"Great storyline, as usual, from a terrific writer. Her books never disappoint the reader!" ~Roe, on Amazon
"Witches and lesbians.... my two favourite subjects in one cracking story! Another smashing story from Kelli Jae Baeli! And yet another series for me to become addicted to...Great characters,great storyline. I'm looking forward to new installments with great anticipation!" ~Tracy Kelly, on Amazon
"Wow. Okay whata change in the books I usually read and I loved it . The story line is strongand I hope to see the second book soon." ~steph, on Amazon
"An intelligent, well written story. In a fresh departure from many "paranormal romances", this book is truly well written. There is romance with adult themes and emotions. There is clever magic. There is a sense of "family" that adds to the story buffet:) And chocolate! While we only get a hint in this book of why there are evil witches and some questions are left unanswered (can't say which questions because it will give too much away) this book is a combination of a page turning mystery combined with the melding of people that you want to cheer for. Treat yourself and read this book! And no, I've never met the author, although her bio makes her sound like someone I'd love to hang out with:)" ~Deborah E.Ehlingon
"Kelli Jae Baeli has taken us on a journey into witchcraft that is unique and engaging.The sisters' extended family are all imagined in great detail. Jae's voice shines through in the flow of her writing and her ability to bring her characters to life. This is one of the things I love so much about Baeli's writing; her characters are not cardboard cutouts and she doesn't rely on formula to tell a story. I'm looking forward to more of the Harbor Witches story. Thanks for another great read!" ~Deanne Kearns, on Amazon
"A Well-Crafted Paranormal Mystery/Romance. Paranormal Mystery/Romance is a genre that I've read a lot of books in. What I feel really sets this book apart is the development of all of the characters. Instead of the tradition a hero/ingénue model, the plot revolves around a pair of sisters, their love interests, and their extended family. The additional well rounded characters make the book much more enjoyable.
Along with the well-developed characters, the premise is well thought out and logically self-consistent. The initial book provides a good introduction to the practice of magic, the limits of magic, and introduces the conflict that the series will revolve around.
Finally, the book has tightly crafted romantic story lines for each sister (one straight, one lesbian). I'm looking forward to seeing how the author develops each sister's romance.
In summary, this is a very nicely written book that contains an outstanding mixture of magic, romance,mystery, and humor along with some well-crafted plot twists. I'm really looking forward to reading the continuation of this series." ~GLS, on Amazon
"A delightful departure from a typical witch story. Another book about witches? Ok sure, it's been done before - by lots of authors - but not like this! Two sisters are propelled into the secret world of witches when their Nana dies. That's when inexplicable things begin to mysteriously happen. What they at first write off as odd experiences and coincidences become the prelude to finding out just how powerful, and important, they are. The supporting cast is fantastic, the writing is polished, and the plot is unexpected in delightful ways. Add in a few sexy scenes for good measure and you've got a fun little story. Geez, here's another series I'm addicted to by this author! If you haven't checked out her other books already, there's plenty of great writing to explore."~cathie1245, on Amazon
From the Author
This book was a complete departure for me, butnot surprising, as I always try to challenge myself as a writer, expand myliterary horizons. I've never even read a book about witches, but had alwaysenjoyed TV programs about them. I did, however, always find myself saying,"that was cool but I wouldn't do it that way" or "that would beso much better if it had some foundation in logic and genetics." I wantedto toy with the concept that witches could be not so much magical beings, butevolved beings. Evolution and adaptation being what they are, I figured itwasn't so far-fetched if I approached the subject from a stance that witcheswere merely more-evolved humans. I also liked the idea of explaining manysupernatural-seeming things in the collective consciousness by way of thepresence of real witches.
Any story, for me, always begins with a what-if.For this book, I asked, What if things are not exactly what they seem? What ifwitches do exist, but they are not able to do everything depicted in popularmedia? What if historical events could even be explained by the presence ofwitches? What if I could intertwine that history with the story I wanted totell? The brainstorming that ensued was rather epic, and that's when I saw thepotential for this series.
And as always, I also wanted to explore more ofuniversal human nature, more of what makes us who we are. The decisions wemake, and why. The often gray areas that exist between right and wrong. Theperennial battle between good and evil, and how the human spirit can alwaysrise above.
But first, I had to introduce the main charactersand provide a foundation for all the events to come.
I hope I did that with Keepers.