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Author Interview: ‘The First Sin’ by Lisa Beth Darling

About the Book:

Lucifer is unceremoniously yanked out of Hell by his Father so he can return to his old job in the Garden of Eden. When he arrives, broken, battered, and bleeding, he falls into the arms of Eve who is unsure about seeing her old lover again as are the people now living in a dying paradise.

Tasked with returning the Sacred Trees of Life and Knowledge to flourishing bounty once more, Lucifer struggles to learn his new place in his old home. Yet, he hasn’t been placed there solely to tend the Garden. His son, Cain, is on the way with murder and destruction on his mind.

Having lived, cursed by God, for eons, Cain Enoch has made quite a name for himself and amassed a fortune that would make even his Grandfather envious and with it he’ll stop at nothing to find Eden and destroy it. Why? So he can finally die even though it means taking the Earth, Heaven, and Hell with him.

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Excerpt:

“No, not back to Adam. Not tonight,” Lucifer assured and kept his hand out until she took and hesitantly rose to her feet. “I have a secret place that you must never tell anyone about. Would you like to see it?”

Standing there in the Celestial Robe which pooled around her feet and trailed behind her like a wedding gown, Eve was intrigued by the idea that there was still some small corner of The Garden that she had yet to explore. “Yes.” Came her hesitant whisper as she held onto his hand.

It was a very long walk from the Eternal Pool to his little hideaway. To him she didn’t seem up to the journey especially not in his robe which she would undoubtedly trip over every few feet but that was no matter. “Would you like to fly there?”

Eve sucked in a breath so harsh that it made her cough. Lucifer had never asked her—or Adam for that matter—if they wanted to fly.  Quickly she nodded her head. This night which had started out so terribly was just getting more and more exciting. Eve couldn’t contain it, she started hopping in place with adrenalin. 

Lucifer smiled so wide that his entire face lit up and rushed with color as he picked her up in his arms, “Hold on to me, Eve, do not let go. Understand?”  He watched her nod with excitement as she looped her hands around his neck. “Ready?” When she nodded again he took off. The look of sheer awe that came over her face as they flew over The Garden was the most beautiful thing Lucifer ever saw.

The pair of friends was not alone.

After Lucifer took off, Gaia rose from her Eternal Pool to watch them fly away and to hear Eve laugh as she nuzzled her face into Lucifer’s cheek. “Don’t do it, Nephew,” she whispered to the glittering night sky as she watched them soar, “God will be furious.”

Lucifer didn’t hear his Aunt’s quiet plea but God did.

Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I’m almost 55, the mother of two grown daughters, wife of 35 years (to the same man!) and grandmother to one.  I live in my hometown of New London, CT in the house where I grew up.

I started writing in the 4th grade when my class was given its first-ever creative writing assignment. I put pencil to paper and was transported away to some place else, some place wonderful. In that very moment, I knew I was going to write for the rest of my life.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

Unfortunately, like every other writer with a day job, my writing gets scheduled around that.  During the week, I write from roughly 2pm to 4pm and on the weekends it’s Open Season. I usually start around 9 or10 in the morning and go to 3 or 4 in the afternoon. 

I have two home offices, one upstairs the main office which is on the first floor and where I do the bulk of my writing.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

The Muse. The Cosmos. They may choose to communicate their ideas to me via the radio, TV, a movie, or just something that caught my eye one day. Once they plant the seed, I am the one who helps it grow.

With “The First Sin” (South of Eden) it was a three year agonizing process as the story went through one incarnation after another. Every time I thought I had it and we were on the right track…it stalled. It didn’t just stall it gave up the ghost. There were other stories rolling around in my head, I tried to write them and the same thing would happen. I’d get to a certain point and then they just stopped. Eventually, I just quit writing for a long time. Just walked away from it and that is not something I ever thought I would do.

Admittedly, it was a rather low point in my personal life as well, so this massive bout of writer’s block was particularly unwelcome. Slowly, I got my shit together, another long involved process, and tentatively began writing again. The Muse and I made a deal; we were going to write a story with a beginning, middle, and an end. That’s it. A story. Simple. Easy. No pressure. No ‘what will people think’. No page length. Just a friggin’ story.

