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Friday, February 21, 2014

Featured Indie Book: The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening (Lisanne Valente)

The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening (Lisanne Valente)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy Romance The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening by Lisanne Valente.

"Loved it. Fantastic, engaging, enthralling. The writer exhibits what so few authors seem to have these days - true fresh imagination." - Reader Review

The Book has been published via Matador Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 320 pages - released in January 2014.

About the Book

At age 4, Lauren Chisholm declared she had the ‘most gorgeoustist, sparkly, friend in all the worlds, whose voice sounds like singing’. Her parents thought about taking her to a psychiatrist, in the hopes that Lauren would forget all about her ‘favoritemost friend’. But they knew who she was talking about... and what she was talking about: an angel. Their only course of action was to tell Lauren that some things were pretend and most definitely… not real. They knew it was wrong, but they were unsure of how else to help her. Lauren was an earthbound human, and to fantasise about a world she would not be allowed to enter was just not acceptable to them.

Now, pandemonium is about to erupt.

Up in The Heavens, Ambriel, the angel of communications, is worried. He has discovered an anomaly in his Book of Mistdreamers; the Chisholm family had managed to slip through without registering years ago and are now in great danger. There is a Traitor at work.

The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening (Lisanne Valente)
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Meanwhile, Forcas, the angel of invisibility and a member of The Infidelibus, (a band of angels sworn to protect Mistdreamers), has been chosen to make contact with Lauren to help her realize her Mistdreaming potential. Join her as she ventures into Mistdreaming, and explores the realms between Heaven and Hell. Laugh at her antics. Fear for her life, when she encounters the Traitor. And share in her joy at finding her one, true love...

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I really enjoyed this book. The reader is pulled into the heroine's life immediately. Ms Valente's creation of the mistdreamer is a novel concept that takes you into new worlds, different realms, meeting angels and demons. The exciting story will have you desperate to turn the next page.[...]" - A Reader (Amazon)

- "I loved this book, I really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. Kept me entrigued all the way through. Well done to the author cant wait for the next one. " - Lynn McDonald

- "[...] amazing imagination. This read was a total joy and would recommend to anyone with an interest in the afterlife, romance and the wonderful things that are our emotions and where they can take us as we walk this life on earth. " - L.E. Shepherd

- "[...] When Lauren was first introduced in the book, as a four-year-old who is torn between two worlds, I was immediately in love with her and felt a connection that is very important to me as I dive into a new 'book world.' Connecting with the characters is a must for me in order to truly enjoy reading. Ms. Valente definitely accomplished that connection.
As the book continued and the different worlds were revealed, she kept my interest alive with the roller coaster ride between them. As Lauren struggles to understand and then access her Mistdreaming abilities, I guarantee that you will hold your breath for her, cheer for her, even pray for her if that is your thing.
With a truly unique cast of characters and a story like no other, I definitely recommend that you start reading this book--but only if you enjoy being truly entertained."
- MG (Amazon)

About the Author

Author Lisanne Valente
Author Lisanne Valente

Lisanne Valente born in Edinburgh, is part of a close-knit family with origins in Italy, Germany, Ireland and Scotland. This diverse heritage, she believes, is the foundation to her vivid imagination.

She is married to her childhood sweetheart and has three sons and a wonderful daughter-in-law.

The Park Family: Lauren – The Awakening is a spellbinding novel that will appeal to fantasy readers. Author Lisanne takes inspiration from Harper Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien and Diana Gabaldon.

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Link to the Paperback The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening with Excerpt on Amazon - UK

Link to the eBook The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening with Excerpt on Amazon - UK

Link to the Paperback The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening with Excerpt on Amazon - US

Link to the eBook The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening with Excerpt on Amazon - US

The Park Family: LAUREN - The Awakening (Lisanne Valente)