D.N.A. -Nothing Would Ever be the Same [NOOK Book]

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Debney Nichole Armstrong thought she knew everything about her family. She knew her dad worked hard at everything, except building a relationship with his family. She knew her younger brothers were typical little kids, and she knew her mother, for some unknown reason, disliked her first born and only daughter.

On the night before a planned family vacation, Debney is inexplicably excluded. After a bitter argument with her mother at being barred from family vacations, especially ...

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D.N.A. -Nothing Would Ever be the Same

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Overview

Debney Nichole Armstrong thought she knew everything about her family. She knew her dad worked hard at everything, except building a relationship with his family. She knew her younger brothers were typical little kids, and she knew her mother, for some unknown reason, disliked her first born and only daughter.

On the night before a planned family vacation, Debney is inexplicably excluded. After a bitter argument with her mother at being barred from family vacations, especially one so close to her eighteenth birthday, Debney arranges a romantic dinner with her long time crush. During the chaos of dinner turned teen party, she learns of the death of her family. Yes, sometimes relationships in families end tragically. People leave; parents die, and lives change. But does it all have to bring out the skeletons in the closet?

Debney Nichole Armstrong thought she knew everything about her family. She knew her dad worked hard at everything, except building a relationship with his family. She knew her younger brothers were typical little kids, and she knew her mother, for some unknown reason, disliked her first born and only daughter.

What she really needed to know was did her mother contribute to the ‘accident’? Who is the man repeatedly mentioned in her mother’s journals? Where were the bodies of her ten year old twin brothers, and who is the father of the child she now carries? No matter what the answers are, Debney knows, nothing will ever be the same.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011486043
  • Publisher: Inknbeans Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 313 KB

Meet the Author

Knowing me as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind of like knowing me as a person. I’m like all over the board and always working on three to five projects at a time. I have no favorite spots to work and my view tends to be pointed at the keyboard. When an idea comes into my head I just flow with it. I haven’t been able to conform my writing to any specific pattern. I am more than often working on one story and the characters from another will just be dying to get my attention and I have to go into their world.

I tend to write in various genres from fiction to picture books. Using pen (same one for the past eleven years) and paper, laptop and as a newly favorite the word program on my cell phone. I have found I can write anywhere with that little contraption and my focus is intent. Has to be with those tiny keys, right? And then I just email to myself and copy past into my manuscript.

Before becoming a self-published author I followed the rules. Wrote outlines, character back stories, did the word counting, queries and everything. I even had an agent once. Unfortunately he was a horrible choice. Directed me away from Ballantine books (wish I would have known who they were then) who wanted The Perfect Solution and straight into the corrupt hands of Publish America. What a crock. After that fiasco I was so humiliated I couldn’t write. Fought and had my rights returned and now, I am back. I tried the querying again, but became frustrated when it seems the agents’ rules are so varied, too confusing for me. Not to mention the rejection letters can be soul crushing. I received a lot of positive reviews for The Perfect Solution when it was first published and yet when I began querying one agent informed me no one would like the book and yet it deals with negligence in the child care system. So, off I ran on my own. I have recently put three novels, three picture books and a creative non-fiction book into the Amazon and Smashwords systems. I think e-publishing is one of the greatest inventions God has given to the world. I would advise any author to go that route when they have something they feel strongly about.
I have worked in the childcare profession for over thirty years, and was bound to Sam. I us those experiences to write novels which have gained the attention of parents, parents-to-be, child care professionals and discerning readers.

I thinks of myself as a caged in frustrated author of thought provoking, mind bending ebooks, an occasional step-in parent, a fountain of knowledge, and ready to share.

As a writer I have had an essay in Essence magazine, several articles printed in the local paper and magazines.

Oh, and to let you know I do have a stable life….I am the (always single) mother of three daughters who are all grown now. I home schooled them on a string and a prayer. Though it may seem as if I am a bit scattered brained I was able to school them into college by the age of seventeen and sixteen. The two eldest have graduated, yeah! I am the drooling proud ‘Lovey’ of a baby boy named Jett Parker Ellington and that’s me and my writing life in a nutshell.
In the Chair- http://theinterviewedcharacter.blogspot.com
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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    A delightful YA Novel

    Truculent and defiant teenagers are not unusual, but ones that have to face one tragedy after another and deal with the consequences of their reaction to them are not. In this story, Ey Wade expertly portrays a young girl, Debney, whose mother fails desperately in the parental love department. When tragedy strikes, she makes one wrong turn that changes her life dramatically. An 18-year-old could go down one of two paths in these circumstances – the road to self-destruction or the road to self-fulfilment. Debney has to find an inner strength to choose the right one.