Any story!

I picked up “The First Sin” (South of Eden), completely gutted it, grabbed parts from different incarnations, slapped them together and smoothed in the lines. It started forming a complete story again, a better story, the story it was always meant to be and I just couldn’t find it because I was too busy crawling into bottles of vodka. 

It took quite a while and I honestly didn’t think the Muse and I would finish it. There were so many parts in the story where I had to go back and deal with my own upbringing, so many things I thought I’d dropped by the side of the road decades ago but discovered I was still carrying around at least its ghost. Those things caused long pauses in the writing process.

So when the actual ending started piecing itself together in my head and I got to the point where I could see it, I was thrilled! Over the moon! Getting there took many…leaps of faith…but we made it. I think we created, not just a complete story, but something really good. I hope others will think so too.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

Generally, what I get is 12% of an idea and I have fill in the other 88%. I do not do outlines or notes or anything like that. I don’t even use a program designed to help writers develop their stories….I only use Word. The story is always evolving and playing in my head 24/7 no matter what else I’m doing. Yes, the Muse and I are always in contact conversation. When my writing time comes around, I shrug off everything else, and just type whatever is in my head demanding to come out through my fingertips onto the screen.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I work very hard not to pigeon-hole myself into a genre, I think that’s very unfair to label authors because that generally forces them to stay in one particular spot and not explore their entirety of their creativity. However, I do understand the ease for the reader labels can provide.  My stories can be about anything or anyone but they always have a central relationship that everything revolves around. It can be lovers or old lovers or family or whomever. It’s the relationships between characters that are the key to my works whether they take place on Olympus, in the Garden of Eden, small town Vermont, or Hollywood. The main characters could be Gods, Faes, Angels, general Immortals, or regular people. It doesn’t matter.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

After almost two decades, I finally pinned down someone to play Ares—after all these years! I found the perfect person, his name is Ben Barnes and he was ‘Billy’ on “The Punisher” as well as having a part in “West World”. We’d have to beef him up a bit, but other than that, he’s a dream come true for Ares.

I would really love to have Gwyneth Paltrow and her mother, Blythe Danner, for the parts of Persephone and Demeter.

I’m going to cheat a little bit and give something away here but if you read “The First Sin” (South of Eden) you’ll pick up on it anyway. For the parts of Gabriel and God, I would adore having Richard Speight, Jr. (Gabriel) and Rob Benedict (God/Chuck)

For the part of Cain Enoch our Tech Trillionaire who was cursed by God and tossed out of Eden along with his mother, father, and remaining brother, and who is now out to destroy his former paradise home, I think I might like to see Chris Evans in that role.

That leaves our two main characters for whom, unfortunately, I have no hardened answers. For Lucifer, The Devil himself, I have the wacky crazy idea of John Travolta. I pick him because I think he’d be good and I think he’d have some fun with it.  Last, but never least, for our darling Eve, the Mother of Humanity, I might like to see Emily Swallow.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I read a lot in my younger days, lately my eyes are showing the strain of too many hours staring at a computer screen. I really want to get into audiobooks but they’re very expensive and I should know I have some on the market. Just a heads up to the audience; on Audible the author/publisher does NOT set the price! Audible does.  

I love Stephen King, VC Andrews, Jacqueline Susann, Harold Robins, and Mary Higgins Clark.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

None at the moment, I’m afraid.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

My favorite book will always be “The Stand” by Stephen King. That’s the book that made me say; I want to write like THAT! THOSE are the stories I want to tell.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

You either are a writer or you’re not so step back and make the decision first. This isn’t something to ‘dabble’ with or try because you think it’s ‘so easy’…. it is not. It is not for the weak of heart or those with thin skins if you’re planning on publishing. People can be very cruel in their ‘reviews’ and even just in their contact with you.

