Book Review: The Royals: Eddie by Missy Kirtley

22839906Title: The Royals Volume 1: Eddie

Author: Missy Kirtley

Genre: Novelette

Publication Date: June 8, 2014


An engaging and captivating story from a creative and promising writer, The Royals, Volume 1:Eddie will have you spellbound from page one. Missy Kirtley’s writing style is relaxed, her characters genuine, and the gentle turns and twists in the plot encourage the reader to read on
for ‘just one more page.’

Eddie Royal is preparing his elder brother’s new home when he notices a beautiful girl in thewindow of the house next door. His initial curiosity deepens into infatuation as he watches her from across the backyard fence. The story takes some interesting turns when Eddie asks about the girl, only to be told that no girl lives in the house. A cranky, old woman is the only resident next door. Relentless to get to the truth, Eddie investigates and finally meets the girl. She is a shut­in who has not experienced the outside world. Eddie’s affections are genuine and heartfelt. An emotional connection blossoms between the two. After convincing her to come away from her home and meet his family, an altercation takes place between Eddie and the cranky, old woman that will change their lives forever.

The Royals, Volume 1: Eddie is the first in a string of seven novelettes by Author Missy Kirtley. It’s available now in paperback and Kindle
formats through at . You can follow Missy on Twitter, using her handle @MissyKirtley.


I received a free ecopy of this novelette for an honest review.

This is a story about Eddie Royal who meets and falls in love with his brother’s mysterious next door neighbor. The story is only 36 pages so it’s a quick read but I did like it. The one thing I wanted to know more about is the Royal family and how they became so famous.I imagine that will be expanded on in future stories.

If you’re looking for a quick, pleasant read, this is a good one. I’m looking forward to reading the next one.


About the Author:

Missy Kirtley is a self­ published author living in Castro Valley, California. Missy was born in Marin, California, and is a life­long resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Her first publication was at age nine: an article titled “Santa Claus is Magic” was published in the Sonoma Index Tribune. In school, Missy wrote stage productions and student films for her peers to perform, and participated in the Student Literary Magazine. At San Jose State
University, Missy studied Creative Writing. She graduated in 2005, just before meeting then marrying her husband and starting their family.


In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Missy was pronounced a Winner in the NaNoWriMo program, having successfully written fifty thousand words over the course of November’s thirty days.

The Royals, Volume 1: Eddie, Missy Kirtley’s first novelette, was published in June of 2014.
The second in the series, The Royals, Volume 2: Lance, was released in early August, 2014.
Missy currently resides in Castro Valley, California. She works diligently on a plethora of writingprojects.

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