Thursday, 4 September 2014

HEART OF ETERNITY

My weekend guest is Author N. Jay. She is a very talented and highly regarded author.  It's my pleasure to present to you her work! 


Genre: Romance with strong metaphysical/paranormal aspects.


Heart of Eternity was globally available for pre-ordering from December 23,2013 onwards by a traditional publisher, Mirador Publishers, UK and has already sold more than 10,000 pre-ordered copies in less than two months of its publication time.The fan page on Facebook alone has more than 19000 likes.
The story revolves around a man`s struggle with his own inner darkness coinciding with someone who decides to fight against a traumatic disease through spiritual healing.When their paths collide, a beautiful love story takes shape.It is a tale of love, sacrifice and about discovering oneself. So far, it has been getting excellent reviews from all across the globe. It has been reviewed as *A Brave and Unusual book* by Times, New York and *A heartbreaking read but still manages to be hopeful and uplifting* from The Guardian, UK.It is also one of the nominees for the Man Booker prize 2014.



 N. Jay, found the inspiration of her romance novel Heart of Eternity in her own life history and folklore---- By drawing on the power of her personal experiences, she has created characters whose desires are circumscribed by the landscapes and pasts they can no longer escape. Coming from a culturally diverse background, N. Jay received an M.A. in Literature in 2009 and teaches in the areas of comparative literature, composition, and language pedagogy. Currently, she resides in Dubai, UAE, with her husband and two year old daughter. N. Jay finds the internal world of human beings to be a constant source of fascination and loves the more emotionally laden side of life.

 https://twitter.com/NidaJay1

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Sadly at the time of publishing this review, Heart Of Eternity did not qualify for my strict Guild Review (not a highly rated one anyway).
This was a beautifully written novel about a man who welcomes death and a woman who fights it. Their separate stories in the beginning grabs your interest as you know they must meet eventually. Their own journeys combined with the intrigue of how exactly they will meet keeps you hooked.
This book is relevant to our time, as we are at a place where humans are becoming more spiritual, more globally self aware and more ecologically responsible. This spiritual teachings in this book as Naida tries to fight cancer through spiritual healing is very germane, although to some readers it might be confusing, too drawn out and boring. At the same time, Jay battles his inner demon (a real one).
When Naida eventually meets the embattled and tormented Jay, she makes the ultimate sacrifice of love and tries to save him. A battle ensues between good and evil, light and darkness.
The book veered gradually from the spiritual to the paranormal/ metaphysical. It had a little of everything in it, which made for an interesting read. Apart from the fact that I found their love story too short to be classified as a romance, I rate this book between 3.5 to 4 stars for its unique and beautiful elements.

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THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES

Published by Diversion Books



In this dazzling first book in the EMPRESS CHRONICLES series by the author of THE MOMENT BEFORE, one courageous girl seeks keys to the past to unlock the future…

When city girl Liz is banished to a rural goat farm on the outskirts of Portland, the 15-year-old feels her life spiraling out of control.  She can’t connect to her father or his young girlfriend, and past trauma adds to her sense of upheaval.  The only person who seems to keep her sane is a troubled boy who is fighting his own demons.  But all of this changes in one historical instant.
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One-hundred fifty years earlier, Elisabeth of Bavaria has troubles of her own.  Her childhood is coming to a crashing end, and her destiny is written in the form of a soothsaying locket that has the ability to predict true love.  But evil is afoot in the form of a wicked enchantress who connives to wield the power of the locket for her own destructive ends.
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When Liz finds a timeworn diary, and within it a locket, she discovers the secrets and desires of the young Bavarian princess who will one day grow up to be the legendary Empress of Austria. It is in the pages of the diary that these two heroines will meet, and it is through their interwoven story that Liz will discover she has the power to rewrite history—including her own…
Readers of books like Rachel Harris’s MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY will love THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES


About The Author

Suzy Vitello is a proud founding member of a critique group recently dubbed The Hottest Writing Group in Portland, and her short stories have won fellowships and prizes (including the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Award, and an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship).

Twitter: @suzy_vitello








THORNS OF REVENGE!!!


Title: Thorns of Revenge
Author: Elizabeth Loraine 
Genre: Mystery, Urban, Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: September 4th, 2014Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours


Thorns of Revenge blurb.
After selling off the assets of Matasuki International, Olivia has embarked on a new endeavor with best friends Rachel, Lucy and Sam.
They’ve joined Brian to expand the private investigation business which comes so natural, but it’s not the only challenge they encounter. Her friends disappear and Olivia thinks she’s to blame. Determined, she’ll stop at nothing to get them back, including calling on her first love with his high ranking connections. Will she succeed, or will it cost her more than she could have ever imagined?
Thorns of Revenge is another sexy, suspense filled, adventure from bestselling author E.L. Loraine. This second edition of the Silken Ties series will have you on the edge of your seat following along its fast pace, thrilling ride.





Presale links for Thorns.
I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well.... But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives. My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.