Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ethos: Morning Star Book 1 in the Ethos Series

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to bedtime, (yes, I may have been, or am a nerd)because I loved to read. Most of all, I loved to read. I don't know if it was/is the reading that I long for, as much as it is the escape that a very good book provides. I had a few younger brothers and sisters and now that I am grown up, I have 4 kids, so the escape time is very,very important!
I read everything, I especially love history books, fairy tales, thrillers, suspense, horror, I love them all! I was a major book worm, and would read 1 sometimes 2 books per day. My most favorite of all had to have been the Laura Ingall's books, and fairy tales.
I used to have this big green book, I can't remember what it was called exactly, I know it was short stories of fairies, leprechauns, and other forest and magical creatures. I would read this book over and over and over so much that I swore sometimes I saw fairies in my room and around me as I was a kid! (No, I am not crazy, lol) That along with my mother's side of the family, and the strange but so interesting stories of my ancestors who were from Hungary and were gypsies, sent me into the most enchanting and magical worlds I could ever imagine as a kid.
I can't find this book anymore, maybe because i can't remember the exact title, I don't know, but I think about it a lot, and remember the stories that I read and dreamed of.
I read this book, Ethos: Morning Star and almost from the first page, I was sent back down that magnificent journey I once visited years ago. I do read LOTS and all different kinds of stories, and I have to say, this is the first time that this has happened since I have been an adult. Of course, I have read many books I could not put down, not for a second, and yes, I have traveled to all sorts of places, lived in all kinds of time periods, but never as deep as this story took me.
I am not a fan of those vampire novels all the young, (and older), girls seem to go nuts over! My daughter, Bethany, was one of them. I just couldn't get into it. Ethos: Morning Star, (Book 1 of the Ethos series, by the way!!!!), is such a well written story and actually has a good plot, interesting characters, plenty of action, and mystery, and is just an all around amazing adventure!
Bree, (Brianna), is just a regular girl, 21, in college, lives a semi normal life, and lives at home with her parents. An accident happens, and somehow she gets sucked into this terrific journey, meets Kalen, ( I am sure many of you will fall in love with him as well, the author has such a neat way of describing to a T, each character, each part of every little tiny thing, you can not NOT see these characters in your mind).
Kalen is just a babe, and an odd one at that, who tends to have a way of making Brianna "drunk" around him and falling hopelessly in love with him. He has some strange characteristics, and Brianna soon finds out what is really going on with him and where he comes from.
Next you will get to meet the villian, well, the main villian, WOW! This is one of the best villians, terribly evil, on so many levels, I haven't ever read a book with a villian quite like Ellette!
Did you ever hear a band, a song, read a poem, by somebody, and it shocked you because somehow it was as though the author, the song writer, the poet, was actually inside your mind, picking apart the intricate little pieces and was able to see jump right inside your most innermost thoughts, then, as you have tried and longed to do for so long, was able to express exactly what has been so deep down in there, in words?
Well, I have had this happen a few times, and the author of this book has done this in such a way that I am thankful for her being able to write and describe what I have never been able to do.
You will get the picture when you read this novel, and get to the section where Brianna and Kalen end up in a dimension where only they existed, and ended up as being one person.
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I appreciate and want to thank this author, for sharing such a vivid imagination, and for writing this book. This was a beautifully written story by somebody who is able to captivate her readers by sharing such a pure, and sacred part of her mind. This is something you just don't come by very often!


  1. WOW! What a GREAT honor it is to have such a beautiful feature written about Ethos. Thank you SO much for your kind words, and I am so glad that you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thank you!

  2. You are very welcome! Thank you for your wonderful comment;)