Sunday, 15 November 2015

Echoes of Winter Release Day - November 27th



Come and join us for our Echoes of Winter Anthology Release Party!
We have 13 Fantastic YA authors who have joined together to create 13 BRAND NEW, never before seen short stories with wintery themes!

Featuring

DB Nielsen
L.A. Starkey
CK Dawn
Chess Desalls
K.K. Allen
W.J. May
Kathy-Lynn Cross
Fleur Camacho
Lu J Whitley
Tim Hemlin
Kelly Hall
D.E.L. Connor
K.S. Marsden

Everyone will be on deck for this great event and we'll have a handful of giveaways from each author for you!

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TIME FOR THE LOST COVER REVEAL

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Calla's disappearance leads her family and friends to suspect that she’s lost. In a desperate attempt to find her, Valcas seeks help from a man he betrayed. A new search begins, one that sounds promising, even if it forces Valcas to confront his past. The travel team reunites for a mission they never saw coming: a journey to a world caught between life and death, and hidden within the deepest recesses of time. Ivory rediscovers a friend and Ray learns the meaning behind his tattoo. But the connections they make between travelers and the lost may twist the core of the Time and Space Travel Agency inside out. Time for the Lost is the third installment in The Call to Search Everywhen serial series. 

Catch up with Calla and Valcas' adventure before the third book releases in February 2016!

About the Author
Chess Desalls is the author of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She's a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly classics and young adult fiction. Her non-fiction writing has led to academic and industry publications. She’s also a contributing editor for her local writing club’s monthly newsletter. The California Writers Club, South Bay branch, has awarded two of Chess’ stories first place for best short fiction. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.
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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Viking Ring Fortress Will Be Excavated


Now they are using drones to scan the landscape to find long lost, hidden fortifications and settlements. 
The last few years have seen a new developing understanding of the evolution of the Nordic peoples. How they transitioned from individual farmsteads to sea-faring Viking traders and raiders to a society with the longest surviving royal dynasty.


Viking Ring Fortress Will Be Excavated

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Zedd - Stars Come Out (Dillon Francis Remix) - Soundcloud

Bronze Age Traveler

Where does a 17 year girl travel to - in the Bronze Age!


We are slowly discovering more and more that the ancients traveled right across Europe. Before borders and long before Google maps.

If you are ever caught short of ideas for stories, just pick up and read a bit of history. Read this and let your imagination run riot!!

#inspired #amwriting

Bronze Age Traveler

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Giveaway for Darkness Echoes Release Day


CONTEST TIME!! All us girlie's joined together and want to give out to some lucky winner a Kindle Fire as part of our event.

We'll be running the contest from now through October 7th (mid-night CST). The winner will be announced on Monday, Oct 12th and I'll ship this lovely thing your way.

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Darkness Echoes Novella VI by DB Nielsen - ME


Hallowed Eve by DB Nielsen 

Blurb

Ten years after the sinister disappearance of her father, the turmoil begins again with the stealing of souls … Seventeen-year-old Evee is forced to accept her birthright of dark secrets and death as she inherits the role of Soul Guardian; a role that brings her into the dangerous influence of a coven of witches and the enigmatic, alluring Hunter, Ben, to defeat the rise of dark magick. 

Excerpt:

‘Daddy? I thought you were dead.’

He laughs but it sounds bitter. ‘Not yet.’

His words make me feel afraid. None of this seems real.

But his hand on my wrist feels real. Very real.

There are frown lines on his forehead now. ‘You must listen to me, Evee. I’m sorry that I have to do this to you, munchkin, but you’re the only one. The souls. You must guard the souls.’

All of a sudden, again, there is more demonic laughter. Mocking. Cruel. Hard.

I feel a thrill of sheer terror overcome me; the bang of blood in my ears, in time with my pounding heart. Behind it, there is a snarling, snatching sound, almost like dogs readying themselves to hunt in a pack and I imagine I see the movements of wild shadowy beasts on the other side of the room.

My father’s grip on my wrist is so tight it hurts. His fingers dig into my flesh. I don’t think he is aware that he is still holding me.

The ground and the walls behind him burst into flame. From here, the heat licks at my skin and singes my hair. My lungs burn as it roars like an animal unleashed, now gone wild.

Evee, run!’ My father screams and pushes me toward the office door, his words almost swallowed by the popping sound made by shattering glass as he is engulfed by the inferno.

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Darkness Echoes Novella V by CK Dawn


Cloak of Echoes (The Netherwalker Series, Book 1.5) by CK Dawn 

Blurb

Just as Emma Kincaid came into some disturbing empathic powers, she lost her mother in a car crash. She is also pretty certain she's being followed, maybe even hunted. But, is it the shadowy creatures that haunt her nightmares or the mysterious guy, shrouded in darkness, who just enrolled at Jefferson High?

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Darkness Echoes Novella IV by Chess Desalls

 

Prepare to be haunted by the shadows, demons, and horrors we unleash SIX Novellas just in time for Halloween. 


Lantern by Chess Desalls 

Blurb 

Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother’s estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain that it’s a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness. 


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Darkness Echoes Novella III by D.E.L Connor

 

Prepare to be haunted by the shadows, demons, and horrors we unleash SIX Novellas just in time for Halloween. 


The Coming of the Skin Walker by D.E.L. Connor 

Blurb:

When warriors Walking Bear and Nine Fingers rescue amnesia-ridden Lina from the clutches of the immortal Skin Walker they must flee on a harrowing journey where ancient Native American secrets and mysticism unfold, innocence is lost, and the forever bonds of love and friendship are tested.

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Darkness Echoes Novella II by Kelly Hall

 

Prepare to be haunted by the shadows, demons, and horrors we unleash SIX Novellas just in time for Halloween. 




Witch Moth by Kelly Hall 

Kitty thought the two were curiously symmetrical, as if their beauty needed the other’s to exist—like strange counterparts keeping the whole world in balance.

Blurb 

Dominic Dane has endured his sister Dahlia’s evil deeds for decades while the two serve out their hundred year punishment, but when she threatens to use his new-found crush as her Halloween sacrifice, he realizes she’ll never change. Promising Kitty he will stop at nothing to save her and her friends, Dominic is forced to explain his curse, revealing it’s not just Dahlia who must kill to survive.

