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Amazon Top 100 Bestseller in Gothic Fiction & Occult Horror After receiving a letter from an aunt she never knew existed, Kyna Hughes travels to Ireland only to find out her whole life has been a series of well-orchestrated lies. Suddenly, this poor girl from the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains is thrust into a life of not only the wealthy and affluent, but of darAmazon Top 100 Bestseller in Gothic Fiction & Occult Horror After receiving a letter from an aunt she never knew existed, Kyna Hughes travels to Ireland only to find out her whole life has been a series of well-orchestrated lies. Suddenly, this poor girl from the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains is thrust into a life of not only the wealthy and affluent, but of dark magic and secret societies. As Kyna learns of the magic hidden inside her, purposefully stunted for her protection as she grew up, she must now battle mystical hauntings—the result of curses—while getting a crash course in utilizing her powers. Kidnappings and satanic weddings become her daily events as she struggles not to lose her heart to one of two men—a former Navy SEAL hired to protect her, or a wizard hired to train her. Soon she will realize just how true it is that “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”***This is a heavily revised, extended, second edition of a previously published work. While the title remains the same, the authors, and publisher have changed....

Title : what lies within us
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ISBN : 23533333
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Number of Pages : 211 Pages
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what lies within us Reviews

  • Cass
    2019-04-16 05:34


  • Virginia Sellers
    2019-03-30 04:01

    Exceptional writing. I didn't take the erotica/romance genre all that seriously (I enjoyed them, but still) until I read this book. A mystery that kept reminding me of Rebecca by Alfred Hitchcock in atmosphere with deftly written descriptions of the settings and characters that rivaled Anne Rice, I highly recommend this book. I would read any book this author's name is attached to.

  • Shay Williams
    2019-03-25 07:54

    No thanks. The author has a love of adjectives that drove me crazy. Also found the writing stilted. Wasn't able to finish.

  • Cherri-Anne
    2019-04-18 23:36

    Can’t tell you how truly magical that sounds. 5 GOLD HEARTSBeauty stole her already shallow breath. While that is an abbreviated quote/line from the story, it so aptly summed up my reaction & feelings to this story! I have read stories by both Gina & Kiki on their own, but this is my first time reading a magical/paranormal/occult/gothic romance collaboration between these two authors and it blew me away! Blew me away right into this beautifully amazing & magically dark World where I was transported into the unknown, completely captivated & riveted, living it, experiencing it all as if I was actually there, as if I was Kyna!! I wouldn't trade that for anything! Especially the hunk o'man part! Wink This is a somewhat deep, intense kind of read, but in a good way! The detailed descriptions of everything from the storm to the magical objects and spells brings this whole new dynamic to the story, enriching it, adding depth, bringing to life every single part of the story, no matter how big, small or even how inconsequential it *may* seem. It truly is What Lies Within Us that makes this story the magical gem that it is! I know just how tremendously talented Gina & Kiki both are, but when you combine that talent... and then add in their genuine gift for crafting stories you can’t put down, characters that you love (or hate), storylines that keep you reading well into the night and have you actually living the story with & as the characters...WOW!! Just WOW! You get one phenomenal powerhouse of talent in epic proportions and a book that you wish was 1,000 pages longer!! Other stories, no matter how fantastic they are, seem pale in comparison to Kyna's story. It truly is “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." All I can say is that I hope they plan on writing a lot more books together because I am as addicted as one fangirl can possibly be!! I have been caught in their spells, charmed, enchanted mind, body, spirit and soul.

