Today I’m thrilled to help fellow Inkspell author Stephanie Keyes celebrate the release of her YA novel, The Star Child. There’s lots of buzz surrounding it, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! (Plus, there’s a giveaway … keep reading!)

Here are the details:

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness.

Only one can stop the night.

Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning  tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role.

Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?

Here’s a special excerpt Stephanie sent me (put down your drink–it’s a steamy one):

When I looked out the window, it was dark outside; I had no idea how long I’d been asleep. Then I remembered what Dillion had told me and it hit me that I was spending my time eating and sleeping when Calienta’s family needed my help. Launching myself out of the bed, I looked around, panicked.

“Ssshhh.” Calienta got up from a nearby chair and came over to me, taking my hand in her own. She curled her fingers around the hair at the base of my neck and gently squeezed my fingers, filling me with warmth.

The physical response that I had to her was intense, but I tried to be cool about it. Slowly, I placed my hands on either side of her face and drew her lips to mine. I was hot, practically sweating all of a sudden, and overcome with an intense desire to get as close to her as possible.

Don’t get me wrong, this had been with us all along, through years of searching, but there hadn’t been a sense of urgency then. Now that we’d lost, our closeness was a reprieve and escape from the pain and disappointment.

“Calienta.” I sat down on the bed and pulled her onto my lap, kissing her roughly, fisting a hand in her hair. No longer was this a young love; ours was one of desperation and I clung to her, wanting nothing but her forever.

Excuse me, I need a moment … Want to read more of Kellen? – See the complete list of release day party hosts.

EXCLUSIVE BOOK BIRTHDAY DISCOUNT

Buy the book now at Inkspell Publishing Store and get a special 30% discount. (Offer valid only till Sept. 30.) Stephanie’s book is also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository.

Stephanie Keyes

And because Stephanie’s such a sweetheart, she’s taking part in a twitter party at 7 p.m. EST http://twtvite.com/thestarchild or follow her at @StephanieKeyes, www.stephaniekeyes.com or on Facebook.

And now for the giveaway: Click here to enter to win a signed paperback, a digital copy, or a swag pack (poster and bookmarks).

PS: Paperback copy and posters are open to US, UK and Canada only. ebook giveaway is international. Wishing you all the best, Stephanie! Mwah!
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