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(Supernova Saga #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  323 ratings  ·  69 reviews
As part of a chosen bloodline, Kerrigan Cruz has inherited a gift: supernatural powers which give her the ability to protect a person's free will from those who wish to alter destiny for their own design. After her grandmother's passing, Kerrigan meets Dominic Grayson, an alluring stranger with a secret of his own. Dominic has been cursed, touched by both darkness and ligh ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House (first published May 25th 2011)
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Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
Supernova is a beautifully woven tapestry of storytelling, with past, present, and future threads overlapping wonderfully.

The characters, both main and supporting, are easy to attune to, making it virtually impossible not to love or hate them as C.L intended.

Kerrigan is a strong female lead who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to do whatever it takes to obtain it. She’s thrown in a world of craziness after a devastating los
I was very pleased to be able to review this book. I met C.L. and her sister a little over a year ago at a JR Ward signing. At that time she was writing at Fan Fiction. As we stood in line her sister beamed with pride and proclaimed that one day...her sister would have a book of her own. True to her words, next JR Ward signing I see her and yell "Hey! Remember me?" She then says "Yes" and proceeds to announce her new book. That's when I tell her about my book blog and hear you have the making of ...more
Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
The title for this book pretty much says it all when it comes to this story.

Def. Supernova: A rare celestial phenomenon involving the explosion of most of the material in a star, resulting in an extremely bright short-lived object that emits vast amount of energy.

That definition fits this book so well, Supernova by C.L. Parker is defiantly a bright star and has so much energy and suspense in it. The story line flows perfectly and I must say it explodes with comedy in the perfect places.

I love C
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Miranda by: Fathima


"I wasn't going to kiss you, silly girl. I was going to ravish you." sure as hell can ravish me!!! Haha!
This was a great read. I really liked Kerrigan. While finding out crazy new stuff about herself, she didn't freak out or cower and give up. Dominic was cute insanely hot. Plays guitar, always brooding, drives a 1970 Barracuda, and has a dark secret.
Oh, and I loved Gabe, he kept me cracking up and has GOT to be the ultimate diva.
Feb 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I met CL on Facebook and decided that her personality alone made me want to read this book. All I can say is thank god I trusted my feelings about her. This book is fantastic. I felt like I was right there in the story with Kerrigan and Dominic. I also fell in love with Gabe. I have many friends like him. The story overall was extremely well written. I loved the way she built the characters. I am on to the next book now and can't wait for the third. I highly recommend this whole series to everyo ...more
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This debut book was a breath of fresh air--no vamps, no weres, no witches...well...maybe some of you may see similarities and think this is about black magic, but that really isn’t what the story is about.

Kerrigan Cruz, only daughter to Hudson and Priscilla, has a disturbing dream the night that her Grammy Availia dies. It is also the eve of her twenty-fourth birthday and her life is about to change forever. Tired of living under the controlling thumb of her military father, and her extremely n
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH.MY.GOD !!!! Gatita has most absolutely and indefinitely got my tongue on this one ! This is HOTNESS personified !!
Supernova is the story of Kerrigan , a girl born as the ' Guardian of light ' . Now you must be thinking , oh a guardian of light born to
eradicate darkness and all that jazz .. Well well let me tell you Supernova and Kerrigan's power has nothing to do with the kind of light you are assuming it to be .This ' light ' refers to a persons free will or willingness . I know its too muc
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Ok, take this as your gush-alert because I loved this book… remember - You. Have. Been. Warned!

