Posted by: Gwendolyn Huber | April 2, 2012

Book Review: A HUMAN ELEMENT by Donna Galanti

The Author Chronicles welcomes this week’s guest author Donna Galanti. Her paranormal suspense novel A HUMAN ELEMENT is her debut and we are very excited to have her stop here on her blog tour! Come back tomorrow for Donna’s guest post on telekinesis.

In A Human Element, Donna Galanti writes dark and gritty with obvious glee. Galanti weaves a highly original tale full of tension, vivid descriptions, and unexpected twists that unveil a truly evil super villain and a love story.

A meteor falls to earth killing a family. The sole surviving son is placed in foster homes and stops believing in love. Men in black gather around that hole in the ground and months later, a woman who claims never to have had sex dies giving birth to twins. The twins are separated. One becomes a villain, growing up to hate; one learns to love even as those she cares for die horrible deaths. In the end all of these characters converge to tell a story about the survival of a race and the power of love.

Be sure to check out the fantastic pictures of the heroes of A Human Element on Donna Galanti’s web page.

For more about the book, other reiveiws, Donna’s bio, and where to buy, see below!

One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next.

Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite–her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a mad man, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together. But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test.

With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his and she has two choices–redeem him or kill him.

Readers who devour paranormal books with a smidge of horror and steam will enjoy A HUMAN ELEMENT, the new novel about loss, redemption, and love.

Reviewers are saying…
A HUMAN ELEMENT is an elegant and haunting first novel. Unrelenting, devious but full of heart. Highly recommended.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of ASSASSIN’S CODE and DEAD OF NIGHT

A HUMAN ELEMENT is a haunting look at what it means to be human. It’s a suspenseful ride through life and love…and death, with a killer so evil you can’t help but be afraid. An excellent read.” –Janice Gable Bashman, author of WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE, nominated for a Bram Stoker Award.

Donna Galanti is the author of the dark novel A Human Element (Echelon Press). She won first place for Words on the Wall Fiction at the 2011 Philadelphia Writer’s Conference. Donna has a B.A. in English and a background in marketing. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group and Pennwriters. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in PA with lots of nooks, fireplaces, and stinkbugs. Visit her at:

LIKE Donna’s Author Facebook page for news and updates! Her tour runs through April 11thh with book giveaways, more guest posts, and interview fun, and a chance to win the big prize giveaway! So pop over to her blog to see the full tour schedule.

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  1. Hi Gwen, thanks for reading!


  2. This is a must read book. I enjoyed reading your review.
    Barbara (Popple)


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