Sunday, November 17, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - HER WICKED ANGEL by FELICITY HEATON - HER ANGEL # 6 - PARANORMAL ROMANCE



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Felicity: Thank you, Michelle and Marissa, for having me here today at Novels on the Run as part of my Her Wicked Angel Virtual Book Tour!

Michelle: Happy to have you here.



By: Felicity Heaton
Published By: Felicity Heaton
Released : 21st September 2013
Details: Digital for honest review, 427 Pages on my digital reader.

RATING: 4.25 ASMODEUS STARS!

Blurb : Goodreads

The King of Demons and the Devil’s right hand man, Asmodeus is a dark angel born of evil and created for destruction. When his master orders him to venture into the mortal world and retrieve a female for him, he seizes the chance to leave Hell for the first time, uncaring of what the Devil has planned for her… until he sets eyes on the most beautiful woman he has ever seen—a female who awakens new feelings within his black heart, unleashing passion so intense that it controls him and desire he cannot resist.

He will not let his wretched master have her. She will belong to him.

Liora is a witch with a bad reputation and an obsession with fighting demons. A mission gone wrong sees her sent to Paris to cool off, but when a dark and deadly warrior with a gaze of golden fire lands in her life, she ends up burning hotter than Hell for the wicked angel. Nothing will stand between her and the immense, forbidding male. Not her cousin. Not Asmodeus’s sworn enemy and twin, Apollyon. And certainly not the Devil.

Caught up in a tempest of danger and soul-searing passion, can they survive against the odds and seize their forever after?



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Today, I’m going to share an excerpt from Her Wicked Angel, the sixth book in my Her Angel paranormal romance series, with you all. This scene takes place early in the book when Liora, our witchy heroine, has just met the dark, dangerous and deadly angel warrior, Asmodeus, and has convinced him to stick around for a while because she’s convinced there’s a sliver of good in him and she can’t deny her attraction to him. Asmodeus is waging a constant war between fulfilling his mission by taking Liora to his master, the Devil, and defying him, while at the same time trying to find his balance in the strange mortal world and around the mystifying female who has enchanted him…


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This is my third book in this series, I had to jump from # 3 to this one due to blog tour commitment. I enjoyed Her Dark Angel # 1 and Her Fallen Angel # 2. Both novella sized, short reads. This one was a much fuller and satisfying read for me in the series. Four times longer than the first two and I could see the difference in the time spent on characters and story line. Nothing was rushed and it had depth.

I really dug Asmodeus. I felt a rainbow of emotions for him. I felt like he really did get the short end of the stick and he didn’t fully realize this until he met Liora. She is Serenity’s cousin and also a witch. Where Serenity is more good and pure, Liora has a bit of a naughtier streak to her personality. She was very well suited to Asmodeus, I thought.

Did he have no love and light in his life?

I did feel for Asmodeus when he showed that vulnerable side to himself. He can’t help how he was created and the life he was only ever shown. He was created to be cruel and heartless and to kill and torture. No form of love from his dad, so to speak. He was made to be evil.

"In Hell, there is only strength and that strength is measured by the blood we have spilled, the bones we have crushed , and the pain we have dealt and endured. It is not measured by the good we do. It is measured by what you mortals believe is bad. In Hell bad is good and I am second only the Devil."

Apollyon is a bit tough on his , let’s call him brother. His twin. Asmodeus was created from the evil from Apollyon by the Devil. I did like watching these two interact. It was almost a learning process for Apollyon, finding out maybe, just maybe , his brother had some good in him. He only saw Asmodeus as he chose to see him. He has no love or interest in his brother.

His twin had never looked at him with anything other than disgust before.

This is again, a wham bam I am in love with you read, but I did dig it. I could really see how naive this dark angel is to the mortal world and never been kissed or shown any form of endearment. Not to mention he had never had any hanky panky. You can imagine, this book does sizzle in that department. He had a V- card to cash in.

Yowzer!

Liora’s hands slipped to his shoulders and she lost herself in the kiss. It was gentle and soft, and everything she hadn’t expected. It overwhelmed her and she couldn’t help melting into it, letting him take the lead because she liked how this powerful, sexy male kissed her with tende reverence, as if he was afraid of hurting her.

As if he was worshipping her.


