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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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!

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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….

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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.

 

Starlight Saga – Character Interview

Character Interview by author Sherry Soule

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Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She will be publishing a brand new upper YA / Sci-Fi romance series: the “Starlight Saga” with scorching-hot character chemistry, exciting suspense, and epic romance on June 26, 2014.

To help promote this interstellar love story “LOST IN STARLIGHT,” Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the news with fellow booklovers. Today, Sherry has decided to interview her main character.

Meet Sloane Masterson, the heroine of the Starlight Saga!

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If a headstrong, gutsy, and imperfect heroine, with an eccentric fashion sense appeals to you, then you’ll love Sloane. 

If you’ve already read the novel, this interview should be amusing and insightful. And if you haven’t read LOST IN STARLIGHT yet, hopefully this fun character interview will pique your interest.

Please state your name:

Sloane Elizabeth Masterson

Astrological sign: 

Taurus

Age:

17

Height:

5’4”

Weight:

About 140 or so…

Hair /Eye Color:

I have longish blond hair dyed a bright purple and hazel eyes.

Job:

High School student and reporter for the Haven Gazette with my own horror movie column

Vehicle:

VW Jetta

Dog/Cat:

I have a fluffy black cat named Jinx.

Favorite food:

Cheeseburgers with extra mustard

Describe yourself in three words:

Dependable, Independent, Sensitive

Greatest flaw?

I guess I can sometimes be somewhat obnoxious at times and I can be extremely opinionated. My BFF says that I’m offensively curious because of my job as a HS reporter.

Best quality?

I think I’m very trustworthy, genuine, open-minded, and fiercely independent

Person you admire most?

Abigail “Abby” Sciuto from the TV show NCIS, and writer and director, Andrés Muschietti.

Hobbies?

Watching movies, shopping, posting reviews of horror flicks, and reading.

What frightens you most?

Fear of the unknown. And the thought of being normal and boring.

Favorite color?

Purple—duh!

What do you think would make a perfect first date?

Cuddling with a cute boy while watching a horror film with a tub of buttery popcorn!

Thanks for answering all of my questions, Sloane.

Thank you so much for hanging with Sloane and me today. It’s been an honor to reveal a different side regarding one of my favorite characters with all of you. If you haven’t seized your copy of this interstellar love story, LOST IN STARLIGHT yet, please do so.

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Please mark your calendars to buy your copy of LOST IN STARLIGHT on June 26th 2014!

Read the first 3 chapters on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/14214838-lost-in-starlight-syfy-romance

VOLUME ONE: Starlight Saga

Is a star-crossed romance worth sacrificing your own life?

High school senior Sloane Masterson lives a quiet existence. She has awesome friends, gets excellent grades, and writes a column for the Haven Gazette. But her life goes from dullsville to bizarro when she witnesses mysterious loner Hayden Lancaster performing some freaky superhuman feats.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, and she’s not above stalking. But one look into Hayden’s remarkable eyes, and she’s crushing hard.

Even at the swoonworthy hunk’s insistence that hanging out with girls like Sloane is “off limits” by his strange family, she can’t resist him or wanting to solve the mystery.

Things get really complicated when a beautiful alien sets her sights on Hayden—and this devious girl’s not looking for a green card!

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and getting a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating. As their diverse worlds collide and the romantic sparks fly, Sloane must decide if Hayden’s secrets are worth risking her life to protect.

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

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

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

Add to your TBR on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20707942-lost-to-starlight

 

Starlight Saga – Favorite Character Moments

Favorite Character Moments by Author Sherry Soule

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Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She will be publishing a brand new upper YA / Sci-Fi romance series: the “Starlight Saga” with scorching-hot character chemistry, exciting suspense, and epic romance on June 26, 2014.

To help promote this interstellar love story, “LOST IN STARLIGHT,” Sherry is doing this guest post to share the news with fellow booklovers.

BookCover_Sherry_Soule_Lost_in_Starlight

Please mark your calendars to buy your copy of LOST IN STARLIGHT on June 26th 2014!

Read the first 3 chapters on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/14214838-lost-in-starlight-syfy-romance

VOLUME ONE: Starlight Saga

Is a star-crossed romance worth sacrificing your own life?

