Hi everyone! Today, we're really happy to be a part of the Book Blast for Lisa Ann O'Kane's debut novel, Essence (out today from Strange Chemistry!) There's also a giveaway for you, so be sure to enter once you've read more about Essence and Lisa Ann! The giveaway is open internationally, but you must be 13+ to enter. 3 Winners will receive an E-book Copy of Essence by Lisa Ann O’Kane and 1 winner will receive two collectible buttons and a handmade Yosemite National Park vintage map!
You can also check out Lisa Ann's playlist for Essence by going here, and you can see the rest of the stops on the Book Blast here.
Author: Lisa Ann O'Kane
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
Synopsis: Autumn escaped a cult, but now she realizes she's fallen into another.
Growing up in San Francisco’s Centrist Movement, sixteen year-old Autumn Grace has always believed emotions—adrenaline, endorphins, even happiness—drain your Essence and lead to an early death. But her younger brother’s passing and a run-in with a group of Outsiders casts her faith into question.
Ryder Stone, the sexy, rebellious leader of the Outsiders, claims Essence drain is nothing more than a Centrist scare tactic -- and he can prove it.
Autumn follows Ryder to his Community of adrenaline junkies and free spirits in Yosemite National Park, and they introduce her to a life of adventure, romance, sex, drugs and freedom. But as she discovers dark secrets beneath the Community’s perfect exterior, she realizes the more she risks in search of the perfect rush, the further she has to fall.
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About the Author
Lisa Ann O’Kane is a young adult author and former vagabond who once camped out in Yosemite National Park for an entire summer, an experience that inspired her debut novel ESSENCE.
Her background is in zookeeping and environmental education, and she has been kicked, cornered, bitten and chased by nearly every animal she has ever loved. She currently resides in Florida, and she is now a huge fan of shooting stars, indoor plumbing and keeping both her feet planted firmly on the trail.
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3 Winners will receive an E-book Copy of ESSENCE by Lisa Ann O’Kane.
1 Winner will receive Two collectible buttons and a handmade Yosemite National Park vintage map
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--Ashley & Paul