Publisher Eternal Press

Publisher Eternal Press
Love and the Paranormal

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Title: The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae Author: Stephanie Laurens Genre: Historical Romance Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs At the Cavendish House in London, Angelica Rosalind Cynster spies her hero, a tall dark stranger that she insists a friend introduce her to. Her sister's have captured their loves and she knows this man is hers, but after the introduction and trip to the gardens, she hopes for a kiss, he proceeds to kidnap her, and whisk her away. She, of course, is furious but can not oppose the strength in his hands. Viscount Debenham is ecstatic for his prey just fell into his waiting arms. He sends her off in his carriage all trussed up like a prize pig and returns to the party to keep the guilt off his impeccable name. Angelica is livid by the time her chosen hero returns but he asks to explain and she listens. Being a Cynster, she forms plans of her own and even before the trip to Scotland is underway, she has an agenda. This is a funny, romantic, passionate, adventurous, gallop of a story that I fell in love with. I read it in two days and its not a light book. I loved it, could not put it down. I highly recommend this lovely story and know you will thoroughly enjoy it too. I gave it Five Stars. The characters were well developed and the plot exciting. Besides each having their own good redeeming qualities they each had their own hidden problems. The minor characters were endearing as well. The Scottish clan as a whole had their own personality and of course the Cynster clan never fails to inspire. It was a grand conclusion to the three book trilogy. I loved this story and hope to read more as exciting from Laurens shortly. I can never get enough. Linda Hays-Gibbs

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Title: In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster Author: Stephanie Laurens Genre Regency Romance Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs This is an exciting romantic adventure with all the bells and whistles we rely on Laurens to give her readers. Eliza is being guarded while her sister Heather and Breckenridge enjoy their betrothal ball. She is given a note to meet someone in a back parlor and her curiosity made her go. There, she is drugged and kidnapped away to Scotland by Scrope, acting for a Highland Laird. On the way to Edinburgh, she sees Jeremy Carling pass and yells for help. He is an unlikely hero because he is a scholar not a warrior, but he follows and tries to help her. Eliza is a shy lady that can't ride horses, so her rescue involves a lot of walking through the highlands to get to England. Eliza felt jealous of her sister that was rescued from the Laird by Breckenridge and they fell in love. Now she see it as a terrifying experience.She hopes Jeremy will be her hero but he never acted like a hero before. He has to find the courage within him to perform his rescue of Eliza. Eliza finds her courage and unlikely hero is just what she needed. They run and run till you and they are thoroughly exhausted. Finally they make it home but the mystery of the Laird's reasons for kidnapping, not one but two Cynster girls, is still unknown. This is an exciting, riveting, erotic tale, a super good regency romance. I give this lovely story Five Stars. The characters are explained in detail with their foibles and psychosis. They are a treat. I recommend this to all readers of regency. Linda Hays-Gibbs

