Exclusive Guest Post:The Pros & Cons to Kissing an Invisible Boy from Amid Wind and Stone by Nicole Luiken

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Behind the mirror lies your otherself…

There is one True World, and then there are the four Mirror Worlds: Fire, Water, Air, and Stone.

Audrey and Dorotea are “ otherselves”—twin copies of each other who live on different Mirror Worlds.

On Air, Audrey has the ability to communicate with wind spirits. As war looms, she’s torn between loyalty to her country and her feelings for a roguish phantom who may be a dangerous spy.

Blackouts and earthquakes threaten the few remaining humans on Stone, who have been forced to live underground. To save her injured sister, Dorotea breaks taboo and releases an imprisoned gargoyle. Brooding, sensitive Jasper makes her wonder if gargoyles are truly traitors, as she’s always been told.

Unbeknownst to them, they both face the same enemy—an evil sorceress bent on shattering all the Mirror Worlds.

Audrey’s PROS & CONS to Kissing an Invisible Boy 

Pro: He saved my life. Surely such behaviour should be rewarded?

Con: He’s a rogue, a thief and possibly a spy working against my father, the Admiral.

Pro: He’s very different from the other boys I know—who are mostly pompous prigs. He doesn’t tell me not to do things because I’m a girl.

Con: He uses the wind to blur his features so I don’t even know what he looks like.

Pro: The Phantom is fun to be around. And he can Call the wind to lift him up and fly. Which is amazing.

Pro: He called my archnemesis a harpy, but says he’d rather have a kiss from me than diamonds.

And the Pros have it!

ExcerptHe pulled the document case away, having neatly cut the strap holding it to her. Her position was too precarious to even try to grab it. She glared at him instead, hot enough to incinerate paper. “Give it back.” Her anger steadied her hands.

He grinned. “Not even a thank you?”

He had saved her. Without him she would have fallen from the dirigible to the ground three thousand feet below. The manners Lady Bethany had instilled in her insisted she acknowledge the deed. “Thank you,” she ground out.

He tipped his head to one side. “A poor effort,” he judged. “I expect you’re all choked up. Not to worry. Since words have failed you, I’ll let you thank me a different way.” Holding the document behind his back, out of reach, he leaned forward and kissed her.

Her mouth parted in outrage, and she tasted peppermint.

Review of Through Fire & Sea (Book 1)


Through Fire and Sea is a multidimensional thrill ride. Worlds based on elements, traveling through mirrors, and meeting “otherselves” through the glass, Through Fire & Sea is a gripping epic that’s as refreshing as it is inventive.

For the entire review –> ARC Review of Through Fire and Sea

My review of Amid Stone and Wind TK. Keep your eyes open 🙂