Friday, March 25, 2011

Eldala, Heart of My Heart

Ta Da! I did it. I read a book. Mind you, I have several stacks. I keep buying them. I want to read. I try to read. But up until this last week, there's been an irritating little censor in my head that critiques every word and phrase. Dang dude stopped me over and again.

Eldala, Available from Amazon
Thank you, Michelle Gregory, author of Eldala. I finished reading your book a couple of nights ago and found it charming, delightful and, to be perfectly honest (I'm showing my guts here), enlightening. It's a tale of two people whose hearts become entwined then are wrenched apart.

Prophecy, fate, magical curses and power all play a hand in Kieran and Jessara's lives. Though set in a different time and place, I couldn't help but draw parallels between the curse upon Teleria and the utter chaos going on in the world around us today.

Closer to home, watching these two characters dance around each others 'stories' gave me a powerful insight in to my own love relationship. What appears to be missing, may not be. And what is as plain as the nose on your face to one person may not be so evident to the other.

Thank goodness these two had fate and a talented writer prodding them together. In real life (mine) that is not usually the case. I almost lost my Eldala.

Understanding, like inspiration, often comes from the most unlikely place. Who'd a thunk that reading a love story peopled with evil despots and curses and magic (read fantasy) would clue me in to what a big lug I've been for the last seven years.

Thank you, Michelle Gregory (my fellow HSP) from the bottom of my heart. And, thank you to my Eldala, for not letting go.

To everyone else, if you like a good love story spiced with danger, intrique, a kingdom to be saved and a people to be freed, Eldala is your ticket. Click here to buy a copy.

If you're touchy feely, like me, order the paperback version. If you're more like my sister-in-law, Carolyn, and prefer your books in digital form, you'll find those here, too. But, either way, grab your copy soon.

OH YES! And thank you to Christine Hole at The Writers Hole. I won my copy of Eldala in her You've Come a Long Way Baby Contest/Blogfest and how lucky for me. Thanks, Christine!

~ Olivia J. Herrell



Enjoyed the post, I won a book a little while back and once I settled down to read it it was excellent.

Have a good week-end,

Michelle Gregory said...

you sweetheart. thank you for this review. i'll link as soon as i have the chance.

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Yvonne, thank you so much for always taking the time to stop by and comment. I hope you gave as much fun reading your win as I did mine.

Michelle, thank YOU!

The Words Crafter said...

First, congrats on winning the book. Second, for reading it. I, too, have stacks. Several started and put down for some reason or another....

This sounds really good. And, like you, I find truisms all over the place that speak to my life. The trick is to find them.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

dolorah said...

This is the best book review I've read in a while Olivia. This novel did exactly what it was intended to do; transport you to another world, and suggest insights into your own reality.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the novel


Michelle Gregory said...

Donna and Olivia - here i thought i was just writing a story for my kids. i'm amazed at what it does for readers. thanks.

Jules said...

Nice review Rebel. What else can I say?! :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Nighfala said...

You're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Olivia.

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