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Christie Rich resides in Northern Utah with her husband, two children, spastic puppy, and two lazy cats. In addition to writing, she enjoys painting, reading, hiking, playing with her children, and anything that is creative.
Five is the first in many books to come.
Reach me at Authorchristierich@gmail.com
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
on March 09, 2013 :
I loved this book, each book in this series just gets better and better, and now I really need to get book 4 Horizon. I was left wanting more. I hope to be able to get it soon.
I really fell in love with Heath in this book. He is the ultimate hot guy that has it all. In my opinion. I won’t say why I like him so much, beyond his hotteness, but that is not all there is to this complicated man.
I feel so bad for Rayla and what she has to go through in this book. I felt like I was on an emotional roller-coaster along with Rayla. How is she supposed to choose, when she spends time with each Fae lord, and gets to know them, that they all have some qualities that touch her. I myself still am all for Heath. I did love Zach, and part of me still does. But Heath to me, is the one who truly loves Rayla, and is the only one who seems to not really care about the power she will bring.
I don’t want to say too much more. I will share a few good teasers for you:
Quadruple crap. Why couldn’t I control myself? Why did he have this effect on me? “Are you compelling me right now?”To my surprise, his smile held an edge of sadness. “That would give you a much needed excuse, but I am afraid I am not.”Curse my body for reacting to his. As long as I kept him out of my heart, I would be okay.“I think it a bit too late for that, my dear.”“You’re using old man speak again.” I made a face. “It’s creepy.”He chuckled. “I’ll try to remember that, but I haven’t been around humans much in the past hundred years. It’s hard to keep up with the changes in common dialect.”“Let’s keep on topic, Jett. You were going to teach me how to control my mind.”
And this one
Once freed from the barrier our souls connected briefly before he pulled away. In that insanely short time, I knew him. It would take me an eternity to sort through all this information, but I couldn’t wait that long.I flung myself at him and peppered his face with kisses. He laughed and pulled me tighter, pushing me up against the closed door. He braced my back and lifted. I wrapped my legs around his waist, preparing for the best kiss of my life.“Ahem.”I clamped my eyes shut and groaned. How had I forgotten Grace was in the room? I lowered myself to the floor and Heath gave me a look that told me we would finish this later.Oh yeah we would.
Yeah, this book has some major great swoon scenes in it, and some great suspense, twist and turns you won’t see coming too. This entire series is very well written, and really hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the world that Christie created.
You need to try this series. It truly is amazing, its great along the lines how I think the Iron Fey series is great, which is a compliment to this one. Nothing is alike or anything, just the greatness of it, and the only thing similar is that its got the fae in them.
Give it a try, read my reviews of the first 2 as well. I hope to get Horizon soon, so I can read and review it. As soon as I can.
5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended!!
(note, I finished this book weeks ago, and did not realize that my review didn’t post, my computer crashed after I thought I posted, but it didn’t and my word doc didn’t recover all my review either, so had to start over, mostly, lol)
I was provided a copy of this book from the author for my honest review, thanks Christie, I appreciate it, and enjoyed it more than I can say.
Check out my post at my blog, with links to previous reviews that have great Dream Cast in them. at Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books. Link for Dream Cast in Book 1 review >>http://concisebookreviewsbymichelle.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaway-book-tour-five-elemental.html
(reviewed 48 days after purchase)
on Nov. 02, 2012 :
Very good! Entertaining, good plot, characters, a fun and exciting read.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
on Oct. 05, 2012 :
loved this book can't wait for the next one
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Aug. 31, 2012 :
“Genesis,” the third installment of Christie Rich’s “Elemental Enmity” series, really injects the romance into paranormal romance.
There are more emotional entanglements in this novel than at the nearest Twilight convention. I mean, really, all Stephenie Meyer could come up with was a rather sedate love triangle … and even KStew’s best, er, recent efforts can’t hold a candle to Rich’s construct--a full frontal love hexagon.
That’s right. One woman. Five men.
Gives new meaning to putting a hex on someone … huh?
Now, before your minds slither into dark and delightful places, let me clarify: “Genesis” isn’t some sleazy, sloppy, sex-fest. It’s an emotional hurricane, all right, but it’s a hurricane with class.
Rayla is really put through the wringer in this book. She’s threatened, teased, tempted, and subjected to all sorts of manipulations that leave her—and the reader—aflutter. There are at least a dozen instances in which the readers would totally understand if the poor girl just threw in the towel and gave the hell up.
Does she or doesn’t she? Will she or won’t she?
Something tells me that Rich takes savage delight in toying with the emotions of her readers.
Once again, Rich's audience will be enchanted by her tale. Her characters shine, her settings and descriptions are brilliant, and her storytelling prowess is on full display. I enthusiastically recommend “Genesis” to YA, PNR, and fantasy fans.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
on Aug. 31, 2012 :
Genesis by Christie Rich is the third novel in this series about an Elemental named Rayla Tate. So far it has been my favorite. In “Five” the first of this series, we are introduced to Rayla, who is an Elemental, or one who can manipulate the elements. She was raised in the dark about Elementals and the fae realm she’d soon get thrown into. We are also introduced to four fae lords, all of who are hoping to win Rayla’s heart and convince her to bond with them. The first novel wasn’t action packed, but I did enjoy a lot of the world building and the beginnings of a romance. It was a fair set up to the next in line “Dark Matter”.
In the second novel we learn more about each fae lord as Rayla tries to choose which one to bond with. We also meet a new one here. Action was better in this second novel, as well as the characters behaving in a more believable manner. Editing in the first novel wasn’t the best, a few typos and such tripped me up more than I would have liked. “Dark Matter” had fewer problems and for the most part I enjoyed it.
In Genesis we find the characters developed even more. I found myself able to connect with the main character in a way that I had not in the first two. The tension is held well from start to finish and the action is better in my opinion. There weren’t as many slow spots that tended to make the text drag. It should be enough for those who want more than straight romance in their stories, though things are definitely still hot between Rayla and the lords here. The romance part has been a high positive for me in all three novels and is what first caught and held my attention in “Five” and “Dark Matter”. I personally don’t mind a small lag in action if it helps to build up the romance part of things. I believe there is a balance in this third novel that wasn’t in the first two.
If I had to pick a downside to this series, and especially in book three, it is Rayla’s constant questioning of the lord she finally ends up choosing. (You’ll have to read for yourself to learn which one.) I actually found myself getting irritated with her a few times. I didn’t mind problems cropping up to keep the two apart, but I didn’t like her constant questioning of his motives. I wanted her to grow up, take charge of her life, and stop acting so confused. But, all in all, this was a minor point and not enough to make me stop reading. I would like to give Genesis 4.5 stars but half stars aren’t available. I think Christie Rich is getting better with each novel and I’m definitely looking forward to book four.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
on Aug. 20, 2012 :
As Junie B. Jones would say, "Wowie-wow-wow!" If you've read this far in the series you know what to expect from Christie Rich: amazingly descriptive scenes, crazily creative characters and sizzling, smoking chemistry! And Genesis does not disappoint! Yummy, yummy, yummy!
I love, love, love the absolute depth of each character and we get to really know each of the lords in Genesis ... and each and every one of them are a surprise!!! It's amazing how much emotion you feel along with Rayla: fear, uncertainity, compassion and lots of frustration. It seems crazy that she could be feeling so much and for so many guys, but it just so works in this book. Truly my only complaint is that the book has ended (and ooh-ooh-ooh what an ending!) and now I must wait for book 4. Please write faster, Ms. Rich! I must know what happens!!!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)