AZURE (DROWNING IN YOU)
New Adult romance with a smidge of paranormal…
A terrible mistake haunts college student Olivia Spencer. To escape the past, she travels to the Mediterranean island of Crete, hoping for the courage to start anew.
By the sea, she meets sexy and enigmatic Kai. But there’s more to Kai than meets the eye – and nobody wants to talk about it. The locals shun him, accusing him of magic. Kai, apparently, belongs to the sea, no matter how crazy that sounds.
Kai isn’t free to be with her or live his own life, and this is how he will stay, unless Olivia can break his curse and save him – in doing so atoning for those she wasn’t able to save in the past.
A novel is considered New Adult if it encompasses the transition between adolescence—a life stage often depicted in Young Adult (YA) fiction—and true adulthood. Protagonists generally fall between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six and are often portrayed experiencing college, living away from home for the first time, military deployment, apprenticeships, a first steady job, a first serious relationship, etc.
Where does the story play out?
The story takes place on Crete, an island of Greece, in the Mediterranean:
Olivia’s sandals with the leather butterflies tying behind the ankle (since I own them as well – yes, these are my feet…):
Here are some photos from my last visit to Chania, Crete in 2013:
The old Venetian/Ottoman Harbor
The old town
The old harbor by night
A chapel on the hills
Offerings in the chapel, asking the saints to cure ailments
A huge cave on the hills with chapels inside
Graffiti in the old town of Chania saying:
“in a moment everything will burn and light up your eyes”
Old town of Chania
Bastion of the Venetian walls in the sea