If you want have no clue how to appyly your makeup, BUY THIS BOOK NOW! I was gifted this book and now, buy it for others who are just starting out witIf you want have no clue how to appyly your makeup, BUY THIS BOOK NOW! I was gifted this book and now, buy it for others who are just starting out with their makeup, or to anyone who needs help. Kevin was a magician and he openly taught others how to look their best. This book give you step by step instructions on how to create the stars' looks on your own - right down to the colors, etc.... I'm telling you, you'll learn so much! I wish the talented Kevin had not passed away - I often wished I could meet him and thank him. Rest in peace, Kevin!...more
If you're looking for a book to whisk you into another world - one that will make you forget your cares & concentrate soley on the characters theIf you're looking for a book to whisk you into another world - one that will make you forget your cares & concentrate soley on the characters the book creates, Eldala is for you. It is a lovely book - one I could not put down. I read the iBook version in a day. The main character, Keiran, is strong but human in his weakness - very relatable & very well described. The tale is well thought out & each of the many characters has their important place. I loved Keiran's ability to control the elements, to heal, etc (don't want to reveal too much). The stones were something new & unique to what I've read & I enjoyed the bond it created between the holders immensely. I liked the fact that the lovers didn't immediately fall in love. Nicely written - keeps the readers on the edge of their seats. I could see this making a very nice middle earth type film. Beautifully described, exciting action scenes, tasteful lusty moments. There were a few things I thought could strengthen Eldala: the iBook repeated a few paragraphs between pages (I'm sure this is iBooks fault & not the author's). One paragraph stated a horse whickered - I'm not sure what that is - I'm thinking the author meant nickered. As with many first books, there were quite a few passive sentences throughout the pages that could have strengthened the book as a whole had they been caught & modified. Please don't let these very minor concerns sway you from reading Eldala. It is an exciting, romantic, beautiful read & I look forward to more works from this budding author. - Ashley Knight, author of Fins & Fathom...more
I don't know about you, but there seems to be more than enough vampire stories out there. Don't get me wrong, they are good tales, but after a coupleI don't know about you, but there seems to be more than enough vampire stories out there. Don't get me wrong, they are good tales, but after a couple years of vampire books on the best seller lists, I thought I'd had my fill. That was until I read William Meikle's "Eldren The Book of the Dark". My interest has, once again, been piqued.
This dark tale is a deliciously descriptive read. Set in the rolling moors of Scotland, we are introduced to a very unromantic town filled with a most ordinary people. Ordinary that is, until a boy named Tony is goaded into entering the daunting abandoned house the townsfolk steer clear of. With his best friend, they discover a coffin in the labyrinth beneath the house and upon opening it, find a corpse. When his best friend removes a beautiful sword that is wedged in the corpse's chest, they in essence, open Pandora's Box, and this is where it gets really interesting.
With the town slowly beginning to lose its residents, the story takes off at vampire pace, introducing its readers to several heroes ranging from a priest to a drunken has been, the plot so inter-weaved you cannot put the book down. Will the town survive the ravaging of a sadistic vampire, or will it be plunged into a darkness the likes of which only vampire history has seen?
The most unique part in this tale is its giant shift from its counterparts; Eldren delves into the history of the vampires, beginning with their creation in which God creates vampires before humans. Their bible is eerily similar to our own. Indeed, the wording is so precise, one actually believes they are reading a holy book. If I didn't know this book was fiction, I'd say Meikle did his homework.
I enjoy a well-written book that whisks me deep within its pages and doesn't let me go until the end when I'm left wanting more. Eldren is a combination of horror, comedy, drama, romance and action - a must read for any reader who wants it all. - Ashley L. Knight author of FINS ...more