I just love reading Anna Snow's stories. This one was a quick read that I deemed creepy sexy. First of all, I am very squeamish about anything scary...a big abandoned mansion, a single gal, and things that go bump in the night really freak me out. The short story centered around Heather Martin, a quiet and pretty unassuming woman. She recently moved to Lakeshore to take up a newspaper job. She buys the town's "haunted" mansion. Of course, no one can tell her anything about why it was abandoned, so the investigator in her takes over. As Heather gets closer to the truth, her life becomes in danger. Enter hunky handyman, Andy. He is the wounded muscley type (when he was first introduced, he had on a pair of jeans ripped in the knees...I grinned at the the thought) and I knew somewhere in the digital pages is was going to get heated in the haunter mansion. I was not disappointed. Anna kept the mystery and the tension building with small events. The first creepy thing that showed up was so simple: Heather was investigating the room of two little girls...everything was pink and cream...but I had to put my Kindle down a couple times, because I kept thinking "holy crap" something is going to pop out right now. This was a fast read with spooky elements and some hot romance. It was a perfect fit for me with my busy schedule and my guilty pleasure of steamy stories. I enjoyed my tour of Haunted Haven :)
Here is a book with edgy angels, intrigue and basic bad-assery. In Remiel's world, angels come to earth to help and protect humans from themselves. The archangel Gabriel swoops to earth as a suave and sophisticated human. He sets up a private investigation business, Seeker Investigations, and within hours has his first clients. He has to free a dozen young prostitutes from their scumbag pimp.
He guards those in need of protection with a furious determination. Wielding a lethal sword, Gabriel dispenses a quick and heavenly justice. His Brethren companion, Nathanael, provides a similar service, but his heart is tormented because he actually enjoys killing the bad guys. He has a difficult choice to make...continue or turn.
I enjoyed this book for the sheer fun of the characters and the good/bad angels :)
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I found Revelation by Randi Cooley Wilson quite by accident. I was looking to write a blog about #gargoyle books and I came across hers. So, I investigated. I found her book on Amazon. I tweeted her. She was kind enough to tweet back. Then, I downloaded Revelation to my iPhone Kindle app and off I went. I was doing so much reading, I had to read upside down to unkink my neck. No joke. She was nervous because we both love gargoyles, so it was fun tweeting her my progress as I read. Well, I have to say I loved this book. It has everything in it your paranormal heart could desire: gargoyles, angels, faeries, an assortment of demons and of course gargoyles, wait I said that already. There were so many things I liked about Revelation, so lets start with the main guy, Asher. Holy cow. Holy moly. Holy hotness.
This is what I saw when I read about Asher. Conflicted. Intense. Indigo eyes, she said. Jeans and white T-shirt, she said. Tattooed with a---- (you'll have to read that yourself).
But, I digress. Let's get to the center of the story. The focus is on Eve, an orphan raised by her maternal aunt, who has just begun college as a communications major stuck in a boring architecture class, where she meets Asher St. Michael (Mr. Indigo Eyes). He's infuriating. She's tenacious. His lips are more interesting than the professor's boring lecture on medieval building design. It doesn't take too long for Eve to realize something is up between her terrifyingly real nightmares and her inexplicable draw to Asher. She faces off with demon dogs and a bent gargoyle, all of whom are agents of Lucifer. Eve discovers she has a special place among humans and the paranormal creatures she encounters. Her ability to fulfill her destiny, or not, will affect everyone around her.
Bottom line, Randi has created fantastic characters and a great paranormal world.This is a wonderful new adult/young adult read. It was fast. Easy to get into. And can I say...THAT ENDING!! What?! I'm on to book two because I need to know what happens. I enjoyed this book until my neck hurt, so how could I give it less than 5 stars? Available @ Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.
Randi Cooley Wilson