Finally, after years and years and years of saying INTERTWINED is almost done, just another round of revisions, editing, and proofreading, I am absolutely thrilled to announce that it is officially available for PRE-ORDER on select retailer sites! Release date is July 3, 2016!
It’s been a loooong journey, but like I always knew I would be, I’m so happy I waited until now to release it; if I hadn’t, I’d be releasing a very different story! Though I started pursuing writing (somewhat) full time over two years ago, it wasn’t until last August that I hit the ground running with the rewrite. And boom! 160K words later (no joke), I had a completed manuscript in December 2015. I was so happy! Because I proved to myself that I was capable of completing such a long story that quickly. That isn’t to say it was totally done. Not even close. Once I was finished, the story went through another round of beta reading, editing, followed by another rewrite. The last rewrite, however, only took a month to complete because the changes, though substantial, were easier to execute than what was required of the last version. 40K words were cut! Crazy, but necessary.
I’m beyond grateful to all the people who helped make this story happen: my family, friends, beta readers — you have no idea how much you motivated me to keep going. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My editor, Jennifer Sommersby Young — without you, INTERTWINED wouldn’t be what it is today! You’re amazing! And my illustrator, Timur Aflitunov — love the snakes! The cover is even better than what I envisioned because of your talent. Thank you!
I’m thrilled with the final product and can’t wait to share it with you!
A haunted plantation. A mysterious ghost hunter. A mansion with no escape. What could possibly go wrong? Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Parker is about to find out …
Series: Intertwined Book 1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 3, 2016
Quiet seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Parker is looking forward to another mellow summer with her goofy relatives, sun tanning at the beach and staying out of trouble. Which is why the thought of her younger cousin participating in what is, clearly, a setup disguised as an initiation, worries her to the point of intervention.
One that backfires … big time …
Mistaken for her cousin, Elizabeth finds herself transported to an abandoned plantation, a place deeply haunted with unresolved mystery and where horror reigns every summer between July 20 and August 13.
It is there, locked in the pitch dark, where she finds herself paired with the strange and mysterious Adam Hunt—an unexpected trespasser with his own agenda. Together, they find a list of instructions—follow the clues to various possessions in the house, store them in the backpack provided, and find the key that will grant escape.
Having snuck in to document the haunting, Adam offers to help her find the key so long as she helps him record paranormal activity along the way. But as they make their way through the house, they soon discover unexplained anomalies …
For the first time in the plantation’s recorded history, the haunting deviates from its known cycle of events, thrusting Elizabeth and Adam in a series of perilous circumstances that ensue long after the night is over.
As the last day of the haunting draws nearer, and as forces beyond their control ignite their growing attraction, Elizabeth and Adam must work together to uncover the plantation’s mysterious past before its too late.
Or die trying.
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