Starlight Saga Playlist – #StarlightSaga

Today best-selling author Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us. She has recently published the next book in her popular Starlight Saga series, a humorous paranormal romance with a Sci-Fi concept. Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the book love with fellow readers.

Be warned, these books have scorching-hot romance!

When Romeo and Juliet Go Intergalactic!

STARLIGHT SAGA SONG LIST

Some of the most ambiguous lyrics take on new meaning when you’re writing a book, even correlating to some of the scenes or giving insight into Hayden and Sloane’s romantic relationship. Sherry has put together just a few of the awesome songs—a collection of her character’s electric tastes in music—mentioned throughout this epic new series in this post. Enjoy!

Still Into You” by Paramore

Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

Boom Boom Pow” by Black Eyed Peas

Titanium” song by Sia

I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” by My Chemical Romance

Stay” song by Thirty Seconds to Mars

Counting Stars” by OneRepublic

Sugar, We’re Going Down” by Fall Out Boy

Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri

Cello Sonata, L 135” by Debussy

I hope you enjoyed this post. Now go feed your mind and read a book!
Preferably one of mine! hehe

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B0104Y33KK

Amazon Starlight Saga books:  https://www.amazon.com/Starlight-Saga-2-Book-Series/dp/B01IVV4VS6/

Series blog:  http://frightnightbabble.blogspot.com

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/129295-starlight-saga

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B0104Y33KK

Official Author Blog:  http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/

Twitter – @SherrySoule:  http://twitter.com/sherrysoule

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/author/show/4925996.Sherry_Soule

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrySoule

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Under Sunless Skies (Starlight Saga, #2) by Sherry Soule

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The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

True love is hard. And a doomed relationship with epic trust issues and shady secrets? Even harder.

For Sloane Masterson, her forbidden love with Hayden Lancaster has been a series of highs and lows that is overly complicated by those annoying interstellar dating laws.

But once Sloane discovers a shocking family secret, she won’t let those lame rules get in her way—she’s on a mission to win back her hybrid!

Too bad convincing her stubborn ex that they belong together isn’t Sloane’s only problem…

After receiving creeptastic blackmail messages, Sloane’s life becomes a real-life horror movie. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Hayden slimes her with smelly ectoplasm and freaky mutants start tracking her every move. Insert one more major disaster…the unexpected arrival of Sector Thirteen.

If she hopes to survive all the crazy with Hayden at her side, Sloane needs to expose the blackmailer and get that potent residue off her skin—fast. Because with Sector Thirteen’s monsters hunting her, Sloane’s not going down without a fight, even if that means trusting the one boy who broke her heart.

*This series is intended for upper-YA readers, has lots of steamy romance and campy humor, and is not considered hardcore science fiction.

Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction
Series: Starlight Saga, #2
Length: 330 pages
Release date: 2016-07-14

 

Teaser


My locker is my own personal space during a busy day at school. Plastered on the walls are a dry erase board, a small mirror, and photos from last Halloween with Viola and me in our zombie costumes taped to the door. Lowering my sunglasses, I check my teeth for lipstick stains, in the mirror, rubbing one finger over a red smudge on my front tooth. As I lean back, a black envelope flutters out of the locker, and I barely manage to catch it before it hits the ground.


My Opinion

This book reunites the readers with Sloane and Hayden, freshly separated – and thanks to strange events – hopefully not for long.

With Under Sunless Skies, Sherry Soule has once again created a thrilling young adult science fiction story. It is a compelling read, drawing you in as you learn more about the main characters and their dilemmas. Sherry Soule paints a clear picture of Sloane and Hayden’s mindsets while the story evolves. I was drawn close to Sloane – an invisible friend and ally. Sloane and Hayden are masterly elaborated; the other characters are of sufficient depth, also believable with their flaws and virtues. The story has a wonderful flow; it was easy to get hooked.

This is a book for you if you like the young adult genre with steamy romance and a good measure of non-dominant science fiction, believable and often stubborn characters, and a sense for justice.

The remarkable second book in the Starlight Saga trilogy!

Highly recommended!

 

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV First person – present tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence 😳 – 😡
Sexual content :mrgreen: – 😳

 

About the author

Sherry Soule is an Amazon bestselling author and lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s always wanted to live in a world where sweatpants are sexy, cupcakes don’t make you fat, and she could adopt every homeless animal.

