Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Hidden Element Book Review





About the Book:


When Caleb Madroc is used against his will as part of his father’s plan to breed a secret community and infiltrate society with their unique powers, he vows to save his oppressed people and the two children kept from him.

Seven years later, Laura and Ben Fieldstone’s son is abducted, and they are forced to trust a madman’s son who puts his life on the line to save them all. The enemy’s desire to own them—or destroy them—leads to a survival showdown.

Laura and Ben must risk everything to defeat a new nemesis that wants to rule the world with their son, and Caleb may be their only hope—if he survives. But must he sacrifice what he most desires to do so.
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Review
3.5/5
So this hidden civilization is using the human race to build their numbers. They have the ability to read and control peoples mind. Caleb's father is the leader and evil. He wants to be horrible to people to activate their destroyer gene. Laura and her family have a son who has this gene and is being manipulated. Caleb can't take his father anymore and decides to help Laura and her family.
It was a good book. Different from what I have read before. Some things were explained a little to much and it would be hard to keep interested. Besides that I look forward to read more.

Book Excerpt:

Caleb walked down the open corridor to the prisoner’s room. He hesitated lat the door, unlocked it, and pushed it open with conviction. She sat on the concrete floor, naked and small, knees drawn to her chest. Her golden brown hair flowed around her, strands of pure bronze covering her in light. She looked up, eyes wide with fear. Tears dropped like clear pearls from her emerald eyes. Eyes he had looked into with desire and yearning long ago.
“Caleb,” she whispered. “Help me.”
“My father says you must pay for your desertion.”
She put her head on her knees. “What will happen to all of my children? I wanted them to know I was their mother. I wanted to save all of them, but I could only take two. They were my first and I always knew they were mine.”
Like I know they are mine, he wanted to say. Instead, he narrowed his eyes at her and walled himself off from her plea. “They aren’t your children. They belong to the community.”
“Mine.”
“Not according to my father.”
She looked up at him, sad and appealing in her bereft nakedness. “Will you watch over them?”
He pulled her up. She covered her breasts with her hair but not her sex. It had held him in a fierce blur of tangled bliss—and had given their sons life. He busied himself by binding wooden cuffs on her wrists.
“Come.” Caleb pulled her to the door.
She screamed and fought him. Her hair flew like wild ropes about her, lashing him. He grabbed her shoulders and shook her. “It will be worse for you if you go like this.”
She slumped against him. He felt her heart beat next to his and her warm breasts. So alive. Not for long. An ache struck him like his father’s whip. He felt the pain deep inside now as his skin had felt many times from lashings. She moved closer into him, twisting his robe in desperation as if clutching onto him would keep her alive. Her thoughts shot clear into his mind. I loved you once. I needed you then. Our sons need you now. My other children need you.
“You needed a lot of other males after me.”
She looked up at him. “Not like you, Caleb. You were my first. You knew I wasn’t allowed to breed with only one.”
Caleb nodded. He had loved her too, from afar. He opened his mind to her now. He dare not speak the words out loud. I will protect the children. I promise. But I can’t promise to save you.

ABOUT A HIDDEN ELEMENT:

Evil lurks within…
When Caleb Madroc is used against his will as part of his father’s plan to breed a secret community and infiltrate society with their unique powers, he vows to save his oppressed people and the two children kept from him. Seven years later, Laura and Ben Fieldstone’s son is abducted, and they are forced to trust a madman’s son who puts his life on the line to save them all. The enemy’s desire to own them—or destroy them—leads to a survival showdown. Laura and Ben must risk everything to defeat a new nemesis that wants to rule the world with their son, and Caleb may be their only hope—if he survives. But must he sacrifice what he most desires to do so?
PRAISE FOR A HIDDEN ELEMENT:
"Chilling and dark…a twisty journey into another world." —J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of When Shadows Fall
"Fascinating…a haunting story…"—Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The World Beneath
"Will keep you up long past your bedtime...a pulse-pounding read."—Allan Leverone, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Final Vector

About the Author




Donna Galanti writes murder and mystery with a dash of steam as well as middle grade adventure fiction. She is an International Thriller Writers Debut Author of the paranormal suspense novel A Human Element, the short story collection The Dark Inside, and Joshua and The Lightning Road.

She’s lived from England as a child, to Hawaii as a U.S. Navy photographer. Donna dreamed of being a writer when she fell in love with the worlds of Narnia and Roald Dahl attending school in a magical English castle where her dark imagination ran wild in an itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included). She now lives in Pennsylvania with her family in an old farmhouse. It has lots of writing nooks, fireplaces, and stink bugs, but she’s still wishing for a castle again—preferably with ghosts.


Her latest book is the paranormal romance, A Hidden Element.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing A HIDDEN ELEMENT and sharing an excerpt today! Book 3 brings everything full circle for the characters of the Element Trilogy - hopefully out in 2015!

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