Blog Tour: Blurb & Excerpt- ‘Awaken’ by Jaime Guerard

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by Jaime Guerard
Publication date: March 30th 2013
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services
Genre: YA Paranormal Romantic Thriller

From the Cover:
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.

Excerpt

I turned the volume up on the TV, nothing.  I turned it off and then on again, still no sound.  The weather man’s mouth was moving, but I couldn’t hear a word he was saying.  Fidgeting with the remote, I suddenly realized that I couldn’t hear anything going on in the house anywhere.  There was utter silence. My brothers blaring music had stopped at the exact same time the sound from the TV was lost.  There was also no sound coming from the dishwasher I had just started.  The dishes couldn’t have been done yet, it had only been about five minutes.

A chill swept over my body and goose bumps formed on my skin.  Out of the corner of my eye, a yellow flashing light startled me. I realized it was just my cell phone ringing and grabbed it quickly.

Someone was obviously calling, but there was no ring tone, no sound.  How was it that I couldn’t hear it ringing?  I shuddered and wondered what was happening.  Hesitantly, I pushed the talk button.  “Hello?”  No one was on the other end.  Turning the phone off, the receiver began to shake in my hand.  Hardly breathing now, I stood perfectly still, straining to hear something, anything at all.  I took a book from my backpack and slammed it on the floor.  Silence.

Fear was paralyzing me.  Logic; I had to think rationally.  I must’ve been sleeping and this was all a bad dream.  The kind of thing that only happened in movies, not in real life!  Suddenly I felt a presence with me again; the same presence I had experienced this morning. There was a tingling sensation throughout my body and I felt weightless ― like right before you’re about to faint.  I was dazed and disoriented.  So much was happening yet when I glanced at the clock, only about a minute had passed…impossible.  With my eyes focused intently on the TV, a bright flash filled the room.  In an instant, everything disappeared into the light and the flash temporarily blinded me.

I was completely frozen.  Afraid something catastrophic might happen, I didn’t dare move an inch.  The blurriness took a couple of seconds before settling into thousands of tiny spots.  After I refocused, I couldn’t believe what I was staring at.  “This can’t be happening,”  I whispered in a distraught voice.  Floating in midair, just a few feet away from me was what looked like a huge movie screen.  It was about the size of a fifty-three inch big screen TV.  It was transparent so I was still able to see everything in my room.

I flinched and fell back on my bed as the images materialized on the screen.  Appearing before me was a beautiful pale woman in a bedroom, packing a suitcase.  She looked to be in her later twenties and she was stunning.  Her eyes were a beautiful baby blue; her platinum blonde hair hung loosely around her flawless face.  She was dressed in a red long-sleeved blouse and black dress pants.  The room was beautifully decorated.  It could have been showcased in a designer magazine.  The deep cherry wood bed was positioned in the center of the room with two nightstands on either side.  On the opposite wall sat a tall dresser with a beautiful bouquet of red roses. On one of the nightstands was an alarm clock with big red numbers that read four-twenty-nine, and a picture of the woman and a man sat next to the clock.  I had the strangest feeling that I had seen him before but couldn’t place him.  He looked like a taller man or perhaps the woman was short.  His dark brown hair matched perfectly with his brown eyes and he had a wonderful bright smile.  From looking at the picture, I had the feeling that he was a good man with a good heart.

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About the Author:
Jaime grew up in a small town in Northern California. Having a passion for dance and music, she never would have thought herself to become an author.  In late 2008, Jaime found the pieces of her novel beginning to take form and a story was born. Soon she had a full novel in her hands and a writer was developed. Awaken is Jaime’s first published novel. With many features still in the works, this debut novel is just a taste of the action-packed romantic thrillers to come from this aspiring new author.  Jaime now lives in Nevada with her husband and three boys. Loving life, and living a dream.

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