I can’t tell you all how much your emails/reviews/comments mean to me. I’ve heard some writers prefer not to read how their readers are reacting to their books, good or bad. But I can’t stay away from them! These reactions and praises make my day. They send my inspiration into a whirlwind and motivate me to keep going with the series. I’ve created an inspiration board in my writing room, where I put touching comments up right in front of me. Then the idea hit me to create a page here just for that purpose. I’ll gather all my favorite public comments and five star reviews from all over to post them right here. And please feel free to add comments below 🙂
I’ll probably be the only one who reads this page but know that I’ll frequent it whenever I need a pick me up—my virtual happy place. Thank you all so much for your kind words and being so thoughtful for taking the time out to let me know how much the Infinite Series has meant to you. I love you all!
I read the first book in the series in an afternoon, as a study break. Well, that break turned into a very long one as I had to order the second book and read it immediately! It really was fascinating, imaginative and well-researched. The characters are engaging and adventures exciting! Then I searched for the third in the series, only to discover it’s not been released yet, so I am definitely On the Hook and waiting impatiently! Don’t wait, see the first two for yourself!
R. Perez—Amazon UK Review
I’m still reading the book but have almost finished. I’ve promised myself early nights and ended up going to bed in the very early hours of the morning because I just cant put this book down! (I had to force myself last night!!)
It is fantastically written. It draws you in from the moment you start reading it. I believe in spiritual things, which is what made me decide to read this, and I have to say I’m learning a lot more through it. Its brilliant! I’m looking forward to getting into book 2! And I have to say – 2013 can’t come quick enough for book three!!
I hope to see another series like this!
Anonymous—Barnes & Noble Review
Terrific historical fiction
Never have I been one to prefer historical fiction, but this fantastic series has opened my eyes to the possibilities! Not only is it well written but its like a collection of short stories with a crew of wonderfully developed characters that follow it throughout. I never thought I’d enjoy this book as much as I did, but do yourself a favor and invest in this story. It’s well worth it.
I have read approximately 12 books since I read Infinite Sacrifice and Infinite Devotion, and your books are still the ones I think about constantly. I cried at the end of each life, only to find myself smiling again at the start of a new life. I felt like I was being sucked back into the lives of the characters with them. The places and the people felt so vivid and descriptive.I love how you researched the time periods. I’m not a very religious person, but I wouldn’t mind thinking of this being how life ends and begins anew. I also loved how you had the traits of characters pass through in their different lives. I can’t thank you enough for writing these stories, and I am eagerly awaiting Infinite Loss.
I just discovered the awesomeness that is Infinite Sacrifice! I literally started reading it today! I’m not even done with it and I LOVE IT!! I’ve already bought the ridiculously underpriced second book! I’m reading slowly because I already don’t know what I’m going to do until the third comes out! The research you’ve done to have the time periods historically accurate…Amazing! It makes you feel like you’re really there! Ma’am, you freaking rock!!
I am currently reading the second book and must say, I love them! I tried out the first book while I was on my kindle looking for free books with good reviews and once I started reading I was hooked! Within 2 days I purchased the second one and am 3/4 of the way through that one! I am sad it is almost done! Great idea and wonderful stories!! I am thinking of purchasing a hard copy of the books for my library at home as well as my kindle! Thank you for writing these!
Erin T—Amazon Review
Reading this book was like being in a time machine! Through L.E Waters’s detailed descriptions, I can now say I’ve been to Egypt, Sparta, Denmark and England.
Her storylines make you think long after you’ve put the book down. She casts a spell on you from the moment you start reading, getting you to ask yourself some pretty big questions….what is there after we a pass…where will my soul be in its progression when I do…and what are my past lives?
You’ll have to be a fan of history to really appreciate this book. Her details and tidbits make reading interesting while helping you paint the picture of that time. I found myself more than once Googling some of her facts just so I could learn more.
I would only read this book when my mind was awake enough to absorb it. Her plots aren’t for the weak minded. You have to keep up with every turn she takes and brace yourself for her endings. Every time I thought I had parts figured out I was pleasantly surprised to find I was way off! I love books that can challenge me to the end and this one surely did!
I won’t forget her cast of characters. They pull themselves off the paper and into your mind. I can’t wait to see where they will go in the next book!
If you love history, great characters, and powerful endings, then this book is for you.
