Author: M'Renee Allen
Series: When They Return #1
Release Date: November 13, 2015
Publisher: Driven Independent Media
Cover Design: Driven Independent MediaSummary:
Dawn Montgomery is not your average eleven year old.
Actually, Dawn is not your average person, period. No matter how many psychiatrists she sees, none of them can explain to her parents why she never feels hot, happy, excited or even hungry. However, there is one emotion Dawn does feel…fear.
Every time she looks into the mirror, she feels an overwhelming amount of fear at what’s staring back at her. Her doctors tell her what she’s seeing isn’t real. They say it’s a figment of her overactive imagination. If that’s true, why is this so-called mirage able to touch her, to harm her?
And why does it want her to kill… everyone?
Her mother sobbed louder. Dawn didn’t miss the fact that her mother didn’t object to what her father said. They both wished her dead. Sometimes Dawn wished the same thing. Her parents had been her only hold on reality. Now that she knew what they really wanted, her fragile grip on reality slipped away and Dawn felt like she was falling faster. A chill crept over her, sinking into her bones causing her teeth to chatter.
“She’s shaking,” her mother cried.
“Grab another blanket.”
“We have to do something. We need to call the ambulance.”
“Just get the blanket,” Roy, her dad screamed.
Dawn didn’t need a blanket. It wouldn’t protect her from this bone-deep cold she was feeling. Though she tried, she couldn’t open her eyes. Was this it? Were her prayers finally going to be answered? Would this be the day she died?
This time the word was whispered in her ear. It wanted her to remember. Remember what? Why? For over a year she’d tried to ignore the voice, ignore the mirage. Maybe it was time for her to listen to it.
M’Renee Allen is an author of horror and urban fiction. When she’s not writing in those genres she’s busy writing paranormal romance as Siren Allen and Romantic Comedies as Monica Garry-Allen. She resides in southern Mississippi with her wonderful husband.