Blog Tour Review: Collier – Phantom Lives Book 1 by Elizabeth Loraine


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13000453Title: Collier – Phantom Lives Book One

Author: Elizabeth Loraine

Genre:  Paranormal

Publisher: Araiis, Inc.

Publication Date:  August 18, 2011


Abigail Black, an heiress from Memphis is on the run from her abusive boyfriend, Dallas. In the process she finds out that there she is being pulled towards something, and someone, that she thought only existed in her dreams.

Another page turning adventure from Elizabeth Loraine. Phantom Lives intertwines the modern world with the post Civil War world of Collier, a plantation Abigail had dreamt about her entire life. Now she is about to find out why. Another fantasy world of spirits and immortals is built in a way which fans of Ms Loraine’s will again thoroughly enjoy. Find out who Abigail was in the past and how it changes everything.



The beginning of Collier is intense. It starts out like a suspense/thriller and soon turns into a fantasy/ghost story. It has some creative and interesting ideas.

I wondered about the acceptance everyone had of Collier until I realized that the people being introduced to the house, James, and Abram were all connected to Collier in some way; therefore, they were more accepting than “normal” people would be.

This book contains a lot of errors to the point of distraction. I also had trouble following the dialogue, often wondering who was speaking.

The ending, although a happy one, left me wanting more. There were just so many possibilities that weren’t explored!

About the Author
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I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years.

After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series since I was a child, I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard could that be? Well…it was not as easy as I thought, but I stuck to it, and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives.  My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, and do it right. I believe that, and live that every day.

I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long-lived beings. Where had they been, what had they seen? I wanted; no I NEEDED to know more, so Royal Blood Chronicles was born!  As in Royal Blood Chronicles, Phantom Lives features strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop. I hope you enjoy them.

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Phantom lives Blog Tour Schedule 

*September 30th – October 4*


September 30th – Andrea at Confessions of a BookAddict – Review/Blast

September 30th– Autumn at The Avid Reader – Review/Playlist

September 30th– Cremona at Mythical Books – GP/Interview

October 1st– Stacy at Stacy Claflin – Author – Author Interview

October 1st– Diana at Offbeat Vagabond – Review/Playlist

October 1st– Taneesha at A Diary Of A Book Addict – Review

October 2nd– Livia at Leave it to Livia – GP/Review

October 2nd– Dawn at Bound 4 Escape – Review

October 3rd– Jess at Jess Resides Here – Review

October 3rd– Mandy at I Read Indie – Review/Excerpt

October 3rd– Dana at DanaSquare – GP/Interview

October 4th– Ştefana at Valsul Fluturilor – Review

October 4th– Debbie at Bookish – Review

October 4th– Taneesha at Kaidan’s Seduction – Review