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Title: Where the Carnies Are
Author: Kayla Curry
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Age Group: New Adult
Publisher: Kayla Curry
Release Date: April 22, 2014
The world she lands in is full of sideshow characters, terrifying amusement rides and her biological parents’ past. She was born a carny, but raised as a normal human. Magic lives in her blood, but it hasn’t reached her heart. To find out who she really is, and why carnies are disappearing, Olive must deceive the king with the help of Alex the knife thrower.
Olive and Alex play a dangerous game with their emotions when they decide to have a fling during Olive’s stay. They both lead very different lives and being together would mean one of them giving up the life they've always known.
Tricks and traps are around every corner in this kingdom. Few can be trusted and Olive will need all the help she can get to make it through unscathed.
Kayla Curry lives in North Platte, Nebraska with her husband and two sons. She is always getting ideas for stories from random thoughts and places.
Writing has been part of her life since the beginning of high school. She was on the school paper for three years until her graduation in 2006. Journalism was an important part of learning who she was as a writer, but ultimately, Kayla’s creativity won over and she decided to write fiction short stories in her free time.
Eventually, a dream came to her and Obsidian was born. A short story grew into a novel in about six months, and is now begging to become a five book series.
There are many important people in her life that have helped shape Kayla into the author she is now. One of them being her mother, who always supported her. Her husband and his family are also an amazing support system along with her friends who got a sneak peek at Obsidian and her siblings who brag about their older sister to their friends.
In her free time, Kayla likes to do arts and crafts and also dabbles in knife throwing. As of late, her son and her writing take up most of her time, as well as preparing for a new addition to her family. She plans to continue writing even with a new baby in the family.
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Every adopted or orphaned child dreams of their birth parents, just look at the movies out there about the lost child finding happily ever after with a family..."Anne", "The Secret Garden", the one where the girl is from India and goes to school in London and then becomes the maid then the princess again...can't remember the name. In this story, there is a twist on that classic tale. Olive falls through a portal that only those with Carney blood can enter and finds herself at the Carnival Winter Homeland. She was adopted as a baby and never knew her parents, but they were powerful carnies and she is destined to overthrow the king and bring peace to the land. If she survives the introductions...
This is a delightful story filled with strange twists and turns that bring colorful word pictures to life. You can almost smell the popcorn and melted sugar and hear the calliope play. Kayla has brought a fun, warped world to life in a bright and fresh way...no scary clowns here.
I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds.
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