"Road to Elysium" by Kay A. Oliver is a Silver Medalist
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 02, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.
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We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).
"Road to Elysium" by Kay A. Oliver was inspired by a true story. It begins in the midst of his seemingly perfect life, Ken's world shatters with an unexpected tragedy, leaving him broken and adrift in a sea of painful memories. Gripped by sorrow, he resigns himself to a bleak existence, convinced that happiness will forever elude him.
But fate takes an unexpected turn when a group of neighborhood kids decides to rob Ken's home. This fateful event sets in motion a series of events that will change Ken's life in unimaginable ways. It introduces him to Mykel, a young man, through a truly unconventional encounter. In that pivotal moment, Ken makes a profound choice that alters the course of his life.
As Ken and Mykel's friendship blossoms, Ken begins to see something extraordinary in this young man. Slowly, he shifts his focus away from his own self-pity and towards Mykel's potential. Unbeknownst to him, this momentary decision will have far-reaching consequences, impacting countless lives in ways neither of them could have ever foreseen.
Discover the transformative power of an unexpected friendship in this gripping tale of resilience, redemption, and the profound impact of a single choice. Join Ken and Mykel on their extraordinary journey as they find hope, purpose, and new beginnings in the most unlikely of places.
"When the right books are picked as winners, we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers' Favorite." --Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House Readers' Favorite is proud to announce that "Road to Elysium" by Kay A. Oliver won the Silver Medal in the Fiction - Urban category.
You can learn more about Kay A. Oliver and "Road to Elysium" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/road-to-elysium where you can read reviews and the author's biography, as well as connect with the author directly https://kayaoliver.com
Also find out her upcoming release "Whispering Lessons: Renegade Hearts," which releases October 3rd. Prepare to embark on a gripping odyssey where the boundaries between morality and lawlessness blur against the backdrop of an unforgiving landscape. "Whispering Lessons" is an adventure chronicling courage and the extraordinary lengths one must traverse in the name of justice within this lawless frontier.
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