02 April 2013

The Thinking Woman's Vampire Series: Elizabeth Hunter New Elemental World Cover Reveal

Too many writers are trying to write with too shallow an education. Whether they go to college or not is immaterial…a good writer needs a sense of the history of literature to be successful as a writer.
~ James Kisner

V
ampires who quote Plato and Dante? A paranormal plot based on the very real Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, the infamous Girolamo Savonarola (the bonfire of the vanities) and the Medici family of Florence?

More please!

More than any other paranormal author I’ve read, the above quote fits Elizabeth Hunter like the proverbial glove.  From the opening chapter in A Hidden Fire, the first book in the Elemental Mysteries series, I was captured by Hunter’s extensive knowledge of Medieval and Renaissance literature, letters, and famous people of the time period she was re-creating.  My liberal arts educated little heart went pitter pat when I read Latin phrases and saw the infamous Medici court through the eyes of a vampire “born” in the 1400s.

Who else knows about such historical figures such as Dante and Beatrice and Plato and Kato and Jābir ibn Hayyān (or Geber as he was known in Europe) and can weave a believable, action-packed mystery, served with a side of toe-curling romance?  The ability to create a paranormal world that the reader can actually believe in is rare.  But Ms. Hunter got that gift in spades.

And now she’s done it again.


The second book in the Elemental World series, Blood and Sand is Baojia’s story.  Baojia was a secondary, but still important, figure in Elemental Mysteries.  Now we get to learn a little bit more about him.  Learn more at Ms. Hunter’s website.

Ms. Hunter is hopeful for a May/early June release date;  I’m rooting for May!

Oremus pro invicem,
~ Mikaela

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