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Romance Novel "Touched By A Phoenix" Wins New Apple Book Award For Excellence In Independent Publishing

"Touched by a Phoenix" by Sophia Byron chosen as Medalist Winner in the E-Book Romance / Erotica category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Dayton, OH, September 14, 2016

Touched by a Phoenix by Sophia Byron chosen as Medalist Winner in the E-Book Romance / Erotica category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
Military technology, shrouded in secrecy and isolation. So was the man that gave it life…or so he thought. Playboy Brad Scott spent years avoiding love, his heart and mind dedicated to only one thing—global security. That is, until he meets the elusive Alexandria Saunders, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in military technology and the fiercest corporate attorney in the mixing bowl. Alexis tears Brad’s world apart the moment they meet and with a single touch, becomes the breath against his fire…his obsession. Unwilling to trust any man due to her haunted past, Alexis has allowed her career to consume her life until nothing else seemed important. While Brad’s devastatingly good looks and charming ways do little to impress Alexis, his touch has managed to crack the walls—walls she had built to protect her heart. If Alexis can overcome her insecurities and fear, will she finally discover the man of her dreams—the man whose touch will heal her wounds and ignite the inextinguishable flame within her? With an IQ of 229, Brad has been responsible for the most advanced developments in the history of surveillance systems. With Alexis at his side, he has realized the greatest breakthrough of the century in military technology. Now, the world wants what he knows and will stop at nothing to hunt him down. In a game of betrayal, terrorists seem determined to destroy Brad but should they fail, they’ll opt to eradicate the next best thing—Alexis. In a race against time, can Brad swallow his pride and allow former CIA agent John Martin to help him save the only woman who has the power to save him from himself? Along the way, can they save the world from the horrors about to be unleashed? *Due to explicit sexual content, Touched by a Phoenix is intended for Mature Audiences only*

About the Author
Sophia Byron is a Virginia native and wife to a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran.  She and her husband have three adult children.  Sophia divides her time equally between family, day job, and writing.  During her free time, you will find her playing with her grandson, reading, baking, fishing or playing a round of golf.  She believes that readers deserve the very best an author has to give.  As a writer, she utilizes a unique blend of talents to create complex layered plots weaving a tale of electrifying romance and sizzling passion combined with a unique blend of action, cutting edge science, mystery, suspense, and thrills.  She strives to take readers through many twists and turns in an effort to keep her readers engrossed until the very end.

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
Touched by a Phoenix is available in Paperback and eBook on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

Author: Sophia Byron
Publishing House: Self-Published
ISBN: 978-0692392033
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Twitter: @Sophia_Byron

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