Rebecca Donovan

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Optimism seeps from every pore of my body. I truly believe that what's supposed to happen... will! In that regard, I don't know how to give up; it's not part of my biological make up.

I'm a passionate (and some would say, overly enthusiastic) person. I learn by doing (and have been burned more times that I'd like to admit), but I will always throw my entire self into whatever I do - fail or succeed.

I think this is evident when I write, leaving nothing behind and spilling it all out on the pages. I give it all to my readers - love it or hate it.

The path I'm on is very often my own, veering off the beaten path at the sight of something more interesting or captivating, getting caught in the vines and thorns in order to experience the beauty a
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Be Brilliant


It glows brighter with love, generosity and kindness. 






Wonder, creativity and curiosity allow it to radiate beyond our form. 






It cannot be taken or given away. But it can be shared.  






And with each light that surrounds us, we grow brighter. 






Our love is contagious. Our lives are connected. Our world is brilliant.  






Do not allow a shadow to be cast upon your light.  






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“I love that picture, he admitted softly. I think it's because I love the girl in that picture.”
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“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”
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“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Albert Einstein

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
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“In the balance of love and loss, it was love that made me struggle to… Breathe.”
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message 62: by Sami

Sami Abouzid hello Rebecca....wishing you all the best ...love and respect


message 61: by Rebecca

Rebecca Jessica wrote: "Thank You so very much for your friendship! I feel so honored! I have been an avid reader for most of my life however awhile back I was in a deep depression due to a very long battle with illness. ..."

So happy you found your way back!!


message 60: by Anton

Anton Van Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for accepting my request. I am honored by you allowing me to interact with you and I hope that this would remain a mutually beneficial relationship. I wish you the absolute best for this year and I hope that your life would be filled with love, laughter and amazing accomplishments. Have a fantastic day. Anton


message 59: by Rick

Rick Schroeder Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm following you here as well.

Rick


message 58: by Jessica (last edited Oct 05, 2015 09:57PM)

Jessica Iskey Thank You so very much for your friendship! I feel so honored! I have been an avid reader for most of my life however awhile back I was in a deep depression due to a very long battle with illness. I gave up everything including reading. After a doctor appointment one day, I stopped at the store and found your book. It was part 1 & 2 of The Breathing Series - as big as a dictionary!! I bought it. Suffering from insomnia, I picked up your book and began to read it. I LOVED it!!! I couldn't wait for part 3!! Amazing!!

Thank You for your wonderful books and Thank You for bringing me back to my love of reading!! I will always be grateful to you! I will also be the first in line to buy your books!

Thanks Rebecca!!


message 57: by Venus

Venus Blancia Thank you for accepting my friend request. looking forward to read your books.:)


message 56: by Rebecca

Rebecca Is WHAT IF on your TBR?
Today (March 2nd) is the Perfect day to buy it! It's only $0.99 for Amazon's Kindle Daily Deal! bit.ly/WhatIfKindleDailyDeal

It's a beautiful story about love, friendship and being true to who you are, told in a unique way.


Angy Napoletana Thank you for friending me.I'm your fan and I've read both The Breathing series and What if. I love the way you write: your books make me cry,laugh,think. They are capable to move me. I love them. Absolute emotion is what I feel when I read them. Thank you.


message 54: by Bobby

Bobby Richardson Thank you for friending me and I am picking up Waiting to Breathe tomorrow. Can't wait to read it.


message 53: by Rebecca

Rebecca Blare wrote: "My friend does not read. At all, she absolutely loathes it but a few weeks ago I lend her Barely Breathing and she has just texted me asking for the next book, thank you soo much for bringing hope ..."

That's so great!! Thank you for sharing!


message 52: by Awa

Awa My friend does not read. At all, she absolutely loathes it but a few weeks ago I lend her Barely Breathing and she has just texted me asking for the next book, thank you soo much for bringing hope back into her


message 51: by Rebecca

Rebecca Annemette wrote: "A few days ago I finished Out of breath, and I have to hand it to you. No other author has ever written THREE books where I, at the end of them, cried like there would be no tomorrow. What a ride! ..."

