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Death of an Eye

by Dana Stabenow

Release date: December 6th, 2018

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I received a complimentary ARC copy of Death of an Eye by Dana Stabenow from NetGalley and Head of Zeus Publishing in order to read and give an honest review.

…an original, quick and entertaining read which I enjoyed…

Fans of Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak’s series set in Alaska will be surprised by her new series Eye of Isis. In her first instalment in this series Death of an Eye seems to be a more cosy mystery than historical fiction. Not quite as gritty as her Shugak series but still quite enjoyable.  

Set in 47 BCE. A pregnant Cleopatra is the ruler of Alexandria when her trusted spy or “Queen’s Eye”, Khemit, is murdered while secretly investigating the theft of a fresh mint of royal coins.  With Julius Caesar away, Cleopatra is vulnerable and needs someone she trusts to help her so she calls upon her most trusted childhood friend Tetisheri (Sheri ) to help her get to the bottom of it. Although a merchant, Sheri has left a horrible marriage and become a partner in her Uncle Neb’s importing business. Being well educated, having the ability to speak many languages and having connections allow Shari to obtain the information she requires without seeming suspicious. One of the Cleopatra’s trusted guards, Apollodorus, sets out to help Sheri as she navigates a murder investigation rife with politics, sociopaths and danger.  Sheri becomes a target for Cleopatra’s power hungry and wicked brother Ptolemy, Roman diplomats not pleased with women in power, bloodthirsty pirates and her abusive ex-husband, Hunifer all trying to thwart her every move.  

Although Stabenow’s work is set in ancient Alexandria and has historical elements this novel it is more of a clever fun mystery with a touch of romance and humour. I was expecting a perhaps darker more sinister story but her strong, educated, honourable and feisty characters mixed dangerous devious villains make this an original, quick and entertaining read which I enjoyed. 

 

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“I am so not a role model…
Beyond the world of normal dwells those who see all things differently.”

~Eri Nelson

The Hidden Witch (All About The Sauce Series) (Volume 1):  http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Witch-All-About-Sauce

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From the unorthodox author Eri Nelson arrives a humorous twist to a witchy succubus whose hunger sparks more than desires, but troubles from the council. The first in the ‘All About The Sauce Series’ comes ‘The Hidden Witch’.

Unlike any other murder mystery our far from heroine type realizes she is wanted for a murder that she mostly likely could have committed. Although, she doubts her hunger could have drove her to it. Well at least not again…

Join Eri and her unusual telling of a tale in this fictional paranormal of a murder mystery that will hopefully have you giggling all the way through it.

 

Praise for The Hidden Witch (All About The Sauce Series) (Volume 1)

Five Star Review: “Eri’s unique writing style had me riding the waves of delight with her kooky and colorful characters. I loved this hungry little witch and her quirky mother whose butterfly hair and flamboyant attire added so much flavor to the story. Eri’s clever sentence structuring created a clean visual for my mind’s eye, and I was in awe of it. The story itself—awesome!! Saucy on the run—was she guilty? If not, who would set her up? I had to unravel the mystery!! I highly recommend this “saucy” tale to all who enjoy reading out of the box!!”

About the author:

eri“I am so not a role model… Beyond the world of normal dwells those who see all things differently.” -Eri Nelson Owner & Operator of EAN LLC

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.

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.  You can find her on www.dearharts.com, which holds all of Eri’s social media outlets as well as info about all of her work.