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Action Adventure Novel "First Born" Wins New Apple Book Award For Excellence In Independent Publishing

"First Born" by Janelle Gabay chosen as Medalist Winner in the Action / Adventure category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Dayton, OH, September 10, 2016

First Born by Janelle Gabay chosen as Medalist Winner in the Action / Adventure category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
The chase is on for nineteen-year-old Tarian Prescott after narrowly escaping an air strike on the Entente Military Academy. His rescuer, Audrey, a fierce fighter and beautiful immortal, may be the only person he can trust to save his life. Taken to the magical hidden village of the Guardians of Dare, he learns the truth about his father, his immortal DNA and his beloved nation, the Entente. Tarian discovers he is the first immortal to be born in over 500 years, and now someone hunts him for his precious DNA. With only days to train and develop his immortal gifts, he struggles both physically and emotionally, balancing the truth he must keep secret from his family and girlfriend with the duty of saving not only himself but also his kind and his homeland. If he and Audrey fail to find the killer and maker of the Death Serum, all immortals will die, and the government will lose its greatest asset. Love and betrayal weave into the fast-paced adventure set in a future North America on the brink of a border war. It is capturing the teen and adult audience with thrilling action, complicated characters, clever historical references and twisting plot revelations.
First Born’s popularity is growing steadily on Goodreads with high ratings and reviews. Here's what Goodreads readers are saying: "Janelle Gabay combines descriptive writing with authentic dialogue and perfectly placed action to give First Born a cinematic flair that puts the reader dead center of the story."  "Now normally I do not cry near the ending of a book, but when I do (like for this one) it automatically becomes one of my top books on my list."  "I was particularly intrigued by the way the plot developed and the ending- very curious for the next installment! It grew as a story and a world and got more and more intriguing."

About the Author
Janelle Gabay is an Air Force Brat. She has lived in two different countries and five states. Besides writing and reading, Janelle loves travel and tennis. Janelle's ultimate vacation would be Monte Carlo for the Monte-Carol Masters. Author Janelle Gabay is married with three children and three dogs.

About the New Apple Book Awards
The Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction.

Contact Information
First Born is available in Paperback and eBook on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

Author: Janelle Gabay
Publishing House: Print Harmony
ISBN: 978-1-5300-2449-0
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Twitter: @janellegabay
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