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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Calls of the Untamed - Time to Call Wolf by Eri Nelson

REVIEW:

To avoid any confusion, I must say that Calls of the Untamed contains the first three books, The Call From Within, Heated Calls From Change, Double Call From Desire plus the fourth book, Time to Call Wolf, and a brief preview of what I will call Volume 5, Ink. I say what I will call because if the first three books continue the numbering of the chapters, Ink begins with Chapter 1, and nothing of what Eri Nelson does is accidental. It remains to be seen if it is just a decision regarding the organization of the new edition or a turnaround is set for us. Anyway, Ink will take over and continue our supernatural story.

Rereading my review for the first three books (please, see HERE) I wondered what I might add, without repeating myself, to emphasize how much I love this series.

I was telling you that each volume brings new characters and new action plans that will weave into a general framework in which, although important and definitely present, romance will cede to the action the VIP position. Time to Call Wolf will keep this feature, will enhance it and expand it at a much broader level, because as we already know, a lot more supernatural species are involved in the fight for survival. Because everything in Time to Call Wolf will be a fray. A fight for survival of the individual, of the couple, clan and species, in which the death not only circling, but it takes its toll, a battle in which the bonds or alliances change, in which the decisions surprise and create new situations that our characters must reconciled with... or try to cope. As an impartial observer, the author will give us the point of view of all the characters, but without diminish the impact of their actions and without deprive the reader of the pleasure of feeling and perceiving himself their experiences.

Even if the action from Time to Call Wolf runs at an telluric, tangible, real level, the mystic component is not removed, but it gains greater importance. Prophecies forgotten by some, the personification of the Moon, her acceptance (by free will or by force) as spiritual leader acquires new meanings that each, character or reader, will perceive them differently. Meanings that will provide opportunities, motivations, solutions or denouements in which the HEA, as the stories of the past tell us, is not mandatory. The way in which Eri Nelson narrates, the way in which she inserts the references to ancient myths or how she creates new ones and ... their solemnity gives extra beauty to the story. Doing so, she revitalized my curiosity and my appetite for folklore and for the universal mythology, especially for the North American one.

Regarding Eri Nelson's style, I must say that I like it. It is different, sometimes with a melodicity and a rhythm that made me remember the ancient epic tales.

Time to Call Wolf successfully continues the Dearhart Clan Series that certainly is a fresh breeze, a welcome change in our day paranormal literature genre that seems seized by the erotic romance. If that means an "unorthodox writer" and an "unusual writing style" then that is what I/we need.

Enjoy!
About the author:
Eri Nelson born Erica Walcott is a Indie Author and the youngest of three in a family of five. Erica became Eri (airy) from her mother who called her that for as long as she could remember. The short take on her name took on a more solid base with the love of her life and husband, Jeff Nelson.

Together they have been for the past twenty years. Within that time they were able to raise one daughter and endless amount of pets.

Eri Nelson is a nontraditional indie author who manages all areas of her fiction, fantasy, paranormal, action, adventure and sometimes-erotic writing. Eri handles all the groundwork of her books, even the editing. Because of this Eri strives to improve her abilities along with trying to explain to readers her far from traditional sentence structures. However, she will openly admit that typos follow her.

Writing is a passion for her and an abundance of never ending joy. Only one thing tops that for Eri... and that is when a reader enjoys the read..

Join Eri and her shadowy side of writing as she takes you along to explore new desire hunger filled worlds where your mind can share in the heat of the read.


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1 comment:

Eri Nelson said...

I am wowed!! It is a true honor to have you review my work. Thank you so much.

Best Wishes
Eri Nelson