Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Feature: Enlighten Me



Sometimes carefully constructed lies can become the truth…

When seventeen-year-old Amanda reawakens, she is faced with the life Chloe lived for 17 years. The adjustment isn’t easy. But as she attempts to acclimate to a life that’s foreign to her, old friends become new enemies and bad habits are hard to stop. When she begins to doubt the story she’s been given to explain her travels through the multiverse, she knows she must find the answers before everyone else. Because if her weird dreams and visions are an indication of who she really was everyone might just be in danger, but not from the enemy they think.

From her.


And here's an excerpt:
A puff of cold air expelled from my slack jaw and scattered in front of my face. I spun around trying to recall when I’d opened my bedroom window.

I’m certain I hadn’t.

The room was bathed in darkness. I could scarcely make out my silhouette against the wall. Still, I slipped my feet softly to the carpeted floor. My family was sleeping, and I didn’t want to risk waking them. On tiptoes, I crept to the open window overlooking our yard. The cool whip of the March wind sliced through my skin. A shiver tore through me as the chill of the New York night tucked me inside my own personal blizzard.

I reached for the lift rail to slam the window closed when a shadow crept into view just below my second story landing. I blinked but held my eyes on the shadow. It didn’t move. But it did watch me. Partially clothed in darkness, the shadow dissolved before my eyes into a haze of gas.

I squared my jaw and took a deep breath. My mind cascaded over the many possibilities for what I’d saw. It could have just been the wind. Or someone was up downstairs and cast a long shadow from the back porch. My contemplation on the shadow was futile. It was gone, so it didn’t matter.

My life was screwed up anyway. Fighting an enemy everyone told me wanted to kill me and everyone else. But that same enemy telling me that wasn’t true and proved it by not killing me on the many occasions he could have. Traveling through multiple universes trying to find and kill said enemy because of his supposed threat. Then having a vision I killed everyone and not said enemy. But even more confusing, I knew said enemy was a threat, but I just didn’t know why.

What difference did a ghost make in the scheme of things?

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28 comments:

  1. The excerpt sounds awesome and I love the cover! Best of luck with your release, Dawn, and thanks for sharing, Kelly.
    Have a wonderful next few weeks and will see you soon!

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    1. Enjoy your trip, Gina. I'm looking forward to hearing about it when you get back.

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  2. Congrautlations, Dawn. And good luck!

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  3. Wow, this one sounds really good! Checking it out on Amazon as soon as I jump off here. PS-post a link on my Kitsy Cat Crew site and ask for the crew to share it!

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    1. I'm sure Dawn will be happy to hear that.

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    2. You're so awesome, Catherine. Will do. Just getting off work and had an author take-over starting immediately on FB. I'll share in a bit.

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  4. ooh I love the opening! sounds so good

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  5. This sounds like a fascinating read. Definitely curious to know what is happening and what will happen to the MC. :)
    ~Jess

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  6. Ooh! This sounds SO GOOD! Creepy and suspenseful and intriguing! I love the cover and tag line, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What an interesting cover. An intriguing blurb and excerpt, too. Congratulations, Dawn. Sounds like a great story.

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    1. The cover definitely gets your attention.

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  8. Thanks so much, everyone. Thank you so much for sharing Kelly.

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  9. Wow. This one sounds great! And I love that color.

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  10. This book looks intense. I'll check out the Amazon page.

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  11. That premise sounds very different. Congratulations to Dawn!

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  12. Sort of sci-fi paranormal. Interesting ides.

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  13. That's a nice excerpt from Dawn's book. (Her covers always look good and somewhat mysterious. :))

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