A Thousand Doors by J.T. Ellison

A Thousand Doors

The day Mia Jensen died, she finally got to live.WHAT IF… We’ve all played the “what if” game. For Mia Jensen, “what if” is a fact of life. Dissatisfied with her choices, she often dreams about what could have been. Now she has the chance to know. But that knowledge is going to cost her dearly. Only through death can she fully realize the value of her life. * Forty-year-old Mia Jensen is home after a terrible day, trying to figure out...

Details A Thousand Doors

TitleA Thousand Doors
Release DateNov 5th, 2018
PublisherTwo Tales Press
GenreShort Stories, Fiction

Reviews A Thousand Doors

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I'm not one to pick up short stories or anthologies on a regular basis, and I'm typically very critical of them, but this was something special folks. Gather round, friends, and let me tell you about this gem of a "novel". J.T. Ellison, the queen of suspense, has recruited the most desirable female authors in the psychological thriller genre today and brought them together to take their many talents and create one cohesive story. I know, trust me...
  • Erin Clemence
    Special thanks to JT Ellison, for an ARC of this novel. Mia Jensen is unhappy and dissatisfied with her life as a whole. One day, when she investigates a strange noise in her house, she is stabbed and left for dead. As she dies, she is able to experience several other “could be” lives. Lives she could have had if she had made different, better, choices. When faced with these “what ifs”, can Mia go back to the life she knows? “A Thousan...
  • Mandy White
    A Thousand Doors by JT Ellison and a star studded cast of thousands is a very unique book. Written by some of todays best thriller writers all about the same character. Most of the stories I loved and wanted more! Some of the stories were too short for my liking but worked in this premise.Mia Jensen gets to experience all the lives that could have been for her - but only in her death. After a shockingly bad day she is attacked in her own home and...
  • Kerry
    A thrilling anthology that isn’t really an anthology, but a story of one woman’s many lives, written by a unique group of award winning and bestselling thriller, suspense, and women’s fiction authors. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each of Mia Jensen’s lives. They’re exciting, thought provoking, fun, emotional, suspenseful, and adventurous. Praise for J.T. Ellison for spearheading this project.
  • Judy Collins
    I loved A THOUSAND DOORS: An Anthology of Many Lives by JT Ellison and this talented cast of superb authors! The collection takes us through the many lives of Mia. The has done, and what ifs. Mia found herself in some crazy situations. I loved each and every one. How many of us have wondered, "the what ifs" in our lives? Courses our lives would or could have taken. Choices we have made. The many job offers in another state, our past relationshi...
  • Katie
    A Thousand Doors was born out of J.T. Ellison’s brainstorm of a dissatisfied dying woman who gets to live her “what if” lives as she dies. I love a good “choose your own adventure” book and this anthology seemed to be headed in the direction. What if 40 year old Mia had made different choices? Become a mother? A News Anchor? A Professor? In order to make Mia’s alternate lives as unique as possible, J.T. recruited well-known talented a...
  • Ashley Houser
    Expected Publication: November 5th!Wow. Wow. Wow!What a collection of short stories by an absolute powerhouse of authors:*J.T. Ellison (Review for Tear Me Apart here: https://homesweethouser.com/2018/08/1...)*Kimberly Belle (Review for Three Days Missing here: https://homesweethouser.com/2018/07/0...)*Laura Benedict*A.F. Brady*Patti Callahan Henry*Paige Crutcher*Rebecca Drake*Heather Gudenkauf*Joy Jordan-Lake*Alisha Klapheke*Ariel Lawhon*Kerry Lo...
  • Rebecca
    Mia was murdered at age 40, but what if she had made a very different choice when she was a young woman? How would her life have been different? Would it have been better or worse? Find out in this wonderful collaboration between 16 amazing authors, many of whom I've already read and a few more I now need to read. I don't usually enjoy short stories, but I found this anthology unique and satisfying. A few of the stories brought tears to my eyes, ...
  • January Gray
    Not my cup of tea. It started out great, then got boring. I understand the concept and thought it was unique, it just wasn't for me.
  • Jaymi Couch
    Genre: short story, fiction, anthologyPublished: November 5, 2018Pages: 404⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Let me start by saying THANK YOU to author Kaira Rouda for sending me an e-ARC of this attention-grabbing, incredibly exciting anthology. Kaira Rouda who wrote Best Day Ever is one of the authors featured in this anthology.I first heard of this super secret project from rockstar author J. T. Ellison and couldn't wait to get my grabby hands on it!The story be...
  • Monique
    “What if” is a premise that calls to me like the song of the siren. A THOUSAND DOORS is a very daring enterprise as it has a head writer J.T. Ellison, if you will, along with a slew of guest contributors. Would Mia Jensen’s essence remain intact? Would it form a coherent whole? It does, except that I found that The Author by Kaira Rouda did not capture Mia’s spirit as well as the other ones did, and The Seeker by Paige Crutcher was a litt...
  • Tami
    Readers who love short stories will want to read this newest release from JT Ellison. It’s a bit of a mix between Ground Hog Day and It’s a Wonderful Life. Mia Jensen is a 40 year old woman who finds herself literally at death’s door in the first story. Each story that follows is written by a different author and gives a different version of her life, based on different choices she might have made in the past.Having these short stories pres...
  • Lisa
    Thank you Two Tales Press for sending me A Thousand Doors for review.A Thousand Doors is a short story collection edited by J.T. Ellison. They are all connected by one idea but they are all very unique. The first story sets up the whole collection, Mia is murdered in her kitchen and as she is dying, she see all the different lives she could have lived. All the different careers, personalities, experiences, etc. It is a great way to compile a shor...
  • Susan (The Book Bag)
    Wow! I don't know if I've ever read a book like this one before. What an interesting premise—Mia dies at the beginning of the book, and as she is laying there dying, she has flashes of what her life could have been like if she'd made different choices. This book is so fascinating because it's each author's take on the direction that Mia's life could have taken, if only she'd made different decisions in her life.Each chapter, written by a differ...
