Google+ Reading Teen: Book Highlight: Anabel Unraveled by Amanda Romine Lynch

Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Highlight: Anabel Unraveled by Amanda Romine Lynch

  • Anabel Unraveled by Amanda Romine Lynch
  • Print Length: 379 pages
  • Publisher: eLectio Publishing (February 2, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00T57AJFU

Anabel Unraveled is a special book to me, because it was the first novel that I actually finished. Before AU, I had started and stopped books many, many times. I hit a wall. I got into a situation that I couldn't find a way out of. But when I started my heroine Anabel’s story, I knew it was special. I knew she was special. Heck, I even knew that Jared was special, even though he made for a pretty intense antihero. And so, every time I got into a rough place, I toughed through it. I forced myself to write, even during the times that I didn’t want to, and I could not believe it when, at almost 150K words, I had finished.

I had finished a book. It was a crazy, powerful, euphoria-laced feeling, one that I clung to, even through all of the rejection letters and rewrites.

That was back in 2009. The book itself was published in 2012, after I went through the process of cutting it down, reshaping the ending, and working in-depth with my publisher, eLectio Publishing, to make sure it fit their quality standards.

That is why I am so thrilled that my publisher has decided to offer it for free to all Kindle Unlimited users, and attached to it is a novella chronicling some of the book’s events through the eyes of Jared’s sister Meghan, who eventually becomes one of Anabel’s closest friends. It was fun to write the scenes from both of their perspectives—and I think reading what happened through Meghan’s eyes gives the reader a new appreciation for what Anabel does in the story.


There are two sides to every story, but rarely is the reader afforded the opportunity to see the same story from such opposing views. Enter the Anabel Unraveled + Beyond Anabel: Meghan Defined Super-Bundle.

First, the book that started it all:

Anabel Martin’s world was destroyed the day her father was murdered. After spending seventeen years of her life trapped on a Top Secret island in the South Pacific, she now finds herself in Washington, DC in the care of her former politician brother and his unwelcoming wife. While she wants nothing more than to be left alone, instead she is thrust into the limelight as a key witness in the Congressional hearings investigating the murder of her father and the very existence of her former home. For Anabel, it’s hard to concentrate on these proceedings when the thing she wants most in the world is for Jared Sorensen to die.
What's even worse is that Jared is the only reason she’s still alive.

Then, the book that took you deeper into the story, through an entirely different set of eyes: Beyond Anabel: Meghan Defined:

Meghan Sorensen's personal mantra had always been "Order and Control." She strove to keep everything and everyone in her life--boyfriends, her twin sister, her parents, and her brother, Jared--at arm's length, and made sure that they all did what they were supposed to. Even when Jared got into a mess with the sister of the former President of the United States, Meghan was confident she could take charge of the situation and resolve it.
Until the day she met Anabel Martin and everything was upended.

Meghan Defined examines the beginning of Anabel and Meghan's friendship from where it begins in Anabel Unraveled, providing insight into Meghan's motivations through her own viewpoint.

Amanda Romine Lynch is a writer, editor, and blogger who grew up in Florida knowing she belonged somewhere else. She now lives in the DC Metro Area with her husband and three amazing little boys. She is the Eco-Friendly/Green Living Contributor over at the Prime Parents’ Club and strives to live earth friendly in a world of disposable diapers. When not writing about Anabel and Jared or chasing around a curly-haired boy, she cheers for the Gators (in all kinds of weather) and occasionally remembers to sleep.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so intriguing I don't know what to make of it:)

    Megan @


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