Epic Into into the Styclar Saga – Lailah by Nikki Kelly – an inspirational post & giveaway

Posted 22 July, 2014 by Danny in Author Spotlight, Blog, Danny, Featured, Giveaways / 58 Comments

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!

and here is Nikki Kelly:

With Lailah’s pub day fast approaching, Danny had a great idea to show some of the images from The Styclar Saga Pintrest board!

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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.

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Lailah—The Heroine

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)


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Gorgeous Gabriel—Our rogue Angel Descendant

Well, I don’t think any words from me are needed, except you’re welcome J (#TeamGabriel)

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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.

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The Girl In Shadow—An enigma

Hell hath no fury like The Girl In Shadow…

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…….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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Find Nikki Online

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Lailah by Nikki KellyAbout Lailah


  • Publication: October 7th 2014 by Feiwel and Friends
  • Goodreads | Pre-Order: Amazon



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? 


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58 Responses to “Epic Into into the Styclar Saga – Lailah by Nikki Kelly – an inspirational post & giveaway”

  1. Thanks so much for having me Danny!! Super fun to share images.. esp. of the ‘boys’!! lol 🙂 #TeamGabriel or #TeamJonah …. hmmm… I am #TeamFence because that’s how I am choosing to roll !! xoxox

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  2. Sarah K.

    My favorite picture is the first shadow picture. I’m team Jonah because I can’t resist bad boys.

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    Nikki Kelly 7/22/2014

    The girl I. The shadow is one of the elements I most enjoyed writing – I’m told she’s epic! Lol

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    Nikki Kelly 7/22/2014

    The girl I. The girl in shadow is one of the elements I most enjoyed writing – I’m told she’s epic! Lol

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  3. Ooh, I love this picture walkthrough! The girl in shadows is very intriguing and yay for cute boys (but there are two of them…does this mean a love triangle?).
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    Nikki Kelly 7/22/2014

    I’m starting to sense a definite I love a good old love triangle camp and a oh noooo love triangle camp out there in blogger sphere!! Lol – there is a love triangle but it’s a very just love triangle !! A review just went up on netgalley that will hopefully reassure you of this element of the story 🙂 and for the record I’m all for a love triangle – the more conflict the better ha ha !! X

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  4. SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK DANNY! We’ve talked about it quite a bit, and I’m gearing up to start it (I have to work myself up to it because….love triangle). I know you loved it though, and we almost always love the same things so I’m looking forward to diving into this one and meeting all these amazing characters. Particularly Jonah and Gabriel 😉

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    Nikki Kelly. 7/22/2014

    I so hope you enjoy it!! A review just went up on netgalley (I tweeted it) which hopefully will reassure you on the ‘love triangle’ side of things – there is a good reason for the going and frowning I promise!! X

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  5. Livia

    I’ll definitely put it on my Good Reads Want To Read shelf. I love angel and vampire mythology so yay! Is it a planned series though? If so, any idea how long the gaps will be in between books?

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    Nikki Kelly 7/23/2014

    Hi Livia! I can field that 🙂 It is a planned series, there will be 3 books total LAILAH is the first book, releasing in Fall this year, the second Fall 15 and the third Fall 16 – there will also be a Styclar short story coming in a Fierce Reads Anthology in Spring 15 and some additional short stories coming to wattpad next month 🙂

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    Livia 7/23/2014

    Thank you so much for answering my question. I’ll definitely be reading your series. =)

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    Nikki Kelly 7/23/2014

    Yey- I believe this is a *high five and *fist pump moment 🙂 whoop!!
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  6. Kristin

    Angels vs. vampires? Definitely Jonah!

    And while there are some good pictures, as soon as I see a photo of Henry Cavill, everything else fades away!

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    Nikki Kelly 7/31/2014

    Henry is delicious!! I actually think he’s too ‘cute’ to be Jonah, but he’s just soooo swoon worthy he had to be included *MUCHLOVEHENRY 😉

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    Kristin 8/2/2014

    If you haven’t seen him in the last season of The Tudors with the longer hair and beard, check him out, “cute” definitely shouldn’t be a word that comes to mind!

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    Nikki Kelly 8/3/2014

    Yes!! Someone else also mentioned that he was in that and was very naughty!! lol I haven’t seen him in it, I only know him from superman!! I think I may have to watch it… sounds like it might be my cup of tea!! 😉

  7. Kayla

    I love the pictures of the girl in shadow – so intriguing! I think I might be team Gabriel, but I could easily be swayed. This book sounds amazing, I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for posting all this awesomeness!

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    Nikki Kelly 8/1/2014

    I’m so glad you are excited and have grabby hands (kinda like the cover!) Thanks Kayla!

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