The premise is unusual: the afterlife is not simply Heaven, but the opportunity to review all of one’s previous lives, with the assistance of one’s own spirit guide. This book reviews Maya’s/Lazrina’s (her name in her just-past life/her spirit’s name) first four lives. From ancient Egypt, to classical Sparta, to early medieval Ireland, to late medieval England, Lazrina alternates genders but maintains key traits (a mole on her left hand, prophetic dreams), accompanied by a number of significant others, also maintaining distinct traits. In the framing story, her progress is reviewed, the relationships among the others in her “soul group” and the issues each needs to face are hinted at. A provocative book: I look forward to the next installment!
Angie—Open Book Society Review
This was an amazing journey that I literally couldn’t put down. I wasn’t sure about reading a book about Angels and heaven. I’m wary of things that are too “preachy” but this book is probably the furthest thing from that. I started reading at 9:00 pm and didn’t put the book down til I was finished at 4:00 am.
Maya has arrived at the pearly gates to discover that she’s not anywhere NEAR where she thought she was. She meets her spirit guide who explains to her that she’s got a couple things she needs to do first. Like understand what her lessons to learn have been and truly understand them.
To see the journey of a soul through time and continents was beautiful. Through a series of 4 short stories we discover that Maya’s soul has been a priest, a slave, a mother and a well-to-do wife. Her soul has learned painful lessons on love and sacrifice from every experience and made her who she is now, but is she done? What more could she possibly need to know before reuniting with the ones she loves in eternal bliss? We saw 4 incarnations of her soul and know that there are at least 5 as she is now Maya, but we learn nothing of her life as Maya.
Waters has spent countless hours researching the eras she writes about. The writing was amazing. I was transported throughout the world and had vivid images of the settings of all the stories. I was moved to tears in more than one story. In the end I didn’t feel preached to at all, but I did have a completely different perspective on what the afterlife might be like. I have to read Infinite Devotion (book #2) immediately!
Kayla—Kayla’s Reads and Reviews
Infinite Sacrifice was a great novel. It was interesting to hear about all of Maya’s past lives. The book made me reflect and wonder, if I had past lives, what would they have been like? I liked watching Maya mature throughout her reincarnations. In her first life, when she was a male priest, she was a jerk. She thought only of herself and her mistress. In her second life, a Spartan wife and mother, she matured a bit. She put one of her son’s needs above hers. She was still a jerk though. Her other son, she was harsh to and didn’t treat well. Her third life, as an Irish-man turned Viking, she sacrificed herself to be with her son in the afterlife. This is where we see the biggest change in Maya’s soul. In her fourth life, as a doctor’s wife, she sacrifices her relationship with her husband and mother to help children she didn’t know. She also helped take care of a lot of people that had the plague. My favorite character throughout Maya’s lives was Gunhilda. I loved her kick butt attitude. No one was going to tell her what to do. Even though she was a woman, she fought better than most men. Gunhilda became a very valuable asset to the Vikings during the war. This book was phenomenal. I loved it. I can’t wait to read the sequel, Infinite Devotion, and find out more about Maya’s past lives. I recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about reincarnation, spirituality, or second chances.
Bethany Elizabeth—Amazon Review
The premise of this book immediately grabbed me, and kept hold of me throughout the entire novel. Imaginative, well-written, and page-turning, Infinite Sacrifice kept me up reading when I really should have been studying for class. I cannot recommend it enough! I’m a fairly finicky reader, but the characters were so engaging and the plot so intricate I could not put it down. The price is super reasonable, so I definitely recommend buying it!
Julie— Reading By the Beach Review
I’m a details person, what can I say? I love the tiny details of a story that make it complete. Infinite Sacrifice is about all those small details, so I was in heaven!
When L.E. Waters contacted me for a review, I was supremely intrigued by the blurb. Reincarnation will always fascinate me, then she succinctly pointed out out that one life involves vikings. Now, they are Dane’s not Norwegian, but vikings are vikings so I was even more interested. With that said, I was mildly hesitant only because I wasn’t sure how all the lives were going to be combined into one soul without confusion (that’s what I get for reading reviews prior to reading a book, I usually read them after I’ve read the story because I don’t like going into a book with preconceived notions). I was wrong to be hesitant, so very wrong!
