The Scribe: Irin Chronicles Book One
by Elizabeth Hunter
Normally, this monthly slot is reserved for an interview of sorts. I’ve interviewed authors, bloggers, cover artists, publishers, editors, more authors… But I wanted to change things up here at Write Divas because I’m snazzy like that. So instead of a nifty interview, I’m going to showcase or spotlight authors or books I’m reading currently. It’s by no means a review or special promotion of books or authors as individuals, but I’m just sharing to the world what I’m really digging at the moment. I’m not going to even inform the authors beforehand, so it’s going to be a nice surprise when whomever I feature wakes up one Wednesday a month. So, surprise, Elizabeth Hunter! *throws confetti*
I have read many books by Hunter. The genre she writes in is right up my alley: paranormal romance. I gotta tell ya, I love me some vampires and shapeshifters and half angels. Then throw in some sexiness and I’m done for. The perfect book, in my opinion. What I love about paranormal romance is that not only is it a balance of unique world building but the romance is the anchor for the main characters within reality.
I just finished reading The Scribe (Irin Chronicles Book #1) by Elizabeth Hunter yesterday. I was blown away by Hunter’s storytelling. I was no longer sitting in my living room. I was with her main characters in Istanbul, walking the streets, smelling the spicy fragrant air, and feeling the heat of the summer sun on my skin. What Hunter did was transport me and I ate it up!
I’m always amazed how authors can create such vivid worlds so easily with words. The world of the Irin people in this book was just as interesting. Hunter created a very solid paranormal realm with her characters. She made everything seem so feasible. That’s the kind of book I love to read. The explanations are so simple that the mythical may actually be true. I can only imagine what kind of notebooks and planning goes into these types of books.
Now, paranormal romance may not be up your alley, but that shouldn’t deter you from following Hunter’s work. She has a very good way of luring her reader in. Her other series, Cambio Springs, is about shapeshifters. I was a little apprehensive starting it. Call it my “I hated the wolves in Twilight and can’t stomach a shapeshifter” problem. But then I figured, Hey, give it a try. After the first book, Shifting Dreams, I didn’t see the characters as shifters. They were just normal people. Hunter seamlessly melded both the paranormal and the normal. It was very well done.
As you can see, I’m a fan of Elizabeth Hunter. Maybe this Spotlight is more of a GushLight, but can you blame me? When you find an author or book series you can’t put down, you want to tell people. So run, don’t walk, to the bookstore to get Hunter’s books. I know you will be just as amazed and satisfied as I am.
About The Author
Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy and romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher.
She currently lives in Central California with her son, two very ineffective canine assistants, and a pitifully empty fish tank.
She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.