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Elaine Calloway writes paranormal fantasy books with romance elements. She sets her tales in iconic cities such as New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco.
In her books, you'll find characters such as Elementals, Ghosts, Fallen Angels, and more.
She is currently writing the Elemental Clan Series, which casts Nature's 4 Elementals--Water, Fire, Earth, and Wind--and their quest to save innocent souls from the evil Fallen Angel packs.
Originally from New Orleans (she can still do a decent Cajun accent upon request), she grew up with fresh seafood, a love of old steeples, cemeteries and architecture, and exposure to a melting pot of people.
For more info, visit her Web site at www.elainecalloway.com.
on Oct. 26, 2015 :
Amanda and Jake are on the way to an abandoned amusement park. Amanda is supposed to check the carousel and recommend the best way to restore it to it’s original state and all the repairs it needs. It was through Jake’s contractor that’s she’s permitted to do this. They’ve only been dating a little over a month and haven’t spent the night together so this is going to be an experiment of sorts for them. This abandoned amusement park, Zephyr Land, happens to be in a town called Abandon as well. As we learn, Amanda can talk to ghosts much to her dislike. Turns out she isn’t the only one with powers. Jake has powers as well that allow him to pick locks and bend them to his will.
We learn that Jake is there to investigate on why the roller coaster derailed and killed a bunch of riders about ten years before. Amanda is creeped out by the park but doesn’t want to interfere with Jake’s investigation and she also doesn’t want to mess up her opportunity as well. Things are okay in the beginning and then they start to go from okay to worse in a quick moment.
This was a good read. I was attracted to the cover but the description is what really pulled me in. I haven’t read many books with ghosts in them that I have liked but I’m glad to say that this one made it on my like list. The characters are likable and the descriptions of the places and items are lifelike and believable. The author, Elaine Calloway, is an author that I’ve heard of but hadn’t read before. Since this is the second book in the series, and I hadn’t read the first and liked this so much, I went and purchased the first book! I can’t wait to read it as well and see what it has to offer. These are stand a lone books so reading out of order won’t matter.
(I received this book free via Smashwords in exchange for my honest review)
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on Oct. 20, 2015 :
This is the second book in Calloway's Souther Ghosts series, set in Abandon, Alabama in an abandoned amusement park and absolutely everything is haunted. But only the "gifted" ones know for sure. Amanda knows a lot about carousels and came with her boyfriend Jake to study older ones in hopes to write a paper to get an apprenticeship. Jake, on the other hand is interested i the roller coasters. They then discover that something ha been done to kill a few people, and these people are trying to get their justice.
The descriptive narrating of the book is amazing, you can really see what's going on and imagine it in intense details. The characters are full of life and their personalities are developed fully. You don't have to have read the first book in the series to know what was going on (I didn't) but I wasn't lost and everything made sense, but I'm sure it's a great idea to read the first book before this one.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)