Pulse Presents To be Maria, by Deanna Proach

A compelling Young Adult tale of learning to navigate the difficult road to ultimate self-discovery.

Cary, NC, August 02, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Pulse is proud to announce the official publication of To be Maria, a compelling Young Adult tale of learning to navigate the difficult road to ultimate self-discovery, by Deanna Proach.

About The Book

Seventeen-year-old Anya Preschnikov dreams of one day becoming a famous actor, but she's faced with two problems: her one-parent, dysfunctional family neglects her and has no money to support her, and at school, she's the target of her peers' contempt. Anya believes that in order to secure her stepping stone to stardom, she must dress like the rich girls and be surrounded by a large network of friends. All of this changes, though, when Maria Hernandez comes to Peach Valley Senior High. Rebellious and headstrong, Maria instantly gains the acceptance of her peers - yet she sees in Anya what everyone else does not: her physical beauty and immense talent. So when Maria extends her hand of friendship, Anya is elated. Her lifelong dream seems like it's about to become a reality - until it falls short one Saturday night at a party when a boy's rude comment sends her into a rage.

Desperate to belong somewhere, Anya and Maria set out to find new friends outside of school. They soon meet Alex and Marissa, a young couple who eagerly welcomes them into their world of parties and drugs. Anya and Maria soon learn that Alex is a drug dealer, but they're so lured by his wealth and aggressive confidence that they can't resist his friendship. What they don't know is that Alex's gang is at war with a rival gang - one run by Anya's older brother, Adrik - until a deadly incident puts their lives in danger's path. To make matters worse, Alex refuses to let Anya and Maria out of his sight.

For an enticing preview of To be Maria, visit The Pulse Studio to view its compelling book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/pulsepublishing. To read the first 3 chapters of To be Maria for free, visit the PulsePeek section of Pulse’s official website: http://pulsepub.net/PulsePeek.html.

To be Maria is available as a $2.99 digital download for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and all eReaders, smart phones, and laptop and PC systems. The novel will be available in paperback format in October 2012. For more information, please visit www.pulsepub.net.

About The Author

Deanna Proach is the author of the critically acclaimed Day Of Revenge, as well as an avid literary blogger.

About Pulse

Pulse is an exciting new independent publishing house committed to cultivating and promoting the works of authors from all walks of life. Through its innovative, modern approach to publishing, Pulse seeks to foster the success of established authors seeking to enhance their publishing efforts, as well as aspiring authors looking to make their mark in the literary world. For more information, visit www.pulsepub.net.
Devin Jefferson