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Friday, October 9, 2015

The Haunted Realm Release Date News! And Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) Tweets About The Labyrinth Wall

Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings and Goonies) Tweeted Emilyann Girdner’s The Labyrinth Wall Just in Time for Luminous Word Press' Launch of the Sequel, The Haunted Realm, in November 2015

Orlando, Fl. October 09, 2015
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In addition to anticipation for The Haunted Realm book release which is officially scheduled for November 10th, Obsidian Series fans went wild on social media this weekend when Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Goonies, Rudy, and 50 First Dates) tweeted thanking Orlando, Florida Author, Emilyann Girdner, for autographing his copy of The Labyrinth Wall (young adult fantasy novel). The Labyrinth Wall is an Amazon Best-Seller, Dante Rossetti 2014 Award Finalist (an international competition) as well as a 5 Star Reader’s Favorite rated book.
The Labyrinth Wall by Emilyann Girdner is a young adult book set in a magical epic fantasy world like The Hobbit but with a dark dystopian feel and it is written to be a quick read reminiscent of The Hunger Games. Emilyann has said before that she wanted to write an imaginative fantasy series that is a fast read for modern busy lifestyles. She imagined a story about a teenage girl (Araina) that is part of an entire race of people created to serve their makers within the labyrinth world. Subject to the repression of a hostile civilization within the dark labyrinth, all Araina knows is servitude until she witnesses a man unlike any she has ever seen with supernatural powers emerge magically through a wall into her world. Having realized for the first time that there must be more than the labyrinth, she is left to solve the mysteries of who the stranger is, why he has special abilities and what is on the other side of the labyrinth wall through which he came.
Emilyann Girdner and Sean Astin
In The Haunted Realm, the riveting continuation to the story, Araina again faces a series of seemingly impossible magical obstacles as she and her friends search for answers about their Creators and their magical labyrinth world. At the Barnes & Noble The Haunted Realm book launch event, fans will be able to meet the Author, grab a signed book, make memories in an Obsidian Series photo booth and more. Fans of the series can sign up at the links included at the end of this article to reserve their book for the book launch as well as sign up for the Author’s newsletter for online pre-order updates.

The Haunted Realm Book Launch Event: 

Barnes & Noble 
Altamonte Mall 
December 12th, 2015, 4:00pm 
451 E Altamonte Dr. 
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 
(407) 261-0252


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Haunted Realm, Sequel to Best-Selling Book The Labyrinth Wall, Summary Reveal at Creative Con 2015

Fans of Best-Selling, Award Finalist Fantasy Book, The Labyrinth Wall,  are Sure to Enjoy The Haunted Realm Book Summary Reveal at Creative Con 2015 in Panama City

Luminous Words Press today announced that Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Author, Emilyann Girdner, will reveal The Haunted Realm book summary at Creative Con on August 1st 2015 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM in Panama City. Girdner and fellow Tallahassee Author Bruce Ballister (creator of Dreamland Diaries) can be found in the Creators’ Quarters Room at the event. The Haunted Realm is the sequel to Amazon Best-Selling book The Labyrinth Wallof the Obsidian Series. The Obsidian Series fans will be able to sign up for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card giveaway contest, purchase signed copies of The Labyrinth Wall, enjoy the first sneak peek of The Haunted Realm book summary and meet Girdner in person. An official publication date for The Haunted Realm has not yet been released, however, the book is scheduled to launch before the end of 2015, tentatively in October.

The Labyrinth Wall, which was written during Girdner’s semi-truck traveling adventure around the country with her husband and cat, has come a long way. In addition to landing the Amazon Best-Seller list, the book is Reader’s Favorite 5 Star-rated, a Dante Rossetti Award 2014 for Young Adult Novels Finalist, and receives high praise from Young Adult Fantasy readers, Literary Consultants, Editorial Reviewers and genre Authors alike. Young Adult Author, Crystal Collier, wrote “Wow. This book was engaging. It’s been a while since I felt COMPELLED to keep reading, but Emilyann definitely pulled that one off magnificently.” Combining a dose of mystery and a refreshing marriage of adventurous magical tales like The Hobbit with a dark dystopian society reminiscent of Panem in The Hunger Games, the Obsidian Series is becoming America’s new ground-breaking Young Adult Fantasy obsession.

Anyone looking for a mysterious and magical read will not be disappointed by the Obsidian Series. Luminous Words Press invites fans to sign up for the Obsidian Series newsletter to receive notifications about The Haunted Realm’s release date as well as a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. The email submission form can be found at the bottom of the Obsidian Series website ( 

Summary of The Labyrinth Wall Young Adult Fantasy Book:

Araina’s isolated teenage life is forever altered when she witnesses a man emerge through a rippling wall into the dark labyrinth she calls home. As a result of the stranger’s arrival, Araina’s Creators have unleashed a series of magical attacks using the labyrinth against its inhabitants. Now Araina must decide if she will trust potentially deceitful allies in order to reach safety on the other side of the labyrinth wall.

