Author E.C. Jackson eagerly looked forward to the launch of her new book. "On May 22, which happens to be my mother’s birthday, A Gateway to Hope became available on Amazon, and Smashwords." (It is also available for purchase as an e-book at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks). Her debut novel met with positive reader responses and was reviewed at the Hog on Ice: Books and Independent Learning blog. "And it is being featured during the month of June on the Folks Tales Things blog", the author noted.
Now the paperback is available to purchase on Amazon. Barnes and Nobles will follow in three to five days. Also, with the ISBN you can order a copy in bookstores everywhere. The good work continues to mount as of this writing. On Amazon it received 17 Reviews (4.8 stars out of 5); Goodreads 4.92 12 ratings 11 reviews. ; Barnes& Noble (8 Reviews Average Rating 5).
Here are some samples:
Five Stars: An Excellent Debut Novel
A gateway to Hope is an excellent debut book from E.C. Jackson. Neka and James are very well developed and fully fleshed out characters with a believable relationship that is built organically and not forced. It is refreshing to find a romance novel where the story and the relationship is not all about sex. In this book the author has not gone down the easy route of including loads of sex scenes to show their attraction to each other. Overall this is an excellent book that had me hooked from the first page and I actually finished it in 1 sitting. Each character and the plot of the book is very well developed. Both main characters are very real and relatable. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to read an actual romance story where the characters actually connect with each other and develop their relationship without jumping into bed every other scene. (Amazon)
Five Stars: Refreshing and well written romance - Many people believe that arranged, or forced, marriages in powerful families are the stuff of Hollywood movies and dramatic fiction. I tend to believe that this stuff really still happens and is a tragedy for all involved. This is only one of the themes so masterfully examined in author E.C. Jackson's "A Gateway to Hope". The story of James, who is set to marry someone he doesn't love, yet fate puts him in front of the right person after all. Neka has been friends with James for a long time and the two come together as support but there is much more to the story, which is what made this a very intriguing read for sure. Very well-written, well paced and so hard to put down. (Goodreads)
Five Stars: I found this book impossible to put down until I finished reading. The style of writing puts the reader right in the middle of the action. I look forward to reading her next novel. (Barnes and Noble)