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The Summer Solstice: Enchanted [Kindle Edition]

K.K. Allen
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After Katrina "Kat" Summer's mother dies a mysterious and tragic death, Kat is hurled 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 this Winter!

ABOUT THIS NOVEL

Primary Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Suspense

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

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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"An enchanting paranormal romance with historical undertones...written with such creativity...Ms. Allen is a true storyteller." ~ YA Book Club

"The cover sold me. The story captivated me. The ending made me want more!" ~ Today's Journal

"Debut Author, K.K. Allen, has produced an original supernatural story inspired by the perfect combination of Greek mythology, teen love, and enchantment. A well-written and inspiring tale for our young generation of readers." ~ T. Lane, Editor

"AMAZING! What an enchanting and original story. Wonderfully crafted...I felt as if I was in Apollo Beach, Fl. with the characters. Well done." - R. Bates, Reader

"...character development is brilliantly executed. No dry or weak characters. The female protagonist goes through real tragedy in a truthful manner. And we see her character grow in a way which other teens will most definitely identify with. LOVED it!" ~ B. Sanchez

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: 1412 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: #55,957 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 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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6 of 6 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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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real mystery! October 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The life that Kat knew is over. Her mother is dead and she is forced to leave her home and live with a grandmother she has never known. As she makes friends and enemies alike, she is beginning to suspect that something is strange about her new home. Just when she thought her life was over, an electrifying and perhaps, frightening destiny awaits her.

Life is full of winding roads and sometimes we have no idea what is waiting for us around the bend. Allen's novel sends the message that maybe life isn't always what we expect it will be. Perhaps, life has more in store for us then we realize and just maybe, there's more to us then we know.

Immediately, I found myself sympathizing for Kat. The author had created a vulnerable, yet strong young woman. I enjoyed watching her embrace the torch handed to her and grow into much more then the sad girl I met at the beginning of the book. All of Allen's characters are real and believable. The dialogue makes them even more alive and genuine.

The Summer Solstice Enchanted is well written, making it a smooth read. The plot was laid out logically and I didn't find myself questioning holes in the story. It begins with a hair pulling mystery, which will keep the reader turning the pages.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanted " is a Wonderful SuperNatural Fantasy
" The Summer Solstice: Enchanted " is a Wonderful SuperNatural Fantasy ! It InterWeaves Greek Mythology, the Recent Past, and Modern Day Florida in a Thoroughly... Read more
Published 6 days ago by timodonnell
5.0 out of 5 stars The Summer Solstice
This was a wonderful YA book. It was well-written with believable dialog. The author describes settings and situations in a way that pulls you into the story. Read more
Published 9 days ago by RC
4.0 out of 5 stars Good storytelling
This is not a genre I would normally read, but as a writer I aim to read widely and I review according to the whole package, not simply whether it was a good story. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Mr. T. Benson
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear your schedule before starting to read Enchanted.
I actually watched the trailer for Enchanted before purchasing the book. It is the reason I bought the book.

I am so glad I found this gem. I read a lot of YA books. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting new series!
Kat's life inevitably changes when her mother dies unexpectedly. She goes to live with a grandmother she knows nothing about. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K.S. Marsden
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanted was Enchanting!
I really enjoyed the first person take throughout the book; and even though I'm a bit older, the YA theme didn't distract from the interesting overall plot. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pat Maloney
5.0 out of 5 stars The Summer Solstice: Buy it, if not you're only doing yourself an...
From the get-go I found this book as enchanting as the title suggests. The writing is so fluid, descriptive and every line, scene and chapter is perfectly portrayed in your mind,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Verbal Villain
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical...
I love Katrina....its a really special book..this shows that us indie authors can craft a magical book too.....i hope many people read this!
Published 1 month ago by Ricardo
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanters and Equinox
Katrina Summer's mom has died and she doesn't even remember her dad. When she goes to live with her Grandmother Rose and her helper Charlotte, Kat's life is thrown into a spin. Read more
Published 2 months ago by p.s. winn
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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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