  • Kimber Wheaton
    2019-04-07 04:53

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review3.5 StarsWhat Lies Within Us takes place in mystical Ireland, in a dark, gothic castle. If that isn't enough to set the mood, lightning storms pervade at least half of the book, creating an eerie backdrop for this paranormal romance.Main character Kyna learned she was adopted and hopped on a plane to meet her newly discovered aunt. She also discovered that she was from a long line of magic users with a dark society pursuing her for her untapped power. Kyna wavered between strength and damsel in distress so often, I feared whiplash. Lucky girl had two men vying for her attention: a hunky former SEAL and a dangerous sorcerer. She felt an attraction to both, though the sorcerer scared her a bit.Of the two males, Aedan- the SEAL- was more swoon-worthy with his talk of protection and rock hard abs... but Darcaryn was far more interesting. Personally, I never felt much of anything for Aedan since he wasn't very developed past his alpha-male, insta-love attraction for Kyna and of course, his desire to protect her. Darcaryn was just plain untrustworthy- he reminded me of a dangerous, rather insane snake.The story was very fast-paced, with few lulls. There was an interesting twist toward the end that I didn't see coming- I always like that. Kyna learned amazingly fast; I think she was trained in about one week. Her power was strong, something to do with her birthmark and birthright. If you like whirlwind romances set in an eerie locale with magic and secret societies, then you should like What Lies Within Us.

  • Julie Nolan
    2019-03-27 05:53

    After receiving a mysterious letter, Kyna Hughes travels to Ireland to discover her whole life has been a façade. As Kyna world is totally flipped on it’s side, she learns of the magic hidden inside her, she discovers more family secrets and gets a crash course in learning to use her powers. She is torn between two men: Aedan, a former Navy Seal with a sensitive side, and Darcaryn, a little too dark wizard who is training her in all things magic. Magic…who knew right? This story just goes to show that some people may look ordinary, but there is something greater inside of them just waiting to burst free. This book is set in Ireland, and I have always wanted to go there. At least in books, I can be carried there by my imagination. This is a fast paced read, and I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery, romance and supernatural aspects. I adored Kyna as the lead. She seemed very real and personable to me, and her responses to the goings on in the story were realistic as well. She is a strong character and I enjoyed watching her come into her own. Aedan is the stereotypical Alpha male extraordinaire, but is tempered with his softer side and his instinct to protect. Darcaryn isn’t my favorite character, for obvious reasons I won’t spoil for you. I really enjoyed Ms. Howell’s story, and her attention to details. She clearly has a vivid imagination and the skill to bring it to life on the page. I will be watching this author closely in the future, as I suspect I will enjoy more of her work.

  • E.A. Turley
    2019-03-20 06:56

    What Lies Within Us by Kiki Howell.3 out of 5 stars.An enjoyable read about a young girl, adopted at birth, that receives a letter from her birth aunt wanting to meet her. After having traveled to Ireland, Kyna finds out she is a witch and her powers have been suppressed for her own safety. Not all is as it first appears to be. The story was a bit slow-paced at first and took about a chapter to start getting into its stride, but it was worth sticking with to read a really good book. There are a number of editing errors which could have been avoided that detract a bit from the enjoyment of the storyline and make it harder to read it straight through, but nothing major that would stop me from recommending it on to others.

  • Angela
    2019-03-23 04:48

    OK this story caught me from the get-go. I almost feel sorry for Kyna and the unbelievable position she is put in until I realize, she has two amazingly hunky men after her. Granted, one actually wants her, the other just wants to possess her, but still, two hunky men. Can you guess which one is which? It took me a while, so I won’t fault anyone who doesn’t get it at first glance. Her aunt seems a little batty, ok, a lot batty. This story is so well told, all the characters very well written, the story fully explored, all the questions answered. I could not have asked for anything better. The story was steady, but very action packed. Also, just when you think you have it all figured out, something will change and you will be right back reading to find out what happens next. I love a good story like that. If I am given all the answers in the front, what is the point of making it to the back? I made sure to get to the back with this story.

