What Lies Within Us, A Novel, New Edition

Amazon Top 100 Best Seller in Gothic Fiction & Occult Horror

What Lies Within Us Blurb:

After receiving a letter from an aunt she never knew existed, Kyna Hughes travels to Ireland only to find out that her whole life has been a series of well-orchestrated lies. Suddenly, this poor girl from the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains is thrust into a life of not only the wealthy and affluent, but of dark magic and secret societies. As Kyna learns of the magic hidden inside her, purposefully stunted as she grew up for her protection, she must now battle mystical hauntings which are the result of curses while getting a crash course in utilizing her powers. Kidnappings and satanic weddings become her daily events as she struggles not to lose her heart to one of two men—a former Navy SEAL hired to protect her or a wizard hired to train her. Soon she will realize just how true it is that “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Genres: Gothic, Paranormal, Romance, Contemporary, Suspense/Thriller

Available in ebook and print on Amazon


“In this novel (and this is a tribute to Kiki's growth as a writer) we are gifted with some stunning atmospheric descriptions… Kiki Howell increases in stature with every book she writes - and she already is a most remarkably gifted author.”  ~Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame, Top 100 Reviewer

“'What Lies Within Us' is a fast paced thrilling, suspenseful, romance with twists and some great magic thrown in. I loved it. The storyline pulled me in from the beginning and did not let go. I loved the characters. Kyna is a great lead. I loved her personality and strength. Aedan is a man that dreams are made of. Hot, sexy, strong and he even has a soft side. I liked how the story played out. Kiki Howell wrote another 5 star read in my opinion. She's an author I'll definitely continue to follow. A great add to your tbr list. Recommended read!  ~Denise Gardner, Amazon Verified Purchase Review

“I was really impressed with the depth of this book. Kiki Howell did a great job bringing this book alive with her characters and descriptions, as well as the story line.”  ~Bobbi Kinion, Amazon Verified Purchase Review

“WOW what an thrilling and intriguing packed romance that left me wanting more. Filled with suspense and amazing characters. Kiki Howell has created a world I can not wait to traverse through again.”  ~Anna Marie, Read Between The Lines

“This authors writing draws not only your attentions but your desperation to connect with this story. There are many challenges these characters have to go through and the author paints a vivid picture, so vivid that its visual. I am really sad that I have to leave these characters behind but I am glad that I have found a new author with such a witty writing style.”  ~AJ Williams, Romance Author

“Kiki Howell has truly brought out her imaginative down to earth writing style in this book. Making everything seem real and possible. But then she always does. What may be abnormal to someone is an every day occurrence to the books she writes. And it is no different with this one. Kiki has you walking, seeing and feeling what the character is going through. If you like a well written and thought out book then you are really going to enjoy this one.” ~ Kay Collins, Amazon Reviewer