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A City In The Sand

A Novel By Vicki Kelly

Lynn Williams is a 65-year-old woman who has been widowed for five years, has two adult children living in Ohio and New York, and lives on the beach in a condo in Fripp Island, South Carolina. One day while walking back to her condo from the local market, she’s almost hit by a car. A very attractive young man named Akin who is 6’7 and about 35 years old saves her life. Then strange things start happening to her. Nobody else can see this man but her.

A City In The Sand
About Vicki

Personal life

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, I have been married for 24 years and have two adult children. My husband and I live in Fredericksburg Virginia.
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I spent 14 years between active duty and the naval reserves. I currently work in Information Technology. I wrote my first story in 8th grade: It was a sad teen love story that also had a lesson in becoming strong. My teacher was so impressed she told me if I kept writing I would one day become an author.
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The third and final book in my “A City in the Sand” series.

The Begining

A City In The Sand

The story of Akin and Akil’s parents, Abubakar, the captain of the Kush Army and the Goddess Hathor. A story of discovery, kindness, love and war, and how it all began. How a young princess Amanitore comes into the lives of the twins, Akin & Akil and what that will mean for the kingdom of Kush.


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The Freelance Star Local Author Spotlight Feb 20, 2021
Name: Vicki L. Kelly

Connection to Fredericksburg Region: Local resident

I was inspired to write a book because: I always wanted to write a book since I wrote my first story at 14 years old. I never had time until I started teleworking due to COVID. I heard a song on the Soundscapes channel in early June, and a story about a past life was revealed to me. The more I played the song, the more my story unfolded. After I stopped crying, I started writing. This is the first of a three-book series.

Favorite time/place to write: I love to write on my back porch, or my home office, early in the morning or late in the evening, listening to music.

Future plans as an author: I currently have four more books in draft form.

What I learned from the writing/publishing process: It is easier now than it was about 20 years ago. All of your research can be done online. I have learned that writing is my passion, and for as long as I can, I will be creating some story in my mind to put on paper.

My advice for those trying to write a book: Do your research online. Compare the top 10 publishing companies. I am self-published, but used a publishing company.

About My Work

Book titles: “A City in the Sand,” published in 2020; “A City in the Sand—The Lost Years,” published in 2021 and A City in the Sand – the Beginning” published in 2022.

Plot summaries: Romantic fiction with supernatural undertones about love lost and found again through time travel and reincarnation. A retired widow who lives on a beach almost gets hit by a car and is saved by a handsome young stranger. Then, strange things begin happening to her and she finds out the stranger is a lover from 2,000 ago and has been waiting for her to be reborn to him. The problem is that he also has a twin brother who is jealous and will stop at nothing to have her to himself since she’s a reincarnated queen from Kush.

Genre: Erotic literature/adult fiction

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