December 1, 2015

Eleanor's Gift by Isis Sousa ~ Blog Tour! #Review & #Giveaway

Title: Eleanor’s Gift
Author: Isis Sousa
Genre: Gothic/Dark Fantasy/Horror/ Paranormal
Publisher: Tragic Books
Release Date: Oct 30 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Illustrations: Characters and Ornaments Pencil Sketches


Eleanor’s Gift is a Gothic short story, adorned with black and white illustrations and an atmosphere of darkness.

During the last days of autumn, a wave of strange happenings creeps into Lord Welton’s life. It all starts when he brings the sole survivor of a mysterious accident into his household. Soon people close to Lord Welton begin to disappear and a tenebrous danger falls upon the one he loves the most.

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After reading the first sentence of Eleanor's Gift, I thought, my God, Sousa's writing is beautiful! And it's not the kind of writing that's just beautiful for the sake of beauty without going anywhere - no, the story is enriched and propelled forward by it. The characters are richly drawn and come to life on the pages, and you can imagine what they would be like in real life. 

There is a subtle sense of horror underlying the events that happen in Eleanor's Gift, a creepiness that you can't outright define, an insidious danger lying in wait. At first, I thought the mysterious stranger was walking into danger at the hands of her rescuers, but then I began to sense that there was something mysterious and indefinable about her. She's found with strange marks on her neck, and I couldn't wait to find out how she was the only survivor and where those marks came from. 

Sousa is a master at weaving a Gothic tale and leaving you satisfied though Eleanor's Gift is a short story. If you tend to shy away from short stories, I really think you should pick this one up because it's exactly the way a story should be set up and told.   

Meet the Author

Writing sucks. Period.
That's why I am an artist; illustrator and graphic designer who writes in a hobby basis. Oh, wait... That's not the "why"... I was born artist, and there is nothing I can do to change it. But with all the imagination I have running lose, there came some stories... And there came some books!
When I'm not doing artwork and illustration for authors and bands, I'm doing woodcarving, painting ornaments, painting artworks for myself, collaborating with other artists and so on. Love Arts, History and Metal.
Oh, and summer is a bitch! Always. Anywhere in the world.

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  1. Thank You for Hosting and Reviewing Eleanor's Gift by Isis Sousa

    1. You're welcome, Anna, thanks for having me! :)

  2. Dear Jennifer, first of all, I can't tell you enough how grateful I am that you took the time to read and review Eleanor's Gift ^.^ I got happy feet when I read your thoughts abut the book! Yay! :) And it is a big honor to be featured on your lovely blog! Thank you so much for the support and I hope your readers will enjoy this post as much as I do :) By the way, You're on NaNoWriMo this year too! I wish you good luck and a great time on your writing, and nonetheless, whenever you publish your books, I want to be among the first to review them ^.^

    1. I really love your writing! It's inspiring! :) I thought I could do NaNo this year, but it just didn't work out. I ended up overwhelmed with volunteering at my son's school, his birthday, and the holidays. I did win last year, so that's something. Thanks for your well wishes, Isis! You can definitely be the first to read my books when I get them done. :D


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