BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL HONORS ‘THE DECEPTION” AS SUMMER’S HOTTEST READ


NEW YORK_ The sequel to an award-winning novel on supernatural triplets is the grand prize winner of the 2018 Beach Book Festival, which honors the hottest reads of the summer.

Author Lauren Hudson’s The Deception (Headline Books) is the second edition in the The Ascension trilogy. In this latest story, we find triplets Felix, Jinx, and Desdemona Anchor with little time to bask in the glory of their victory over Jane and her army of captive Asterians. What begins as a competition to select the newest member of the Asterian Society quickly becomes a series of adventures that push the Anchors' powers to their limits.

Together, the Anchors must cross boundaries of time and space to confront a darkness seeking to ensnare the human race. Can three gifted teens who can see the past, present, and future remain united to ward off evil and fulfill their promise? Or will a grand deception stand in the way of the Anchors' quest to achieve their destiny?

Hudson and other winners will be honored at a private reception at the Algonquin Hotel in New York in July.

Other winner in the competition:

GENERAL FICTION

WINNER: Three Shoeboxes- Steven Manchester

RUNNER-UP: Only Tim Sent Flowers- George Q. Kaplan

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Collision- Kristen Granata
  • Brother Daniel's Good News Revival- Bruce J. Brittan
  • American Pathfinder- Frank B. Mitchell Jr.
  • Two Days at the Asylum - Frederic S. Wilborn
  • Terry’s Upside - Richard Bonte
  • A Line Intersected- David Grant Urban
  • The Search for Zarahemia- Terry Neal
  • Impending Fate- William P. Messenger


GENERAL NON-FICTION

WINNER: Cryin Out: Separation Anxiety and the Soldiers Child- Danielle Batiste


ROMANCE:

WINNER: Looking Glass Friends -E.L. Neve

RUNNER-UP: Love Over Lattes- Diana A. Hicks

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Collision- Kristen Granata
  • Guidings Tidings- Volume Two of the Pond Ghost Trilogy- Alene Adele Roy


YOUNG ADULT:

WINNER: The Deception- Lauren Hudson

RUNNER-UP: The Fabulous Adventures of Kiso Maravillas Book 1- Isabel de Navasqüés de Urquijo


COMPILATIONS/ANTHOLOGIES:

WINNER: Sound Generation: The Resonant Voices of Teen Girls- Keren Taylor


WILD CARD:

WINNER: Going All In- Stephanie C. Lyons-Keeley & Wayne J. Keeley


CHILDREN’S BOOKS

WINNER: The Twin Dolphin's Adventure- V.A. Boeholt

RUNNER-UP: Lizzie and Lou Seal- Patricia Keeler


BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR:

WINNER: Through Smoke-Teared Eyes: The Vietnam War I Fought- Johnny F. Pugh


SPIRITUAL:

WINNER: Diaries of a Psychic Sorority: Talking with the Angels- Barbara With, Teresa McMillian, Kimberly Lilith Phelps & All our heavenly guides


PHOTOGRAPHY/ART

WINNER: Westlands, A Water Story - Randi Lynn Beach