Welcome to my blog tour stop for Errant Spark (Elemental Trails Book #) by Ronelle Antoinette, narrated by Ginny Ross. You can find the rest of the tour stops below.
Author: Ronelle Antoinette
Narrator: Ginny Ross
Length: 10h 25m
Publisher: Ronelle Antoinette⎮2016
Series: The Elemental Trials (#1)
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Release date: Nov. 01, 2016
In Egalion’s Imperial court, there is splendor and luxury, but it’s also a realm of treachery. Cloak-and-dagger political maneuvering threatens to destroy the peace of two thousand years.
Battlemage Jex Xander has a mouth that gets him into trouble; while in contrast, Enari Namelum speaks not at all. Amidst the mounting chaos, passion and romance should be the last thing on their minds, but life and the Goddess seem to have other ideas.
They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but, at court you can’t tell one from the other…and they change at the flip of a coin.
Woah. There is a lot more going on in this book than I was expecting. I hear romantic fantasy, I think enjoyable but not much depth. Errant Spark is much different, though. There is lust, instant attraction, political turmoil, noble stress, magic and intrigued. There are so much world building and character development in this first book of the series. By the end, I felt comfortable with the new terms I had learned about the world and had fallen in love with so many characters. There is so much potential and so many questions for the next part of the series, I’m excited to read on. Plus, hello ending, let’s get this show on the road!
While, like I said before, this book is so much more than a romance. The romance of the story is full of this instant fiery passion. Jex is something of a smooth player, bedding whoever he fancies at that moment while Enari can hardly stand to be touched. It was so refreshing to see the male protagonist of this story be the one with the quick witted comments and sarcasm; granted I love me a strong sassy female. I will say that there are some graphic scenes in this book, so if you listen to the audiobook know it’s not exactly safe for work. However, these scenes are fervent and well written.
I loved Ginny Ross’ accent for the audiobook. It was absolutely perfect and gave a sense of sophistication to the storyline and the characters. She was able to make her voice light and playful and the next second embodied the seriousness of a character in a particular situation.
Rating: 3.5 stars
About the Author
Ronelle Antoinette was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in beautiful Colorado. She currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, two sneaky cats, and one dog-who-believes-he’s-a-person. While she’s a mother to none, she’s an auntie to a small army…the newest recruit joined them in April 2016. Ronelle dabbled in creative writing for many years and even considered it as her major in college. (She ended up getting a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology.) She published her first novel, Errant Spark, in July of 2016. Dream. Come. True.
About the Narrator
Ginny Ross was born and raised in England where she had a passion for Musical Theatre and Fantasy books. She loved spending time in the Theatre but found that she wanted to travel. After traveling around Europe she took a job as a nanny in Canada and continued her acting. Her love of children played a huge role in her life and became her career for the next several years. She married Clarence and moved to the States where she resides today. Her life is much less hectic than it was, as she is raising her two children and works for the local school district. Ginny was very excited when she was offered the opportunity to use her acting skills once again from the comfort of her home by narrating books.
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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Ronelle Antoinette. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.