Building From Ashes (Elemental World #1) by Elizabeth Hunter – Review @EHunterWrites

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Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Building From Ashes by Elizabeth Hunter. The first book in her new spin-off series, Elemental World.

  …So what’s this book about?

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Building From Ashes (Elemental World #1) by Elizabeth Hunter – Review @EHunterWritesMy Rating:
Title: Building From Ashes by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental World #1
Published by Self-Published on 19 October, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Narrator: Dina Pearlman
Length: 14 hours 8 minutes
No. of Pages: 326

~~~The first book in the highly anticipated Elemental World series, by Elizabeth Hunter, author of the best-selling Elemental Mysteries.~~~

In a world teetering on the edge of change, two beings struggle to find their purpose. Will their paths lead them closer together or tear their worlds apart?

For a thousand years, powerful earth vampire Carwyn ap Bryn has served others. God. His family. His friends. But tragedy and loss disrupt his peaceful existence, causing him to question everything he has committed his eternity to.

Brigid Connor has known about vampires since they rescued her from a painful childhood. But not even their vast elemental power can save her from the demons that torment her.

As loyalties are tested and new paths are forged, a lurking danger slowly grows in the Elemental World. Carwyn and Brigid learn that even secrets revealed can come back to haunt you when you least expect it.

Source: Bought
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦*

Building From Ashes is primarily an urban vampire romance with a thriller/mystery plot running along in the background. It’s the first book in the Elemental World series, a spin-off of the Elemental Mysteries series quartet.

We read this story through the eyes of Carwyn ap Bryn and Brigid Connor although I felt that it was Brigid’s story a little more than Carwyn’s. The timeline in this story stretches from before A Hidden Fire starts (finding out a little about Carwyn’s history and Brigid’s childhood) until after A Fall of Water finishes. Therefore, I think that you should read the Elemental Mysteries quartet first to enjoy this book to it’s fullest.

…So, what did I like about it?

Everything! I’m already a fan of Ms Hunter; her writing style, the characters she creates, and the way she unfolds her stories to us. Building From Ashes didn’t let me down. I enjoyed the development of the relationships between not only Carwyn & Brigid but all the characters in this story and how it added background “meat” to the Elemental Mysteries quartet books.

This story held me from start to finish, I found it a real page turner – couldn’t put it down! Carwyn had me laughing and yes, a few tears did fall on a number of occasions too plus the mystery element to this story had me completely baffled, the plot’s unexpected twists and turns keeping me on the edge of my seat.

…So, um, was there anything I disliked about it?

No, not a thing! 😉

…So, basically what I’m saying is…

I really loved this book! I was already completely captivated by Carwyn and I relished the chance to get to know who Brigid was and fall in love with her too! Anyone who has already read and enjoyed Giovanni & Beatrice’s story in the Elemental Mysteries series will love Building From Ashes too.

Keep reading to find out more about the series and its author.

Elemental World by Elizabeth Hunter

Continue reading in the expanded universe of the Elemental Mysteries. Read the romance stories of Carwyn and Brigid, Terry and Gemma, Baojia and Natalie, Murphy and Anne, Lucien and Makeda. As well as Tenzin’s origin story.

Books in the Series

Buy these stories in print, ebook or audiobook.

Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository

About Elizabeth Hunter

Author - Elizabeth Hunter

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international bestselling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family.

She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide. She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

About Dina Pearlman

Narrator - Dina Pearlman

Dina Pearlman says, "After 4 years at Carnegie Mellon University, I came to New York to pursue acting professionally. I languished in sorrow and Fritos for a year and half, enduring a steady stream of rejection, broken occasionally by an appearance in a sparsely attended showcase production of an obscure play, somewhere obscure.

One day, after having received a particularly painful rejection, I decided to get up off my tuchis and head down to Gladys' Comedy Room to try my hand at stand-up comedy. I wrote my act on the 2nd avenue bus whilst travelling between 81st and 53rd streets, had two gin and tonics, got up on the stage and killed. I then decided that while acting would always be my first love, stand-up was a way to get my performing jones out in the meantime.

Shortly thereafter I landed a sketch comedy pilot on ABC, followed by some regional theater, followed by a Spike Lee movie, followed by more theater and TV and so it went. Somehow or another, this ol' goofus from New Jersey had herself an acting career.

Narrator for the Anna Strong Chronicles, Kris Longknife series, the Dock Five Universe, Cece Caruso mysteries, along with some nonfiction."

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to read my thoughts about Building From Ashes. I hope I’ve tempted you to read it too.

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Elizabeth Hunter has written lots of books that I’ve loved reading. I’ve added her to my Favourite Authors page. Before you leave, check out which amazing authors I’ve mentioned as my favourites.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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