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Monday, 26 December 2011

Crushed Seraphim by Debra Anastasia

How does a foul-mouthed angel end up as the last hope for all of Heaven and Earth?

When Seraph Emma is maimed and tossed from Heaven by a rogue angel who's taken charge, she fears she'll never be allowed to return. Tasked with the impossible job of showing the self-loathing (and not even human!) Jason his worth, Emma is sure she's doomed to fail.

Meanwhile, having wormed his way into Heaven, the corrupt Everett has trapped God in Hell and has designs on unleashing evil everywhere. Fortunately, if there's one thing Emma can't do (in addition to minding her language), it's give up. Determined to save Jason and get back to Heaven-even if it means going to Hell-Emma's plan is simple yet impossible: trick the Devil to save God.

What she doesn't count on is the devotion and, well, humanity she finds in Jason; the spirit, hidden compassion, and raw sex appeal within the Devil; and the vulnerability of her own heart. With the help of two unlikely allies, she'll wage the battle for Heaven. But will Emma be sidetracked by a new sort of heaven along the way?
What's truly more dangerous?  
Falling from Heaven, or falling in love?

What a FUN book!!

I have determined that Debra Anastasia is going to tell me an incredibly entertaining story, whether she’s writing the love story of a homeless man, and his completely dysfunctional brothers, or in this case a story of good and evil colliding and finding an unexpected love.

Emma is a seraph who has been sent to earth as Jason’s Christmas Angel.  Emma’s job is to show Jason, who is a half-breed vampire his self-worth.  Heaven  has an aversion to the half-breed vampires, and apparently Emma does too.  Quickly Emma finds that Jason actually has some humanity about him, and is very kind, and quite sexy too.  Along with trying to accomplish this task of Jason, she is trying to figure out how to save God, who is trapped in Hell.  While God is trapped, and Emma is occupied, there is betrayal from another seraph brewing.  Emma goes on quite a journey in this story. Starting with getting herself thrown into Hell, where she meets Satan Jack, who exudes irresistible sex appeal.  Jack is licking a major wound that is hundreds of years old, which is responsible for landing him in Hell as Satan.  Jack is quite lonely in spite the string of women that end up in his bed.  That is until Emma lands in Hell, and Satan Jack’s heart finds something he thought was forever lost.  As Emma’s journey goes, she starts to warm toward Jack, as she comes to know that there is still a good soul inside of him. 
When Emma makes the ultimate sacrifice, all those she has touched, rally to try and save her.

I don’t like to give up too much of the story, because the reader unfolding the details is the most enjoyable part of reading.  As I said, Emma goes on quite a journey, from seraph, to human, to sap sucking vampire, to a seraph again, and back to human.  The ride in between was so much fun, and there were moments that I felt my heart ache.  I got really caught up in the story when Jason was telling Emma about his past, and I just hung on for the rest of the ride.  The characterization is exactly what I expect from Debra Anastasia; sweet, funny, witty, courageous, sexy, loyal, and foul mouthed.  I can not wait for the next book!! 

Debra Anastasia,  I adore your storytelling, and I can’t wait for you to tell me another one!!


Elena said...

Great Review Babe!

Debra Anastasia said...

Hey lady! Hi Sam and Elena too. I'm so honored you read my stuff. You totally made my day.

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