THE AWAKENING — a “gem of a thriller with a huge concept that rivals Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code….”
“…an intelligent work that entertains while making the reader think…”
Tara Spencer’s mysterious pregnancy sidetracks her plans for medical school. Her fiancé assumes she slept with someone else and severs all ties. Her parents question her mental health when she insists she’s never had sex. Only a stranger, Cyril Woods, accepts her claim that she’s still a virgin.
The religious order that Cyril belongs to believes Tara’s child may be a new messiah, fulfilling signs in the Book of Revelation. But when Tara discovers the baby will be a girl, the order sees her as the mother of the anti-Christ who must be destroyed before she triggers the first stage of the Apocalypse.
Uncertain whom to trust and afraid of endangering those she loves, Tara fights for her life as she seeks a safe place to give birth and the answer to whether she and her child are meant to save the world or destroy it.
From the reviewers:
“I read this book in 2 days — it was a gripping page-turner, make it hard to put down because I always wanted to know what would happen next. ” Kelly T | 4 reviewers made a similar statement
“The details are just enough to inform the reader while supporting a solid story line. ” Mary | 5 reviewers made a similar statement
“It is very fast-paced and it kept me interested at every turn. ” Barb B | 5 reviewers made a similar statement
A taut thriller that makes you think … an intelligent work that entertains while making the reader think, and for a horror or thriller novel to that, it is definitely doing something right. – Nicholas Strange
God, mystery and thrilling action. The Awakening is a new thriller that combines profound theological questions with fast-paced excitement and tremendous plot twists. – Elizabeth B. Dickey
A well-written, suspenseful and terse thriller that made you want more. The characters were interesting and real and the underlying plot was fascinating. – Danman
Lisa M. Lilly’s poems and short fiction have appeared in numerous print and on-line magazines, including PARADE OF PHANTOMS, STRONG COFFEE, and HAIR TRIGGER. In addition to being an author, she is an attorney who handles appeals and class actions. After her parents died in 2007 from injuries caused by an intoxicated driver, Lisa joined the board of the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM). AAIM works to prevent DUI-related deaths and injuries in Illinois and aids victims of intoxicated drivers.
Lisa’s first published novel, THE AWAKENING, is an occult thriller with a young woman as the hero. Lisa is currently working on Book 2 in THE AWAKENING series. Her collection of short stories, THE TOWER FORMERLY KNOWN AS SEARS AND TWO OTHER TALES OF URBAN HORROR, is also available on Amazon. A short film of the title story is in post-production under the title WILLIS TOWER. All royalties in 2012 from the short story collection are being donated to AAIM in memory of Francis and Helen Lilly.
See production photos from WILLIS TOWER at producer/director James Ackerman’s website: morphlandfilms.com/morphland_004.htm
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