Friday, September 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

Escape from Eden
Release Date: 08/18/13
Publisher: Merit Press
271 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape.

But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s fa├žade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friends and freedom fighters. But is there time to think of each other as they race to stop the Reverend’s paranoid plan to free his flock from the corrupt world? Can two teenagers crush a criminal mastermind? And who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman who’s only concerned about his own secrets?


“The chemistry between Mia and Gabriel is palpable in their teasing dialogue and sizzling moments of physical connection. Its rewards … are many: fast-moving action, a capable heroine and a resolution that leaves plenty of room for a sequel.” – Kirkus Reviews [STARRED REVIEW]

“Debut author Elisa Nader hits a strong note with her ESCAPE FROM EDEN… At-times swoony, at-times extremely dangerous, and at-other times completely shocking.” -

"Nader has done something amazing: written a really original novel, one full of characters you’ll care about; smart, witty dialog; and plenty of shocks and thrills. A wonderful balance of light and dark." —Michael Grant, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Gone Series 

"An exciting, terrifying, page-turning thrill ride you will not be able to put down.” - Gretchen McNeil, Author of POSSESS, TEN and 3:59

This isn't one of those happy go lucky fantasy stories.This is a realistic fiction story that is sad to say does happen in our world today.If you are a teen you may not know about Waco,Texas but many adults remember.It wasn't a story much different from Escaping from Eden except the immoral acts were strictly performed by the Leader and didn't involve outsiders.In Escaping from Eden it breaches the subject of sex~trafficking,which is a rapid growing problem world wide,including right here in the US.It is a scary thought but it is true.
I rarely read realistic fiction so I wasn't sure if I would enjoy reading Escaping from Eden.I chose to read it because it contains a subject that I think needs to be brought to the attention of the public.And I don't know if it is right to say I "enjoyed' reading it because saying that doesn't quite sound right due to the nature of the book but I was glad to read it and share it with others.I liked Mia and Gabriel. Mia is stuck in a world her mother dragged her into ten years ago but Mia is no longer content of just following the rules of Edenton,she wants to experience the outside world again.The problem is no one is allowed to leave and any talk of such things could result in punishment. Mia bides her time hoping to find a way to escape soon rather than later.In walks bad boy Gabriel. He is totally rebellious and hell bent of going against everything Edenton stand for. Everytime he turns around he is getting in trouble for breaking a rule.When Mia and Gabriel's paths cross it sets in motion events that will prove to save or destroy not only their lives but the lives of all Edenton's citizens(the Flock).Can they expose the truth of the immoral acts being committed by the leaders of Edenton and save the Flock?

About the Author
Hi. I’m Elisa. I like cheese and reading and TV show marathons. Writing is scary, but not as scary as, say, Civil War amputations. I’m an Aquarius. Uh… let’s see… I’m not very good at writing my own biography. Or autobiography. I guess this is reading more like a slightly incoherent personal ad.

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(2) Sets of Moleskine Sketchbook, set of Le Pen colored fine tip pens, a copy of Otherkin and Othermoon by Elisa’s crit partner Nina Berry, and a personalized copy of Escape from Eden

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book too (and I'm the same way - I usually read paranormal or fantasy). This story had lots of drama to pull you in, though, so I didn't miss the fantasy element.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction