Title: At First Blush
Series: The Immortelle Series
Series Placement: #2
Author: Abigail Hawk
Age Group: 18+ (Contains erotica)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Erotica
Release Date: November 16, 2013
Published by: V. L. Dreyer
Cover Designed by: Leah Suttle & Alaïs Legrand
Cover Release Provided by: Author
Book Blurb:Dawn Fitzpatrick began her life as such a normal child. She spent her summers at her family’s holiday home on the beach, and her winters at home with her family in the big city of Auckland.
Then one day, when she was five years of age, something happened that would change her life forever. While she was playing at the edge of the ocean one, bright, sunny day, she met a mysterious young boy named Cijal. He was a year older than her, but he was shy and furtive, and with very good reason.
Cijal was not human.
Although they did not even speak the same language, Dawn was fascinated by the strange boy that lived in the sea. They found friendship together, and spent their summers playing in the sand, and forming the kind of bond that no amount of dissimilarities could possibly break.
Then, at the age of twelve, a terrible tragedy within Dawn’s family separates her forever from her childhood sweetheart. She can’t get over it, she can’t forget it, and she cannot move on. She never had a chance to say goodbye.
Finally, her eighteenth birthday comes, and she is free of the shackles of childhood – free to choose her own path. She goes in search of him, hoping to recapture the one last happy memory of her childhood.
There is just one problem: Cijal is from a completely different world. He is a Nereidis, a member of a powerful, super-human race of amphibians that live secretly beneath the ocean’s waves.
She has no choice but to look for him. In her heart, she desperately needs to see him again. But how can an ordinary human being hope to find an amphibian that has the entire ocean to hide in?
And if she does find him, then how could they possibly construct a life together?
About the Author...
At the age of 14, she penned her first novel in the form of the original draft of the yet-to-be-published “The Gyrath’s Gate Chronicles”, which is in the process of being adapted to graphic novel format. Since then, she has written and illustrated five graphic novels, dozens of short stories, and goodness knows how many discarded manuscripts.
Shortly after high school, she co-founded the graphic novel publisher Blue Scar Productions with the aid of Alexandra “Blue” Saunders. Between the two of them, they recruited sixteen volunteers united by their love of comic books. Although Blue Scar Productions ceased to operate as a commercial entity in November 2011, Ms Dreyer has since gone on to pen numerous novels under her own name, and her pen name Abigail Hawk. Her preferred genres are science fiction, post-apocalyptic survival and romance – and sometimes all three at once.
Due to a medical condition that has made it impossible for her to work her day job, Ms Dreyer has pushed through to release her first two novels, The Survivors Book I: Summer and The Immortality Clause. Never one to let something like a little hearing loss get her down, she is now focused on her writing, some freelance work, and maintaining the Goodreads group “Some Like It Hot”.
She enjoys talking to her readers, and actively encourages all authors to be receptive to feedback, both good and bad, because it’s the only way that they’ll learn their craft. She enjoys helping new writers join the community, and through “Some Like It Hot” has been working hard to develop a safe, interactive community between writers at all stages of their careers, and the readers that are their life-blood.
Quote: “The first task of every author is to evoke emotion in their reader. You may laugh, or you may cry; you may love me, or you may hate me. So long as I make you feel something, I know that I’m doing my job.” – V. L. Dreyer
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