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Desperation Is the New Hope: Compelling Fantasy Novel Explores Bold Themes of Trust, Loyalty and Hope

Masterfully crafted by Jessica Simone, ‘Desperation Is The New Hope’ follows the life of a young girl who, having grown up in the future world of Patico, is forced by her family to move to the other side of the kingdom. What ensues is a stop-at-nothing battle for Eiara to decide where her trust and loyalty lies. Above all, Eiara empowers readers to take control of their life, choose their destiny and pursue it with gusto.


Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/26/2014 -- While most authors use their first novel to simply test the literary waters, Jessica Simone is proof that a debut release is also an opportunity to rival a genre’s bestsellers. Simone has recently stormed the scene with ‘Desperation Is The New Hope’; a truly stimulating narrative that will leave readers questioning the true meaning of loyalty.

Set in a future world, emotion and circumstance collide as one young woman is left to pick up the pieces of a move she never intended to make.


In the future world of Patico, Eiara Hagen is a teenage girl coping with the usual aspects of adolescent life—balancing school and free time, getting along with her parents, and her first crush.

That world turns upside-down when her father announces the family will move to the other side of the Kingdom. The family makes the move, leaving behind the only life that Eiara has ever known

“Here’s the problem – after Eiara moves, things suddenly get very strange as she starts to learn about her new school, environment and the people that now surround her. She takes life very passively and has no idea which direction she wants to take for her future,” explains Simone. “She faces the huge dilemma of having to work out who she is now loyal to, and who she can really trust.”

Continuing, “However, her curiosity builds and she eventually decides that she wants to find out more about the guarded wall surrounding her small town and life beyond it. Through the people she meets and the exploits they give way to, Eiara grows as a person to become strong, determined and aware of exactly what she wants from life. This is the message that I want to pass along to readers; that they have the freedom to take control of their life and should not let anyone step in the way of what they believe in. The story shares a message that is rarely imparted in fiction and one that society needs a bold reminder of.”

To date, the novel has garnered rave reviews. For example, William S. Grimaldi awarded the book five-Stars on Amazon and comments, “I chose this rating because this story is a breath taking ending.”

Due to her success, Simone has recently announced that she’ll be turning this initial book into the first volume of an upcoming trilogy.

“There’s two more books in the works. Writing is like giving a piece of your heart away and I am so excited to see where this takes me. I can’t say too much yet, but believe me when I say that Eiara’s problems are far from over!” she adds.

‘Desperation Is The New Hope’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1pj13Gc.

Barnes & Noble link: http://bit.ly/1jdDk6E.

For more information, check out the author’s official blog: http://www.jessicasimone1.wordpress.com.

Author’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jessicasimone00.

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About Jessica Simone
Jessica Simone is currently a college student majoring in psychology. She has been writing for several years, and has read tons of books. She likes making up stories in her free time. She is currently writing her second novel to the trilogy of Fighting Destiny. If you like fantasy romance with a sprinkle of adventure, check out her book, Desperation Is The New Hope!