Just my rambling, plus whatever book I've recently read!
"My lifetime wish was to become extraordinary..."
When shy Cassandra Stone meets gorgeous Alexander Grayson, he captivates her heart. He is handsome, charming, sweet, and mysterious - and completely out of her league! But strange events pull Cassie and her puppy, Astra, deep into the magical life of Alex and his family. As Cassie and Alex fall in love, Cassie learns she and Astra are vital to the Graysons' world and she must fit her life around her new role as Star Kin.
"...but extraordinary lives come at a price."
Then the Graysons' cruel enemies threaten to claim Cassie and Astra. Alex and his friends must protect them, but facing this threat may destroy Cassie and Alex's blossoming romance. Sacrifice is key when defending the first human Star Kin.
Will their love be enough to keep the star-crossed pair together? Can Cassie learn how to protect Astra and help her new friends when she is only a fragile human? And who can Cassie turn to when her secret life as a Star Kin is falling apart?
THE CELESTIAL KIN is the first book in The Heart Stone Trilogy, and I read it in one sitting. I was completely engrossed in Cassie's story, and now I can't wait to find out more.
Cassie hasn't had the easiest childhood, with her dad dying and intense bullying at a previous school, but things are good now. They get even better when Alex and his family shows up in town. Things don't always go their way though, and Cassie will have to draw on reserves she didn't even know she had.
I did find this Twilight-esque with a twist in places, but I didn't find that a detraction from the story that Evie Asterwyn has made her own. I love the idea of shape-shifting stars! I'm hoping in the next book I will learn more about the Star Kin and Clans, but there was more than enough information here to keep me informed of what was going on.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and have no hesitation in recommending it. Also, when is book two available?!
I am a 34 year old writer from New Zealand. I write Young Adult fantasy fiction, and am working on my series entitled "The Star Kin Chronicles". I have been writing since 2011, with a small hiatus while I attended Massey University during 2013 - 2016, to obtain my Dip, Arts. My favorite genres to read are suspense/thrillers (i.e. Dean Koontz), mysteries (i.e. Agatha Christie), humor (i.e. Janet Evanovich - definitely read her work, its fabulous!) fantasy (i.e. Anne McCaffery), and I am always on the lookout for new authors to enjoy.
I had previously self-published my first novel -Extraordinary Part 1. It was part of a 2 part book - the first in the Star Kin Chronicles. I have learned lots about writing, editing, and preparing to market e-books, and have, in the process, decided to re-write and re-publish this book as a trilogy. Watch this space, as I will be re-releasing the first book of the trilogy this year, and will be organising updates to my Facebook Author Page and a brand new website.
I can also be found on Twitter.
Coming 8th March 2021 but now available for pre-order https://books2read.com/Hiraeth2021
Ellis Clarke goes on holiday to Beddgelert and finds more than she bargained for.
Ellis Clarke has never felt at home anywhere, always feeling a sense of nostalgia for somewhere that she doesn’t know. When she goes to Beddgelert on vacation, she is overwhelmed by the feeling of belonging. Of course, the handsome Luke may have something to do with that.
Luke Maddox is a Guardian of Wales, a red Dragon who patrols the skies with the rest of his Weyr. When he meets Ellis and she is welcomed home by Merlin, he knows he has found the other half of him... but only if Ellis acknowledges him.
How will she claim him when she has no knowledge of being either a Guardian or a Dragon? Will Ellis find and accept her lost responsibility or will Luke fade away before she figures it out?
'Hiraeth is a Welsh word for homesickness or nostalgia, an earnest longing or desire, or a sense of regret.'