September 5, 2016

The Retreat Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

The Retreat (After Trilogy #1)

Author: Kelly St. Clare

Publication Date:  August 30, 2016


Earth is ruined. Humankind destroyed. And it’s old news.

Romy’s life is simple—for a genetically enhanced space soldier; pick up space junk with her four friends, and stave off the invaders fixated on stealing Planet Earth.

It isn’t much. But it’s temporary—only another 850 years to go, give or take.

When her crew tangles with a gulp-worthy alien mothership, Romy’s return to Earth is brought forwards at hurtling pace.

Strength comes from the unlikeliest of quarters.

As does leadership.

…As does betrayal.

Behind The Retreat: Quote Inspiration, from Brainy People
Usually, I write from visual inspiration. I cut out pictures, and stick them up around my computer screen. But for whatever reason, while penning The Retreat, I found myself drawn to quotes. Below are quotes which inspired the themes found in The After Trilogy.
(For those who have yet to read The Retreat, the story is set on a Planet Earth desolated by Global-Warming).

If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.
·       African Proverb
I think we’re lucky to living when we are, because things are going to get worse.
·       David Attenborough
The human race shouldn’t have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet.”
·       Stephen Hawking.
I don’t think we are going to become extinct. We’re very clever and extremely resourceful – and we will find ways of preserving ourselves, of that I’m sure. But whether our lives will be as rich as they are now is another question.
·       David Attenborough

We look like schoolchildren squabbling over a toy, our most precious toy, the Earth.
·       Roz Savage
The attacks on global warming are no different than the attacks the cigarettes companies used to use to say that cigarettes don’t cause cancer.
·       Leonard Mlodinow
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
·       Jacob Bronowski
We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity.
·       Stephen Hawking
Three things cannot be long hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth.
·       Buddha
Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.
·       Stephen Hawkings
  When Kelly St Clare is not reading or writing, she is lost in her latest reverie. She can, quite literally, drift past a car accident while in the midst of her day dreams, despite the various police sirens and chaos.

Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unravelling this mystery and began writing. Her aim: To write stories she would want to read. As it turns out, this failed miserably. Do you know what it is like to read something you've written? Impossible, that's what. Not to mention, the ending is ruined before you've begun. Never-the-less, Kelly loves it and wishes she had more time to squeeze it in between her day job as a physiotherapist.

Fantasy of Frost, the first title in The Tainted Accords, is her debut novel. It's sequel, Fantasy of Flight released May 2015. Fantasy of Fire is now available!

A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her soon-to-be husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.




  1. This book sounds fantastic!! Can't wait to read this one :)

  2. The retreat sounds awesome ♡ looking forward to reading this book. Thank you

  3. Such a pretty cover! The book description sounds interesting.