The world is about to be cloaked in darkness.
Only one can stop the
Kellen St. James has
spent his entire life being
overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his
life, shows up
spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role.
Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order
to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?
“Kid, we're here. Wake up.” The driver pulled to a stop. Somewhere in the corner of my mind, I heard him get out of the front seat to take my bags out of the trunk, stomping on the gravel road as he walked.
A yawn escaped me and I rolled my head in slow circles, peering out from the window into the small garden that wrapped around the cottage. It was littered with flowers in every color of the rainbow. With no skills or knowledge of plants, I sighed, resigned to the knowledge that I'd probably kill them within the
The exterior of the house was whitewashed brick, the roof slate. Beyond the cottage, I could hear the crash of the sea against
the rocks. The entire perimeter was surrounded by a stone wall, which identified the property’s barriers and kept out most unwanted livestock. Most of it, anyway. There was a small cow
grazing in the yard that I didn't think belonged there. I'd have to deal with him or her eventually, but one step at a time.
It was around dinnertime and my stomach grumbled. The smell of the salt air always made me feel hungry, for some reason.
The sun was slowly starting to set beyond the hills; it would be dark soon. I was immediately anxious to get inside and settled, afraid of getting stuck outside trying to figure out how to unlock the door in the dark.
There was a lonely feeling here; the nearest house was about a half mile away. The dramatic landscape haunted me; each
mountain and ruin was a ghost peeking out at me. Gran had
loved the solitude of it all and reveled in the aloneness. Although I’d probably love it for the same reasons, I couldn’t help but wish, as I had many times before, that I wasn't quite so on my own.
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Stephanie Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in
Systems as well as a Master's in Education. A seasoned, facilitator, Mrs. Keyes worked in Training and Development for an international telecommunications corporation for twelve years; spending the first eight years of her career as a Software Trainer and Technical Writer and the last four working in Human Resources and Employee Development.
In May of 2012, Mrs. Keyes left the corporate world to focus on her family and her writing full-time. She also operates a freelance graphic and instructional design business, Sycamore Road Design.
Inkspell Publishing will release her first novel, The Star Child, on September 21, 2012. She is now currently at work on the second book in The Star Child Trilogy, The Fallen Stars.
Keyes lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and Riley the dog.
Stephanie is giving away an autographed paperback copy of The Star Child as well as five ebook copies of the book and six posters and bookmarks! (paperback and posters open to US and UK only. Ebooks are open internationally.)