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I am a Book Blogger, Book Trailer Creator, Graduate Student studying Theology/Counseling, Instagram LIVE Author Interview Series Host, and Debut Author.
At one point everyone who lived and eventually was murder in Downers Grove thought it seemed easy to exist and breathe in a beautiful place where nothing even remotely bad ever happened...not since The Beckwith Brothers went missing in the wooded mountains just outside of city limits fifteen years ago.
The year is 1995, Seraphim ‘Sierr’ Blake is a 17-year-old odd beauty who is awkward, lean, and lanky and she’s all too aware of it. Despite her inner and subtle outer beauty her confidence is barely there. Her drive comes from her thirst for the life of her dreams which she is determined to work hard and pray even harder to reach.
She is a film producer, bestselling author, and happily married wife to the best husband who she is madly in love with 20 years from now in her own mind. Currently as an insecure teen with a super confident peers, Sierr is surrounded by her close knit group of distinctive childhood friends: Fierce Fashionista Willow, Girly Girl Carmen Cameron, and the Forever Skeptical Likable Loner who only goes by the initials of his name, JSF. They all live in a seemingly quaint and quirky small town in Northern California called Downers Grove...A place steeped in secrets.
The Beckwith Brothers are rumored to have killed their own parents when they tried to abandon their children in the woods causing none of the Beckwith family to ever be seen again. These boys were a myth to the media and skeptics, legends to the intrigued and curious, foreign entities to be worshiped by a fringe group of outsiders, and a tool for the fame of a power hungry. However, when strange happenings start up just before the 15th Anniversary of The Beckwith Brothers’ mysterious disappearance the past intertwines into the present unearthing reserves of supernatural power, targeted obsession, forbidden romance, paranoia, and a string of murders all culminating with world changing events on Halloween night 1995.
Leading up to the climatic events initiated by The Beckwith Brothers emergence from the forests, Sierr is thrust into the perfect storm of self-awareness, infatuation, temptation, and angst as she, her small town, and her friends find themselves battling high-school drama, predatory males, a violent secret society, serial killings, and being objects of twisted affections. All while learning that the truth can be really be stranger and more frightening than fiction. Including the truth about herself which is that she may just be a girl who loves playing with fire....especially when she knows the fire loves her back. Forces beyond anything Sierr could have imagined are determining the conclusion of this story including the code of the wild where The Beckwith Brothers raised themselves.
In an atmosphere where conspiracies run rampant, Downers Grove cannot anticipate the fallout when the myths, the legends, the fully grown boys finally....come home.
The Beckwith Brothers is a Young Adult Thriller set in the 1990s rich with visuals, nostalgia, and emotional depth of angsty teenagers navigating life, dreams, hurts, love, and death. Interspersed with Dark Humor, Mystery, and Suspense BEWARE because The Boys Are Coming Home!
This story will be perfect for fans of There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, The Lost Boys (1987), The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas, The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (A Demon in the Wood: A Darkling Prequel) by Leigh Bardugo, and Beauty and the Beast (1994).
A Quick Q&A with Ivana...
HOW HAS THE JOURNEY TO THIS POINT BEEN?
This journey has been one of much planning AND much learning as I go! I had a goal to either self-publish or hybrid publish (Self-Publishing won out). I was set on having a wide spread publicity tour. A lot of authors have to promote themselves even when traditionally published so I challenged myself to learn all the ins-and-outs or promoting books from Book Trailers (which I already make for others authors), blog tours, giveaways, book aesthetics, Author Interviews, participating in writer’s discussions on social media, etc. in order to get The Beckwith Brothers in front of as many members of the book’s target audience as possible! It has still been touch and go and a lot of “learning on the job” and mistakes along the way, but I try to take every opportunity I can to market myself. I have over 17k Screencaptures in my phone detailing the promotional and marketing strategies of other published and self-published authors and have used their methods to aid me in my self-publishing journey. I am interested in hosting an E-Course to teach writers the Ultimate Blueprint to Self-Publishing to share what I have learned in hopes that it will help even more indies!
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
Producing and Directing Adaptations of my books (Short TV Series & Movies).
WHAT’S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO NE WRITERS JUST STARTING OUT?
Write what you love! When you do something you are passionate about you will never be bored and you will find it easier to pursue your goals even when difficulties!
TWITTER OF FACEBOOK?
Twitter for sure!
e-BOOK OR PAPERBACK?
e-book that way I can always have it with me and well lit!
COMEDY OR DRAMA?
Drama & THRILLERS!!!!
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