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Exclusive Excerpt: FREQUENCY by Christopher Krovatin

Music buffs and lovers of paranormal thrills, be prepared to be rocked by Christopher Krovatin‘s Frequency!

When Fiona was younger, the townspeople of Hamm, Ohio hired a DJ named Pit Viper to help them overcome the troubled party scene in town. He did his job, but wound up unpaid and shunned. Now, Pit Viper is back, mesmerizing teens as they discover the local music scene for themselves– all except, Fiona that is. After all he’s been through, she expects that Pit Viper isn’t just back to entertain. Will Fiona be able to navigate her new fascination and discover his true intentions?

Thanks to Entangled Teen, we have an exclusive excerpt from Frequency! In this blurb, we see Fiona with her prized possession, Betty the guitar, using music to examine her relationship with Pit Viper after getting a personal message from him.


Once the initial wave of sobs gave way to quieter, sniffling sadness, she dragged Betty out from under her bed. She closed the blinds, locked the door, went to turn off her phone—

A notification glowed on her screen.

One new email.

Sender: PV.

Her crying stopped in a gasp of disbelief. She tentatively opened the message and read it.

Tess gave me this address. I hope it’s yours.

If it is you, I want to see you, soon. We have a lot to talk about. I’ve thought about you every day.

-Pit Viper

She blinked, absorbing the message.

Carefully, Fiona pulled Betty from her case. Her fingers found their way to Betty’s strings, and together they spoke.

But the message from the Pit Viper had pivoted her mood.  This wasn’t the minor-chord heartache and eighth- note angst that she’d planned to unleash, but a twanging sense of possibility and apprehension and heat. As it built, it slowed to a humid, stomping Southern-rock riff that spoke of something primal, old, and wise.

She closed her eyes. The slouching, laughing image of Horace hung in her mind for a second, and then it vanished and was replaced by a lithe figure humming with power, his skin marked with sigil and star, body hard and burning with a distant, cold light like the sun off snow. As the notes from her guitar outlined him in her mind, they all came together in the roar of his eyes, two distant lights in space, hungry as the gaze of a snake. He reached out to her, and without hesitation she put her hand in his, and they pulled each other close…

She swayed with the music. The room grew dim in her vision, the air cool against her skin. A bead of sweat formed at her brow, ran down her face, dropped off her chin.

I’ve thought about you every day.

Frequency hits shelves on October 2, 2018. You can preorder it now via…

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Nine years ago, Fiona was just a kid. But everything changed the night the Pit Viper came to town. Sure, he rid the quiet, idyllic suburb of Hamm of its darkest problems. But Fiona witnessed something much, much worse from Hamm’s adults when they drove him away.

And now, the Pit Viper is back.

Fiona’s not just a kid anymore. She can handle the darkness she sees in the Pit Viper, a DJ whose wicked tattoos, quiet anger, and hypnotic music seem to speak to every teen in town…except her. She can handle watching as each of her friends seems to be overcome, nearly possessed by the music. She can even handle her unnerving suspicion that the DJ is hell-bent on revenge.

But she’s not sure she can handle falling in love with him.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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