Bay of Darkness Reviews
"Bay of Darkness is a fantastic story with many different paranormal creatures that will blow the reader out of the water." Victoria Zumbrum for InD'tale Magazine - 5 Stars
"Bay of Darkness: The Kelly Society by S.K. Andrews is the story of loss, second chances, and fighting for what is right." Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite - 5 Stars
"Vivien is a paranormal cleanser she discovers and has great power inside her, power a great demon named Dagda wants to control for his own dark purposes. If you're looking for a persuasive paranormal book you won't be able to put down, pick up Bay of Darkness today."
Mrs. N. - N.N. Lights Book Heaven - 5 Stars
"From the very start, this book grabbed my attention and held it as I kept turning the pages. Bay of darkness has a great build-up to the final boss fight, with an ending that is incredibly satisfying. And who doesn’t need a good Neal in their life? I absolutely love his character. He was the kind of guy who is not only sweet and gentle, but he is also the kind of person you want by your side during a fight."
Sydney Winward, author of the Bloodborn series
"What a unique, lyrical story populated with vividly drawn characters and beautiful imagery. Bay of Darkness weaves in themes of good and evil and the duality which exists within all of us with our light and shadow sides. Vivien, the heroine, must learn to trust her power of intuition and her psychic abilities not only to realize her own true power, but also to save the world from the threat of darkness. If you love stories with goddesses and myths and Ireland and California, check out this debut!"
Claire Marti, author of Finding Forever in Laguna and Pacific Vista Ranch Book Series
A Kelly Society Christmas Reviews
Although the first book in the Kelly Society series, Bay of Darkness, sets the stage for the series, the second book, A Kelly Society Christmas, begins where the first left off without the slightest hiccup or lack of connectivity. In short, this book easily comes in as a stand-alone novel. S.K. Andrews hits the ground running with a scene and accompanying dialog that instantly pulls the reader into the story. In a handful of paragraphs, one is apprised of the battle with Dagda and her relationship with Neal (later to be revealed as a soul mate), as well as the new situation that requires her immediate attention.
Andrews' writing style is smooth, bereft of minute details that tend to slow down an otherwise fast-paced story, and although a young adult targeted story, more mature readers will find much to like about the pace and sharply detailed action scenes. Especially noticeable is the dialog among all the characters in the story… teenagers talk like teens and adults talk like adults. All in all, a rollicking good story that combines the horror of demons with a centuries-long romance between soul mates, and the simple fun of reading a really good story by an exceptionally skilled author.
Lex Allen for Readers’ Favorite - 5 Stars
A Kelly Society Christmas by S.K. Andrews is a paranormal holiday story. It is part of a series, but it can be a stand-alone as well. Vivien Kelly is a paranormal cleanser. She had just defeated one bad demon and was trying to get ready for Christmas when she found out she had another demon to fight. Her friend, Josh, accidentally summoned the demon Krampus. Krampus takes bad children to Hell. Vivien, her soul mate, a few friends, and the demon Hel fight Krampus to save Josh while getting ready for Christmas. S.K. Andrews uses a great twist at the end to show us that there might be more in this series.
I thought that A Kelly Society Christmas by S.K. Andrews was such a fun story. I liked that it is part of a series, but you don't have to read them to understand. The characters were such fun. Hel is my favorite with a few surprises, which I thought were unique. I liked that S.K. Andrews explained who the demons were. The world-building was done really well. It made me wish it was Christmas. The story started slowly, but then it became a quick read. I loved the ending; it had a few twists and all the Christmassy feels. If you love paranormal stories and need a good Christmas read, I highly recommend this. It will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit, no matter what time of the year it is.
Renee Guill for Readers’ Favorite - 5 Stars