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Sunshine Somerville

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Sunshine Somerville is a Science Fantasy author who loves blending genres. She has a degree in English Literature and self-published her first book at the ripe old age of nine.  She currently lives on the beachy side of Michigan with her husband, two fur babies, and two human daughters. 
The Kota Series is a Science Fantasy epic based on youthful obsessions with X-Men, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, Dark Angel, and A Wrinkle in Time.
The Alt-World Chronicles is an Urban Fantasy series inspired by weird recurring dreams, a brainstorming session in the shower, and one ridiculously hot summer lived in Kansas City.
A Fairly Fairy Tale is Sunshine’s first Middle Grade Fantasy book. She got the idea from her family’s crest, which portrays a dr
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Sunshine Somerville These characters and the overall plot has all been in my head forever, so the basic story part was quite easy to write and just plain fun.
However, my …more
These characters and the overall plot has all been in my head forever, so the basic story part was quite easy to write and just plain fun.
However, my series has a mystery element to it, so the trickiest thing was figuring out what to reveal when. In each book, you learn a little bit more about the virus/treatment (along with the light/dark allegory), so the hardest thing was deciding how to pace revealing all of that.
Thanks for the question! :)(less)
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The Kota (Kota #1)

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The Prophet in the Hoodie

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New Release – “The Alt-World Chronicles” Audiobook (Plus a Giveaway!)

The box set audiobook is finally here, and I’m so excited to share it with you! My narrator (whose name goes great with mine, don’t ya think?) did an awesome job bringing this world, characters, and story to life. And that was no easy task, considering she had demons, jinn, and ancient vampires to create... Continue Reading → Read more of this blog post »
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It’s rare that I like a sequel more than a first book in a series, but here we are. The story here picks up some time later, but everything flows like no time is lost, and it’s easy to remember what is going on in this world as you pick the story bac ...more
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Great work as always from this author. I loved both of these quick reads, right from the opening lines. I think Highway Hunger is one of my new favorites - that ending!! I'm constantly pulled into these stories and want more, but they are perfect lit ...more
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It's not often I have to set a book down because I'm so angry that I want to punch its characters, but I did just that throughout the first half of this book. Exactly as the author intended, I was enraged and horrified by the physical, mental, and sp ...more
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An epic-length book, this story is filled with fantastical lands, intriguing characters, and a complex history of kingdoms and gods. I really enjoyed the vivid imagery and excellent characterization of both the heroes and villains. The plot itself bu ...more
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I enjoyed the earlier books in this series, and this one did not disappoint. The mystery “who dunnit” aspect to the story keeps the suspense building, and you feel exhausted right along with Dahlia. I enjoyed the side characters as they were given mo ...more
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Great sequel. I enjoyed the interactions between the characters. There’s not a lot of action in this book, but the emotional journey is a good one.
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“We should look for the light, the good, the grace of Heaven wherever it might be, even admist the filth we are so quick to judge beneath us. We cannot assume we are the arbiters of righteousness. We don't shape Heaven; Heaven shapes us. Nor do we shape Hell.”
Sunshine Somerville, Zenith Prophecies

“Just as we are given the freedom to choose evil, so we are given the freedom to choose good. Free will can bring us to dust as a species, but it can also bring us to redemption.”
Sunshine Somerville, The Kota

“I've always thought it's unfair how people view night as a cold thing of death. I've always looked at night as a thing of forgiveness. 'Night as a cool, covering blanket that erases whatever wrongs were committed during the day and gives us a pause before starting anew.”
Sunshine Somerville, Pharmakon

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“I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”
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“When you really know somebody you can’t hate them. Or maybe it’s just that you can’t really know them until you stop hating them.”
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Sunshine Somerville Kevis wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite, Sunshine."

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