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by Stacy Gail
Series: Earth Angels #1
Publisher: Harlequin/Carina Press
Publication date: January 21, 2013
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
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Investigative journalist Kendall Glynn is horrified when a friend and colleague signs off permanently during a live newscast, jabbing a pen into his jugular. Kendall's no expert, but judging by the strange white veil in the anchorman's eyes, she would swear he was a man possessed. A descendant of the accursed Nephilim, Zeke Reece prowls San Francisco by night, keeping the city free from paranormal phenomena. But even he is no match for whatever malevolent force is behind a recent rash of murder-suicides. And when a beautiful tenacious reporter becomes the next target, Zeke has no choice but to stay close to her, until he can find the evil spirit and cross it over. The closer Kendall gets to the truth, the more danger she's in. Fortunately, a sexy and mysterious masked stranger keeps swooping in to the rescue. Kendall's life depends on finding who or what is responsible for the killings, before it finds her.
To create Nobody’s
Angel the first book in Stacy Gail’s new fiery hot Earth Angel series you
will need to take one smoking hot descendant of the Nephilim, a little Supernatural,
part superhero and then stir in an investigative journalist named Kendall who
just has to know the how, what and why of everything! Gail’s first book in this
series was highly entertaining, completely swoon-worthy and held me completely
captive. It is the perfect escape on an icy cold night!
The tale begins with a horrific on air attempted murder and successful
suicide. Kendall Glynn was on cloud nine as her friend and colleague began
reading her report about a rash of murder-suicides live on air; that is until he begins to try to
kill his anchor partner all while screaming, “Somebody stop me!” Kendall is
able to thwart the murder attempt but isn’t fast enough to stop her friend from
killing himself with a pen to the jugular. As Kendall goes into shock in the aftermath,
she tries to work out what she saw. Just
before he snapped a white veil covered his eyes that no one else seems to have
seen. If she did not know better she
would say he was possessed. Zeke Reece is the paramedic on duty and he checks
out Kendall all the while asking her questions about her friend’s eyes. He knows something and Kendall needs answers.
Zeke knows a lot more than Kendall thinks
but he’s determined to keep her safe and the ooh-la-la tale that unfolds
was so much fun.
First I have to tell you that I loved Kendall and Zeke. Kendall is a rocking investigative reporter who is really
good at connecting the pieces even if it ends up putting her in the middle of
things. Zeke is smexy walking and a Nephilim to boot. He spends his time
protecting the city of San Francisco from malevolent forces. By day he is a paramedic and your average
drop dead, abs of steel guy. By night he is the masked hero known as the
Guardian Angel. He has this whole Batman-Superman
vibe right down to his crib and while these are all elements that felt
familiar Gail's made it her own. The characters were lovable and had depth. Zeke is not perfect and he has some emotional
baggage which just made him all the more desirable The banter, sexual chemistry and escapades of
these two really worked and I was quickly caught up in their story.
was a delightful, fun escape. While a
lot of the elements were not new, Gail added her own special ingredients to the
mix and gave me characters and a storyline that held me captive and made me
smile. Kendall’s view on coffee and her
witty one-liners made me laugh aloud. Zeke was the perfect superhero. I mean
who doesn’t like a smexy dark-haired man who saves the day and makes your toes curl? The tale behind the murder-suicides was fascinating
and I loved the supernatural elements. I
liked Gail’s approach to Angel mythology and look forward to seeing where she
takes this series.
I totally recommend Nobody’s
Angel to fans of paranormal romances wrapped in mystery. From a sneak-peak in the back of the book I was able
to deduce that each book will feature some type of Angel and their romantic
interest. They will be neatly wrapped up in some type of suspenseful mystery,
crime etc. As ya all know this is hands-down my favorite kind of series and I cannot wait for Savage Angel, ooh and the angel is a Seraphim! Look for my review soon!
I want to thank the author for sending this ARC in exchange
for my unbiased review.
Four heavenly cups of coffee out of five
Before we begin, I’d like to thank Kimberly for
allowing me to drop in and chat about my new paranormal romance series, The
Earth Angels, published by Carina
I have mad love for anything paranormal. What else do you expect from someone who read
“The Shining” at the age of nine? It
doesn’t even matter what the subject is—shapeshifters, lab experiments gone
wrong, vampires, witches and wizards, immortals, ghosts, angels or demons—I’m
not picky when it comes to this genre.
