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Awaken Synopsis:

Three things run through my mind at this very moment…

ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same.

TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist.

THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death.

Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she loves, she realizes that she may be the only person who can stop them from becoming reality.

Amongst the chaos of this new discovery, Bre is faced with a stranger, Eve, who moves in on Bre’s friends and begins to follow her every move. As Eve’s true motives begin to surface, Bre must fight against, not only the visions, but the dangers Eve holds close.

There is another secret kept- Collin, a boy held captive in Bre’s dreams, the boy she is secretly falling in love with but isn’t sure he even exists. As she tries to make it work with Austin, an old friend who could possibly be more, Bre battles against her feelings for Collin.

Bre is faced with an almost impossible decision, to choose her life or follow her destiny. If she doesn’t intercede, people will certainly die. If she does, her own life could be at stake. In the end, if she fails, she’ll lose everything.

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Similarities With Someone Famous!

Stephenie Meyer

Hi guys, I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday week or if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving then I hope your days were filled with joy!

So this is fun, interesting and kind of strange…

Many of us have similar interests…right? I mean, there are 7 billion people in the world today (give or take) so someone is bound to have similar interests/hobbies/life comparisons to pull from. I don’t know how many times I said to someone, “you like that also?” or, “I know…so do I!” but the thing about this specific comparison is that it’s not just one thing that we have in common, it’s multiple things that just are plain WEIRD!

As you can see from the picture above the person I’m referring to is the one and only Stephenie Meyer. Now before I go on let me just say that Stephenie is a phenomenon, and in no way am I going to try to put myself in the type of unparalleled success that she has had (I can only dream). However, our similarities are, with no question, undeniable. So much so that as I read her bio and watched some of her interviews I couldn’t help but think wow, is that me talking! That sounds exactly like my life!

So lets begin shall we!

The first similarity that we both have (which this one isn’t that big at all but combines with where I’m going with this) Stephanie never wrote or published anything before Twilight. Although she did have a desire to write she decided that she wanted other things and that was to be at home with her family. Now that segues into my next point, Stephenie is a mother of three boys and when she got the concept for twilight her boys were young. Stephenie would write whenever she could. On her website she writes, “Meyer invented the plot during the day through swim lessons and potty training, and wrote it out late at night when the house was quiet.”

That is very much my story. I am a mother of three boys, never had any intentions on writing a novel but when the concept came to me (out of the blue) I knew I had to write it. I wrote it whenever I could, in-between naps, cleaning, diaper changing and late at night while everyone was sleeping.

Stephenie explains that when she began to write she only let one person read her manuscript, her sister. She writes that her sister was her “cheerleader” and her biggest encouragement for pushing Stephenie to publish the book.

For me, I don’t have a sister, but while I wrote my current manuscript my “cheerleader” and the only person I allowed to read it was my younger cousin, Alysa (who is pretty much closer than a sister). She was the one who would let me know what things worked and what didn’t. She told me when certain scenes were amazing and when they were crap. With the exception of my husband and my mother, Alysa was my biggest supporter and probably the reason why I finished this.

Not many people know this but the character, Izabella (aka: Bella), would have been Stephenie’s daughters name (if Stephenie had a daughter).

In my manuscript my main character, Breanna (aka: Bre), would have been my first son’s (Eli) name if he was a girl.

In Stephenie’s bio on Wikipedia it states that – Before becoming an author, Meyer’s only professional work was as a receptionist in a property company.

My current occupation right now is working for a property management company.

So as you can see we have a lot in common (there are other similarities like we both have son’s name Eli but I pretty much explained everything up above).

In conclusion, our stories and how similar they are knowing that she wrote in the middle of small children like me (where you have to stop writing every five seconds because someone ALWAYS needs something) it’s just more of an encouragement to me to keep going! Stephanie is living proof that even though she never published anything before;  and was a stay-at-home-mom with odds stacked against her, she still did it!

 

Sneak Peek!

Deep within Southern Oregon, right in the center of Medford and Grants Pass, lies a small town in which most people would take one glance and move on. No reason to stop. This town of Rogue River has many aspects to it that on the surface you could say, is just another town. However, that’s where you’re deceived. Hidden behind it’s beautiful landscape, thick trees and tall mountains, lies a secret that only one knows about and can’t escape from. For this secret is hidden deep within, and the forest that surrounds hides dangers that will terrify you.

To everyone who is eagerly awaiting my debut novel to be released, here is a little sneak peek into the depths of where I have plotted out my story. Let me give you a little insight as to why I have chosen this particular place and why it is perfect for my book.

First, I want to center my story in a place that I knew very well. For a brief time, back in 2004, I lived in Rogue River Oregon and when I got the concept for this story line, I knew right away that Rogue River was the place. It had all the aspects that I needed, small town, simple way of life and a thick forest that provided the best atmosphere for many of the scenes.

Another reason why it was perfect was the surrounding communities. Right next to Rogue River is Medford, Grants Pass, Ashland and Wimmer. All of which, gave amazing depth to the story. So much imagination came from specific places within those towns, that helped grow the story into something amazing! Most of the streets and details about the town are exactly how it is, with only a few variations. I wanted to describe the town in a realistic true-to-life-way.

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