Many of her books have spent time on the 100 Kindle bestseller lists and have been nominated as Top Picks in the “Best Paranormal Romance” categories.

When she’s not writing thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion, you can find her watching Netflix, reading on her Kindle (often crushing on fictional characters), or hanging with her zany family.

Connect with the author:

Amazon:  Sherry Soule

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Under Sunless Skies?  Or – if you did not yet read Under Sunless Skies – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


Book review: Lost in Starlight by Sherry Soule

 

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Sherry Soule: “Why I Love the Young Adult Genre” – #StarlightSaga

Guest post by bestselling author, Sherry Soule

Today bestselling author Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us. She has recently published the next book in her popular Starlight Saga series, a humorous paranormal romance with a Sci-Fi concept. Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the book love with fellow readers.

Be warned, these books have scorching-hot romance!

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Hi everybody, I’m author, Sherry Soule—waving from the SF Bay Area. Thanks for letting me visit today, it’s an honor to be a guest here and meet fellow book lovers.

YA (young adult) Lit is a general term used for books aimed at the teen market. Nowadays, these books can be read by anyone at any age.

Ever since I was a child, I have recognized that books are a way to travel to other places and have incredible adventures. Even though I am older than the average teen reader, I’ve always loved reading Young Adult books and strongly believe you’re NEVER too old to read them. A great book is simply a great book regardless of its intended audience. I read both adult and young adult novels, and equally love both.

One reason that I enjoy reading YA Lit is because most novels in this genre are fast-paced and thrilling, and will captivate teen and adult readers alike. The storylines are just as complex and imaginative as adult fiction, in my opinion. And teenage characters tend to have a much more hopeful perspective than adult literature, which draws me in—plus the fact that I’m really a big kid at heart. I also adore that there are so many books created into a series nowadays, so that you can continue to have additional adventures with your favorite characters.

Could my love of YA Lit be simply because I’m just a teenager-at-heart?

Maybe. Actually, I am an adult with teenage children, and I love writing young adult fiction as much as I love reading it. Writing upper YA is fun and exhilarating, and I get to relive my youth in new and exciting ways. My stories will appeal to both adults and teens, and even college-aged kids. And like many of you, because I am a writer of YA literature, I’ve read hundreds of YA books and I can actually say that I enjoyed almost all of them.

Although I buy many of my books through Amazon, I am never embarrassed to buy YA novels in bookstores, or carry them around with me. I love the genre and always have and always will. To me, reading YA novels has to do with simple escapism, instant gratification, and mostly nostalgia. I say, “Live and let read!” If adults are reading YA books, it speaks to the quality of the genre, not the diminishing tastes of adults. “Reading is food for your brain.” I read many different genres in both young adult and adult novels, and I am no book snob.

We all have diverse tastes in literature. Most of you will have various genres that you love to read, and probably some of my favorite books are simply your forgotten reads. That is what makes reading as a whole, so fascinating. Each one of us will enjoy different types of characters, genres, plots, and, of course, a writer’s voice, the way only they can tell a story.

And I don’t know about you, but I need some romance in almost every book I read. And if you’re a hopeless romantic at heart, then you’ll enjoy reading any of my books.

At its core, this YA series, Starlight Saga, is basically a story about two outcast teens finding each other and how their “forbidden” love changes both of their lives. Sure, there is an element of danger regarding this star-crossed romance, but they are both young and impulsive with their hearts. Who isn’t at that age?

I think the heroine of this fun series, Sloane, is rather unique. To me, she’s not your average “Mary Sue” or flawless YA heroine. She has some self-esteem issues, but she’s also headstrong and gutsy, with an eccentric fashion sense.

Thank you for letting me chat about my love of young adult literature today. I hope you enjoyed this post. Now go feed your mind and read a book! Preferably one of mine. 😀

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STARLIGHT SAGA

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B0104Y33KK

Amazon eBook one:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L89JAB2

Amazon eBook two:  https://www.amazon.com/Under-Sunless-Skies-Starlight-Saga-
ebook/dp/B01IIW6Y5G

Series blog:  http://frightnightbabble.blogspot.com

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/129295-starlight-saga

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Author Sherry Soule

About Sherry Soule

Sherry Soule lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the successful author of the adult novel, “Immortal Eclipse” and the popular YA series: Spellbound. Sherry writes thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion. Her love of literature began when she was a young girl and it has continued throughout her life.

