MK Blog Tour Guest Post – Natalie Star-Kroll

I want to give a hardy welcome to my first guest!  Introducing:  Nataile Star-Kroll!








Biography


Three years ago, if you told me one day I would love to read and write, I would have told you you were crazy-out-of-your-mind. Since then I have read 150+ books and written 2 complete novels (one of which is being published) and I have 3 more in the works.

When I’m not reading or writing, I can be found with my husband supporting my two children on the soccer fields. Or maybe running around with my camera taking photos while camping and/or hiking. Or lastly, and most probable – I’m watching movies on Netflix while simultaneously perusing Facebook.

Our family resides in the state of Virginia along with our old-unintelligent-diabetic cat named Lucky.

Story Blurb:


The morning of her sixteenth birthday, Billie feels blessed despite the reoccurring nightmare that wakes her. Loving parents, a caring boyfriend, and great friends surround her until an heirloom necklace throws her into a world she never imagined.

Gifted” with supernatural powers and an unexpected destiny as the Keeper, Billie and a mysterious boy from her past must work together to find answers. But, as they begin to discover feelings for one another, he disappears leaving her to fight evil alone. Her life spirals out of control. She breaks up with her boyfriend, Tony, and alienates her best friends Arianna and Jocelyn to protect them from the truth.

As dark forces pursue her, Billie longs to run away from it all, yet a need to do what’s right compels her to face the future as the keeper of more than her own fortune.




book trailer

    Story Excerpt:


    I have something special for you. Sit, I’ll go get it.” And before I knew it, she rushed down the hall.

    Hurry, Mom, I have to get to school!” I yelled after her. She was back in a flash.


    Here, honey.” She handed me a long narrow velvet jewelry box, maroon in color, the coloring faded from age and use. I flipped back the lid and saw a gold chain with a charm hanging from it. Definitely nothing I would have handpicked, nice enough I guess, but it looked older than dirt itself. There was a yellowish gemstone, citrine I think, no larger than a nickel and it was set on top of a golden sunburst.

    She explained, “It’s been in our family for years. It’s been handed down from generation to generation on the sixteenth birthday.”

    Um, thank you. How old is it, and where did it come from?” I questioned because it even smelled old.

    No one in recent memory knows the answer to either question. We do know it is an honor to receive it, and you have to wear it for your whole birthday, no matter what,” Mom explained.

    Or what, I will have seven years bad luck?” I didn’t know what else to say.

    No, worse, a whole life of bad luck.” Mom said it so seriously.

    Well, if that isn’t convincing enough, put it on me!” I was not superstitious but why take chances?

    I lifted my flat ironed hair out of the way, and Mom placed the chain around my neck. The second I heard it click into place, I felt funny, and I swear the jewelry’s temperature rose. I stood up in a state of a panic as it warmed and the heat spread from my neck throughout my body. Everything went white, and then pulled out.

    Billie!” Mom screamed.

Thank you so much Nataile for stopping by! 






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