High school senior Sloane Masterson lives a quiet existence. She has awesome friends, gets excellent grades, and writes a column for the Haven Gazette. But her life goes from dullsville to bizarro when she witnesses mysterious loner Hayden Lancaster performing some freaky superhuman feats.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, and she’s not above stalking. But one look into Hayden’s remarkable eyes, and she’s crushing hard.

Even at the swoonworthy hunk’s insistence that hanging out with girls like Sloane is “off limits” by his strange family, she can’t resist him or wanting to solve the mystery.

Things get really complicated when a beautiful alien sets her sights on Hayden—and this devious girl’s not looking for a green card!

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and getting a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating. As their diverse worlds collide and the romantic sparks fly, Sloane must decide if Hayden’s secrets are worth risking her life to protect.

Sherry has compiled a few of her favorite moments from the first book in the Starlight Saga, “LOST IN STARLIGHT.” Enjoy the excerpts!

Excerpt 1:

I’m suddenly aware that Hayden Lancaster’s blatantly staring at me. Hard to miss. He’s like a man among boys, at least in his flawless physique. His messenger bag is in one hand, and drumsticks stick out of his back pocket. I lift my hand in a hesitant little wave. He doesn’t return my gesture, just continues gazing at me through those thick lashes that frame his unique eyes. My head goes all woozy. Even my limbs feel jittery. Frustration and confusion are warring inside me for having any feelings for someone like him.

And what’s with the stare?

A wave of nervousness hits hard. Is there toilet paper hanging out of my jeans? Food stuck in my teeth? Or have Frankenstein bolts suddenly sprouted from my neck?

Being on Hayden’s radar is a little unsettling. I admit there’s something about Mr. Puppy Hero’s rare smiles, lopsided with an edge, that draw girls to him like insects buzzing a bug zapper. For better or worse, no one can resist Hayden Lancaster. Not even me….

Excerpt 2:

Do you believe in destiny, Hayden?” I ask.

I do now…but before I met you, I didn’t think there was any such thing as love-at-first-sight, or one person for everyone, or a soulmate. But when I’m near you, I think…I might be wrong.” His expression softens, and he runs his thumb across my bottom lip, causing the blood to sear in my veins. “You know what I believe now? That the universe has no conscience will, only inevitabilities, and it was inevitable that we should be together. It was fated—written in the stars—that no matter what, I’ll never stop trying to make you happy or wanting to keep you safe. I am lost in you, with no desire to escape.”

My breath snags in my throat. Even my knees wobble. How is it that he can say the most romantic things?

Excerpt 3:

My arms wrap around his body, pulling him closer. Hayden tilts his head and lowers his mouth to mine again—and all thoughts of judgy aliens and secret agents and disapproving parents instantly vanish. He kisses me hard, violently, with explosive feeling. He tastes tangy, almost like his spicy scent. His hands tangle in my hair, cradling my head gently. My body clenches in places I didn’t even know had muscles. My eyelids close as I stand there breathing heavily. Kissing Hayden is more electrifying and intense because I’ve never felt this way about anyone else before. Every cell in my body tingles and thrums with unnatural energy. Yearnings of want and need flow through me.

Hayden pulls back just enough so our gazes lock. “You’re mine now, Sloane,” he whispers.

What have I gotten myself into? With that one hot make out session everything’s changed. It’s been kicked up a notch.

I swallow. “Maybe we should think this through. Your brother, your parents will freak out—”

Screw them,” he says strongly. “I know we have to be careful, but I’ll figure out a solution. Do you trust me, Sloane?”

I do, but are you sure?”

We stare at each other, and the atmosphere crackles between us. He grabs my hips and jerks me against him. One of his hands tugs at my hair, gently pulling my head back as his mouth claims mine again. I put my hands on his arms to steady myself and kiss him back fiercely.

He breaks away without taking his smoldering gaze from mine. “It’s too late to change our minds,” he says. “We already sealed our fate with a kiss.”

Places you can visit author Sherry Soule:

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

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

Add to your TBR on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20707942-lost-to-starlight