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Excerpt:

Dahlia raised a brow and scanned her brother up and down. “Well, did you catch anything on your little fishing trip?”

“She’s not what we’re looking for. I think we should wait a while and see who else shows up. That one is far too headstrong, and—“

“And you’re crushing on her.” Dalia stamped her foot and took a step toward him. “You know that’s unacceptable, Dom. We can’t have any attachments. We either spell her or kill her, but I have no use for pets.”

“She’s not your pet, and you will not speak of her that way. We need to find someone else and that’s all there is to it.” Dom walked into the house and slammed the French door behind him. His sister appeared as if she’d passed through it and kept after him.

“Don’t you walk away from me, Dom. You know I’m right. You’ve got feelings for her. I know you better than anyone, and I can see it in your eyes. You’ve got to stop it now before it gets any worse. If you care for her, we’ll find another, but she’s got to stay away. You know the rules, Dom.”

“I know the rules, and I didn’t ask for this, Dahl. One fling with a vampire, an impossible stepmother, and this is what I get for defending my own sister.”

Placing her hand on his shoulder, Dahlia looked deep into his eyes. “It’s a hundred years, Brother, not forever. Besides, it’s your chivalry that got you into this mess. It wouldn’t have been nearly as awful if you’d just stayed out of it. You owe it to me to see it through.”

“Don’t put this all on me. I was defending your honor. You were the one running around with that blood-sucking maggot. And as for these sacrifices, it’s not us, Sister. It’s not how we are. We’re not killers.”

“Maybe it’s what we are now because it’s all we can be. There’s hardly any changing things now, so let’s just finish out this dreadful sentence so we can get back to our eternity. We’re almost halfway through it. We’ve come this far.” She glared at him. “Our only other option is to forfeit our power and longevity—to be human.”

He let out a sigh and glanced up at his sister. “I’m weary and lonely. Just once I’d like to meet someone and be genuine—not plotting to eat them like some animal.”

“Well, forgive me for being such a demon, Brother, but I intend to do whatever it takes to be the witch I was before—anything it takes. I’m sick of being weak. I’m not about to disobey the curse and be human just to save someone who is going to be worm meat long before me anyway. So if that’s where this is going, get it out of your head. I’m not letting you do it either.”

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Darkness Echoes - Novella I by L.A. Starkey

 

Prepare to be haunted by the shadows, demons, and horrors we unleash SIX Novellas just in time for Halloween. 

Til Death Do Us Part by L.A. Starkey

A love that stands outside of space and time...


Blurb

Jennifer and Zach have been best friends since birth, but as their senior year approaches, things change drastically. With little time left to reveal her heart before college, Jen plans a night to remember at the old haunted Vandercamp Mansion for Zach's birthday. It's just to be the two of them, and no one was to know, but upon arrival, they realize that their presence was expected. Their connection is forged as realization of their past is granted. A love that stands outside of time and space will not rest - Til Death Due Us Part.

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Ancient Beer

How did the Babylonians keep records of their beer? Well what do you know.

Words

If you love words - from anytime!

Tea Anyone?

One of my favorite places in the World! Plus there is TEA :-)

This #AfternoonTeaWeek you can also enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea in the Great Court Restaurant at the Museum! http://ow.ly/QHr0F Benugo

Posted by British Museum on Monday, 10 August 2015

PSST!...

I know I've been silent for a while but I've been busily writing both the third book of the Keepers of Genesis series: Sword, and a novella for young adults to come out this Halloween. So stay tuned and I might be able to post some teasers soon...

Saturday, 28 February 2015

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

When bestsellers are made into films…

So, I went to see the newly-released blockbuster film, Fifty Shades of Grey (based on the novel of the same name) last night. Yes, it was Valentine’s Day. No, I was not with my significant other who opted to stay at home and let me have a girls’ night out. And yes, I was curious enough to be happy to see it, though it was my girlfriend who asked me to come to the movie with her (as her husband wasn’t interested in what was being marketed as a romantic film for Valentine’s Day). And I have to say that one of the reasons I wanted to see it was research. No, not that kind of research! Book research. The kind where an author sits through a film based on a novel and critically assesses the adaptation whilst still trying to enjoy it, and mentally take notes about what they liked in translation and what they didn’t.
Well, firstly, I have to say it wasn’t the best film I’ve ever seen but it wasn’t the worst either. There were moments that were quite enjoyable though overall I just felt that the film was a little … grey. It was strange to hear the groans at the end of the film from the audience – I can only assume that many people haven’t read the book despite its 100 million copies sold stats, as someone quite loudly asked from the back of the theatre, “Is that the end? What?”.
So mental notes that were being made as I was watching (in random order because it was mental and I didn’t have a pencil labelled ‘Grey’ in my purse to write it all down):

1. They must have blown their budget on the sets – lots and lots of shots of fast cars, repeated shots of Grey’s walk-in wardrobe (seriously?) and his ties (okay, I get the point!), penthouse apartment and hotel rooms, helicopter, glider, Grey’s office, etc… which depicted Grey’s billionaire lifestyle fairly well though there are also repeated shots of ‘distance’ (I suppose a metaphor between Christian and Ana) such as aerial shots of the cities, freeways, etc… which were a waste of time. I guess I expected more from Grey’s penthouse – austere, yes – but with his money minimalism could have been styled better. I’m all for big budget lavish sets but I wonder if the set designer really had read the books or understood the characters because it seemed … dull (with the exception of the Red Room/ “playroom” – or maybe that was the point).
2. Note to self: Make sure there is consistency and logic if they ever do a film of my books! I did think it weird that Ana found a parking spot (a metred parking and she didn’t even put coins in the metre nor was her car towed at the end of her interview with Grey) conveniently right in front of the Grey office building – Inner dialogue while watching the film: lucky her, never happens to me when I’m in the city and have to pay $60 for secured parking because the car parking companies are extortionists – and she doesn’t even lock her car (though it is a pretty banged up VW beetle which she calls “vintage” – wait, did he have to buy her a car that was a girly colour? I’m surprised it wasn’t grey. Or was that the decision of his right hand man, Taylor? Did it mention the colour in the book? Probably.).
3. Inner dialogue while watching (I’m taking a leaf out of Ana’s book): Why did she need a pencil at the interview? (oh right, it’s a motif!) But she never writes with it! She’s actually taping the bloody conversation but can’t start without one of his perfectly lined up pencils? Oh but look how it accentuates her lips! He’s really OCD – not very subtle … this is a little like Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy. Pencils. Towels. It’s all the same.
4. Was there rain in the book after her first meeting with Christian? But seriously, does she stand in it and get soaked so that the director can make a not-so-subtle point about the ‘heated’ nature of their first encounter? And she’s also given her flu-ridden bestie a kiss before leaving the apartment… wouldn’t Ana come down with the flu after all this?

