by Samantha Durante
Paperback, 314 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Samantha Durante
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Coming soon to B&N Nook and iTunes
Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa's body screams at her to run... but yet she's powerless to move.
Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees - and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell - Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.
Because what Alessa hasn't figured out yet is that she's not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university's idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface...
The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.
About the Author
Samantha Durante lives in New York City with her fiancé, Sudeep, and her cat, Gio. Formerly an engineer at Microsoft, Samantha left the world of software in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and a lifelong love of writing. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Samantha is currently working full time for her company Medley Media Associates as a freelance business writer and communications consultant. Stitch is her first novel. Learn more about Samantha at www.samanthadurante.com.
Stitch Movie Dream Cast
Alessa – Emmy Rossum
Why? She’s young and fresh, and she’s got Alessa’s long brown hair, height, and down-to-earth “real girl” sensibility. The only thing Emmy doesn’t have are Alessa’s striking green eyes – but that’s what color contacts and Photoshop are for!
Isaac – Alex Pettyfer
Why? The eyes, the hair, the body… I challenge you to name one way this guy is NOT a perfect fit for Isaac. Trust me, once you watch this clip of Alex taking off his shirt on the Ellen show, you won’t want to argue. Plus, he’s got that classic look that can fit in anywhere from 1917 to 2114, which is exactly what Isaac needs to do.
Janie – Willa Holland
Why? Sharp, cute, and spunky with just enough edge, Willa would be perfect to play Alessa’s sidekick and closest confidant, Janie. As long as she’s willing to trade her long locks for Janie’s messy bob, she’s got the part!
Joe – Robbie Amell
Why? With his all-American (okay, Canadian) good looks and that mischievous twinkle in his eye, Robbie would be the ideal big brother to Alex Pettyfer’s Isaac.
What do you guys think? Is this how you pictured the characters when you read Stitch? Leave your suggestions for these or other characters in the comments!