Today I am happy to have a guest post from Alexis Davenport, the main character in Dangerous Reflections by Shay Fabbro. You can find more information about Shay Fabbro and her books below!
Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, living in her aunt's guesthouse, and her father for walking out. To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by the images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It is bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad. Now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past - and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?
Hey guys! Names Alexis Davenport, but you can call me Alex if you want. Just don’t call me
something cute like Lexi. My mom calls me that and I hate it! Anyway, just wanted to take
minute to introduce myself and tell you why my life sucks the big one. I can see some of you
rolling your eyes thinking that my life can’t be all that bad, but it is, trust me.
For starters, my loser drunk of a dad left my mom and I high and dry. Yup, that’s right!
Emptied the bank account. Imagine coming home from school to find most of your stuff on
the front lawn in a yard sale to get money! Not cool! We ended up having to move to Grand
Junction, Colorado so my mom could go to work in my Aunt Karen’s clothing store. Actually,
that’s one of the good things about my crappy life. She lets me work there and gives me sweet
clothes for birthdays and Christmas.
Can you imagine having to start your freshman year in a brand new school? No? Well I had
to do it and believe me, it sucks! Although once I saw the totally hot guy in my first class I forgot
about being upset, for a little while anyway. Until his snotty little girlfriend Catelyn decided she
hated my guts and ended up making most of my freshman year a total nightmare! If it wasn’t for
my friends, I wouldn’t have made it through.
I can still see you all rolling your eyes and wondering why I have it so bad. Well, did your
dads send divorce papers to your mom at Christmas? I still can’t believe he did that. After seeing
what that did to my mom, I vowed never to call Gary “father” or “dad” ever again.
Despite my issues at school and at home, I manage to get good grades. Really good grades.
*sigh* Yet another thing people pick on me for. And my hot crush from first period? Beau
Johnson? Well, he used his charms on me so that I would do his work and let him copy. I know,
I know, not my finest moment but what can I say? When he smiles at me, I quiver and melt
inside. My best subject is history. Always has been. For some reason, I was born with the need to
know everything about crap that’s already happened. It’s not like my mom and dad ever watched
History channel all the time or anything. And for some reason, I can read something or see a TV
show once and be able to remember exactly what happened, down to the details like dates and
And to top it all off, I see the reflections of strange girls in the mirror.
*lets breath out* And that’s not all. When I touch the mirror, my spirit trades places with the
girl in the mirror. It hurts like hell too. There, so now you know my secret.
My horrible, dark secret.
And if one of you calls this a “gift”, I’ll scream! It’s not like I enjoy traveling back in time!
You try being in the body of some peasant girl in medieval Ireland and then tell how me how
much of a “gift” you think it is. ‘cause I gotta say, it really sucks living without running water.
At first, I thought I had a tumor or something. Again, not something that is awesome and
fun. But when it happened again after the Irish girl, I knew there was something going on,
something more than me zipping back in time for kicks.
There was a guy, a real nasty one that wanted to change the past for some reason. Turns out
that with my amazing knowledge of history, I was able to set things right. Gotts admit, it felt
pretty good to stop the dude.
Just wish I could find a way to stop him permanently. I have a feeling he won’t stop messing
around in the past till he manages to complete whatever crazy mission he’s on. And I also have a
feeling that he will stop at nothing to stop me from interfering.
Shay Fabbro was born in Longmont, CO and moved to the town of Grand Junction, CO in the early 1980′s. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Mesa State College before earning her doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.
Dr. Fabbro currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, Rich, and their two cats. When not writing novels, she teaches biology classes at Mesa State College. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series.
A huge thank you to Shay and Alex for stopping by!