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Bay of Darkness by @magicstarra is a Christmas and Holiday Book Festival Pick

Title: Bay of Darkness

Author: S.K. Andrews

Genre: Paranormal

Book Blurb:

After witnessing her fiancé’s murder and almost dying herself, Vivien Kelly’s mission is to destroy Dagda—a Celtic God turned demon. As a supernatural dark cloud looms over the Sahara, she finds herself drawn to the Northern California town of Half Moon Bay and a new life as a paranormal cleanser. There Vivien finds Dagda’s creatures tormenting the locals. Her own paranormal cleansing team—The Kelly Society— is born, and the race is on when people around her begin to die.

While banishing a Banshee, Vivien meets Neal Harrington—a soul partner who can promise true happiness. But when Dagda’s black vapor creates a New World of darkness, her time is up. Can Vivien abandon everyone she loves and succumb to her past life’s barbaric force to defeat the demon? Her actions not only determine her future—but the future of the modern world.


Announcing her presence, Vivien slapped open palms against the bedroom door. Shrieking stopped as the banshee tried to stab into her intuitive power, not even making a dent.

Julie, I’m here to help. Don’t be afraid. After sending her telepathic message, she felt a definite shift. The young girl now had hope.

Sensing another female entity in the bedroom, Vivien tuned in sharper. A spirit connected to the house stood in front of Julie, also protecting her.

“That horrible noise stopped.” Neal eyed the door urgently. “Is that good or bad? I mean, is Julie safe?”

“Yes, she’s safe. I put a protective light around her.”

Heaving a sigh of exhaustion, he rubbed his temple. “Oh, right—the light thing. This is all so weird.” Neal’s head popped up. “No offense.”

“None taken.” She grinned like a debutant about to dance with the coolest boy in school.

“What now?”

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Share a holiday family tradition:

While us young ones were nestled in a back bedroom on Christmas Eve, my uncle used to put on big black boots and yell “Ho, ho, ho!” from the living room. When the parents let us out, we gazed in awe upon two giant boot prints in the ashes of the fireplace. Then, we’d turn and see a mountain of presents under the tree! Santa had come and gone! Since we had a blend of family members each year, we opened our presents on Christmas Eve and got our stockings on Christmas morning. Later the schedule changed, but I’ll never forget those visits from Santa, a.k.a. Uncle Kenny.

Why is your featured book perfect to get readers in the holiday mood:

The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and yet to come also visit Vivien Kelly in my paranormal adventure book Bay of Darkness! They derive from ancient Celtic mythological creatures, but haunt just the same. Since the holidays are truly about love and joy, what better way to celebrate this holiday season than with Vivien and Neal’s paranormal adventure, born from their Celtic love story centuries old!


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Runs December 1 – 31.

Drawing will be held on January 3, 2020.

Author Biography:

Starra Andrews grew up in Laguna Beach, California, body surfing in the Pacific Ocean, writing fantasy stories, and acting on stage. Having been influenced by the powerful scripts of Rod Serling and Richard Matheson from The Twilight Zone, she gravitated toward paranormal stories laden with hope. Writing supernatural tales became her passionate hobby, in between life in the theatre. She loves to sip hazelnut coffee while reading a riveting ghost story, or while typing up an exciting new chapter of her own. After attaining a B.A. degree in Theatre from University of California, Irvine, and attending LACC Acting Academy, an idea sparked for interviewing actors to help student actors. Her non-fiction book The Pursuit of Acting; Working Actors Share Their Experience and Advice was published by Praeger Publishers/ABC CLIO. In fiction, her heroine, psychic & paranormal cleanser Vivien Kelly and her team are in a race to rid the modern world of deadly Celtic creatures in her book trilogy The Kelly Society. Bay of Darkness, the first book of the series is currently released through the Wild Rose Press. Starra lives in upstate NY with her two cats, Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh.

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2 commentaires

Judith Sterling
Judith Sterling
12 déc. 2019

I love your Uncle Kenny! What a cool thing to do. Hope BAY OF DARKNESS is bringing you lots of sales!


Barbara Bettis
12 déc. 2019

Tantalizing excerpt, Starra! And the boot prints in the ashes--what a great memory. Yay Uncle Kenny :)

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