I was quickly entranced by the writing style as I partook in this unique, fascinating adventure. L.E. Waters captures scenery and dialogue with such ease that it’s easy to picture in your head, everything rolls naturally. No stilting, no rushing, no forcing. There are a lot of details to take in as we visit four of Lazrina’s (soul name) lives, but I found those details to be easy to keep track of (see, preconceived notion that it would be confusing). It wasn’t confusing in the least, but then again, I pride myself on having an eye for those kind of details. Any small details, really. Also, L.E. Waters graciously supplies a chart at the end of each life to help the reader keep track of who was who within those four lives. It also helps that we visit each life one after the other without unnecessary spacing. It helps keep the people, or rather their souls, fresh in the readers mind. It also helps that each soul has at least one thing that helps identify them with each new life. You’ll see once you read the book.
The concept was well-crafted, tightly woven together so there weren’t any gaping holes. Everything fit together perfectly, like matching puzzle pieces. I cannot even imagine how much time went into Infinite Sacrifice, between the researched history and piecing together the lives of not only one person, but the supporting characters as well. It’s really four mini stories rolled into a bigger story where everything ties together to make a compelling tale about the lessons a soul learns throughout their existence. I loved piecing together the tiny pieces to figure out who was positive, negative or neutral, but all influencing Lazrina’s soul.
One of the best parts is that L.E. Waters delivers history in a factual sense. She didn’t romanticize it, which I greatly appreciated. She wrote about the ways of each life, never masking the ugly with pretty words to disguise the harsh facts. If you betrayed a law, you were killed. If you were a slave, you were owned, with few (if any) sympathizing with you. If you were a female, you had no power, often judged by who you married, owned by the man you married. The harsh realities of history were in your face, and I liked that!
If you enjoy history, read Infinite Sacrifice. If you enjoy reincarnation, read Infinite Sacrifice. If you want a unique, one-of-a-kind story, read Infinite Sacrifice. Or how about you just read Infinite Sacrifice? It’s an absolutely amazing story! And, lucky for us, Infinite Devotion (the second book) is already out!
Kimberly Valenzuela—Amazon Review
I enjoyed this story ! It really takes you back to some very interesting times. I am looking forward to reading the next book, which carries on where this one left off. The author gives a provocative and believable discription of the possibilities of past lives. Whether you believe or not, it makes you think !
Margaret Cochran—Goodreads Review
very interesting looking forward to the next book
I read about a book a day and am constantly looking for new books via kindle. This was in the free list so I gave it a try. I can’t tell you how many of the free ones I just end up rejecting (more than I keep), but I read this one. I was so disappointed that it ended. I hoped there was a second book and I just bought it. I’m sure it will be great but since there is not a third yet I know I’ll be very sorry for it to end. I read a lot of books on a variety of subjects but I enjoy myth, religion and fantasy the most. This book nicely combined all three genres. It also made me ponder…. Get it!
It was a very intriguing book for free..I liked it so much i bought the second book
Anonymous—Barnes and Noble Review
AWESOME! Not the overused version, like great and awesome power.
Great book, great concept, great tying the mini-stories together
… And this was just book 1!
Faren—Dwarven Dame Review
This book is initiating a series which follows a soul through all its past lives. The lives are short but memorable, only going over the most important events of that life. I absolutely adored this book, given that I actually believe I have had some past lives as well. I think this book should be read by anyone curious about the afterlife, overall 9/10 because I wanted more.
Hollister Ann Grant—Smashwords Review
The cover of this book fascinates me. It shows the infinity symbol and has to be one of the most beautiful book covers I’ve ever seen. I began reading Infinite Sacrifice last night and was so caught up in the stories that I couldn’t put it down. This is historical fantasy, and the author has really done her homework. I felt I was actually standing on the dusty roads of past civilizations, staring into the faces of real people. My favorite story is the entangled one with the twin brothers, Theodon and Arcen, and their sister Kali, but I don’t want to give away any spoilers (except to say I didn’t see the plot twists coming at all). Well done. A good book to curl up with on a cold winter day.
Shannon Costello—Goodreads Review
L.E. Waters has made me a fan of historical fiction!! Loved it!!
Patricia Henderson—Amazon Review
This book was over before I knew it! I highly recommend it. The only way I absorb history is if it is entertaining, and this certainly was. I felt like I was really there. I am definitely going to be reading the next book in this series.