I really liked Asmodeus’s voice. You could tell the difference between him and Apollyon. The women really are the glue for these two angels. Serenity sets Apollyon straight and Liora will stand up for her angel. She sees the good in him . She gives him a chance.

She loves him.

I loved seeing Asmodeus put his hunting skills for food to good use for Liora. Ha! What a way to go , Asmod. He has such unique social skills. And the coffee lady, lol!

I really visually saw Asmodeus’s home , his black castle and that nice touch Felicity did with showing us what he had collected. His ability to draw. His love of his two ...errr dogs, Romulus and Remus.

I did rather enjoy being in Hell. I know, sounds funny saying that, but when you are with Asmodeus, it didn’t feel so bad. It was hot for another reason.

* wink *

I really like Erin, daughter of the Devil and Veiron a Hell’s Angel. A great match for each other.

A rather humorous scene with Asmodeus trying to show his woman that he can fish. An interesting form of bait he used.

“Should make a good meal and can I just say that your slice of smexy is as crazy as mine.”

... Apollyon muttered to Serenity. “He does not get this insane behaviour from my blood.”


Someone in Asmodeus’s past comes back to cause havoc . I felt kind of sad for Nevar and what he has been put through, but at the same time...

An ending that I found unpredictable... well, I knew he would get the girl, but ... mind you it is Asmodeus.

I repeat, Yowzer!

I shall go back and read Her Warrior Angel # 3 and Her Guardian Angel # 4 and Her Demonic Angel # 5 so I have all the pieces filled in. Amelia and Marcus have book # 4 so I want to read about them. They were in the background in the latter part of this book.

This is a series where the lads fall hard and fast in love, but I like it. They are a one woman male and when they see that female... that is it. Then they just have to figure out how all this angel stuff figures into the relationship and the drama that comes with it.

A great installment in the Her Angel series. Love comes with a pair of white wings or a pair of black wings. But always a sizzling good time. The lads do fire on all cylinders when it comes to making lurrvveee.


Michelle


Her Wicked Angel - Excerpt



Asmodeus rested his elbows on the black railing behind him, tilted his head right back and stared at the colourful cloud-strewn sky, trying to figure out why he had received a hard slap as payment for protecting her from the male.

He wanted to understand this world and the protocols, and somehow find a way to learn the right reactions to situations.

He didn’t want to scare her away.

His senses shifted entirely to her, locked and focused, feeling her close beside him, her power wrapping around him like warm arms. She had felt soft and light when he had carried her, warm against his flesh. She had stared at him until he had been intensely aware of her gaze on his face.

On his lips.

He had wanted to kiss her.

He still wanted to even though she was full of light and purity, and she was so warm and friendly, filled with beautiful concern about everyone. Even strangers.

Even him.

He had never witnessed such good in anyone before.

It left him feeling there really was no good in him and made him wish more than ever that there were.

He had told her that he was evil and she had seen the darkness in him, the violence he was quick to embrace and the cruelty, but she had remained with him, asking him to take her somewhere else, somewhere quieter.

He had expected her to leave and she had wanted him to stay.

He didn’t understand her at all.

Asmodeus raised his left hand above him, stretched his fingers out with his palm facing the sky, and stared at it.

He had told her that he had no friends and she had held this hand, squeezing it against the railing and showing him compassion. Why?

There was no room for friendship in his life. It was a weakness. Good was a weakness. Affection was a sin. Compassion and care were flaws.

So why did he want to feel these things?

He didn’t. He clenched his teeth and his fingernails transformed into sharp black claws and his fangs lengthened. He had no weakness. No soft emotions to leave him open to attack. No vulnerabilities.

He felt Liora’s gaze on him and ignored her, struggling with his feelings and trying to subdue them again. He was wasting time here. He should take her down to the Devil and be done with it. All he was doing was worsening the punishment his master would deal when he returned with her, and he would return with her. The Devil would see to that.

He was weak.

Vulnerable.

Unable to fight his master’s orders.

The Devil had absolute power over him and eventually he would tire of waiting and command him to return, and Asmodeus would not be strong enough to fight that order.

“How long have you had Romulus and Remus?” Liora’s tone was soft and soothing, calming the growing tempest within him until it subsided and he forgot his fear and lowered his gaze to her.

New fear grew in its place.

He had never talked about himself to anyone before. No one had ever wanted to know about him, but she was genuinely interested and for some reason he was finding it hard to deny her. It was strange to talk to her about his life. Strange and dangerous.

It left him feeling uncertain and more on edge than the males who loitered in the square and were potentially a threat to her.

If she knew the things he had done and the person he was, she wouldn’t want to know about him anymore.

“Several centuries.” He kept his response short and before she could ask another question, he changed tactics on her. “Have you been a witch all your life?”

This was new to him too. He had never wanted to know about anyone before, but he wanted to know all about her.

She nodded, her chestnut waves bouncing against her shoulders. “Ever since I was born. I’ve lived with a coven the whole time.”

The area began to empty, the single males dwindling in number and the couples moving away into darker corners. Asmodeus tried not to look at them as they embraced or kissed.

Liora ran her fingers along the metal railing and her arm brushed his, sending a thousand volts jolting up it and through his body. His gaze whipped around to her and found her looking out at the city, not at him. He could have sworn she had been watching him a second ago.

“Are you as powerful as Serenity… or less powerful?” He couldn’t resist turning her earlier question against her, or staring at her. The streetlights illuminated her face, softening her features further. Her beauty entranced him.

She smiled, rosy lips curling slowly into it, and a light entered her eyes, a twinkle that he knew he had put there. He had never made anyone smile like that before and he found he liked it and wanted to make it happen again. He just wasn’t sure how. He had zero experience of being amusing or entertaining, unless you were the Devil. He could entertain his master no end by torturing demons for his viewing pleasure.

Asmodeus didn’t think that would entertain or amuse Liora.

“More powerful,” she echoed his earlier words and he found himself smiling at her.

Liora turned to face him, her left arm remaining leaning against the black railing, and held her right hand out in front of her.

She snapped her fingers and a glowing black rose made of light appeared in her hand.

She held it out to him and when he went to take it, she evaded his hand and brushed the soft warm petals over his bare chest. His heart thudded hard and the smile that had been working its way onto his lips dropped away. The air around him sizzled and the awareness of Liora he felt at times came back full force, flowing through him like electricity, coursing through his blood and making him hot all over.

Liora looked up at him, the action of tilting her head back causing her lips to part invitingly.

Asmodeus swallowed and fought the dark instinct to claim those lips and devour them.

Unless she wanted him to kiss her.

Was that possible? He had studied the couples in the area, and how they courted with smiles and laughter, and light touches that seem designed to arouse and excite the interest of their partner.

He wanted to kiss her.

No good would come of it though. It would only increase his desire to keep her from the Devil and fight his master’s orders, and it would only cut him when he failed and delivered her to that wretched male.

The black rose disappeared and her hand settled against his bare chest. It was shaking. She was nervous too, afraid of whatever this was that zinged between them whenever they were close.

Asmodeus raised his hand to cover hers and froze when a shiver bolted down his spine, hot and fierce, and the ground trembled.

“Conceal yourself,” he barked and she stared blankly at him. He cursed and cast a veil over her, and pushed her behind him at the same time, shielding her with his body and his black wings in case his spell failed.

A bright orange spot formed on the pale stone slabs before him and then forked outwards into a glowing fault line. The ground trembled again and the fiery line cracked open, becoming a fissure. Steam and smoke rose from it and the mortals in the area screamed and ran.

Liora shook beneath his hand that clutched her wrist but he could feel her power rising, growing in the face of her fear.

A Hell’s angel burst from the earth and beat his crimson wings.


I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from Her Wicked Angel, the sixth book in my Her Angel series, and that you’ll join us on the Her Wicked Angel Virtual Book Tour!



Here’s a little about me:

I’m a paranormal romance author and I’ve been writing since 2005, and went indie in 2006. I love to write big worlds, populated by vampires, shifters, demons, fae and angels, and I have several series. This tour is about the Her Angel series, where passionate angels fight to protect the women they love in a deadly war between Heaven and Hell.

Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, five of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.


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4 comments:

  1. I loved that excerpt dorm Her Wicked Angel, Poor Asmodeus he has no Friends but it was so sweet that Liora felt for him, by taking his hand & squeezing giving her reassurance. Btw love the Hellhounds Romulus and Remus in this book, They are grrrrrrreat

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  2. I loved hearing about the relationship between the brothers. Really sad to think of someone living that way. I know...I know, its only a novel...but sniff sniff

    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero.com

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  3. Loved it!! I can wait to read this book!!

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  4. Nice review

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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