Eve's Tear by S.D. Gillen

When Alix’s night terrors begin to scream, she realizes the necklace she holds is more than an heirloom, it's something that could save her life.

Charlotte a once beautiful spoiled princess turns mad as she watches her true love die night after night in a bizarre scene at the top of her castle. The necklace she possesses somehow connects her to her love and enables her to see him though he always dies. When others find she has the necklace and try to steal it from Charlotte, she realizes her life is in danger and she may not see her love anymore.
Passing on the necklace it eventually lands in the hands of Alix and causes her to have night terrors. Her best friends Luke and Sterling accompany Alix on a journey to find where the necklace belongs. Jealousy, screaming night terrors, a daunting castle, and a silver wrapped pink pearl necklace, intertwine into a maze that Alix must break through to save herself and her friends.

  • Classification: Universal
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  • First submitted Oct. 16, 2009
  • Last updated Oct. 16, 2009
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  • djinnia's avatar
    djinnia wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    ver cool read. you leave the reader wanting more. i liked it.

    me

  • SammySutton's avatar
    SammySutton wrote 4 years, 7 months ago

    S.D.,

    You have a beautiful story with wonderful characters. Charlotte's plight tugs at my heart.
    Very nicely done.
    Good Luck!
    Backed !
    Sammy Sutton
    King Solomon's '13'

  • eloraine's avatar
    eloraine wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    Wonderful, you bring us into this world with an ease that only comes from God given talent. Best of luck with it. E.Loraine Royal Blood Chronicles book one

  • SusieGulick's avatar
    SusieGulick wrote 4 years, 8 months ago
    Dear S.D., I love your fantasy of the search for the meaning of all these dreams & the quest to solve it. :) Your pitch is excellent, so set the hook for me to read your book. :) When you use short paragraphs & lots of dialogue, it makes me want to keep reading to find out what's going to happen next. I'm backing your book. :) Could you please take a moment to back my TWO memoir books? Thanks, ...
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  • A Knight's avatar
    A Knight wrote 4 years, 10 months ago

    This such an enchanting piece. Other people have already mentioned the need for technical edits, so I won't repeat them, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself with this piece, losing myself in the gripping and dramatic story-line.

    Backed with pleasure.
    Abi xxx

  • Jodi Louise Nicholls's avatar
    Jodi Louise Nicholls wrote 4 years, 10 months ago
    Hello S.D.Gillian. I loved your story, it has such a great potential to go very far. My only advise as a reader (and by no means an expert) is to pad it out a little more. The narrative goes a little quickly and the suspense is lost a little in the flow of the book. The necklace being passed down through the family and the night terrors have my interest peaked as I am personally familiar with the premise. I ...
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    Burgio [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago
    This is a book ideal for teenage girls. What more could they ask for than a princess, a castle, and a magic necklace? I like your flowing writing style; moves the story forward at a good pace. The way you describe characters – enough words so we know what they look like but not so much you slow things down - is a second good technique you use to be certain this keeps moving. A good read. Burgio (Grain of ...
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    lizjrnm [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Fabulous cover and wonderful prose - wow you have a gift fo rthe imagination and I love that this is something I can read in one sitting. Backed with pleasure!

    Liz
    The Cheech Room

  • Barry Wenlock's avatar
    Barry Wenlock wrote 5 years ago

    Hi -- I read some of this and enjoyed it a lot. I can't be helpful constructively, but I have backed you and wish you the best of luck. Best wishes, Barry (Little Krisna and the Bihar Boys)

  • Nick Poole2's avatar
    Nick Poole2 wrote 5 years ago

    I'm 99% certain I read this before but can't remember if I commented. It's melodrama, yes, but that's always good. It has a sort of overwrought Count Of Monte Christo quality that I like.

    I'll back it, but I may have done so before. Good luck with it.

    Nick
    "Mirror In The Sky"

  • obsidianrose's avatar
    obsidianrose wrote 5 years ago

    I like books with a juicy piece of intrigue that hooks you right from the start, and this book does.

    Backed

    Deloris Collins
    Dark Souls

  • Richard P-S's avatar
    Richard P-S wrote 5 years ago

    I like the concept, and some of the passages are very gripping. However, there are some passages (starting with your synopsis), where the grammar and punctuation really needs some editing. This is such a good story that it deserves to be tightened up and made as good as it can possibly be. For me, it's just not quite ready yet. Good luck with this. R

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    DDickson [Retired] wrote 5 years ago

    This is beautifully written. An intriguing story, love, madness, mystery, murder it is all there. You have a gift for story telling and your writing flows so well that one is carried along into the place that you have created. I will pop this on my shelf as soon as I have space, in the next day or so and I wish you the very best of luck with it. - Diane

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    kizgikate [Retired] wrote 5 years ago

    I would have loved to have read this when I was fifteen or so (not saying that it would not be successful with adults, of course!) The poor boys in CHapter Seven who do now know what to do without her night terrors telling them what to do-- it's so cute and so imaginative. Backed.

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    kizgikate [Retired] wrote 5 years ago

    Thanks for backing The Sea Within. I've pt your book on my list and am looking forward to reading it, with pleasure :))

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    carlashmore wrote 5 years ago

    This is a most interesting first chapter and the second one was even more engaging. You have created a wonderful story that will fully engage your target readership. Your pitch was very intriguing and I felt your prose suitably matched your themes. Overall, a very entertaining story. Backed. Carl. Time Hunters

  • Lockjaw Lipssealed's avatar
    Lockjaw Lipssealed wrote 5 years ago

    Let me start by saying that your gift is story-telling.. You have a wonderful way with taking the reader with you and creating characters that seem real;. I also believe that this could be successful with adults too.

    Lockjaw

  • Ibby Pargeter's avatar
    Ibby Pargeter wrote 5 years ago

    A fantastic read which definitely deserves to do well.

    Ibby

  • Grailer's avatar
    Grailer wrote 5 years ago
    Thanks for the comment and backing. Here’s a few comments from my read of your book. Short pitch: Perhaps “When Alix’s night terrors turn to screams.. – but perhaps I don’t understand the your point so I may be off base. The story is very original as far as I can tell but does have a warm and familiar feeling to it – very interesting. The grammar/spelling looks solid and proofread /copyedited – I can usually find one instance where ...
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  • jtgradishar's avatar
    jtgradishar wrote 5 years ago
    He looked a mess to say the least… this line has too childish a sound to fit in well with the rest of your prose, which has been good. The necklace wasn’t as attractive as he was and Charlotte felt disappointed to look at it… This is a bit awkward. You have the makings of a good story here. I think the necklace is a very creative touch. There are moments when I think Charlotte’s pain could be better shown ...
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