Thursday, November 2, 2017

Secrets and Souls Prequel to The Soul Guide by Kelly Stock


Secrets
and Souls
Prequel
to The Soul Guide
by
Kelly Stock
Genre:
Urban Fantasy

Set
forty years before The Soul Guide, this is a story of Bertram and
Mellissa… 





"You
think I don't know that you’re keeping secrets from me? I am not
the only liar here..."


The
last thing Bertram expected after his grandfather’s death was to
find himself the owner of Clayhill Manor, a decrepit mansion with
little going for it other than musty rooms filled with moth-eaten
furniture and mice. But at least he gets to maintain the solitary
life he’s used to. That is, until red-headed beauty, Mellissa,
walks into his home and changes his life forever. 


With
one touch of her hand, Bertram finds himself part of world he never
knew existed. Where he is the Caretaker, and Mellissa the Soul Guide.
Where doors appear out of nowhere and he’s the only one who can see
them. 

Together
they must face a strange new world hidden just beneath the surface. A
world which contains the pure of soul and malevolent creatures that
lurk in the dark. 

But
Mellissa holds secrets within her, secrets that hurt her heart. With
a past that she’s unwilling to share with a man who is falling in
love with her, can they put their feelings aside and fulfil their
roles or will her secrets tear them apart? 

Apart
they are weak, together they are stronger, and the Mephisto are
always watching.



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The Soul Guide
The Soul Guide Series
Book 1

When
university student Sybil is stung by a bee in the middle of a winter
snowstorm, she finds herself chosen as the latest Soul Guide. With
only a few days to reach the Veil; the place of souls, and complete
the Passing Over ceremony, she begins to question everything she ever
believed to be true. But dark forces will stop at nothing to prevent
Sybil from fulfilling her destiny. Struggling with such a huge
responsibility, and afraid for her life, Sybil has no choice but to
put her trust in two complete strangers. 





Meet
Bertram, the Caretaker. Despite his anguish at losing the love of his
life, he has a job to do. Sybil is his responsibility now. He must
guide her to the Veil - no matter the cost.


Then
there’s Alec, who’s drawn to Sybil the moment he lays eyes on
her. Overcome by the sudden need to protect her, Alec will risk his
life to ensure her safety. Or does he have darker designs...?


Can
the reluctant Soul Guide, the grieving Caretaker, and the obsessive
stranger work together? Only one thing is certain: the future of both
Earth and the Veil hang in the balance, and the dark are
rising.











Reviews:


I've
just finished the soul guide and I'm feeling very impatient for book
2! This is a great fantasy read, intriguing, with characters you
really want to know more about! It's hard to believe this is the
author’s first novel, there's so much detail and depth to the
characters and story. Well worth a read.”




Wow!
I could not put this book down. The way Kelly writes encaptures you
and takes you to another place. Her vivid imagination and the way she
describes every detail enables you to picture in your mind being
there with Sybil on this spiritual journey. It only took me two days
to read and I can't wait for the next instalment to see what happens
next.”


This
book, well written and with a great story line, had me hooked from
the start and I can't wait for the next one in the series.”

The
Soul Guide is a unique, fast-paced, beautifully-written book.
Immediately it sucked me in, and it was hard to put down. Kelly Stock
has woven together a story with interesting characters and a truly
imaginative plot. In a way, reading this felt like gazing upon
beautiful artwork. Every chapter revealed a new layer of the story,
intriguing me further and making me even more curious about what was
to come. What a treat this book was to read!”




Tortured Souls
The Soul Guide Series
Book 2
Releases
October 21st!

Still
reeling from the secrets revealed within the Veil, Sybil finds
herself getting more than she'd ever bargained for. Having to manage
her new gifts is hard enough let alone having to cope with the
barrage of memories that aren't even her own. 


Could
becoming the Soul Guide be the biggest mistake of Sybil's life or her
bravest decision yet? She couldn't tell you, to busy dealing with the
responsibility that her new role brings and avoiding the growing
residents of Clayhill to find out. 


And
yet, hiding away isn't an option. 


With
the arrival of terrified young Estelle, Sybil is forced to face
reality and become the warrior she was destined to be. There are far
worst things happening beyond the safety of Clayhill and she doesn't
have the option of turning a blind eye, especially when the 'worst
things' involve her own beloved dad. 


