Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mistaken by J.A. Howell

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J.A. Howell

Genre: General/Mainstream Fiction/Suspense

ISBN: 1477456368 

Number of pages:198
Word Count: 61,448

Cover Artist: J.A. Howell

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Book Description:

One year ago, two bullets from a .45 caliber pistol ripped away any hopes Dillan had of a future with her fiancé, Jamie. On the anniversary of Jamie’s death, the appearance of his estranged twin brother, Trey, leaves Dillan wondering what other secrets her prefect fiancé was hiding. When Trey learns of his brother’s death, Dillan takes pity on him and gives him a place to stay.

Trey’s erratic behavior and a series of suspicious phone calls lead Dillan to believe that Trey knows more about the circumstances surrounding Jamie’s death than he’s letting on. With all leads exhausted and Jamie’s murderer still on the loose, Trey is Dillan’s last hope for finding the truth.

Sometimes the truth hurts… but in Dillan’s case it could kill her.

Ever since I found out what twins were, I had always wanted one. I could only imagine the mischief that my identical twin and I could cause. I wondered how cool it would be to have a special bond with someone just like me.  My own mother was a fraternal twin, though her brother died during childhood.  I knew a few different sets of twins in school, (one set was in the movie “Cop and A Half” as the “Jump Rope Twins”). Obviously I knew it would never be possible for me to have a twin.  I take comfort in knowing that while I am not a twin, there may be another me somewhere in another dimension.  That and maybe one day I can just clone myself.  
In the meantime, growing up, I couldn’t help but be fascinated by something I wasn’t.  There tends to be a lot of mystery and myth that surround two people that not only shared a womb came from what was supposed to only be one egg.  I wrote a few different stories about twins when I was in middle school and I guess the fascination with them stuck around. When the initial thoughts of Mistaken started rolling around my brain, immediately twins came back.  That’s where Jamie and Trey came from. I imagine when Trey and Jamie were kids they pulled all the hijinks my twin and I might have pulled had I had one. With them came questions.
What would you do if you found out that the lover you lost had an identical twin?
What if they were the one that was supposed to be killed instead?
Other thoughts came to mind as the story developed in my head.
What if you start to have feelings for their twin?
How can you be sure if you are falling for them and not the fact that they remind you of the one you lost?
In Mistaken, these are Dillan’s struggles. Not only does she get the shock of her life when she first meets Trey, it also uncovers many secrets that his brother, Jamie, failed to tell her. On top of the mounting suspicions, Dillan also finds herself struggling with a growing bond and attraction to Trey, which only creates more confusion in her head. There are times when he looks and acts and sounds just like his brother. But then there are other times when he is so vastly different.
That’s what gets me about twins. That’s what really fascinates me. They can be so identical, but at the same time so vastly different. Sometimes they aren’t quite opposites, but they are never exactly the same. Even their DNA is not actually identical, according to recent studies. Jamie was the good boy growing up, and Trey was the bad boy… but he is a far cry from the “evil twin”.   In Mistaken, Jamie was the perfect man for Dillan, but in the end Trey is the one that will challenge her when she thinks she has nothing left. 
Author Bio:

J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.


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Mila Ramos said...

Thank you for dropping by!

J.A. Howell said...

Thanks for having me on your blog today!