Let’s talk about our favourite foods! For this side quest, Alechia would love for all gardeners to do a ‘foodie soulmate picture’! I can do that…!
While The Kindred sounds fantastical and romantic, my food-soulmate is decidedly more mundane. I could quite happily live off hash browns and nothing else – although they do go well with all kinds of egg! Some people might consider them to be somewhat bland and ‘beige’, but I consider them to be the ultimate comfort food. Representing my introvert side, they may appear boring, but leave you feeling all cosy-warm and satisfied. And for those wilder in nature than me, they are an ideal soak-up food for the morning after! 😉
The Kindred by Alechia Dow
Blurb: To save a galactic kingdom from revolution, Kindred mind-pairings were created to ensure each and every person would be seen and heard, no matter how rich or poor…
Joy Abara knows her place. A commoner from the lowly planet Hali, she lives a simple life—apart from the notoriety that being Kindred to the nobility’s most infamous playboy brings.
Duke Felix Hamdi has a plan. He will exasperate his noble family to the point that they agree to let him choose his own future and finally meet his Kindred face-to-face.
Then the royal family is assassinated, putting Felix next in line for the throne…and accused of the murders. Someone will stop at nothing until he’s dead, which means they’ll target Joy, too. Meeting in person for the first time as they steal a spacecraft and flee amid chaos might not be ideal…and neither is crash-landing on the strange backward planet called Earth. But hiding might just be the perfect way to discover the true strength of the Kindred bond and expose a scandal—and a love—that may decide the future of a galaxy.
About the Author
Alechia Dow is a former pastry chef, food critic, culinary teacher, and Youth Services librarian. When not writing YA sci-fi featuring determined black girls (like herself), you can find her having epic dance parties with her daughter, baking, mentoring, or taking teeny adventures around Europe.