Mariposa

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Overview

"I am not a fool. This is why Olga was so distraught - because I teetered the line, and most times my left foot was a paperweight clinging to hell."


At the closing of Memoirs of a Gothic Soul, Nadija Fey underwent a transformation to save her life. That ending of her mortal life is just the beginning in Mariposa, Book 2 of the Gothic Memoirs series.

Though immortal, Nadija is no less of an enigma to those around her. She is the first ...
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Overview

"I am not a fool. This is why Olga was so distraught - because I teetered the line, and most times my left foot was a paperweight clinging to hell."


At the closing of Memoirs of a Gothic Soul, Nadija Fey underwent a transformation to save her life. That ending of her mortal life is just the beginning in Mariposa, Book 2 of the Gothic Memoirs series.

Though immortal, Nadija is no less of an enigma to those around her. She is the first Guardian to accept the gift of immortality, leaving the celestial council panicked and on edge. Some fear her new gifts may threaten the already-tilting balance, while others, like her Guardian sisters, find her transformation promising. One thing is for certain - her ascension to the position of queen has great significance, but she will have to stay true to being the Nadija that everyone loves her for.

Mariposa goes deeper into the epic story and unravels all you know about legends, theology, and history, blending them all into a cohesive map of the delicate balance Nadija is now responsible for maintaining. There are darker secrets, mysterious creatures, and evil surrounds her at every turn. Never has an author taken you through such a range of emotions with such passion and intrigue… Mariposa will challenge all you know about good and evil.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477523742
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 5/25/2012
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

From a young age, Rebekah Armusik was a gifted and dramatic writer. By the tender age of ten, she was writing poetry and short stories that were inspired by her grandmother's tales of Slavic folklore. Even then, her poetry was rich and romantic, and it was soon apparent that Rebekah had a unique insight into the human condition—along with a style all her own. Surrounded by a culture rich with tradition, colorful family members, and a mother who was also a talented author, there was never a lack of inspiration or encouragement.
Following private school, she attended King's College, where she majored in literature. Shortly after graduation she began writing Memoirs of a Gothic Soul. At first, the novel was more of an autobiographical project that centered on her eccentric Slovak family and her experiences in Northeast Pennsylvania, but soon her grandmother's stories of vampirism became the focus of the book. Before long, Rebekah's love of the romantic vampire began to change the direction of the novel and the series. At the same time, Rebekah met Eric Armusik, a romantic realist painter who had just returned from studying in Italy. The courtship was fast, and after several dates, the couple announced they planned to marry. And so, for love, the series was put on hold.
After several years remodeling their Victorian home and starting a family, Rebekah went back to work on her novels. Working from the original layout of thirteen books, she began feverishly re-working the tale. In August 2010, Memoirs of a Gothic Soul was released on the independent publishing label Lady Noir to great reviews, and she quickly established a loyal fan base eager to read more. Her second novel, Mariposa, opened to rave reviews on Halloween 2011, and the pressing sold out in the first week. In 2012, Rebekah will do the unthinkable by putting out two releases in one year. You can expect Book 3: Lucifer Rising this May 2012, and Book 4: Vlkolak King on her usual Halloween release date in 2012. And the story gets even better ...
Rebekah has been featured in numerous publications including The Weekender, Victorian Homes Magazine, Old House Journal, The Reading Eagle, and the Republican Herald.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Amazing! A Must Read!

    This book is amazing, you can't put it down once you start reading it! Rebekah is a wonderful writer and has unique ideas on vampirism. If you are interested in this subject you will love this book.
    **If you are not interested in that subject; she will win you over, changing your mind with every word she writes.

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    This book is amazing! Rebekah is a very talanted writer. She has

    This book is amazing! Rebekah is a very talanted writer. She has way to make you feel as though you are there. As though the charactors are a part of your life. It is so hard to put the book down once you start reading. You put it down for a second and think how did 3 hours pass by already. A must read!!

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

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    AMAZING! Mesmerizing! Captivating! Addictive! Perfect! LOVE this series!

    Mesmerizing. Captivating. Addictive. Perfect. Four words to sum up this amazing book. Written beautifully, with lovable (and some not,) characters and an exciting, original plot that promises to absorb the reader in the story and give them a roller-coaster ride of emotions. From the opening chapter, I was gripped. I found it to be a difficult book to put down. It’s one of those books where, even though you couldn’t wait to read it, when you have, you half wished you’d not read it until the series is all published, as now you have to wait a while to find out what happens next. I do have the 3rd one ready to read, but after that, in for a wait until Halloween, when the 4th book is out.

    It’s so refreshing to finally be reading a vampire series, that isn’t immature, or unbelievable, Rebekah Armusik's details makes is all come to life for you. So much of the history and tangible assets of magick and universal powers are played out here, that I found myself wondering just how long the author must have researched the history for her creative narrative. The world is so mesmerizing and real feeling.

    From here down, there will be spoilers for BOOK 1. Not too much for this book. Just fair warning if you had not read book 1 yet.
    Mariposa starts right were Memoirs of a Gothic Soul left off. Except it will be from Olga’s point of view for a short time. As we know Diji is going through the tough transformation into Immortal to save her life. As we had left the last book with her in that process.

    Olga is amazed that Nadija was able to conjure such magicks when she was almost dead, she was tore apart, and was able to bring enough magick to keep herself alive long enough so Alexei was able to get to her in time to give her his gift of Immortality. So now we see the aftermath of this, and its heart wrenching as Nadija begs to be put out of her misery, as the transformation continues on. At chapter 2 we are back at Nadija’s point of view, and get to be with her mind as she finishes the transformation. She can feel the strong angel blood surging through her, and is very relieved when she looks in the mirror and she is normal, meaning the huge gaping hole that was tore through her cheek is gone, and her throat is healed up too.

    I was very pleased with how this story progressed, it has just gotten better. In book 1, we had to learn all about this new world Nadija was thrust into, now we know, so the story can continue. There are many surprises along the way, things Nadjia will do that will shock some, but she has you rooting for her too. Myself I love her hot temper with a sharp mouth; I think it’s refreshing and real.
    Here is a quote I like:

    Kindle location: 725

    “I know this much, Lex – my life is not worth living without you by my side. So I have only one need, and that is you. I would seek you before blood. It’s you that keeps me alive.”

    Very sweet. I love the strong connection Nadija and Alexei have, and love the hot tempered fights too, makes it very real.

    It was nice to see not only did Nadjia not lose her magick she became stronger. So strong, she actually scares Olga. She of course is set on revenge to Sasha and Adak for the brutal attack on her, and I do not blame her. I would want the same.

    She also has a unique connection with mouthwatering gorgeous James, who is not what he seems at first. She uses her ability to read energy, to pull her towards the best person for her to feed from, and its James (he has a short appe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Mariposa

    If Book 1 caught me, Mariposa entranced me. The story line is as captivating as Rebekah's characters. This book takes her series on a fast track to major success...if not a motion picture offer. Can't wait for the next!





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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    BEAUTIFUL

    After reading Book 1, Memoirs of a Gothic Soul, I couldn't wait to read Book 2, Mariposa. I was so wrapped up in the characters and story that Rebekah creates that I ended up staying up all night to read this book. I love that the characters are so relatable and the fact that they're vampires is only a small part of the story line.

    Every time I read Rebekah's writing it's like reading poetry that is always so beautifully written it moves me to tears. The detail in this book is incredible. I love that I can really visualize what is going on. It is so refreshing to finally be reading a vampire series that isn't immature, unbelievable, or just flat-out poorly written.

    Thank you Rebekah for writing these books.

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    Posted October 31, 2012

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