Teenage boy trapped in ancient supernatural war in Ayla Gray’s new novel

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‘Ace of Diamonds’ uses adventure elements to address issues facing teenagers.

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It isn’t about werewolves and vampires, and while it has supernatural elements to it, it is set in the real world.

Ayla Gray’s new novel, “Ace of Diamonds” (published by Balboa Press), introduces readers to Areli Knight, a teenage boy who has waited his entire life for a chance to travel abroad. He soon learns how quickly a dream can become a nightmare beyond his imagination.

While away on a business trip, Areli’s mother is murdered a month before his 15th birthday. Alone, Areli sets out to find her killers and bring them to justice. What he discovers alters not only his understanding of his mother’s murder but his understanding of reality and his place within it.

“I think the book will appeal to readers because it’s something slightly different,” Gray says. “It isn’t about werewolves and vampires, and while it has supernatural elements to it, it is set in the real world.”

Before he knows it, Areli gets caught in a timeless war between two supernatural factions that threaten the world’s balance of power. His involvement in the world goes much deeper than his mother’s death, though. He is forced into the heart of the action and required to step up and become the man he is destined to be. Now he needs to find balance in his new life in time to save his friends and family – as well as the world – from harm.

Gray’s novel carries an inspirational message. “I would like readers to take away the fact that they aren’t alone, even when they think they are, and that there’s always going to be someone who cares about them,” she says. “I also want them to realize that it’s always worth fighting to exist another day, even if they’re bone tired, because things get better.”

Ace of Diamonds
By Ayla Gray
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 432 pages | ISBN 9781452510002
E-Book | ISBN 9781452510026
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ayla Gray, born in rural Australia, moved to Melbourne at 18 to study creative writing and journalism at Deakin University. She lives alone and is currently undertaking a personal training course.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 0800 0962774 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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