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Hand of Miriam (A Bayla and the Golem Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Eva Gordon

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On an archaeological expedition, Bayla Gideon, is widowed by a supernatural force and branded with the Hand of Miriam or Knowing Eye. Threatened by evil, she awakens the golem; a mythical man of clay, who protected the Jewish community over three centuries ago.
The golem, Gesher, is surprised. Freedom –by a beautiful, enchanting woman. His desire is to return to the celestial spheres and regain his status as an avenging angel. Yet, Bayla challenges his mind, body and soul. Would he risk his return to the heavens for her?
Besides, dealing with the otherkind, mad inventors and an unrelenting matchmaking aunt, Bayla is equally determined to resist her steamy attraction to the striking fallen angel.
Thrust into a malevolent war, which includes facing Jack the Ripper, they must resist the magnetic pull toward each other, while protecting the world from encroaching evil.

About the Author

Eva Gordon writes genre bending paranormal/fantasy/steampunk and historical novels with a strong romantic element. She loves to create stories that combine her passion for mythology, steamy romance, and action/suspense. Her imagination takes her from one universe to the next. Thus far, she has several series lined up as well as single titles waiting in line for production. Eva has a BS in Zoology and graduate studies in Biology. She once taught high school Biology, Environmental Science and Anatomy/Physiology. When not in her den writing, she can be found at steampunk conventions, at work at the raptor rehabilitation center, wolf sanctuaries, or to satisfy her inner Hemingway on some global eco adventure. Visit her website: www.ravenauthor.com

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 536 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494302802
  • Publisher: Eva Gordon; 1 edition (Dec 6 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H5FW3C6
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk, Jewisih Mythology and Romance....what more could you want? Dec 18 2013
By D Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Hand of Miriam
A Bayla and the Golem Novel (book 1)
by Eva Gordon

This is the first Steampunk novel I have read. I have wanted to read one for a while now and jumped at the chance to read this one. I think it was a great look into the steampunk world for me.

The Hand of Miriam by Eva Gordon combines the steampunk world, Jewish Mythology and romance into a wonderful book that kept me wanting more.

I look forward to the next installment of Bayla and the Golem.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read. Lots of storyline Feb. 6 2014
By Jacqueline S. Fleming - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
In Hand of Miriam Ms. Gordon blends actual history but twists it to give it a paranormal and mystical quality that will have you wondering what will happen next. It is action plotted with a female hero that is timeless. Love is in the air, but is it attainable when danger stocks Bayla?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful steampunk adventure Jan. 21 2014
By Lara Parker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Hand of Miriam by Eva Gordon is a cleverly written, imaginative steampunk adventure that keeps the reader engaged and turning pages right from the start. Well-developed characters, perfect timing and fabulous flavor will make this story a favorite of all steampunk, as well as romance, lovers.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hand of Miriam Feb. 5 2014
By Jasmyn9 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Hand of Miriam is a great mix of steam punk and romance with just a twist of religion to keep it even more interesting. Bayla Gideon has been marked with the ability to sense evil with a touch. Bayla is unique from women of her time in other ways as well. She is an academic that loves to go on expeditions looking for antiquities. One of her late husband's great prizes is a golem. When Bayla's new abilities begin to lead to threats to her life she decides to give life to the golem, never realizing what his true history really is.

There is a huge storyline in this book - almost too much. It involves the presence of Jack the Ripper - only his victims aren't only human. He's been killing vampiresses as well (oh yes did I mention there are vampires, werewolves, ghouls, demons, all sorts of fun stuff). Bayla and her golem, Gesher, are out to try and find out just what is going on - madness ensues with lots of fighting and lots of Gesher saving the day. And all along the way they are slowly falling love - but if they follow their desires he will never be able to return heaven - major issue.

The story is how they deal with the baddies, resolve their love delimma, and end with a mostly HEA. It is a series so there has to be more to the story somewhere. The only downfall for me was there was one too many "endings". I thought for sure she had written a fantastic ending that I loved, loved, loved, and then there were another 50 pages and another ending that just wasn't quite as satisfaying for me. I think the extra bit was important to the overall storyline though.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many distractions in the story. Jan. 10 2014
By Karla E. Patterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved reading the story, except when the author would take side trip after side trip that did not add to that part of the book. The overall story was good, but should have been more developed by eliminating so many of the side trips.

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