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One Young Author’s Journey (and Victory!)
Little do people know that, even though the award winning book from Hannah Rials, Ascension, was released exactly one year ago, the book has been a young author’s journey for over 8 years. Published by my publishing house, Aletha Press, I could not be more proud of the success that this wonderful YA book has achieved.
Young Miss Hannah came to me as a sweet 12 year-old who was eager to write a book. Over the years, she was inspired by a dream THAT involved the secret life of a community of vampires. It was around the time when the whole Twilight series was hot and binge reading the series was a “thing.”
As Hannah matured, so did her book. The title of the book has evolved and changed with the book over the years and the process of picking the final title of a book is a very painstaking one. Her and I both liked the idea of one word for the title and when I came up with the term :Ascension,” we knew it was a winner. What followed was month of editing, hard-editing and rewriting. The result was something simply spectacular from a young woman was still a teen.
YA Teen Vampire Romance, Ascension
Life is supposed to be perfect after Cheyenne Lane’s Ascension ceremony, but it turns out awakening her vampire half only complicates things more. Burdened with a patronizing family and constant surveillance by the Vampire Council, Cheyenne welcomes a summer vacation to the magical city of New Orleans. But Cheyenne quickly realizes that she can’t escape her problems, no matter where she goes.
After seventeen years of fearing exposing her secret to humans, Cheyenne’s world is rocked when she starts to fall for a witch named Eli. When he shows Cheyenne how complex the world really is, she must accept that everything she thought she knew about being a Deuxsang is a lie.
As if all this isn’t problem enough, Cheyenne finds herself the pawn of a conspiracy hatched by those who should be protecting her. Her whole life Cheyenne is told what to believe and who to trust. Now, she’s forced to choose for herself who and what is right. No matter which choice she makes, it will cost her everything.
Steeped in the mystery, intrigue and rich history of New Orleans and the secretive world of the Deuxsang, teen vampire, Cheyenne, and her forbidden love, Eli, embark on a very different, and vastly more dangerous, journey as the net of betrayal tightens around them. This intense and fresh novel is enchanting, engrossing and impossible to put down right up to the cliffhanger ending. Remember, the end is not the end.- Ascension
This book is not just for young adults either. Adults readers will love the twists and turns, the mystery and the suspense as Cheyenne Lane’s confusing life as a Deuxsang teen begins to unfold. Not only is this award winning book turning ONE, Hannah is in the midst of writing Book Two of the Cheyenne Lane story; a book titled Clandestine.
Award-winning YA Teen Vampire Romance, Ascension GIVEAWAY!
To celebrate this exciting milestone we are offering up Ascension at a very special price of $9.95 until August 31, 2017! Go to Amazon to grab your copy!
You can also enter to win a copy of this wonderful YA Teen Vampire Romance!
ONE winner will receive a copy of ASCENSION by Hannah Rials. Giveaway begins 8/25/17
- Prizing & samples courtesy of Aletha Press.
- Giveaway open to US addresses only
- ONE lucky winner will win one copy of each of the above books.
- Residents of USA only please.
- Must be 18 years or older to enter
- One entry per household.
- Staff and family members of Audrey Press/Aletha Press are not eligible.
- Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
- Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on September 1, 2017
To be able to watch, help and support a young author’s dream is priceless and I can’t wait to see where Hannah’s career goes next.