Sunday, January 26, 2014

Devil's Frost (Spellspinners 3) by Heidi: Spotlight



Every young witch looks forward to her first Solstice Stones. The pride of representing her coven against the warlocks. The rush from her first taste of dark magic.

But a few short minutes into the Stones, and Lily’s lifelong dream turns into a nightmare of pain and regret. Betrayed not once, but twice, her restraint snaps—with dire consequences.

Lily is wracked with guilt and on the run from the powerful Congression, when her broken confidence is further shattered by an ugly secret from the past. As her options dwindle, Lily is forced into a distasteful alliance.

Will she be able to find her way back to the light? Or will darkness consume her before dawn's new day?

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Available for the first time in a single volume, the first three books of the Spellspinners of Melas County.

Once soulmates, the witch and warlock covens of the California coast have been estranged for a century. Raised to despise and distrust each other, their teenagers meet in the Solstice Stones, a magical battleground where they draw energy from one another to maintain their balance.

Hatred for the warlocks is all 16-year-old Lily has ever known. Until she meets Logan. Beautiful, funny, tender, perfect Logan.

Attracted by forces stronger than their magic, Lily and Logan risk everything to fight for a future together. But when they stumble upon hidden Spellspinners secrets and realize that they may hold the key to uniting their feuding covens, the star-crossed lovers must battle forces, both good and evil, hell-bent on keeping them apart.

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After earning her BA in Literature & Creative Writing Literature from UC Santa Cruz and finding her voice in YA, Heidi went on to earn her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. She has directed and written children's theatre on both coasts and lives with her husband and two children in Palo Alto, CA.

 SEA (Putnam), a Gateway Readers Award Finalist & Northern California Book of the Year nominee, was a Summer 2010 Indie Next Pick and a Goodreads "Mover and Shaker".

BOOKLIST says, “Kling blends facts about Indonesian culture and the wake of the tsunami with a lyrical story of loss and daring to love again... Sienna’s loss, newfound courage and eventual acceptance of the changes in her life ring true in the satisfying and wholly believable first-person narrative."

VOYA says, "Kling captures the innocence and heartbreak of first romance superbly in this tender love story...this page turner evokes the harshness of disaster as well as the beauty of the young soul."

"SEA is a richly woven story as turbulent and beautiful as the sea itself, plunging us headlong into the depths of loss, devastation, compassion, and hope. A touching and romantic debut about the redemptive power of altruism and the heart's capacity for love. --Sarah Ockler, author of TWENTY BOY SUMMER

"From the first page of SEA, the reader is plunged into a world of love, loss, and hope. The heat between Sienna and Deni is mirrored in the steamy exotic setting of Indonesia...I couldn’t put this book down. Sienna is conflicted and compassionate...I truly loved this book and can't wait to recommend it to all the teenagers I know!" --L.K. Madigan, FLASH BURNOUT (William C. Morris Award winner)

WITCH'S BREW: SPELLSPINNERS 1(Coliloquy) is book one of nine in an "Active Content" new serial about estranged witches and warlocks set in a modern day beach town.

FIVE STARS: "One part Melissa de la Cruz with a heaping dose of L. J. Smith, Kling’s speculative debut delights the supernatural purist in me. It is obvious that painstaking amounts of research on witchcraft was done by Kling, unless she herself is a witch which is a possibility. I have seen her wear some crazy shoes."
- Bookalicous (Pam

FIVE STARS: "Kling once again casts her own spell with characters that are real and multi-layered. The tension and chemistry between our heroine and hero sizzles."
-YA Book Central (Kim Baccellia)

FIVE STARS: "Witch's Brew is the book I have been waiting for since the day I finished the last page of Sea. There's something about Heidi R Kling's books that is so magical. The stories she tells and the characters she chooses, they all are just so wonderful and worthy of being told."

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