If it’s an outside-the-box kind of idea, I’m all over it like a
Kardashian at a Prada shoe sale.
Over the years, though, I’ve noticed I have an affinity
for paranormal characters I can relate to.
Don’t get me wrong, the only supernatural thing I’ve ever experienced
was capturing an EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) when I went on a ghost hunt
at The Menger Hotel in downtown San Antonio.
But I have trouble relating to a supernatural character that’s, you know,
perfect. That’s probably because I’m about as far from
perfect as the sun is from the moon, so I’m a happy camper if paranormal
characters are just as fallible and flawed as I am. To me, it makes them more real.
Take the hero in NOBODY’S
ANGEL, for instance.
Zeke Reece is all sorts of yummy, a paramedic by day and a masked
protector by night. He’s the 21st-century
version of the Nephilim, an ancient human-angel hybrid race. The original Nephilim were supposedly wiped
out by the Great Flood, but since Goliath (that super-sized guy with a fatal
allergy to slings) was a descendant of the Nephilim, it’s obvious that some
escaped extinction. That’s what happened
with Zeke’s ancestor, as well as all the other modern-day Nephilim, and they’re
hyper-aware that their continued existence might not be wanted by the
heavens. This has affected Zeke in a big
way. He’s brooding, a loner, and doesn’t
know how to share his life when he’s convinced he’s going to be wiped out if he
steps even a toe out of line. When the
heroine, Kendall Glynn, is targeted by a phantasm known as a geist, he does his
best to protect her and eliminate the threat.
That’s great, but he fumbles the ball time and again when it comes to
trusting Kendall with all that he is.
It’s a good thing Kendall is willing to teach him a thing or two when it
comes to opening up his solitary world and trusting others to accept him the
way he is. And most importantly, he
learns that even if heaven itself doesn’t love him, he’s still worthy of being
The second book in The Earth Angels series, SAVAGE
ANGEL, was released this week (yay!). In my mind, the super-powered heroine of the
story appeared right out of the gate as a true descendant of the Seraphim (the
Seraphim, or The Burning Ones, were created to be the Secret Service of heaven,
as they guard the throne of God). There’s
nothing that personal bodyguard Sara Savitch can’t do when it comes to being
the perfect soldier. She’s ready to lay
down her life to defend those who cannot defend themselves, and with her super
speed, heightened senses and ability to manipulate fire, there isn’t anything
that scares her… except having a conversation with Gideon Mandeville. Come to find out, Sara is socially
awkward. She can field-strip an AK-47 in
thirty seconds, but small talk is simply beyond her. Beneath the no-nonsense, battle-hard exterior
of a soldier beats the tender heart of a woman who has no idea how to handle
the electric chemistry between Gideon and herself. When she’s hired to be the bodyguard of
Gideon’s father, they uncover a demonic plot while also revealing Sara’s painfully
vulnerable side. While it might be hard
to understand what it’s like to sprout wings of fire, that vulnerability of
Sara’s as she falls hopelessly in love with Gideon is something everyone can
WOUNDED ANGEL is the third book in The Earth Angels
series, due to be released by Carina Press in May. When I first sat down and outlined this
four-part series, I wanted four very distinctive takes on the supernatural
character—the superhero, the soldier, the wounded warrior, and the lover. Nate da Luca is my wounded warrior who starts
out with no power, yet finds himself at the heart of a demonic plot that showed
hints of pulling itself together from the beginning of The Earth Angels series. Because Nate starts out so damaged and with
no powers to speak of, he was the easiest for me to relate to, and one of the
first character-outlines I put together.
I’ll also admit to a special fondness for Kyle Beaudecker of DANGEROUS
ANGEL, the fourth and final book, because his glitchy ADHD brain is very
similar to my own. ^_^
All of these paranormal characters in The Earth
Angels are both miraculous and flawed in their own very human way. For the most part, they really are human, complete with morning breath
and split ends, aggravating work commutes and gripes about cable bills. They live in our world, struggle to make a
place for themselves, and find love when they least expect it. In short, they’re exactly like the rest of
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