Deity’s Soulmate has Readers’ Favorite sticker!

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As a happy author, I can easily say, “Whoo hoo!”

Readers’ Favorite reviewers have been fantastic! And with their awesome reviews, I was able to receive that shiny sticker which is now on all of the printed copies that I have. Those copies are for friends and for future giveaways! ^_^

Looks awesome, yes?

Deity’s Soulmate Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite

5 stars

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Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite

A delightful opening to an epic fantasy that features gods, dragons, and compelling characters, Deity’s Soulmate by Angelina Kerner is a brilliant story that will find a comfortable home with fantasy fans who adore mythology. Meet Gardenia, the daughter of Athena, a dare-devil kind of young goddess who defies Zeus and receives the discipline of the ages. It is after choosing to travel to earth without permission from Zeus that she is given an assignment that could take a century to complete. But what she does in return will surprise everyone, including Zeus. She sets out on a journey to find the mythical creatures, the dragons, who themselves are enemies of the gods. She wants to discover a secret they have kept for long. Watch as she faces insurmountable challenges thrown her way by Hera, and how she will find love with a mortal.

For readers who love great settings and extraordinary characters, Deity’s Soulmate will be a delightful read. It is interesting to see how Angelina Kerner weaves elements of mythology into this gripping story; her excellent prose is equally seductive. Her characters are awesome and I enjoyed Gardenia every step of the way. The plot is well-crafted with loads of surprises. The mission of the deity is not an easy one and the reader will love to watch as she grows through it, gaining courage, discovering her hidden skills, and maturing through the adventure. One has the feeling that something awful could happen any moment soon as one reads from page to page, engrossed in the exciting plot. This was a huge fantasy treat for me, a story I read in one sitting and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Deity’s Soulmate Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

5 stars

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Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

Deity’s Soulmate is a spellbinding opening in the Goddess Training Trilogy by Angelina Kerner, an enchanting read for young adults who love mythology. Gardenia is the daughter of Athena with 100 years coursework of creating new worlds. But when she chooses to go to earth, defying the permission of Zeus, she meets a very harsh form of discipline. Zeus gives her a task that would take a century to complete, but to his great surprise, she offers to track down a race of lost dragons and to unveil the secrets they have kept for centuries. Watch a young goddess as she goes on an adventure of a lifetime, discovers the joys and perils of humanity, learns about love, while all the time having to deal with the deadly traps of the unforgiving Hera.

The story is told from the point of view of the protagonist and in a compelling first person narrative voice. The references to Greek mythology and the galactic setting make the work a perfect fit for readers who love gods and goddesses, nature, and dragons. Angelina Kerner knows how to make readers navigate different exciting worlds because of her awesome characters and her captivating setting. The writing is wonderful, punctuated by powerful descriptions and great conversations. Gardenia is a character that readers will adore and they will love her care-free attitude, her love of adventure, and her courage to even develop feelings for a mortal being. The pacing is fast, and each chapter ups the conflict, featuring dramatic moments that quicken the reader’s pulse and indulges them even more. Deity’s Soulmate is a great fantasy, modeled after Greek lore and mythology; a fascinating read, indeed!

Deity’s Soulmate review by Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favorite

5 stars

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Reviewed By Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favorite

Deity’s Soulmate by Angelina Kerner is a second edition of the first book in the young adult fantasy series known as The Goddess Training Trilogy. This is a book that would appeal most to a young adult audience made up of those who do not mind reading about some implied sexual situations and who enjoy fantasy with a female as the main character. Gardenia is the daughter of Athena and has grown up surrounded by Gods and Goddesses. Gardenia is a Goddess of creation, yet she is unsure if the fate she was born with is one she wishes to embrace or not. When one of the Fates sends her to Earth to see the bad side of humanity, instead of just hearing about the good, it sets her on a path to create her own creation before she had obtained approval from Zeus. For her folly, Zeus punished Gardenia with a 13-fold creational lesson that should take her at least a century to complete, yet her punishment might be just what Gardenia needs to discover herself and her purpose.

Deity’s Soulmate by Angelina Kerner was a well-written fantasy book that reminded me a bit of The Lightning Thief except that instead of half-blood main characters, the characters were instead Gods, Goddesses, and dragons. The addition of dragons as a race that was on par with the deities and Fates was an interesting twist that allowed the plot to deviate from other fantasy books. I personally loved how there were illustrations scattered throughout the book and that they were all done in the same artistic style as the cover. Gardenia was a character so very different from all of the other deities that I could not help but love her. I felt awful for her when she visited Earth and was chased by a man who wanted to rape and kill her; her fear was so realistic that in her terror she forgot at first that she could will herself away. That was the moment when I formed an emotional connection to the character that gave me a drive to find out what would happen to her.

