By day, I'm an appellate lawyer. By night, I'm a wife, mother of two, and author/lover of all things Greek mythology. I'm a native Floridian, frustrated world traveler, unrepentant dreamer, lover of acoustic music and not-so-closet geek. Destined, being released November 17, 2011, is my first novel. Stay tuned for Beneath the Surface, co-written with the amazing Nikki Katz.
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by Jessie Harrell
Approx. 86,960 words.
Published on November 14, 2011.
A reimaginnig of the ancient myth of Eros & Psche, told with a fresh, modern-day approach, yet still set in ancient times. Fans of Greek mythology and heart-stopping YA romance will not want to miss this tender and epic tale of love, loss and redemption.
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Smashwords book reviews by Jessie Harrell
- My Enchanted Life
on Jan. 24, 2012
My Enchanted Life is a light-hearted and fun read for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance - particularly YA.
Laura Eno's writing style drew me in immediately. Despite being Indie published, her editing was flawless and I was very impressed by the overall quality of the novel.
In this book, the main character, Emma, finds out on her 18th birthday that she has inherited a house in England and a powerful heritage. When she arrives at her new estate, she's greeted by every manner of enchanted creature you can imagine (except weres and vampires). But elves, sirens, dragons, shape shifters, and even demons, make an appearance. And the house -- it's quite simply enchanted. Eno's descriptions of the creatures and home make you feel like you're really there without slowing down the story.
The twists and turns in the story were also fun and added to the suspense. If I had to pin point the one thing that I didn't quite love, it was that the novel was so lighthearted, I never really believed that Emma was in that great of danger, even when she was. But perhaps that comes from me reading darker novels recently.
I'd say that fans of Ella Enchanted, classic fairy tales, or younger YA in general, will probably love this novel.