These stories focus on experiences that typically affect young adults between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. The plot focuses on challenges and coming of age situations that most teens face in everyday life. Teen literature spans from contemporary to paranormal with varying heat levels ranging from minor sexual tension to kissing to off screen sex.
The Neumarian chronicles:
The Great War of 2185 is over, but my nightmare has just begun. I am being held captive in the Queen’s ship awaiting interrogation. My only possible ally is the princess, but I’m unsure if she is really my friend or a trap set by the Queen to fool me into sharing the secret of my gift. A gift I keep hidden even from myself. It swirls inside my body begging for release, but it is the one thing the Queen can never discover. Will I have the strength to keep the secret? I’ll know the answer soon. If the stories are true about the interrogators, I’ll either be dead or a traitor to my people by morning.
“I thoroughly enjoyed Weighted! It’s a short story and I’m look forward to the sequel. It was a step away from my normal genre, but I found I was hard pressed to put it down! Weighted is very well written. Plus the ending was defiantly a surprise. I recommend Weighted for any reader.”
4 ½ Stars Night Owl Top Pick
“Ciara has written a wonderful short story and intro into the Neumarian Chronicles. Tension is ramped up on page one with the 'tick/tock' of the second hand struggling to reach the twelve. Interspersing the sounds of the clock with descriptions of Raeth's rising anxiety was an excellent way to stretch the tension. The goals of every character are evident even though the story takes place in the first person. Conflict is obvious between the two species. Details really stand out; how Raeth viewed the ship, her captors and even the ambient smells of each room she was taken to. Thankfully, the end isn't really the end, but the begining of the Chronicles. I can't wait to read more.”
5 Stars Raven Raye’sReviews
Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen's reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother's empire. When my own erratic powers surface I'm captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.
“A fantastic new dystopian story with partial cyborgs, elemental powers, fights, explosions, prophecies, and more than a big dollop of romance thrown in the mix! Readers will be sucked in to Knight’s story and howl in frustration at the end, begging for the next book. Semara is a great character who grows as the story moves along from a frightened despairing princess, to a girl willing to fight tooth and nail for good. Ryder is a handsome, fully fleshed character and determined to protect his sister. Raeth is sweet, strong, and the glue that binds the threesome together. The Queen is terrifyingly cold, and readers will easily enjoy hating the general. While the sequel isn’t out quite yet, readers will undoubtedly want to read the short prequel Weighted if only to tide them over until the hopefully next great segment of this story. Excellent!”
5 Stars InDTale Magazine
“Wow! My first read by Ciara Knight and all I can think of is wow! I loved the characters and the relationships between them. I do not think I have read a book where I have loved or hated a character and jumped so much in one book before. You get great writing and Ms. Knight keeps the reader interested with nonstop action, great characters, and an emotional storyline. It’s downright good writing. Well done Ms. Knight. I cannot wait to read more from you!”
4 ½ Stars – Night Owl Top Pick
Trapped in a world of deception, my sanity rests with the love of Ryder Arteres and our renegade friends. Six months of scouring the ocean floor in a rebel ship fleeing our homeland, delivers us to a possible alliance with the opportunistic European Council. Our only hope is to utilize our forbidden gifts to free our people from slavery, proving our worth. But when a trusted ally turns traitor and a new breed of the queen’s weaponry is revealed, I’m forced to face the terror of my past to save our crumbling future.
“I loved this book more than Escapement. I'm not sure at this point what to think of all the new characters we've met. I'm not sure who I can trust and who will betray me. Yes, I say me because I feel like I'm a part of Semara, Ryder, and Raeth's inner circle. I hate the way that all the new characters are treating Semara. I suppose I can understand it, but I don't like it. I also hate that Semara and Ryder are being kept apart. I feel that the Triune should be allowed to be together at all times. Hell, they're supposed to save the world from the evil Queen, why keep them apart??? Then you have all the secrets that are revealed. I never imagined the twists and turns that Ciara took me through. And OMG, that ending was just horrible. I need the next book now. I need more Ryder and Semara. I love them as a couple. I'm loving this series so much.”
5 Stars TNT Review
“WOW!! These are my first thoughts after reading The Neumarian Chronicles. These are the first books I have read by this author and will not be the last! I read Weighted, then Escapement right after. I took about a 10 minute break and dove right into this one; Pendulum. I am in love with these books! The emotions ~ feeling for the characters, like I really knew them. I didn't put this book down; read it straight through. This series has completely sucked me in and has me captive; anxiously awaiting for the next book to come out.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre and this book gets 5***** starts without a doubt.”
