Adrienna Turner

Biography

Adrienna Turner is an award-winning author as Female Author of the Year for The Day Begins with Christ. She writes inspirational nonfiction books, Young Adult fiction novels, poetry/songbooks, inspirational drama, supernatural/fantasy, and apocalyptic thriller series called Miss the Mark. She also penned as Dream Summore with the debut YA inspirational drama novel entitled Mirror, Beware!

Adrienna has a Master's degree in Library Information Science and Bachelor's degree in Information Resources (Technology). She also participates in law training seminars through Council for Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO).

Additionally, she is a book reviewer for Dream 4 More Reviews (2009).

Her books are Mystery Lies Within, novella (2004, Author House); From the Depths of My Soul, poetry (2005, Author House); Half of the Battle is to Surrender All I Have, poetry (2008, Author House); The Day Begins with Christ (2009, Author House); and Desire At Will (2009, Author House). God is in the Equation (June 2011). Unleashing the Spirits (November 11, 2011), Volumes 1-3 available on author's website(s): www.dream4more.org and available only as eBook on Kindle.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My father was in the Navy; therefore, I've lived in Buffalo, NY and Great Lakes IL (Naval Base) as a young girl. This had a major influence to my writing for Young Adults, since my debut novel was written in my hometown: North Chicago, IL. I had to do some research since things have changed since I last lived there to make it current. I also plan to continue the Mirror Saga Series from places I've lived and resided in for a number of years, and reflect on the youth I've mentored, tutored, or worked with in a group home/foster care setting. See copies under my pen name: Dream Summore. Re-release date in Summer 2014 under Divine Garden Press.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest project I'm currently working on under pen name: Dream Summore, is showcasing the story of young adults that have been in and out of group homes, juvenile detention, and released from their homes because of destructive behaviors. Keep your eyes open and ready for the Mirror Sagas for Young Adults.

My poetry books have some songs when I was an underground rap artists in Illinois and others are prose about real life situations and experiences shared in "From the Depths of my Soul" and "Half the Battle is to Surrender all I Have".

My nonfiction books share bits of my testimonies in "Desire at Will" and "God is in the Equation" which are readily available on Smashwords and where books are sold. As one reviewer clearly says, "This book has truly been life altering for me. It moved me from a somewhat committed Christian to a one who is completely surrendered to God. Adrienna Turner has an amazing way of sharing God's truth in a way that makes you feel like she is talking to you as a caring friend. Her transparency in refreshing and much appreciated. I highly recommend this book."
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Adrienna Turner Books
From the Depths of my Soul (poetry and songbook) Half of the Battle is to Surrender All I Have (poetry and songbook, testimonies and stories in poetic form) The Day Begins with Christ, award-winning book 2010, female author of the year

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God is in the Equation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
(4.25)
God is in the Equation is a spiritual, nonfiction book to witness about God’s presence and goodness.
Desire at Will
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,680. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Desire At Will is a spiritual nonfiction book. We have the desire to serve God at our will. Who will you choose to serve all the days of your life?

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Smashwords book reviews by Adrienna Turner

  • Beautiful on Aug. 17, 2011

    Sometimes women are willing to make sacrifices and even squash their singing career for their husband to fulfill his dreams—this is Shireece and Sean. Tierra is living the glamorous life as it seemed. Tierra Rodriquez occupies her time at charity balls, events, and holds it down in her stilettos in the corporate world—promotion knocks on her door for all her hard work at Baxwell Enterprisez. Wow, who gets a promotion and on top of that, two weeks vacation, with her secretary (Ms. Teri) on vacay too. Executive position suits this classy, sassy, high-class professional, but the only woman in the company. Soon, she runs back into her long-time friend, Aquarian (QU) Speene. He confesses about his loss but also his love for Tierra, which she wondering why now. Cheering this couple on and can’t wait to see where this will transpire—love for hire. Other valuable lessons taken from this novel: *add God in your conversations *long-term friendships between Tierra and Shireece *male friendships, treated like a brother/sister relationship *a family that prays together, stays together and unleashes the power of forgiveness and healing The author has improved on their writing style, yet still proofreading issues such as punctuation, word inconsistency (pay roll should be payroll) to name a few. Overall, as a reviewer and author, I see how this writer has grown, filled in the blanks of the hidden pieces in this new version of the novel, and ready to read the next novel in the series. If you love romance, chick-lit, and contemporary fiction—this is a match for your book reading pleasures. Dream 4 More Reviews has received the revised version of "Beautiful" via electronic format (ebook) by the author for a book review. Dream 4 More Reviews, Adrienna Turner Dream Rating: Sweet Dreams www.dream4more.webs.com (Dream4More Reviews)
  • Deep Bay Vengeance on Jan. 24, 2013

    Deep Bay Vengeance starts off in a bank robbery, where Loretta was taking her youngest and only son, Jeremy, to take out their savings to get him a new used vehicle to ride to school and work. However, he gets shot before her very eyes and decides to set-up a free vacation trip for fishing in Vancouver, Canada for those who killed her son to get revenge. I am not sure how this will play out, but Kathleen Morris introduces a number of characters whereas at first was hard for me to keep up and had to do some rereading to gather in enough information to see how each one connected. Eventually, a couple chapters later, the pieces started to come together. Harry lost his wife, and seems to want to be hero in death-threatening situations and his vacation went to ruins once the plane takes a dive in the storm. Luckily, there were survivors: Loretta who was on a mission of blood vengeance, George with alias names as the culprit, Vicki on the search of finding her lost sister, Ruby, and seems like the ditz of the pact, and Ruby who gets into a heap of trouble that's desperate to prove she is not as stupid as she seems to the criminal-minded bandits she happened to be with. There are other characters introduced in the story that are involved or helps in the diamond heist as well as other mischievous deeds for greed, revenge, or survival. Morris is a decent writer for a Christian suspense, and appears to be character-driven and plot in the early stages is a little thin for my liking, but so much is taking place and waiting to see what will happen and see how the sequel plays out in this Deep Bay series. As I read further, enjoyed the action scenes and how Christ was introduced in dialogue. If you like a hint of mystery, suspense, and Christian undertones with action-packed scenes, then you will enjoy this read! There were quite a few misspellings and typos but didn't deter me from the reading. I received the book from author in eBook format for a book review (Willing to Read Christian group on Goodreads). Adrienna Turner Author of "God is in the Equation" www.dream4more.webs.com (Dream 4 More Reviews)
  • Deep Bay Relic on June 24, 2013