So if you ARE a writer, if this is your passion, and you feel like you’re just going to explode if you don’t get it out of your head and down on…paper?…. then go for it. But do it for yourself and not for anyone else. Don’t do it for sales. Don’t do it for reviews. Do it for you.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

Website: www.lisabethdarling.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lbdarlingauthor

Twitter: @darlingWRTR

Instagram: www.instagram.com/darlingwrtr

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/Lisa-Beth-Darling/e/B002BMDA9I

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/1577311.Lisa_Beth_Darling

Book Bub: www.bookbub.com/profile/lisa-beth-darling

About the Author:

Lisa has been writing since the 4th grade. With her unique perspective on life, she is unafraid to delve into dark places in order to shine a light on how she believes strength of character is tested and defined.

Her fiction stories range from dark, thrilling, and erotic romance to inspirational and heart wrenching drama. They are always filled with secrets, lust, betrayal, and sometimes rage. They may keep you awake into the wee hours of the morning cheering, weeping, and captured by suspense as our heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons who reside within and without.

Lisa Beth Darling is 55 years-old, the mother of two adult daughters, grandmother to one, and wife to her husband, Roy, for the last 35 years. She lives and writes in her hometown of New London, CT.

Early influences were Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Harold Robins, Jacqueline
Susan and VC Andrews.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening and photography as well as cooking and baking. Lisa also enjoys helping other authors bring their works to the world stage. Find out about the services she offers to her fellow authors.

Please feel free to contact Lisa via email, follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or check out her personal blog.  You can also sign up for her mailing list, visit the Amazon Author Page or visit on Goodreads visit on Book Bub.

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Author Interview: ‘The Thirteen Gates: Apprentice’ by Elton Gahr

About the Book:

Magic has been banished from our world for five hundred years.

The day that Nate died, everything changed for Quinn. His long-term mentor helped him through the death of his father, years of being bullied and far more. It also changed for everyone else. Nate was a wizard and five-hundred years ago had closed the thirteen gates cutting the world off from magic. With his death, those gates opened and magic returned to the world.

The world is unprepared for the return of corrupt wizards, monsters, fae, jinn, olympian gods and nameless elder abominations. But unbeknown to him, Nate had prepared Quinn for this day. He encouraged him to read books that explained the gods of Olympus, faerie tales, the words of H. P. Lovecraft and many others even though Quinn didn’t know it they were all real.

Now Quinn must prove he isn’t a murderer, learn to control magic and protect the world from threats it hasn’t faced in five-hundred years, all while avoiding being killed by his best friend’s ex-girlfriend.

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

Hi. I’m Elton Gahr and I’m a science fiction and fantasy writer. I grew up in Montana playing video games, baseball, hiking, fishing and all the small town stuff you might expect. I moved to Missouri about twenty years ago.

There is no one moment that got me into writing. There are a lot of small moments. In kindergarten I wrote a nineteen page story about a balloon in a penmanship class. A couple years later I wrote a choose your own adventure book that was passed around my class and I never actually stopped writing stories after that.

As for a career I was planning to go into computer programming, but my computer teacher took the time to explain what being a computer programmer was like. I decided that I’d rather be a writer and I’ve been selling my writing ever since.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

Most of my writing is done in the morning in my office. I eat breakfast, check my email and then write for three hours. But as much as I enjoy writing, that’s still work. When I want to do something more fun, I’ll go to the Panera Bread with my laptop. I get all the coffee I want and can pretend that being in the same room as people while writing makes me social.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Mostly from other books. I love to read, but often when I read something I find some part of the story that doesn’t fit with the way I think things would work. Sometimes that’s just ignoring a basic convention of a genre. For example, a lot of urban fantasy and even some science fiction works on the assumption that no one would notice if strange things were happening. I think that by the time someone is riding a dinosaur down the streets of a major city someone would notice. So, I wrote a story about how the world figured out that it was full of magic and monsters and what happens after that.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I usually believe I have a plan and depending on the story I have things that need to happen because there are more books in the series planned out and I can make the plot and characters cooperate and stick to the plan. 

