Although I love reading, I’m not one to be eagerly anticipating books that aren’t from the Wizarding World with some very rare exceptions. Normally I read things that have been published a couple of years or a couple of decades because I’m rarely one for partaking in the hype of a book. But like I said, there are exceptions.
Enter Locke and Keye by Christie Stratos, the 2nd book in the Dark Victoriana collection and I can only say one thing:
Back in 2016, I read Anatomy of a Darkened Heart in March and was blown away by what has become not only my favorite indie book, but one of my favorite books, period. If you want some detailed insights into this work, here’s my review.
Lock and Keye shall be a standalone novel within the Dark Victoriana Collection that will lead readers in a whole new psychological direction while expanding familiar characters and scenes to continue the Whitestone legacy.
"Brothers in the art of keeping secrets." This is the mantra Mr. Locke's carefully chosen five employees must repeat together every day before starting work. These talented locksmiths can make a new lock and key set for you. They can even make a special padlock for a diary you never want to share with anyone. But just remember: when they make the lock, they keep a key—and it's only a matter of time until they use it. So how does this brotherhood and the town's secrets interlock? Only Mr. Locke holds the key.
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Christie Stratos is an award-winning writer who holds a degree in English Literature. She is the author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and Locke and Keye, the first two books in the Dark Victoriana Collection. Christie has had short stories and poetry published in Ginosko Literary Journal, Andromedae Review, 99Fiction, and various anthologies. An avid reader of all genres and world literature, Christie reads everything from bestsellers to classics to indies.
I’ve known Christie for a while now and she also has some great things to share on all her social media channels, always finding and sharing ample amounts of inspiration. She’s also always up for talking all things bookish related. She’s even getting a newsletter you can sign up for here!
So there you go, dear frands. If you were wondering what was my most anticipated read of 2017, wonder no longer, and if you want to buddy read, I’ll be your Huckleberry.
Peace, love, and happy reading.
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Ps: Here are Christie’s links if you’d like to connect with her (tell her I sent ya).
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Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Christie-Stratos/e/B015L5FMTM/