This Same Earth: Elemental Mysteries #2

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Book Two of the Elemental Mysteries Series.

Beatrice De Novo thought she had left the supernatural world behind…for the most part. But when the past becomes the present, will she leave her quiet life in Los Angeles to follow a mystery she thought had abandoned her? Where has Giovanni Vecchio been, and why has he returned?

This is the sequel to A Hidden Fire. More

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About Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice.

She currently lives in Central California with an eight-year-old ninja who claims to be her child. She enjoys music, writing, travel, and bowling (despite the fact that she's not very good at it). Someday, she plans to learn how to scuba dive. And maybe hang glide... but that looks like a lot of running.

She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, and other works of fiction.

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Review by: Lesley Koolman on May 22, 2013 : star star star star
Loved it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Fiona Lane on May 01, 2013 : star star star star
Loved this book as I did the others
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ella Wolf on April 27, 2013 : star star star star star
I like it! Very nice reading!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rob Thompson on Feb. 15, 2013 : star star star star
The second in the series, moves the saga along at a good pace. Of the 4 books, this wasn't my favorite but it is essential to the story. So read this and be prepared for a wild ride in the next two books
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Review by: Rick Petrey on Oct. 23, 2012 : star star star star star
The story is moving along nicely cant wait to see what happen next. I am very pleased
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kristy Hoover on Sep. 19, 2012 : star star star star star
Hunter utilizes her creative talent to flesh out the original characters as B matures over five years into a strong young woman while adding historical background broadening the story. New characters are introduced that bring emotional depth to Gio and B. Hunter has created a great recipe mixing the perfect amounts of real life experiences to paranormal, fantasy, mystery, and romance with a dash of sassy humor.
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Review by: suzanne lasseter on May 15, 2012 : star star star star star
I absolutely loved this second editons to the Elemental Mysteries series. The beginning journal entries of the five years of B's life were a great introduction and wonderful and frustrating at the same time. You got to glimpse how B was growing up and continuing her education, basically making a life for herself. However, she still has not let go of hope that she may be reunited with Gio once again. You as the reader, become just as pissed and frustrated with Gio because even though he's trying to give her room to live her life without the distractions of his lifestyle, B is still so desperately in love with him and needs him in her life.

Eventually, Gio does decide to come back into her life, and B is just not sure if she wants him now. Things are going good for her: a great new job, a wonderful boyfriend, and a cozy home. Life is good. But Gio is determined to make her see that he was absent for her own good, but now he is here to stay.

Soon B sees that she cannot live life without Gio and she begins to slowly let him become part of her life again. However, his world is a dangerous one, and once again B becomes entrenched in some very life threatnening disasters at the hands of Gio's only son, Lorenzo. Gio enlists the help of Carwyn and Tenzin to help keep B safe.All the while, Gio is still trying to find our what happend with B's father, Stephen DeNovo, and his fathers library that he believes is rightly his.

This is another fantastic story in the Elemental Mysteries series and literally had me on the edge of my seat. There was not one boring moment!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Caroline Coutu on April 17, 2012 : (no rating)
Very very very good read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Tekopp Mänskliga on Jan. 04, 2012 : star star star star star
A fantastic sequel that delves further into the minds of the characters so brilliantly drawn out in A Hidden Fire.

The diary entries were a fantastic way to bring us up-to-date for the 5 year lapse between books.

Beatrice's fear of abandonment comes to light gradually with her reluctance to let Gio back into her life and keeping her latest boyfriend Mano at arm's length.

Although she has carved out a nice, quiet life for herself after finishing her graduate studies. She subconsciously yearns for a more exciting life. If she didn't she would cut all ties with the few Vampires she acquainted with like our favourite Welsh priest and ancient luddite assassin.

I'll definitely be waiting with bated breath for the next installment.
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Review by: dior gal on Dec. 30, 2011 : star star star star star
The easy style and elegance of Hunter's writing picks up with Beatrice and Gio five years after the end of A Hidden Fire. Beatrice's has now completed her post-grad studies and secured for herself a fabulous job and a small collection of friends in California.
Nothing stays hidden forever though and fans will be happy when Gio comes back into the frame. In typical Gio style, he deftly inserts himself back into Beatrice's life whether she wants him there or not.

As Beatrice slowly becomes reimmersed in the supernatural world, she cautiously opens herself up to the idea of a relationship with Gio again. This book focuses a lot on the tenuous development of their relationship and it's done in a wonderfully realistic way. Hunter truly does excel in the details and nuances that shape a relationship. Whilst Beatrice and Gio are the heart of the books, the supporting cast still play an important role and new characters come in too. The subtle menace contained in the previous book is still there and there's plenty of action throughout. A shocking murder. A kidnapping. Childhood memories. New alliances. Family new and old. All adding up to another amazing finale.

Hunter gets better and better and for me she's an honest-to-goodness terrific storyteller who builds her books around the characters within them. My only complaint is it should have been Le Havre, not La Havre! She's artful and full of aptitude when it comes to threading together a right good yarn. Knowing that the previously planned trilogy will now be extended to a four book series has me even happier. Bring on March!
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