Believe it or not, INTERTWINED is the product of a preteen! I was twelve years old when I watched the movie Somewhere In Time—a beautiful love story about a modern day playwright who becomes obsessed with a photo of a famous actress taken in the early 1900’s. He finds a way to time travel through hypnosis, and when they finally meet an all-consuming passion unfolds. Filled with time paradoxes, intrigue and bittersweet romance, the movie made such an impression on me that I became obsessed with creating my own time traveling story. I’d lie in bed late at night plotting and dreaming, and even found inspiration in the belongings of my home. We had this antique trunk that served as a coffee table in our living room. It had a lock with a brass key, and one day I looked at it and thought, how freaky would it be if you moved into an abandoned plantation, found an old trunk in one of the bedrooms and inside it was a charcoal drawing of a girl who looked just like you?
And so INTERTWINED was born. Of course, it wasn’t titled that at the time. And the story is nowhere near the same story that it was when I was twelve-years-old, but the concept and setting has always stayed the same. And if you’re wondering why the blurb seems more like a horror story than a time traveling story that’s because, initially, it is! But there’s so much more, and while the traditional method of time traveling doesn’t necessarily happen, trust me when I say that you definitely go back in time. And that’s all I can say without getting too spoilery. Hope you enjoy!
by Jenn Marie
Publication Date: July 3, 2016
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Quiet seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Parker is looking forward to another mellow summer with her goofy relatives: sun tanning at the beach and staying out of trouble. Which is why the thought of her younger cousin participating in what is, clearly, a setup disguised as an initiation, worries her to the point of intervention.
One that backfires … big time …
Mistaken for her cousin, Elizabeth finds herself transported to an abandoned plantation, a place deeply haunted with unresolved mystery and where horror reigns every summer between July 20 and August 13.
It is there, locked in the pitch dark, where she finds herself paired with the strange and mysterious Adam Hunt—an unexpected trespasser with his own agenda. Together, they find a list of instructions—follow the clues to various possessions in the house, store them in the backpack provided, and find the key that will grant escape.
Having snuck in to document the haunting, Adam offers to help her find the key so long as she helps him record paranormal activity along the way. But as they make their way through the house, they soon discover unexplained anomalies …
For the first time in the plantation’s recorded history, the haunting deviates from its known cycle of events, thrusting Elizabeth and Adam in a series of perilous circumstances that ensue long after the night is over.
As the last day of the haunting draws nearer, and as forces beyond their control ignite their growing attraction, Elizabeth and Adam must work together to uncover the plantations mysterious past before its too late.
Or die trying.
Warning: Occasional coarse language. Intended for Mature Young Adult audience.
About the Author
Jenn Marie currently lives in sunny California with her wonderful husband and their runt kitty, Chloe. When she’s not writing Young Adult Fiction, she can be found reading, plotting or spending time with her crazy, lovable family. Current obsessions include the movie, Frozen, the New Girl series, Arcade Fire’s latest album, and avocados. Seriously, she can’t get enough of it! Writing, for her, is a passion that refuses to be under prioritized. No matter what’s going on in her life, whether good or bad, writing is always there to lift her spirits.