Imagine your mind harbors a secret.
A secret you don’t know.
Adrienne Adams wants nothing more than to pick a path in life. As an almost-twenty-one-year-old woman, she knows it’s time. If only her life could be that simple.
Nothing is as it seems, and she’s about to find that out. It’s as if everyone in her life has been wearing a mask. And the masks are about to come off.
After her grandmother reveals Adrienne and her family are telepathic, Adrienne’s world gets turned upside down. She is thrown into a community she didn’t even know existed, much less that she belongs there. Her abilities paint a target on her back, and peril is never far away.
A suspected killer is after, and no where is safe.
A series of heartwrenching events unfold, leaving Adrienne little choice but to confront this killer and find the answers she desperately needs.
A nail-biting sci-fi with a touch of psychological drama, The Mind Duology: Adrienne’s Awakening will keep you turning pages.
Fast-paced and full of intrigue, you won’t want to put it down.
Adrienne’s Awakening is a contemporary new adult, science fiction, supernatural novel.
What inspired this story?
In the book, I talk a lot about dreams. Adrienne has these intensely real dreams that seem to pull her outside of her own body and plant her into someone else’s. She has these experiences in her dreams that allow her to see and feel and hear what someone else is seeing and feeling and hearing. While that isn’t the only strange thing happening in her life, it is the basis for so much of the story.
I was inspired to write this story by my own intense dreams. In my dreams, I’m much like Adrienne in that I’m often still me but looking at the world through someone else’s eyes. There’s more, but if I say it, I’m afraid I’ll start spoiling all the surprises in the novel. — Mindy Schoeneman
What do beta readers have to say about the story?
“If you like mysteries, or the supernatural, or psychological complexities, you’ll love Adrienne’s Awakening.” — Marisa Porter
Adrienne’s Awakening will have you distrusting every person in Adrienne’s life, leary of their intentions. “But it also left me wanting to know more about each [character],” Marisa wrote.
“Truly, it’s really well done. I’m sucked in.” — Kim Wheeler
The hope for answered questions and calm that will keep you turning the pages. But like any masterful author, Mindy gives no indication whether this tangled ball of psychological yarn can be untangled to a happy ending.
“I have a longing as I read for it all to come out in the wash, for Adrienne to wake up, rub the sleep out of her eyes, pour a cup of coffee and have breakfast in her pajamas with a less angsty group of friends and family members and say, ‘Wasn’t that a crazy dream? I’m so glad it was just a dream.’” — Marisa Porter
And that’s what Mindy has incorporated into her story—the feeling of uncertainty, that you never truly know if it will end well until you make it to that point.
“You know you’ve crossed over into crazy writer territory when you think, ‘My protagonist, Knox, should so date this protagonist in Mindy Schoeneman’s novel.’” — Shayla Raquel
Adrienne is a character many will love and some will recognize as a familiar person with flaws and strengths and weaknesses, like the rest of us. Her story, though, has twists that lead each reader to new territory.
“I can’t think of a single other story that has a similar concept, which is so refreshing.” — Annie Hurst
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