BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Guarding Angel by S L Saboviec
Publication date: May 19th 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.
When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.
Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?
Guarding Angel received an honorable mention in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards: “… A fascinating story of a particularly loving guardian angel. Overall, the writing is emotionally grounded, character-focused, and technically superior…”
This is an intriguing story, if a little slow and ponderous in pacing at times.
Enael is on a journey of growth. Kaspen seems to be on the opposite path. And although their connection to each other was tangible, it was frustrating that a true relationship seemed just out of reach.
But. Given the events which unfold as the story goes on, how many of their choices are really their own, or just as a result of the scheming machinations of the hierarchy?
Manipulation, power,suspense and faith, all come together in a reasonable series opener.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but became an expat for her Canadian husband, whom she met in the Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game Star Wars: Galaxies (before the NGE, of course). She holds a B.S. in Physics, which qualifies her to B.S. about physics and occasionally do some math for the sci-fi stories she concocts. Her dark, thought-provoking science fiction & fantasy contains flawed, relatable characters and themes that challenge the status quo.
Her short fiction has appeared in AE and Grievous Angel. Her debut novel, Guarding Angel, received an honorable mention in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. The sequel, Reaping Angel, is out now.