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Author and screenwriter Ciara Duggan weaves our newest acquisition: the tale of freshman Hannah Fenwick, who yearns a fresh start after losing her parents. But at her college, enchantment, a hoard of magical creatures, and a dashing, centuries-old witch lay dormant...

Hannah's and Callan's adventure of magical misfortune releases in 2021, and will appeal to teen and adult readers who enjoy fantasy, and fans of The Vampire Diaries.

View Ciara's submission video below:

Awakened, by Ciara Duggan

All 17-year-old Hannah wants is a fresh start after her parents died. That’s why she decided to go to college on the other side of the country. But when she accidentally awakens a handsome witch from a hidden cave on campus during her first week, her desire for a new beginning is thwarted. Hannah realizes that she accidentally awakened all magic... including the devil. Furthermore, when the witch recognizes Hannah as the love of his life from the 1600s, she is thrust into a world of magic and mythical creatures only ever read about in storybooks.

Through spells and curses, good versus evil, and normal college jitters, Hannah soon learns that magic was locked away for a very good reason.


About the Author:

Ciara graduated with her MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University where she worked as a writing fellow and garnered collegiate recognition for her writing. She now works at Harvard University as a faculty and course coordinator alongside teaching undergraduate writing courses at Boston University and tutoring ESL students. She is a voracious reader, writer, dreamer.

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