Welcoming Vienna


Vienna is the story of a young princess who is forced to find a husband. Setting a task for her suitors, she declares that whoever brings her the diamond that best suits her will win her hand. Time goes by, and no one can see through her task. Until, one day, a warlock comes to her with something other than a diamond. Leading to curses, ghosts, and the adventure of a lifetime. Vienna learns what love is and what she’s made of.

Vienna is a fast-paced and action-packed young adult novel which I’m hoping will not only tempt eager readers, but also readers that don’t know how awesome books are yet.

When discussing this novel recently with a reader, I said something that was very true. I said that I wrote this book for a ‘nine-year-ago-me.’ When I was young, though books were always a dominate thing in my life, I wasn’t interested in reading. In fact, I didn’t read an entire novel until I was in high school.

Vienna is full of dialogue. It lacks lengthy paragraphs (something I would generally skip when reading in my teens). I won’t deny that this novel is directed toward young females and is full of clear messages driven by Vienna’s independence. Although Vienna is a bit hard-headed, she faces the situations and difficulties within the novel with strength.

To start, more about Vienna can be found here:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/493485

But in about a week or so, it will be available at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and the works. And in 2015 the story will be available in print, which I’m very excited about. (There’s also a teaser for my third novel, Choice, soon to come in 2015!).

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Vienna is E. L. Schoeman’s second novel. My debut novel, Isabel, is an award winning Historical Romance. All in all, I would say I write for a young adult audience. Apart from writing, I am an equestrian, a daydreamer, an avid reader, and a work-a-holic. When I’m not working, I’m spending my time with my very own prince charming.


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