Today, Nikki Kelly is taking over the blog with an exciting picture -walk-through her paranormal YA Debut LAILAH which is coming out in October 2014. You know that I am a big, huge, immense fan of all things paranormal so LAILAH, with its promises of Vampires, Angels and more was super high on my wish list!
And I am so super excited that Nikki shared a few of her inspirational pictures, which most definitely will make you want to read Lailah RIGHT NOW! At the end, we will have a Giveaway for you too, so … stay and enjoy!
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With Lailah’s pub day fast approaching, Danny had a great idea to show some of the images from The Styclar Saga Pintrest board!
On Pintrest (www.pintrest.com/styclar) you can find a STYCLAR—Lailah, Gabriel and Jonah mood board and if you follow me, you can request access to the currently locked STYCLAR—Book2 mood board, which I am building as I FINISH UP WRITING THE BOOK!
STYCLAR—Book One—LAILAH Opening quote
YA novels that feature Angels, have a tendency to quote the bible or other oldy-worldy text, but not STYCLAR… Oh no.
There are a few reasons (no spoilers!) why it’s hard to accurately depict our protagonist, but here is a range of images that show how I imagine Lailah to look, both in present day and in the past. (#whoislailah)
Gorgeous Gabriel—Our rogue Angel Descendant
Well, I don’t think any words from me are needed, except you’re welcome J (#TeamGabriel)
Jonah—Our Second Generation Vampire
In my humble opinion, he’s an all round swoon worthy bad-boy. (#TeamJonah)
As Jonah came to life on the page, he proved to me that change is possible and sometimes very necessary.
The Girl In Shadow—An enigma
Hell hath no fury like The Girl In Shadow…
…….features some great locations.
I visited all of the main settings a number of times, as I like to experience the places and people for myself before I write about them. Here’s some images including the Pyrenees Mountains, next to the lake where the end of the story unfolds… (This is an actual photo taken in the very spot!)
And of course we have various important and meaningful objects too, including Lailah’s Calvert chess set and crystal ring.
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The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.
On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.
In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?
Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is
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So guys, what do you say? Doesn’t this all sounds and look absofreaking amazing?? And.. of course, the most important question, Team Gabriel or Team Jonah?