Unleash Magic With Ciara Duggan’s Awakened

Her magic was buried for a reason…

We’re excited to share the cover of Awakened, a YA paranormal romance from author Ciara Duggan—arriving September 7th from Parliament House.

“Often, it’s not about the destination, but more about discovering who you are along the way.” – Ciara Duggan

Her magic was buried for a reason…

After losing her parents in an accident only she survived, Hannah is desperate for answers. Haunted by the events of that tragic night, she struggles to move on, yearning for some deeper truth about her loss.

But when it comes time to turn a new page and move cross country for college, she vows to leave the past behind. Afterall, Bellcliff University is a thousand miles away from the ghosts nipping at her heels.

Yet when Hannah accidentally awakens a handsome witch from a hidden cave near campus, she realizes he isn’t the only thing stirring out of slumber. Hannah has roused all magic…including the devil herself.

As if spells, curses, and college jitters weren’t enough, this witch claims to know Hannah from four centuries prior—and their connection is more than casual.

Thrust into a world of sorcery and monsters, Hannah must fight to keep the magic she’d unleashed from claiming a price far too steep for her to pay.

“Magic can be gracious, vengeful, rewarding, punishing. Depending on the intention of your spell, you may owe magic gratitude, commitment, or blood. Some magic is love, some is hate, and some indifferent. The greatest knowledge we have of magic is that it is unknown.”

Cover art and design by Shayne Leighton

Ciara Duggan is an author and screenwriter, born and raised in a small town in Northwestern Connecticut. She received her MFA from Boston University where she later taught undergraduate writing courses. Alongside placing as a finalist for the 1st Annual Book Pipeline Unpublished Competition, her debut YA Fantasy novel, Awakened, is set to be published in Fall 2021. Ciara currently resides in Rocky Hill, CT with her fiancé, Australian Shepherd, and endless pile of books. When she’s not writing, reading, or watching movies, she loves to travel (mostly to Ireland), indulge her sweet tooth, go hiking, and daydream.


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