The Clandestine Chronicles
by Kellie M Davies
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Aurora House Publishing
Date of Publication: September 2018
Number of pages: 227
Cover Artist: Simon Critchell
Tagline: Let the Magick in.
Magick or Love.
If both ran deep in your blood, which would you choose?
On her sixteenth birthday, introvert Lucy DeBane can’t shake the memory of her father’s death, or the possibility that by day’s end a life altering ancestral truth will blow apart the world she knows. Lucy is sure of one thing, her feelings for Gil ... tall, dark and hot ... her first real love.
So when she hears the chiming of ancient bells and her family’s secret is revealed, Lucy must make a decision ... become a DeBane witch, or walk away from family for love.
Is there a way she can have both?
‘Davies weaves together a complex tale of magic and romance in this sweeping adventure.’ ~ Fiona Horne
All three witches took their places. Dana stood in the north quarter in front of the alter stretching her hands out for the twins to take in theirs. She pressed on their hands and they all smiled at each other. Abi winked in my direction and my pulse quickened.
The ritual, my initiation ritual, was about to begin.
What is it about this book that makes it special?
Mabon book one of The Clandestine Chronicles is as much about first love as it is about dark ancestral mysteries and the magickal world of Witchcraft. It offers a fresh twist on the YA paranormal romance genre with standings firmly in magical realism. Mabon provides the reader with the protagonist’s dilemma in a relatable manner that hooks them from the first page with complex and 3-dimensional characters, all whom are effected by Lucy’s final decision.
Personally, I love the discussions that surround my book, the analysis my readers put forward. They really are an intelligent bunch – highlighting certain points and situations that have arisen because of the character interaction. I’m always in awe of their reviews (good and bad) and they have so many differing opinions. One reviewer was fascinated by the mountain lion attack, another the Witchcraft initiation ritual but all have loved the characters, one even saying with such a distinctive voice Lucy (the protagonist) is an easy character to cheer on in every aspect.
As the author, I feel a little biased when responding to questions like this, so I tend to let reader reviews speak for my book – you can find them on Goodreads, Amazon and Netgalley.
A fully developed story grabs me and Mabon is book one of a four book series with Yule to follow. It’s just the beginning of Lucy’s fantastical story … Come on along for the ride!
Mabon is available through Amazon … grab a copy, have a read then drop me a ‘g’day’ (course I’m Australian) by visiting my website and join my Reading Coven for book excerpts, bonus material and giveaways. I’m also on the usual social media culprits but favor Instagram where I post about everything … not just my writing life.
Thanks so much for having me.
Hope you enjoy the read …
… and let the magick in!
About the Author:
Kellie M Davies was born and lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two children. After University and a long period away from writing, she began to dabble with words again. Stories flowed and from the mess of manuscripts that cluttered her computer files, Lucy’s story rose.