Awakening a Nightmare: An Introduction

I am so excited to be sharing this story with you guys! I loved sharing its predecessor Escaping the Devil on this blog, and hope to continue the series like this!

Just like before, this story is largely unedited. There will likely be some grammatical mistakes, and might even be a few plot discrepancies (feel free to point and laugh—my beta readers do 😂). For all intents and purposes, you’re reading a rough draft of my work! I will be releasing these stories as novels in the future, which will include properly polishing and the like.

I will be password-protecting Escaping the Devil in February of 2022. This is so that I can start the editing process in earnest. I haven’t decided if I will be releasing it via Kindle Unlimited, but as I’m sure all of you know, Kindle doesn’t take kindly to authors releasing their work elsewhere if they’re enrolled in KDP. I figure that it’s better to be safe than sorry while I weigh my options! However, until that point, feel free to catch up on the unedited version! If you’ve found this blog after the cut-off date, never fear! The final version will be available soon enough 😉

And now on to the fun stuff!

Content Warning

This story is rated Mature for adult language, sexual content, at times, graphic violence. This means that this is intended for audiences 18 and up.
Trigger warnings include: substance/alcohol abuse, physical harm, recollections of physical/emotional/mental abuse.

I will be including trigger warnings in the appropriate chapters!


Elizaveta has finally escaped the devil and fled to a small Vermont town called Sanctuary Hills. After years of suffering at the hands of Landyn Cole, the heir-apparent to a criminal empire known as Omnus, and blood-thirsty Werewolf pack, she has finally tasted freedom. Too often, she had daydreamed about what it would be like to pry herself from under his thumb. The day has finally come, and still, she can’t shake her worry. His stink still clings to her, following her like a hellish shadow.

She feels him breathing down her neck as she walks the streets of Sanctuary Hills. She feels phantom fingers around her throat whenever she sits still. After running for so long, her feet have developed a mind of their own. She would leave if it weren’t for the fever dream she had been chasing since she left Las Vegas.

Aria had been little more than a wild fantasy over the years. She thought of her lover from long ago when the devil’s shadows overtook her and froze hope in her lungs.

Madness and obsession are what drove her to this place. Eli is so close to her that she can taste it.

Joined by Yuina, a Siren, who had also been caught in Omnus’ clutches, they plan on starting a new life in this quaint town.

But even the quietest places have terrifying secrets.


I will be posting the chapters every week on Friday at 9AM EST! The first chapter will be posted November 11th!

Copyright & Disclaimers

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental.
Copyright © 2022 by Ivy Whitaker
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or used in any manner without written permission of the copyright owner except for use of quotations in a book review.

All That Being Said…

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. Your support means so much more to me than words can ever express. I’m so happy to be able to share these stories with you. As always, feel free to comment and share your thoughts! It seems like such a small thing, but every like and comment is encouragement! Feel free to share, too! It really does help me out!

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