Scent of Salvation

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Love blooms across species, culture, and time.

Chronicles of Eorthe, Book 1

Stranded in another dimension, on a primitive version of Earth, Dr. Susan Barlow needs to find a way to survive. There's no electricity, no cities, and to her shock, no humans. Instead, she faces a population of werewolves, vampires and incubi. The people are vicious but she must find her place among them. And live.

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Overview

Love blooms across species, culture, and time.

Chronicles of Eorthe, Book 1

Stranded in another dimension, on a primitive version of Earth, Dr. Susan Barlow needs to find a way to survive. There's no electricity, no cities, and to her shock, no humans. Instead, she faces a population of werewolves, vampires and incubi. The people are vicious but she must find her place among them. And live.

An illness is killing Sorin's pack. As alpha it's his responsibility to save them, but it's a battle this warrior doesn't know how to fight. Then a blue light in the sky brings a creature he's never seen. She calls herself human, but to him she smells like hope.

Sorin offers Susan a safe haven in return for a cure, but she's not that kind of a doctor. She's a doctor of physics, not a physician. Yet as they search for a cure to save a dying people, they find something special-each other.

But even with Sorin's protection, Susan can't help but wonder how long she can survive in a world without humans...

Warning: Feral shifters, power-hungry vampires, and a sole human female suffering culture shock.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619219410
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 807,600
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

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    Interdimensional travel, alien culture, an alien planet, vampire

    Interdimensional travel, alien culture, an alien planet, vampires, werewolves, and incubi...  it sounded great to me!  I’ve read my fair share of erotic sci-fi and paranormal.  I thought I knew what to expect... extremely hot sex, alpha male shifters, darkly dangerous vampires, and a not so strong sci-fi plot.  I nailed it with the first three on my list, but totally underestimated the strength of the plot.  




    Susan is a brilliant and well respected physicist.  She has given up any type of personal life in order to focus on her profession.  With single minded determination, she has done the impossible.  She has built a prototype machine based on the principles of string theory.  If it works, it will open temporary portholes from one dimension to another.  She has put everything into building this machine only to find out that her boss has been secretly funneling all of her findings to the military.  Now that it seems she has working prototype, they want to take over the project.  She can either let someone else take over the project or stand her ground and go out with a bang.   I’m sure you can guess which choice she makes :)




    Susan finds herself in another dimension.  It’s Earth, but not the Earth we know.  This version is known as Eorthe and it’s inhabited by things we consider to be mythical creatures.  There are werewolves, vampires, incubi, and mermaids, but no humans.  She has to quickly acclimate in order to survive in such a hostile environment.  In theory, she knows exactly what to do and should be able to make logical and informed decisions.  It sounded easy enough when she was standing in her lab, but she forgot to factor in the impact shock and terror would have on her judgement.  I love a strong and smart woman, but Susan was almost too perfect to like at first.  It was when she found herself in Eorthe that I finally started to connect with her.  She lost that cold professional attitude I had trouble seeing beneath and then I was able to identify with her.




    One of the first people she meets on Eorthe is Sorin.  He is the alpha werewolf of his pack.  He takes his leadership role very seriously and has been working selflessly to resurrect the once great pack.  His latest crisis is a disease running rampant through his pack.  Sorin is willing to take whatever help he can get.  When he sees Susan literally drop out of the sky, he thinks his prayers have been answered.  The feisty woman is like nothing he has ever encountered.  Meeting her throws his entire world off kilter.  




    The romance is good. Susan is likeable and is anything but meek.  Sorin is lovable and sexy.  Honestly, a hot romance is about all I expected to find when I picked this book up.  What surprised me was how much was happening in the periphery of that romance.  Susan is getting a crash course in the etiquette of the various species.  There is also a lot of political maneuvering under the facade of friendship between the races.  They all have their own secrets they are trying to conceal because any perceived weakness leaves them open for attack.  It was a nice multi-layered plot and all of them kept my interest.  




    I was extremely impressed with how believable I found the existence of Eorthe to be.  The cause of the divergence from Earth, which is one of the big mysteries of the book, was brilliant and worked perfectly.  The only issue I had was with language.  I had a hard time believing Sorin and Susan would never have any communication issues, especially with modern words.  Not a big issue by any means, but it kept niggling at me.  
     
    I enjoyed this book on so many levels.  The side characters were almost as interesting as Sorin and Susan, especially Peder and Kele.  I’m dying to know what is going to happen between them.  Hopefully their book is next.  I will be continuing with this series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2013

    First, I want to say this was one of the most interesting books

    First, I want to say this was one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a while. It has so much as part of its tale. And really, what if as a scientist, you discovered you could transport yourself to a parallel demension. ooooh, it’s like fringe. With really HAWT werewolves :) And a tale of different species working together. Ya know, the crazy vampers always want something LOL!