Deity’s Soulmate review by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

5 Stars stars

Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

Deity’s Soulmate: The Goddess Training Trilogy Book 1 – 2nd Edition by Angelina Kerner is the story of a young goddess by the name of Gardenia, daughter of Athena. She spent her life as a sheltered little girl living with gods and goddesses who think a little too much of themselves. She wants something better from her life; she wants to do something else that will give her fulfillment. When a dare sends her to Earth to see the true face of humanity, she vows to make a better creation.

In fact, she goes on to form an entirely new galaxy; however, she made one big mistake: she did not get the go-ahead from Zeus. And Zeus – being Zeus – gave her a lesson which will take a century for Gardenia to complete. But she is not giving up this easily; she is ready to take on her charge and create a better galaxy that will have a better mankind. So she gave Zeus her own choice; she will find the dragons who have the knowledge to help her with Zeus’s lesson. Finding the dragons is not easy, especially since dragons and gods and goddesses don’t get along. Gardenia can even lose her life. What will she do when she is faced with such a big challenge? Can she do it?

I love mythology and novels such as Deity’s Soulmate always make me very happy and satisfied. I loved Gardenia, she was strong, resilient, and her determination made her get in touch with her humanity and humility. Her reaction to Ri was fantastic and very convincing; she didn’t fall head over heels for him, but she didn’t just stay back. She was curious and so was Ri. They had a chemistry that was fully explored by Angelina Kerner and that is what made this novel even more interesting. Very well-constructed, believable characters and story line.

Readers’ Favorite Book Review: Seven Hours

Good Morning!

So, I woke up at 6:00 am and checked my phone because well I still had 40 minutes to sleep. I never made it back to dreamland because I had received a text message from Readers’ Favorite that one of their reviewers have completed their review of my novella.

Would you go back to bed after seeing a text message like that?

So, of course, I logged into my account and scrolled down to the review. My novella was reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers’ Favorite with a rating of 4.

Now, I really don’t care that much about ratings. It’s more about the review itself. Did the reviewer really read my story? Were they able to connect with my main heroine? Was their review helpful? Did it make me happy?  Does it make me cry and want to continue polishing the story line and by that… not releasing the novella on the promised date?

Well, I loved Viga’s review. And, I loved the additional comment (which I already added to the praise page inside the novella). I’m really happy that she saw past the love story ^_^

Where am I going with this?

I want to share the review with you and the comment. Let me guys know what you think and if the review makes you want to read it more.

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Review:

What would it be like to be born blind and, after 19 years, begin to see? This is a theme Angelina Kerner explores in her novella, Seven Hours. A light, enjoyable read, primarily aimed at teens or young adults, Angelina Kerner builds her story around 19-year-old Chanel. Chanel has lived very well with her disability over the years, has a couple of good friends to assist her when necessary, and gets out and about relatively easily. Nonetheless, her newsworthy parents decide she needs a bodyguard, and hire Leon to protect her against paparazzi onslaughts. Chanel is angered by what she sees as an affront to her independence. She deems it unnecessary babying. But despite herself, and for more reasons than the protection he provides, Chanel comes to love Leon.

While the romantic angle of Seven Hours will appeal to young readers, one would hope they will also be caught up in Kerner’s exploration of what it feels like for a blind person beginning to see people and the world around her/him for the first time. Eyesight is something the sighted take for granted, but through this little story we are forced to look at the world through the eyes of a blind person. What a different world one experiences when all is black. At one point, Chanel asks Leon to describe his eyes. How do you describe eyes to someone who can’t even see shapes or colour? When Chanel’s girlfriend, Bridgette, says her nail polish is orange, what is the colour “orange”? These considerations Kerner presents in Seven Hours give young readers more to think about than just another story about falling in love. An enjoyable exploration of a worthwhile theme. Well done, Angelina Kerner.

Comment:

Congratulations Angelina on breathing life into a theme (blindness) rarely explored in chick lit or young adult fiction. That impressed me and kept me reading, more so than the romantic story line. But you brought it all together nicely to a satisfying finish.