Author: Christina Jean Michaels
Release: July 19, 2012
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
“I had my first psychic dream when I was nine. Psychic implied power, and powerful wasn’t a word I’d use to describe myself. I couldn’t foretell the future or conjure visions at will, but I couldn’t think of a more fitting word to describe what I sometimes saw in my dreams.”
For 23-year-old Mackenzie Hill, tossing her life down the garbage disposal is easy after a painful incident shatters her life. Her heart is bleeding, and moving to Watcher’s Point is a chance to start anew, only she isn’t prepared for the guy who walks out of her dreams and into the flesh. Literally . . . because she’s been dreaming about this sexy stranger for years.
Mackenzie is even less prepared to face the dark nature of her dreams. They’ve turned disturbingly gruesome, full of blood and murder, and when they begin to coincide with the media’s headlines, she and Aidan realize her visions might be the key to stopping a madman from killing again.
Only Aidan has painful secrets of his own, and perhaps the biggest danger of all is falling for him.
10 Random Facts You Didn’t Know About Epiphany
- Aidan’s last name was initially Cain in the beginning stages.
- Hamilton’s name came from looking at a 12 pack of Hamm’s beer (I had to stock a lot of beer back then).
- The Hangman (who wasn’t called the Hangman for a very long time) was a janitor, a lighthouse keeper, and a maintenance guy at one point way before he was . . . wait, I can’t tell you that!
- In the initial rough draft—we’re talking rough, rough, as in write-1667-words-a-day rough for NaNoWriMo—Mac wasn’t psychic. Mac wasn’t really a person at all; she was just a character whose sole purpose was to swoon over the irresistible hero with the tragic past.
- Six’s name was originally Dee Dee (and I had to change that because those squiggly red lines underneath the second “Dee” in MS Word were beyond annoying). The name “Six” came to me one morning out of nowhere while I was in that weird not awake but not asleep stage.
- The first sentence I ever wrote for Epiphany was when Mac served Elmo a beer on Halloween. I actually saw a guy in an Elmo costume right before I began the novel. It was the Oddest. Thing. Ever.
- The rock shelter is a real place, and yes, I have gone tramping around up there at night in November. It was creepy as heck, especially when I heard that two bodies were discovered up there a few months later. I wrote the chapter “Darkness Falls” before hearing about that tragedy.
- I had to cut my favorite scene of the rough draft from the final draft. L Truly an instance of “killing your darlings.”
- The first two songs to inspire me while writing were “Make This Go On Forever” by Snow Patrol and “Goodbye Apathy” by OneRepublic.
- Very, very little of those original 50,000 words of NaNoWriMo craziness made it into the novel, but without them, I’m certain there wouldn’t be a novel.
Christina Jean Michaels was born in Paradise, California, but she has found the true home of her heart in Eugene, Oregon where she finds plenty of inspiration for storytelling.
When she was young, her mother said she hated words. Now she can’t imagine not writing. She became an avid reader when she was thirteen and discovered the world of Sweet Valley High. About a year later she realized she could play God and write about her own characters. She has been writing in some form ever since.
She lives with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.
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