Where should I even start? The characters? Sure thing! Let me start with the character that gets the award for being so damn funny that I laughed out loud for much of this novel. If you’ve read Supernova you know that I am talking about Gabe. Talk about a hilarious, diva character. Gabe added some welcome comic relief and a few “I cannot believe he said that” gasps. Parker did a fabulous job of creatin
Kerry Ann McCann
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I haven't prepared a well thought out book review since college. Rarely a book grabs ahold of you in a way that makes you want to race to the nearest roof top shouting, "You MUST read this friggin book!" Supernova, was this kind of book for me. Many times a paranormal book is all balls to the wall, so-to-speak, as far as the storyline goes, leaving you wondering just what the hell happened. Or, the complete opposite is true. It takes so long for the climax, you're left thinking, "Really, that's ...more
Kathryn Gayle
Nov 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
ya know, i left an Amazon review and i would sure hate for CL to get a big head and all, but i LOVED this book. i got the ebook version but i wanted to read it while relaxing in a bubble bath (one of my few luxuries with five boys! that is if you count MY "gabe" KELLY, whom we've always called by his middle name JOSHUA but was destined from birth to BE kelly LOL). Moving right along, ahem, i decided to print out just a few of chapters to read in the tub. but when i was done with them, i still ha ...more
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I read the 9 page teaser you released. Although I am totally a ff girl, I have read everything you have released. This was no different than anything else. I was completely captured. I wanted to keep reading and pouted when I reached the end of the 9 pages. I immediately ordered the book.

Giggled at the appearance of Gabe and those memorizing Green eyes.....swoon.!!

Cannot wait to get the rest in a few weeks !

UPDATE - FINISHED: I promised I would read this while on vacation and that is exactly wh
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ok, where to start?? I put off reading this book for some reason. Don't know whether I was afraid that I wouldn't like it, and disappoint my facebook friend, CL Parker, or what, but I finally just picked it up and read it. Once I started, though, I had trouble putting it down! I loved it - the feelings between Kerrigan and her grandmother touched something in me. Both of my grandmothers are gone, but I was closer to one of them, and this book reminded of that time when we were close. The love be ...more
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Honestly I wanted to love this book...It had so much potential but it ended up being a disappointment. The story is about Kerrigan who is a Guardian of Light or whatever that means. The author doesn't go into details on exactly what Kerrigan can do which made the book that much worse. The book kept dragging for me with the constant make out sessions between Dominic and Kerrigan- it's like fu*k do it already and let's get on with the story. Kerrigan's friend Gabe was such a cliche with the whole ...more
May 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Supernova is a fun mix of genres; paranormal, romance, action, adventure, and comedy! I love a book and an author that doesn't take itself too seriously. The storyline flows rather well, it's not an incredibly unique plot, but it does have a couple twists to keep the reader guessing.

I think the strongest part of this novel is the characters. C.L. Parker does a wonderful job in fleshing them out and making them feel real. Some of my favorite scenes were when all the friends were just goofing arou
Darynda Jones
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved this!!! Just a pleasure to read and very sexy. Great story line!
May 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other
Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

I had the pleasure of reading the first chapter of Supernova before I was sent the entire book and I absolutely loved that we were able to jump into the action immediately. The story begins with Kerrigan having a dream of herself as a young child, watching her Grammie, Availia, be attacked by vicious ravens. It's shown here that Kerrigan has some sort of ability linked to the Light and no further elaboration about this is made. The cryptic and eeri
Home. Love. Books.
Dec 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
To see this review and more like it please check out my site,

A couple of days ago I reviewed C.L. Parker's book Cataclysm, which is actually the sequel to this book, Supernova. I was a part of the book tour so unfortunately my time ran out and I was unable to put up the review for Supernova up first. But I didn't want to just not review it, so here is the review, a few days late.

I really enjoy Parker's writing, she really does a great job of taking the reader along this journe
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm almost out of words to describe this book.
It's absolutely out of this world. The author, besides being a wonderful human being, is one of the most talented writters I have ever had the plesure to read.
Her story is full of everything you'll ever look in a book. It has romance, humor, suspence, accion, a little bit of drama, it's emotional, and when you finish it, lefts you wanting more and anxious for the next book.
You'll never feel the characters are incomplete or not real. You'll believe th
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What on earth could I say that would accurately describe the awesomeness of this book? Not only was it beautifully written, but I became incredibly attached to the main characters. I cared about them, and that's when you know you have a good book on your hands.

Gabe was amazing, as always. I loved his comedy throughout the book. It helped break up some of the seriousness.

This book was fantasic, well written, belivable, and all sorts of exciting. If you haven't read this yet, I encourage you to
Liesa Gavlick
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
For the first book of a series, this one is Great! The two lead characters are Kerrigan and Dominic will draw you in with their story. Add in some fun secondary characters and you have a emotion filled book to dive into.

