Growing up in the servants’ quarters at Haven Hill, Claire Brown was a poor outcast, living in a world of money and privilege. Her only solace was best friend, Alice Sinclair, and secret desire, Jackson Montgomery. Rich and connected, they were perfect in every way and perfect for each other.
Still, Claire was foolish enough to fall in love with Jackson, and desperate enough to hide it. When Alice found out, there was a terrible accident that left her in a coma. Jackson disappeared, leaving New Haven without even saying good-bye.
Ten years later, Claire has managed to build a life without them. So when Jackson calls out of nowhere to say Alice is awake, Claire’s first thought is Thank God. Her second? I’m screwed. Lusting after Jackson destroyed her. It’s nothing compared to what she’s hiding now.
But nothing stays hidden forever.
Reawakened Secrets is part one of Jackson and Claire’s story.
Part 2, Reawakened Sins and Part 3, Reawakened Seduction will be released early next year. To be the first to get information on deals, teasers, excerpts, bonus scenes and release dates, connect with the author on Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.
--Tips if you were starting all over again.
My name is Mari Denae. I am the author of the Reawakened Series. Reawakened Secrets will be available October 26th on Amazon for $0.99 and Kindle Unlimited for FREE!
The biggest tip I would give myself if I was starting over would be to have more confidence in my voice and the story I want to tell. In the beginning, it was intimidating to ask for feedback from others. Writing is so personal and the fear of rejection can paralyze you. Then it was overwhelming getting so much conflicting feedback. That’s the thing about readers. Every one of them has different likes, dislikes and opinions. Hopefully, sooner rather than later, you realize that you can’t please everyone. All you can do is take in the constructive feedback and let it guide you towards being a better writer without compromising your Voice or the story you want to tell.
The other tip I would give myself is that writing love scenes is unbelievably hard. Don’t believe me? Try it, I dare you. How many ways can you say, infer or reference a penis or vagina while sounding hot and sexy instead of like a ridiculous creeper.
About the Author
I am a married mother of three and publishing my first novel is a dream come true. As the nerd that went to bed with a flash light to read the books I swiped from my mom’s room, I have always been an avid book lover. My favorites are hot, alpha male heroes (think Kristen Ashley), suspenseful, romantic thrillers (think Sandra Brown) and poignant, sweet love stories (think Abbi Glines or Colleen Hoover). My plan was always to be a writer of some sort, but somehow real life responsibilities got in the way. Now, I am an accountant with a night time writing obsession.
One Saturday afternoon, I took my girls to see the latest teenage movie. Four days later, I had read all four Twilight books. I was inspired by the innocent romance and ‘Edward Cullen’ (don’t judge). Once I found my way to Fifty Shades of Grey, I was a complete goner. All my spare time was spent reading, writing or blogging. After version one million, five hundred and fifty five of my series Reawakened , I’m finally ready to share it and hope that someone enjoys reading the story as much as I have enjoyed writing it. This one’s for my mother. I hope she’s looking down proud because I finally finished what I started.
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