Review: ETHEREAL FURY (GEMINI RISING #1) by Jessica O’Gorek

Title: Ethereal Fury 
Jessica O’Gorek 
Series: Gemini Rising #1
Publisher: Cogent Publishing 
Release Date: April 13th 2013
Genre: Y/A, Paranormal, Romance
Length: 263 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Angry at the human race and its methodical destruction of her resources, Mother Earth recruits souls who have just left their bodies to serve Her, and turns them against humanity. Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings, picked from these possessed humans, emerges. A powerful, rising force proceeds to carry out Mother Nature’s plan to systematically destroy towns, cities, states… and eventually, the world. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between a human girl, Violette, and Onyx, a lead Gemini, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.

When I sat down to read Gemini Rising, Ethereal Fury I was eager to see how this story would play out. The idea of Mother Earth fighting back against the devastation wrought on her by humans sounded like something I would want to read (and is so poignant given the climate and pollution issues today). As I read I became engrossed in the story, and in the world with. The characters were so engaging and the world common yet not at the same time, kept me turning pages (or clicking next page as was the case, lol).

Between the dialogue and the character interplay I loved Ethereal Fury—and what a perfect name for this first story in the Gemini Rising series! Oh, and Onyx. . . so loved him! I do want to know why he’s so different, but thought he was perfect in this book. And what a romance twist. . . Kudos, Ms. O’Gorek for a stunning story about how Mother Earth fights back.

This is a great story that left me wanting more. For anyone about 16 or older who loves paranormal stories, this book is for you. I only say 16 because there are some sexual references, but all are very mild. And I will be reading the next book as soon as it comes out!

I was born in Chesapeake, Virginia on April 19th, 1979. I was raised within the American Indian religion and was taught great respect for the earth and all its living beings. Powwows, sweat lodges, vision quests, you name it, I’ve done it. I was the weird kid who would confront kids on the playground in elementary school when they squished a bug. I would very sincerely tell them what they were doing was morally wrong and then I would pray for the bug to come back as a butterfly in its next life. ​

I grew up admiring my father, Barry Weinstock, as an author. He took me around the country to different places so he could research and write his Wilderness Survival books. One of his greatest works, “The Path of Power,” was written with a great medicine man, Sunbear. When I was twelve I started hand writing novels. My first one was two thousand pages. My dad always encouraged me and would rave about my writing. He gave me the confidence I needed to keep writing and follow my dream. My daughter, who is twelve, is currently working on her first novel. I hope to continue the legacy.

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  1. Thanks so much Aine! This is a fabulous review and I appreciate your kind words and support!

    • Maria D. on July 3rd, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks for the spotlight and review of Jessica’s book – both she and Ethereal Fury: Gemini Rising are new to me and I’ll be adding them to my list to check out in more detail:)

      • 1geminirising on July 5th, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Thanks so much Maria!

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