You will not regret reading this book, but be warned, these books are addictive!!
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CL has the most amazing way of describing in such a way that not only do you feel like you are in the story, but feel the emotions of the characters as well! Can't wait for the next installation of the Saga!

Love it!!!

Wendy aka #1Stalker Fan
Michelle McKinney
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was an absolutely amazing book! Great story line with love, laughter and paranormal!
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fff-authors
Oh my gosh, where to begin?? Probably best to say up front – I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It has exactly what I look for in a 5-star story: a strong, intelligent, female lead – who is secure enough in herself to not get her back up against the wall if a man tries to take care of her; a compassionate, protective, (and most importantly) smokin’ hawt, male lead – who has a dark secret, which must be uncovered in order to save him; add in barely-contained sexual tension (with an oh-so-delicious-pay-off-that- ...more
Julie Witt
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVED this book!! I now see why everyone gushes over it - yes, I am a believer!! I've had it on my Kindle for a while but just decided yesterday morning to start it, and I didn't stop until I had finished the book last night! It was an amazingly engaging and easy read with just the right amount of magic and romance! And when I say romance, I mean romance, not sex, which is really nice for a change of pace sometimes. Don't get me wrong - there was some really hot, very sexy sex, and ...more
Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-won
4.5 stars. I've gone about this all wrong because I read this after I had read the sequel, Cataclysm, but the sequel stood alone well and now I've been able to fill in the gaps in my knowledge of Kerrigan and Dominic's relationship. And what a hot relationship it is! From their first meeting the UST was off the chart, and I so love that in a book. The way they worked together to learn about her new powers and fight the bad guys at the end revealed such a tender relationship that it's hard not to ...more
Jun 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's times like these I wish Goodreads let us give 1/2 stars. I really want to give Supernova 4 1/2 stars.

There are so many good things in this book - Kerrigan, when she wises up is very likeable. Dominic is oh so sexy! and Gabe... well, what can I say? He trully steals the spotlight whenever he is on the page, everyone should have someone like him in their lives. That one person who will gladly call a spade a spade & not apologize for it but will fight with & for you to the bitter end.

I had n
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story. I liked characters a lot. Dominic was smoking hot. Though I found my self wondering at times how a 24 year old guy has so much game. I guess I tend to think more of that would come in to his mid thirties. But oh well, its fiction. And Kerrigan was good, but I didn't love her all the time. Gabe was awesome and kept the smiles coming. Half the time he would pop off with this crazy remark, and I'd think "oh, no, he didn't ..." He's funny. period. He reminds me sooooo much of Lafayette ...more
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Supernova is a fantastic read with a adult theme. I really enjoyed the read and laughed many times.

Supernova is about Kerrigan Cruz who has a supernatural talent which she hasn't found out about yet. When her grandmother passes away unexpectedly, Kerrigan is left with everything her Grammy had, along with the handsome unknown house guest who her grandmother was helping,named Dominic Grayson. Dominic is handsome, tough stranger who Kerrigan feels connected with as soon as she meets him.

While ge
Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jennifer by:
This is simply said "A Must-Read Wonderful Book". C.L. Parker's book about Kerrigan Cruz and her untapped power is a powerful book on its own. The characters are developed slowly enough to capture your attention but not too slowly to lose your interest. The writing is well-crafted and thoughful. I look forward to more books in this particular series as well as other books from this amazing author. :)
Paranormal Tendencies
A friend told me about this book and I couldn't find it anywhere in my price range (I'm a cheapskate) She offered to "lend" me the book on my kindle. I read it and I have to say this book is so worth buying!! It is an amazing story. The characters are full of life and each one is so unique and likeable. I fell in love with Dominic. I want to be Gabe's BFF. lol
The world she created is so real and the story is easy to get lost in. I highly recommend it if you like paranormal or romance.
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C. L. Parker is a romance author who writes stories that sizzle. She’s a small-town girl with big-city dreams and enough tenacity to see them come to fruition. Having been the outgoing sort for all her life—which translates to “she just wouldn’t shut the hell up”—it’s no wonder Parker eventually turned to writing as a way to let her voice, and those of the people living inside her head, be heard. ...more

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