Beyond the Wide-Eyed Virgin and Sexy Billionaire

Author Takes the Popular New Adult Romance Genre to a Whole New Dimension

TORONTO, July 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Romance author, Rebel Miller, is hoping her debut novel, Awakening, will fill a widening gap in the thriving new adult romance book genre.


"I love a sexy billionaire as much as the next girl, but there's a lot of angst-filled passion to be had with other types of alpha males as well," says Miller. "I think romance readers are ready and looking for stories that go even deeper into exploring sexuality while at the same time navigating issues like a new career, family expectations and social relationships."

She might be on to something. According to a survey that was recently published by New Adult Alley, a website dedicated to the advancement of the fast-growing genre, readers are looking for more diversity in terms of sexual preferences, cultural backgrounds and settings. In particular, almost 40 percent of a targeted group of respondents were interested in stories in the non-contemporary category.

Miller hopes to meet that demand with her novel, Awakening. "It's book one in a series about a young woman striking out on her own in a futuristic society called the Realm," she says. "Kira, the protagonist, is like so many starting out – eager, passionate and ambitious, but finds herself on a tumultuous path that tests everything she knows about those she loves and the world she lives in."

Awakening takes on compelling topics such as multiple partner relationships as well as sexual dominance and submission − all against the backdrop of a society ruled by a caste system and spread across multiple worlds.

Sci-fi meets Fifty Shades of Grey?

"Well, there's a lot of sexual tension and it's set in the future, but the story is a lot more than just that!" says the Canadian author. "Awakening is a coming-of-age romance that challenges what we know about love, sexuality and identity, but in a whole new time and space."

Awakening is available everywhere eBooks are sold.

Rebel Miller is a romance author who writes gripping stories about charismatic characters facing circumstances in settings that often turn social conventions on their head. Rebel lives in the outskirts of Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two sons. Awakening is her first novel.

SOURCE Rebel Miller Books

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