#Review: Earthbound – Elaine Calloway
All Kelly Habersham ever wanted was for her father and siblings to accept her for who and what she is. For as long as she could remember, she’s lived in their shadows. They’ve sought success within the corporate world, achieving anything they put their minds to. She’s tried her best to fit in their shoes, but nothing she seems to do sets her apart from them.
Determined to stake her claim on the world around her, Kelly immerses herself in a project she’s been given. She’s hell-bent on showing her father and brothers that she really can hold her own. In her mind, she’ll be able to reassert herself when the time comes. Deep inside, she knows that’s easier said than done. Nevertheless, she refuses to give up.
When the project takes an unexpected turn, Kelly starts to wonder as to what’s going on. Terran’s presence seems a tad questionable, since he’s appeared just when things seem to be looking up for her. Still, there’s no way she’s going to let everything pass her by. Somehow, some way, she’ll gain Terran’s trust, and turn things around in her favor.
As tension rises and secrets of the past pop out of the woodwork, Kelly begins to wonder if she’s way in over her head. The project itself seems a little too good to be true. Granted, she’s not exactly sure as to how things really are. If she can get things back on track, perhaps the project can go ahead as planned. The question is, how can she do that when so much keeps coming her way in so short a time?
While I’ve come into this series via the third book, Earthbound is the type of story that truly does stand alone. It does give the reader insights on certain things from previous books, at least from what I’ve been able to glean while reading. That’s a good thing, of course. I enjoyed getting to know Terran and the other Elementals that popped up in this story. The twist on good versus evil is certainly refreshing. Definitely looking forward to catching on the previous books as well as what’s to come in the future for this series.
Some say history repeats itself, but for Terran, an Earth Elemental, history has returned and slapped him in the face. Along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, the Acobi Fallen Angels have decided to go underground–literally. They are resurrecting an old legend, shanghaiing innocent people into slavery. Underage girls are trapped and kept in holding cells, ready to be sold into the sex trade. Terran must stop the Acobi and keep the public away from the Shanghai tunnels, all while keeping his supernatural powers hidden.
Kelly Habersham, overachieving real estate developer, has finally convinced her father and brothers to give her the Portland condo project, which would require extensive construction near the tunnels. Determined to impress her father and make a name for herself in the family business, she is not about to let a Save-the-Earth guy get in her way.
Terran and Kelly must work together and come to a truce–or they may be the next shanghai victims.
About The Author:
Crafting Stories of the Living, the Dead, and the Eerie In Between.
Elaine Calloway grew up in New Orleans with a love of cemeteries, gothic architecture, and all things paranormal.
She is currently writing The Elemental Clan Series, a good vs. evil set of tales involving Elementals and Fallen Angels.
For more information and to connect with Elaine online, visit her website at http://www.elainecalloway.com.
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