Friday, March 30, 2012

March Madness: March 29th Author Teresa Geering "Eye of Erasmus" & "Shasta Summer"

 March Madness for  March 29th Welcomes Author Teresa Geering. 

Two wonderful books to be won.  "The Eye of Erasmus" & "Shasta Summer"

Teresa Geering was born and raised in the seaside town of Hasting Sussex on the south coast of England. She started to write stories initially in her youth for amusement, but began to write seriously about five years ago.

Whilst sitting in her garden one evening at the height of summer sipping wine, she watched a spider spinning a web. From there Shasta Summer and The Eye of Erasmus were born.

Whilst interviewing an online publisher - Night Publishing on how they
evolved, Teresa was both shocked and delighted to hear that they had been head hunting her for publication of her books. After a long and stony road of rejections she said no twice, thinking it was a con but finally agreed.

The rest as they say …… is history.

Teresa’s books are now sold on the English markets and internationally. Shasta Summer recently reached the dizzy heights of #8 on Amazon’s Romance and Time Travel. She currently holds the #1 slot on Goodreads in The Best Romance and Time Travel.


Back cover...
'The Eye of Erasmus' is the first of a series of four inter-related fables about time and fate, told in Teresa Geering's characteristic hypnotic prose.

It tells of Erasmus, a baby born during a thunder storm, who is clearly destined to be special, with his flashing black eyes and haughty ways, until he finds love.

The trouble is that the girl literally ‘of his dreams’ hasn't actually been born yet.

No problem …… Oh, but there is ……. Danger lurks ……..

"'The Eye of Erasmus' is a tale gently and beautifully told. Like the Harry Potter novels, it is a book that readers of all ages will enjoy. It is definitely a book that I will read again and again," George Polley, author of 'The Old Man & The Monkey' and 'Grandfather and the Raven'.

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, mythological, left me wanting more, July 21, 2010

Erasmus is a powerful man. Born during a storm, as he grows up he realizes he has extraordinary powers. He determines he can travel through time, and goes into the future to meet the love of his life, Shasta. Erasmus and Shasta were born on the same date, at the same time, many years apart. They fall deeply in love, and marry. But all the while, Hesper, the begger boy Shasta takes into her home, shows disdain for Erasmus. Who is Hesper, really, and who is he to challenge Erasmus the Omnipotent?

Reading this book was an unusual experience for me. The book is written unlike most modern fiction, where the goal is to create a personal bond between reader and character. Instead, The Eye of Erasmus reads like an ancient myth, slightly removed from the reader because it is sacred, scriptural almost. I loved that aspect of the book, it gave me a feeling of enlightenment and awe.

The book uses language that allows the reader to determine the place and time setting, which I think is fantastic. This allows every reader to paint their own version of Erasmus and Shasta, which in turn does allow the reader to have a personal investment in the story. This story has a quiet, solemn power about it, and I felt myself pushing through drowsiness to read on late into the evening. There was no way I was going to sleep without knowing what was to happen.

The book is written in such a way that I think it will appeal to a large variety of readers. There are some fantasy and supernatural elements to the story, so those fans will enjoy. There is romance, so those readers will love it as well. As because of the mythos involved in the story, I believe it will greatly appeal to classical literature fans, historical fans, mythology fans, and readers who enjoy classic storytelling elements in writing.

To me, this feels like the kind of story that can be passed on for many generations. The fact that there are 2 future installments planned for Erasmus' story leaves me breathless with anticipation.

Shasta Summer
Book Description...
'Shasta Summer' is an entrancing addition to Teresa Geering's romance / fantasy series 'Erasmus, Shasta & Merlin' in which the cunning and resourceful Erasmus continues his devilish attempts to secure the beautiful and enchanting Shasta as his own, while she and Merlin renew their enduring love for each other, impeded by the unfortunate fact that a spell from a previous century has transformed Merlin into a cat.