5 Stars Amazon Customer
Life on a war-ravaged Earth is a dying experience. Finally, after years of tyranny, the rebellion rises. Once I rescue my fiancé Ryder Arteres, I, and the rebel general, will fight to free our people. In a war where alliances shift and friends betray one another, will the final battle prove the truth of the prophecy the queen has so feared—her death—or will I lose everyone I love?
“A final installment in a series can either make or break the whole series for me. I feel that I am capable of saying that the final installment made this series. The characters face a very real, long and hard battle with the Queen and her forces in this book. We get to see if the rebellion or the Queen comes out victorious and who gives their life for their cause. There is much that I could say about this book but it would give too much away.
The characters and the world building are still my favorite part of the book but the storyline is awesome as well. I hated to see the series end and I hope that the author will consider revisiting the world with maybe other characters or something.
The only thing I did not like was I was able to predict who was going to die in it. This was not a big thing as I still did not know how or when but I prefer to not be able to predict what happens. On the other hand the author was able to keep me in the dark about the many other things with the rebellion.
All in all the final story as well as the entire series was awesome and I am glad that I had an opportunity to read and review this series.”
5 Stars BookAngelRV
Battle For Souls series:
After witnessing the death of her mother, Gabby Moore suffers with psychotic delusions. When fallen angel Alexander Lohr reveals she’s been marked by a demon, she must make the ultimate choice or lose her mind. She can fight alongside her father, an earthbound hunter killing fallen angels and demons, give into the demon blood coursing through her veins and join the underworld, or save the man she loves from both.
“I really enjoyed this book and the characters in it. Gaby and Alexander have two wonderful characters, both filled with love and loyalty. Both are willing to fight for those they love. There are secondary characters that are equally great and I would love to read about them in future books in this series. This is a book that can be enjoyed not only by young adults but by adults as well.”
5 Stars Paranormal Romance Guild
“This story consumed me from the exciting beginning to the very satisfying ending - to the point that I even dreamed about fallen angels and epic battles between good and evil. “
5 Stars Long And Short Reviews – Book of the Month
“Once you start reading Rise from Darkness be prepared to become addicted to it. It will have turning the pages and not able to put the book down! A great read! But beware of what you may not see just from reading the back of the book!”
5 Stars Undercover Book Reviews
Gabby Moore’s powers emerge years too early due to adolescent hormones, complications with loving a fallen angel, and constant demon attacks. She is forced to deal with the guilt of believing she murdered Alexander’s “mother,” while trying to stop the demonic war before it begins. Only the love and acceptance of friends, family, and her beloved Alexander can save her from turning to her demonic side.
“Fall From Grace picks up right where Rise From Darkness left off. I was so glad I got to read this book right after and not wait!!! Fall From Grace was a beautifully written story that drew me in from page one. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!!! It was a real page turner. Ciara's new take on angel lore is so interesting, and I haven't read another book like it. I loved all the secrets and surprises that happen in this book. I was completely shell-shocked with a few things that I did not see coming. And boy oh boy, I got teary eyed with this one.”
5 Stars Amazon Review
“Wow, this book of the series is certainly one that has you sitting on the edge of your seat. You really never know who to trust who not to trust. So many are not what they seem to be and then when you think you know what they are, you are fooled again. The ending has a cliff-hanger but not one of those that you want to pull your hair out but just enough that you know you must read the next book. There is some closure and that’s a cool part to the ending. Definitely an awesome series, on to book 3.”
5 Stars Amazon Review
“Wow! Ciara didn't let me down with the second book in the Battle for Souls Series. I was on the edge of my seat to see if Gabby will decide to seal the rift to keep the demon off Earth or try to get the angels who are trapped below risking demons getting loose. You've got to read this one!”
5 Stars Kamoons
Escaping an arranged marriage to a cruel man, Adelaide Baker flees west to marry a total stranger as a mail order bride. Only the man at the final stop didn’t place the advertisement in the Grooms Gazette.
John Rivers wishes to live in peace on his own land after he lost everyone he ever loved, but his friends have other plans. They post an announcement in the Grooms Gazette for a wife. Now, John must decide if he will protect this young woman, or himself from certain heartbreak.