Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
350 Pages
Reviewed on 06/26/2011
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Author Biography

I'm an old soul that accomplished an unusual goal: publish 12 books in 12 months. I did it in 11 because I'm the white rabbit of time (so my children tell me).

To put icing on my forty-year-long dream of being published, Chest of Souls Book One, Klaus, and Pic Jump recently received awards in the Readers Favorite Award Contest 2011. I've never submitted my work to a contest before. It was fun!

I graduated from Children's Institute of Literature. I'm privileged to work in another world peopled with extraordinary characters who constantly surprise, thrill, and amuse me.

By the time you read this, I'll be working with awesome new characters to turn upside down (or inside out), spinning more plots to weave into their lives and planting subplots to harvest when they aren't looking. I'm grateful for divine inspiration which is so abundant in my life.

My family and I live in Idaho within sight of an extinct volcano. If it emits one smoky burp we're gone. I thrive on the written word, laughter of my family and friends, and the look of love in my husband's eyes.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Have you ever wondered how Santa Klaus met Mrs. Klaus? Michelle Erickson brings readers a delightful story of a princess and a human carpenter.

Eralee's father is a River King and her mother is a Queen. They live in the forest of Everaude, a world filled with immortals: dryads, nymphs, unicorns, pixies, elves, centaurs, and the Rashim (deer). Her parents planned a marriage for her to a river prince. He was busy sowing his wild oats, and she had no desire to marry him. When she saw a human freezing to death in the woods, she wanted to save him, although it was forbidden by her people.

The reader watches as Klaus and Eralee fall in love. Throughout this enchanted story the reader learns the answers to many Santa questions. The reader also meets several incredible secondary characters such as Dasher, Dancer and Vixen. Erickson explains why reindeer can fly and why their antlers glow. A lonely witch wants Klaus for her own selfish reasons. Eralee refused to give up the man she loves, no matter the cost.

Erickson combines romance, adventure, suspense and humor to create one of the best Christmas tales I’ve ever read. Eralee's antics were very funny and her innocence was extremely heartwarming. Of course Eralee was my favorite character, but Klaus and the other characters each had their own distinctive personality. This book will become a family favorite. I can see this tale making it to TV as a Christmas special. I highly recommend Klaus for the whole family.