Errant Spark

Errant Spark

by Ronelle Antoinette

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ISBN-13: 9781517334932
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/19/2016
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Ronelle Antoinette lives in Colorado with her husband, two cats, and one dog-who-believes-he's-a-person. She is an avid reader of fantasy in all its forms, but has a particular soft spot in her heart for fantasy romance.

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Errant Spark 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
KMatthews More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love how simply and effortlessly Ronelle Antoinette can tell this addicting, multi-layered story with well-developed world building and still manage to make fantasy romance feel fresh! A less talented author would probably over-write or over-dramatize to the point of being totally unbelievable. But even with the fantastical storyline we are all in, hooked on every scene, as the world building always follows its rules which is so important in books like this. At first it took me some time to acclimate and get the feel of the characters and their backstory…there are a LOT of characters, and at times I had trouble keeping them straight or really picturing them. But the Leads are great (love Jex and Enari) and it was great watching their relationship develop, and there is great chemistry there… and their scenes are hot! Near flawless editing, and an addicting, entertaining read from through to the end. It wraps up well- love the ending—but the door is definitely wide open for more in the future. Can’t wait! Best suited for older readers of epic fantasy/romance.
ClaireBear74 More than 1 year ago
I had some mixed feelings on “Errant Spark” by Ronelle Antoinette. On one hand the premise is very interesting and the plot setup and writing was wonderful (honestly some serious gorgeous prose and she has the language and tone down perfectly). I was super intrigued before even the first chapter (hooked after the prologue). But then it really seemed to slow down for me, and had too much ‘set up’ and narration when I’d prefer to see more dialogue and engagement. It took me awhile to get into it, and at times I wondered where the focus was, but I will say that once I did I was all in! I found Enari to be really interesting and loved Jex!(yummy) However, at times I felt that some of the secondary characters added little value to the overall plot. Lots of names, but no real sense of identity.. and there are just soo many of them. (But I must say that this book has some of the coolest names I’ve ever seen!!). But great character development with the leads and I think the ending was far better than the beginning, ((Could have used more tension at times, especially toward the middle, but by the end it was amazing!)) and I’d definitely love to read more books from Ronelle Antoinette in the future. Hope the next one in this series is available soon!
AprilDawn More than 1 year ago
really great fantasy stories have fundamental rules, and they probably go like this: 1) create a rich, imaginative, fantastical world that is relatable and believable 2) put unusual, relatable and interesting (and sexy) characters in it, and 3) mix up some sequence of interesting things happening around them, happening to them, and being done by them. Ronelle Antoinette’s first novel in the Elemental Trials Series, “Errant Spark”, fulfilled all three swimmingly. Antoinette has managed to forge one of the most interesting and unique Fantasy world (with the gods and players and rules and powers) with a mythology, culture and history unlike any I’ve read before. She spun characters of a few different backgrounds and then sent them throughout that world and by the mid-point getting nearly all of them into some form of political, supernatural, or relationship intrigue. I was glued through the last pages and although I thought the ending was good, I wonder if there will be more to come, and if so, when? A great addition to the genre, and fans of fantasy don’t want to miss this book.
LauraClarke More than 1 year ago
Okay I seriously think this book should come with a warning label: Do not start reading if you have somewhere you need to go or do for the next several hours…it’s too hard to stop! Ms. Antoinette’s powerful writing pulled me in from the opening pages and I was quickly pulled into this majestic and romantic and creative story… it is unlike anything I’ve read (and I read A LOT!... and a lot of fantasy too.) While there are the familiar tropes and themes present to distinguish it as a fantasy/romance, it felt like a unique storyline that was unpredictable and authentic. It is excellently crafted with twists and turns that kept me hooked until the very end. I was really impressed with how Ms. Antoinette created such believable characters and fantasy worlds with such unique detailing and on such a wide variety of deeper themes and elements, from good and evil, love and hate, betrayal and relationships, spiritual and humanity… – it is fun and intelligent and keeps you invested all the way through. Highly recommend. Ready for the next one!
LaylaM1 More than 1 year ago
fantasy? Action? Literary? Romance? ….. Yes! This novel by Ronelle Antoinette is a broad, epic, sweeping fantasy with more twists and turns and ups and downs than a wild roller-coaster! I won’t rehash the plot (that is what the book description is for), but in my opinion this is one of those books that really is so much more than what the blurb can convey. It was surprisingly complex and visionary (pardon the pun) and managed to keep me completely engaged from the prologue to the epilogue. A gorgeous tapestry of magic and myth and mayhem. I liked how it was such an interesting and original concept even for a fantasy which is hard… most books just recycle the same plot and stock characters over and over. But this had a fresh feel and the narrative was downright mesmerizing at times. Ronelle Antoinette has a gift for writing in this genre. Absolutely loved the ending, and I noticed that the author avoided the common rookie mistake of “telling” instead of “showing” which was a huge relief, and I felt a part of the action the entire time. Another thing I noticed was how clean the editing was – really rare for ebooks these days. I was impressed! Overall I’d say this is one of the better, more interesting romance/fantasy books I’ve read lately and I’d love to read more from Ms. Antoinette and see where the storyline continues with the next one in the “Elemental Trials Series”. Recommend for mature teens on up, and fans of epic fantasy/ romance.
JennaBrewster More than 1 year ago
"Errant Spark” (Elemental Trials Book 1) by Ronelle Antoinette is an original, romantic and highly creative thrill ride that pulls you into the mystical world from the beginning and doesn’t let up until the very last page. I was totally hooked from the opening prologue and found the writing to be engaging and kept me interested throughout. Ms. Antoinette’s narrative style is so beautiful, almost lyrical and poetic at times. Paints the scenes perfectly with vivid energy, but not so much description or ‘purple prose’ so as to weigh down the pacing (as happens so often in fantasy! Ugh!) There is a lot of passion, and it’s clear that the whole plot was well-thought out (had good focus, especially for being so complex). Fast paced, and I liked the hot chemistry with Jex and Enari, but also enjoyed (most of) the supporting cast as well. Definitely recommend for anyone who likes sci-fi/fantasy with lots of intelligent subplots, great mythos with the ‘elements’ and ‘powers’ and fascinating characters. Looking forward to reading more in this series. Love the ending (hot!) but now I need to see what happens next!!