Monday, 7 November 2011

What Can I Say?

Okay, first of all, I must start this off by saying that I have a friend, Heaven Liegh Eldeen.  She is a fellow writer and on of my Friday Flash Fiction cohorts.  She gave me the greatest gift earlier this week - she freely admitted that she'd bought my current release, Forever Dusk, primarily because she classes me as her friend and as a fellow author she was showing her support by making the purchase.  Let me clarify, most of you probably already know, but I write M/M Erotic Romance, and she confessed that it wasn't her cup of tea, really wasn't interested in it and I admired her honesty.  But she said she was going to give it a go - then proceeded to tell me how wonderful I was and how fabulous a writer I am and how I drew her in and that she is now a bonfide M/M reader - woo hoo - she is one of us now - my work is done....except it's not....not quite....

I must begin by saying that I am what is termed a "Supernatural Fan" - one of the members of Kripke's Barmy Army - and would quite happily drown in Jensen Ackles' eyes as well as have his lips tattooed on my bum (which I have done) - so I am more than happy surrounded by Angels and Demons all day and all night and any time in when it comes to reading the paranormal/fantasy genre, you'd think I'd be buying it before it hit the't mind vampires....but apart from Stephen King, I wouldn't say I branch out in that area myself and I have never even looked at a Terry Pratchett book (much to my friend Lisa's chagrin) - it's just not really my "thing".

Okay....I'm getting point is that I bought Heaven Liegh Eldeen's first ever published work (which she has been so excited about she's like Tigger on fast forward) The Demon Side....and this is my honest opinion of it...and I hope she'll forgive me...

When worlds collide… Every kid has problems. Every kid has even more problems when they move to a new home. But when a kid with problems moves to a new home that has a Demon living inside it—look out! Etta’s world is about to spin out of control when she encounters her new roommate—and Rahovart, that ancient trickster, is in for a few surprises too. So don’t mind all the crashing and rumbling; that’s just the normal noise Angels and Demons make when they’re fighting an epic war in the attic. One thing’s for sure: Etta and Rahovart will have to go through Hell to Heaven and back again before that old Victorian home in Quantico Town finally quiets down…

What can I say about this first scintillating tale from Ms Eldeen?  Let me think...there are a few words that come to mind...awe-inspiring (is that two? My blog - my rules)... brilliant... engaging... page-turning... edge of my seat (sue me)... fan-bloody-tastic stuff!

I literally opened The Demon Side this afternoon and I could not put it down, well didn't WANT to put it down...I did put it down to feed the children, but this was very reluctantly and with much muttering under the breath - they're six and eight - I'm busy, can't they figure out how to peel a potato between them?  I digress... after a few interruptions that were silenced with an "I'm busy!"  I finished it in a little over three hours.

I was enthralled from the word go.  Rahavort's confusion as to why he had actual feelings for the girl who had dared to move into his home.  Etta's pain and sorrow for what she had endured and the total faith she had in someone, something, that should have had her running for the hills.  I wanted to see what happened, how she would help him as he helped her and it was heart-warming and heart-breaking at the same time.  I couldn't get enough and when I got to the last page, I actually shook my Kindle like some sort of tithead, because I was hoping some extra pages she'd written just for me would fall out.

When I give reviews, I try to be as honest as possible and am aware that they are my own opinion... and this is my opinion.... BUY THIS BOOK NOW, IMMEDIATELY, RIGHT THIS MINUTE, IF NOT SOONER!

I'd give it 50 Lulu's if I could, but I can't 'cos they only go up to

5 Lulu's, Heaven my lovely and deserving of every single one.


  1. Thank you so much for your great review. Omgoodness. you made me cry!

  2. I bought it and have it on my TBR list, but I think I'll move it up to number one. And btw Lisa I loved Forever Dusk.

  3. What a wonderful review. It is even more compelling and meaningful because it comes from one very damn good author. I too am reading Heaven's book and I totally agree with Lisa, it is a page turner and a fantastic first book from a Lady who I know has many more great stories to come.

  4. Great Review and now it's downloading to my Kindle