5. Honestly, on reflection, I felt strangely hollow at Christian and Ana’s developing relationship. Well, truthfully, I think this was E.L. James’ fault. No, it has nothing to do with the sex. It has everything to do with the chemistry. Problem is, Christian Grey would be a paradoxically easy difficult character for any actor to play – he is a control freak, cold and narcissistic. But Dornan wasn’t quite right for the part. Admittedly, he fits the criteria of good-looking and able to wear a suit like he was born in one, but he was almost overthinking the role. He didn’t look comfortable repressing his feelings – yes, I know that sounds like the character of Grey but, in this case, it was just awkward. There was almost an awareness that he was acting an act – an actor taking on a role of a man who plays a role (as Ana intuits, no one seems to know him at all). And so, with the sexiest part of the film for me being the chemistry between the two characters over a piece of toast, I watched the choreography of the BDSM sex scenes (which were done well enough, don’t get me wrong) and felt utterly detached. Now I am not going to comment on the issue of domestic violence and BDSM in 50 Shades that has stirred up so much controversy (it’s been reviewed and analysed to death), but it does take me to the next issue I had…
6. Did anyone do research for this book/ film? Does a submissive often become a dominant? I’d really like to know. You know, there are some people who enjoy BDSM and don’t have a horror story for a childhood. Mental note: Casey (a poet friend of mine) said that she found it insulting that James had to explain Christian’s fetish as an aberration (an abused child whose mother is a crack head whore) to explain why he behaves the way he does. He clearly enjoys BDSM. Supposedly, he can be “cured” of such deviancy – or is it just “cured” of his OCD/ controlling behaviour? By the love of a good woman? Must watch the next two films to see how they pull this one off.
7. And here it is – did the screenplay writer and director LOVE the novel? Because it isn’t quite the same as Peter Jackson’s love for The Lord of the Rings which is just so obvious. Note to self: if by some miracle of miracles my books get into film, make sure I do not sell out. Must do something like George R.R. Martin or find a director like Jackson. Make sure I write the screenplay like Fay Weldon for the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice – they’re still talking about the lake scene. Will they be talking about the BDSM scenes of 50 Shades in twenty years’ time? Doubt it.
8. Inner dialogue while watching the film: Oh crap. Ana bites her lip? Forgot about that. One of my characters bites her lip. A lot. Is that bad? Will readers think I ripped off 50 Shades or Kristen Stewart’s tic in the Twilight films? God, I hope not!
9. Double crap (yes, a little Ana here)! I too have a first edition text gifted to the heroine. This is looking very bad indeed…
10. Ah, redemption. For an English Lit student she seems a little clueless … and almost illiterate. Does she even read? Where are her bookshelves? Where are the books? Why is she not packing oodles of books for her move to Seattle? Where are the books on her bedside table at her Mum’s place? Oh wait, I saw ONE! One??? Seriously??
11. Oh there’s the pencil again (this is when I thought she was going to stuff up her final exam with her mooning over Christian. And then later with the reference to the mail being delivered as she’s holding the ‘contract’, I was hoping she’d get the notification that she failed and have a meltdown – but hey, no plot deviation there. Darn.).
12. I still can’t work out why she works in a hardware store apart from the convenience of plot to introduce Grey’s fetish. I mean, she loves books, is doing an English Lit major … surely she could have worked in a library? As a tutor? In a bookstore? As a bottom end assistant in a publishing company? But hardware? And she likes to make knots for the display board? That is so weird.
13. Speaking of which, Dornan must have had a few lessons in tying knots. Or did they get someone else to double for him?
14. More inner dialogue while watching the film: The sushi! Are you kidding me? She doesn’t even take a sip of wine – I sort of get that … but the sushi. I would have wolfed that down THEN left.
15. Why is this boardroom filmed with a filtered red lens or red backdrop? That’s what horror stories are made of. If she wanted an office meeting why didn’t she ask him to turn on the lights? She can barely see the ‘contract’!
16. And more: Ana searches the net for ‘submissive’ but never thinks to look up ‘butt plug’? She isn’t too bright, is she? But hey, a moment of humour in the film. That’s good.
17. Geez, her friend Jose could have been slightly hotter in the film.
18. It is a little weird. Christian’s in her apartment (obviously breaking in and acting like a stalker) yet she doesn’t question it? Where’s the “How the fuck did you get in here?” part? And “I’m going to call the police if you don’t get the fuck out of here?” part?
19. And she’s wearing a sports bra – did she take a run before doing the laundry? I don’t get it. Wouldn’t she have showered? Was this in the book?
20. Didn’t she have a Blackberry in the book until he gave her an iPhone, or am I wrong? Probably. I’m not certain now. But seriously, a flip phone? What century is this?
21. Did Dornan learn to do braids as well as knot tying for this role?
22. Inner dialogue while watching the film: Good soundtrack. Hmmm…. That’s about the best thing in the movie. Well, that sucks.
23. More inner dialogue: Seriously, for a film adaptation of 50 Shades, why is there less on show than in Basic Instinct?
24. And yet more: When did she bring her computer to the apartment? And all that other stuff she’s giving back to him? What about the clothes? Why isn’t she giving him back the clothes too? That’s odd. I would definitely be giving back those awful flats she keeps wearing – totally unsexy.
25. There’s more humour in the film than I remember in the books. That’s actually a plus.
26. Oh, the ending of the film is cyclical. Another motif. I suppose they had to end it somehow…
Okay, I just give up. It probably wasn’t the best adaptation if I kept talking to my “Inner Goddess” or whomever I was talking to during the film…

Friday, 23 January 2015

Kindle Countdown deal US 99c or UK 99p for SEED: Keepers of Genesis I


Awesome NEWS!!

