Essential Beginnings by Kennedy Layne

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: Essential Beginnings
SERIES: Surviving Ashes Series (Book One)
AUTHOR: Kennedy Layne

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Change is coming… Nothing is as it seems… Surviving is just the beginning…

Maverick Beckett took his much needed annual vacation up to Washington State to relax with his old friends from his years in the Corps. Henley Varano loved the simple anonymous life that her remote hometown provided. An apocalyptic event changes the course of their lives when the massive Yellowstone Caldera erupts. Panic ensues among the small town, causing Mav and Henley to witness the best and worst of humanity. Along the way, they might just find that they need each other more than ever.

What a great start to a new series! This is my first ‘apocalyptic’ story – I’ve always thought they’d be a bit over-the-top and unbelievable – I couldn’t have been more wrong!! Mav and Henley are such great characters. Then there’s Ernie “Tank” Yates (Marine and ‘prepper’) and adoptive father-figure for Mav and his fellow Marines. Every year, the group  visits Tank and in the process have helped him build his bunker – in preparation for the Yellowstone eruption. When the event actually happens, the other Marines have left, but Mav is still around. He and Henley have to work through their differences and together they will learn how to live in a new reality – and their connection is hot!!!

The series will continue with the rest of Mav’s friends as they arrive in Lost Summit, WA through the ash cloud traveling the earth. This was an awesome book, with amazing characters, a great plot and I can’t wait to read the next installment. The writing is extremely well done – as I read, I felt as if I was there……witnessing the mystery, action, romance and all the emotions coming through Ms. Layne’s writing. Well done Kennedy!


Kennedy Layne — USA Today Bestselling Author

First and foremost, I love life. I love that I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister…and a writer. I am one of the lucky women in this world who gets to do what makes them happy.

As long as I have a cup of coffee (maybe two or three) and my laptop, the stories evolve themselves and I try to do them justice.

I draw my inspiration from a retired Marine Master Sergeant that swept me off of my feet and has drawn me into a world that fulfills all of my deepest and darkest desires. Seductive romance, military men, intrigue, with a little bit of kinky chili pepper (his recipe), fill my head and there is nothing more satisfying than making the hero and heroine fulfill their destinies.

I hope you’ll join me on their journeys…


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