"Living Shadow," A Supernatural Fantasy Noir Thriller, Came From a Recurring Dream and Maria Soriano Had to Tell the Story - Just Released for the Kindle and Nook

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Nothing appears to be what it seems... Decipher the mystery by delving into Angela's gripping supernatural world. Fifteen-year-old Angela must choose between two paths. Should she graduate to the prestigious university located in the distant luminescent Higher Lands or should she give in to the temptation to follow her cool and new exciting friends, Jagger and his gang of Shadows, barbarians from the dark and dangerous Lower Lands? Having been kept a secret from her family by her mother, Angela realizes that, if she graduates, the transition will take her even farther away from them. Jagger and the Shadows promise Angela that they will unite her with her family, only if she joins them. Little does Angela know that Jagger, filled with lust, intends to drag Angela down to the Lower Lands, and Angela may never come back.

Living Shadow by Maria Soriano

This story falls under the exciting genre of Supernatural Fantasy Noir

"The story of "Living Shadow," my supernatural thriller novel, came from a dream," Maria Soriano said. "In fact, many of my stories have originated from dreams. I see in a dream, a scene, an image, only for an instant. I usually wake up, if I am to remember it. Through that one vision, I can create a whole story."

With a supernatural spin "Living Shadow" is about fifteen-year-old Angela and her mother Mattie, and the conflicts many teenagers and mothers face. Angela must choose to either listen to her mother and teachers who only want the best for her or to follow her cool and new exciting friends who negatively influence Angela with the intent to never let her go.

"I first wrote "Living Shadow" as a screenplay, Maria Soriano said. My twin sister, Carmen, read it and suggested I write it as a novel. I naively did. I sent it to several agents. One agent sent it to a publisher who said that a cross genre novel was difficult to sell. That was over ten years ago. Now cross genre novels are the norm, so I decided to pull it out, work on it and present it to everyone."

Maria Soriano has been writing for the past 25 years. She has over 20 published and unpublished works covering many genres; many are supernatural. Besides being a novelist, she is a playwright and screenwriter. Her stories portray ordinary people who face difficult situations and become extraordinary. She is ready to release them for 2013.

Maria Soriano was born in Washington, DC of Hispanic parents and raised on a family farm in Virginia. She and her twin sister, Carmen, slept with their beds pushed together. One night she woke up and saw a human shape of light going through the beds. Filled with fear, she covered herself with the covers from head to toe and prayed. She has had many supernatural experiences and started writing to infuse supernatural elements into some of her stories.

Maria Soriano was a professional dancer for many years before becoming a writer. She studied flamenco, ballet and jazz and traveled as a soloist throughout the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Although she has a dancer's spirit, her passion is writing. Maria Soriano lives in Los Angeles, CA.

"Living Shadow" is available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble as an e-book. Maria Soriano is looking for agency representation and is currently with Artists Chemistry Management.

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For interviews with Maria Soriano or to request a copy of the book for review please contact:
Carlisa Hamagaki, Artist Chemistry artistschemistry(at)gmail(dot)com or call 424-254-9399.

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