SEED: Keepers of Genesis I is now available for a limited time for a special price.


Grab your copy of SEED just in time for the release of the second book in the series:
SCROLL: Keepers of Genesis II

SCROLL is available for Pre-Order from Amazon


Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Cover Reveal - SCROLL: Keepers of Genesis II by DB Nielsen


So excited to share the cover reveal of my second novel. The second book in the Keepers of Genesis series. 


For those of you who have waited so long for even just this. The great news is that Pre-Orders will be available very shortly. And then, the release of SCROLL on the 12th March.

Thank you so much for your support. It means the world to me.


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IDENTICAL TWIN SISTERS. POLES APART. LIGHT AND SHADOW. THEIR DESTINIES INTERLOCKED IN A QUEST THAT WILL DETERMINE THE FATE OF HUMANKIND…
Seventeen-year-old Saffron Woods is haunted by strange voices as if from a distant past. With the SEED’s sentience awakened, these mystical voices intensify, forcing Saffron to acknowledge that she has also inherited its legacy of dark secrets, intrigue and death. Venturing out alone, Saffron is driven to locate an ancient manuscript charting the location of the only undiscovered Wonder of the Ancient World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; gateway to the Garden of Eden. But last seen in the Library of Alexandria, the SCROLL is long thought to be lost.
Then Saffron meets the compelling caretaker of Satis House who appears to know more than he is willing to reveal. Knowing she cannot trust him, Saffron is drawn to this rebellious figure who seems to both threaten and protect her. But her feelings for Finn are complicated by the charming yet inscrutable Anakim, Gabriel Chevalier, who offers her his invaluable assistance in locating the elusive manuscript.

Torn between competing passions and facing an increasingly implacable enemy, the Grigori, Saffron struggles to find the SCROLL which holds the secrets to the past and the key to the future…
SCROLL is the second book in the Keepers of Genesis series




Thursday, 15 January 2015

Reviews that make you LOVE being an author!



5.0 out of 5 stars such an amazing and captivating readJanuary 11, 2015
Where to even begin with this one.

D.B. Nielsen is a twitter friend of mine. When I first joined twitter and grabbed him as a follower he sent me a link to review his book SEED. I never got around to doing it until recently and let me just say I AM KICKING MYSELF FOR NOT READING IT BEFORE NOW! (of course at the same time I am relieved because the second book doesn't come out til March Now I don't have to as long for my Fi addiction).

The amount of knowledge I gained from this book is astounding. I always enjoy reading a book and coming away knowing something I didn't before. This book is JAMMED packed with history, but it is described in a way that is so easy to follow, and has romance and mystery and that supernatural feel that it all just rolls into one amazing book.

When I finally started the book I couldn't put it down. I finished it in little over a day. Heck I have even went back and restarted the book just to make sure I didn't miss anything, and to get my Fi fixed, she was by far my favorite character. So full of life and laughter. She was so carefree but also serious when it comes to things that impact her life and her family. I loved that. I also loved how she was always there for her twin, Sage (who is the main character, with St. John).

The characters were all really well developed and thought out. They had their purpose within the book and each maintained it well. There wasn't one character that I didn't like, heck I even liked the evil guy Louis.

So kudos to you D. B. Nielsen you have drew me in! I can't wait for the second book!

5.0 out of 5 stars A SPECTACULAR MUST READ!!! (Spoiler Alert!)January 11, 2015
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This review is from: Seed: Keepers of Genesis I (Volume 1) (Paperback)
‘The Seed’ is a unique and super awesome story displaying romance, heroism, courage, & unwavering loyalty, along with history all ingeniously intertwined together to make the perfect adventure story!! This book is full of action-packed cliff-hangers & nail biting moments, that once I started reading it, I couldn't tear my eyes away which resulted in quite a few late nights! It’s an immensely enjoyable read for all – simply fantastic!! (I am probably one of the youngest readers of it, just starting high school this year) So far, I have read it twice!!
It was really intriguing to see the relationship between Sage & Saffron, two twins with opposite personalities & to top it off, the charming yet mysterious St. John. As Sage finds herself dragged more and more into the irresistible charm of St. John, what happens next is unexpected. When St. John reveals to Sage that she is the Wise One that they have been waiting for several ages (millions of years) she plunges into a dangerous ordeal, meddling with things of the past and making dangerous, immortal, & formidable enemies on the way. Will she survive and save those in need of help, or will she perish?
It is simply my favourite among what I have read recently. To give you a clue, I have read those popular series which have been made into movies recently and are quite hot on the book market. Keepers of Genesis is the best, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Cover Reveal 16th January 2015


Can you guess what is behind the curtain?

Join me when SCROLL Keepers of Genesis II will have its Official Cover Reveal on the 16th of January.


DB Nielsen

PS. Other exciting news is also to be announced. Curios? Great!

#IndieBooksBeSeen: Book Release: Insight Kindling by Chess Desalles

#IndieBooksBeSeen: Book Release: Insight Kindling by Chess Desalles: Insight Kindling: The Call to Search Everywhen series Insight Kindling is the second installment in The Call to Search Everywhen, a YA ti...

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Review: Dark Child (the Awakening): The Omnibus Edition


Dark Child (the Awakening): The Omnibus Edition
Dark Child (the Awakening): The Omnibus Edition by Adina West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



This is no ordinary vampire tale - no boring, passive heroines or simply brooding heroes. The main character, Kat, is an intelligent young woman who doesn't just moon about waiting for the hero to rescue her - she does the rescuing. Finding out that she has a hunger for blood and an extraordinary gift to guess a person's blood type, as well as being a quick healer, Kat searches for answers to her mysterious abilities and gets swept up into another world of vampires and shape shifters who live amongst the humans. A taut thriller with a conspiracy plot to boot, West raises questions about the various factions competing to control Kat and her abilities.
The developing love triangle is intriguing - there are certainly aspects of both love interests that makes it hard to choose between - depends on whether you like the sensualist or the sensitive, thinking hero. I can't decide and will have to wait for the next instalment to satisfy my curiosity... Just as well it comes out soon!
Definitely a must read...



