Thursday, June 7, 2012

Feature: A Fall of Water (Elemental Mysteries #4) by Elizabeth Hunter

Welcome to another fabulous blog feature!  This week, the spotlight is on Ms. Elizabeth Hunter, the author of the amazing Elemental Mysteries series!  I have had the pleasure of working on Elizabeth's books, and I have loved every minute of it. I truly have become a huge fan, and I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to share in this world. 

Elizabeth is celebrating the release of the fourth and final book of the series with a little blog tour, and she will be joining us tomorrow, Friday, June 8, 2012, with a bit of an excerpt including some behind-the-scenes commentary to give you a little peek into the novel.

Today, you can read my review and see what I really think about the book, series, and some of the characters.  Hahaha...  Be sure to stop back by tomorrow!  See you then!

A Fall of Water (Elemental Mysteries #4)
by Elizabeth Hunter
Published June 5, 2012
Available Format: Paperback, ebook

My Rating: ★★★★★

While the couple still mourns their losses in the far East, Gio and Beatrice are called to Rome. The city proves to be a hotbed of vampire politics and danger for the two, as well as their friends, Tenzin and Carwyn.  When Gio is taken prisoner by his "step-mother," it is up to Beatrice to devise a plan for his escape and a way to thwart his captor's power for good.  The elements finally collide in this remarkable conclusion to the series.

Thank God, Elizabeth knows how to write!  Her voice is superb, her characters are so intricately developed, and the plot is absolutely flawless.  I have been completely enamored with this story from the very beginning, and I truly hate to see the series end (although I believe we haven't seen the last of these characters!). 

This book brought out so many emotions in me.  From some steamy love scenes, to fast-paced action, to heart-wrenching good-byes, this book (series) has it all.  At one point, I was in tears, and it struck me that I would be so moved by that particular scene.  I don't want to give any spoilers away, but it was 'a long time a comin',' and it was probably one of the saddest scenes from the series for me.

If you've read any of my other reviews, you know that I am quite the fan of Dottore Vecchio, but I do have to say, I really rather think Father Carwyn is more my type.  Gio would be nice to look at, but Carwyn could certainly keep me laughing, and he obviously has a super-sensitive side as well. I am beyond thrilled that Elizabeth is currently working on a story that is all about Carwyn!  I cannot wait for its release (Winter 2012).