Stars Descend: Dive in Review

 

About the Book

The elves have come down from the sky in their ships, their countenances full of light and their bodies, power. But they rule over us humans with iron fists, and without mercy.

Vampires stalk the streets, lurking in shadows and the cover of darkness. Their lust for blood is never sated, and the nights are filled with the screams of their victims.

I’m just a street rat, a trash picker. I didn’t expect him to choose me. The Prince of Elves could have anyone, so why me?

Even as my heart sings at the elf’s close proximity, I still love the boy who left me, disappearing into the city’s corrupt underworld. I don’t even know if he’s still alive.

Stars reign. Rebellion brews. And with my already uncertain future disintegrating into chaos, I don’t know who to turn to, or who to trust.

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About the Author

Kara Jaynes is a fantasy and children’s book author. She loves rainy days, long walks, and fairy tales. She’s been writing since she was very young, and has more stories in her head than she could possibly write.

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My Dive in Review:

Stars Descend by Kara Jaynes, has a most interesting premise. What if Elves were from space and their mission was to heal polluted planets. *Cough* Vulcans *Cough*

Naturally humans see them as a threat. As Overlords come to concur. The Elves are logical and seemingly emotionless. But I approve of their fashion sense.

I liked the story of Stella, a street savvy girl who winds up getting caught by the Elven prince, who of course realizes he can’t live without her.

The prince of the Elves is the main love interest for Stella, it is hardly love at first sight. Actually Elves are driven by touch. So when Elderan touches Stella, he is grasped by an immediate need to, well you know. Despite this plot point the book is clean and Elderan learns that Earth Girls are not easy. Stella insists on getting to know each other first.

Oh yeah, and then there were vampires. Twilight has nothing on this love triangle. When vampires suddenly start walking the streets of Liberty (formerly Seattle), a rival for Stella’s heart comes back from the dead.

I am not a fan of triangles but this one has interesting implications.

My one and only complaint is that the second book doesn’t seem to be available yet.

My Dive in Review:

Stars Descend by Kara Jaynes, has a most interesting premise. What if Elves were from space and their mission was to heal polluted planets. *Cough* Vulcans *Cough*

Naturally humans see them as a threat. As Overlords come to concur. The Elves are logical and seemingly emotionless. But I approve of their fashion sense.

I loved Stella, a street savvy girl who winds up getting caught by the Elven prince, who of course realizes he can’t live without her.

The prince of the Elves is the main love interest for Stella, it is hardly love at first sight. Actually Elves are driven by touch. So when Elderan touches Stella, he is grasped by an immediate need to, well you know. Despite this plot point the book is very clean and Elderan learns that Earth Girls are not easy. Stella insists on them getting to know each other first.

Oh yeah, and then there were vampires. Twilight has nothing on this love triangle. When vampires suddenly start walking the streets of Liberty (formerly Seattle), a rival for Stella’s heart comes back from the dead.

I am not a fan of triangles but this one has interesting implications.

My one and only complaint is that the second book doesn’t seem to be available yet.

Party Time!

Calling all book readers! Join author Kara Jaynesas we chat about her urban fantasy novel STARS DESCEND on June 12th from 8 PM to 10 PM EST (5 PM PST and 6 PM MDT).

Grab your favorite drink and snack and be prepared for a fun time of chatting with Kara, games, and giveaways.

Special guests Janeen Ippolito and Sarah Ashwood will also be sharing their books and joining in the fun.

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Vampires: only a Christian can kill them

Happy Halloween!

This is a very special blog post. I understand that some people who read my blog might not realize that I am a Christian. So I am including this one time *RELIGION ALERT* if you don’t think you can handle hearing a bit of the Bible then I will not fault you for not reading but I do hope you will read and think and enjoy.

It has always struck me as weird that only a Christian can kill a vampire. You’ve got: Crosses, Holy water, and in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula Van Helsing even uses Communion bread to create barriers against Dracula. Even their vulnerability to sunlight is a metaphor for only The Son (of God) can kill them. Yet a Christian is about the last thing that you would expect to see in a Vampire horror movie.

Check out this clip from Fright Night the new remake of the 1985 cult movie.

This clip has a parallel scene in the original 1985 version but alas I could find no Youtube clip for it.

Interestingly, there is also a stunning parallel found in the Bible:

 “Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, ‘In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.’ Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. [One day] the evil spirit answered them, ‘Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?’ Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and over powered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.” (Acts 19:13-16 NIV)

The very name of Jesus contains power but only for those that have permission to use it.

The above verse reinforces and give credibility to the claims made in the movie Fright Night that the only way a mere mortal can take on the undead is by having a relationship with the ultimate Undead, Jesus Christ, and in so doing become Undead ourselves.  

“And if the spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit, who lives in you.” (Romans 8:11 NIV)

Do you get it? Not just Heaven; not eternal afterlife. But Life in our mortal bodies.

Being one of the undead is great. Unlike the vampires and Zombies who terrorize and murder large numbers of people to survive a Christian only needs to feed on the soul sustaining flesh of ONE man. The Body and Blood and of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Halloween is the night that the Undead supposedly walk the earth. But Christians are the Undead.  So why is this night dominated by the forces of Darkness? Why does a Faith filled Christian never come to the rescue in Vampire movies?