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Friday, 2 January 2015

Reviews - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!


 Well done, DB Nielsen
This is a very entertaining paranormal / urban fantasy that kept me hooked from beginning to end. I loved every minute and look forward to reading book 2 in the series when it arrives. Well done, DB Nielsen.


Mark Shaw rated it 5 of 5 stars 
I randomly chose this book to read and review as part of a challenge to identify up and coming indie authors. Though I've personally written a fiction book myself, I don’t read much fiction, but something about this book reached out to me and i wanted to know more about it and the author. I found the book to be very well written and thought out. I love history and felt i was getting quite the history lesson reading this, so bravo to the writer. You must have put lots of time and effort into researching those ancient periods that you speak so fluently about. Now if i’m to be honest, a few parts went over my head, but i was still able to stay engaged and get through it. Over all, i think you did a damn good job and i look forward to your future work. You represent us indie authors well!......Mark Shaw (less)

 Fantasy Meets Historical Fiction
I commend db nielsen for this interesting read. I won't give away the story but if you love literature, history and fantasy this is the book for you! the author has obviously done her research! Give this story a try and you'll enjoy it for sure!


 I will start with I'm glad I gave it those few chapters
I am an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that rock. I am giving this lovely read 4.5 Fangs - I'd have given it 5 but it took me a few chapters to get into the book. I will start with I'm glad I gave it those few chapters, every now and then a book surprises me when I don' t think I'm going to enjoy it and all of a sudden I'm hooked! Seeds did just that.
Sage is the focal point of this novel - she has been around the world with her parents as they taught and studied. Her family is uprooted once again just as she is about to graduate from high school and it turns her world upside down. She is funny, intelligent and spirited, this makes the story both interesting and fun.
D.B. Neilson did the research! The story revolves around Babylonian history and myths. I'm a bit of a history buff in the end that is what kept me turning the pages at first. Then the strong characters took over and kept me enthralled throughout.
I would recommend this if you like history, mystery, romance and paranormal fantasy .


My mum always told me, "If a book doesn't teach you anything, then it's not a great book.". And Seed proved me that she was right.
The first thing I have to say about this book is that this was without any doubt one of my 5 favorite books I've read this year, I am honestly speechless of how amazing it is.
Also, I've received a free e-copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
We know we really love a book when we try really hard to explain its history or how much we love it, and that's why I found really difficult to review books I completely loved, so excuse me for any confused thoughts this review might have.
So, let's really start this.
I was in the middle of the Prologue when I started finding this book a really hard put down and this feeling stayed through all the book. I devoured every single page and every single word DB Nielsen wrote, and I couldn't have loved it more!
Sage, the main character of the book, is probably the most accurate character ever: she reads a lot, she's curious and she asks a lot of questions. She's also such a real character, it's completely impossible to dislike her! I love specially two things about Sage Woods: first, the way she reacts about some... complicated things, unlike other female characters of this kind of books she doesn't overreact in general, she gets chocked yet she doesn't freak out (a lot); the other thing I really like it's her and her twin, Fi, relationship. Again, unlike other books where twins are born rivals, their relationship is incredibly natural, they act like what they are: sisters, twins and friends, despite their... differences.
Now, obviously, I will talk about St. John. As any normal excessive reader I've this thing for male-sarcastic-incredibly-hot characters, so I couldn't help but to fall in love with Elijah St. John (Don't you just love his name?!). Giving away a lot of information about him would end up with me spoiling everyone, so I'm not going to say anything more than this.
Probably the only thing that quite bothered me in the whole book was how fast Sage and St. John's relationship grow, yet everything negative I felt about it disappeared when I got a certain explanation.
If you're a curious person and like history and mythology, you should stop reading this and go buy this book. This book taught me so much, it's not even funny!
I would very recommend this book to everyone.

 Must Read
Absolutely a wonderfully surprising read. This is an artfully written story of mystery, suspense, and takes you on an adventure you will not soon forget. Sage is a intriguing character that will draw you in as she comes to terms with what she if feeling to reveal her most inter emotion; attracting your romantic side. However, this is not just a romance, no sir, you will be thrilled with the “in your face” action of this historical fiction. You will not be disappointed with this read.



English Bibliophile rated it 5 of 5 stars
I don't even know were to start with this book. It is just brilliant. I'm rarely left speechless about a book - I always know what to write in a review but this time? Not a clue! There are just SO many good things about this book! So this time I'm doing something different with this blog - bullet points! My Under Graduate Dissertation supervisor always told me if I'm at a lost of what to put or have way to much to say to bullet point my ideas down so here goes!


 Five Stars
Loved it! Can't wait for the second book!


You know that thrill when you discover an author whose every word draws you in and you cannot put the book down? This is one such book and this is one such author. I absolutely adored D.B. Neilsen’s first SEED book, Keepers of the Genesis. I did not want to part from it, did not want it to end. I am so very glad that there are more books in this series with Sage and St. John at the helm and I like that the next book is starring Sage’s twin, Saffron at the helm. Beautifully written, meticulously researched, this book draws you in and keeps a hold on you right up until the last page. Fast paced, with action and romance, history and intrigue, flitting between London, Paris, Rome and ancient Mesopotamia, this book is a delight with something to appeal to every reader. I was transported; felt I was living in so many different worlds. The characters are expertly drawn, I could visualize each and every one. I loved the way the author contrasted the twins’ characters, how they complemented each other. There is just so much to admire in this book. The writing is evocative and stunning, the dialogue pithy and sharp. I especially loved the descriptions of Sage’s visions. The author is brilliant at building atmosphere and suspense. From the first page, I was immediately right there, in the action. The descriptions are very visual and I think it would make a fabulous movie

5.0 out of 5 stars It is just brilliant. I'm rarely left speechless about a book - ...
I don't even know were to start with this book. It is just brilliant. I'm rarely left speechless about a book - I always know what to write in a review but this time? Not a clue! There are just SO many good things about this book! So this time I'm doing something different with this blog - bullet points! My Under Graduate Dissertation supervisor always told me if I'm at a lost of what to put or have way to much to say to bullet point my ideas down so here goes!

