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The Summer Solstice: Enchanted [Kindle Edition]

K.K. Allen
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Book Description

The Summer Solstice Enchanted is the first in the Summer Solstice Series – a lighthearted Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Romance fit for any age.

Katrina "Kat" Summer has been sheltered and void of much social interaction her entire life. But her world changes drastically when her mother dies unexpectedly and she is forced move in with her grandmother and caretaker.

In the picturesque town of Apollo Beach, which dwells on Florida’s West Coast, is where Kat’s world takes on enchanting new beginnings. Her grandmother, Rose, a whimsical old lady with wild tales of the Ancient Greek Mythology and the gods and goddesses from which their family descends, encourages Kat to understand their heritage. But the more Kat learns the more she realizes how many secrets her mother kept from her growing up.

Leading up to her 16th birthday (on the Summer Solstice), Kat is occupied with enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams with prophecies much too real to ignore. And after a run-in with the boy next door, a good looking guy her age named Alec Stone, Kat is more resolved than ever to find out the truth about her families’ past and what that has to do with her future.

What Kat finds in Apollo Beach is a mythology surrounding the Summer Solstice that forever transforms her from the awkward girl she once was, to the enchanted Katrina Summer.

The Summer Solstice Enchanted is the first book in the Summer Solstice series and is just a taste of much more paranormal fantasy and romance to come. Stay tuned for more information on the second novel in the series, The Equinox, coming soon.


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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 response I've gotten so far for my debut novel, The Summer Solstice: Enchantment, has been a dream come true. Six years ago when I began developing the story, I had no thoughts to ever actually publish it! I just wanted to write a great story. When I was close to finished writing the book six months later, it dawned on me that I didn't have to keep my writing to myself anymore. What happened? Life got in the way - and fear of rejection - and I let my novel be forgotten. I have to think optimistically here, because maybe that was the best thing that could have happened to me. I spent the next few years writing, a lot, and getting better at it. When I came back to my novel a year ago, I was able to refocus and tell the same story in a more descriptive and organized way. With inspiration drawn from my favorite writers, Nicholas Sparks, Kristin Hannah, Stephanie Meyers, Jane Green, Sophie Kinsella...and YA novels like Fault in Our Stars, Twilight, Divergent, Hunger Games...these lists go on for days...I was finally able to push save on a completed book that I was proud to share with the world. 

For my readers - THANK YOU for your support! 

For my potential readers - THANK YOU for your consideration. There are a lot of great books out there and I'm honored that you may choose mine.

Sincerely,

K.K. Allen

Product Details

  • File Size: 1290 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: #114,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Summer Read! July 18, 2014
By L
Format:Kindle Edition
K.K. Allen's The Summer Solstice: Enchanted was the perfect 'lazy summer days' read for me this week. 
Newly orphaned Kat moves to Florida to live with her grandmother, the affluent and powerful town leader, Rose. The setting is idealic but Kat is curious to know why she was kept away from this branch of her family. Answers are not rapidly forthcoming but as her sixteenth birthday approaches  strange things happen which Kat dismisses as a result of grief.
Having been brought up in a protective setting, Kat copes remarkably well with her new life - There's the gorgeous Alec next door, and unfortunately the somewhat hostile girls from the small town. Sharing solstice with her new family is a huge turning point, and from there we get some answers. The story develops at a good pace, allowing the reader to speculate on what might happen next. K.K. Allen's characters are very nicely drawn, and I liked the way the relationships develop, especially between Kat and Charlotte who fills some of the void left by Kat's mother's untimely demise. With enough drama, action and romance to keep me entertained throughout, I would recommend this book to all who appreciate a touch of magic and suspense to their reading. I look forward to continuing this adventure to see what becomes of Kat and will be downloading book 2, The Equinox, in preparation for my next set of lazy summer days.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for number 2! July 26, 2014
By TracyD
Format:Kindle Edition
I will never look at Apollo Beach the same! Katrina begins life with her distant grandmother after losing her mother unexpectedly. While Rose (her grandmother) appears distant and cold at first, it becomes clear that she loves her and wants nothing more than to protect her as she comes into her solstice powers. While Katrina has a hard time believing, things begin happening around her 16th birthday which forces her to acknowledge and learn. Even if all she'd LIKE to do is get to know the hot neighbor Alec better. Trying to fit in and make friends, Kat attends Alec's 4th of July birthday party and things quickly get out of hand...and she realizes that there are dark powers out there as well. Reality sets in when she realizes that her powers need to be honed and used for good...because something dark lurks around the corner. These characters were so developed and the story felt so "real" that I'm sure the next time I see a small sand wind tunnel, or sudden dark clouds, I'll be looking around wondering if someone nearby did that or was it just nature?
Looking forward to the next installment of "Summer Solstice"!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It enchanted me! July 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I was guided to this book. It is not my usual kind of reading....but it is really really excellent. The writing is lyrical, fast paced and best of all I cared for the characters especially Kat who is both in the modern world and that of the ancient Greeks. Nothing about the fantasy in the story grates at all and I was there with Kat and enjoying her encounters which also lead to romance....

It's very good to read out of your comfort zone and K.K. Allen enchanted me as did Katrina.

Unreservedly recommended to teenagers....and adults.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! The plot had me hooked from the ... July 8, 2014
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Great book! The plot had me hooked from the get-go...suspenseful and clever! I love the Young Adult genre and this fits right in with all of my favorites...great read and I can't wait for the next book in the series!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice story June 15, 2014
By Nisha
Format:Kindle Edition
I liked this book. This is one of those books that kept me captivated until the very end. It has everything in it that I enjoy: mystery, love, and a new and original mythology!
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More About the Author

K.K. Allen is the Young Adult Author of the Summer Solstice Series. Her debut novel, The Summer Solstice: Enchanted, is now available on Kindle. Ms. Allen was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Seattle, Washington. She lived in the Seattle area up until 2008 when she made the bold leap to move to Florida. Ms. Allen now resides in Clermont, FL. 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 professional career in the Media Industry as copywriter for websites and scriptwriter for video productions. "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 pulling together assets to write to, or even putting together a video production, it's all about the storytelling." Ms. Allen is proud to say that she's worked with stellar professionals who have only provided her with additional opportunities to grow into the writer that she now is.

From K.K. Allen:

Books I Like - My taste for reading is eclectic. What I download from Kindle or pull off the bookshelf has everything to do with the mood that I'm in. I can say, that a lot of my reading lately comes from the vast array of exciting Young Adult novels out there. YA has the tendency to pull me in and hold my attention - which, after a long day of work - is hard to do. I'm a sucker for novels like Twilight, Divergent, Hunger Games, etc. But my favorite author of all time is most definitely Nicholas Sparks. I enjoy Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green, and an infinite number of others.

What's Next - After launching The Summer Solstice: Enchanted I have been busy prepping the Print version that will be for sale within the next month. After that, I'll be settling in to tackle the second Summer Solstice Novel, the Equinox. I'm eager to begin writing the next novel. Kat is really flourishing as a young woman and we get to watch her grow into her own skin throughout her journey. We introduce a few more characters in the next book which I'm very excited about. So stay tuned - there is much more enchantment to come!

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