New Young Adult Novel 'Divine Fury' is Released

Melbourne, Australia

Teenage problems and an unconventional friendship are the backbone of Linda Rickard's "Divine Fury." As one teenager braves the odds set against her, she realizes that the world is far more mystical than she had ever allowed herself to believe. An unconventional amalgam of young adult issues and drama, teen superhero tales and romantic intrigue, "Divine Fury" merges the three genres in a way that keeps the current literary pop culture close.

Melbourne teenager Cassie Walker's life suddenly becomes engulfed in shame and scandal because of Alan Pavlich, a wolf in sheep's clothing. Meanwhile, a striking new student named Billy arrives to study at St Michael's. An unusual friendship soon forms between the two, with Billy opening Cassie's eyes to unearthly possibilities. An enigmatic tattoo comprised of black wings appears on her forearm, communicating with her and guiding her towards her true destiny-to Nemesis, the goddess of Justice and Vengeance, and ultimately to Atlantis, and the failed race that ruled supreme during ancient times. Earth is not what it seems, and merciless karma is at play. Through a dose of quirky intervention, Cassie tries to reclaim her life. That is, until she is forced to make the toughest life-altering decision she has ever faced yet.

Rickard's engrossing young adult fantasy novel leads readers into the mystical world of Cassie, spiced up with teenage romance, suspense and doses of humor. This novel is perfect for anyone who loves a good, otherworldly kind of adventure.

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About the Author
Linda Rickard is a health professional who likes to experiment in the kitchen. She's also an avid cook, a coffee drinking acupuncturist and a mother of two. Initially her writing was focused on research and editing. From 2007 to 2009 she worked as a Communications Coordinator with Lutheran Education, South Eastern Region (LESER). During that time she participated in a few short writing workshops to assist with the production of education-related articles for newsletters and the LESER website. Despite being a qualified Chinese medicine practitioner and massage therapist, she realized that she really wanted to be a writer of young adult fantasy and romance. Her motto is to make each day count. She is currently employed by Transdev Melbourne as a Health and Wellbeing Manager, having worked within the telecommunications, agribusiness and education sectors as well.

Divine Fury * by Linda Rickard
Publication Date: April 21, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$20.00; 294 pages; 9781499000597
Trade Hardback; AU$35.00; 294 pages; 9781499000610
e-book; AU$4.25; 9781499000603

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