Mammoth Lakes, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/14/2014 -- Life as we know it on Earth, is over.
In ‘Earth’s Requiem’, from popular author Ann Gimpel, that’s just the beginning.
A rollicking read, Gimpel’s novel traces the path of Aislinn Lenear, a woman who closed her mind tightly to her own emotions after the deaths of her beloved parents. Irrepressible, sexy and with wounds just beneath the surface, Aislinn navigates a world rife with danger and forever teetering on the edge of annihilation.
“That’s when she meets Fionn,” says Gimpel, with a smile. “He knocks her for a loop.”
Fionn MacCumhaill, Celtic god of wisdom, protection and divination, storms into Aislinn’s life and threatens to turn it even further upside down. In the great tradition of gorgeous heroes, Fionn takes one look at Aislinn and is changed irreovocably.
Fans have swooned over the raw, sensual romance between the two characters, and the lushly detailed world sketched by Gimpel’s vivid writing. A delicious flashpoint in the genre of Urban Fantasy, ‘Earth’s Requiem’ has been hailed as a new beginning by fans and one of the best novels to come out of the genre… ever.
Resilient, kickass, and determined, Aislinn's walled herself off from anything that might make her feel again. Until a wolf picks her for a bond mate and a Celtic god rises out of legend to claim her for his own.
Aislinn Lenear lost her anthropologist father high in the Bolivian Andes. Her mother, crazy with grief that muted her magic, was marched into a radioactive vortex by alien creatures and killed. Three years later, stripped of every illusion that ever comforted her, twenty-two year old Aislinn is one resilient, kickass woman with a take no prisoners attitude. In a world turned upside down, where virtually nothing familiar is left, she’s conscripted to fight the dark gods responsible for her father’s death. Battling the dark on her own terms, Aislinn walls herself off from anything that might make her feel again.
Fionn MacCumhaill, Celtic god of wisdom, protection, and divination has been laying low since the dark gods stormed Earth. He and his fellow Celts decided to wait them out. After all, three years is nothing compared to their long lives. On a clear winter day, Aislinn walks into his life and suddenly all bets are off. Awed by her courage, he stakes his claim to her and to an Earth he's willing to fight for.
Aislinn’s not so easily convinced. Fionn’s one gorgeous man, but she has a world to save. Emotional entanglements will only get in her way. Letting a wolf into her life was hard. Letting love in may well prove impossible.
Since its release, ‘Earth’s Requiem’ has earned a five star rating on Amazon and a myriad of glowing reviews from readers.
Marta Cox called it “an awesome story! 10 stars!” and wrote: “I was absolutely blown away by this book. The writing is superb and as usual from this gifted author the romance was a sensual delight. Hot yes but gratuitous? No. This is a story that gripped this reader and I can only hope that the follow up to it will be available soon. An absolutely amazing book and heartily recommended.”
“Captivating, fast-paced, and incredibly kickass. Earth's Requiem by Ann Gimpel is what I look for when reading urban fantasy. From the first page, I was pulled into the story and didn't want to put it down,” wrote A. Brantley.
Praising the “gutsy heroine and hot romance”, Tahlia Newland wrote: “In a nutshell, Earth's Requiem an excellent example of contemporary fantasy with science fiction elements. I recommend it for all fans of urban fantasy and any other fantasy fans who like a bit of heat in their romance.”
‘Earth’s Requiem’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1hgBOVC
About the Author: Ann Gimpel
Ann Gimpel is a clinical psychologist, with a Jungian bent. She's also a mountaineer and vagabond at heart. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction on a bet. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines, magazines, and anthologies. Her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels are widely available in e-format and print. When she's not writing, she's skiing, hiking, or climbing with her husband and three wolf hybrids.
For a complete list of Ann's short stories, novellas, and novels go to her website at http://www.anngimpel.com and click the link on the home page.
New releases include:
Earth's Blood, Post-Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy from Musa Publishing
To Love a Highland Dragon, Paranormal Romance from Taliesin Publishing
Dragon Maid, Paranormal Romance from Taliesin Publishing
Noreen's Choice, Semi-historical, paranormal romance featuring wolf shifters from Liquid Silver Books
Witch's Bounty, Dark Paranormal Romance from Taliesin Publishing (3/6)