Burning Bright by Sophie Mckenzie

Burning Bright

Written by Sophie Mckenzie

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January 2013 Book of the Month

In this high-octane sequel to Falling Fast, River, still passionately in love with Flynn, finds herself more and more confused and anxious by his violent behaviour. Time and again she forgives him knowing some of the devils that haunt him. But, when Flynn lashes out once too often, River knows that she can’t manage things any longer. Flynn will have to change. But can he? A tantalising end in expectation of the third part of the series.


Burning Bright by Sophie Mckenzie

The sequel to Falling Fast. Four months have passed and River and Flynn's romance is still going strong. River thinks Flynn has his anger under control, but when she discovers he has been getting into fights and is facing a terrible accusation at school, she starts to question both Flynn's honesty - and the intensity of their passion. Things come to a head at a family get together when River sees Flynn fly into one unprovoked rage too many. The consequences for both of them are devastating and threaten to tear them apart forever.

There are four books in this romance series from Sophie McKenzie...follow the links to download an extract of each.

Burning Bright
Casting Shadows
Defy the Stars

And don’t miss the special short story, Acting Friends, written for the World Book Day Teen App 2012. Acting Friends is a prequel to the series and can be downloaded for free at www.sophiemckenziebooks.com.

About the Author

Sophie Mckenzie

Sophie McKenzie was born and brought up in London, where she still lives with her teenage son.

She worked as a journalist and magazine editor until she was made redundant, at which point she seized the opportunity to pursue her ambition to become a writer and enrolled in a creative writing course.

Her debut was the multi-award winning Girl, Missing (2006), and she is also the author of Blood Ties and sequel, Blood Ransom, The Medusa Project series, Luke and Eve trilogy and most recent novels, the thrilling Split Second and Every Second Counts. She has clocked up numerous national and regional book awards, including the Red House Children’s Book Award, has been a featured World Book Day author twice and has twice been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Her first book for adults, Close My Eyes, sold almost 100,000 copies, received rave reviews and was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice.

You can see Sophie giving her writing tips in a video - click here.

Author photo © J. Ring

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

3rd January 2013




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