About the Book
Have you ever experienced a premonition that you just couldn’t shake? A foreboding dream or sign that you deeply wanted to ignore but…your spirit just wouldn’t release it? Well meet Gabriana Hilson…
Gabriana is a dreamer in more than one way. She has daydreams of living the good life on her terms, and without compromise. But then, there are the “other” dreams. The very strange and disturbing omens that come while sleeping. They whisper the conflict of everything, and arrange messages that Gabriana doesn’t want to hear…or see. Especially the ones about her boyfriend. She wants them to just go away. But they won’t. The visions only multiply, and are rapidly distorting her reality, threatening and interrupting the life that she wants so badly to exist. That’s a problem.
To Gabriana, Scholar is the king of kings. She is willing to sacrifice it all for him, including family, friends, God, and her sanity. She believes that Scholar is a beautiful dream come-true…but is he really? After signing a record deal as a rapper, Scholar brings Gabriana along for the roller coaster ride of her life. He knows how much she loves him so when the drama begins, he uses his manipulative tactics to hold her in place. He is the ruler of their world, and everything is running the way he has always planned until things go horribly wrong. Suddenly, a well-planned dream quickly turns into the nightmare of all nightmares. Both Scholar and Gabriana learn the hard way to expect the unexpected – for he comes out of the blue. Or does he? He is extremely calculating…and his name is Khali Simone. After meeting him… Gabriana has no idea of the door she opens. Will she discover the truth behind her peculiar premonitions, and make a meditative escape?…Or will Gabriana continue to run until she falls?
Tall houses surrounded the large pond. There was a great distance between them, but somehow, they all appeared together. He watched her through the upstairs window. Her hair was thick and curly, but the strands were disarrayed. The dress she wore was a dingy white. She sat before the pond with bare feet curled at her side. She intrigued him.
Slowly, he approached her from behind. The cold air caused the pond to release a steamy mist that blended with the surrounding fog. He wanted to touch her, but he did not want to frighten her. So he stood. Then, he looked up to the dimly lit sky. The sun peeked through one great hole amongst the clouds. It appeared a million light years away.
He then lowered his head to look at her. She stretched out her legs before the pond and was about to place her bare feet into the freezing water. “Stop!” he shouted.
He thought she would turn completely around, but she didn’t. She only slightly turned, exposing the side of her chocolate-brown face. He noticed the dimple as she smirked. With her legs still outstretched, she dipped part of her feet into the water.
About the Author
Stephanie Acon has been writing edgy fiction tales and poetry since the age of ten years old. However, it wasn’t until the age of 21, when she found Hip-Hop, (or Hip-Hop found her) that subsequently she became known to the underground Hip-Hop world as NinaRaw. For ten years consistent, she rocked with force, and played a vital part on the side of Systematic Muzick Inc. (‘The OESC’ and ‘The Murc Unit’). In the mist of performing, writing, rhyming, recording, selling and shopping mixtapes…amongst the community, somewhere, NinaRaw became hailed and dubbed as the “queen”. And not by way of cliché props, but strictly because those saying the title “queen” meant it when they said it, and said it when they felt it necessary. ‘ESCAPE FROM A NIGHTMARE’ is her first urban fiction novel. Her inspirations have been drawn from the many experiences she has endured, observed, and inhabited in the streets of St. Louis.
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