Essence by Lisa Ann O'Kane
Neutrality is the key to longevity.Source: Info in the About Essence was from the press kit from the publicity team.
This motto has governed 16-year-old Autumn’s life in the mid-21st-century Centrist cult, which believes that expressing emotions leads to Essence drain and premature death.
But Autumn’s younger brother’s death casts her faith into question. While sprinting through a park in violation of Centrist teachings, she encounters Ryder Stone, an Outsider who claims Essence drain is nothing more than a Centrist scare tactic. She agrees to join his Community, a utopia of adrenaline junkies living in the abandoned remains of Yosemite National Park.
Autumn learns about sex, drugs, and living life to the fullest. But as she discovers dark secrets beneath the Community’s perfect exterior, she realises that this illusion of paradise could be shattered…
Meet The Author
About Lisa Ann O'Kane:
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.
Represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates
- 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 pendant.
- Must be 13+ to Enter
- International Giveaway