Catalina Claussen Releases New Young Adult Novel

We are excited to celebrate the release of Catalina Claussen’s YA novel Diamonds at Dusk with Progressive Rising Phoenix Press. The Diamonds at Dusk Release Party will be May 21, 2016 04:00PM at Javalina Coffee House, 117 W. Market Street, Silver City. Enjoy a show of Ajalaa Claussen’s photos that made the beautiful cover possible and a dramatic reading followed by a reception and book signing. Greg Renfro will play music at the event. There will be a door prize of a signed copy and a set of Ajalaa’s greeting cards!

Catalina Claussen will also hold a reading and signing of Diamonds at Dusk at the Silver City Public Library on Tuesday, May 24, 4:30-5:30pm. The library is located at 515 W. College Avenue in Silver City.


It’s hard to miss Cascade Rose Jennings. She’s the one in cowgirl boots who up until this morning wasn’t interested in boys. But, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday something inside her knocks loose.

His name is Chadwick Dean Holbrook, a college prep school boy from Albuquerque and Cassie’s long-time “fair weather” friend. Every year, at summer’s end he disappears from her Grandpa Norm’s high desert ranch in southwestern New Mexico. This time, he promises to stay for Cassie’s birthday. Just when Cassie thinks she can count on him, Chad breaks his promise. He leaves behind an endearing, flirtatious treasure hunt. Cassie, filled with renewed hope, stifles a pang of jealousy when she discovers, her best friend, Ahzi Toadlena, is in on it. To make things worse, Cassie meets Maverick Britton, a charming misfit who threatens to steal her heart and the gold her Grandpa has kept quiet about all these years. Maverick has a dark secret that unwittingly draws Cassie and Ahzi into his perilous world. Chad, protective of his childhood friends, knows Maverick’s kind. He returns in time to rescue Ahzi and help Cassie win back the gold. In the end, Cassie realizes that her friendships, her family, and deep connection to the land mean more to her than any romance.


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