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Stephanie Beerden

Stephanie Beerden was born on Friday the 13th (no joke, she really was) in a small city called Genk and has always been fascinated with the occult, magic and books. Her childhood and teen years were filled with reading lots and lots of books and imagining what life would be like as a real Vampire. Until one day she decided that she wanted to try her hand at writing her own books and that was the beginning of her writing adventure. Her first book is a YA Fantasy called De Elementen – Het Verloren Koninkrijk and after many, many trials and tribulations, one small Dutch publisher decided “Hey, let’s give this girl a shot”. Her second book De Elementen – Archandir has recently been published by same publisher and she couldn’t be happier about that. Stephanie hopes to keep writing as long as she can and already has several writing projects in the works for the future.

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The Godborn
Paul S. Kemp
Janelle Stalder
Erica Ridley
The Companions
Robert Anthony Salvatore
Souls of the Stones Omnibus
Kelly Walker
Eden - Janelle Stalder *Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review*I loved this book! Eden is such a lovely read. I just couldn't get enough of it. I love Janelle Stalder, her writing style, character development and amazing POV changes are absolutely incredible!! It's been a while since I've read a book written by an author that could pull it off as flawless as Janelle Stalder can. The story is actually about fifteen-year-old Aiden, who is kinda dorky in the beginning of the story, if you think about it. And one night he gets sucked into the world of Eden where he has this big purpose to fulfill. Once there he becomes friends with the archer Elisa (who is badass!!), Wolf (*swoon*), Logan and Felix. He gets trained to help fight in the war against Brutus the Red, the traitor Prince Callum (*swoons even more*) and the feared sorcerer Aziz. Towards the end of the book I had a very big "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" moment. I mean, c'mon, how could you do that to Felix? And then the ending itself, God I could cry, I can't believe Stalder left it like that. It's maddening, I wanted to know what happened next right away! Oh well, I'll just buy the second book and read it, but still *pouts* I am not happy with the ending, not sir, not at all. Just ... no. And the characters! Oh the characters. I think I'm in love with Wolf and Callum. Not that I don't like Aiden, but Wolf is just so funny, sexy and the biggest flirt you'll ever meet, but he just has that certain charm that makes me swoon and sigh and I loved that. And then there is Callum, OMG do I need to say more? I picture him as this ruggedly handsome man who appears cold and dangerous, but in private he's so courteous and gentle. And I just couldn't stop sighing like a love-sick puppy when I read about the growing romance (is it too early to call it a romance?) between him and Rose. And I really could care less that he's on the "bad side" (note the quote marks -_-), he's just deliciously yummy and I love, love, love him!As I said before, Stalder's writing is superb! The editing done on this book is almost perfect. There isn't a better word for it. It just is really amazing. I enjoyed this story so much. I am definitely going to re-read the book sometime in the future, because it sucked me right in from the very first page. It's just ... wow. This book is also the biggest example I can find for the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" because while the cover may not be all that pretty, the story is definitely worth reading and shouldn't be overlooked! This book more then deserves the 4 stars I gave it (I would have made it 5, but the ending annoyed me). Original review on http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/07/review-eden-by-janelle-stalder.html