Paperback, 530 pages| Expected publication: April 12th 2013 by Inkspell Publishing
When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision.
Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why they’re being hunted.
Suddenly, Kellen is stuck in the middle of another prophecy that foresees him turning away from Calienta and embracing the dark. He’ll be forced to take sides in a struggle to claim his birthright, while discovering secrets about his father’s past. Meanwhile, his passion for Cali grows stronger, even as the prophecy threatens to tear them apart.
In the end, will Kellen and Cali survive the fates? When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?
ExcerptExcerpt, Kellen, The Fallen Stars Touching her arm, I leaned into her. “You,” I said, losing myself in the depths of her eyes. “I could take a lifetime to get used to you.” Those were the last words that I uttered before my lips met hers, before the world around me disappeared and I kissed Cali. This wasn’t the first time, but it could never be compared to the kisses that came before. When my mouth met hers now, my world spun around me in wide disconcerting revolutions. I couldn’t think. I could only kiss her, kiss her lips raw as she sighed within my arms. Cali had become my muse; she was my greatest temptation, my everything, and I never wanted it to stop. She awoke in me so many emotions and sensations that I’d never truly experienced before, and as my lips sought hers I wanted everything from her. “Cali—” Cutting off my own words, I kissed her even more deeply, my mouth melding against hers as I pushed her back against the cushions, moving myself to press along the length of her. I needed to be as close to her as possible, to feel the sensation of her skin against my own. The drive to connect with her wreaked havoc with my control, and my hand brushed at her side, slipping under the hem of her shirt. My hand opened over her smooth stomach. She said my name on a sigh. “Kellen…” “I love you.” The words escaped my lips as they grazed her neck, as I inhaled the cinnamon scent that was Cali. “I love you.” Her words were muffled under my searching mouth. “Should we—” Who knew what I’d wanted to ask her? Okay, let’s face it, I knew what I wanted right then, though I hesitated. Never before had we been this close, had things gotten so heated between us. As much as I wanted to take this a step further, I’d never had a physical relationship. Cali hadn’t either. Whenever I’d envisioned making love to Cali before, we’d been married. Now, with our wedding postponed and the current state of our lives in suspension, I questioned myself. For me to consider taking it to the next level, I needed to understand what I was doing, to plan a few things. My breath sounded heavy in the quiet of the darkened room. “Maybe we should find—” I’d been about to say someplace where we could be alone. Then my plans deflated. “Hey, guys?” Gabe’s voice had the effect of dumping a gallon of cold water over my head. I inwardly cursed Gabe for his rotten timing.
About the AuthorStephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. When she's not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she's best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years. Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child (September 2012) and The Fallen Stars (April 2013), both released by Inkspell Publishing. She is currently hard at work on the third book in the trilogy, The Star Catcher. (Author photo courtesy of Kristina Serafini Photography)
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