El On Earth
When Jacob El falls over the railing of the nosebleed seats at a Chelsea FC match at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, he is badly injured. The whole ordeal is caught on video and is popular on YouTube for a while.
While his amazing father has tried to teach him how to move through life under the radar, the accident didn't help. Jake tries as best he can. He doesn’t talk about his childhood or why there are no family photos at home - mostly because he doesn't really know himself. He doesn’t mention his dad’s secretive work or the supernatural things about his mother that would scare people.
But everything changes when his accident sets in motion a strange course of events that send him through time and put him on a collision course with a reality he never expected. Each step of Jake's journey leads him closer to understanding his mysterious past, his incredible future, and his shocking destiny.
El On Earth Review
Judge, 5th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
*Note: Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”.
- Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
- Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
- Plot and Story Appeal: 5
- Character Appeal and Development: 5
- Voice and Writing Style: 5
"Opening scene is one of shock and confusion for us – in a good way. . . . Author’s smart choice to be vague in this scene grips us and creates instant care for this child. It reminds me of Hitchcock scenes being shot in the play of light, dark and shadow. Very well done. We get that the weight of 'every advance leads him father from his destination.’ It’s a dark processing of life here, handled with a sensitivity. Fascinating insights, such as ‘graveyards should be out in the open, because they hold more truth than benches and swings,’ get the reader thinking, nodding along, and considering what that might look like. Author has created lots of depth in this reality. Such good descriptions, like ‘ton up little Kleenex of a boy’ delivered with such vitriol. Utterly unforgettable. Good imagery and while there is still a kernel of confusion about where this is going, it’s the good kind that keeps you hooked. Characters voices are well-differentiated, settings have plenty of detail for a sense of presence, and fight scenes are especially colorful with well-written movement and impact. Nice work."