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
Q & A with Stephanie Acon
A&RBC: How did you become a writer?
Stephanie: At the age of eleven, I stood in the bathroom mirror and asked God to give me a talent. That same hour, I sat down and wrote my first poem. After sharing it with different people in the house, and no one believing I wrote what I wrote, I knew right then and there that my prayer had been answered - I became a writer.
A&RBC: Where does your inspiration for your characters come from?
Stephanie: My generation.
A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?
Stephanie: The need for change, forgiveness, and most importantly, God.
A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be.
Stephanie: Hip Hop and Christianity.
A&RBC: What is your favorite genre of books?
Stephanie: I don’t have one. I just like good books.
A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader?
Stephanie: Avid! Books…articles…blogs…journal entries…the list goes on!!!
A&RBC: If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
Stephanie: Sister Soulja. She was the first female emcee I learned of whom became an author…a BEST SELLING AUTHOR. And not just that, but I would love to prick her heart in regards to what motivates her to motivate our generation– the hiphop generation. I too am a former rapper and am now an author with my key goal being to inspire and enlighten the same lost generation…but in a different way.
A&RBC: If you could make a movie out of one of your books, which one would it be?
Stephanie: Well, at the moment, I only have Escape From A Nightmare and its sequel Secret Sky…soooo I’m a bit limited here. But I must say, if I had a hundred books out, I would still choose Escape From A Nightmare. Honestly.
A&RBC: What new projects are you working on?
Stephanie: My third novel…The Breaking of Dawn.
A&RBC: Where can readers find you?
Stephanie: My website is currently under construction but will be out soon, like within the next month or so. In the meantime, readers can always contact me on Stephanie Nina Acon/facebook and Twitter @ 1queen1nina (Stephanie Acon). I love to hear from my readers!
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?
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