Guest Post: Ascenders by C.L. Gaber

Posted 2 May, 2015 by angypotter in Blog Tour, Books / 0 Comments

Guest Post: Ascenders by C.L. GaberAscenders by C.L. Gaber
(Website, Facebook, Goodreads)Publication Date: April 20th 2015
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Is this Hell or is this High School?

THE ASCENDERS Takes You To the In-between Where Teens Who Died Young Go On the Epic Adventure of an After-Lifetime.

Blurb:

Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago...and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences.

Walker Callaghan, 16, is dead.

She doesn't go to Heaven or Hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were that morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.

These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. "There are even cheerleaders in death," Walker observes. It's not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who "used to have this band." The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie as the Joker.

Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why? You can't die twice.

There is no homework.

No tests.

No SATS.

You're just there to learn because the human brain isn't fully formed until you're 24.

By the way, you can't get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do ...because no one knows how long you'll stay in this realm or what's next. Walker falls hard for tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He's looking for a portal to return back to the living realm.

Ascenders....An epic adventure of an after-life time.

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Fun Facts about Ascenders

  • Ascenders is in the process of being optioned as a TV series! You can discover it first by reading the book out now and the sequel out in Oct, 2015.
  • A trailer is currently being shot for the book. Roger O’Donnell of the amazing band The Cure created original music for the trailer. Look for some amazing actors in the trailer.
  • Author CL Gaber teared up when she heard that gorgeous music for the first time. You will soon be able to check it out on the trailer and at com.
  • The Ascenders Saga touches on the idea that all of us experienced “the announcement” in high school or college or life. We’ve all experienced that loss of a student or friend who died young. It’s a stunning moment. It’s a moment where you really do grow up.
  • The author lost a good friend in college when he was shot to death in a workplace shooting.
  • In her research for the book, CL Gaber spoke with many scientists who told her the human mind doesn’t fully develop until age 24. That’s why younger people sometimes do such reckless things. She expanded this to fiction…and a special limbo where teens that died young can mature.
  • This limbo called The Heights looks like the UP of Michigan. In fact, our main character Walker Callaghan thinks she has moved to Michigan for several chapters. It totally freaked the author out one day when she was on a plane (after writing the book) and this strange looking lady sat next to her and out of the blue announced, “You know what place looks like heaven? The UP of Michigan!”
  • Walker Callaghan is a scrappy, slightly nerdy, everywoman who won’t be stopped.  She’s also an aspiring journalist. Her optimistic outlook is appealing…especially in dire, complicated and distressing circumstances.
  • Our leading man Daniel Reid is somewhat based on a young David Beckham in looks. The author had a few pictures of a young Beckham pasted to her wall while writing the book.
  • The teachers at The Academy are based on late stars, but few are ever given a last name. But you know Kurt, Steve, Robin and Jerry. There’s many more. See if you can pick them out.
  • The author is an entertainment journalist who interviews celebs. She counts Robin Williams as one of her favorite interviews.
  • A vast amount of research was done while writing the book. The author interviewed real life paranormal experts who told her stories that would make the hair on your arm stand up!
  • Walker Callaghan and Daniel Reid begin an epic love story in this first book. As the series progresses, their story gets sexier and sexier. Can they stay together? Or will forces try to rip them apart? Or will another man named Cass step between them?

For more information check out the ASCENDERS website HERE!

 “A unique twist on the paranormal that will keep you up all night reading.”-USA Today best selling author Tiffany King

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