Kickstarter Project: Suspended in the Stars by E.A. Hendryx

Posted March 20, 2023 by meezcarrie in Emilie Haney, fantasy, romance, YA / 0 Comments

I am so excited today to share about the launched Kickstarter for Suspended in the Stars by the super cool E. A. Hendryx (aka @createexploreread). Suspended in the Stars is Emilie’s debut #youngadult novel and is the first book in a YA science fantasy trilogy! Emilie describes it as “The Greatest Showman” meets “Star Wars” … a soft sci-fi with fantasy elements and no spice, sizzling romance.

Xerus Galaxy Saga #1

GENRE: YA Science Fantasy Romance (No Spice)

A girl in hiding. A boy on the run. The fate of the galaxy between them.

When Talie Zarna is forced to hide rogue soldier, Renner Cartha, her life isn’t the only thing threatened. Living as the famed Soaring Staress on the circus spaceship Midway masks her true identity, but Renner’s very presence threatens to draw unwanted attention.

As a former royal guard, Renner holds secrets of his own. Like evidence of a political assassination he is on a mission to deliver to the Xerus Galaxy’s governing council. Renner’s flirtatious confidence is at odds with the seriousness of his mission, but when his former guard captain, Jas Uli-Tai, discovers him hiding among the circus performers, Talie risks everything she’s come to cherish—going so far as to leave the safety of the Phenomena circus—to do what is right.

With Jas closing in at every turn, Talie and Renner come close to finding the High Council only to discover corruption at its core. Their only option for escape is a cocky smuggler who’s not quite what he seems and an underground resistance group called The Rising that’s fighting for change in the galaxy.

Faced with the weight of her true identity and the cost of embracing it, Talie must decide if she is willing to give up everything for the sake of saving the Galaxy, even if that means giving up the boy she loves.


Emilie is funding the publication of Suspended in the Stars – in all formats – via Kickstarter, and the awesome news is that the initial publication costs have already been funded!! Like, super fast! And it’s earned the designation of being a ‘Project we love’ on Kickstarter, too.

BUT there are several Stretch Goals still waiting to be unlocked – with all kinds of fun stuff in the wings! This is where you come in! Help Emilie crowdfund the publication of Suspended in the Stars (even as low as $1) and grab some epic swag & other really cool rewards, too.

Not only that, but you’ll get to own the book about 4 months before it’s available on retail sites!

Kickstarter was successful – buy it now at Amazon!

Emilie is a self-employed writer, photographer, and graphic designer living in Indiana with her husband (The Mr.). She’s a member of ACFW, writes Young Adult fiction as E.A. Hendryx, writes romantic suspense and mystery as Emilie Haney, writes adult sweet romance as Bell Renshaw, and spends more time on Instagram than she probably should. With a degree in music and youth ministry, she has a heart for youth and a love of genuine social media connections. She has built a thriving community around her Instagram platform and brand CreateExploreRead, with a focus on bookish merchandise sold on Etsy and Society6.

What about you? What makes you want to read Suspended in the Stars by E.A. Hendryx?

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