There is nothing magical about growing up in a mountainside castle, when it’s your prison. Kaya’s ruthless and powerful father keeps her under lock and key, watched every second of the day—and Kaya’s not really sure why. She’s just a normal girl… no one special. She doesn’t understand her father’s obsession with her safety—until she is kidnapped.
Dragged through a brutal wilderness, Kaya’s captor shows her the devastating truth, and even though he has dark secrets of his own, she is inexplicably drawn to him–when the stars are in your eyes, sometimes the line between right and wrong gets blurred. Passion obliterates common sense. Love… makes you reckless.
Dangerously passionate and darkly romantic, SERENADE is a page-turning thriller and seductive love story.
Praise for Serenade:
“The suspense is nail biting…” In'Dtale Magazine
“Serenade has a slow burn of a start, but the backstory is important… The writing is well executed, particularly the descriptive elements, something in which I feel the author truly excels. The scenes and action following the kidnapping are fantastic, with enough unexpected twists to keep the pages turning. I'd highly recommend this book to lovers of good, traditional YA with a unique plot.” Readers' Favorite, 5-star review
“WOW, what an awesome and refreshing read full of love, hate, surprises, mystery, loyalty and everything in between. This author truly has a knack for story-telling and spinning it just enough to keep you guessing and needing to read more. This is a spectacular debut read and I highly recommend it.” Jenny Bynum, Black Words White Pages
“Female heroine. Check. Adventure with high stakes. Check. Strong and powerful story with intrigue and secrets. Check. I loved nearly everything about this story. It had everything I hope for and love in a YA book. The writing style and powerful way the author can showcase emotions makes me eager to read anything McKenzie will write next- fiction, nonfiction, picture books, or anything.” Rachel Barnard, Author
“Part adventure, part coming of age and completely absorbing as we are taken into the wilds of the Canadian mountains… a tale that is eye-opening and entertaining and fresh in its telling!” Dianne's Reviews—Goodreads”
McKenzie is a promising author that is going to give readers a powerhouse trilogy that is sure to be successful.” Danielle Roberts, The Pluviophile Reader”
It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a romantic suspense this much… probably since my last Sandra Brown and that is saying something. ESPECIALLY for a first book from an author. Are you kidding me?!? THIS is what you're coming out of the gate with? I'll be stalking library shelves indefinitely for this author - she had me hooked after the first page. Lifetime fan. SO good.” Julie Brandenburg, Little Miss Bookmark”
Superb writing skills, gripping story, intriguing characters…”Crystal, Goodreads