- Nielsen is spot on with every historical fact she uses and I love the fact she quotes historical documents from the Babylonian period along with taking us on tours of museum displays. The history and archaeology geek in me lights up every time I turn the page and notice a reference to some period in history! Seriously if your like me and want any historical facts and references to be correct then you won't be disappointed.
- The characters I generally feel like I know them. I feel I could walk down the street and bump into them when I'm down south in Kent or London. Nielsen develops them so well she perfectly sculpts them so they vividly appear in your head as you progress through the book.
- The nephilim! Oh dear lord. You think Lauren Kates Daniel and Becca Fitzpatrick Patch were drool-worthy? You haven't met St.John and Gabriel. They need to make this into a book so I have two version of the men to drool over (yes I am greedy). Nielsen please please get this made into a movie?
- The plot in this book is superb! I literally had to force myself to put the book down so I could get some sleep before work the next day. From the word go Nielsen had be hooked on the book I kept turning the page wanting to know what was going to happen next and what surprises I was going to encounter.

I laughed and cried at this book. It is beautifully written and Nielsen is a wonderful author with such a vivid imagination. If you are a fan of Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, P.C. and Kirsten Cast - heck any of the best selling YA authors out there - you will LOVE Nielsen. Seriously this book will make it. It will be a best-selling and be made into a movie!

Nielsen you are wonderful, keep writing beautiful!


Sugar rated it 5 of 5 stars
You know how we, as readers, stress and plead time and time again for more detail in our favorite books? Totally not a problem here. Even in the introductory pages you can tell the author either comes from a strong archaeological/historian background or she really did some serious research; quite possibly both. You never have those annoying little gaps of "What happened between here and here?" or "How did _ know that?" -- I never had to reread sentences/paragraphs and that helps to stay immersed in the story. I also want to point out how beautifully the author blended a circumstance so heavily rooted in ancient times with modern mentions. Honestly, sometimes I cringe when authors namedrop pop culture icons but in this book it actually felt natural and relatable. There's also not too many moments when characters act OOC/unbelievably just for the sake of moving the plot along. Sage and St.John don't feel forced and I seriously appreciate that. I'm really glad I got the opportunity to read this!

((Disclaimer: I did receive a free copy of this book, however my opinions are my own. This review intentionally focuses on the author's writing style and strength of storytelling, if you want to know what the book is about, read it!))

 LOOOOOVED IT... 
I love books that whisk me away to another place and keep me there for hours on end..
being from London I love how well the author captured different places. Made me feel like I was there again.
the mixture of history, fantasy, love, sisterhood it's all just executed perfectly I would HIGHLY recommend this book to ANYONE


5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Where is the next one!?
Really enjoyed it. Only problem is the rest of the series isn't available yet!


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 By far the Best book ive read this year
By far the Best book ive read this year, and i love to read. Can't wait until the next one comes out. Wonderful Job D B Nielsen


4.0 out of 5 stars ... written for young teenage readers it has a very good story and is really rather sweet
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I found this by chance and although written for young teenage readers it has a very good story and is really rather sweet

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
If you like mystery, romance and paranormal fantasy stories then this book is a must have for your shelf!

Sage is a very well structured character that you cannot help but fall in love with, while reading this book I found myself really growing close to Sage and couldn't help but turn the next page to see what would happen to her! She is witty, book smart and extremely feisty which makes for an exciting and humorous read throughout the story.

This story revolves around ancient Babylon mythology and history which admittedly I knew very little about however D.B. Nielsen writes in such a way that allows readers with no prior knowledge to come away with a very good understanding of the ancient world that the story relates to, just by reading this book I feel like I have taken part in a masterclass of Babylonian history and mythology (I just wished I had this much fun learning history at school!).

The character dynamics between Sage and Saffron were a particular favourite of mine, the twins work very well together on the page with their strong personalities sometimes clashing and making for very funny moments within the story.

This is the first book of a series and I really cannot wait to see where the story is going to take me next!

Rainne Atkins rated it 5 of 5 stars
Wow!! I loved this book.
A hard to put down, page turner. Well written, with a thrilling and intelligent storyline and believable characters.
I only have one complaint.... the book ended. ;)
Thank goodness there are more to follow!

I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!
Wow!! I loved this book.
A hard to put down, page turner. Well written, with a thrilling and intelligent storyline and believable characters.
I only have one complaint.... the book ended. ;)
Thank goodness there are more to follow!


 A story that begun as a slow burn and now I am hooked to find out what is next... 
I have to admit that when I got the twit from DB Nielsen inviting to read the book I did not jump to the idea too quickly. The message kept on popping in my twitter account and finally I said to myself, "Why not?" so I put Game of Thrones in the back burner and on my downtime at work and home I begun to read. At first it took me a few pages to get into the story but by the end of chapter 2 I was hooked.
This book has it all, romance, history, and characters that you can relate. You are greatly endeared to Sage and Saffron and what is not to love about St. John or his brother Gabriel. It is a refreshing story of a girl who is falls for her father's young associate but is independent and not a "Bella" waiting for her "Edward" to rescue her. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.


Judith rated it 5 of 5 stars  · 
I have to admit that when I got the twit from DB Nielsen inviting to read the book I did not jump to the idea too quickly. The message kept on popping in my twitter account and finally I said to myself, "Why not?" so I put Game of Thrones in the back burner and on my downtime at work and home I begun to read. At first it took me a few pages to get into the story but by the end of chapter 2 I was hooked.
This book has it all, romance, history, and characters that you can relate. You are greatly endeared to Sage and Saffron and what is not to love about St. John or his brother Gabriel. It is a refreshing story of a girl who is falls for her father's young associate but is independent and not a "Bella" waiting for her "Edward" to rescue her. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

 STELLAR, CAPTIVATING ANGELIC ROMANCE & HISTORY NOVEL 
As an avid reader/writer I'm fairly particular about certain genres, but Seed has it all; Angels, Nephilim, Religion, History, language, Romance & Suspense. Seriously, I devoured the book in two days as sleep overtook me preventing my marathon reading of it. I'd read first two of Danielle Trussoni's Angelology series & was left wanting more of same when Divine Providence handed me Seed: Keeper of Genesis I. I was not disappointed in the least. This book will keep you constantly engaged & hungering for more. Characters are well-fleshed out & immediately draw you in. Nielsen's ability to captivate via well-researched Biblical & historical data is readily noticed & appreciated...and I checked, including her use of French. What she has done over & above Trussoni is her well thought out release plan. Nielsen is scheduled to release bk 2 of 4 part series later this year & is already penning bk 3. Ms. Trussoni had 1+ yrs between books 1 & 2 of her trilogy. Seriously, if you're looking for an accurate, romantic, addictive read, buy Seed now! WARNING: make sure you're well-rested with plenty of portable food & drink at hand AND nothing in your agenda but time to read. Brava!


