Local Author Releases Debut Young Adult Novel

In Between Seasons: The time between who you are, and who you are destined to be.

Norwich, CT (May 25, 2012)--Local author Cassandra Giovanni used to drive by an abandoned slate house every day, and each time it would catch her eye. The part that intrigued her the most was the exterior marred with the word WAR in red spray paint. That spray paint would haunt her dreams, and finally inspire the storyline of her debut novel In Between Seasons. The young adult novel is one of love, war, deception, and the toll of following a leader blindly.

In Between Seasons was originally released on May 6th, 2012 in e-book format on both amazon.com and bn.com. Cassandra Giovanni is happy to announce that the paperback edition of the novel will be available for purchase beginning on May 25th, 2012 on her website www.cgiovanni.com. The novel takes place after the collapse of the government, and concentrates on the relationship of Kate Ericson and Hunter Marks. The two are the children of the most powerful men in their world, and were never supposed to meet. That is until their worlds collide when Hunter kidnaps Kate by chance. The thing Hunter kidnaps Kate for, the thing that her family will try to kill her for is something she doesn't have—knowledge of a secret weapon that could win the war that is consuming their world. Now Kate is innocence coming undone at the seams of reality. Hunter finds himself fighting the hopelessness that is creeping into the edges of Kate’s heart as she learns more about the corruption that has devoured their lives. As Hunter and Kate forge a strong and unique relationship it becomes clear that their love is something that the bureaucracy never expected, and that Hunter’s father will do whatever he can to destroy it. Now Hunter believes he must sacrifice love in order to teach Kate that the world’s deadliest weapon is her. Hunter and Kate will have to find the strength to rise above a deception so great even the ones who created it don’t realize its depth.

This is Giovanni's first novel, and she plans on publishing several more in the young adult genre with varying topics including suspense, paranormal, romance and historical.

Cassandra Giovanni is a first-time novelist who has been writing since childhood. She has lived in New England her whole life, and graduated from NFA in 2008. She currently resides in Windham County with her husband, chihuahua, bunny rabbit and two cats. For more information on her novel, upcoming projects and how to purchase In Between Seasons please visit www.cgiovanni.com.