Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Human Element

This morning, as one of the stops on the Goddess Fish Blog Tour, we welcome Donna Galanti's "A Human Element", a paranormal suspense which for a first novel, is garnering rave reviews. 
We hope this stop at our blog will garner interest for Donna's obvious talent. 

One by one, Laura Armstrong's friends and 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. 

Felix ran from the cabin toward the trail down. "Come on!"

Ben followed close behind, panic hitting him. Why did Laura leave? They were here to help defend her. Damn her! He never should have left her alone.

"Felix, why didn't you see this happening?"

"I did."

Ben grabbed the back of Felix's coat and lunged at him. Felix turned on one heel and swung his arm out, holding Ben off like a child.

Ben struggled to break free. "What the hell is wrong with you? Why didn't you stop her? She's gonna die. I need to protect her."

"This is the only way, Ben. Trust me."

"She's the one person I've cared about in a long, long time. Please, don't let her die."

Felix released him. "I don't intend to. Now come on."

Felix turned away and ran fast down the trail. His massive body moved nimble over the rugged ground. He looked like a giant, dark beast lunging toward its prey. Ben could only run after him. There was nothing else he could do.

They hadn't run far when a deafening blast pushed them to the ground. The cabin exploded behind them in flames. Fire devoured old wood and metal, dancing upward toward the sky. The heat grabbed at them with fiery intensity. Ben could feel it burning his face and hands.

"Laura," he whispered, stunned by the violence aimed at them. Their enemy was real. And he was here. Felix and Ben turned and both ran faster down the mountain, lunging down the trail, grabbing branches to push themselves along.

Felix had to be right. Please, let Felix be right.

What reviewers are saying…

"A Human Element is an elegant and haunting first novel. Unrelenting, devious but full of heart. Highly recommended." --Jonathan Mayberry, New York times best-selling author of DEAD OF NIGHT

"A thrilling ride full of believable characters, a terrifying villain, an epic battle for survival, and a love worth killing for. A page turner filled with fascinating twists and turns!" Marie Lamba, author of WHAT I MEANT

Donna Galanti is the author of the paranormal suspense novel A HUMAN ELEMENT (Echelon Press). Donna has a B.A. in English and a background in marketing. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers Association, 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 but sadly, no ghosts. Visit her at:
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Kat and Veronica


  1. What fantastic reviews. Sounds like a real page turner. Very best of luck with your novel.

  2. The villain of the piece sounds so creepy good. I can see myself reading A HUMAN ELEMENT during the daylight hours.


  3. Great reviews. This story sounds so frightening. Not one you would want to read late at night.

  4. This is the kind of book I can really sink my teeth into. Can't wait to read it.

  5. Thanks so much for having me on today! The villain is creepy but tormented and I hope you feel some sympathy for him. There is love here though! I like to call A HUMAN ELEMENT murder and mystery with a dash of steam. 'm looking forward to the excerpt you decide to post today from the book for your readers!

    Thanks everyone for the comments. If you read, I hope you enjoy! And had to share that I am writing the last scene to the sequel today, A HIDDEN ELEMENT.

  6. It sounds great. I don't mind creepy, hehe. Can't wait to read it. Best of luck!

  7. thanks to all for stopping by and leaving a comment. so very sorry for the inability to post the excerpt part of the blog visit. We just did a bit of tweaking and it's up there now.
    the road to computer literacy is filled with bumps and pot holes. We seem to attract the pot holes left and right!
    thanks for bearing with us.
    Kat and Veronica

  8. Hi Kat and Veronica, thanks so much! I know all about blog posting issues :) Appreciate you hosting me.

  9. Sounds very intriguing.

  10. Sounds like an intense but cool story!


  11. I don't think I've ever been to your blog. I love the concept of it...Authors Helping Authors; Women Helping Women. What a lovely idea. Thanks for hosting Donna today. Her book sounds so intriguing.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi, Catherine,
      thanks for the kind words. We advocated for victims of violence for many years and our WIP features an advocate who is taking flak from all sides so women helping women is high on our list right now.
      K & V

  12. Great excerpt Donna! I wish you good luck with your book.

    jana dot richards at hotmail dot com

    1. Jana--thanks for stopping by. We appreciate the business!
      Kat and Veronica