With
Estelle's revelations, action must be taken. Can the unlikely group
work together to save the children locked away in the depths of the
Masters home or will the Mephisto succeed in tearing them apart? Read
book two of The Soul Guide series to find out.


In
Tortured Souls, alliances are made, friendships are forged, hearts
are broken and the battle of light versus dark has truly begun.




Born
and bred in London, UK, Kelly is a 38 year-old multitasking mum,
wife, colleague, friend, daughter, sister and lastly, but by no means
least, writer. 

Her love of
writing started when she began her Creative Writing degree at North
London University in 1999. She hasn’t always wanted to be a writer,
her first job of choice was a Vet, but that dream died when she
realized she was allergic to most, small, furry animals. But, she has
always loved to read, and that’s where her passion for writing
began. 

After finishing her
degree in 2002, she didn’t put pen to paper, or fingers to
keyboard, until thirteen years later. Life, in all its wonderful
glory got in the way. Then when her youngest went to school full-time
she had precious time on her hands. It was during this time that
Bertram, Sybil, and Alec were conceived and her first novel, The Soul
Guide was born.

In her spare time you
can find Kelly, reading, bringing up her kids the best way she knows
how, and trying desperately not to make a fool of herself on social
media. 


Guest post with Kelly Stock


What is something unique/quirky about you?
I have a ‘thing’ for bees. There is a good reason which I describe in detail on my blog here:  https://kellystockauthor.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/bees-and-what-they-signify-to-me/
Needless to say, bees are an important symbol in my books. Once you read this article and, hopefully, my books you’ll understand!


What are some of your pet peeves?
Before kids I was a bit OCD, and would clean everything. I hated a messy house. Very shortly after having kids I realised that there was more to life than a clean house and my obsession ended pretty abruptly.
Now, I get annoyed with people who put unnecessary pressure on their children to ‘achieve’ academically. Don’t get me wrong, if your child is that way inclined then fantastic I’m all for encouragement and support, but those who push their kids to do stuff they don’t want to do. Well, that is my biggest pet peeve!


What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
When I was a teenager I devoured Stephen King’s books. My favorites were the Rats books. I would terrify myself staying up to read them in the pitch black of night. My tastes now have changed somewhat and I like fantasy books. Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series is my all-time favourite. I adore Sarah J Maas books and I am beginning to devour Jaymin Eve’s books too.


What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always wanted to write. I actually completed a Creative Writing / English literature degree back in 2002, but didn’t put any of it to good use until 2015 when I began to write The Soul Guide. Family life and kids happened. It was only once my youngest started full-time school that I suddenly had precious time on my hands for two days in the week when I wasn’t working. It was then a character appeared in my head (Bertram) and the story grew from him. Bertram is based on my father who was a caretaker of a secondary school for 25 years before he retired. I was always fascinated by the bunch of keys he had and the doors those keys could open. Those thoughts soon turned into magic keys and doorways that could lead to fantastical places and the story sprung from there. Not only that, my obsession with bees and their symbolism in certain cultures got me thinking about all things spiritual and souls… and the story just grew into what it has become today.
Interestingly, I am not a religious person, but I do believe that people have souls and I wanted to explore that further. The Soul Guide series is ultimately an urban fantasy, but I’ve drawn from some myths (the Three Sisters are loosely based on the Greek thriae bee goddesses) and cultural beliefs and thrown them together to make, what I hope, is an interesting story.


What can we expect from you in the future?
I will be plotting and writing Save Our Souls – the third book in The Soul Guide series with the aim to get it released sometime in 2018. This will be the final book of the series, although I think there may be a fourth book, a novella called Soul Survivors that I will pen to round the series up, but it’s early days yet.


I also write under a pen name – Bea Paige (there’s another bee reference) and am currently working on a new fifteen book series called Sisters of Hex. These will be paranormal romance books with specific concentration on a growing genre of reverse harem. One female, multiple male lovers. However, I didn’t want it just to concentrate on the saucy side, I do want there to be a well thought out story and world building. So this series will move between Ever Vale a parallel world, and Earth. There will be wolf-shifters, vampires, demi-gods, fae and angels. There is a prophecy to be fulfilled and a curse to be broken. There will be an evil Queen, witches, forbidden forests mystery and magic. I hope this series will appeal to a range of readers. The first book of the series, Accacia’s Curse will release on the 27th November and I am super excited about it.
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