Monday, March 5, 2012

ARC Review: A Human Element by Donna Galanti

Today I’m reviewing Donna Galanti's upcoming debut novel, A HUMAN ELEMENT.  Donna must have picked up on my weakness for Dean Koontz, because A HUMAN ELEMENT echoes the bestselling author in terms of creativity, the supernatural and overall dark allure. Add in a little paranormal romance and you've got one delicious literary paranormal mashup.
A HUMAN ELEMENT starts off with a bang, literally.  To the world, a meteorite has crashed near Coopersville's lake located in a remote region in New York state. To a secret government operative, something else crashed near that lakefront…something out of this world.  At the time Ben Fieldstone was only nine and lost everything in the destruction, including his parents.  From that moment on, his life changed miserably as he was then forced into the foster system.  Ben lived under deplorable conditions, always having to watch his back. With a life like that, no wonder he chose a solitary existence for the bulk of his life.  The crash not only caused devastation, it sparked life in a form of beautiful woman name Laura Armstrong.  Born out of desperation, she was adopted and lived a semi-normal, peaceful life with her family and neighbors near the crash site.  Laura is truly a remarkable heroine.  She represents happiness, love, forgiveness and above all hope.  But with her existence, lurks a dark presence; one that haunts her and eventually kills those that she loves.

With the government’s debauching schemes and a strange man in black always watching, does Laura have what it takes to battle the darkness, uncover the truth and save the ones that she loves, including Ben?  What type of a future can two misfits like Ben and Laura have together?  Are they only connected by the crash site or is there more?  Um…I’m not tell’n ya! You’ll just have to get A HUMAN ELEMENT and find out.  And boy let me tell you it is goooood!

Dark is coming my friends and it’s called  A HUMAN ELEMENT. This book peaked my interest from the start.  If you love adult sci-fi/supernatural novels (like a Koontz), but you’re looking for more romance...this is your book.  On my RIP meter, Donna Galanti's  A HUMAN ELEMENT is a 4.  The book releases March 15.  Visit Donna's website for more details.

Mina B.


DonnaGalanti said...

Mina, wow! Thanks for such a detailed and glowing review. I'm so thrilled to be on your blog and cant wait to share the villain's interview here in a couple weeks! Appreciate you taking the time to read and review A HUMAN ELEMENT.

Kathryn Craft said...

I can only imagine how tickled Donna was to read this review. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and see what happens!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Great review, Mina! This sounds like one I'll check out. Hope it's available on Kindle!

Mina Burrows said...

@Donna - I really enjoyed it...can't you tell?

@Kathryn - LOL! It won't be long until you can. Dark is coming ya know?

@Dianne - Thx. I'm sure it will be. Once you go's hard to go back. I know :0)

DonnaGalanti said...

Thanks all for enjoying Mina's review. And yess will be on Kindle and Nook 3-15.

Mina, I think you just like saying that "Dark is coming!!" (I give you permission to use it) LOL

Sarah Tokeley said...

This sounds fantastic, but you had me as soon as you mentioned Dean Koontz :-)