Beatrice De Novo thought she had left the supernatural world behind…for the most part. But when the past becomes the present, will she leave her quiet life in Los Angeles to follow a mystery she thought had abandoned her? Where has Giovanni Vecchio been, and why has he returned? Giovanni has his own questions, and he’s looking to her for answers.
The sequel to A Hidden Fire will reunite Beatrice and Giovanni to continue their search through the past while both wrestle with the future. When the world as you knew it has changed forever, is there any way you can turn back?
This Same Earth is the second book in the Elemental Mysteries series. It is a paranormal romance/mystery for adult readers. (Goodreads)
Title: This Same Earth
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Genre: Paranormal mystery/ Romance
Publisher: E. Hunter
Release Date: December 7, 2011
I love this series!
I have not been this excited about a series in a long time! The first thing I did when I finished A Hidden Fire (book one) was email Elizabeth Hunter to ask her when book two would be out. Guess what I did as soon as I could after finishing up This Same Earth? That’s right, I tweeted Ms. Hunter to find out if book three is finished or not. The answer I got was yes, but it does not come out till March of 2012. But The characters that Elizabeth Hunter writes are so worth that wait.
This Same Earth was a very different book than A Hidden Fire. This Same Earth dealt so much more with relationships than the first book, and I’m not just talking about Gio and B’s relationship (although that was played out) it was everyone and how each person, or vampire relates to the other. This did slow the book down at times but I felt like I had a better understanding of how the vampire world in this series related to one another as family, as lovers, and as husband and wife and it was nice to learn that through B’s eyes.
B or Beatrice (she goes by both) was stronger but more emotional in This Same Earth. She has spent years physically away from Gio and when he comes back into her life she understandably doesn’t know if she can trust him again. I really felt for B as she was pulled back into Gio’s world when she finally opens up to why Gio leaving hurt so much it almost brings you to tears. Gio drove me a little crazy in This same Earth. I think I just don’t like the fact that his character has such a hard time being wrong or not in control…yes, he saw the error of his ways eventually but it got to me. I did like reading all the scenes with he and Ben. Ben is a twelve year old boy Gio adopted a year ago, seeing them together showed a different side to Gio, and it helped make up for less Casper time.
All of the old cast is back along with some new faces. We get to meet B’s I-don’t-know-how-many-greats grandpa. He is a very strong and powerful water vampire and quite the character. I hope to see more of him in the future. And of course my favorite vamp was back, Carwyn! I will not give any real spoilers but I got to see a new side of the happy go lucky priest. (Who just so happens to be my major vampire crush at the moment)
The world that Elizabeth Hunter started in A Hidden Fire was enriched in This Same Earth and I am impatiently waiting to see how she continues to build the Elemental Mysteries world in The Force of Wind when it comes out in 2012. Really Elizabeth Hunter, if you need anyone *cough* to read *smiles very sweetly* The Force of Wind extremely early *wink, wink* I’m sure I could try to fit it in my schedule Yes people, this series is so good I have no shame. Oh, and there is is a sneak peek of The Force of Wind at the end of This Same Earth, and it is so good.
Awesome! Reread worthy.
Older Teen and up: For violence, language, and nongraphic sex scenes.
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