Posted by brriske
My passion for writing started at a very young age. It started with a multitude of diaries as soon as I could write well, then poetry, then short stories. I received my BA at USC in Theatre with an unofficial minor in writing. While at USC I wrote my first screenplay and post-graduation I was hired to write another screenplay, which I did successfully. I have since started several books, but have never had the courage or time to finish them. I missed it, but I was discouraged from my years in the industry and I was scared to go back, so I had convinced myself I was too busy and it would be a waste of time. Then I started reading again which reignited my passion for writing. I started writing a story that had been brewing inside of me over the years. The characters were slowly developing and itching to break out onto paper, so in the summer of 2011 I wrote the first two chapters. Life got busy again and my passion was pushed aside, but then I met an amazing person who loved my story and encouraged me to start writing again. With that said, I am in a happier place now. I am fulfilling my inner desire and passion to write while raising a family and living life. Thank you so much for your support! And I hope to keep the stories coming!!!
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I am Arie Belle and up until my mother’s unexpected and mysterious death my life had been pretty simple, but then things became dark and, at times, hopeless. Even my uncanny ability to communicate with nature had turned its back on me. My only saving grace is my lifetime friendship with the boy next door, River, whom I had always thought of as my soul mate up until my eighteenth birthday when everything seemed to change. My body tingles with heightened sensations and my emotions veer out of control. They are further tested when Ashe, a beautiful stranger with a powerful draw, enters my life and challenges my heart and soul. Amidst the rush of feelings after years of numbness, my true destiny slowly unravels and my journey to find out what I am, to find my mother’s killer, and stop my own death becomes a frantic rush before the next full moon. This powerful story encaptures the true meaning of love and the dark corners of life that can either suck you in or save you.
“Reality will captivate you from the first page! Your imagination will be on fire!” ~Amanda
“This book is an original and I have read many books of different genres and I have never read one like this.” ~Nichole
“I don’t think I have ever read a book that has brought my imagination to life quite like this one. I cannot believe how real everything felt! It was creative, mysterious, unique and adventurous all in one.” ~Rachel
“This is one of those stories that draws you in and keeps you guessing.” ~Tatianna
“I closed my eyes and let the music surround me and slowly enter every pore of my body. It invaded my soul and erased my thoughts. I started to move with the music, letting myself go, including letting go of the pain. I could feel the energy around me grow more intense as the chorus began. Bodies started rubbing up against me, but I kept my eyes closed and focused on the energy building inside of me, the feeling of release and freedom.” ~Reality
I loved this book. I fell in love with Arie and River. I laughed, I cried and couldn’t put it down. Thank you Dani for allowing me to beta read this book. It is a lovely story about Arie trying to cope with the loss of her mother with the help of River. She starts to have visions and realizes something is wrong with her. No more can be said as I don’t want to put any spoilers out. The story is well written, the characters are very developed and the story flows. This is a great book for anyone into young adult stories, I strongly suggest you grab this when it comes out in Sept.