Monday, April 12, 2010

SNEAK PEEK! Arson by Estevan Vega

Book Details:
Publication Date: May 04, 2010
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Format: Paperback, 336pp
ISBN-13: 9781615666034
ISBN: 1615666036

Synopsis: Arson Gable feels like a freak. He can create fire. He never asked for it. He never wanted it. But he can't shut it off. Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl—who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin—moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. Using what he fears most about himself, Arson must face his consuming past and confront the nightmare that is his present as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Dark, moody, and breathtakingly relevant, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated boy with unimaginable ability, is sure to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.

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Sneak Peek: 

Arson lay huddled on the floor. He’d changed his outfit and had plenty of time to dry off, but he still felt soggy, his clothes sticking to his body every chance they got. Anxious and uneasy, he rocked back and forth. The walls accused and the windows spied. Fury pumped through him. The heat in his hands didn’t bother him the way it used to. He practiced lighting and quenching the fire in his palm. Played with it. Let it dance across each line and curve. First a spark, then a red gasp, and then a flame. A smile manipulated his lips. He hated the fire, but it seemed the fire understood him in ways no human could, in ways no human wanted to.

It was then that Arson found a spider crawling amidst the dust, its spiny, intricate legs plotting a vile route with each measured move. Yet the creature appeared insignificant to him. Disgusting and meaningless. The more Arson stared, the more apprehensive the creature became. The spider ceased all movement suddenly. Its dead eyes were black glass. Arson wondered if it had a soul. The spider crawled along, tiptoeing against the back of Arson’s wrist for a moment before making its way up unpainted sheetrock. He locked his gaze. The eight-legged acrobat drifted along the wall. Somewhere within this creature’s ugliness, there was something painfully beautiful. The room paled in comparison. The boarded windows looked on, but Arson ignored them. A poster of his favorite novel, The Great Gatsby, faded away as light skimmed across the filmy layer of web and dust. The web reminded him of Grandma’s hair—white, the color of ghosts and winter.

Arson marveled. Seconds turned to minutes and minutes into an hour, and he watched the busy creature spin and twist, carefully unwinding each sticky thread. Jealousy swelled within him. “It’s unfair,” he snarled.

The spider was done at last. Arson watched it crawl across the web trailing from the bedpost to the ceiling. It was perfect. The dead-eyed spider danced upon the final strand and awaited its prey, huddled in the darkness.

Arson’s hand began to burn once more, and this time he let it seduce him. “I hate you,” he cried. Frustration and sadness and torment altogether. Arson reached out with one finger and burned the web, letting it fall like ashes at his feet.

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Estevan's next Blog Tour stop will be tomorrow at 
Tales of a Teenage Book Lover.


  1. Hey, errrbody. Very excited to be hosted by Rex Robot today. This is one of my favorite, if not the favorite scene of mine from ARSON. Hope you all like it!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Estevan. Awesome blog tour so far! Can't wait to see what the rest of the bloggers are posting :)

  3. yeah...this blog tour owns. r u gonna post a review for it?

  4. Sounds very intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Estevan, yes, I'm going to post a review! I will shoot you the link as soon as I do.

    Okie- thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it :) And the book was good, if you found it intriguing, give it a shot! ;)



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