Angelic battle novels by Australian author embraced by US network

books, new books, angels, author, writing, Jessica Shirvington, Embrace, EnticeAustralian author Jessica Shirvington's fantasy series - The Violet Eden Chapters (also known as the Embrace series) - has been picked up by the US television network CW, which plans to adapt the series into a TV series in association with Spielberg's Amblin Television.

Her first novel, Embrace, was published in October, 2010, by Hachette Australia followed by Entice in March 2011, Emblaze in October 2011 and this month, Endless. Following its release in Australia and New Zealand, the series has been picked up in a number of international markets. 

The books have been likened to the Twilight series, but rather than teenage vampires there is a teenage angel at the centre of a battle between light and dark forces. Shirvington says the four books in the series, could potentially be followed by a fifth and sixth.

The TV show is said to be in development with release expected for next season in the US.

Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of 10 years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and been involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney. She is currently a full-time mum, author and co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.

Here's Jessica Shirvington talking about her books and writing:

- Josiah Hallett


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