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Genre by @DemonsOld | The Hypnotist's Assistant by Richard DeVall Book Tour and #Giveaway | #ComingOfAge

Genre My new novel The Hypnotist’s Assistant is a Coming of Age book. At least that’s what I first thought. However if you d...



My new novel The Hypnotist’s Assistant is a Coming of Age book. At least that’s what I first thought. However if you dig into Coming of Age it’s often an adult looking backward. That’s not an exclusive requirement of Coming of Age, but it would cement the story into that genres. 

Long story short if I was trapped in an elevator at a literary conference and they turned their lonely eyes toward me and forced a genres confession I’d give them what they wanted. NA, New Adult. That’s the genres my novel fits into, which is age 16 and up. YA, Young Adult are ages 6 to 12. 

The genre is used for advertising purposes and description on the back cover. Under its umbrella you can then attach the sub genres, Fiction - Coming of Age – Romantic Suspense – Family Drama – First love – etc. 

I’ve read Steam punk – Motorcycle romance – Chick lit – Splatter punk and lots more – but those are sub genres that aren’t on the Agent questionnaires or Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  They give you a limited list. So you need to spend some time doing some research before you click a genre for your new book.

The Hypnotist's Assistant
by Richard DeVall
Genre: Coming of Age

When 13 year old Gary Crockett hypnotizes Earl Lancaster and Earl stands from his wheelchair everything changes for both of them. Gary suspects Earl of lying about his paralysis and Gary’s mom thinks Earl is sexy and a business genius. Before long all three need to leave town in a hurry.

This coming of age tale is full of surprises and quirky characters, twisted circumstances and weird resolutions. It’s a breezy look at race relations, ladyboys, virginity, snake biting churches and meditation.

The novel is a one day read and sprinkled with humor.

The Hypnotist's Assistant explores healing, romance, religion, deception, dysfunction, inspiration, gender, addiction and loss.

What begins as an extraordinary event ends with new found love, true friendship and hope. Bottom line - this book ultimately does what books do, it brings the reader entertainment and escape.

**Only .99 cents or FREE May 22nd - 26th!!**

Richard DeVall was born in Virginia near the Washington D.C. border. He worked as a 1st Class Steam Engineer in D.C. and then became a class A General Contractor. He now lives in Richmond Virginia where he's retired and fulfilling a lifetime dream of publishing books. He like books of all flavors and is always working on at least two novels at any given time.

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  1. This sounds pretty interesting, thanks for sharing!

  2. I liked the cover, though green is not a favorite color of mine


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