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The Summer Solstice: Enchanted (An Urban / Paranormal Fantasy - BOOK ONE) [Kindle Edition]

K.K. Allen
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After Katrina "Kat" Summer’s mother dies a mysterious and tragic death, Kat is hurtled into life at Apollo Beach. Her estranged and cryptic grandmother Rose fills Kat with legends of her Ancient Greek Ancestors from which the Summer family descends. Kat’s world begins to unravel as secrets from her heritage are exposed – secrets that her mother purposefully concealed.

Leading to her birthday, the day of the Summer Solstice, Kat becomes frightened when enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams haunt her. When her visions become reality, her fear turns to terror as powerful forces threaten the lives of those around her.

Amidst the turmoil, Kat meets Alec Stone, her gorgeous neighbor, who becomes her sole solace in an evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner…

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The Summer Solstice: Enchanted is the first book in the Summer Solstice series and is just a taste of much more Fantasy and Romance to come. The second book in the series, The Equinox, is set for release on December 11, 2014! Stay tuned at www.KK-Allen.com and my Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/authorkkallen for more details!

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ABOUT THIS NOVEL

Primary Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Coming of Age, New Adult

Alternative Genres: Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Urban Fantasy, History Fantasy, Greek Mythology, Coming of Age, Mystery, Magic Realism, Gods and Goddesses, Deities

Tags: Teen, Urban, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fiction, Romance, Love, Summer Solstice, Enchanted, Apollo Beach, Mythology, Myth, Greek History, Ancient Greece, Magic, Witch, Witches, Psychic, New Adult, Summer Reading, Beach Reads, Gods and Goddesses, Deities


Editorial Reviews

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"Oh my, WOW. Yes! There are so many elements that just work in this book...it makes for a memorable and enjoyable adventure!" ~ Kristen, Pretty Little Pages Blog

"...is the kind of book that reels you in right off the first page. I just couldn't put it down...I could effortlessly picture everything in my head as If I were looking though the main character's eyes." - Anne, The Book Cave Blogs

"...has a modern-day fairytale quality..." ~ Sherri Wingler, Author of the Immortal Sorrows Series

"Ms. Allen does a great job of using Greek Mythology, the summer solstice, and a contemporary Florida setting to create a tight, highly believable paranormal world." ~ Tim Hemlin, Author of The Wastelanders

"K.K. Allen...has stirred a potion containing mystery, danger, almost unbearable suspense and the paranormal touching the supernatural. This is something very special." ~ Colm Herron, Literary Fiction Author

"The love story is so crazy sweet and incredibly well-spun..." ~ L.A. Starkey, Author of The Soul Keepers Series

"...a wonderful Supernatural Fantasy! It interweaves Greek Mythology, the recent past, and modern day Florida in a thoroughly entertaining exposition of ancient magic!...K. K. Allen, uses a brilliant technique in describing every situation concisely and colorfully. Her character development is phenomenal!...K. K.'s Endeavor is a brilliant beginning to an occult series of the Summer Solstice Novel Franchise!" ~ Tim O'Donnell, Reviewer

From the Author

The Summer Solstice: Enchanted derived from simplicity and was spun into gold through the eyes of Katrina Summer, our female protagonist. I wanted to write a story that was as realistic as possible while incorporating supernatural elements in a unique way. Above all, I wanted to entertain my readers with a bit of suspense, a progressive romance, and an exciting new mythology.

K.K. Allen

Product Details

  • File Size: 1559 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: K.K. Allen; 1 edition (June 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KX8PWZM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Enchanting! September 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I can't tell you how impressed I am with this debut novel! It's so well-written, so full of rich description, that it places you right there alongside the main character, Kat, in the strange new world of magic she finds herself in.
"The Summer Solstice" has a modern-day fairytale quality to it. On one level, Kat is a typical teen. She's just trying to find her place in the world after her mother dies unexpectedly, and she's forced to live with her mysterious grandmother, Rose, whom she's never met. On the other hand, there are strange dreams, and mysterious powers that the locals whisper about behind closed doors.
There's something here for everyone: mystery, action, fantasy, and even romance. So many Young Adult books seem to concentrate solely on the romantic aspects that the over-all story falls flat. That isn't the case, here. Happily, Ms. Allen made the bold choice to not make the entire book about the budding relationship between Kat and the boy next door, Alec. The connection is there; you certainly feel it along with Kat, but this book is more about a girl discovering herself and her family for the first time. The ending was perfectly timed to leave me wanting more. I congratulate Ms. Allen on a job well done.
I'm really looking forward to reading the next book to this series, "The Equinox."
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 30, 2014
Format:Paperback
Loved it!!!! Kept me engaged the whole story can't wait until the next book comes out!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic YA urban fantasy! October 4, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I teach young adults and read my fair share of YA literature, so when Ms. Allen’s debut novel popped up on my Amazon Prime account as a suggested purchase I thought, why not? I’ll give it a try. Good call. This well-paced novel hooked me from the start. Ms. Allen’s nimble writing is filled with lively descriptions, and I found the main character, Kat, sympathetic, intelligent, and interesting. In many ways Kat is your typical teen, wanting to fit in, nervous about attending a new school, and attracted to the boy next door, but in so many other mysterious ways she is not.

