Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Book and a Chat with C. Elizabeth

Whenever we had plums or prunes when I was young or in fact anything with stones, we used to count them up afterwards with the “tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor… rhyme. My guest today could almost relate to that going though the artistic hobbies she’s had.

C Elizabeth, has dabbled in many different things, art, photography, needlework, you name it she’s tried it, but always the original momentum has died out and she has got bored with the hobby.

That was until she started listening to the story in her head and writing her first book in 2009, even then the ending came to her before the beginning and she basically wrote each chapter backwards. However the story was there and with becoming an author found the artistic outlet she’d always been looking for.

Written in just 11days her first book “Absolute Obsession” was her first book, and the start of what will be a three book series. This contemporary adult romance novel was quickly followed by book two of the series “Absolute Obstruction” and a third book is already in the editing stage.

After her initial success, C. Elizabeth has now turned her hand to YA literature in the shape of her latest book, the absorbing YA paranormal novel “Soul Control”.

About “Soul Control”: (taken from Amazon)

“Lead us not into temptation, deliver us from evil.”

These words ring true for seventeen-year-old Saydi Gardiner upon discovering her ancestry. But if she has any doubts, further confirmation is forthcoming and it comes in the form of a wickedly gorgeous Nathanael Braxton, when he steals her heart and cuddles into her sole – the last place the boy should be.

Nineteen-year-old Nathanael’s unrelenting good looks aren’t the only thing that make him dangerous – and he knows it! However, his caring half-human self struggles with a loyalty – a loyalty that binds him to the hunt for the soul that will give his family the power they seek. There’s only one problem: When he finds her, Nathanael falls in love with his prey – Saydi

The book has already received many great reviews from the YA blogosphere, comments such as…

This book was engrossing from the very beginning, with a great plot and great characters.  It was a fantastic take on the “good vs. evil” battle, with neither side being entirely good nor entirely evil.  That made all of the characters that much more believable, despite their obvious paranormal backgrounds. 

 I also liked that the story didn’t just center on Nathanael and Saydi the entire book, but included the other characters with true stories of their own.  The story line between Nathanael and his mom was one of my favorites, full of raw emotion and angst.  The struggles between Saydi and her three best friends were ever changing and their involvement with Nathanael’s brothers added a lot to the story.
(The Caffeinated Diva)

With the third book in the “Absolute Obsession” series, plus a others in her YA series I can see the name C. Elizabeth being one to follow in the future.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with C. Elizabeth


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"C. Elizabeth - Soul Control"

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1 comment:

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