Release day: May 3rd, 2012.
Author: Allie Jean
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
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Chantal Breelan is a ward of the state, living under the care of a woman who is cold and heartless. Her past is a mystery, and her future is even more uncertain. She can’t recall why she had been taken from her parents and so she’s left with nothing but an empty hole where her childhood should have been. When she awakens from her nightmares, she’s left with terrible, violent images, as well as a boy whose face is oddly familiar, yet can’t be placed.
Scared and alone, Chantal begins to confide in an imaginary friend – a shadow in the shape of a man who stands in the corner of her room. She is comforted when she believes he listens to her.
On her eighteenth birthday, Chantal is forced to leave her foster home. She moves to New York City, but the start of her new life doesn’t begin as smoothly as she’d hoped. In this environment, she faces a whole new set of challenges.
One night at a subway station, Chantal meets a young boy who runs away from her, and she’s compelled to follow him down into the tunnels. But this Rabbit Hole reveals a world where reality is a nightmare. Her dreams are clues to her future, and her life becomes twisted and dangerous when she learns that things that go bump in the night are not just in fairy tales and childhood stories.
All you angel loving people out there, this book is just waiting for you. You have good angels and bad angels - although they are not exactly the angels. And even good ones have thair secrets. There's this wierd girl with wild dreams who talks with her shadow friend to keep bad dreams away. And one day, her hero turns out to be real boy. But that's not a good thing as it looks - but it does has its perks! I have to say that I was a bit disappointet with the ending - it could've been written so much better. Today we have Allie Jean with us - she's going to tell you which was the most difficult and which was the easiest scen for her to write.
Guest post by Allie Jean
The most difficult scene I had to write was near the ending, when Chantal gives herself up in exchange for Lydia. It's has powerful imagery of giving one's self over for someone else. And even though Chantal learns how important she is and how others fight to keep her alive, she is willing to sacrifice herself for someone she's grown to care for.
In my mind, it mirrored the scene in Narnia, when Aslan gives himself up to the White Witch. It is very poetic and has so many double meanings that go along with the theme of the book. Chantal has faith that her sacrifice is the right thing to do. It was a powerful yet very intense scene for me to write.
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