Monday, August 22, 2011

Phantom Lives by Elizabeth Lorraine

Phantom Lives is an intriguing fantasy - a world in which Elizabeth has created, both unique and very different. Not my usual genre, but spreading my wings this year, have ventured into unknown paths and throughly enojoyed my path so far !! Here is the book cover, blurb and my thoughts ;)

Abigail Black, an heiress from Memphis is on the run from her abusive boyfriend, Dallas. In the process she finds out that there she is being pulled towards something, and someone, that she thought only existed in her dreams.
Another page turning adventure from Elizabeth Loraine. Phantom Lives intertwines the modern world with the post Civil War world of Collier, a plantation Abigail had dreamt about her entire life. Now she is about to find out why. Another fantasy world of spirits and immortals is built in a way which fans of Ms Loraine’s will again thoroughly enjoy. Find out who Abigail was in the past and how it changes everything.

Abigail Black has escaped the clutches of her evil abusive boyfriend-Dallas. She has planned her escape and one stormy night flees into the night unknown as to where she is going, she just needs to start over. Abigail drives into the night not knowing where she is headed until she finds the plantation in her dreams and knows this is her calling – her destiny.

Not short of cash, due to her inheritance, Abbi buys Collier mansion and starts restoration, with the Help of William - the mansion is said to be haunted and Abbi realizes that the house is special. Strange things become about, a mystery being put forth and here she meets her destiny. Bill and Abbi are taken into a world at Collier that they never thought could ever exist, filled with spirits, immortals entwining with the modern world with post civil war of Collier.

*Collier being the plantation that has haunted Abbi’s dreams her whole life **

Along the way Abigail finds out who she was in her past life, and her destiny as the keeper of the gates. With an array of friends to help protect her against the evil that lurches Abigail and William are sent on a journey that could possibly last a lifetime.

My Thoughts!!

Wow, if you’re a lover of fantasy, time travel, and world filled with spirits and immortals, action and adventure  this is certainly a treat for you.  Elizabeth has meshed post Civil War and today’s modern society into her story creating a complete world of her own. Interesting, intriguing and very cleverly woven throughout.

 Immortals that have lived years: many years- protecting the gates and Collier from intruders and also Collier Manson protecting itself from anyone not destined to enter. This alone was fascinating!!!

I’m sure the array of mystery in *Phantom Lives* will certainly keep your interest piqued throughout.  Elizabeth has created characters, moments with  twists and turns that will have you mind boggled and also wandering in which direction Abbi’s life is headed and if she will survive the evil clutches. Moments where you’re gasping, very intrigued and also curious as to which direction there paths will take.

The world building was very unique and cleverly scripted, giving us fantasy,, action, adventure with   immortals and a world entirely of its own – two worlds colliding... and entwining !

 A plot  that flows from beginning to end, we switch back and forth in some stages throughout, between both worlds – you must pay attention here lol.. You don’t want to miss a thing - but a definite must read.

 Filled with a cast of characters I’m sure you will enjoy twists and turns, kick arse characters and a fulfilling new world entirely of its own for the reader to absorb.!! It is delivered to us with post civil war but this meshes well within the storyline giving us past, history and also a new beginning, essential for the storyline and  with Abbi being the missing link to  the safelty within both worlds.

Eagerly look forward to book 2 to see which path Elizabeth takes us ...

Phantom Lives can be brought here > PHANTOM LIVES

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