Written in seductive and mesmerising prose which gives it the feel of an authentic time-honoured fable, 'Shasta Summer' continues the tradition of the much-acclaimed 'The Eye of Erasmus' which records another such attempt by Erasmus when he espies Shasta across the centuries in a vision.

The books in the series can be read and enjoyed in any order and by readers of any age from six to ninety-six.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hypnotic, September 14, 2011
Summer seems to be a normal little girl by all accounts. That is, until her parents take her to visit her Aunt May in the village of Shasta. It quickly becomes apparent that Summer is actually the second coming of Shasta herself, the village's namesake. She is returning to be reunited with her long lost love, Merlin, who has been placed under a spell. In order to try to obtain eternal happiness, the lovers travel back in time to Shasta's original arrival at the village, and try to rewrite history. But it seems the nefarious Erasmus has other plans for the two.

Once again, Geering writes a book that feels like mythology of long ago. There is a sort of timeless beauty to the book, with no real references to modernity or pop culture, that will make it endearing for years to come. The writing in the book is soft and dreamy, floating from past to present. At times, the two stories, both past and present, seem so similar, the reader may get the feeling of deja vu. This helps lift the filmy veil between the two time periods.

I really enjoyed the character of Shasta, and watching Summer become Shasta. The inclusion of faeries and various magical elements make this seem like a fairytale for adults. The story has a hypnotic quality that urges the reader to continue at any cost (including sleep). The reader certainly feels transported to another time and place.

In order to fully appreciate the book, readers must have the ability to suspend disbelief. This is a romantic fantasy, dealing with elements of time travel, reincarnation, and magic. Readers need to be aware of this and fully comfortable with these subjects in order to fully appreciate the book.

This is the second book of a trilogy, the first being the Eye of Erasmus, but this is actually a prequel. It makes me want to go back and re-read the first book, and makes me long for the third book, to see the full picture of this tale. And rarely do I comment on book covers, because they often change, but the cover for this book is simply gorgeous. That alone is enough to hook the reader, the gorgeous story is an added bonus.
 Erasmus Shasta and Merlin The Movies:
Shasta Summer
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Eye of Erasmus
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  1. interesting reincarnation is involved with time travel in this fiction. i combine them in the book i'm finishing up now, too, so i know how tricky it can be to bend the mind around such things when writing it anyway. glad to see that topic tackled.

  2. I am proud to have my own signed copy of Eye of Erasmus - such a delightful and magical fable written by a very talented written writer and story-teller :-)

  3. Shasta Summer I've read and enjoyed, but I still have not read Eye of Erasmus. I will get to it one day.

  4. I can highly recommend these books as I found them both scrumptiously unputdownable.

  5. Thank you for all the lovely comments ladies. I appreciate that.
    The wonderful Soooz - you made both books sound fantastic and I had forgotten about some of those reviews.

  6. What can one say about Lady Teresa? She's just a Star that shines brightly, and long may she continue to do so.

  7. Tee, you're EVERYWHERE !! ;-)
    Lovely to see you receiving the love and attention you deserve babe.xx

  8. I've read and enjoyed both of Tee's books.Shasta sits in pride of place on my bookshelf at home. Enchanting tales and of course recommended:)

  9. I have read Shasta and throughly enjoyed it :) Tee is a wonderfully warm and giving lady, and a totally awesome writer! x

  10. Always looking for something enjoyable to read and with so many options it's hard to make a decision. I'm liking the sound of this trilogy.

  11. Thanks to all the lovely folks that joined in and commented on Teresa's March Madness post.

    Soooz pulls out the larger hat and places all the names in.... and...
    Congratulations have won both "Eye of Erasmus" and "Shasta Summer"

    Please send me an email at and leave me an email address to enable your prizes to be sent.

  12. Tee's books are brilliant. Both Eye of Erasmus and Shasta Summer are gripping tales and deserve to be read by everybody. They also have the advantage of appealing to most age groups.

    Tee herself is a wonderful walking ad for Night, and we are so proud of her for what she has achieved on our behalf.

  13. Enthralling constructions, and by a writer of immense pedigree. Books to be savoured.


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