January 16, 2014

This just in from Booktrope Publishing production team,
“Everything is perfect – Essence has been published…”

Essence full cover booktrope

Print ISBN: 978-1-62015-205-8

EPUB ISBN: 978-1-62015-301-7



And don’t miss…

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Finalized Cover

Introducing the new and improved…and FINAL cover for Essence, the first installment in the EVE series to be released on January 16, 2014.


Cover Update

Hold the presses! We are revamping the cover… As much as we liked the current mock-up, our designer Greg Simanson is working his magic on something even better. More verve! Stay tuned…

Publishing Update

After much thought and consideration I made the decision to switch publishers. I am so pleased to announce that the EVE series, the follow-up series, the Spirit Quest series, and the rest of my work will now be published by Booktrope Publishing. Essence (freshly edited & newly covered) will be rereleased by the beginning of 2014. Followed shortly by the long awaited second installment, Enlightened. The new covers, designed by Greg Simanson , are gorgeous and I could not be more thrilled with them.

I am also extremely pleased to announce that Christina Boyd will be my new Book Manager in charge of all Marketing and Promotion. She is extremely excited to be working on my series and has more energy than the law should allow. She plans on keeping me very busy with presentations, readings and signings. I know that with her by my side, we are going to do amazing things together.

Finally, photographer Larry Cooper is responsible for the beautiful author photos. He was kind enough to meet me in my hometown of Brownsburg, Indiana, where I grew up and followed me around the park taking some gorgeous pictures with the brilliant fall foliage as a backdrop. He is such a gifted photographer we had a difficult time narrowing down which pictures to use. Out of the fifty-two that were taken we got it down to four and decided to put one with each novel in the EVE series.

The exact date for the rerelease of Essence or Enlightened has not been announced as of yet, but as soon as I have them, they will be posted. You can also get updates by following ‘the EVE series’ on Facebook or A. L. Waddington on Twitter.

The premise of the EVE series

The EVE series is ultimately a love story between Jocelyn and Jackson. It is freshly unique in that it bridges genres with its cross over between science fiction/time travel/romance/young adult as a work of commercial fiction. The main characters are relatable to a large audience in that their age group is late teens to early twenties. The narration of the story is told from eighteen year old Jocelyn Timmons viewpoint and the distinctively different lives that she leads on parallel planes when her soul travels nightly.
On a much grander scale of enlightenment, it offers an alternative explanation for déjà vu, the consequences of declining family dynamics, the rational of auditory and visual hallucinations as the classic symptoms of schizophrenia and hypothesizes the truth behind noted prophecies. The foundation is created in Essence, elaborated further in Enlightened and blossoms in Perception followed by a unique twist in Illumination and a mind boggling conclusion in Incandescent. The series theories that an individual who has the inherited gift of EVE, possess the ability to live parallel lives on separate planes of existence. Throughout childhood and early adolescence, a barrier in their mind remains intact on the conscious level to prevent awareness of the other life from crossing each other. However, during late adolescence to early adulthood, the barrier between the two worlds begins to disintegrate causing the auditory and visual hallucinations of their other life to break into conscious awareness. These symptoms, once recognized by a family member(s) who also has the gift, were throughout history, guided by that family member(s) to adjusting to the disintegration of the barrier and full conscious awareness of living dual existences. Unfortunately with the decline in extended familial structure, family member(s) with the inherited gift are more often than not, no longer present when the symptoms appear and therefore the individual are diagnosed with schizophrenia.

So come and follow along with Jocelyn on her journey of awareness, realization and understanding of the consequences of living parallel lives on vastly different planes, the pains of youth and young love and her struggles of making her way in this new and complicated way of life she is thrust into.

A.L. Waddington: Author of the EVE series

A.L. Waddington

Awards & Honors

Author of the Month/Book of the Month – November
International Book Club, Shut Up & Read
Book of the Month – November
International Book Club, CrAzEd