Kindred Spirits will be released next week by Signet Eclipse. The first reviews are in, and they’re great ones.
From Romance Reader at Heart.com
KINDRED SPIRITS by Jocelyn Kelley is one of those books that once read, will never be forgotten. I fell instantly in love with this story.The ghost of a Roman soldier, an achingly handsome member of the peerage who is the latest victim of a nearly two-thousand-year-old curse and a pair of feisty sisters who live alone in an enormous castle, all make for a tale that goes far beyond interesting.
China, who is still mourning the death of a beloved father who was a firm believer in the spirit world, meets Quintus, the ghost who beseeches—nee, orders!—her to safeguard the latest of his descendants to come under the spell of the wretched curse. China rescues Alexander, takes him back to her castle and does all she can to keep him safe. The task turns out to be more difficult than she could ever have imagined—had she ever imagined she’d be safeguarding the handsomest man she’s ever met while all sorts of evil do their best to take him from her.
I loved everything about KINDRED SPIRITS. The characters were so fully developed they seemed real. Even the scary giants were realistic enough that they terrified me. The love between Alexander and China was both searingly hot and sublimely tender. The plot is intricate, fast-paced, and gripping to the point that I realized I was holding my breath while I read certain passages!
The drama, mystery and romance in Jocelyn Kelley’s KINDRED SPIRITS is sure to satisfy any reader. It certainly satisfied this one! I look forward to reading more from this very talented storyteller. — Kay James
From Genre Go Round.com:
In the North Yorkshire Moors of England, sisters China, Jade, and Sian Nethercott mourn the loss of their father, who recently passed away. However, the middle sibling Jade has moved on since meeting the ghost of murdered Sir Mitchell Renshaw and her soulmate Lord Gideon Bannatyne (see LOST IN SHADOW). China affectionately remembers how he believed in ghosts although she has never seen an apparition. That is until China meets Roman era spirit Quintus Valerius.
The centurion explains to China that he is cursed to wander the earth until he rescues one of his descendents from being killed; since almost two millennia have past since he died, Quintus knows failure. However, his plan this time differs than in the past when he tried to intercede directly. Quintus plans to injure Major Alexander, Lord Braddock, who was admitted into the Order of the Bath for his courage during the Napoleonic Wars. That will mean he is forced to stay home to heal and ergo prevent his murderer from succeeding. China tries to help Alex heal, but the war hero cannot sit still even as they fall in love while Quintus omitted the rest of the story that China’s future is tied Alexander in life or death.
KINDRED SPIRITS is a terrific, lighthearted, paranormal Regency romance that will have everyone believing in ghosts. China is a courageous heroine who rescues Alexander and brings him back to her isolated home Nethercott Castle to heal. Fast-paced, fans will wonder whether the love between them will end the curse with a happily ever after in this life or eternity together in the afterlife (it is a romance). Jocelyn Kelley provides a delightful charmer filled with subtly like setting the time frame ten years after Napoleon claims emperorship.
I’m excited about such great early reviews. Hope you check it out, too!