Ange'el Series by Jamie Le Fay
I am delighted to announce that Ahe'ey won the Reader Views Award - 1st Place - Fantasy.
You can check out the announcement here.
I am delighted to announce that Ahe'ey is a Wishing Shelf book awards finalist.
The winners will be announced on the 1st of April.
The Wishing Shelf Award is acclaimed and recommended by ALLi's Watchdog
Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the da Vinci Eye to books with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci.
I am thrilled to announce that Ahe'ey is a finalist in the da Vinci Eye award. You can check out the small list of finalists honoured with this distinction here. Congratulations to Ahe'ey's cover artist, Milan Jovanovic.
The winners will be announced on the 18th of April.
What a fabulous time for Ahe'ey. The complete collection price promotion has helped launch Ahe'ey to the number one best-selling spot in several paid categories on Amazon.
I'm grateful to the Bookbub team for including Ahe'ey in their featured deals. I know the selection process is rigorous and I am honoured to have my novel featured by such a reputable value-oriented organisation.
Episode 1, available for free, has also reached number one in several categories, followed closely by the other episodes in the series.
I have some news for my readers, the cover and tittle reveal for book II are just days away.
I am delighted to announce that Ahe'ey won the Reader's Favourite Gold Medal in the Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic category.
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Reader's Favorite recognizes "Ahe'ey" in its annual international book award contest.
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Ahe'ey reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (05/17).
“Ahe’ey” by Jamie Le Fay is the complete collection of ten episodes or stories that take place in and beyond the fantasy world of Ahe’ey, spanning from the 1800s to present day.
Morgan is a strong, independent, influential woman who is making a difference in the lives of women all over the world. When she’s around Gabriel however, it’s a battle for self-control as the man leaves her weak in the knees! As political opposition threatens to shut down Morgan’s agenda at any cost, the two take refuge in the world of Ahe’ey, a place where women are in charge. But, this outwardly perfect world may not be as idyllic as it first seems.
There is a lot going on in this story and it is considerably impressive how the author interweaves the world of fantasy, dragons, and fairy tale qualities with modern day issues such as racism, gender equality, and political unrest. The story feels new and fresh – unique in the fantasy genre for certain, if one can even contain it to a single genre.
What I enjoyed most about “Ahe’ey” is the writing style. At over 600 pages, I was prepared to settle in for the long haul, but the natural flow of the storyline kept me engrossed throughout the entire read. Though I’m sure Le Fay put a considerable amount of time and effort into this work, the result is seamless and fluid from the perspective of the reader, a clear distinction of her talent. The ease and effortless movement through the story left me wanting more – I truly did not want it to end.
The characters are full of life, multi-dimensional and believable, commanding the reader to connect with and invest in the outcome of their plights. Women will fall for Gabriel, an enchanting, sensitive male and the very definition of a prince. Gabriel, of royal blood, is depicted in a much different light than the “common” male characters – Fay provides an excellent demonstration of role reversal at its finest with the men of Ahe’ey. It was the women however, that influenced me the most. I found each character to represent a certain trait in myself. For instance, Morgan represented all of my contradictions, Sky reminded me of my stubborn side, Sage was my calm, patient, and levelheaded self, and Quinn struck a chord with my determined self. The women of Ahe’ey absolutely stirred some heavy inward reflection.
“Ahe’ey” by Jamie Le Fay is very high on my list of reading recommendations. The story is unique, inspiring, and very well written. It will hold great appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, and romance, as well as those interested in women’s issues and politics.
"I am honestly blown away by the views and the personality behind this book. Behind the characters. Such strong belief and love went into this book. If you get a chance please find the time to read this incredible book.
Jamie and Morgan are inspiring. To create this book needed such creativity and understanding of our world and problems. For Morgan to try to solve those problems, yes in a fantasy world, but also through inspiring the people who read about her and understand the intent. I love a book with a good morale and this has one at every turn.
Bravo, Jamie! 5 stars. I am hoping people will read this and feel inspired by your views and belief." - Charlotte Oliver - Books With Phoenix
Read the entire review here.
"This is a story about true love between a star-crossed pair: Morgan Lua, a human champion for female rights, and Gabriel, a supernatural prince from a hidden, mystical realm. The scenes switch perspective between familiar Earth and the ethereal land of the Ahe’ey; the distant past and modern day; and between major characters. Le Fay weaves a magical tale with complex characters, hidden histories, political intrigue, and desperate desires yearning for fulfillment. But this is no traditional fairy tale. We human beings vacillate between hope and despair, living in a world where simple deeds of loving kindness can move mountains, while simultaneously the worst acts of evil we can imagine are committed. We worry about which worldview and values will triumph and resonate throughout human history. In each generation, we stand at a crossroads, and we support those with power and influence whom we think can steer us in the best direction. Morgan Lua is not content to stand on the sidelines." - Leigh Holland
Read the entire review here (warning, some spoilers ahead): link.