    Dr. Susan Barlow starts out as a physicist that built a machine, literally over the span of her life, that can transport her into a more primitive version of Earth. Man, was she in for some serious trouble when she learned it worked. HEHEHE and there’s no humans :) yeah, I had a big smile on this one, because I would LOVE to go here. :) She is literally tossed around for a bit, then rescued, the kidnapped, then kissed. I mean, it’s crazy how much fun this story was. 




    And of course, there’s some great side characters. I am going to keep some of those characters to myself, but I will say, there’s a very cool princess werewolf, and her body guard that I hated, and then really liked. A vamper who I wanted to like, but he just kept making terrible choices with good intentions. UGH. I really tried :) And of course that Alpha werewolf that will make everyone’s blood boil when he walks by :) He’s so worried about helping his people, and using the Doc to do it, that he forgets a few things…. like a hot woman :) LOL 




    I really enjoyed this one. It’s fun, has a plethora of mysteries, and a wonderful world created for the supernatural. I really am hoping that this author will continue somehow with this series or maybe some add on. SOMETHING… Dear nice Ms Nicholas, if you read this, PLEASE write some more of this world with these wonderful characters :) Everyone else, you should check it out NOW! I would love for you guys to like it as much as I did :) Plus, there’s an excellent plot twist you won’t see coming. :) HEH, I didn’t, but it works out in a way that is lovely and has made me want more! 5 FANTASTIC PAWS!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2014

    This futuristic fantasy romance keeps readers on the edge of the

    This futuristic fantasy romance keeps readers on the edge of their seats with action, suspense and romance. The action and suspense builds throughout with all the drama and betrayals that everyone seems to have valid reasons for, you know the kind the kind that makes the readers feel for the bad guys even though what they did was wrong. I was totally caught up in the story from the beginning and I must say that the more I read the more intriguing and entertaining it got.  I can’t wait to read the next book about these fascinating characters and their world.

    See my full review at: The Romance Reviews .com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Alti-verse, Werewolves, Vampires, Oh My!

    I have fallen in love with Annie Nicholas!
    The heroine introduced was not afraid to stand up for herself when she encounters new creatures/people in completely foreign territory - like a whole different Earth.
    The hints that compared this new world to ours and showed where things took a left turn were great - after all this is an Alti-verse.
    Loved all the characters and want more - I want the next book now.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

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    Richly Complex and Nuanced!

    Richly complex and nuanced, Scent of Salvation by Annie Nicholas, Book One of the Chronicles of Eorthe, is an intricate story of alternate dimensions and paranormal creatures that will appeal to lovers of fantasy and paranormal romances alike.

    Dr. Susan Barlow creates a machine that transports people to alternate Earth dimensions. When told that her machine would be used by the military, Susan sabotages it and accidently sends herself to an alternate dimension. Unaware of the dangers that await her in this new world, Susan is unprepared for a world filled with shifters and vampires. Susan first comes in contact with the alpha male of the Apisi Pack; Sorin is in his feral, shifted form and speaks English. Appropriately, Susan freaks out and runs, discovering there are far more dangerous beings in this new world. Susan is intelligent and quick-witted character who always keeps her head in the game as she figures out to survive, which I absolutely adored. Susan’s gut tells her that she can trust Sorin. A stoic character, Sorin is difficult to decipher because he is not always forthcoming with his feelings. Even though Susan, as a human, doesn’t fit in with the Apisi Pack, she has no problems using playful banter, keeping Sorin on his toes and providing many laugh-out-loud moments. Although Sorin is not used to that kind of banter, he realizes that he likes it coming from Susan. Through these conversations and time spent with Susan, Sorin reveals the playful and romantic side of his personality, which endeared his character to me.

    Nicholas does a masterful job of establishing secondary characters who propel the plot forward. Kele and Peder have the potential to be a couple in a future story. Also, the author’s develops characters who you will love to hate—Kele’s parents and the vampire Benic—adding depth to the story and the multi-layered plot.

    Tying up major plot points while leaving just enough unanswered questions, Scent of Salvation is the perfect balance of romance, action, and vivid world building, ensuring the reader will be fully immersed in the story and come away wanting more.


    I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Its okay

    The story had potiential....but it just didnt do it for me.
    It was very long and drawn out, i ended up skipping parts just to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Wonderful

    Love love loved it cant wait to read the next!! wish she could write as fast as I read

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

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    Fantastic!!! Absolutely brilliant. This is one of the best books

    Fantastic!!! Absolutely brilliant. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The love scenes were SMOKIN', and the story kept developing more twists that kept me turning the pages. Annie was without a doubt "in the zone" when she wrote this book. The love between the hero and heroine was so real and intense...I would have kept reading this story even if it was a zillion pages long. The text throughout was so witty and sharp. I was not bored once with tis one!




    I can't wait to read more in this series!!!

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