5-Star Review: “Raw, Stark Truth”

Just saw that To Dwell in Dreams had gotten a 5-star review from author Megan Whitson Lee! So exciting! Here’s what Megan had to say:

The wonderful thing about this novel is its reality. Not all women relish the idea of being mothers, and the raw, stark truth of this battle between guilt and acceptance infuses this story with something special.

Told in a sort of reverse chronology, To Dwell in Dreams explores the struggle between the right and the wrong way to handle the unexpected, true love, and painful truths.

Elizabeth Rose is a promising and talented young writer who brings a dreamlike quality to her prose. Her writing shows a depth of understanding that could be compared with Hemingway, and human empathy that could be compared with Virginia Woolf. Beautiful

To have my empathy compared to the incomprable Woolf is probably the single best thing that has ever happened to me. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Megan! I hope the next book holds up just as well 😀

Haven’t read To Dwell in Dreams yet? Head on over to my website  to pick it up, along with the first and third books in the Once Upon a Reality series.

 

New Review: ‘What it Means to Be Human’

Got a new five star review on my second novel, To Dwell in Dreams, from Raelee May Carpenter, author of Kings and Shepherds, The Lincoln High Project, and Liberation Song. 

 

I struggled with this book at first, because I kind of hated the main character (just being honest). But when I got past that, I realized how absolutely perfect it was. Rose has an incredibly understanding of what it means to be human and weaves this story, with its cheeky prose and surreal vibe, through so much grace. It’s positively stunning.

 

Thank you, Raelee! And it’s alright to be honest about hating Lyn- she was written as an unlikeable character for a reason. Believe me, I had a couple of coming-to-Jesus’ with her in my head, and she does become better in later installments, when the grace she received in To Dwell in Dreams finally has a chance to really sink in. I enjoyed having the chance to really showcase the kinds of life moments that go into making someone as hardened and bitter as Lyn, and illustrating through her story how even someone like her is still worth giving a second chance to.

 

If you’ve read To Dwell in Dreams, don’t forget to leave an honest review for me on Goodreads and Amazon. I love seeing how words I wrote are received by others- in both the good and the bad ways. And if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a copy today!

Ending the Year Right!

To Dwell in Dreams, the second novel of the ‘Once Upon a Reality’ series, made the ‘Favorite Books of 2014’ list of fellow eLectio author, Amanda Romine Lynch! I feel so honored- and motivated to keep chugging along with the third book, The Thing About Apples, which is currently in progress.

(And don’t forget, if you haven’t read To Dwell in Dreams yet that you can still start from the beginning of the series with Til the Last Petal Falls! Great way to start your year of reading in 2015!)

Five Star Review: “I Loved This Book”

Looks like I got a five-star review on Amazon and I didn’t even see it! Amazon reviewer TheBookPrincess writes that:

I loved this book.

I was afraid that I wouldn’t at first, because I found myself having a strong distaste for the heroine right away. But a few chapters in and I was hooked. I could not put down this book, and I loved the elements of fairy tale interwoven with the story set in the present day. It was an engaging, disturbing, and absolutely riveting read.

Thank you for the review! Remember, if you’ve read To Dwell in Dreams that I always appreciate any and all reviews whether they are posted on Amazon or Goodreads. If you haven’t read the second installment of the ‘Once Upon a Reality’ series yet, you can still get your copy and start the year off right with a good read by ordering a copy from Amazon, direct from the publisher, or you can always e-mail me to special order a signed copy.

Royalty Donations for To Dwell in Dreams

As with all of the installments of the ‘Once Upon a Reality’ series, I will be donating 10% of my author royalties of To Dwell in Dreams to a corresponding charity of my choice.

As this novel deals heavily with the ways in which Lyn, the main character, is unprepared for motherhood even as a young married woman, and makes some drastic and tragic choices based on the lack of understanding in her own circles, I have decided that the donated royalties of To Dwell in Dreams will be sent to the Gabriel Project in Denver. The Gabriel Project, through each of the Gabriel ‘Houses’ offers “spiritual and emotional support. In addition we help mothers with baby items such as infant and children’s clothes, blankets, diapers, wipes, toiletries, formula. We can also help pregnant moms and new moms with personal care items. We help with referrals for resources including housing, employment, education, parenting programs, etc.”

I am proud and excited to be able to help support the Gabriel Project through Lyn’s story. Don’t forget, you can purchase To Dwell in Dreams through the publisher (and get a free ebook with the purchase of the paperback!), Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or a signed copy directly from me.

Goodreads Giveaway Complete: The Winners

Thanks to all four hundred and fifty eight people who entered my recent giveaway of my second novel, To Dwell in Dreams

The five winners are:

 

S. Steinbruegge, of Mexico, MO

Jenny Villavicencio, of Calabasas, CA

Anna Langford of Plansfield, IN

Alison Sumprer of Nanuet, NY

Micelle Carter of Wilmington, DE

 

Congratulations! Your signed copies of To Dwell in Dreams will be in the mail shortly.

Don’t forget you can still get your copy from Amazon, from the publisher (who, if you buy a paperback copy, you will recieve an electronic copy for free) or you can contact me for a signed copy directly from me for a limited time.

 

 

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope  all my American followers are having a wonderful day, whether you’re grilling, camping, fishing, or just waiting for fireworks.

And if you need more reasons to celebrate, I am right now running a giveaway through Goodreads of my second novel, To Dwell in Dreams, a modern re-telling of Sleeping Beauty complete with drugs, a dysfunctional family and long-lost triplets! The giveaway runs from now until the end of this month, and there are five copies to be won. If you’ve been hesitant about buying yourself a copy, why not enter for your chance to get a free copy?

Or if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to wait, you can always visit my website now to see where you can get your own copy from Amazon, B&N or my publisher (if you buy a physical copy from them, you also get a free electronic copy!)