Imitation and Alchemy

Imitation and Alchemy

Elizabeth Hunter / Oct 19, 2020

Imitation and Alchemy All Ben Vecchio wanted was a quiet summer before his last semester of university Was that too much to ask All Tenzin wanted was a cache of priceless medieval coins that had been missing for several hu

  • Title: Imitation and Alchemy
  • Author: Elizabeth Hunter
  • ISBN: 9781941674079
  • Page: 470
  • Format: ebook
  • All Ben Vecchio wanted was a quiet summer before his last semester of university Was that too much to ask All Tenzin wanted was a cache of priceless medieval coins that had been missing for several hundred years And some company Phrases like never again don t mean much when you ve been a vampire for several thousand years And promises made in the heat of anger don tAll Ben Vecchio wanted was a quiet summer before his last semester of university Was that too much to ask All Tenzin wanted was a cache of priceless medieval coins that had been missing for several hundred years And some company Phrases like never again don t mean much when you ve been a vampire for several thousand years And promises made in the heat of anger don t outweigh the lure of gold Ben Vecchio thought he knew everything there was to know about the immortals of Italy But when Tenzin tempts him into another adventure finding a cache of rare gold coins missing since the nineteenth century, he ll discover that familiar places can hold the most delicious secrets And possibly, the key to his future.

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      • Elizabeth Hunter

        Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy and romance author She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher.She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.Just released Midnight Labyrinth Elemental Legacy Book 1 Coming Soon Amid the Winter Snow A Holiday Anthology with Thea Harrison, Grace Draven, and Jeffe Kennedy December 12, 2017 Working on Elemental Legacy Book 2


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    1. They're baaaack!Imitation & Alchemy is posting right now on my blog elizabethhunterwrites/free. New chapters every Saturday. I'll be posting through the holidays before I pull it for editing.Hope you enjoy! And also feel free to check out the new Elemental Legacy pinterest board at: pinterest/elizhunter/ where I'm posting pictures as I write.


    2. Elementally Speaking… #BENZIN: It’s a ThingWhen I first started plowing through the Elemental Mysteries, and then Elemental World books by Elizabeth Hunter, I was a newb to the wonderment that is “E__Hunter” (That’s her twitter and instagram tag if you want to follow her, by the way… *hint hint nudge nudge*). I contacted her on facebook with some questions about the Irin Chronicles, and noted a lot of people talking about some other series of hers.Then I dove into Elemental – wow. [...]


    3. 4.5/5I think that seeing Ben grow throughout so many Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World books and discovering Tenzin's secrets along the way made me as a reader extremely comfortable and extremely attached to these two.As a result this powerful and enigmatic duo is so alive, familiar and cuddly, you just read about their escapades with a big smile on your face. The events of Imitation & Alchemy takes place a year after couple's adventure in China. This time the setting is very romantic, [...]


    4. I got this book for my honest opinion, and I honestly loved it. First, let me say that I am a massive fan of Elizabeth Hunter's work. I just want to crawl in her brain and live there for a while, the stories and characters that she weaves into our world are so breathtaking. I have been anticipating Ben and Tenzin's story for quite a while, so I was more than happy to get my hands on Imitation and Alchemy. As I began this book, I was eased back into the elemental world that I love. This book was [...]


    5. Elizabeth Hunter returns to her Elemental World with a wonderful novella about two of her most loved characters, Ben and Tenzin. Benjamin Vecchio, human, adopted nephew of powerful vampire, former mercenary and assassin, Giovanni Vecchio, is persuaded to spend part of his summer break in Italy by his uncle's former mercenary partner and ancient vampire, Tenzin. A collection of antique gold coins owned by the vampire head of Naples has been stolen, and Tenzin, contracted to find them, wants Ben t [...]


    6. I don't even know why I bother writing more then one line for any Elizabeth Hunter review. Because every single one of her books can be summarized in one word, actually: Amazing!"Imitation and Alchemy" is no exception. This "Elemental Legacy" novella follows Ben and Tenzin on their trip to Italy. Rome, Naples, Veniceunds like a great vacation. But nothing involving Tenzin is that easy. Instead, it usually ends with illegal activities, possibly one or two vampire deaths and mortal danger- at leas [...]


