Adrienna Turner


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): 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


God is in the Equation
You set the price! Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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. Category: 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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  • 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 (Dream4More Reviews)
  • Night Terrors Anthology on Jan. 18, 2013

    Night Terrors Anthology has 17 short stories written by various authors. Some stories have you on the edge of your seat, and then boom, it's over when you are craving for more. Other stories have suspense, adventure, or blankly wondering why it ended so abruptly and wishing it was a novel instead of a few pages that captured your imagination. "A World Not our Own" by JC Hemphill was a little flat at first but towards the ending of the short story, it left a cliffhanger as it drew me in the darkness and bite-sucking of the Aeonian vampires. Tim was searching for his sister, Jessie, in the Conversion Centre (Center) and he was the last one to be bitten...or was he, once the search was over. 3.5 stars "Corridors" by Carole Hall is a short story about a creepy dead woman, Naomi, wants to pass to the next level/door in the corridor if Carl can prove his love to her. Carl has a hard time believing and eventually convinced that he is talking to a dead woman from the other side, who he never stopped loving but Jack is the one she loved and broke her heart which lead to her fatal suicidal death. Yet, there was a discrepancy in the storyline with the time (read 3:21 a.m. on page 12 and page 13 a couple paragraphs later has 3:18 a.m., did they mess up or go back in time without the reader actually knowing). 3 stars "Death Crone" by Jonathan Shipley writes about a mysterious Old Mother in the desert sadly losing some of the sisters for her devious plan. The other stories thereafter didn't keep my interest although there were classics by Mark Twain and other greats. My favorite short story in this anthology was "Failed Sacrifice" which had me drawn in from the beginning, Cecily thought Annie was her friend until she was thrown in the ocean as a living sacrifice; her bloodline made an agreement with the sun gods to continue to prosper, blood from their line was dripped in the ocean and then threw in a living sacrifice but this one failed. I am on the edge of my laptop waiting to see what will take place and why Cecily was released from the depths of the sea. "Like Father Like Daughter" another enjoyable read in Night Terror, Gale discovering that her husband was a vampire after having a daughter with him, Greta, who also appeared as a pale, sickly child who was participating in a blood-sucking feast with her father. Gale came home from work watching them feast on a woman, and cut Randolph in pieces and buried his body. Will he rise back from his grave as Greta kept protesting that Daddy will come home? There were a few minor typographical errors in the reading; in addition, in comparison to English language in America versus in European country, Australia, there are some terms that may appear misspelled but are perfectly fine in their writing style for most literature. Overall, there is a story to tickle your fancy and enjoy! *I received an eBook copy from the author for a book review (LibraryThing contest win).
  • 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 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