Thank you so much Annemette for giving this series a chance!!


Annemette A few days ago I finished Out of breath, and I have to hand it to you. No other author has ever written THREE books where I, at the end of them, cried like there would be no tomorrow. What a ride! I absolutely LOVE the breathing series, despite the fact that the books completely broke my heart over and over again.
You are an amazingly talented writer, and I have been most deeply touched by your words.
So thank you. THANK you for every tear you made me cry. It was beyond phenomenal.


Katerina Thank you for the add Rebecca :-)


message 48: by Mandy

Mandy Saial Thank you for the Friendship Rebecca ;)


Lennie  Bell Thank you for writing! Like seriously-your writing takes me other places and I can't fathom how! I love it and please, please, please! write more now that you have finished the phenomenal Breathing Series! (Which I loved so much :)


message 46: by Teri

Teri OMG...i'm freaking out because i need OUT OF BREATH on my Kindle NOW! I can't wait any longer.


Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart So excited for Out of Breath!!! Having a group buddy read tommorrow! Nothing better than a good book and good girlfriends to share!


message 44: by Chelsea

Chelsea Beaton Love your new website. Can't wait for Out of Breath :-)


Patricia Thank you for adding me! I love your books! <3


message 42: by QiJia

QiJia 치쟈 OMG Thank you for accepting my friendvite Rebecca!
Your Breathing series is amazing ^^
Can't wait for Out of Breath!!! 2nd July can't come any faster!
Will there be books from Evan's point of view?


Angelica I imagine Emma to be Alexandra Daddario a d Evan to be Berkely Duffield... When the books are turned to movies, that is who I imagine to play them (coming from someone who dreams of directing!)

Who do you imagine Emma to look like? Evan?


message 40: by Felicia

Felicia Just wanted you to know I almost fell out of my chair last night when I saw you accepted my request! Hands down you're one of my favorite authors because of these books, you're amazing!


message 39: by Romance

Romance Uninhibited Amy wrote: "OK so June is way too far away. If we send you cases of Mt. Dew will we get Out of Breath sooner ? I need a heavy angsty read."

In the mean time, try Consequences and Truth by Aleatha Romig.


message 38: by Rebecca

Rebecca Amy wrote: "OK so June is way too far away. If we send you cases of Mt. Dew will we get Out of Breath sooner ? I need a heavy angsty read."

Aw, Amy, I would love to say yes! Out of Breath is written, but now it's in the hands of my publisher and we have some crazy editing to do and new covers to design! It's out of my control, so sorry!


Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events OK so June is way too far away. If we send you cases of Mt. Dew will we get Out of Breath sooner ? I need a heavy angsty read.


Charmene Sanches de cara Hi Rebecca tks for the add! I'm dying to read Out of Breath, June will not come soon enough! Keep up the awesome work! Cheers from Brazil


message 35: by Debra

Debra Hey Rebecca - I'm just in the middle of reading "Reason to Breathe" and wow......I'm captured!


message 34: by Grace

Grace Rebecca wrote: "If Barely Breathing makes it to the Final Round of the Goodreads Choice Awards, I promise to share the names and a brief bio of the new characters you'll find in Out of Breath on my web site!"

I really really hope you win this thing!
Waiting till June, is wayyyy to long of a wait, but when to do stuff like this it makes it more bearable:)


message 33: by Rebecca

Rebecca If Barely Breathing makes it to the Final Round of the Goodreads Choice Awards, I promise to share the names and a brief bio of the new characters you'll find in Out of Breath on my web site!


Katreena Rebecca wrote: "Katreena wrote: "I am sooooo curious on what happened between the twenty minutes Evan was away after he told Emma he love her."

He was talking to Jared on the phone and Jared proceeded to give him..."



