Dead Awakenings by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Rebekah grew up on both the east and west coasts and currently lives in the Los Angeles area. From the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to The Stand by Stephen King, Rebekah immersed herself in other people's made up worlds. She began writing in junior high and then found she liked pretending to be other people's characters in high school. Lettering in drama she went on to study theater in college as well. After college she continued acting till becoming a mom. Ultimately, she ended up going back to writing her characters down instead of acting them out, so she could stay at home with her kids.

Rebekah is a member of Romance Writers of America and is a board member of both the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal and her local Los Angeles chapters. When she isn't spending time telling the lives of the characters constantly chattering inside her head, you can find her with her husband and four children; reading comic books, gaming, at the movies or taking care of the menagerie of pets. A dog, a rabbit, two bearded dragons, and three tortoises. Wonder woman, the escaped snake, has yet to be located.
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Evaine, a struggling New York theater student, enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay bills. She awakens in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there. A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to safety.

Once at Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family. Like them, she has become A Deader, a reanimated Undead.

Luca is hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, and killing those responsible. He has no time for a Newborn who is struggling to control her rages, hunger, and powers. Nor does he have the desire to deal with the feelings she's awakening within him.

Despite their best efforts, Evaine and Luca find their connection intensifying when suddenly, she remembers not only who she is, but also her fiancé, Tristan; who is still looking for her.

Torn between her first love and her new heart’s desire, Evaine runs back to Tristan putting everyone in danger. When a rogue faction of Deaders, called Feeders, attempts to kidnap her, Luca suspects Evaine is the key to the experiments.

Can everyone band together to keep Evaine off the cutting table of those she escaped from? Or will second death tear her away from everyone, for good? 

Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
The fact that I'd never heard of a zombie romance before and I thought the idea was disgusting. So I had to figure out a way to make it not disgusting. It was a fun challenge.

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
30 days. 150,000 words. Then 4 years of editing!

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
Seeing where the story goes. I love seeing where the story goes and how my characters shape up because I never know until the end of the first draft.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
 Editing. Ugh…Brain frying!! Seriously! It takes ten times as long to edit as it does to write. I don't like editing because it makes me no longer love my book. But when it's all over and I get to see my book again and say, Wow! I did that! That makes it all worth it.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why? 
Uhm…Tom Hiddleston's girl friend. I think it's pretty obvious why J

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
I just cleaned mine yesterday, so if you had asked me yesterday I would have been embarrassed, but today it's salad dressing. I am notorious for wanting to try new dressings and then hating them. I should stop trying. I don't like any store bought dressings besides Trader Joe's brand. I think I have one bottle in there that's a year old. It's a Caesar dressing.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
I have the first book in my Farielle Series coming out in April. Red the Were Hunter is the first in my Fairytale Retelling/Fantasy Romance Series. The second in the series, Snow the Vampire Slayer, will be out mid summer.

My novel, The Society, a Dystopian Paranormal Romance in which the Vampires rule the world, will also be out this year. It follows Coven Lord Danika Checkov and her struggle as the only female Coven Lord in America, to keep control of her company and her coven. While trying to keep her new slave Mason out of her bed. But Mason isn't human, like she thinks, and keeping her teeth out of his neck is easier said than done.

I also am starting a new series of NA Werewolf novellas, Shifter Rising Series, based around Liam, a werewolf who helps relocate shifters in trouble. That series is a lot of fun and super quick reads. Those will start appearing this year as well.

After those, I have a bunch of other series as well as stand alone books that will be coming out in the next several years. I have over 30 ideas still bouncing around in my head!

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