News, Reviews and Interviews

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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1. EDEN MILLS WRITERS’ FESTIVAL

WHEN:  Sunday, September 9th, 2018, Noon until 5pm

WHERE: Eden Mills, Ontario

2. THE WORD ON THE STREET, TORONTO

WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2018      1o am – 5 pm

WHERE: Toronto, Harbourfront Centre, Exhibitor Booth #417

 

 

 

VERY EXCITING NEWS!!

 

Copies of The Guardians of Eastgate are now available for purchase at Book Express in the Cambridge Centre Mall!

 

 

The Guardians of Eastgate: Book 1 of The Seers Series, has won a Literary Titan Gold Award!  Check out the awards page here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP REVIEWS

 

February 27, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

In The Guardians of Eastgate Maelona, one of the four champions of the Seer race, is tasked with protecting the realm of Sterrenvar from an ancient evil that threatens the land. Maelona struggles to protect the very people who once hunted and killed the Seer race out of fear and mistrust. Maelona and the other Seers fight to protect four keystones from being breached by evil forces. Maelona soons finds that this proves to be an incredibly difficult job. Is she up to the challenge? She teams up with her friends, a wolf shape-shifter, and a human prince, on her quest to save Eastgate from destruction against evil forces.

The Guardians of Eastgate by Sherry Leclerc was an amazing read. The first edition felt more like an outline of the story it didn’t dive into the detail or flesh out the characters. It felt more like a summary of an existing story. This second edition was far better, from extended scenes to extended dialogue which makes helps to develop a rich and complex plot that is both easy to follow and leaves you wanting more.

Leclerc takes us on a beautiful journey in a world filled with fantastical creatures, sorcery, shape-shifters, swords and so much more. It was an interesting choice to make a standard figure of fantasy, the seer, into an entire race of guardians. I cannot wait to explore more of this race in the coming series. They are fascinating, but I felt we’ve only seen the surface of a vast ocean.

I was impressed with the complexity and variety of the story line. The author expertly combines elements of romance and mystery into a suspenseful read, that includes an array of compelling characters. The romance between between Maelona and Blaez was intriguing, and lends to the emotional appeal of this novel, but the story is punctuated by some intense fight scenes. If you’re looking for fight scenes that are realistic, Sherry Leclerc has a third dan black belt in Taekwondo, and her expertise is apparent.

This 2nd edition of The Guardians of Eastgate, I felt, allows this series to really take off. It’s an appropriate start to a series that is brimming with potential on par with the Dragonlance series. I will definitely be looking out for the next book. I loved traveling with Maelona on her journey and can hardly wait to meet the next champion. You will be sure to enjoy this book if you enjoy magic, sword &  sorcery, action. adventure, and romance.

Ivyswarriors

March 1, 2018

Format: Paperback

INTERVIEWS

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW BY DELILAH CORDOVA OF SMART MARKETING FOR AUTHORS

Click the link to watch my author interview by Delilah Cordova of Smart Marketing for Authors, which took place on February 13th, 2018. The beginning has a some audio problems, but it clears up a short way in.

https://www.smartmarketingforauthors.com/blog/4

 

MY AUTHOR INTERVIEW ON SMASHWORDS

Click the link below to read my author interview on Smashwords, published February 28th, 2018

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/SeersSeries

 

MY FIRST RADIO INTERVIEW, BY AIDEN HIBBS OF VOCM