Pub Date 29 Nov 2016
Seventeen-year-old Renny McGuire had carefully orchestrated her life, right down to her plans to trade in small -town life for college in the big city. She’d made sure nothing would get in the way.
But all that changes one night when Renny agrees to close her mother’s bookstore. Fate steps in, disguised as an ancient Celtic book of magic. Dabbling in magic under a Blood Moon, she inadvertently opens a portal between time and worlds, awakening a witch’s curse, lost love and dark family secrets. Overnight her world spirals out of control.
Two strangers, Keegan Doyle and Tristan Byrne, suddenly enter her life. Mysterious, alluring and polar opposites, they throw Renny’s carefully crafted plans, along with her emotions, off-balance. Feelings long- denied begin to surface, while confusing new longings are awakened within her. A dangerous and fiery passion ignites between the three.
Confused and haunted by strange dreams and visions, Renny discovers nothing is as it seems and everyone has a secret to hide, as she is plunged headlong into a labyrinth of secrets and lies. With her entire future at stake, she searches for the key that will unlock the truth. Can she uncover the truth in time? Can she discover her true fate?
One thing is certain. Her very heart and soul depend on it. Beware what you conjure under a Blood Moon!
Faete, a twisting and spellbinding paranormal tale blending romance and mystery in the tradition of Twilight, Fallen and Beautiful Creatures.
Editorial Reviews -
"Sellars has a wide vocabulary to suit, and indeed flatter, the needs of her fiction. Her use of Celtic mythology is refreshing and well-researched, and leads to a very memorable tale that will stand out on its own above the rest. Faete is an engrossing read for young-adult readers with a satisfying combination of urban fantasy, love, lust and magic and expands on an underutilized mythology, dressing it up with imaginative ideas and Sellars' flowing prose.
From Midwest Book Review
Faete, Book 1 of the Blood Moon series, offers a feisty young protagonist who should be concerned with filling out college applications, but who instead uncovers family secrets, a Celtic book of magic and faces the consequences from dabbling in something dangerous. Add a twist of romance to this paranormal mystery and you have a genre-busting read.
But the story doesn't open on a teen's mundane life or in a bookstore, but in a boggy field in 19th Century Scotland, where spitfire Caitlin Brody sets the stage for what will affect several worlds by participating in a pagan ritual that portends dire consequences for both the mortal and faery kingdoms she straddles.
Fast forward to present-day Wisconsin, where a girl who comes "from a long line of seanachies" discovers that a Celtic bookstore holds a particular book of magic that is a powerful portal to something she never should have encountered. The book she uncovers tempts her with not only the promise of magic, but the possibility of change - but it's not the kind of change she ever would have wished upon herself or those around her, and as events swirl into a deadly nightmare begun under a Blood Moon, so readers are swept into an epic romance and paranormal confrontation that is replete with forests, rituals, Celtic lore, dark forces, and love.
Evocative,compelling, and rich in setting, psychology and supernatural flavors, this romance/paranormal tale will appeal not just to mature teens on their own cusps of adulthood and its challenges, but to many an adult who will appreciate the warm blend of action, supernatural forces, and love wrapped in a compelling story of how a spell half-spoken in jest comes alive with deadly powers. - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review