Monday 27 September 2010

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Blood Ransom Blog Tour: Theo Extract

Today it's my turn in the Blood Ransom Blog Tour. Blood Ransom is Sophie McKenzie's sequel to Blood Ties, and I have an exciting extract for you!

"I froze, still under cover of the trees.
The muffled scream echoed in my ears.
It was Rachel. I was sure of it. But where?
The sound seemed to have come from beyond the trees… somewhere near the beach. I crept through the patch of woodland, towards the sea. My steps, crunching on grass and twigs, sounded loud to my ears, but no-one was around to hear. There’d been no more explosions since I’d left the boat, though I’d just heard a round of gunfire coming from the other side of the island.
I reached the edge of the trees, where the stony beach began to slope down to the shore, and stood still, listening hard. The wood and the rest of the island was behind me; the sea in front.
Another round of distant gunfire, then silence. All I could hear was the wind in the trees and the waves, lapping at the shore.
Had I imagined that scream?
“Help! Help!” The voice came again. It was definitely Rachel. And was that an animal crying?
It didn’t make sense.
I waited for what felt like ages, though it can’t have been more than half a minute. Then another yell sounded right beneath me.
Rachel was underground.
I stepped back, wishing I had more than the moonlight to see with. I stood, waiting for more sounds. But there was only silence."
How good does that sound? Don't know what Blood Ransom is about? Read on...

blood ransomClones Rachel and Theo now live thousands of miles apart. They keep in touch, but things just aren't the same. When Rachel discovers that evil scientist Elijah is still working in secret for a section of the government and about to murder Daniel, she sets out to rescue the little boy, but her plans backfire with disastrous consequences. Across the Atlantic, Theo becomes suspicious when Rachel misses their weekly internet chat. He discovers a report online saying she's killed herself and travels to Scotland to find her, certain that she has been kidnapped. A clue leads him to Elijah's mysterious clinic, where the sinister Aphrodite Experiment is underway. But what is Elijah really planning? Why does he need to track Rachel down so badly? And will Rachel and Theo be able to pay the ultimate ransom that he demands? From Amazon UK

Blood Ransom will be released 1st October from Simon & Schuster Children's Books.

Tomorrow the Blog Tour stops at The Story Siren and I Want to Read That, so make sure you check them out!


  1. How strange! I've never read Blood Ties because I always had this idea that it was about human traffiking (a topic that depresses me). But it must obviously be about something completely different - and something really interesting, too. I think I'll go and get a copy. Thanks!

  2. No problem! I haven't read it myself, but it sounds so good! I'm really looking forward to reading it! :)

  3. Hmm never heard of this. Great eye opener

  4. Hi I just finished reading it (been hooked on "Blood Ties" from the start, it is amazing and I suggest that everyone reads it!

  5. It does sound really good! I'm looking forward to it!

  6. Blood Ties was amazing it took a while to get hooked but once i did WOW it was amzing read it in 3 hours flat im looking for blood ransom but i cant find it:{ any ideas were tuoo look ps. i live in England x

  7. You can order it from Amazon UK or The Book Depository :) Hope that's helpful.