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Rewrite Redemption
by J.H. Walker

GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2014 IPPY FOR BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION E-BOOK

“Great teen adventure, great love story…just plain great storytelling! JH Walker gets the teen characters and voices just right, and their metaphysical escapades are inventive and believable. A smart, enjoyable read.” - Jim Barnes, Editor and Awards Director, IndependentPublisher.com

She’s sixteen. He’s seventeen. They don’t know each other…at least not yet.

She has a secret and her whole life revolves around keeping it. Every few months and with little warning, she simply disappears, pulled into the past for hours or even days. She’s terrified it will happen in front of someone, changing her life forever. So far, the only witnesses have been her parents, and that didn’t end well. She has no control over it and no idea why it happens to her.

She wants answers.

He has answers—at least he understands what’s going on. He has a secret, too. He’s part of an organization that goes back in time to rewrite reality. But he also has a problem. He broke the organization’s number-one rule by altering his own timeline. As punishment, he’s been blocked from time travel, which is most unfortunate. Because the changes he made to his timeline, accidentally resulted in disaster for his family. A disaster he’s now prevented from repairing. No one can travel beneath the organization’s radar except a Shadow. But they’re rare, so rare he’s never even met one.

Then he moves to her town.

Rewrite Redemption is a YA love story with paranormal/sci-fi elements.

J.H. Walker on Rewrite Redemption

Have you ever screwed up and then wished you could go back in time and have a redo? Mistakes are a part of life—we all make them. They come in all sizes. There are the “oh, well—no big” mistakes that bum us out when they happen but are forgotten the next day. There are the %$##%! mistakes that stay around a little longer but eventually become unimportant. Then there are the “if only” mistakes. Those are the ones that hang around for a long time, leaving you forever asking yourself how things would have turned out differently…if only.

If only I hadn’t done this. If only I hadn’t said that. If only I had made a different choice. If only I’d known such and such, before I—whatever—you get the point. What if you could go back and change those screw-ups… rewrite them, so to speak. I’ve always been fascinated with time travel for that very reason. Too often, I’ve longed to be able to go back in time and give myself that one piece of knowledge that would have been so very valuable then. I would love to tweak my life here and there, using hindsight to polish it into perfection. I mean, how cool would that be?

Unfortunately, we’re limited by reality—we can’t go back in time.

I’m all for “being in the moment” but I have to admit, that like most book lovers, I do a lot of living vicariously through the written word. In my life, I’m limited by reality, but in books, I can do anything. It’s only natural that my first novel would involve time travel. I don’t care about traveling far into the past. I’m way too fond of running water and modern conveniences. Plus, women have been little more than slaves for most of history. My interest in time travel has more to do with exploring the “if only” world.

It’s not as simple as it sounds. Time travel is incredibly complicated. You change something here, and over there, a whole other cascade of events is triggered. Rewrite Redemption is first and foremost a love story. It’s about kids in difficult situations that have no one to depend on but each other. But it’s also a time travel adventure that explores the “if only” scenario. I hope you’ll click on over to Amazon and read the first eight chapters for free. Let me know what you think.
 
 
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