Wake Me Up Inside

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FriesenPress, Jul 10, 2012 - Fiction - 104 pages
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Wake Me Up Inside is a ghost story centered around Paige Maddison, a strong teen-age heroine. Paige is disturbed by nightmares of places she has never seen, and visions of a girl haunting her dreams. She is angry because she must move with her parents to an estate called O'Brien Manor, to help her estranged grandparents, one of whom is in ill health.
As luck would have it, Paige meets Bradley Adam Parkman. Together they explore the estate and although they experience paranormal activity, neither one wants to discuss it in case the other would find them crazy.
Paige stumbles onto a forgotten cemetery and a piece of a stone tablet. She is instantly curious and obsessed with what it is? During this quest, her grandfather's health fails and Paige bears the burden of solving a family secret which is tied to an evil spirit haunting the estate.
Will Paige uncover the mystery of O'Brien Manor before it's too late? It's a page turner and will leave you feeling haunted.

Reviews for Wake Me Up Inside:

John Robert Colombo, author/anthologist and Canada's Master Gatherer had this to say: In Praise of Wake Me Up Inside: “It was an amazing feeling .... ” So begins this lively short first novel written by Lee Bice-Matheson... then it transports the reader to “the Manor” where life is rather different, both demanding and rewarding! The author deserves to be congratulated, for she has found a style that moves along in a sprightly fashion. She spares the reader the descriptive passages found in most first novels in favour of rewarding the reader with reams of lively speech. The result is that young Paige is very much alive, she enters into relationships, and she turns out to be something of an acrobat, for she leaps off the page!

Amazon reviewer declared 'Move over James Patterson, there's a new kid in town! 5 stars

C. Harkin, Fitzhenry & Whiteside said 'This portion of a tale of the supernatural connects the world that teens will know and be familiar with to the terrifying concept of ghosts and the unexplained.'

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User Review  - HeidiAngell - LibraryThing

The Good: The story takes a quick pace, and is a relatively short read at only 103 pages. It sort of reminds me of the Nightmare Hall series, and this is designed to be a series as well. Although the ... Read full review

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“Wake Me Up Inside” by Lee Bice Matheson, is a fantastic read for all ages, but especially a teenager like me. It begins with the main character Paige’s backstory, a spunky, confident teenager who has to leave her home town. Paige’s story leaves questions about her parents and grandparents pasts that she must find out. Paige seems like an ordinary teenager going through familiar struggles such as her relationships with her family and moving. But the story takes a mysterious turn when Paige is now staying at the O’Brien Manner, which she had no idea belonged to her grandparents. The book goes further than a basic plot and evaluates situations beyond our earthly realm. It has all the fun of a dramatic family story with the mystery of a challenge that must be solved by Paige herself. With her newfound power, the set up for the next two books in the series is perfectly prepared. I highly recommend this book and I look forward to reading the next two books in the series, “Destiny’s Gate” and “Shine Your Light“!- Layla Q. 

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About the author (2012)

Lee Bice-Matheson is the first time author of Wake Me Up Inside, the first in a trilogy. She has narratives published in The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings, John Robert Colombo, c2009, entitled Two Experiences. Lee is passionate about the subject of ghosts and hearing other people's ghost stories! She lives with her husband and best friend, Kevin, and their Havanese pup, Kobi, in Orillia, Canada. While their loving son, Justin, attends McGill University in Montreal. You can find her online at leebicematheson.ca, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter (BiceMatheson). Lee has degrees in Honors History, Master of Library & Information Science, U.W.O. She has worked in public, medical, and corporate libraries, and now works proudly with her husband, in his Chiropractic Clinic.

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