when he reaches this level, he becomes the obsession of the Believers. These church fanatics believe his “mutation” is more dangerous. He “turns” too early, so they think that Indigos are evolving more rapidly than they first suspected. They want to get their hands on the boy, to “study” him. Gabriel is eighteen and has been hiding in secret, off the grid, but he is far more powerful than even he imagines. Once he links to the “others” of his kind, he transforms into something amazing. He will be the most dangerous among these kids. In Gabriel, the Believers truly have something to fear.

 

Individual Indigo Powers – by Character

The Effin brothers are Indigo twins with the ability to attack the hypothalamus gland within the human brain. This gland affects the Four F’s – to feed, to flee, to fear, and to…hook up. As you might imagine, they can make anyone do anything with this ability, even though the twins think of their gift as a funny game. These boys are younger and very peculiar, even among Indigos. They only communicate telepathically, within their immediate hive, and they are most powerful when they are together.

 

Kendra Walker is an Indigo who is similar to a modern day Joan of Arc. She’s strong and rebellious, driven to protect the Indigos right to live. She has the ability to connect with other indigos, to draw them to her and track them, but only with a limited range and often with one-way communication from her to them. She is a healer and uses herbs and her garden to not only feed her street family, but she also hears the voices of “the others” through her plants, especially as she tends her garden.

 

Lucas Darby is an evolving Crystal child who has been stunted by his time locked up in a mental hospital. Drugs were used to control him and have taken a toll. His potential is similar to the gifts that Gabriel Stewart has, but Lucas also shows the ability to read other people’s memories. This psychic gift is called Retro-cognition. Crystal children tend to be more benevolent and peace loving by nature and Lucas is no exception. He’s at odds with Kendra’s warrior nature to protect her kind. Once he sees how far the Believers will go to destroy innocent lives, Lucas will be forced to take a stand he’s not prepared for.

 

Rafael Santana is a street kid who communes with the dead and easily connects into the spirit world. He’s the heart and soul of Kendra’s Indigo family, a simple guy so desperate to have a real family of his own, that he takes on the role of big brother to an abused homeless kid, ten-year old Benny. Although Benny isn’t psychic, these two are inseparable kindred spirits. Rafe is beyond wishing anything for himself, but he doesn’t wallow in self-pity over how his life turned out. Instead he takes on the responsibility of caring for a young boy and no one comes between Rafe and Benny, not even Rafe’s beloved Kendra and her Indigo rebellion.

 

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Gabriel Stewart is the most powerful Crystal child. He thought he was an Indigo, like his British mother, but after he meets Lucas’s sister, Rayne, and links to the collective hive mind through Lucas (another Crystal child), he is gripped by a metamorphosis that he can’t stop. He can connect his consciousness through animals and the dead, but his powers evolve into much more. I can’t say too much about his abilities without giving away strong elements to the story, but Gabe is seriously cool.

 

Hellboy is featured on the cover of Indigo Awakening and is Gabe Stewart’s ghost dog. He’s a portal to the “other side,” or is he?

 

In book #2 of the Hunted series – Crystal Storm – more Indigo kids and their powers will be revealed. There is a dark side to having these powers and the Believers tamper with science and human nature to battle something they should respect.

 

1.) If you could have a secret Indigo power, what would that be?

2.) Have you ever experienced a psychic moment or do you know anyone who is a real psychic?eHe

IndigoAwaIndigo Awakening

Series:  The Hunted #1
Genre: YA Paranormal
Get your own: amazon | BookDepository

 

My Review

 

Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane on goodreads:

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

Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy—to touch him—to protect him even though he scares her.

A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power—a force darker than either of them imagine—that could doom them all.

About Jordan Dane

Jordan Dane launched her back-to-back debut suspense novels in 2008 after the three books sold in auction. Ripped from the headlines, Jordan’s gritty plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense pacing to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag—and named her debut book No One Heard Her Screamas Best Book of 2008. INDIGO AWAKENING will be the third YA novel written by Jordan Dane.

Giveaway!!

You can win a copy of Indigo Awakening today and get entered into the Grand Prize drawing at the end of the Tour!

US/Can only

Check the other Tour Stops for more exciting posts and more Giveaways! 

Friday, January 4th – Harlequin Paranormal Blog – Interview with Jordan’s editor, Mary Theresa Hussey

Monday, January 7th – Bumbles and Fairytales – The Indigo Awakening World
Wednesday, January 9th –  Miss Page Turner’s City of Books – Character Interview with Gabriel Stewart
Friday, January 11th – Supernatural Snark – Interview with Jordan Dane

Monday, January 14th – The Page Turners – Character Bios
Wednesday, January 16th – Fiktshun – The Believers
Friday, January 18th – Bewitched Bookworms 

 

Oh and when you leave a comment, please answer Jordan Questions:

1.) If you could have a secret Indigo power, what would that be?

2.) Have you ever experienced a psychic moment or do you know anyone who is a real psychic?eHe

and now, have a wonderful day!

Much Love,

danny Siggy

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Sarah (saz101) 1/18/2013

EEEEEEEEE! THIS IS AN AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING POST! Thank you so much Jordan AND Danny! i’m reading at the moment, and I’m even more excited to find out about the characters :D
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Jordan Dane 1/18/2013

Thanks for trying my book, Sarah. I tried not to give away too much in this post. Enjoy!

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Krista 1/18/2013

Great post – sounds like a really interesting book. I thin I’d prefer the Effin brothers’ power the most. I’ve never known a psychic. I don’t think I believe in them…
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Jordan Dane 1/18/2013

I love the peculiar twins too, Krista. I wrote a longer reply about a personal psychic experience but it got eaten by the blog monster. I’ll post something later.