    This was thoughtfully written by Ey, mostly in flashbacks. Debney is a well-conceived character with spunk and intelligence, and despite the disinterest and lack of love from her mother, or maybe because of it, she is a warm and selfless character. Her closest friends, although diverse in character are likeable and their mixed ethnicity bonds them tightly. All the characters in this book were well-drawn, the story is nicely paced and the result is a delightful YA novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    A Must Read!

    This book is the story of the ultimate dysfunctional family and how against all odds and having everything stacked against you, you can rise above it all!! Debney is shunned and ridiculed by almost everyone at school. At home she has a mother who doesn't care for her at all and takes great delight in doing everything in her power to exclude her from feeling like she is a part of the family!! There were many times whilst reading this book that I wanted to jump into the pages and shake someone!! Debney's mother who was just so cruel and callous and downright evil, Debney's dad who should have had a backbone and stood up to Debney's mum and Debney for turning away Giante when he was so willing to be her support!! But that is the beauty of Ey Wade's skill as a writer. She has this ability to make you become invested in the characters. D.N.A is free flowing and well written. It is an easy although emotionally gripping read and I would highly recommend it to everyone!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2013

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    Plenty of Surprising Plot Twists!

    Find this review and more at Lusty Penguin Reviews!

    D.N.A.—Nothing Would Ever be the Same is a gripping and engrossing young adult read by Ey Wade. Creatively told in present time and through memories, this novel draws you into Debney Armstrong’s life.

    On the night of her eighteenth birthday, Debney’s life changes forever: Debney loses her virginity to the love of her life, Gianté De Vicari; learns that her parents and twin brothers died in a horrible accident in Italy; and after that, she gets drunk and taken advantage of by members of the football team who were at her house to celebrate her birthday. In spite of all of these events, Debney is an amazingly strong character ready to take on the world alone even when she discovers that she is pregnant. Worse still, Debney has no idea who the father is. I was impressed with Debney’s ability to deal with estate matters, continue with her senior year, and graduate valedictorian. Especially since Debney’s best friend, Nadine Cook, all but abandons her when the other kids at school terrorize Debney. With that in mind, I wasn’t sure that I liked Nadine’s character, but Nadine grows as a character by the time Debney is ready to give birth. I was happy to see Nadine mature and realize that she really needs to be there for Debney as the baby’s arrival approaches. Gianté believes he is the father of the baby and wants to be there for Debney and the baby, even if she is adamant that he go to college and get on with his life, which made me sympathize with his character.

    Debney’s strength and intelligence shine when she goes on a TV show to determine the paternity of her baby. Despite the show’s intent to present Debney in the worst possible light, she shows her inner resolve and does not lose her temper with the show’s host, F.J., when he calls her names she doesn’t like. Debney puts the host in his place by using his birth name instead of his stage name, which made me cheer out loud.

    With well-developed characters, D.N.A.—Nothing Would Ever be the Same, which also contains plenty of surprising plot twists about Debney’s family, keeps the pages turning rapidly to the dramatic conclusion creating a thoroughly enjoyable story that is perfect for adults and young adults alike.


    I received an eBook copy from the author for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    .Technically there¿s not a lot wrong with ¿D.N.A.¿ There are a f

    .Technically there’s not a lot wrong with “D.N.A.” There are a few word use errors that are clearly typos and one place that I spotted where a name was used when clearly the name of another character should have been in its place. The story opens with Debney being tortured and her revenge in short order and flashbacks to key events follow so that the reader understands the pain that the young woman has experienced. We are constantly reminded of how much she loves her father and how rich he left her and how evil her mother, select adults and classmates are. Adult characters occasionally seem to lend voice to the author in the story in lecturing about modern teenagers and how loosely they treat themselves and their sexuality and as the intended audience is young reader, that message may hit the mark. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Awesome

    Best book ever!!!!! All teenagers should read this....... good job ey wade keep it up!"!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Love this book

    The book is the best! I thought it wa well thought out. In love with this book :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Heart warming

    It made me cry at the end. I feel sorry for all the people who go through this... it's so sad.. but i new that was his kid!!!:D wel i loved it and i hope you do to :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    It's ok

    It's ok if you like that stuff but i dont.it turned around alot and did not stay on plot. All in all dont buy if you dont want a headach


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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Loved it

    Excellent, top-notch novel. This story will make you cry, laugh, cheer for Debney as she goes through all the hardache of losing family and discoverying the mystery behind it.
    This is a MUST READ!, you won't be disappointed.

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    Posted January 15, 2013

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