    There are some new characters making a cameo appearance in this one. Eunice was a vocal, snotty Christian who met Zack, which later she discovered that he was in a cult whom sacrificed two of her children. Yet she had no standard evidence to verify her suspicions. She died without asking Christ in her life because of her stubbornness and felt she failed God by sinning repeatedly. Carla, on the other hand, saddened by the death of Eunice in the short time of meeting her although she was a judgmental-mean Christian to her but came to the resolution that they had similar faults/sins. Eunice was the only one who saw through the sheer appearance and knew what sins she was tackling with; but expected Carla to get it right before it's too late and adamantly refused to do it for herself. These two characters stuck in my mind for a moment about how Christians can be taken wrongly, or making faulty accusations and voicing their opinions about another Christian walk when they need to get their lives right (plank out of your own eye)! Seeing the godly transition with Sadie in this second book. Brian appears to help solve a crime scene and possible death in the deep waters, but also acknowledges that something in that water bit Eunice to cause the deadly infection. Pip sees the monster eye to eye, able to get away. Enjoyed some of the things in reference to Christianity and how we need to change our perceptions--and get right with God. One of my fave parts of the novel: There's an argument over whether or not this person is judging the other person who isn't sounding like a believer in "Deep Bay Relic" by Kathleen Morris. Sadie refers to Gal. 6:1. She explains, "man is plural for all mankind, and yes you are trespassing. If you claim to be a Christian and you deliberately choose to live a sinful lifestyle with Mike, it is my responsibility as it is a fellow believer, to restore you back to spiritual health. I'm not doing it to hurt you or judge you, I'm doing it because I care about your relationship with Christ." (page 85). Great analogy that parallels to the Holy Spirit: An EGG has 3 parts: yoke, white part, and shell. But we call it ONE EGG. That's the way God is, had 3 parts too: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We still call him God/Lord/YHWH though (page 115, eBook version, paraphrased). *Although there are minor grammatical errors in the novel (and a little lost on some POV), you can bypass and enjoy the great read. I received a PDF copy from the author to review (Willing to Review Christian books group on Goodreads). Adrienna Turner Author of "The Day Begins with Christ" 4.25 stars
  • Be the Light: Overcoming Evil with Good on Sep. 24, 2013

    This was a very, short and easy read. Paul Meier starts with a horrified event that took place in CT where a 20 year old murdered 20 kids and 6 staff members at an elementary school in December 2012. We know there was a demonic force into play but others would see it as a mental illness in a deranged state that lead to taking the lives of others. The author clearly denotes this as EVIL, and gives various religious doctrine to focus on good or love in which overcomes evil. Therefore, he exemplified on random acts of kindness, and how we have a lack of harmony, peace, and unity. Moreover, he refutes that it is not about gun control, more restricted laws, or even firepower but instead to reach out to those who have an imbalanced mindset (or people who are hurting) is more important. He also tells us to use our brain, but this is like telling someone to use common sense, most evil acts happen based on feelings and emotions that are not under control than using our brains. I also feel it is evil spirits that can overcome our way of thinking, if we allow them to take control, that is why there is a battlefield of the mind. He does give varied examples of random acts of kindness to have a better world. *I believe I won this book on LibraryThing Early Reviewer. I have the eBook version. This is a free download on Smashwords as well. Adrienna Turner, the author of God is in the Equation
  • Daimones on Aug. 24, 2014

    This is my first time reading this author, but was curious because of the genre. Not sure about the cover or the title, and the first chapter started out with a list of events...which makes me unsure about the route or path this story will take. Usually I like books that capture my attention with the first few words or chapter at the very least. I tried to give this book a chance since it was classified under "apocalyptic" and believe the take was post-apocalyptic after explaining what I read to my father thus far. However, the beginning was off-track of the purpose, there were parts that were unnecessary in which didn't move the story along but held it up, and not too much of the story kept my interest. I read up to 260 pages out of 475 pages, and gave up on the story altogether. If you write apocalyptic, you are to capture the audience or reader immediately and keep the flow. I was asked if it was based on character development, it seemed like it was focused on chain of events that really went no where, kept going to the mall, meeting with the dogs until they became as a weapon, taking his neighbors guns and target practice, but against what??? Everyone was supposed to be dead until someone responds to email/Facebook, noted as punks in the novel...I cannot continue. Deleted from library too. I see some good reviews but wondering how far did they have to read...25% one reviewer stated and this is where the story started to make sense and should've started however it went no where after that. I read slightly over 50% and wondering if it needed developmental editing..yet I see it received rewards and wondered what I am missing?! I usually enjoy reading apocalyptic, syfy, and such books. I see more books in the series, not sure if I want to read anymore after this one. The first novel should draw a reader in...to want to read the rest, or other books that follow. (I don't like to write bad reviews but only honest ones.) *I received a free copy alert from BookBub 8/21/14, downloaded on Smashwords and reading using Book Reader app on laptop. Leisure read, 2014 Adrienna Turner, Author of The Day Begins with Christ Dream4More Reviewer www.dream4more.org