Roberts initially entered the contest in November 2013. Her entry included an excerpt of her debut novel, Arielle Immortal Awakening, a paranormal romance novel that takes place primarily in Brighton, England. Roberts has vacationed in Brighton many times.
The competition organizers have announced nine other runner-ups, including Laura Crean, Ann Ferretti, Ann Simpson, Beck Robertson, Hally, Lisa Glenn, MJ Porter, SC Rhyne, and Marie Lavender. They are expected to announce 10 more on January 31.
Roberts' entry can be seen here: http://marsocial.com/
ARIELLE IMMORTAL AWAKENING DESCRIPTION
A mortal soul…
From the time college co-ed Arielle Lloyd had been young, she had been able to hear the thoughts and feel the pain of certain others, and those she comes to think of as her special group. One friend’s dabbling with spells and magic showed her the power of love that can endure beyond the grave. But another friend’s terrifying encounter with a warlock left Arielle wary of those who claim otherworldly powers. On holiday in the south of France, a chance encounter could change her mind. Or could cost her life.
An Immortal man…
Sebastian Gaulle is the wealthy, handsome owner of an international company. He is also an Immortal. For five centuries he has sought the one soul who can fulfill his dreams of everlasting love. Then he meets Arielle, whose heart calls out to him like no other.
A timeless love…
Sebastian has made his choice clear. But jealous Immortals from his past threaten retaliation. They have vowed to destroy any woman who becomes involved with him. In spite of the powerful protection amulet Sebastian gives Arielle, death stalks their newfound love. Their love may be eternal, but they may be running out of time.
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