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Cover Envy: Soul Control by C. Elizabeth


Cover Envy is a weekly feature posted on Mondays or Tuesdays at As the Pages Turn where we find only the most beautiful, spectacular jaw-dropping covers in the world of books. Today’s Cover Envy Spotlight goes to Soul Control by C. Elizabeth and this is why I think it is so deserving.

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Soul Control

  • Paperback: 454 pages
  • Publisher: Wings ePress (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161309891X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613098912“Lead us not into temptation, deliver us from evil.”

    Words that ring true for seventeen-year-old Saydi Gardiner upon discovering her ancestry.  But if she has doubts, further confirmation is forthcoming and it comes in the form of a wickedly gorgeous Nathanael Braxton, when he steals her heart and cuddles into her sole – the last place the boy should be.

    Nineteen-year-old Nathanael’s unrelenting good looks aren’t the only thing that make him dangerous – and he knows it!  However, his caring human side struggles with a loyalty – a loyalty that binds him to the hunt for the soul that will give his family the power they seek. There’s only one problem: When he finds her, Nathanael falls in love with his prey – Saydi.

This cover is the very reason I love YA covers and I believe the covers alone are selling these books.  Soul Control is no exception.  This is one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen in a long time, very artistically empowered!  And…those…EYES!  Love the green contrasting with the shades of red.  Powerful imagery.  Without reading the book which I haven’t yet, here’s what I think the cover is saying to me.  Together two teenagers face evil in the face.  I’m taking it the eyes must be the enemy.  Very catlike!  And what’s on the girl’s finger?  Wings ePress did a marvelous job with this; I’d give it a big two thumbs up!

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Guest Blogger: C. Elizabeth ‘The Writer Within Us’

THE WRITER WITHIN US

By C. Elizabeth

I believe that everyone has a niche in life.  The question is…are you willing to look for it or would you recognize it if it were to come along in a not so “up in your face” manner?  The answer is yes.  That is, if you are willing to open your eyes a little wider, hone in on your senses and pay attention to the little details that present themselves, all of which will ultimately lead you on your next path in life.  I also believe that is how one becomes a writer.

We are always listening, watching with great fascination facial expressions and the words that go along with them, the slang of each person that crosses our path, and  gestures of every kind, collecting them for future use.  However, if we don’t pay attention, the writer within us will never come to be.

With these skills we learn to play with our words, putting a new spin on them so as to take the story to a whole new “feeling” level.  Example: 

                 He angrily shouted, “I want a divorce!”

                 Stunned by his words, I said, “What?”

– or –

                 He flung the words in the air.  “I want a divorce!” 

                 I desperately tried to catch them, but failed miserably.
                 They landed in my chest…shards of glass piercing my
                 heart and with a fiery cough, “What?”

Try the other side of that:

                 He moved in closer, kissed my neck and whispered, “I
                 love you.”

– or –

                 He leaned in, his moist lips found my neck…his sweet
                 breath swirled around my ear.  “I love you.” 

A writer is someone who can spin hope where there is none, guard a heart from exceptional pain and can cause pain just as quick, can heal a lovers’ relationship or destroy it, all with the stroke of a pen.  But remember, before those words are ever written on paper, those thoughts and sensitivities have been collected and nurtured by another…that is the writer.

Have a great day.

C. Elizabeth lives in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.  She stumbled upon writing, it found her, she finds writing a peaceful escape and is very excited to have her characters come alive in her readers’ minds. Her contemporary romance novel, Absolute Obsession, is about 42 year old Rose Gerbaldi who by an intervention of fate unites her heart and soul with 30 year old British movie star, Michael Terrance. Please visit and blog with her at www.celizabeth.ca. Connect with her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/search/users/CElizabeth4 and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1567713637.

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