Monday, December 20, 2010

New gal on the corner and a book review!

Hi everyone!  *waves huge*  My name is Theresa and I'm thrilled to say that Mary has asked me to join her in her blog adventures!  We're going to take it day by day so that Mary can make sure I'm a good addition, and with a little luck, you'll be seeing more posts from me in the future.  

So who am I?  Well, nobody really.  I'm just a 30-something mom, wife, sister, and daughter who loves everything creative and reading!  Vampires are (and always will be) my first true love, but I enjoy anything with fangs, fur, or feathers.  The man of my dreams and I live in Michigan's northern lower peninsula with our 5 (yep, I said 5) boys, ages 11-17.  Still wonder why I like to escape with a good book?  I didn't think so. lol  

I've been taking online college courses off and on for a couple of years, but up until recently, had no clue what I wanted to do with my life.  Finding book blogging has given me a new passion and direction that I never would have seen coming.  My plan is to start classes again in 2011 and work toward a career in a publishing house.  Like Mary, I believe that Indie writers deserve to be read, and some of my new favorite books were written by Indies.  Someday, I want to be that person who can give them the chance that they deserve, if they so choose.

A few other fun facts about me:

1.  I love the smell of fresh cut grass, the feel of sunshine on my face, and the smile of a child.  (Corny, but true)

2.  I have my own Etsy shop where I sell all sorts of handmade goodies and my photography, and I also have my own book blog, Fade Into Fantasy.

3.  My creative interests seem to change every time the wind blows, so my "craft" area looks like a tornado hit it. :P

4.  Dave Matthews Band, Train, and Nickelback are a few of my favorite bands.

So... that's me in a nutshell!  Hopefully my quirky sense of humor will keep you reading, cuz we're getting to the best part... the review! 


Book Review: "Her Dark Angel" by Felicity Heaton 
Title: Her Dark Angel
Author: Felicity Heaton
Publisher: Indie
Series: Her Angel
Published: August 21th, 2010
# pages: 126

Author website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/
Buy from Amazon
 

Blurb:
Serenity is shocked when a gorgeous black-winged angel shows up in her city of Paris claiming that she called him when she was only casting a simple vengeance spell. He's no other than the angel of death! When Apollyon offers to obey her and help her have revenge on her cheating ex, she can't resist the temptation, but can she resist him? Can an angel ever fall for a mortal woman like her?

Review: 

With spell-binding sex scenes, emotions as thick as blankets, and writing that flows effortlessly, Felicity Heaton has created a story that will take you from Hell to Heaven and leave you wanting more. This short read was one of the best I've read this year. The author's prose was wonderfully captivating and easy to follow, allowing me to read this book in about 2 hours. Even though I prefer longer books, this is a great start to her series and I'll be devouring Her Fallen Angel next.

I also love the fact that Felicity has brought a witch and an angel together, even though the angel isn't all halos and sunshine. He feels real feelings, strong feelings, and the same feelings that humans feel, making it easy to fall head over heels for the dark haired, blue eyed servant. (Which is one of my favorite combos, btw *wink*) The emotions felt between Apollyh and Serenity are absolutely electrifying, and even though there are some phenomenal sex scenes, the plot isn't left lacking.

This is the first of Felicity Heaton's books that I have read, but I assure you that it will not be the last. Look for reviews on the rest of this series, and probably any other of her books that I can get my grubby little hands on!

My Rating: 4/5!

Theresa 

6 comments:

  1. Hi Theresa and welcome to the crazy world of book blogging!! I'm usually funny about reading short stories, but your review was great, so I just might give this book a shot!! What an awesome cover!!

    Kristin
    Nocturnal Bites

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  2. Great Job Theresa. Thanks for doing a test post and review.

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  3. Ohh Theresa how i do love you girlie!! Congrats hun! Great Review!!

    Kristen H
    My Bookish Fairy Tale

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  4. Great post, you seem really cool.
    And omg 5 boys? I live with one 12 year old boy and it's a tornado everyday D:

    I'm adding her dark angel to my to-read pile (:

    hope to read you soon ;)

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  5. It's nice to know a little more about you! Thank you for this post :)

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