Contact and Resources:
Public Relations Department
Luminous Words Press

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

News Update: Barnes & Noble Book Signing (Press Release)

Luminous Words Press Expects Big Turnout:
Hometown Book Signing for Best-Selling Author, Emilyann Girdner

Orlando, FL (May 20, 2014)—Luminous Words Press has announced the first Barnes & Noble book signing for Author of The Labyrinth Wall, Emilyann Girdner. Her appearance at the Semi-Annual Big Bend Area Book Signing for Local Authors from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on May 31st, 2014 has Tallahassee’s Young Adult Fantasy Fiction fans abuzz. This will also be Mrs. Girdner’s first book signing since her debut novel hit the Amazon Best-Seller list. Tallahassee, her hometown, is expected to have a big turnout for support as the community celebrates the local author’s success.

The Labyrinth Wall, which was written during Emilyann’s semi-truck traveling adventure with her husband and cat, has come a long way. In addition to landing the Amazon Best-Seller list, the book has been #2 on the Goodreads First Person Fantasy Sci-Fi list, and received high praise from Young Adult Fantasy readers. Fans of The Obsidian Series are looking forward to the second installment (release date yet to be announced). “If you enjoy books like The Hobbit (with a slightly lighter feel), you will definitely enjoy The Labyrinth Wall by Emilyann Girdner. I can’t wait to read the next book” raves one fan. In addition to The Hobbit, the book and writing style have also been compared to The Hunger Games and even Harry Potter. Fellow Young Adult Author, Crystal Collier, wrote “Wow. This book was engaging. It's been a while since I felt COMPELLED to keep reading, but Emilyann definitely pulled that one off magnificently” (Amazon Reviews). First published in January 2014, The Labyrinth Wall was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults.

Having also recently celebrated the major-league baseball debut of Cole Figueroa, Emilyann’s former Florida High classmate, Tallahassee is full of big news and pride in 2014. Emilyann has said of her upcoming Tallahassee visit “I’m so honored by the support I’ve received from the Tallahassee community and can’t wait to be home.”

About Emilyann Girdner:

She was born in Germany and raised in Turkey until the age of five. Emilyann Girdner then spent the majority of her grade school years attending Florida High School in Tallahassee, Florida. Her writing has appeared on websites and blogs including Center for Work Life, Easter Seals Florida, MU Museum of Art & Archaeology's Musings and She is the recipient of several awards and is best known for her Amazon Best-Selling novel, The Labyrinth Wall. 

Contact and Resources: 
Public Relations Department 
Luminous Words Press 
Orlando, Fl.
Author’s Media Kit

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From Barnes & Noble:

"Join us for our Semi-Annual Local Author Book Signing. Talented authors from the Big Bend area will be discussing and signing copies of their books. Come meet these outstanding local writers from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. For more info:"

Author guests to include Emilyann Girdner (The Labyrinth Wall), Leslee Horner (Summer of Stars) and more...

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Monday, January 6, 2014

News Update: Best Selling Fantasy Novel Gains Traction

Press Release

01/06/2014 -- Fantasy novel, The Labyrinth Wall, became a #2 Amazon Best Seller in its category on January, 3rd 2014. Four star ratings speak well of this new release on their own, but Desert Rose Reviews pours out insight into the work’s magnetic energy in this statement “A unique twist in this book, the characters the story follows were created inside the labyrinth, and have never escaped.

Full of exciting situations, humor, and a good look at the human psyche of a labyrinth prisoner, this book pulls you in, and doesn't let you go until the very end. This story mesmerizes you with fights against guards, cannibals, saber tooth mutts, and some slightly insane creatures. Well written and smooth, Emilyann Girdner has created a wonderful reality with this labyrinth experience. I look forward to reading more books from her in the future, and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fight-for-survival adventure.”

About Emilyann Girdner
Emilyann Girdner graduated in 2011 from Missouri State University with a BFA in Digital Art and a Minor in Art History. She quickly launched a career in the writing field. Her writing and publications have appeared on and MU Museum of Art & Archeology’s Musings. She’s contributed to blogs at businesses including Center for Work Life and Easter Seals Florida. Her personal blog called Anything Imagined has earned her two Liebster Blog Awards and a Sunshine Blog Award from the blogging community. Most recently, The Labyrinth Wall has garnered her success as an Amazon Best Selling Author. She now lives and works in Florida.

Posted Monday, January 06, 2014 at 4:28 PM CST - Permalink
Published: SBWire

*Best Seller Update: The Labyrinth Wall hit #26 on the Top 100 Amazon Best Seller Free Ebook List on 1/5/13.

Additional Updates to come from Luminous Words Press