Perception and Deception

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Andrea Hintz

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Perception and Deception is the story of 21 year old Felix Jaynes, who is a special agent for a lesser known division of the FBI called the Real Life Immersion Program. Her latest mission sends her to rural Toselville, Vermont, where she must locate the son of two weapons designers in order to save his life from a group of people who want to sell his blueprints to United States enemies.


Suspense / Thriller, Detective, Epic, Crime, Drama, Romance, Adventure, Action, Young Adult, Mystery,

Short Summary

After moving into town, Felix meets a local grocery store owner, Ashton Mathis, and his best friend. An undeniable romance gradually develops between Felix and Ashton, and she finds herself struggling more and more to keep him at arms length as she conducts dangerous tasks for her mission.

After accidentally blowing her cover, Felix discovers that Ashton is the true son of the weapons designers and that his best friend, who has been close to him for years, was actually a spy working for the enemies. Ashton and Felix attempt to pursue a normal life together, leaving everything behind.


Vermont, New York

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Felix Jaynes

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Strong Moral Code, Decisive, Leader, Romantic, Religious, Skillful, Complex, Funny, Gracious, Educated, Modest, Aspiring, Beautiful, Empathetic, Patriotic, Selfless, Visionary, Heroic, Honorable, Outspoken, Perseverance, Sexy, Sophisticated, Engaging, Faithful, Heartthrob, Charming, Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: Ashton Mathis

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Faithful, Masculine, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Decisive, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Selfless, Sophisticated, Visionary, Charming, Empathetic, Gracious, Obedient, Romantic, Complex, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Modest, Sexy, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Wolf

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Sophisticated, Underdog, Charming, Gracious, Educated, Funny, Faithful, Heroic, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Confident, Sarcastic, Selfless, Empathetic, Honorable, Masculine, Religious, Visionary, Badass, Decisive, Engaging, Leader, Obedient, Adventurous, Modest, Perseverance, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Juro

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Perseverance, Aggressive, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Educated, Leader, Faithful, Religious, Sophisticated, Crazy, Honorable, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Secretive, Skillful, Visionary, Decisive, Masculine, Underdog, Unapologetic, Engaging, Lone Wolf, Patriotic, Adventurous, Blunt, Complex, Funny

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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