Bay of Darkness


Fiction - Paranormal
418 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2020
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Author Biography

When Starra Andrews wasn't swimming the Pacific Ocean in her hometown of Laguna Beach, California, she busied herself by writing fantasy stories and acting on stage. Having grown up watching Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone and Night Gallery shows on TV, Starra quickly fell in love with paranormal tales with a message of wisdom and love. Also, being a fan of romance novels and non-fiction ghost stories, she decided to marry the two and write paranormal novels of suspense, adventure, and intrigue with a strong romantic foundation. The sense of adventure inside her came from summers of camping with her family in Mexico (Baja California) and walking along beaches with no other footprints but hers, as her family members unpacked the camper and got ready to collect clams right off the shoreline for dinner. Starra attained a B.A. degree in Theatre from University of California, Irvine, and a Professional Acting Certificate from LACC Acting Academy. Starra is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, which hosts the Thrillerfest writers conference every year in NYC.

The Hudson Valley upstate New York is where Starra calls home. She loves being a quick train ride from New York City, but also enjoys country life. Her two tabby cats Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh.

Her heroine, psychic/paranormal cleanser Vivien Kelly and her team race to rid the modern world of deadly Celtic creatures in her book trilogy, The Kelly Society. Bay of Darkness is the first book of the series.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Bay of Darkness: The Kelly Society by S.K. Andrews is the story of loss, second chances, and fighting for what is right. After her fiancé is killed by a shadowy creature, Vivian wakes up after a month-long coma and realizes that her life will never be the same. During her coma, her fiancé appeared to her and revealed that she holds immense physical and psychic powers. She is the only one who can save the world from an evil called Dagda. So Vivian begins her journey which takes her to Ireland where she learns to harness her powers and prepares to battle Dagda. However, her resolve is tested when she meets the enigmatic Neal. She quickly falls for the charming man and she feels guilty about that. But she finds out that her personal feelings need to take a step back if she wants to defeat Dagda. Dagda will end the world if Vivian cannot stop him. Can she do it? Is she strong enough?

I was blown away by the details and vivid descriptions. Everything is explained so richly that I had no issue with imagining what was going on. Author S.K. Andrews created a believable world with believable characters. I connected with Vivian from the moment she and Philip were introduced. The story opened with a bang and the author kept the momentum going. There was never a lull in the story, I never felt like something was missing and I enjoyed the progress of the story. The chemistry between Vivian and Neal was amazing; it was tough in the beginning, but they made it work as the plot progressed. I loved to hate Dagda too. I enjoyed Vivian's progress as she grew more confident and got better control of her powers. I cannot wait for what the author has in store for us in the future because Bay of Darkness really impressed me.

Sherry Stevens

Can’t wait for more!!!