BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Reaping Angel by S L Saboviec
Publication date: April 12th 2016
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
After the battle at the Bastille, the Council of Seraphim offers reluctant demons Enael and Kaspen a chance to return to Heaven—but only after they’ve completed sufficient penance. Ready to move past the ugly chapter in their lives, they settle into their assignments.
Until Enael’s former lover, Voctic, a powerful demon, interferes.
Voctic seduces and demeans, taunts and entices Enael, stirring centuries-old longing in her while infuriating Kaspen. Caught up in the demands of their duties, Kaspen and Enael drift apart until she finds herself isolated.
Fed up with Voctic’s harassment, Enael prepares to fight back. When he targets the new human she’s responsible for protecting, she creates her own plan. His self-proclaimed “gala of the century” will be the perfect cover for her revenge. But will a hasty decision cost her Kaspen—or even her spot in Heaven?
I was a little cautious picking up this book, having just finished the first. I had struggle a little with the pacing of book 1, which did affect my enjoyment of the story a bit. However, I soon discovered that pacing was not a problem for this volume.
Enael is not what I imagined an Angel to be. Her struggles seem so very human. Her strength of will so weak. Her self esteem so low. As a result, she remains surprisingly easy to manipulate – puzzlingly so at times, given the apparent key role she has to play.
This book is shorter than book 1, and whilst I felt that overall, the plot and storytelling benefited from that, the resolution felt a little rushed. However, this is a much better book, in my opinion, than the first in the series.
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.