Save the Pearls Part One REVEALING EDEN receives the 2012 Eric Hoffer Young Adult Award

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Victoria Foyt’s sophomore Young Adult novel wins renowned award and was short-listed for the Grand Prize category.

Save the Pearls Part One Revealing Eden

Victoria Foyt takes us on an entertaining roller coaster ride that provokes readers to examine their preconceived notions of beauty and race, while reminding us that true love can exist in even the most challenging.

Sand Dollar Press, an independent publisher of fiction for young adults and women, announced that Save the Pearls Part One REVEALING EDEN, a groundbreaking Young Adult, fantasy/adventure romance novel by Victoria Foyt, received the 2012 Eric Hoffer Award in the Young Adult category and was short-listed for the Grand Prize. This award comes on the heels of the book’s recent win for “Best YA Fantasy Novel” by Books & Authors and its runner up award in the YA category of the 2011-2012 Los Angeles Book Festival!

Released in 2012, Revealing Eden has been likened to bestselling post apocalyptic books and dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games. The Sacramento Book Review and The San Francisco Book Review gave Revealing Eden five stars, deeming it, “An original and thought-provoking concept of the future Earth and those who inhabit it.” It was “Very much recommended” by The Midwest Book Review and author Marianne Williamson called it “A fascinating story... for lovers of all ages.”

In Revealing Eden, Foyt examines themes of beauty, racism and the deteriorating environment. “Revealing Eden turns the tables on racism: what if extreme changes in the environment put Caucasians at a disadvantage?” said author Victoria Foyt of her sophomore novel. “I’m thrilled by the enthusiastic responses of reviewers and readers. Maybe this novel will change the way we look at earth, and each other.”

In addition to these prestigious awards, Revealing Eden received rave reviews from Fresh Fiction, The Huffington Post, Readers Favorite and Examiner, among many others. "Revealing Eden has something for everyone—the fantasy/adventure romance plot transcends genres to include dystopian, urban fantasy, and post apocalyptic themes with a bit of sci-fi mixed in,” said Sand Dollar Press’ Head of Marketing, Chaton Anderson. “Victoria Foyt touches on so many critical themes while taking us on an entertaining roller coaster ride that provokes readers to examine their preconceived notions of beauty and race, while reminding us that true love can exist in even the most challenging circumstances.”

Available online at SavethePearls.com as both a hardcover and an e-book, Revealing Eden is the first installment in a trilogy. Advanced Readers Copies garnered unparalleled positive reviews, and other authors are also offering praise. Jerrilyn Farmer, author of the award-winning Madeline Bean mysteries, called it "Wickedly clever and hard to put down," and Butterflies author Martha Goldhirsh said, “Revealing Eden is a great fantasy love story! Foyt conjures up other worlds like J.K. Rowling does... no matter how the world changes, the difference between the sexes is eternal and the heat from solar radiation is no match for the heat between a man and a woman."

Foyt’s first young adult novel, The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond, garnered rave reviews and was recommended by the Center for Children’s Books. In addition, it earned a five-star, “must-read” rating from TeansReadToo.com. The success of this coming-of-age, mystery Young Adult novel inspired Foyt to write the Save the Pearls series. Foyt’s career also includes co-writing several critically acclaimed feature films, Going Shopping (2005), Déjà Vu (1997), Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) and Babyfever (1994).

About the Author
Victoria Foyt is an author and filmmaker. Her debut novel, The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond, released in ’07 by HarperCollins, is a Young Adult, coming-of-age mystery thriller. It received excellent critical reviews, including a five star, “must-read” rating from TeansReadToo.com, and was recommended by the Center for Children’s Books. During her film career, Victoria co-wrote and starred in four critically acclaimed feature films, Going Shopping (2005), Déjà Vu (1997), Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) and Babyfever (1994), which were helmed by indie film director Henry Jaglom. She also co-wrote Festival in Cannes (2001) and has penned articles for O At Home, Harper’s Bazaar and Film & Video. For more information, visit VictoriaFoyt.com.

About Sand Dollar Press
Sand Dollar Press, Inc. is an independent publisher of fiction for young adults and women, specializing in quality novels in the areas of science fiction, adventure, mystery and romance. For more information, visit SandDollarPress.com.

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