New Novel Tells a Tale of Young Adult Fantasy, Adventure and Romance

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Rissa Cassandra enchants her readers with ‘Sapphire’s Glow’.

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An exciting tale of young adult fantasy and romance awaits readers everywhere in author Rissa Cassandra’s new novel, “Sapphire's Glow.” It is the story of a skeptical young woman’s coming of age, juxtaposed with her realization that she is different from the other girls, when she discovers the unique nature of her family tree and ends up on the run from a clan of supernatural creatures.

The story follows Sapphire Green, an eighteen-year-old girl who attracts blood-craving, soul-consuming parasites called the Nerriphs. She herself is in the possession of a mystical attribute known as the Glow, and its nature is revealed gradually as the story progresses. With vicious otherworldly creatures pursuing her, Sapphire is aided by her aunt Paulina, her best friend Courtney McCall, and a mysterious crush, Damien Ashton. They keep her from harm, and while on the run, Sapphire and Damien declare their feelings for one another. Their love is complicated by the fact that Damien himself is a Nerriph, and is conflicted with the nature of the beast within him. Despite this, they only have each other, and their love will be tested as the Nerriphs close in on them.

Readers will see whether the couple will survive and prevail, or if Sapphire’s Glow will be snuffed out once and for all. Mystical events, fantastic characters, and romances abound in this spellbinding tale conjured by the imagination of Cassandra.

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About the Author
The author lives in Avoca, Australia. She lives with her mother and father plus she has two older brothers, who have all supported her with her writing. She lives in the country side and has two cats that she adores. Her hobbies are drawing, cooking and playing piano, and her major hobby has always been writing, from writing down thoughts to creating short stories.

Sapphire's Glow * by Rissa Cassandra
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 142 pages; 9781493136940
e-book; AU$3.99; 9781493136957

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