Oh, I see. Thank you for the reply! :) I love your Breathing Series!! Sending some love from the Philippines! <3


message 31: by Rebecca

Rebecca Katreena wrote: "I am sooooo curious on what happened between the twenty minutes Evan was away after he told Emma he love her."

He was talking to Jared on the phone and Jared proceeded to give him a guy pep talk.


message 30: by Rebecca

Rebecca Fred wrote: "Rebecca, I'm so flattered to be your friend, thanks, love you!"

YAY Fred!! Welcome to my Goodreads World!! It's full of... umm... Books! ha!


message 29: by Fred

Fred Rebecca, I'm so flattered to be your friend, thanks, love you!


Katreena I am sooooo curious on what happened between the twenty minutes Evan was away after he told Emma he love her.


message 27: by Rebecca

Rebecca How exciting to be nominated for Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction!! This is the "Readers'" Choice so THANK YOU!!


message 26: by Diane

Diane Thanks for accepting my friends request. Totally moved by your books and have spread the word :). Look forward to more of your greatness...and hoping for a happy ending for Emma;). Look forward to seeing you around GR and chatting books.


message 25: by K. D. (last edited Oct 12, 2012 05:02AM)

K. D. Grace I think I know why I have been so affected by Breathing series, especially with "Barely Breathing". I feel the same way about my life the way Emma felt. The questions she asked. The doubt that fueled inside her. As though you wrote out all my own feelings and thoughts into these books.

Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan Barely Breathing (Breathing, #2) by Rebecca DonovanRebecca Donovan


message 24: by Rebecca

Rebecca Sahar wrote: "Rebecca when is Out of Breath coming out. I can't wait any longer. The anticipation is killing me!!!" June 2013 - I just signed with publishers... so that's when they're releasing it! It's out of my hands now.


message 23: by Sara

Sara Sahar wrote: "Rebecca when is Out of Breath coming out. I can't wait any longer. The anticipation is killing me!!!"

I second that question, i was actually coming on here to ask you the same thing!


message 22: by Sahar

Sahar Rebecca when is Out of Breath coming out. I can't wait any longer. The anticipation is killing me!!!


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Rebecca, looking forward to reading your books :)


Falling In Fall Book Blog Thank you for accepting my friend request! I read "Reason to Breathe" this past monday and finished "Barely Breathing" last night. I have fallen in love with Emma and Evan's story. Good luck finishing "Out of Breath"! I am planning to attend TFEiC 2012 in Chicago. I look forward to meeting you!


Angelica I love your writing!! I feel as though part of me died when Emma died for that long period of time between books. My mom is tired of me reading because so far in the past few months...those are the only two books I have read! I'm scared to move onto another book, especially another book series! I cannot escape the feelings in the books and I cannot bring myself to read anything else, but I honestly don't mind. I almost have both books memorized!


message 18: by Rebecca

Rebecca Melissa wrote: "I simply adore your writing. The books are down to earth and raw! Your talent of surfacing every emotion is so intense that I find myself forgetting to breathe while reading! They are just that goo..."

Thank you Melissa!!


message 17: by Melissa

Melissa James I simply adore your writing. The books are down to earth and raw! Your talent of surfacing every emotion is so intense that I find myself forgetting to breathe while reading! They are just that good!

This library girl never stops recommending your books!


Angelica I was just wondering lol. I think it's cool you do your research! :)


message 15: by Rebecca

Rebecca Angelica wrote: "I was curious on what kind of cars Evan and Emma had? I know one has a black BMW and Emma has a Honda? I was just curious what kind of Honda and color and which bmw"

Evan had a Black BMW Z4 ~ http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Np3QY07O0iM...

Emma's is a Blue Accord that's a little older ~ http://imganuncios.mitula.net/2005_ho...

Yes, I researched their cars...


Angelica I was curious on what kind of cars Evan and Emma had? I know one has a black BMW and Emma has a Honda? I was just curious what kind of Honda and color and which bmw


message 13: by Candice

Candice Terry thank you for accepting my request :)


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