Friday, January 17, 2014

Title: Rise to Power, The Chronicles of David's Life Author: Uvi Poznansky Genre: Historical Religious Fantasy Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs Engrossing, Perceptive, and Introspective This exceptional story opens at the end of David's life, when he is old and feeble. He is feeling he is a lunatic like Saul was. He is trying to put his life into some semblance of order and wants his legacy to be written down in his own memoirs. David is old, sick and feeling totally alone. He realizes that a crown is just a symbol of being a king and a kingdom is held by strength and powers which he thinks he has lost. Then the author takes you back to David's youth and how he felt when he first met Saul. It lets you see the insanity of Saul's reign. David is a child dodging spears from an insane King that believes David covets his throne. You hear David's thoughts as he wants to be a king and he memorizes every aspect of Saul's rule. David even chastises himself for coveting the kingdom of Saul. These are deep introspections of his whole life, goals, and motives. It us an inspiring perspective of the heart of a child. a poet, a shepard, a musician, a soldier, a fugitive, a killer and a king. It is so engrossing and and personable. A very different glimpse into what David's whole life could have felt like. His emotions, his mind and his life is laid bare. This is a refreshing viewpoint and a deeply poetic endeavor. I was inspired and captive by the author's incredible poetic license and inspired by her revelations into David's life. I enjoyed it and look forward to her future works. I gave her Five Stars for her ingenuity and introspection with exceptional probing into this iconic historical figure. It was just wonderful to see David as a person with all his trials and successes and even failures expressed so succinctly. Linda Hays-Gibbs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Also see my reviews at Alabama resident, Linda Hays-Gibbs finalist in Author of the Year Contest Subject: Author of the Year News MARSocial Author of the year competition is the greatest and first of its kind, social media event ever. From amongst the millions of authors on twitter, Linda Hays-Gibbs book excerpt from “Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul" her 2nd novel in an Angel Series has made it through to the final stages of what has now become known as the X-Factor of the writing competition world. This particular competition also happens to be the biggest author/book/film competition every launched on the world-wide-web. It has been running for the past two months and during this time has already had over 200,000 different author’s book excerpt tweets shared with the twitter audience as well as other social media sites. One single book excerpt has been shared over the internet via, twitter and other social media sites over 11,000 times, substantiating the fact that news of this amazing competition has literally gone out to billions of people. Authors representing countries as far flung as the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, France China, Russia as well as numerous others have made this a truly international event where age just isn’t a factor, for example the representative finalist from Wales is a seventy eight year old female. She has so far accumulated over three and a half thousand book excerpt tweets. MARSocial in conjunction with Keeran Vaanie Creations International Film Producers have developed an Author of the Year competition that is run by authors for the benefit of all the authors who enter. Excerpts of the participants’ books are tweeted and re-tweeted throughout the competition. Linda Hays-Gibbs submitted an excerpt from her e-book and Print novel, "Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul" in her Guardian Angel series. It is published y Eternal Press. "Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul" is a paranormal tale of magic, treachery, life, love, salvation and coming of age. A gripping inspirational tale that is hard to put down. In fact, one reviewer on Amazon said, “I was late for work, twice!” On February 1st the winner of the Ephraim Prize will be announced and the world of social media will once again return to normal. The final stages of the competition are coming together as the finalists altruistically share their competitors’ excerpts to millions of social media followers around the world in their hope of claiming the prize. Along with being announced Author of the Year, the winner also stands the chance of having his or her book adapted into a film by Keeran Vaani Creations. Joseph Ephraim or “Cap’n Joe” as he is known is the founder of the competition and is quoted as saying, “Our aim is to give all our Marzian authors who enter this competition as much maximum exposure via the large social media networking sites as we possibly can.” Cap'n Joe ;)" Linda Hays-Gibbs is a Moundville resident but has lived in Birmingham, Demopolis and Tuscaloosa. She is a 66 year old grandmother and graduate of The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Her 3 children and five grandchildren encourage her writing. She suffers from health issues but attends her church regularly. Her great great great grandpa was Daniel Boone. She claims she loves to explore too.She loves to write and is an inspiration to her friends and children. This contest has her very excited, "My book is about salvation. I would love to see it as a movie. I'm so excited about being a finalist!" --------------------- #MARSocial's #Author of Year #Finalist "Angel in My Heart Devil" in My Soul" by @RoseDru63 #Amazon #NYTimes:…

Monday, January 13, 2014

I'm a Finalist!! Woot!! Woot!! I'm so excited. Please retweet and advertise this for me anywhere and everywhere. Love to all!!
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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Title: Miss Bennet's Naughty Secret,a scandal in Surrey Novel
Author: Sandra Sookoo
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Review Rating: Four Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

A Hot Merry Chase!

     This is an interesting erotic novel that uses a secret passageway as a 
means for a young lady to spy on a young handsome man and explore fantasies. She 
is called mad  for her weirdness but he is called worse.
  It seems that Miss Elinor Bennet has painfully lost everyone she has ever 
loved and vows to never love, never marry, or even get close to another again 
for fear of this pain. She was traumatized and seeks gratification by her own 
means and without another person for they only cause pain.
     However; when her only close friend, from childhood moves away, she 
searches the secret passageways for entertainment. 
     A new resident moves into Surrey into her friends house.   Feeling 
vulnerable and lonely though she won't admit it, she decides to find out about 
the new resident and explore the old passageways.   She stumbles into the 
private rooms of a very handsome young man, Mr.  Geoffrey Irvine Ansley. She can 
see him but he can't see her. She finds him in various states of undress and her 
imagination runs wild. Especially when she finds him in a bathtub. Her 
imagination gets the better of her after awhile and he hears her and discovers 
her secret.
     He has a problem of his birth, being born on the wrong side of the blanket 
and feels he would never find a woman that would accept him and never thinks of 
    After they start their affair, it gets to them and their hearts start to 
melt, but will she ever melt enough and does he have enough to give her.
     This is a very erotic and sensual story that leads you on a hot merry 
chase. It is different and delightful but I felt there should have been a little 
more about Geoffrey's life in America or about Miss Bennet's family disasters 
before her aunt and uncle. I did get engrossed in the story and it is my 
understanding that it is a series, so I may be missing some vital information 
that made me feel this way. If that is the case, I apologize to the author and 
must search for her other books.
     I gave the review rating of four stars for the above reason, but I must 
confess it is a grand romantic fanciful story.
 Linda Hays-Gibbs
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