Good morning, Spirits! Today, I'm delighted to share about Kara Jaynes's latest novel, Stars Descend!
About the Book
Vampires stalk the streets, lurking in shadows and the cover of darkness. Their lust for blood is never sated, and the nights are filled with the screams of their victims.
I'm just a street rat, a trash picker. I didn't expect him to choose me. The Prince of Elves could have anyone, so why me?
Even as my heart sings at the elf's close proximity, I still love the boy who left me, disappearing into the city's corrupt underworld. I don’t even know if he's still alive.
Stars reign. Rebellion brews. And with my already uncertain future disintegrating into chaos, I don't know who to turn to, or who to trust.
Kara Jaynes, on Overcoming Prejudice
In Stars Descend, the protagonist is a young woman trying to make a living off the refuse of the crumbling dystopian city of Liberty. Times are hard, and she does what she must to get the money she needs to take care of her brother, Quinn.
Five years before this story begins, elves from space descend to Earth to save the people and what's left of the planet. Despite this, the humans don't trust the elves and see them as invaders.
What Stella has heard about the elves is that they are cold, ruthless, and care nothing for humans. She's scared of them, and when she finally meets the elves, initially thinks the worst, based on what she thought she knew about them.
It's not until she spends more time with them that Stella begins to realize that the elves are not cruel and cold-hearted and that her previous assumptions were wrong.
Stella and the elven prince come from entirely different backgrounds and cultures, and yet are able to change their preconceived notions of each other.
When I wrote this story, I wanted to show that two people with different opinions and lifestyles can still be kind and respectful to each other, and hopefully extend kindness and compassion to others. I hope that message gets across to readers.
About the Author
KARA JAYNES is a fantasy and children's book author. She loves rainy days, long walks, and fairy tales. She's been writing since she was very young, and has more stories in her head than she could possibly write.
Join us June 12th!
Calling all book readers! Join author Kara Jaynes as we chat about her urban fantasy novel Stars Descend on June 12th from 8-10 PM EST (5 PM PST and 6 PM MDT).
Grab your favorite drink and snack and be prepared for a fun time of chatting with Kara, games, and giveaways.
Special guests Janeen Ippolito and Sarah Ashwood will also be sharing their books and joining in the fun.
Monday, June 3rd
Laura VanArendonk Baugh: Guest Post about Vampires
Geeky Mythology: Book Review
Tuesday, June 4th
Storyteller Princess: Book Review Spotlight
Wednesday, June 5th
She Hearts Fiction: Guest Post on Vampires
Thursday, June 6th
Between the Lines: Guest Post on Seattle, Washington
Friday, June 7th
Cobonham: Book Review
Saturday, June 8th
The Rustic Reading Gal: Guest Post on Space Elves
HEA Club Blog: Book Spotlight
Sunday, June 9th
All the Ups and Downs: Guest Post on Paranormal Creature
Cheryl M-M's Book Blog: Book Review
Monday, June 10th
Kandi J Wyatt, where fantasy and reality meet: Book Review & Character Interview with Sol
J.L. Mbewe: Book Spotlight
Tuesday, June 11th
The Book Sprite: Guest Post about Overcoming Prejudice
Wednesday, June 12th
Urban Fantasy Investigations: Author Interview
The Hero's Tale: Book Review
Thursday, June 13th
Unicorn Quester: Character Interview with Eldaren
Friday, June 14th
Betwixt the Pages: Book Review
Sarah Ashwood: Character Interview with Stella
Unicorn Quester: Video Review
Saturday, June 15th
Unicorn Quester: Blog Tour Wrap-Up
Have you read Stars Descend?
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