The Stardust Duet Book 2
by K.G. Fletcher
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Love’s Reverie, book two in the Stardust Duet, concludes the powerful love story of Phillip and Kat.
Buy Love’s Reverie and escape into a lyrical time travel romance adventure that will linger in your dreams for years to come!
The glare of the seasonal sun highlighted his walk of shame with no warmth to offer, the two-mile trek to his home uneventful. He was in a fog, traipsing through town entirely alone, his dreams of traveling and performing with Katherine cast aside in his melancholy. Phillip agonized over his next intentional steps, convincing himself to try the portal again. He would try every day for the rest of his life if he had to.
Entering his house, the familiarity of 1947 greeted him with old-fashioned comfort. Gone was the fancy refrigerator and stereo system. But worst of all, the feminine traces of Katherine seemed to have vanished in the expanse of time stretching from his world to hers.
Phillip threw his coat over the sofa and continued to his bedroom. He was meticulous pulling each object from his pockets, laying them across the dresser on his mother’s crocheted doilies Katherine’s things sat upon earlier that morning. He poured the jewelry out of the satchel and spread each item across the wood, paying homage to every unique piece. He paused when he held his mother’s wedding ring. Pressing his lips together, he slid the ring onto his pinky finger. Phillip held the notion Katherine would’ve loved the diamond engagement ring when he presented it to her that night. But it wasn’t meant to be – for now.
Climbing wearily across the unmade bed, his exhale was full of sorrow. The first shimmer of tears impeded his vision as he held the ring above his face. His eyes widened, and fat tears trickled down his cheeks as he marveled at the diamond facets catching the dim light. Clutching the ring in his fist, he laid his hand over his heart and willed himself to keep it together. But the thought of Katherine’s beautiful face twisted in sadness at the discovery of his disappearance pierced his heart with undeniable guilt.
They never even had the chance to say goodbye…
He was crying unabashedly now. Fraught with despair, he was heartbroken, and there was no way to keep his feelings bottled up. The ache he felt was all-consuming and he knew the days and nights ahead of him without Katherine by his side would be filled with loneliness. The pain of losing her altogether shrouded his reverie, and as he turned his head and buried his face into the pillow, his sobs wracked his body to his core.
But deep down, he held on to a tiny shred of hope – a sliver of determination anchored in the chambers of his lovesick heart. There had to be a way. He would spend every waking moment of every day to find a way. The love they shared was too powerful to end up nothing more than the stardust of yesterday.
The Stardust Duet Book 1
A magical Time Travel Romance, inspired by the cult classic, Somewhere In Time, sweeps readers from 1947 and beyond.
Buy Love’s Refrain and escape into a lyrical time travel romance adventure sure to steal across the meadows of your heart!
Turning with a smile, ready to greet the man she assumed was a fan, Kat paused. “Yes?”
An elderly gentleman moved toward her in an achingly slow shuffle with the help of a sturdy cane. When he reached for her with his free hand, she politely grasped it and was surprised when he slipped something into her palm.
“What is this?” she asked with a smile. It wasn’t unusual for fans to treat her with little gifts. His grip turned firmer, preventing her from looking at the object wrapped in a white handkerchief. Peering at his weathered face, she noticed his lips tremble before he spoke.
“It belongs to you.” His voice groveled. “Please, take it.”
“What?” Her brow creased as she tried to take a step back, but the man held tightly to her hand, not letting go. His wrinkled skin was warm with noticeable age spots, his gumption perplexing. She’d met her fair share of star-struck fans but never one as old as the man standing before her, and never one who called her by her birth name.
A plaid scarf tied around his neck peeked from under his buttoned-up wool coat, and a dapper hat perched on top of his white head. When she looked directly into his gaze, she felt a flash of recognition but couldn’t quite place him. Was he a friend of her parents? Perhaps he was a long-time board member whom Pete had introduced her to?
Searching his expression, his blue-gray eyes, the color of the deep sea crinkled into a melancholy smile before he reluctantly broke their connection and let go of her hand.
“Thank you for the music.” He took off his hat and held it at his chest, his action chivalrous and endearing. “It was…breathtaking. You are breathtaking.”
“Thank you,” she replied simply, not able to tear her stare away from his while clutching the unknown object in her hand. “What is your name?”
Before the man could respond, Pete Alexander appeared next to her, diverting her attention. “Please, excuse the interruption.” His slight nod toward the elderly man was polite. “Kat, I want to introduce you to a few of our VIP season ticket holders. I hope you don’t mind taking a photo or two with them. They’re extremely eager to meet you.”
“Oh, yes. Of course. I don’t mind at all.”
Pete lightly grasped her by the elbow and turned her toward the party. She offered him a brief smile before she turned her attention back to the older man to bid him farewell. To her astonishment, the man had already walked away and was about to enter the open elevator.
“Wait!” Flustered, she broke free from Pete, her steps brisk as she trotted across the carpet to catch up to him. “Please, wait! I don’t even know your name.”
As the doors closed with a ding, the stranger dipped his head in a short nod, his gaze a haunting expression of blue-gray melancholy.
Standing there with her hands fisted at her sides, flummoxed by his sudden disappearance, a flash of remembrance filtered through her memory – the portrait.
His expressive eyes were exact replicas of the photo in the Hall of Fame. They were the mature eyes of Phillip Gordon in full Technicolor.
Dubbed, “The Singing Author,” KG Fletcher lives in her very own frat house in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and three sons.
As a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN, she became a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. She earned her BFA in theater at Valdosta State University, and has traveled the world professionally as a singer/actress.
She currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was Young – the Elton John Tribute,” www.almosteltonjohn.com
She is also a summer artist-in-residence at her alma mater performing roles in musicals for the Peachstate Summer Theatre program, her favorite roles to date being Donna in Mamma Mia!, and Marmee in Little Women the Musical. During lockdown and all through the pandemic, KG got creative using a bedroom closet and used her BFA to full advantage narrating and producing the four books in her Reigning Hearts Series. (Now available on Audio.) She plans on narrating and producing ALL of her stories!
KG is a hopeless romantic continuing her work on her original cabaret act called, “The Novel Romantic – an unexpected evening of sweet & spicy love” to help promote her romance novels. As a full-time indie-artist, a particularly thrilling moment was when her Amazon best-selling romance novel, Georgia Pine became a 2019 Maggie Award of Excellence Finalist.
KG loves to interact with readers on social media, and is a conference speaker sharing how music can enhance a writer’s experience. For more info about tour dates (and FREE concert tickets), go to www.kgfletcherauthor.com/contact.html
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