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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Book Review: A Very Proper Monster: An Elemental World Novella (Beneath a Waning Moon) by Elizabeth Hunter

Beneath a Waning Moon
by Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Draven

October 1st 2015
Two delightfully dark tales of Gothic romance from Elizabeth Hunter and Grace Draven.

In A VERY PROPER MONSTER, Josephine Shaw spends long nights filling the pages of her Gothic stories with the fantastic and the macabre, unaware that the suitor her father has arranged is one of the dark creatures she’s always dreamed. For Tom Dargin, courting an ailing spinster was only one duty in a long life of service to his sire. But after he meets the curious Miss Shaw, will Tom become the seducer or the seduced? Can a love fated to end in tragedy survive a looming grave?

In GASLIGHT HADES, Nathaniel Gordon walks two worlds—that of the living and the dead. Barely human, he's earned the reputation of a Bonekeeper, the scourge of grave robbers. He believes his old life over, until one dreary burial he meets the woman he once loved and almost married. Lenore Kenward stands at her father’s grave, begging the protection of the mysterious guardian, not knowing he is her lost love. Resolved to keep his distance, Nathaniel is forced to abandon his plan and accompany Lenore on a journey into the mouth of Hell where sea meets sky, and the abominations that exist beyond its barrier wait to destroy them.

A Very Proper Monster is a novella from Elizabeth Hunter’s An Elemental World series that gives the back story of Tom Dargin, one of Patrick Murphy’s men and how he found his love Josie! Josie is not your typical 1880’s lady. Instead she has a vivid and morbid imagination and writes stories for a London newspaper under a man’s name. Tom is not your typical vampire either. He’s big and scary looking and very quiet. The chemistry between these two characters was fantastic. I was laughing in some places and crying in others. If you can make me cry with words then the author has done an excellent job of painting the story! I really wished the story was longer and more in-depth but it was just a novella so I can’t really complain about that. Once again an outstanding story from an outstanding writer.

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Denise B

About the Author:
Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice.

She currently lives in Central California with her son, two dogs, many plants, and a sadly dwindling fish tank. She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.

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