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B0104Y33KK

Official Author Blog:  http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/

Twitter – @SherrySoule:  http://twitter.com/sherrysoule

Goodreads:  http://goodreads.com/author/show/4925996.Sherry_Soule

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrySoule

 

BOOK COVER REVEAL – #StarlightSaga #SherrySoule

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Today bestselling author Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us. She has recently published the next book in her popular Starlight Saga series, a humorous paranormal romance. Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the book love with fellow readers.

Be warned, these books have scorching-hot romance!
When Romeo and Juliet Go Intergalactic!

1-LOST-IN-STALIGHT-PARANORMAL-ROMANCE
High school is tough. Romance with a sexy alien—even tougher.

Star reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.

They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova.

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and a psycho alien ex-girlfriend out for revenge. After a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating, Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life….

2-UNDER-SUNLESS-SKIES-young-adult-science-fiction-romance
Volume Two of the Starlight Saga

For Sloane Masterson, being in love with Hayden Lancaster has been a series of highs and lows. Plus, some rather sucky consequences…like those annoying interstellar dating laws. But Sloane’s not gonna let a few lame rules get in her way. She’s on a mission to win back her man.

The big problem with that?

Hayden’s beyond stubborn. Overly protective. And majorly frustrating.

When Sloane discovers a shocking family secret, it thrusts her back into Hayden’s dangerous and mysterious world. Yet, she’s not the only one hiding things that could destroy the fragile bond between them. There’s something Hayden’s not telling her, too…

After a harrowing escape from freaky mutants, dodging an attack from a psycho stalker, and receiving a bunch of creeptastic messages, Sloane’s bizarre existence becomes a real-life horror movie. Add the unexpected arrival of Sector Thirteen, and Sloane doesn’t know who to trust anymore.

If she hopes to evade her enemies and protect those she loves, Sloane must get over her epic trust issues before those evil baddies catch up to her. And time is running out…

 

STARLIGHT SAGA

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B0104Y33KK

Amazon eBook one:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L89JAB2

Amazon eBook two:  https://www.amazon.com/Under-Sunless-Skies-Starlight-Saga-
ebook/dp/B01IIW6Y5G

Series blog:  http://frightnightbabble.blogspot.com

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/129295-starlight-saga

*This trilogy is intended for upper-YA readers, has lots of steamy romance, and is not considered hardcore science fiction. While there are minor cliffhangers in this three-part saga, it can be a
standalone read.

 

Lost in Starlight (The Starlight Saga #1) by Sherry Soule

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The author sent me a copy of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

 

My rating:  4  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

High school is tough. Romance with a sexy alien—even tougher.

Star reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.

They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova.

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and a psycho alien ex-girlfriend out for revenge. After a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating, Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life….

Genre:  Upper YA / Paranormal Romance with Sci-Fi concept

Teaser


Right now he’s only a news story. Never mind the fact that a mere glance from the teen Adonis turns my insides into a quivering mass. I just have to remember that I’m a professional. I got this. And like any great journalist, I must note every detail, so I jot down: Hayden: hacker and computer geek. Check.


 

My Opinion

The book introduces you to its protagonist, Sloane Masterson. Her task is to write an article about the guy who allegedly hacked the school computers. Her research includes observing him during lunch, after school in the parking lot, etc. She discovers incredible abilities in him. Falling in love doesn’t seem like the best idea and – strange things happen. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With Lost in Starlight, Sherry Soule has created the promising start of a YA paranormal romance with a hint of science fiction: The Starlight Saga. Reading Lost in Starlight means a reader’s realistic trip into a teenager’s life and emotions. At the same time it is an entertaining and fast read, making you want to read more.

This is a book to read again; and the start of a series to be looking forward to.   🙂

 

About the author

Award-winning author, Sherry Soule currently lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. She writes thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion. Her published novels do not include any graphic sex, explicit violence, or excessive profanity, so that all of her novels can be read and enjoyed by both teens and adults.

Sherry’s debut novel, “Beautifully Broken” was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance in the 2011 Wizard and Witch/Sorcery category by The Romance Reviews (TRR). Her adult PNR novel, “Immortal Eclipse” is a *TOP PICK* by Night Owl Romance Reviews.

 

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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Lost in Starlight?  Or – if you did not yet read Lost in Starlight – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Lost in Starlight was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

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