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The DeceptionWins Grand Prize at Beach Book Festival

Fred Walborn’s Two Days at the Asylum wins Honorable Mention

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 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, Independent Author of the Year, will be awarded a $1,000 prize and a flight to New York for the gala awards ceremony at the Algonquin Hotel in New York in July.

New release, Two Days at the Asylum by Fred Walborn, wins Honorable Mention for Best Fiction.

The Beach Book Festival competition includes major publisher, independent publisher and self-published titles. Submitted works will be judged for general excellence, i.e., the potential of the work to be an engaging beach read this summer season.