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Drift

Alison Aldridge

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Lily's best friend Jace is moving to the other side of town and they've no classes together. Lily wants more than friendship but he starts dating Kiara who is pretty, popular & the best at everything. Then, Lily discovers something she is good at, swimming. Lily doesn't want Jace and Kiara to kiss! With an unusual offer from Murray, the swim team superstar, Lily has the chance to ruin the blossoming romance, but at what cost? With a warning from her mum, famous for her fortune-telling skills, to stay away from Murray, Lily has to choose to follow her heart and accept Murray's offer or let Jace go. And, with all the 'fishy' things that keep happening, her complicated romantic life is just the 'spark' of her problems. Lily learns she's merallo & needs to control her powers before she kills!

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  • 62564 words
  • About 250 pages
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Swoon Index Ranking

  • Heat

    7

  • Tears

    5

  • Laughs

    5

  • Thrills

    8

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31 comments on "Drift"

icexcoldxeyesx on Oct. 8, 2015, 5:04 a.m. said:

icexcoldxeyesx


What do you like so far? Any suggestions on how the writer could improve the story?

I love it

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Tarot Barnes on Jan. 11, 2014, 12:13 p.m. said:

Tarot Barnes


This is a really amazing read; it's as much about a young girl growing into a young woman as it is about her growing into her mysterious (and dangerous) power.
For a first book, this is a wonderful piece of fiction, written in a style that's evocative of its young heroine and helps draw the reader into her changing view of the world. Lily's growing feelings for her best friend are almost scary - to her, as much as the reader - in their passion, but isn't that the way with one's first love? The fact that she is worried that her first kiss might kill him only makes the tension all the more sweet.

I'm truly glad I read this and will eagerly read any sequels; assuming the author indulges us with them :)
Thank you.

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Alison Aldridge on Jan. 16, 2014, 5:32 p.m. said:

Alison Aldridge


Thanks for being one of my first readers. I'll get working on that sequel..

Although there is another story that has been racing round my mind which I think would be a magical read but I just need to work out where to start it and who should be the main character. When I was telling my husband about the story in the cafe a lady from another table came over to confess she'd been ear wigging and really hoped I'd write the book as she wanted to read it.

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mike arsuaga on Jan. 12, 2014, 9:01 a.m. said:

mike arsuaga


I read an earlier draft of this book two years ago. All I can say is 'WOW!' It has evolved into a wonderful story of love, faith, and a twinge of magic.

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Alison Aldridge on Jan. 16, 2014, 5:27 p.m. said:

Alison Aldridge


Thanks Mike for being there right from the start and for taking the time to read and vote for Drift. Wishing you all the best with your novels too.

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natalie seymour on Jan. 12, 2014, 6:15 p.m. said:

natalie seymour


Amazing read so much so I read it in one day and it left me wanting more. GREAT characters that I really connected with. Can't wait for more x

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Alison Aldridge on Jan. 16, 2014, 5:25 p.m. said:

Alison Aldridge


Thanks Natalie for your encouragement and support. I have started on a sequel but my main focus has been editing Drift (over & over) and trying to get it into the hands of a publisher. As Drift is here exclusively for 6 months, I guess it's time to get cracking on Wipeout...

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Alison Aldridge on Jan. 16, 2014, 5:23 p.m. said:

Alison Aldridge


Hi Bethany.

Yeah, the photo was taken by Natalie Collins when I modelled for Model Gateway. With her permission and help from Neil Mason, they helped me turn it into a book cover.

My dream book cover would be an underwater image but I don't have the resources for that. When I was writing Drift I came across this image (http://www.inmagine.com/paa239/paa239000046-photo) that inspired the pool scene. I don't know enough about copyright to buy/use it.

Thank you for reading, voting and commenting. I will try to check out your novel in the coming days.

Ally xx

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Debbie Barker on Jan. 19, 2014, 6:08 p.m. said:

Debbie Barker


Drift is a fantastic read. I absolutely loved it. Great writing & loved reading something with a slightly different supernatural magical power rather than the norm. Thought the romance was great also, you can feel the tension brewing between a life long friend Jace who is like her first love & now the new friend Murray who wants to be more than just friends!! Can't wait for the sequel. Well done x

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Alison Aldridge on Jan. 20, 2014, 10:59 a.m. said:

Alison Aldridge


What a lovely comment. Thanks so much for taking the time to read Drift. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I am half way through a sequel so I'll try & get it finished as soon as possible.

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