Dead Awakenings – By Rebekah R. Ganiere Released January 3, 2014 from Etopia Press
Evaine, a struggling New York theater student, enters an unsanctioned drug trial to pay bills. She wakes up in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there. A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to the safety of Haven House.
At Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family and told that due to the drug trials she has become a Deader, a reanimated Undead.
Luca is hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, and killing those responsible. He has no time for a Newborn who is struggling to control her rages, hunger, and powers. Nor does he have time to deal with the feelings she’s awakening within him.
Evaine and Luca find their connection intensifying when suddenly, she remembers not only who she is, but also her fiancé, Tristan; who is still looking for her. Now Evaine is torn between her first love and her new heart’s desire.
By running back to Tristan she puts everyone in danger, and Luca suspects Evaine is the key to the experiments when a rogue faction of Deaders, called Feeders, attempt to kidnap her. Can everyone must band together to keep Evaine off the cutting table of those she escaped from? Or will second death tear her away from everyone, for good?
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I am happy to announce that Dead Awakenings has made it to the second round of Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Competition. Wahoo! I am trying to not get too excited, but they started out with 10,000 entries and they whittled it down to 2,000 entries and I am one of 400 entries in the Romance categories. I will find out on March 12th if I make it to the semi finalists and they will read my entire manuscript. I am really very excited. I am hoping that I make it at least that far and I am able to have them read it from page one to the end.
I am currently on my way to the San Fransisco Writer's Conference to learn and make connections and pitch Dead Awakenings to agents. I am nervous and excited at the same time. This is a big step for me actually getting out of cyber space and getting into the real world meeting people.
The pitching is scary because it isn't an impersonal rejection letter from a faceless agent, it is a person a real person, who tells you to your face whether they are interested in seeing your manuscript, or no thanks.
Hello everyone! It has been a while since I have posted. I only came to realize this a few days ago. And I asked myself, "Why has it been over a month since you posted"? And I thought about what I have been up to these last six weeks, and thought, "Well it isn't for lack of effort!"
So this is what I have been up to. First off, I started a very intensive screenwriting program. This program has been super intense and I have been working daily on the script. It has been hard for me especially in the last 3 weeks because we have been working on the one thing I dread most. Outlining. I hate outlining. I am a discovery writer. I have an idea, I write it down with the main points, and then I go. But in this class I am outlining every scene of my script.
Second, I wrote a query letter for agents. It has gone through a ton of revisions since I started it back in November. And only yesterday I finished it to where I think it is good. Not great, but good. So I have been submitting my queries for the last six weeks.
Third, well, let's be honest, it was the holidays. My kids had a break from homeschooling for 3 weeks, so I took advantage of that down time for the first time in my life. I actually did nothing for two whole weeks but play WoW. The other week was the week before Christmas and I worked frantically to finish Christmas presents. Including 12 pairs of PJ pants, a dress, a skirt, a bag, an apron and goodies.
Lastly, I have been so focused on getting the query done, synopsis for Dead Awakenings done. Working on a new idea I have for a book series, and fighting my carpal tunnel, that I just plain forgot.