Friday, September 23, 2011

Sea Lion Books Press Release: Anne Elizabeth's The Pendulum: Book II of the Pulse Graphic Novel Series

September 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Publicity Contact for Sea Lion Books:
David Dabel: 678-426-8330 or david@sealionbooks.com
International Rights Contact: Clarice Levin
212-689-0396 (o) | 917-648-1228 (c) or claricelevin@rcn.com

Anne Elizabeth’s
THE PENDULUM
Book II of the Pulse Graphic Novel Series

Sea Lion Books to publish Anne Elizabeth's “The Pendulum”

“…notable when an established author puts aside their familiar form for a foray into comics.  That’s the journey  being undertaken by Anne Elizabeth, known primarily for her romance novels and her comics-related columns at Romantic Times.”
—Troy Brownfield & Russel Burlingame, Newsarama.com

“Anne Elizabeth at her best!  The characters are addictive, The [PULSE] storyline dynamic ... a definite must read!”
—Dianne Defonce, Winner of the 2008 RWA Bookseller of the Year

"PULSE paints a wonderful fantastical world that will entice and excite."
—International Bestseller Keith R.A. DeCandido

“Anne Elizabeth's writing is brilliant, hilarious and charming! Pulse is a magically charged story
and one worth labeling as a "keeper." Tia Stanton is a new kind of heroine and her magical journey is one readers will enjoy embarking on as she comes to grips with her new reality.”
—Ruth Walters, RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars (Highest Rating)
ATLANTA, GA – September 14, 2011 – Sea Lion Booksannounces Anne Elizabeth – the Adapter of International Bestseller Anne Rice’s Christ The Lord:  The Road to Cana novel into graphic form – will also be completing her own series with SLB.  Anne Elizabeth is a comic creator, romance author, and columnist and in addition to being the adapter on Rice’s project has a new book releasing in October.  Dynamite Entertainment produced the first volume, PULSE OF POWER, andSea Lion Books bought the rights to the remaining seven books of AE’s PULSE series.  
THE PENDULUM  (Book II) will have an advance release for fans and attendees of the New York Comic Con in October 2011. “This is a hometown convention for me.  I grew up in the Greenwich, CT and spent my teen years exploring the New York City area,” said Anne Elizabeth. The graphic novel features artwork by Siya Oum, who is also part of the Rice adaptation team, and editing by former DC Editor and Award-Winning Author Alisa Kwitney.

In THE PENDULUMAnne Elizabeth takes her heroine, Tia Stanton on an off-world journey. With the gift of tremendous magical power, Tia's life has become more complicated in this second graphic novel. Our heroine is at a serious turning point. No longer just a stock girl by day at Vivant – the sentient supernatural store – or a monster-hunting vigilante at night, Tia is facing an alien civil war. Difficult choices force Tia to choose a side, but it is crucial that she also takes action…ones that she can survive. “Power up! Destiny is a choice."
The idea for the PULSE series began back in AE's high school days, "I couldn't let go of the characters – their determination, wants, and needs are very real to me. It's been a tremendous joy to see the stories come to life in graphic novels. The teenager in me cannot stop grinning."  Written for both teens and adults, there will be six more books in the coming years to complete the series. Anne Elizabeth said, "I'm thrilled to be working with Sea Lion Books. They produce wonderful comics and graphic novels!  They are mini-magnificent works of art that stand the test of time."

"We are extremely thrilled to bring THE PENDULUM, the next volume of Anne Elizabeth's PULSE series, to the graphic novel market,” said Derek Ruiz, Executive Vice President, and Publisher of Sea Lion Books. “Our partnership with AE is another step in the right direction for Sea Lion Books with our continued desire to bring the best of the best to the graphic novel market.” 

THE PENDULUM graphic novel, ISBN: 978-0-9828186-3-3, will be available October 2011 and will sell for $7.95. For more information, please visit http://www.sealionbooks.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anne Elizabeth has BS in Business and a MS in Communications from Boston University. She is a published author, comic creator, and the monthly columnist for RT BOOK Reviews on the topic of comics, manga, and graphic novels. AE is a member of the Author's Guild; Romance Writers of America; and a regular presenter at the RT BOOK LOVERS Convention. Her published credits include stories with Atria/Simon & Schuster collections, Highland Press, Dynamite and an upcoming trilogy with Sourcebooks.  She lives on the west coat with her husband, a retired Navy SEAL. You can visit AE on the Internet athttp://www.anneelizabeth.net

ABOUT SEA LION BOOKS:
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Sea Lion Books LLC is a newly established publishing house which specializes in all formats—hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market and in urban fantasy and young adult genres. Sea Lion Books LLC recent roster of authors include: International Bestselling author, Paulo Coelho, New York Times Bestselling authors, Richelle Mead, Richard A. Knaak and F. Paul Wilson, Becca Fitzpatrick, plus more to be announced in the upcoming months.
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