The Summer Solstice Enchanted (Contemporary Fantasy, Book 1)

Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance

By K.K. Allen

Publisher : Boom Clap Books

ABOUT K.K. Allen

K.K. Allen
K.K. Allen is the Contemporary Fantasy author of stories inspired by nature, magic and love. She loves manatees, learned to swim for the mere purpose of pretending she was a mermaid, and adores the beach so much she promises to one day live on one (in a tent if she has to) in Hawaii and se More...



She didn't ask for this life . . .
After her mother's tragic and mysterious death, Katrina Summer is hurtled into life in the quaint, seaside town of Apollo Beach, to live with her estranged and cryptic grandmother. Rose Summer fills Kat with legends of her Ancient Greek ancestors from which the Summer family descends, causing her world to unravel as secrets from her heritage are exposed--secrets that her mother purposefully concealed. 
She knew she was changing . . .
Leading to her birthday, the day of the Summer Solstice, enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams haunt her. But when her visions start to become reality, her fear turns to terror as powerful forces threaten the lives of those around her.
Amidst the turmoil, Kat meets Alec Stone, her gorgeous neighbor, who becomes her sole solace in an evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner ...

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The second book in the series, The Equinox, is out now!
K.K. is hard at work putting the final touches on book three of the series, The Descendants, which is set for release Fall 2015! Stay tuned at and K.K.'s Facebook page here for more details!

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Primary Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance, Coming of Age, New Adult
Alternative Genres: Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Urban Fantasy, History Fantasy, Greek Mythology, Coming of Age, Mystery, Magic Realism, Gods and Goddesses, Deities
Tags: Teen, Contemporary, Urban, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Love, Summer Solstice, Enchanted, Apollo Beach, Mythology, Myth, Greek History, Ancient Greece, Magic, Witch, Witches, Psychic, New Adult, Summer Reading, Beach Reads, Gods, Goddesses, Deities, Historical


The biggest inspiration that went into writing The Summer Solstice Series was my move to Florida back in 2008, and experiencing the newness of my surroundings. Being a Hawaiian-born girl, I've always had a thing for beaches and the sun and thought it would be fun to write a book about a girl who is new to an area where its strangeness is its beauty. The mythology and magic of the series came after I found the location of the town I wanted to set it in. Apollo Beach was an intriguing name and inspired some research. From there, the Greek Mythology elements began to take on a life of their own.

"...magical occurrences fold neatly into the story thanks to Allen's natural dialogue...YA fans will be drawn to the blend of magic and mythology that takes the established teen-witch premise in new directions."  ~ KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Oh my, WOW. Yes! There are so many elements that just work in this book. . . it makes for a memorable and enjoyable adventure!" ~ Kristen, Pretty Little Pages Blog 
"...this would make a really good Disney film!" ~ Cuckoo For Books 
" the kind of book that reels you in right off the first page. I just couldn't put it down...I could effortlessly picture everything in my head as If I were looking though the main character's eyes." - Anne, The Book Cave Blogs

"...a wonderful Supernatural Fantasy! It interweaves Greek Mythology, the recent past, and modern day Florida in a thoroughly entertaining exposition of ancient magic!...K. K. Allen, uses a brilliant technique in describing every situation concisely and colorfully. Her character development is phenomenal!...K. K.'s Endeavor is a brilliant beginning to an occult series of the Summer Solstice Novel Franchise!" ~ Tim O'Donnell, Reviewer