  • Bobbi
    2019-03-25 02:37

    I was really impressed with the depth of this book. Kyna and Aedan are match fit for each other in all ways. Darcryn is a bit strange and a lot crazy. Saoirse is quite evasive, mysterious, and a touch crazy. Kyna is confused most of the story and not sure what to make of everything that is being told to her. I couldn't imagine going to a foreign land to discover that my whole life was orchestrated in a way that I could never imagine. Kyna is brave and courageous in the ways that count and was raised to face life head on. Aedan is HOT, very caring, and protective. Kiki Howell did a great job bringing this book alive with her characters and descriptions, as well as the story line. I am anxious to find out what happens next.

  • Gina
    2019-03-31 07:59

    Amazing!I'll admit I'm a total fan of Kiki Howell, and yet once again she writes so incredibly, so intensely, so perfectly.Her romance scenes are exceptional with a depth of feeling the reader truly feels, as if they've crawled into the book and taken on the life of the character.Mixed in with the well-researched paranormal element of cults, witches and magick, Ms.Howell did not fails to have this reader turning page after page long throughout the night.Just like Hidden Salem A War In The Willows, and so many other wonderfully enchanting books Ms. Howell has crafted, this book only confirms for me this author is an absolute gem when it comes to her work.A highly recommended read!

  • Cyril Patrick Feerick
    2019-04-18 06:02

    "What Lies Within Us" by Kiki Howell is a romantic thriller with a dose of the paranormal. I've always enjoyed thrillers and paranormal fiction but when I started to read this, I wondered whether the 'romantic' tag would result in a odd mix of genres - But I was pleasantly surprised, engaged and intrigued by the lot. The main character Kyna, discovers a family secret that takes her across the Atlantic ocean to Ireland. I felt the author truly knew the characters as they were not one-dimensional. Apart from Aedan - who is a very stereotypical good looking male character, but i guess that's what some reader like :p Overall there were moments where I absolutely loved what the author had written, so I think this is a very promising author that will only get better.

  • Brandi Antich
    2019-03-30 00:55

    Ugh...this book was the hardest book for me to get through!!! I only did it because I hate not finishing a story. 50% of this book is detailed, I mean adverb on top of adverb on top of verbs DETAILED, of what rooms or inanimate objects looked like (never mind she never describes what her heroine actually looks like). 40% of this book is again over the top detail of the emotions or feeling that the main characters are having, I'm talking several paragraphs to describe one emotion. 10% of this book is the worst dialogue I've ever read. I don't usually critique this harshly, but this book just had me shaking my head most of the time and skimming or skipping pages the rest of the time.

  • Bargain Book Reviews
    2019-03-22 23:55

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This was a quick read, fairly well thought out and good for a dreary afternoon. The setting was described beautifully and I found myself enjoying the author's writing style. There were also only a few grammar errors that I found, which was nice. While I found the relationship between Kyna and Aedan very sweet, I thought that Darcryn's character was a bit obvious. I also saw the ending coming, minus one twist, so that ruined it a bit for me.For an in depth review of this book, check out

  • Denise
    2019-03-18 23:43

    'What Lies Within Us' is a fast paced thrilling, suspenseful, romance with twists and some great magic thrown in. I loved it. The storyline pulled me in from the beginning and did not let go. I loved the characters. Kyna is a great lead. I loved her personality and strength. Aedan is a man that dreams are made of. Hot, sexy, strong and he even has a soft side. I liked how the story played out. Kiki Howell wrote another 5 star read in my opinion. She's an author I'll definitely continue to follow. A great add to your tbr list. Recommended read!

  • Kay Collins
    2019-04-19 02:54

    Kiki Howell has truly brought out her imaginative down to earth writing style in this book. Making everything seem real and possible. But then she always does. What may be abnormal to someone is an every day occurrence to the books she writes. And it is no different with this one. Kiki has you walking, seeing and feeling what the character is going through. If you like a well written and thought out book then you are really going to enjoy this one.

  • Tracey
    2019-04-16 00:33

    3.5 Stars

  • Gina
    2019-04-12 04:40

  • Kiki
    2019-03-22 02:00