Count Raindrops—Amazon Review
I really enjoyed this book. Each life interested me more and more, and I love that the author took time to research the time periods to incorporate it into each life. Sometimes I would have to go back to the end of the life before to figure out who was who from the previous life, but the author makes sure to include a chart at the end of each section to help guide you through each soul; I just liked figuring it out each time I got a detail. Please don’t get hung up on the idea of this being religious or spiritual; Waters has some great ideas, but she doesn’t make those who are not overly religious or spiritual uncomfortable. Each story is enriching in itself. I was lucky enough to get this as a free ebook, but I’d recommend paying for it even if it isn’t free anymore. I just bought the second book: Infinite Devotion, and I can’t wait to dive into it.
Paige Turner—Shelfari Review
A fascinating book! It makes reincarnation seem plausible. This is the first in a series and I ordered the next one within an hour of reading this. The writing style is easy and free flowing. It is written in the first person and I felt I was right there throughout the book.
E.J. Nedder—Amazon Review
Infinite Sacrifice takes you on a journey through amazing historical times. It provides an incredible insights not only into historical events, but also the human element of spiritual development. I highly recommend this book.
L. Franklin—Amazon Review
This book was recommended to me and I am so glad I had to opportunity to read it! Waters does a beautiful job creating a flow from one life to another, developing characters, relationships and interesting plot twists. The first chapter, where we are introduced to the idea of reviewing past lives was intriguing and piqued my curiosity, causing me to speed read on into Ancient Egypt. The attention to historical detail and the watching the start of these relationship begin to unfold kept me captivated and I read much later into the night than I ever intended! From there I was hooked.
The characters who follow Maya throughout her lives develop as she moves from one life to the next and their connections communicated the multifaceted relationships that are built over time. I particularly loved the Sparta life and then the last life of this book, the one about the Plague. The idea of having a cast of people who are close to you who travel with you throughout your many lives and how they take on different roles at different times was original and intriguing. I thought that Waters really effectively developed these relationships and shows the many ways relationships with one person can look. And she accomplishes this while still moving the plot forward, adding many twists and turns along the way. There are passages throughout the book that are so beautifully (or disgustingly!) descriptive that I went back and re-read them a few times to really revel in the time and place.
Overall, this book was a serious page turner. Not only did I tear through it the first time, but I find myself wanting to go back and re-read it because I am sure there are things I missed the first time through. I loved the charts at the end of each chapter because they allowed me to easily flip back and forth to reference the character map so that I didn’t waste time trying to recall something from a former life. Infinite Sacrifice did what I imagine it set out to do; it told beautiful, interesting stories with believable characters, but beyond that, it really made me think. Not just about how I feel about reincarnation, but about the people in my own life and the cast of characters I would carry with me if I went on my own journey. Well done, L.E. Waters, well done!
Sara Flower—Goodreads Review
L.E. Waters has done it again with a second page-turning tale. The stakes are higher for Maya and I found myself gripping my ereader when she goes through her life as the Irish Robin Hood. I love how Waters shows the strong bonds of the characters throughout the book, making the dramatic parts all the more heart-breaking. I particularly loved the chemistry between Lucrezia Borgia and her second husband.
Infinite Devotion is a must-read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction, or a compelling story filled with adventure.
Count Raindrops—Amazon Review
In the intrum of waiting for book 3, I’ve read 8 books after Infinite Sacrifice and Infinite Devotion and I still can’t get them out of my head. Waiting for Infinite Loss to come out, feels like a kid waiting for Christmas. I recommend Infinite Sacrifice and Infinite Devotion to everyone. It’s one of those series that you just don’t want to put down. I’ve cried and smiled through these books. Each story is so intriguing. This would make a wonderful television series. Reading this transports you to so many worlds of the past with details along the way to show who each soul/character is in each life. I’m not that religious of a person, L.E. Waters doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable about that. As she says this is her idea of what it would be like, and it’s told through a beautiful collaboration of stories. Her 1st person narration is wonderful, I was sucked into each story line. The first one Infinite Sacrifice is still free and I reccommend it fully, as I do for this second installment.
I liked this second book a lot, too, although it was more challenging reading, as the lives posed increasing challenges. Compelling, intriguing characters in complex interrelationships make for compelling life stories. Keep it up, L.E.!
A wonderful sequel to Infinite Sacrifice, this book picks up exactly where it left off, reliving the past lives of a soul to learn essential lessons with the ultimate goal of ascending into heaven. The book is just as beautifully written as the first, and sucks you in at the very sentence. Again, I wish there was more, I love this series that much. Overall rating of 9/10 because I just keep wishing it would have never ended. Looking forward to book three!!!