Leslie Kronborg rated it 5 of 5 stars  · 
Anyone who enjoys an engrossing, finely crafted tale with sound narrative, characterization & plot.
Finely crafted paranormal / urban fantasy encompassing mystery, suspense, adventure, action, laced with fantasy and a search for true love.
Well-paced story. An intelligent plot with fascinating historical tidbits underpinning a believable turn of events. The reader is drawn into the unfolding of the clever mystery by an engaging heroine. Because the narrative is in the first person, Sage is able to reveal her emotions in true confessional style, nuanced feelings. d b nielsen's wry observations about the situations in which she has placed Sage are delightful.
Well-rounded individuals with credible traits, which makes the dialogue throughout sound authentic and appropriate to the speakers concerned; from gushing schoolgirl to irascible Professor to enigmatic museum keeper, the conversational tone seems just right.
The heroine Sage is feisty yet vulnerable, bookish but adventurous, passionate about English Literature and Mesopotamian archaeology, thanks to her father's input from age five. She discovers she has been gifted with mysterious powers - being able to "read" ancient artefacts and conjure up, albeit unwittingly, visions from the past. Thus armed, she decides to embark on a quest to uncouple the mythical from the factual in the Babylonian world and discovers what, if any, message the ancients have for us.
The novel can be read as a page turning paranormal/urban fantasy romance-suspense involving other worlds and peoples. It can also be enjoyed for the detailed, informative and atmospheric portrayal of life as lived by academics, with many literary and cultural allusions sprinkled throughout, teasing the lettered to trace its provenance.

 Teens will love this fantasy fiction
The combination of international travel and intrigue that Sage,our Australian school leaver, encounters when she moves with her family to London provides the background to this gripping story. Page by page our heroine delves into the secrets of a Mesopotamian artefact she happens upon whilst visiting her father's work at the British Museum. Her astonishing relationship with the artefact and those who seek to protect it generates a sense of suspense that keeps you guessing to the end of this absorbing tale. Will appeal to teens and young adults in particular.


 A rare find, just like the artifact at the centre of this novel... 
I stayed up until very very late one night reading this novel. Very difficult to put down once you're immersed, the pages just keep on turning...

For those who mistrust glowing reviews of newly-published novels, let me reassure you that this novel is, truly, exceptional. There's a reason it has so many five star reviews; because it's that good!

Though the protagonist is a teenager, making this suitable as a YA read, this novel will definitely appeal to older readers too. It has all the depth and incredible world building that many YA paranormal novels lack, and the descriptive language is simply beautiful. This author knows how to weave a spell with words, how to pull you into the world she's created and make it real. I loved the English and European settings, the very real bits of history that underpin the plot, and the characters are wonderful. Both the main character/s and secondary characters are well-imagined and believable. Seed is told from the point of view of Sage, an identical twin, and something tells me her sister Saffron's story might be next. In this novel we see Sage go through a complete journey of self discovery, from girlhood to womanhood, and I was in her corner for every minute of the thrilling ride. (Helicopter ride over the Vatican? Bring it on!)


If you like mystery, romance and paranormal fantasy stories then this book is a must have for your shelf!

Sage is a very well structured character that you cannot help but fall in love with, while reading this book I found myself really growing close to Sage and couldn't help but turn the next page to see what would happen to her! She is witty, book smart and extremely feisty which makes for an exciting and humorous read throughout the story.

This story revolves around ancient Babylon mythology and history which admittedly I knew very little about however D.B. Nielsen writes in such a way that allows readers with no prior knowledge to come away with a very good understanding of the ancient world that the story relates to, just by reading this book I feel like I have taken part in a masterclass of Babylonian history and mythology (I just wished I had this much fun learning history at school!).

The character dynamics between Sage and Saffron were a particular favourite of mine, the twins work very well together on the page with their strong personalities sometimes clashing and making for very funny moments within the story.

This is the first book of a series and I really cannot wait to see where the story is going to take me next!

Here is a link to my video review! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKIk2... 

5.0 out of 5 stars Angels, archaeology, amore!
When 17 year old Sage Woods lays eyes upon an ancient artefact and the hauntingly handsome Elijah St John, who may or may not be immortal, she is drawn into a quest involving Ancient Mesopotamia, the book of Genesis and an ancient conspiracy from the dawn of man.

The protagonist, Sage Woods, is a worthy peer to the likes of Katniss Everdeen or Tris Prior, in that she is a brave, resourceful and is intellectual, so while she is not as physically capable, she is not a damsel in distress, unlike the insipid Bella Swan.

D B Nielsen weaves an interesting tale filled with archaeological references and biblical allusions. I really enjoyed the hunt for the artefact and the slow unravelling of its true nature. Despite the fact that young adult fiction is not my cup of tea, I find myself liking the characters and the romance, which is a testament to the author's skill. Five out of five! would recommend.


I am an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that rock. I am giving this lovely read 4.5 Fangs - I'd have given it 5 but it took me a few chapters to get into the book. I will start with I'm glad I gave it those few chapters, every now and then a book surprises me when I don' t think I'm going to enjoy it and all of a sudden I'm hooked! Seeds did just that.
Sage is the focal point of this novel - she has been around the world with her parents as they taught and studied. Her family is uprooted once again just as she is about to graduate from high school and it turns her world upside down. She is funny, intelligent and spirited, this makes the story both interesting and fun.
D.B. Neilson did the research! The story revolves around Babylonian history and myths. I'm a bit of a history buff in the end that is what kept me turning the pages at first. Then the strong characters took over and kept me enthralled throughout.
I would recommend this if you like history, mystery, romance and paranormal fantasy .