    7. "She used her looks to her advantage, but no matter what expression Tenzin wore, Ben saw the millennia when he looked into her eyes."Wow. I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Hunter, and I've been following her Elemental Mysteries spin-off series' as she writes them. She is a consistently excellent storyteller, and her books are great, but she REALLY hits her stride in novellas.I'm delighted that the Elemental Legacy series will be novellas. This novella takes us on another one of Ben and Tenzins adventur [...]


    8. I have no idea why in my mind I seem to have this corner of my brain that says Elizabeth's books are nice but dull. I wonder where this came from since none of her books have ever really fit that description, maybe it is the fact she takes the time to let a story build into an intricate plot that I end up loving even with the slow start.This book is pretty much exactly that kind of book, it is a slow start building to a really great story while throwing us hints randomly as to what the future mi [...]


    9. I was thrilled I was able to read this book as an ARC, thru my Facebook group All books by Elizabeth Hunter. I loved the entire series, and I've read them all at least twice. lol the characters are now old friends, and I have have been there to take each journey with them. The Elemental Mysteries series, and The Elemental world Legacy series, are my first loves. The novellas are small snacks , but are certainly filling. this This one will not disappoint!! Ben, Tenzin are fast friends from the be [...]


    10. I received this book as an ARC for a honest review, and I have to admit I was so excited that I stayed up until 2am reading it. I've enjoyed all of the novels and novellas in Elizabeth Hunter's Elemental Series. I love the multitude of characters and the carefully woven relationships between them. What I love most of all is the strong female characters, no wishy washy, weak wallflowers here. (Something that I feel is lacking in a lot of Paranormal fiction.)I was sucked into this story from the v [...]


    11. What to say about Elizabeth Hunter? I think Yoda can help me with that one I had to triple check this review as at nearly every sentence there was I love this, I love that.Once upon a time….In modern day Los Angeles.A small air vampire floated into the room and over the library table, blocking his notebook. She settled on his textbook and waited silently for Ben to acknowledge her. He glanced up at Tenzin for a second before he shook his head. “Nope”But Ben can’t ignore Tenzin even if he [...]


    12. Of course, I need to start with a disclaimer. I received an advanced copy of this book. As per usual, I tried to pay with my first-born son, and as per usual, Elizabeth Hunter cruelly denied my offering. It's almost like she has no idea how much fun almost 4-year-old boys are.This is the second in the spin-off Elemental Legacy series and it features my second favorite Elemental World character: Tenzin. (My heart will always and forever belong to Carwyngh)ANYWAY!Because this is a book by Elizabet [...]


    13. **I have been given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Elizabeth Hunter has once again worked her magic, taking us on a journey to Italy with Ben and Tenzin (aka #Benzin) in a search for stolen ancient coins. No adventure is ever dull with Tenzin involved, and this story is no exception. Ben is sexy, charming, and is easily growing into a swoon-worthy hero. Through a balance of witty banter and shared friendship, watching the growth of these two characters, individually and as [...]


    14. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Ben and Tenzin are the perfect partners. Their journeys and events are always intense and sometimes quite funny. Their banter keeps you on your toes and I love reading their adventures because you feel like you're right there with them! Ben was confused about his place and what he wanted. But Tenzin gave him that push to get away and through this mission together he discovered his true place in his life. The ending was brilliant and heart warmi [...]


    15. Alright enough with the prequels, wonderful-author-lady. They're fun, they've set a great tone, and they certainly wet the appetite, but I neeeeeeeeeeeeed full length stories about Ben and Tenzin.Please? :)Thank you? :)


    16. I am glad that Elizabeth is doing a few novellas before she writes a full length book for the Elemental Legacy series. For one thing it is aging Ben which needs to be done for a few reasons. He’s still in his early twenties while Tenzin is…well older. It’s kind of a huge age gap to accept. It’s also giving him time to mature and become his own man. Two it helps me get use to the idea of Ben and Tenzin together. It’s not that I don’t think they should get together more like I see thei [...]


    17. To say that I get excited every time something new gets released in Elizabeth Hunter's Elemental World would be an understatement. I'm pretty sure this is my absolute all time favourite fictional world. That this is Ben and Tenzin makes it even more exciting. Tenzin is as always, at times delightfully cute and others completely terrifying, always interesting and as ever unpredictable. I would love to know what she sees in the future for herself and Ben or is it one of those occasions where she i [...]