Due to the death of her mother, Kat’s world has been turned upside down. Add some horrible nightmares and you wonder how much this kid can take. Yet in spite of everything, Kat views life with a wonderful innocence as she pushes on. I saw some of the plot line opening up before the main character did, but I attribute this to honest writing as Ms. Allen allows the story to unfold through Kat’s sixteen year old eyes, raising such questions as: Who exactly is this aloof grandmother she is forced to live with? What role does her grandmother’s “secretary” Charlotte play? Why is Kat able to hear conversations from across the room? Run five miles without breaking a sweat? Shoot a perfect game of pool the first time she plays?

This is really a coming of age story with an urban fantasy backdrop. Like most teenagers, Kat wants a job so she can earn her own money, gain a little independence, and not depend all the time on her wealthy grandmother. Of course, she is not your average teenager and in turn has a lot to learn about her magical heritage, as evident by events that occur in the climax. Ms.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read June 23, 2014
By MommaP
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"This book has it all...and it takes place in Apollo Beach, Florida. Really good from beginning to end and loved the characters, especially Kat. Need to find out what happens to her in the next book. I could visualize all the characters and scenes like it was an awesome movie I was watching. Please hurry with book 2."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for book 2! June 11, 2014
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I devoured this novel in just two days. I couldn't stop reading. OMG. I love Kat. My heart broke for her at the beginning of the book reading the story of her mom. And the love story was just getting good. I can't wait to see how her story unfolds. My only complaint is this book is too short. Please write more soon!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOMENESS June 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
loved this book because it had imagination greek mythology and adventure. I must read the second book! i hope she publishes it really soon !!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth in advertising September 1, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't read the book - way too old and the wrong gender. However, my grandniece did and it cost me two hours of Kindle time. When she returned the Kindle, I asked her if she liked the book. "I loved it," she replied. I asked her why. She told me that I wouldn't understand.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding debut! November 13, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Oh my, WOW. Yes! To say The Summer Solstice: Enchanted wasn't what I was expecting would be an understatement. K.K. Allen surprised me in the best of ways. She surprised the heck out of me. There are so many elements that just work in this book. And whenever they're put together... it makes for a memorable and enjoyable adventure!

K.K. Allen really tended to her cast of characters. They're a mix and match bunch that are so well written. Kat is a character that stays with you. She's one of the many reasons why I loved this book. She's faced with a lot during the upheaval of life as she knows it. I was so impressed with K.K. Allen's writing because of how her characters are written. Characters are always a big thing for me and the author really knocked it out of the park!

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this to young adult fans. I'm so in awe that this is K.K. Allen's debut. It shows so much promise. You do not want to miss this incredible series!

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next one.
I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I started this book. I was pleasantly surprised. K.K. kept this book age appropriate. Read more
Published 1 day ago by joy
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enchanting Read
As the title suggests this book is enchanting. I loved it. The reader is entranced into following, the near to be, sixteen year old Kat as she leaves everything familiar to start a... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Dennis Cardiff
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Start!!
Great start to a new series! We meet Katrina "Kat" when she just lost her mother and going to live with her grandmother that she doesn't know. Read more
Published 3 days ago by LadyTess
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a great book! I really liked ut
I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It was a great book ! I really liked ut. Can't wait fot the next story in the series. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars was I ever completely sucked in. Incredibly well-written
I have to admit, I have never read a Paranormal Fantasy book in my life. Now, I'm wondering why not? Wow...was I ever completely sucked in. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Peter Cimino
4.0 out of 5 stars "I was given a free copy of this book in ...
"I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review" This book is part of a series (did not know this when I began reading) so at first it was a little... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Brenda Nichols
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading
I received this book for an honest opinion. I loved it. As you can read in other reviews more abut the story I will just give my opinion on how I feel about it. Read more
Published 4 days ago by joan baker
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully written supernatural romance
This book was an absolute gem. The story is engrossing and interesting, and held my attention right to the end. I eagerly await the rest of the series.
Published 5 days ago by Robert A Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read!
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and I am so happy that I did! While the main character of this book is 16 and I am 55, I loved it. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Teri Donaldson
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit different and wholly interesting!
Ms. Allen has written an interesting tale in her first offering, "The Summer Solstice." The story is of young Katarina (Kat) who loses her mother and moves in with her... Read more
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K.K. Allen is the Author of the Summer Solstice series. Her debut novel, The Summer Solstice: Enchanted, is now available on Kindle and in paperback. Ms. Allen was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Seattle, Washington. In 2008 she made the bold decision to move to central Florida where she currently resides. She has always had a passion for reading and writing and has done so every day since the young age of 12. Writing has even transitioned into her career as Media Industry professional. "There's just something about telling a story that drives me in everything that I do. Whether I'm creating a content outline for a website or writing a script for a video project, it's all about the storytelling." Ms. Allen is proud to say that she's worked with stellar professionals who have provided her with additional opportunities to grow into the writer that she is now.

What's Next - After launching The Summer Solstice: Enchanted Ms. Allen has been busy writing the second Summer Solstice novel, the Equinox. She is eager to share this next novel with her readers. "Kat is really flourishing as a young woman and we get to watch her grow into her own skin throughout her journey. A few more characters are introduced in the next book which I'm very excited about." So stay tuned - there is much more enchantment to come!

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