Spark Contes from The Midnight Garden

There is an incredibly fun review and contest over at the Midnight Garden that you may be very tempted to entered. In fact you may find yourself feeling compelled to enter. But don’t, it leads to a highly contagious disease known as Merrickitis!

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Stumble Onto The Elemental Series….. You’ll Be Glad You Did

While shelving in the Teen Section one day I stumbled upon The Storm by Brigid Keemerer. After reading the back I was intrigued so I took it home with me that night.

Am I glad I did!! It seems I’ve stumbled on something that is sure to be a new favourite series in the Teen Paranormal Genre. I read it within two days and on the third day sold a copy to one of my regulars. She messaged me later to tell me how much she also LOVED IT!!!!  Like me, she is anxiously waiting for Spark.  Unlike me she has already read both novella’s , I have only read  Elemental, I plan on purchasing Fearless this weekend and enjoying it on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

I mentioned this series earlier in a general review of my week but enjoyed it so much I thought it needed more attention.

Is the novella that shows us a different side of Michael. I read it after reading Storm which meant I already knew some of where the story would go but was unprepared for how it would change the way I viewed Michael as a character.

Storm is the story of Chris who is the youngest of four brothers who have the ability to control different elements. Chris has the ability to control water, something Becca Chandler is unaware of when she rescues him from being attacked by a couple of bullies.  She gives him water in an attempt to revise him thus changing her life in ways she could never have expected.

Chris and his brothers aren’t just Elementals they are powerful enough to make other Elementals consider them dangerous and therefore want them dead.

This story is beautifully told in a manner guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night. It is both simple and direct but at the same time complex and magical. The characters are easy to identify with and the witty banter is so natural you feel as though you are hanging out with old friends.

Fearless is Hunter’s story. A novella I am so excited to read. Hunter is strong in mind as well as body. In Storm he teaches Becca about different stones and how their energies can help. An area I’ve always been very interested in. He also teaches her some self defense moves. I look forward to seeing where his story takes him.

Spark brings us the story of  Gabriel, a boy who is hot in more ways than you can imagine. Gabriel has an affinity with fire. Sometimes he can control it, sometimes he can’t, either way he is as combustible as the Element he is linked to.  Finding out what kind of heat he’ll have to endure is something I can’t wait to do!

The Elementals series may not be anything new but it is told in such a fresh new way that you can’t help wanting to know more about Becca Chandler and the 5 hot Elemental boys whose lives she has become entwined in.

Brigid Keemerer has a fantastic website you can visit to learn more about her amazing series.

or become an Elementalist on her facebook page:

After reading some of the comments on her website it seems that many of her readers are people such as myself who happen to stumble across Storm. We all seem to be in agreement that we’re glad we did.

Maybe you will be too.