As the surrounding air swirls and the ocean waves grow, I stand still. Allowing my feet to sink beneath the sand, I watch in solitude as the water rages and towers over me, threatening me with its roar. There are voices—no—screams on the other side of the beach. I take a moment to turn my head in that direction, but all I see are orange billowing flames and a screen of black smoke that is suddenly choking me. My hands rush to my throat—I can’t breathe—I’m falling into the sand, bound to this spot, sand holding my entire body prisoner as I attempt to make out the scene before me. The smoke is too thick, blinding my senses. Except my hearing. I can hear every single terrifying sound as their screams grow louder and the last of my senses dissolve . . . then I collapse.
Title: The Summer Solstice Enchanted
Author: K.K. Allen
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
After Katrina Summer’s mother dies a mysterious death, she is hurtled into life at Apollo Beach where she learns the legends of her Ancient Greek ancestors. Kat’s world unravels as secrets from her heritage are exposed—secrets that her mother purposefully concealed. Leading to her 16th birthday, the day of the Summer Solstice, Kat becomes frightened when enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams haunt her. As her visions become reality fear turns to terror as powerful forces threaten the lives of those around her. Amidst the turmoil, Kat meets Alec Stone, who becomes her sole solace in an evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner . . .
K.K. Allen is the Contemporary Fantasy / Romance author of stories inspired by nature, magic and love. She loves manatees, learned to swim for the mere purpose of pretending she was a mermaid, and adores the beach so much she promises to one day live on one (in a tent if she has to) in Hawaii and serve snow cones on the side of the road. K.K.’s Summer Solstice series (The Summer Solstice Enchanted, The Equinox, and The Descendants) are now available! Her short story, Soaring, is available in the Echoes of Winter YA anthology.
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