  • Stephani Beltran
    Wow, what an exciting Anthology! I loved the premise of this one. PLUS, the collaboration of authors coming together for this piece was amazing. The story of Mia dying at the beginning and then each author telling us what each of them imagined Mia experiencing in different “What Ifs”- was perfect that it felt like a singular story told by one author. Short Stories aren’t my usual genre however, this was so unique and was such an emotional r...
  • Donna Hines
    The What if's are going around for Mia is upset with life's choices to this point and needs a change.Only in death can you see the light that's escaped her precious soul.Life is a series of twists and turns, ups and downs, in which those hardships propel us forward in achieving our wildest dreams.This is an analogy with many authors that I love including JT Ellison so it's hard for me to give a mediocre review. Perhaps I was having a lousy day as...
  • Karen Porto Davis
    I was very excited when I was notified that I won this Goodreads giveaway...my first EVER!I have already read books by JT Ellison, Kerry Lonsdale, and Kimberly Belle. But this was a wonderful opportunity to sample 13 more authors. I love the premise of the book. Facing the end of your life and wondering "what if". How many decisions have we made in our lives that have changed our course? Could we have been a lawyer, an archaeologist, an artist, a...
  • Susan Peterson
    A Thousand Doors is unlike any book I’ve ever read....an intriguing concept brought to fruition by an extremely talented and diverse group of women. As a woman lay dying, she is given the rare opportunity to see the versions of her life if she’d made different choices along the way. We see all of these iterations of Mia’s life through the eyes of each author, hearing the stories in their unique voices. I was captivated by each story...some ...
  • Joan
    The day Mia Jensen died is the day she began to live. Mia’s choices have often brought her to a place of disappointment; now Mia’s dying moments bring her the opportunity to examine the “what if” and the “what could have been” roads she’s never traveled. But has her new-found knowledge come too late to make a difference?In this unique narrative, readers journey with Mia Jensen as her life, re-imagined by a select group of writers, u...
  • Kristen Mckey
    One of my top books of the season. Love how J.T. Ellison writes and the fact that it had a bunch of stories written by a lot of my favorite authors makes it even better. This books was nothing short of amazing.
  • Jill Anderson
    Wow! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with this fabulous, unusual book! We have all wondered about the "what if" possibilities in our life, where one little decision could have totally done a 180 on your life.Each of the authors did a wonderful job of taking a "what if" of Mia's life and giving us a glimpse into all the possibilities for her. So many of them on their own would make great stand-alone books!
  • Candice
    I think it’s fair to say that I am OBSESSED with this story and the way it was written. I love J.T. Ellison’s work already but this idea of starting a story and asking some of the best female authors around to add pieces to it is Genius! Each snip-it of Mia’s life was captivating and a pleasure to read. I was so invested in this story, I couldn’t out it down.Although this is considered an anthology, it is unlike any I’ve ever read befor...
  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    Finished it, absolutely loved it! Full review to come!
  • Loy
    This is an interesting book. The first chapter Mia is murdered. She has always thought her life was wasted. She should have done something else and been someone else.Each chapter is written by another writer. And each chapter Mia is living a different life. All have difficulties. Some of the chapters were very good, some were not. I thought the idea was very interesting and I really enjoyed the book. Good idea and glad I was chosen by Net Galley ...
  • Norma
    "I am all of the selves I've ever been, and all of the selves defined by others"Author J.T.Ellison, with the help of sixteen other writers, has given us a clever concept book, an anthology of short stories, each of which gives an encapsulated glimpse into a different life. When Mia is stabbed to death by her husband, regretting her life and the choices she had made, she is gifted a glimpse into all of the might-have-beens if she had taken differe...
  • Patricia Romero
    Mia Jensen is not having a good day. Her life hasn't turned out the way she thought and now she is lying on her kitchen floor, dying. Stabbed by her husband.But in those moments she is allowed to see her own What if? moment. And to do that Ellison has brought in a group of authors that are nothing short of brilliant! What if she had chosen to be a mother? A politician's wife? Would she have chosen a different path?This is one of those pieces of w...
  • Diane
    A Thousand Doors: An Anthology of Many Lives author J. T. Ellison along with contributing authors. The story is about Mia Jensen as she is dying from a stabbing by her estranged husband. Her mind is drifting and she thinks of opportunities or experiences she could have taken which could have changed the course of her life. My honest opinion: I admire these writers, the idea of this book is wonderful, I enjoyed 'READING' the book...But, some of th...
  • Alyssa Smith
    Thank you to the publisher, Netgalley and this handful of incredible thriller authors for the chance to read this ARC. What an awesome concept. I am not a fan of short stories but this group of authors pulled it off. It was interesting and telling of each individual what they did with the main character, Mia, while maintaining the same voice. This was a powerful premise, and quite relatable, because how many of us have wondered, "what if?" I don'...
  • Karen Colglazier
    Thank you Netgalley and publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into when I requested this book. I wasn’t sure how this would work. Without giving too much away, each chapter is a different version of the main characters life. My favorite chapters being The Homeless Woman and The Lawyer.So many of the chapters left me wanting to find out more, and if I liked a writers style I ...
  • Miss W Book Reviews
    A Thousand Doors is unlike any book I’ve ever read. I love thrillers but I also love anthologies and short stories and this was a brilliant combination. The day Mia Jensen died was the day she started living. The concept for this book is nothing short of brilliant.As Mia dying, she is given the chance to see how her life would of been different based on different choices she made. There are so many outstanding contributors to this book, I was s...