Then there are stories like Middlemen: The Brother’s War. I started out with a plan and realized about halfway through that a side character I had stuck in to fill out the world was actually the protagonist and let him take over. That changed the story entirely and made it much better.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I write and mostly read science fiction and fantasy. I was drawn to science fiction at first because of how much I enjoy reading about science history and scientific advancements. But the idea of spending years experimenting and testing things sounds like far too much work. So, instead I let other people make the discoveries, do the math, test it carefully. And while they do that, I make up stories about what might happen if it works.

Then I discovered one of the major problems in science fiction is that you can be wrong. You could misunderstand a theory or not know about one. You could use a parsec as a measure of speed or tell people that they only use ten percent of their brain. That drew me to fantasy, where I got to make up the rules of how the world works so that no one can tell you that you’re wrong. And of course I love reading both.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

This is the hardest question for me for a couple of reasons. In general, I’m terrible at the whole dream casting thing because I don’t know that many actors. It’s worse with my most recent book because the characters are all teenagers so none of the actors I know are currently the right age. But we’ll ignore that part.

The main character is Quinn, a sixteen-year-old boy, nerdy, loves to read and overly caution. There are a few options but Elijah Wood at the right age looks the part and is a good enough actor to carry the emotional weight of the story.

Tim is Quinn’s best friend. Because he brings a lot of the humor to the books, is Irish and needs to make Quinn look a little short I think Ashton Kutcher at the right age could handle the humor, look the part and surprise people in the moments when he becomes serious.

The third of the main characters in Hanna. She needs to be scary, look like she’s right on the edge of breaking and show the difficulty of controlling her power and feeling dangerous while not being all that physically intimidating. Since that’s more or less the character of Eleven from Stranger Things, the simple answer is that Millie Bobby Brown could do it. And she’s actually near the right age now.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I usually try to read a couple of books a week and most of the time I succeed. For me, there are two different types of writers. Those who I read and see what techniques and skills they used. For me these are writers like Isaac Asimov, Brandon Sanderson, and Stephen King. Brilliant writers who I learn from and from and understand.

The other writers are doing a magic trick I don’t get. I don’t like them more, but I am more intrigued by them. For me the best of these are Douglas Adams And J. R. R. Tolkien. I have read everything both of them have written multiple times and read and heard interviews about what they do, but when I read their books all of that disappears and I’m transported back to reading books as a kid with no idea how someone could do it.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I just finished Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. It’s about the competitive memory scene and helps you to understand the type of person who would spend a year learning the technique to memorize a phone number rather than just writing it down. It’s a good book, but I haven’t had time to see how memorable it will be yet.

I also started the Brandon Sanderson novella Perfect State. I’m only a couple of chapters in, but I always find Brandon Sanderson’s science fiction stories interesting because to me he writes fantasy with a more science fiction style that almost anyone with his hard magic systems that often feel more like an alternate type of science than magic.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

My go to for favourite book has been “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. I love the whole Hitchhiker’s series in virtually every form and it’s still the book I’ve read more than any other. It’s funny, smart and makes me feel better when I read it. 

But recently there have been two other books that may someday break that glass ceiling. The first is “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson. It’s the first book in a decade that I read, then immediately read again. It has some of my favourite moment in fiction and it gets better when reread.

The other book is the one that I have only read once, but if someone asks for a book recommendation, It’s almost always “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl a book that everyone should read.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

My joke answer is always don’t. And it’s not entirely untrue. Writing is a lonely job that is a ton of hard work that will almost certainly pay you less than what you’d make putting the same amount of effort into anything else. 

Once I’ve hopefully saved the people who think writing a book is a get rich quick plan from a lot of heartache I move onto the people who want to write because they love to do it. For them I have two pieces of advice. 

First, read everything. Read fiction and non-fiction, books you love and books you hate. Pick up the classics and the trashiest novels you can find. Reading is how you create the writer’s toolbox and if you only read in the genre you love, it’s like building a toolbox with just a hammer. Also, when you read an absolutely terrible book that got published it gives you more confidence than reading a hundred good books.

