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Thursday, August 2, 2012

113) Angel Betrayed by Cynthia Eden

The Blurb :


Sammael – call him Sam – was an angel once. An angel of death. But the dispassionate, watch-from-above thing just wasn’t working for him when it meant watching evil torture innocent souls day in and day out. It might have cost him his wings, but these days, he gets to apply the direct method on the bad guys. Problem is, what’s making his life difficult is a bad girl…

Seline O’Shaw needs protection, and with the hounds of hell on her tail, she’s not going to quibble too hard about where she gets it. Sam’s virtue is questionable, but he’s smoking hot, massively powerful, and owes her a favor. So what if she’s getting a little case of angel lust? There are some damn deadly sins after her hide.

My Thoughts :

Cynthia Eden writes the kind of book that I love to curl up in bed with. They are a delight to delve into and she always weaves an amazing story. She is an author who makes the paranormal element so interesting that you don't care if there is romance involved. Her books are steamy and hot but not over the top. Just wild and wonderful.

However, the Fallen series isn't really doing anything for me. I have been a fan for a while now and back when the first book in this new series came out Angel of Darkness I was really excited about something different. It is obvious from the title of the series what the subject matter was going to be and with the increase of Angel and Demon based stories I was curious about how the author was going to make things so steamy! I read the first book and was left with mixed feelings and now I am sure. This isn't a series for me.

Despite still being a huge fan of the author I am just not into this whole fallen angel stuff. It hasn't ever really caught my interest and it seems that even if the writing is good and the author gives it loads of action, depth and sex it still doesn't do anything for me. If Caz on Supernatural hadn't have been that funny and nice to look at I am sure I would have given up on that series too.

The Fallen series is still set in the supernatural world the author has created in her previous books and will definitely be of interest to her fans. Like all Cynthia's paranormal books, Angel Betrayed, stands alone and can be read without knowledge of the previous books. Always a huge plus! If you like, or are interested in, the fallen angels aspect or demons then you really may enjoy this. Sadly I will not be following the rest of the series.

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Mardel said...

I like that you maintain your admiration of Cynthia Eden as a writer, even though you're not into the book/series. Honest and respectfully done.

I might take a look at it, though I'm not much for romance, but you made the author sound like a very good writer - so the story might be interesting to me.

JenM said...

I'm with you, I rarely enjoy stories with fallen angels as the focus and I usually just avoid them, no matter who the writer is. They are okay as side characters, but not as the main character. I generally avoid fallen angels, zombies, and dystopian novels. I'll read the odd one here or there, but I never have an urge to read more.

Aurian said...

I have not read anything by this author yet, but I do love the Fallen Angels series by JR Ward. Not too much religion, but it is totally awesome good.
And other then Nalini Singhs Archangels, I haven't read any angels yet.