 Must Read 
This novel captured my attention straight away, it's dynamic, fast-moving and extremely captivating. I found it difficult to pull my eyes away, I'd definitely recommend this novel to the people around me. Once you finish the novel you're left wanting more - it's very obvious a lot of research has gone into this novel and if anything adds more value to the novel! I can't wait for the sequels - db nielson has done a phenomenal job for a first novel and I am excited for more! The language she uses is fantastic and very fresh - I must say this was an incredibly exciting novel - FIVE stars! Highly recommended - must read!


5.0 out of 5 stars A supernatural romance... with actual research!
Firstly, I don't read. I can't sit down with a book and bury my nose in it for a few hours or a few days. So I believe it says quite a bit about this novel. It is an engaging read that has kept me glued train ride after train ride. With proper research and a thrilling storyline, it's definitely a book to pick up and dig into.

John rated it 3 of 5 stars
Angels, Babylon, the hanging gardens, and supernatural events keep you intrigued through out this book. This is an easy and enjoyable read that will have your imagination churning.

 EPIC read
I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed this novel. I wanted to be a part of this amazing world where angels live and the history of the world has been built and laid upon by these eternal beings. There was a sense of time travel and history making, something about the new and the old, from the Roman Catacombs to modern day London, that really appealed to me. Usually, fantasy novels mould their stories out of worlds suspended from reality - eg. C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling - but Nielsen makes this world in its imperfections and rich history come alive. And it is SO convincing! This is a must-read. I cannot recommend this novel enough.


5.0 out of 5 stars Follow the author down the rabbit hole!
This book is so gripping. I couldn't help but keep turning the pages. The characters read like they are real people, rather than just words on a page.

I found myself reading this and feeling like I was there, stirring up emotions of my own when it came to declarations of love. I have sobbed, laughed and sat in quiet contemplation whilst reading this book.

I really can not wait until the next one comes out. I think this book would transpose easily onto the big screen.

DB Nielsen really does seem to grab the reader and takes them down the rabbit hole with his characters. Thank you so much for brightening my summer up. x


Jacci rated it 4 of 5 stars
Keepers of Seed: Genesis I
I commend db nielsen for this interesting read. I won't give away the story but if you love literature, history and fantasy this is the book for you! the author has obviously done her research! Give this story a try and you'll enjoy it for sure!

 Seriously addictive read, what a world DB Nielsen has created! 
In this day and age where fantasy novels have the range and breadth of vampires, vampires and more vampires, DB Nielsen has offered a far more meaningful, interesting, and perhaps more accessible - angels. The main protagonists are a set of brilliant yet characteristically different twins, and the geographical, historical, and cultural accuracies and information aid in making this story so compelling and enjoyable. DB Nielsen creates a fantasy world that's based on the core that is our society, and so, readers like myself who like to imagine themselves in these worlds, will not have to wait to see the movie or use their imagination to picture Dumbledore. All they need to do is find a job, save up money and go on a Contiki tour and maybe they'll get to meet the Angels too, at the London Museum, or the Roman Catacombs.

Written to appeal to teenagers and young adults, the crux of the novel does not depend on the relationship of the female and male lead characters. It is incredibly interesting even without, and the dynamic of their relationship gives a more meaningful and substantial perspective to romance - one that is based on friendship, support and companionship.

I simply cannot wait for the sequel to see how all the events and doors that DB Nielsen has opened, will pan out.

 One of my favourites! 
A fantastic novel with history, fantasy, adventure and romance all in one. I was drawn into Sage's world from the page one and I could not put the book down until I reached the end. One of the rare books where you really step into the main character's shoes and feel like you're part of their world. Extremely well written with lots of intriguing characters and suspense. I cannot wait until the next in the series is released. Very highly recommended!


 Amazing !!!!!!!!! one of the best books I've read in a while 
This book is like a breath of fresh air, excitement in ever page.
I just couldn't put it down, the suspense and romance is a perfect balance between fantasy and
reality. I was hooked from the first page and it really made me feel as though I was part of the journey.
It's nice to be able to read a book and have such a great connection with the characters.
I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series, CAN'T WAIT :-)


 Best read in a long time - highly recommend Seed 
Had been waiting for a book that would really take me on a journey. Finally Seed was available and did that with intriguing modern day characters drawn into situations with mythological and historical significance. I as unable to put the book down. A gripping tale about Angelic realms, world events and deep secrets. Highly recommend Seed.


 Awesome! May 
This book is so awesome! It was given to me as a present for Mother's Day and I've finished it today. It was a definite page turner that you just can't put down. Once you read the first chapter, your sure to be hooked! It combines action, history, romance and suspense all in one with a nice balance of fantasy with reality. The story will be a delight for people who actually enjoy accurate, historical and geographical information. The author has a wealth of knowledge and a unique style of writing. I would definitely recommend this book and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!


5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Brilliant! Really enjoyed this book, not my usual genre and was pleasantly surprised. Engaging. The mix of history, real life, well formed characters and fantasy was excellent. Can't wait to read the next one!


5.0 out of 5 stars Review of SEED: Keepers of the Genesis1
This novel should appeal to anyone who enjoys the Harry Potter style of books, especially teenage girls & young women - but I loved it too & I'm over 70! A historical fantasy set in the ancient Middle East & present-day Europe, it touches on mythology which is familiar to those who've grown up in the Christian tradition-angels,the Garden of Eden etc. It's told through its young heroine, who is a positive role model. It's page-turner.I strongly recommend this as a great addition to this genre. Congratulations to db Nielsen.


1.0 out of 5 stars One Star,
Long winded drivel

5.0 out of 5 stars a fire-cracking debut,
It's rare to see a novel written so well that is filled with logic, thrilling adventure and mystery WHILST having a female heroine at its core. Beats The Hunger Games any day!


2 of 2 people found the following helpful
 Amazingly fresh fantasy!!! 
An amazing novel grabbed me from the beginning to the very last page. This supernatural fantasy intertwined with history and incredibly detailed real-life locations is truly engaging. Any reader that enjoys fantasy will appreciate wholly developed characters and fully described scenes. Great storytelling, very fresh and unique approach. I highly recommend this book, being the first in the series. And once you read this book, you will be eager for the next book.