The second point is deliberate practice. I used to just tell people to write, and that’s at the heart of the advice. But deliberate practice is more than that. It’s writing in a way that makes you better. It means writing beyond your skill level and sometimes failing. All too often writers hold back on stories or ideas because they are too precious or difficult. But you learn more by failure than by success. And it actually works for everyone and not some specific subset of people who write exactly like you do.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?

My blog www.andscifi.com/eltongahr is the best place to start. From there you can sign up to my newsletter (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/fs8db9de4n) to get a free book. The newsletter is always going to be the most up to date on current projects, where I talk most freely about myself, and make some bad jokes. Facebook is www.facebook.com/EJGahr. Or you can follow me on twitter @eltongahr where I vacillate between avoiding it entirely because I don’t want to get angry and having conversations about my books and writing for a few days before I get drawn into one of the trending topics and have to log out. But I also put my announcements up there, including free books and short stories almost every week.

About the Author:

Elton Gahr was born the fourth of four children in Kalispell, MT on April, 30 1977. While there, he began to study the craft of storytelling. By kindergarten he was writing short stories, and in fourth grade he wrote his first fantasy epic. A handwritten choose your own adventure story in the style of the Lone Wolf series.

In 2002 he moved to Joplin, MO, and began to focus more on his writing. He collected the signatures of several well-known editors on the bottom of rejection slips from their magazines and returned to creating comic books with his friends.

Since then he has published five novels and two anthologies. Including the epic fantasy The Middleman Saga and his space opera series Spaceship Vision. His next story is a modern fantasy story named “The Thirteen Gates: Apprentice” that will be released May 7th.

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Book Review: ‘A Tracker’s Tale’ by Karen Avizur

Title: A Tracker’s Tale

Published: 1st March 2018

Author: Karen Avizur

Facebook: www.facebook.com/trackerstheseries

 

Blurb:

Welcome to the strange and perilous world of Katherine Colebrook: FBI special agent, Los Angeles… Trackers Division.

In Katherine’s world, werewolves, vampires, púcas, and other parasapien species – forced for centuries by human fear and prejudice to live at the fringes of society – have finally come out of hiding to demand their rightful place alongside us. It’s a fragile co-existence, fraught with mutual distrust: a new social contract for which the rules are still evolving. And when those rules break down – usually when a parasapien begins preying on humans – that’s when the Trackers step in. It’s their job to hunt them down and stop them by any means necessary.

Within this elite unit, Katherine Colebrook is one of the best. Her psychic abilities made her a natural for the Trackers Division, allowing her to move between the parasapien and human worlds in ways that no other agent could. But Katherine’s calling hasn’t come without struggle and losses along the way. As a single mother, she must contend with her teenage daughter, Alexandra, who not only shares Katherine’s psychic abilities, but seems determined to follow the same dangerous path as her mother.

And so, when Katherine’s latest assignment threatens to bring that danger too close home, she finds herself faced with the toughest challenge of her career: Can she protect her daughter’s life, while battling a ruthless adversary who’ll stop at nothing to destroy her?

 

Review:

Get ready to dive into the strange and intriguing world of trackers and the supernatural beings they track.

Katherine is a psychic tracker working for the FBI who tracks parasapien species who step out of line. We are first introduced to her, and her abilities, when she is called in to look at a young autistic girl brought in by police to a hospital. With her abilities she can see that Rebecca was told to run by her brother for her own safety before he was murdered. Also that she has psychic abilities herself. It seems that a vampire was after her and Katherine will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.


The story then sort of has a ‘month in the life of’ vibe throughout, jumping from one scenario to the next in Katherine’s life. Not really one linear story pushing you forward but rather you are following the cases and lives that get interlinked together from Katherine being a tracker. More interconnecting than most books I’ve read. You have random characters and small sub-plots being brought in and out as footnotes from the perils of her job. A way of pushing the story forward without getting bogged down with everybody’s backstory. Good really as they disappear just as quick as they appeared in the first place.