    18. Once again, Ms Hunter’s ability to spin worlds from the closely packed microfilaments of her abundant imagination stupefies the senses and tickles the tender parts of the reader’s intelligence. Elizabeth Hunter’s world-building is so uncommonly spectacular, it’s apparent she’s become a standard to which other writers must reckon by. She continually outdoes her previous installments, and Imitation and Alchemy maintains and expands on that trend. It’s not a romance, per se, but everyth [...]


    19. Once again Elizabeth Hunter takes me away to another world filled with magnificent characters that come to life on her pages. No story synopsis from me, just leave it say this novella featuring Tenzin and Ben perfectly sets the stage for her new spin off series in the Elemental World. While this book can be read as a stand only you would be selling yourself short not to read, at the very least, The Bronze Blade, which tells Tenzin's story and is one of my favorite books. It's such a treasure to [...]


    20. I am IN LOVE! This is yet another great addition the the Elemental family. I love all thing Elizabeth Hunter and this book did not disappoint. The relationship between Ben and "Tiny" (I really love that nickname) is so engrossing that I crave more when the book is finished. I cannot wait for the next installment of this series to see what's next for this bombshell duo. If you haven't read any of Ms. Elizabeth's books I suggest you rectify that right now. Start with the Elemental Mysteries, Hidde [...]


    21. I love the dynamic between Ben and Tenzin! This installment was amazing. Ben is growing and starting to understand their dynamic and his wants for the future. I can't wait for their adventures to continue while their relationship grows. Another awesome hit from Elizabeth!!!!



    22. ARGH!!!! The UST is killing me. These two are perfect together. I enjoy seeing Ben & Tenzin together again. On another adventure where Ben has to be extremely cautious or end up dying or something because of Tenzin. Not really, she would never let her person die. We see Ben struggling to find his place in a world where he's to weak for one, or not satisfied in the other. I like how Tenzin allows Ben to come to close at his own. She gives him the space to breathe, to be a adult, and to figure [...]



    23. Elizabeth Hunter truly knows how to write an engaging story. This latest edition of the adventures in the Elemental World will not disappoint you if you have enjoyed her other books. If you have not forayed into this series yet, then you are missing out on a spectacular world that is well developed with captivating characters. Although I would recommend beginning with A Hidden Fire, this book does not require any background knowledge of this world. Elizabeth Hunter does a superb job catching up [...]


    24. Once again we return to the magical and mystical world of The Elemental Series. The novella, Imitation and Alchemy by Elizabeth Hunter focuses on the developing personal and professional relationship between Benjamin Vecchio, adopted nephew of Giovanni Vecchio, and Tenzin. If you haven’t had the chance to read The Elemental Series it is highly recommended (as well as her other series), but will not stop you from enjoying this story. Elizabeth Hunter does a fantastic job of introducing the char [...]


    25. I should start by saying that I love the Elemental Mysteries series and Elizabeth Hunter. I liked Gio and Beatrice, but completely fell in love with Ben and Tenzin. If you love the Benzin duo, then read this second novella for their upcoming series, Elemental Legacy, because it does not disappoint. Ben gets roped into another of Tenzin's schemes with the lure of a gold, and we get taken on a fun adventure back to Italy. Gio, B, and a few friends make a reappearance, and it was definitely nice to [...]


    26. Ben and Tenzino of the best characters ever! It has been just awesome to watch Ben grow up over the books and Tenzin remains the ultimate vamp. I am enjoying their adventures together and this novella is no different. As always Tiny takes Ben on a trip that ends up being part business, part pleasure, and a whole lot of drama. She takes him into another gold filled world only in Italy this time. This has to be one of the best novellas yet as we sink a little deeper into the famous Benzin We all w [...]


    27. Tezin is an extremely old vampire and Ben is her life coach, yoga instructor and anything else she likes to call him. Together they find themselves treasure hunting and finding trouble. This time trouble comes in the form of gold coins. I really enjoy the novellas of Ben and Tenzin and hope that this last story is an indication that Elizabeth Hunter is going to branch them out in their own series because the only issue I have with the novellas is that they are so short and I need more story.


    28. It's really hard to make a novella feel as rich and layered as a full-length novel, but Elizabeth Hunter makes it seem effortless and natural. I love these characters, I love the amount of world-building and research that went into their world, and I love the complete adventure they took in this story. This book, like everything Elizabeth Hunter writes, is beautifully written and totally satisfying.


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