‘Lysterium’ Book I – Fantasy Fiction Review and Giveaway!

Secrets! They are private and kept hidden. Some secrets are mysterious and beyond ordinary understanding. Liv Worthington’s entire life has been shrouded in secrets. A normal life, a normal job as a successful newspaper editor, and now secrets will completely unravel Liv’s comfortable life.

Upon meeting Wes, a handsome stranger who has been following her, Liv must open the door to the truth of her Mother’s death, a long held family secret. A door that leads her to her Grandmother and the fairy tales she has heard her whole life. Fairy tales of her Grandmother being from another world. As the secrets are revealed, Liv is forced to become the heroine and battle the evil that effects not only Lysterium, but her own world as well.

Bethany Shehorn devises an artistic and extravagant world for her debut entrance into the fantasy literary scene. From the beginning – through to the end, ‘Lysterium’ will leave you with visions of a mystical fantasy world that envelopes you at every turn. I can really see this as a movie. As a matter of fact, I fully expect too. I love her forshadowing which leads you towards something, then you are overwhelmed when you reach it. Even knowing this was book I, I was almost furious when I reached the end of this book. I wanted more!

Bethany was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and began writing at the age of nine. She published a childrens book in 2005. She is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, makeup artist and photographer. She and her husband, Matt, reside in Scottsdale with their houseful of rescued animals, which probably explains why she is also a veterinary technician.

Bethany is a friendly person and I have enjoyed our emails to each other while working on this post. She states, “As far as my goals go, I’m seriously praying that I will be picked up by a large publisher and contracted for the other four books in the series. My goal is to try and attain this in a year, I don’t know if that’s possible but I’m working so hard and doing what I can to get the word out on my book.” She also said, “In five years I would love to see my book world wide, and very successful. I’m sure that’s everyone’s answer haha:) I’m a big dreamer, go big or go home! I want this so much I can taste it, and I’ve worked tirelessly for a year now. Hopefully it happens.”

I could go on and on about Lysterium, but I am afraid I would give it all away and I want you to enjoy the experience with Liv, Grandma, the evil Umaro, and Wes (hmmm…who can we get to play him in the movie?).

Lysterium is available at iUniverse.com in paperback, hardcover, and ebook.

Oh! I have a SECRET… shhhh! Bethany is currently revising Book II, The Harbor of Lost Ships. Oooops!

 With that all said and done, I am proud to announce that Bethany has agreed to give one Espacularaiesa reader an autographed copy of Lysterium.

Here is what you do…

MANDATORY>Go to Lysterium on iUniverse.com and click on free preview. Then come back here and comment telling me something about the description of  ‘Lysterium’s Book of Prophecy’.

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This giveaway will end at 11:59 on April 7, 2011. Winner will be notified by email.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I sometimes recieve samples of a product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah R
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 17:27:29

    The book was “black and scaly yet smooth with wear.”

  2. Deborah R
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 17:28:51

    I shared on Facebook by clicking on your button (Deborah Rosen).

  3. Deborah R
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 17:30:28

    I shared on Twitter by clicking on your button (AsTheNight).

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    Mar 25, 2011 @ 17:31:04

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  5. Deborah R
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 17:32:18

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  6. Carrie
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 21:37:43

    the pages were handmade and uneven.

  7. Carrie
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 21:39:27

    I shared on FB

  8. Carrie
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 21:40:02

    I fan you on FB

  9. Brianna
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 21:52:20

    It has a chunky metal clasp.

  10. Brianna
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 21:52:51

    I like you on Facebook

  11. cbotts
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 22:10:59

    The pages were uneven and yellow with age. AND it is all My wife can talk about.

  12. cbotts
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 22:13:31

    I shared on FaceBook

  13. cbotts
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 22:18:01

    I like you on FB

  14. emily l
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 14:34:52

    The pages were uneven and handmade.


  15. Vicki Wurgler
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 09:30:28

    Branded into the cover was a large gnarled tree and the head of a lion.

  16. Ed Nemmers
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 18:41:24

    Lysterium is not a fairy tale; it is real.

  17. tina page
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 19:24:54

    the pocket watch from the chest is from lysterium

  18. Diane Baum
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 19:26:50

    The pages were handmade

  19. tina page
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 19:26:59

    when i tried to share on fb it said that it had previously been marked as spam and would not let me publish…just an fyi!

  20. tina page
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 19:29:36


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    Apr 07, 2011 @ 19:30:49

    fb follower(tina wofford page)
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    Apr 07, 2011 @ 19:31:14

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  23. Karla Vollkopf
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 20:02:17

    ” the pages of the book were handmade, uneven, and yellowed with age”
    shared on twitter: http://twitter.com/vollkopf/status/56159018695131136
    FaceBook: “This message contains blocked content that has previously been flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this is an error.” I tried.. 😦

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  24. susan smoaks
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 20:20:23

    lysterium is a fairy tale

  25. Veronica Garrett
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 23:47:09

    The pages were uneven and handmade.

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