I love these books!! I am waiting desperately for the next one! Somehow the author manages to make you care about all o the characters… Even the “villains”
Erin T.—Amazon Review
P.S I’m not a religious person but I can’t get enough of this idea! So original!
NOTE: When I referenced above as the book beginning in a “silly” manner, I’m referring to Book 1. Book 2 goes right on into the awesomely awesomeness of the many lives.Have a great trip; you’re going to visit many wonderful places and cultures!
Yesenia Vargas—Amazon Review
E. Andrews~ Amazon Review
I love these books!! I am waiting desperately for the next one! Somehow the author manages to make you care about all o the characters… Even the “villains”
David M. Brown~Amazon UK Review
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading L.E. Waters’ Infinite Sacrifice, the first in the Infinite series. The synopsis seemed intriguing enough with the promise of a trip through some of my favourite parts of history but how vivid would these moments be?
The novel begins with the spirit Maya who believes she has reached heaven only for a spirit guide to inform her the journey is far from over. In order to continue her journey, Maya must relive previous existences she has lived throughout history and find the valuable lessons she has learned from each manifestation. The novel then proceeds to tell four distinct stories taking us to Ancient Egypt, Sparta, Ireland and Denmark at the time of the Vikings, as well as plague-ridden Europe in the 14th century.
After an intriguing opening the novel quickly gets going with the first setting in Ancient Egypt. The idea is that Maya has been a different person in each period of history and that the souls of her contemporaries with distinct features and characteristics also reappear in different times as different characters. At the end of each part there is a table listing the principal characters in each age and their equivalents in the next period of history. Maya is a High Priest in Ancient Egypt that is devoted to religion but not shy when it comes to corruption; she is a devoted mother in militaristic Sparta with a secret to hide; she is then an Irish boy accidentally abducted by Vikings during a raid; in the final life she is a Doctor’s wife who abandons her husband to care for two children in plague-infested London.
Due to the different historical settings and characters the novel does feel like a selection of short stories rather than a continuous narrative. I didn’t feel this hindered the book but other readers may disagree. Having met Maya in the prologue who is our main character, we don’t encounter her again until the epilogue and learn little about her. Although we live through her various incarnations they are very different characters. The settings themselves are fantastic and give you a real feel of the period of history. These are some of favourite areas of history and although I would normally favour the Vikings, I felt the story set in Sparta was the strongest one on offer here. It had me gripped the most of the four.
Infinite Sacrifice was a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out or work but I felt that L.E. Waters handled the narrative well and there is clearly a lot of research been done to get the historical periods right. The lack of knowledge about Maya is both a downside and a plus point. On the downside the prologue and epilogue feel weak compared to the rest of the book but at the same time they give just enough information away to make me intrigued and eager to read the next instalment.
Infinite Sacrifice is a terrific journey through four lives and memorable visits to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and two periods of Medieval Europe. I’m a great lover of history and will be more than happy to try the next instalment in this series Infinite Devotion which promises visits to Renaissance Italy and even sailing with the Spanish Armada. I can’t wait!
Just one small flaw, I thought the quality of the book itself wasn’t great, the shiny cover and flimsy paper just made it feel a bit cheap. That’s just a bug-bear of mine though!
I can’t wait to read the second book, I bought it immediately after finishing this. What a great concept and I love her writing style!
Thank you for this read
The author, L.E. Waters brings you right in with the characters. I could envision everything clearly as I stood at the side lines watching as the events unfolded before my eyes!
I will be watching this author close. Good things will be coming in her career! So excited to see more of her work!
L.E.Water’s has a way of drawing you in as you watch the main character evolve right before your eyes. You fight for him/her to reach where they need to be so he/she may finally be at the end of each their lives, so they may finally be able to see and be with family and friends in Heaven. About the time he/she thinks his/her life trials are finally over, here yet is another life to have to review.
My favorite line from this second book is, “The earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal.” Beautiful line!
Thank you L.E. Waters for your wonderful imagination and great writing!
The story is about Maya who after her death travels to what she thinks is heaven. She meets her spiritual guide and a fascinating journey begins.
You, the reader quickly discover that this author spent an enormous time in research as she adds so much detail and thought into the lives of Maya. The priest, the slave, the mother and the wife of a wealthy man. The only life we didn’t discover is the one she just lived through.
This was such an wonderful read and I was left with a whole new perspective on what the afterlife might be like.
I am looking forward to reading more from this talented author.