Saturday, August 4, 2012

Local author has new book

Novel set in Yellow Springs

Set in the small-town of Yellow Springs, OH, SURPRISINGLY SUPERNATURAL does more than tell a compelling Urban Fantasy story. With the main character, Elaina Matthews, frequenting real-life places such as Dino's Cappuccino's, Peach's Bar and Grill, and Superfly Comics, SURPRISINGLY SUPERNATURAL promotes local businesses.

SURPRISINGLY SUPERNATURAL, written by local author S.J. Drum, is scheduled for release in e-book and paperback on August 1st, 2012 by publisher Eternal Press.

The opening scene takes place inside Dino's Cappuccino's on Main Street and goes on to capture many of the subtle nuances of the artistic, small town of Yellow Springs and its many eclectic businesses. S.J. Drum weaves an intriguing mix of reality and fantasy which will leave readers wondering who--or what--they might encounter during their next visit to Yellow Springs.

The main character, Elaina, has just moved to Yellow Springs to care for a house left to her in her parents' will. She's not too excited to be living there and doesn't understand the appeal of the town right away. At the start, her opinion of Yellow Springs is rather negative. However, as the book progresses, she starts to warm to the people and the charm of the small town.  As the series moves forward (I'm currently writing book 2), Elaina finds that she loves the town and will do anything to protect it and the people who live there.

While you take a stroll through the streets of Yellow Springs during August and beyond, keep an eye out for signage with the SURPRISINGLY SUPERNATURAL cover art, indicating where scenes from the book take place and/or where S.J. Drum wrote portions of the book.

About the author:

S.J. Drum, writes Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Novels. Under the pen name Clara LaVeaux, she writes Contemporary Women's Fiction with strong romantic elements. She currently live near Yellow Springs, Ohio with her husband and two small children.

1 comment:

SJ Drum said...

Thanks for posting about this, Virgil! The ebook is now available on Amazon (and many other places), and I expect the paperback to be available by the end of the month. I'll be passing out a few free paperbacks to businesses in town when I distribute the signage indicating where scenes take place and/or were written.

Thanks again!