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Alexandra's Riddle by Elisa Keyston - Audio Book Tour


Author: Elisa Keyston

Narrator: Blair Seibert

Length: 5 hours and 52 minutes

Series: Northwest Magic, Book 1

Publisher: Elisa Keyston

Released: Jul. 22, 2020

Genre: Romantic Fantasy






Lose yourself in the magical forests and charming towns of the Pacific Northwest, where picturesque Victorian homes hide mysteries spanning decades, faeries watch from the trees, and romance awaits...for those bold enough to seek it.

Cass is a drifter. When she inherits an old Queen Anne Victorian in rural Oregon from her great-aunt Alexandra, all she wants is to quickly offload the house and move on to bigger and better things. But the residents of the small town have other plans in mind. Her neighbors are anxious for her to help them thwart the plans of a land developer eager to raze Alexandra’s property, while a mysterious girl in the woods needs Cass’s help understanding her own confusing, possibly supernatural abilities.

And though little surprises Cass (thanks to her own magical powers of prediction), she never could have anticipated her newfound feelings for the handsome fourth-grade teacher at the local elementary school — feelings that she thought she’d buried long ago. Cass has sworn off love, but Matthew McCarthy is unlike anyone Cass has ever met. If she isn’t careful, he could learn her secret. Or worse — he just might thaw her frozen heart.

But falling in love could spell danger for both of them. Because it’s not just the human residents of Riddle that have snared Cass in their web. Cass’s presence has caught the attention of the fae that dwell in the woods. They know she has the Sight, and they don’t want to let her go....


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Elisa Keyston is an author of sweet romance with hints of magic, intrigue, and suspense. She was the series lead for the first season of The Pioneer Brides of Rattlesnake Ridge, a shared-world historical romance series from Sweet Promise Press, and she’s also the author of the Northwest Magic series from Crimson Fox Publishing, a sweet contemporary romance series with a touch of magic and mystery set in her home state of Oregon. She’s a graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in history, which inspired her love of historical fiction and modern stories set in historic places. When she’s not writing, Elisa spends most of her time gardening, collecting gnomes and fairies for her backyard, and fawning over her furbabies.
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Blair Seibert is a voice actor in Los Angeles. She provides voiceovers for non-fiction and fiction audio books, TV and radio commercials, online marketing videos, corporate training videos, phone messaging systems and more! Her voice has been called “magical,” soothing and reassuring at the same time. Her voice is warm, emotive, friendly and engaging and portrays a diverse range of characteristics, from corporate to “motherly” to sultry. She is enthusiastic, professional, and easy to work with, and strives to deliver services that exceed her clients' expectations.
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Cassandra “Cass” Russo
Age: 30
Height: 5’5”
Description: Long, dark hair, average height and build, frequently found in flip-flops

Cass is a drifter, and she’s never managed to stay in one place for too long. There’s nowhere she’s ever really found a connection to, so she’s always looking for the next best thing and wants to avoid getting tied down. She has the Sight, which means she can see faeries and has the “gift” of premonitions. Over the course of her life, she’s found that her abilities have caused her more trouble than they’re worth, so she tries to avoid the supernatural as much as possible. She likes to live in urban environments because fae tend to congregate in undeveloped areas with a lot of trees, where natures runs wild. When she inherits her great-aunt’s house in rural Oregon, she finds herself dragged back into the magical world against her will. She wants nothing more than to sell the house quickly and get back to the city—any city—and yet, she quickly finds herself embroiled in a supernatural mystery that she may not be able to escape.

Matthew McCarthy
Age: 30
Height: 6’0”
Description: Short, honey-brown hair, tall and muscular, clean-shaven

Matthew recently moved to Riddle after spending several years living and teaching in Eugene, Oregon. He currently teaches fourth grade at Riddle Elementary. He originally hails from the small town of Foreston, Washington, on the north side of the Columbia River. He hails from a long line of stubborn Irish-Americans and Irish-Canadians, and his grandparents on his mother’s side live in Saskatchewan. He has two younger sisters, Laney and Taryn. His family are dog lovers, and he has a floppy-eared red Doberman who’s afraid of his own shadow. Patient, friendly and laid-back, Matthew seems as ordinary as they come—but he has a secret of his own that Cass’s premonitions could never have predicted.

Lily Kowalski
Age: 9
Height: 4’3”
Description: Shoulder-length black hair with bangs, slender and slight, dresses in a somewhat old-fashioned way (skirts and sweaters, saddle shoes, jumpers)

Lily lives with her somewhat absentee parents next door to Cass’s property, which she recently inherited from her Aunt Alexandra. Quiet, shy, and something of an outcast among her peers, Lily spends much of her time exploring Alexandra’s woods and making friends with the creatures that live in the trees. She just started fourth grade and is very artistically talented. Her closest friend in town after Alexandra’s death is the children’s librarian, Darcy. Something about Lily seems odd to Cass, and she is starting to suspect that there may be more to the girl than meets the eye.

Green
Age: ?
Height: 6 inches
Description: An odd green fae, species unknown. Green in color, no wings, has a clump of leaves on its head that could be a hat or could be its hair.

Green is the strangest fae Cass has ever encountered. Unlike most of the other magical creatures that inhabit the woods, Green is able to speak English, and takes a greater interest in the goings-on of the humans that occupy Riddle. Seems to have some kind of connection to Cass’s past, but though it seems familiar, Cass can’t quite remember where she’s seen this creature before…

Darcy Hudson
Age: 28
Height: 5’8”
Description: Long, black hair, bangs, freckles, small gap between front teeth

Darcy is the children’s librarian at the Riddle Branch Library. She organizes special activities for the kids as well as coordinating Homework Help Hour with the teachers at Riddle Elementary. With a special gift for educating and a way with kids, Darcy is excited when Cass joins the library staff, because it means she’s able to spend more time on programming. She has lived in Riddle all her life and can’t imagine ever living anywhere else. Cheerful and outgoing, she immediately befriends Cass, and she has a soft spot for Lily. Darcy lives with her parents, helping her dad care for her disabled mom. Darcy’s dad is an officer for the Riddle Historical Society, and he also holds a spot on the board of the Riddle Chamber of Commerce.

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