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by Alechia Dow
Published by Inkyard Press
Releasing on January 4, 2022
YOUNG ADULT FICTION — Sci-Fi/Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Romance
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING(S): Fat shaming, death of characters (off page, referenced), alcohol usage, coercion
To save a galactic kingdom from revolution, Kindred mind-pairings were created to ensure each and every person would be seen and heard, no matter how rich or poor…
Joy Abara knows her place. A commoner from the lowly planet Hali, she lives a simple life—apart from the notoriety that being Kindred to the nobility’s most infamous playboy brings.
Duke Felix Hamdi has a plan. He will exasperate his noble family to the point that they agree to let him choose his own future and finally meet his Kindred face-to-face.
Then the royal family is assassinated, putting Felix next in line for the throne… and accused of the murders. Someone will stop at nothing until he’s dead, which means they’ll target Joy, too. Meeting in person for the first time as they steal a spacecraft and flee amid chaos might not be ideal… and neither is crash-landing on the strange backward planet called Earth. But hiding might just be the perfect way to discover the true strength of the Kindred bond and expose a scandal — and a love — that may decide the future of a galaxy.
” “No. Please,” he pleads. “You’re the only person I want to see on our birthday. The only one that matters.” He mistakenly says that last bit aloud, causing the chatter around him to stop and his friends to stare our way. Well, his way.
If I can judge their soured expressions, I’d say they’re offended. But I cant read their minds, only his. And his mind… Its thinking impossible things.
You are my everything.
Don’t leave me.
Stay with me.
Run away with me. The thought repeats over and over and over.”
-page 87 of The Kindred, uncorrected ARC edition
Want to read more and see what becomes of this drunken admission? Grab a copy of The Kindred, on sale this Tuesday, Jan. 4th, wherever books are sold.
Alechia Dow is a former librarian and pastry chef living abroad with her partner in Germany. When she’s not writing, you can find her having epic dance parties with her daughter, baking, reading or taking teeny adventures around Europe.
If you’d like to know more about Ms. Dow and what she is currently working on, visit her website, alechiadow.com.