New Fantasy Novel Takes Readers on a Spiritual Adventure in the...

Inspired by the sadness felt when considering the messages of the current world, Jen Patryn’s debut novel, “Serene: The Human Crystal” (published by Balboa Press), takes readers to a world where fashion, pop culture, spirituality and fantasy collide.

Serene, a New Yorker in her 20s who works in an art gallery, has handpicked her life, yet she knows there is something wrong not only with her existence but also with the world in which she lives. Social discord and saddening chaos are like two hands tightening around her throat. When her overbearing boss forces her to attend a lavish party in France to land a sale, she winds up in a living nightmare. Serene encounters the Countess—a wicked manifestation of dark energy of humankind in the form a six-foot-tall woman clad in couture.

In the tale where the contrasting worlds of art and pop culture meet with spirituality and fantasy, Serene must fight the darkness created by mankind. Patryn states that Serene’s story is “a celebration of human capability, living and loving without boundaries or fear.”

The book is available for purchase at:

By Jen Patryn
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781982207328
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781982207304
E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781982207311
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jen Patryn has worked as a fashion editor in New York City for two decades. She has had the privilege to work with Teen Vogue, act as a contributing editor to Vogue Taiwan, creative director for Victoria’s Secret “PINK” line and consult for major brands such as L’Oreal. She is a trained crystal healer under the tutelage of The Crystal Academy of Advanced Healing Arts. “Serene” is her first novel.

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, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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