Like mother, like daughter it seems. Alexandra might only be sixteen but she is just as capable of taking care of herself. She sees herself as a protector of others, like her mum, but the thought of putting herself in danger scares Katherine to no end. She wants a different life for her but can see her eventually following in her footsteps with the need to help others using her own gift. They are all going to need their gifts to keep one step ahead of danger that follows.

Interesting read but did find it a bit too descriptive in places with setting the scene. When you know someone is coming, that there’s danger or intrigue, you kind of want the story to pick up the pace.

3 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Book Blitz: ‘Verena’s Whistle’ by K. Panikian

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Title: Verena’s Whistle

Series: Varangian Descendants Book I

Author: K. Panikian

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

About the Book:

The meteor brought more than space dust.

Verena is a grad student living in Alaska when she receives a phone call that changes her life. Her family has been keeping secrets about their origins and their purpose. Soon, she’s on a mission to save the world from Chernobog’s demonic beasts. Will she master her new magic in time? Will Owen, a man with his own demons, help her in her quest, or will he break her heart?

As she crosses the world to the snowy Ural Mountains, Verena must decide if she’s ready to lead or if the price is too high. 

Fans of Ilona Andrews, K.F. Breene, and Jeaniene Frost will enjoy this urban fantasy and its smart, brave heroine.

Verena’s Whistle is a stay-up-all-night fantastical adventure, an entertaining story of finding yourself and following your destiny.

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About the Author:

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K. Panikian lives in Massachusetts with her partner and three children. Aside from reading and writing, she enjoys golf and snowboarding. 

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/k.panikianthewriter

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Book Review: ‘Lightning Lost’ by Miranda Hardy

Title: Lightning Lost (The Roaming Curse Book 2)

Published: 12th September 2017

Author: Miranda Hardy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorMirandaHardy

Twitter: @MirandaWritesYA

Instagram: www.instagram.com/mirandawritesya

 

Blurb:

A powerful love unleashes a devastating storm…

Thera craved normalcy… a chance to live a life filled with generosity, peace, and love. Greed, and the need for power, consumed the people closest to her, the ones who were supposed to protect her. Presented with the choice to show kindness and strength, to usher in an era of reconciliation and prosperity, the leader of the Roma, Thera’s father, choose a selfish, immoral path… one that would plague his people for thousands of years.

Elysia’s being hunted. Her gift is the key to breaking the Roaming Curse, but others are bound to protect it at all costs. Confused and scared, she’ll have to learn from the history of her people in order to save them from annihilation. Loyalties are tested, and she’s unsure they are worthy of saving. Her time is running out.

The past and present collide, threatening a destruction of catastrophic proportions, not only for the Roma, but also for their Hunters.

Lightning Lost, the second book in the Roaming Curse Series, will tug at your heart strings and lose sleep for days. It’s filled with love, loss, excitement and understanding while it whips you into the past so you better understand Elysia’s plight.

 

Review:

After being in hiding for 6 months it was only a matter of time before the other hunters were going to catch up to them. It’s the werewolves curse to find them as much as it is the Romas one to roam. Once there their group is shattered with their werewolf friends having no control over their actions when the alpha is close commanding them to attack.

On the run to figure out the past to save the present is the plan of action. Though seems to be this time around the people Elysia wasn’t as close to or hung around with much are who the adventure revolves. Meeting new people can also give clues to what needs to be done and where to really look for answers.

To break a curse you must understand why it was cast in the first place. It’s time to look to a past life to see how things came to be to help the present chaos they find themselves in. But do past lives fates hold true to present ones? Do you live to repeat them or can you change something to restore the present? Elysia is soon to find out.

Had hoped that vampires were going to have a bigger part but felt they were a bit irrelevant when they show up. There to show strength and power but not used. Also a certain characters fate linked to them seemed off considering how everything ends up playing out.

Interesting link up with past and present lives with how things came about and how Elysia was going to try to break the curse for everyone. Creative world in the present but I also liked that we got to see quite a bit about the past life too. Forever entwined with past loves finding their way back to each other more than once. Should give some hope that they might find each other in the next one and that time around with no curse or gifts causing them trouble.

3.5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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