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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Release week!! by Alyson Noel

Enter an enchanting new world where true love never dies . . .

Two days ago, EVERMORE, the first book in my new, five book, young adult, paranormal series was released and I couldn’t be more excited!

It’s the story of Ever Bloom, a sixteen-year old girl who undergoes a near death experience that leaves her with tremendous psychic powers she doesn’t want. And just when she’s beginning to adjust, the sudden arrival of the gorgeous, exotic, and very mysterious Damen Auguste turns her world upside down. . .

Since I’m new to the paranormal genre, I’m often asked what inspired the leap. And the truth is, I’m surprised it took me so long! I’ve been a fan of the genre since I watched  “CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST” as a kid, and I’ve been interested in all things lying just outside the usual experience ever since.

Delving into this genre has allowed me to explore a few things I’ve always been curious about, like: Taking a three day psychic development seminar with world-renowned medium, James Van Praagh, and undergoing hypnosis in a past life regression with NYT best selling author, Dr. Brian Weiss—all under the guise of “research!”

Though it also changed my mind about a few things. While I always thought it would be so cool to have tremendous psychic powers like my protagonist Ever, after writing about her struggles, I’m no longer so sure. It seems like such a tremendous burden. And as far as immortality goes . . . I think I’ll give that a pass as well!

What about you? Would you want the ability to hear thoughts, read auras, see ghosts, get a person’s entire life story by touch, or even to live forever? And what would you do with your powers if you had them?

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“Teen angst and the paranormal make a combustible mix as Noel utilizes typical themes and gives them a dangerous and eerie twist. Getting hooked on this new series, THE IMMORTALS, is guaranteed.”4 Stars, Romantic Times magazine

"Evermore is addictive. When I wasn't reading, I was thinking about how I could sneak away to read some more. I couldn't put it down. I dreamt about this book. And when I finished, I couldn't get it out of my head. This book was simply breathtaking." -5 STAR GOLD AWARD, TeensReadToo

TOP CHOICE AWARD- Flamingnet

Alyson Noël is the best selling, award-winning, author of seven novels for teens and adults, including the upcoming IMMORTALS series, featuring EVERMORE (Feb 09), BLUE MOON (Aug 09), and three more titles for 2010. Her awards and honors include: the National Reader’s Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer’s Choice 2007 Top Ten, YALSA’s Teen’s Top Ten nominee, and featured on the CBS Early Show’s “Give the Gift of Reading” segment. Her titles have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Hungarian, and Romanian. She lives with her husband in Laguna Beach, CA. You can visit her at: www.alysonnoel.com.

7 comments:

Virginia said...

Congrats on your new release!!! Your new YA series sounds great. My 13 year old niece has just started reading and of course it is paranormal she is into. I think she would love your book.

Misty Wright said...

Congrats on your release!! I'm reading more and more YA's, which means I'm off to get this one. :) I'm sure my kiddo's will like it as well.

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks Virginia and Misty-- hope you like it!!

Lee Hyat said...

The new book sounds wonderful, Alyson! I'm most certainly going to be picking it up next time I'm at the bookstore. :)

sarabelle said...

Congrats on the book, the cover is absolutely beautiful.

Michele L. said...

Ooo... exciting new book Alyson! Big Congrats! I am definitely putting your book on my To-Buy-List!

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