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Jordan Dane 1/18/2013

Thanks for being an INDIGO AWAKENING tour stop, Danny & Heather. Your blog is amazing. Have a fun weekend, you guys.

Good luck, everyone!

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leannessf 1/18/2013

I’ve always wanted to read people’s minds, so I like Lucas’ power!

I haven’t had a psychic experience and the only psychics I know are on TV, like the the Long Island Medium, Teresa. I love that show!

Thanks,
Leanne

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Jordan Dane 1/18/2013

Okay, I’m back with my psychic experience. LIke Krista, I tend to be a skeptic when it comes to psychics since there are so many posers. But when i was a kid, my mother had asked me to take a drive with her one evening to run an errand. I got in the car, but when she turned on her headlights (before she backed out), I stared into that light and knew that if I stayed with her, we would both die. That strong fear hit me hard.

I didnt explain much to my mom, only that I changed my mind. I rushed from the car and went to my room. My mom came back from her errand unscathed, but later I believed that if I had stayed, I might have blocked her view (because I was in the front seat) and that might’ve made the difference. Now I don’t know if anything really happened, since I listened to my intuition. But the strength of that sudden feeling has always stayed with me.

Because of this post, I finally told my mom about it. Weird, huh?

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Stacy 1/18/2013

My secret power would be to see people’s dreams. I have never had any psychic experience.

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Stephanie 1/18/2013

I would like to have Kendra’s power. I have some friends that have the gift of sight, but they are not psychics.

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Samantha D 1/18/2013

TY B Bookworms for being a host! :D I cant wait to read it!

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Mary @ BookSwarm 1/18/2013

I’ve read a bit on Indigo children — how intriguing to turn that into a novel, boosting the powers a bit but still keeping the nugget of truth.
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This is such an exciting book! I’m looking forward to reading it! I hope I’m lucky enough to win!
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kai W. 1/18/2013

My secret Indigo power would be astral projecting. I would like to be somewhere else while my astral self would be sitting in meetings.

My friend’s grandmother is a psychic. She could tell when bad things are about to happen as well as see and speak to ghosts. She scared me when I was introduced to her by my friend and co-worker.

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Jordan Dane 1/18/2013

How cool, Kai. I read about Death cats/animals that could sense when someone was about to die. They’d come & stay with them until they did, at nursing homes.

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Viki S. 1/18/2013

Mind speak would be mine :). Thank you.

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sarah c. 1/18/2013

Thanks for the giveaway!! I wound like to read people’s mind.. I have had some experience that could have been psychic or could have been a coincidence…

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Breana M. 1/18/2013

That’s a tough questions, since each power has its own appeal, but I’d have to choose Kendra Walker’s power. And I have to say no to the second question. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Erika 1/18/2013

I’d have to go with mind reading. I do not have psychic powers but my mother in law does. Thanks!

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Vivien 1/18/2013

I’m really eager to read this one!! Sounds great :D

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Teresa S. 1/18/2013

I don’t really know if it would be considered a psychic experience but I did have the experience of leaving my physical body once. I remember travelling somewhere but the details there are a bit fuzzy. I do remember clearly coming back to my house through my 2nd storey window and watching myself from above as I slept. I also watched as my husband shook me awake. In an instant I was pulled back into my body and sat bolt upright trying to catch my breath. It’s a sensation & experience ould never forget. And, as such I would love for my power to be the ability to transport from one place to another.

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Jordan Dane 1/18/2013

Seriously cool, Teresa. Thanks for sharing.

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Teresa 1/21/2013

I just keep hoping that it will happen again! It was an amazing experience!

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Victoria Zumbrum 1/18/2013

Thanks for the giveaway. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good.

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I haven’t heard about this book until now! It sounds really cool! I love ESP-like abilities. It’s like science and paranormal all wrapped up into one.
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bn100 1/19/2013

Thanks for the post and giveaway.

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Jacklin Updegraft 1/19/2013

This sounds like such a good book. Who doesn’t love kids with creepy powers! If I could have one indigo power is would be Retro-cognition… I mean how cool is that power! And no I’ve never actually had a psychic moment… nor, sadly, do I know someone who is psychic!

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Sarah Kalaitzidis 1/19/2013

I would love to have Gabriel Stewart powers! my god to connect my consciousness through animals! I’m just a animal lover and I hope to read more about what he can do in this book! Thanks for the great giveaway and Post!!!
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Melissa 1/19/2013

Wow this book sounds completely amazing..I don’t know what power I’d want…they all seem to have both plusses and negatives!!
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Grace Lo 1/20/2013

I’ve never had a psychic moment, but I’ve always thought it’d be cool to have the ability to sense another’s thoughts and feelings about you, like Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore!
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Gabrielle 1/21/2013

I love the ideas behind this book. Also, how do I enter the give away, or am I too late?

Here’s my answers to the questions:

1.) If you could have a secret Indigo power, what would that be?: Having the ability to dive into peoples dreams. I just think that’d be awesome.

2.) Have you ever experienced a psychic moment or do you know anyone who is a real psychic?: Both, actually. My mother is a psychic and I am, too. I’ve had more psychic moments than I can count, but here’s one: I had a dream a few days ago about crossing the street and getting hit by an SUV. When I woke up, I had to go to that same intersection that I dreamed about for a doctors appointment. The dream was so vivid that I avoided crossing the street that day, but I could still see it from where the doctors’ office was. I saw the white SUV speed down the street – the same one I saw in my dream the night before, and driving down right where I would’ve been in the dream. Did I avoid a serious injury? I don’t know. But that’s one small psychic moment for you. =)

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