Immortal (Fallen Angels #6) by J.R.Ward-Review and Giveway

Immortal (Fallen Angels #6) by JR. Ward-Review and Giveaway

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Fallen Angels #6
by J.R.Ward
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance

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About the book:

This is a world where sin and salvation collide. This is a world where a cynical fallen angel struggles with the seven deadly sins and seven chosen souls. With the spellbinding Immortal, the riveting series that “changed the face of paranormal romance” ( comes to an epic close as mankind’s reluctant savior struggles with his greatest challenge yet…


Immortal begins where the previous book left off.  Jim, the savior, has given up one of his wins to Devina, which gave her the lead by one.  Which means there are two souls left in play and Jim has to win the next two, or the evil Devina will literally rain hell down on earth.  Jim and Adrian, along with Sissy’s help, embark on their final journey together to try and right the wrongs wrought by Devina.  There is so much going on in this book that it makes it hard to even give a synopsis without giving away too much.  They are dealing with Nigel’s death which makes it even more difficult, as he was the “head” angel in heaven and the leader of Jim’s team.  They are still dealing with Eddie’s death, as well as trying to figure out who the next souls in play will be.  But, once they start figuring out whose souls have been placed in play by the Creator, things get to rolling. Fast.  And, yep, I didn’t see it coming.  Let’s just say they didn’t have to look far……..

J.R. Ward wrote a very good conclusion to her Fallen Angels series.  (I can’t believe it’s over!!)  There is angst, lots of despair and ultimate redemption that will keep you twisting in your seat.  Jim is the ultimate hero, not only fighting evil in the world, but fighting the demons within himself.  And, I don’t even know where to start with Devina.  She is one of the best anti-heroes I’ve ever read.  She is the ultimate evil, who has temper tantrums like a moody teenager which makes her so much fun to read.  Jim’s sidekicks, Adrian and Eddie, are AWESOME.  Sissy, who ends up being the heroine of the series, grew into her own throughout the book, and even though I didn’t think she was quite right for Jim, the fact that they end up together and in a wonderful place, brought a tear to my eye…..or 100…….or more……

The only thing that has curbed my sadness at this series being over is the fact that Ward has said that Devina, Adrian and Eddie will crossover at some point into the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  And, I could not be happier about that.  They will be a fabulous addition to an already freaking awesome series.  Well done, J.R. Ward, very very well done.

Reviewed by Vickie M


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Possession (Fallen Angels #5) by J.R.Ward-Promotion and Giveaway

Possession (Fallen Angels #5) by J.R.Ward-Promotion and Giveaway

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With the upcoming October 1, 2013 release of J.R.Ward’s POSSESSION (Fallen Angels #5) the Berkley Publishing Group / New American Library are offering a paper copy of JR’s 1st book in this series, COVET (Fallen Angels #1) to five (5) lucky commenters at The Reading Cafe.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward explores what really happens when good and evil toy with humanity in her new novel of the Fallen Angels, as the salvation of a doomed soul depends once again on a crossroads…

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. This is the first battle between a savior who doesn’t believe and a demon with nothing to lose!

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Fallen Angels #5
by J.R.Ward
Release Date: October 1, 2013 / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO / The Book Depository

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When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she’s unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn’t know which to choose–or what kind of dire consequences could follow.

Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil–literally. As yet another soul is unwittingly caught in the battle between him and the demon Devina, his fixation on an innocent trapped in Hell threatens to sidetrack him from his sacred duty…

Can good still prevail if true love makes a savior weak? And will a woman’s future be the key, or the curse, for all of humanity? Only time, and hearts, will tell.


Fallen Angels #1
by J.R.Ward
Release Date: October 29, 2009 / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO / The Book Depository

Covet Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option.

Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. And then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.


Fallen Angels #2
by J.R.Ward
Release Date: October 5, 2010 / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO / The Book Depository



Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.


Fallen Angels #3
by J.R. Ward
Release Date: September 6, 2011 / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO / The Book Depository

EnvyAs the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father- while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousingly personal. And Veck and Sophia have another link: Jim Heron, a mysterious stranger with too many answers… to questions that are deadly. When Veck and Sophia are drawn into the ultimate battle between good and evil, their fallen angel savior is the only thing that stands between them and eternal damnation.


Fallen Angels #4
by J.R.Ward
Release Date: September 25, 2012 / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO / The Book Depository

RaptureMels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they’re over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too …As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover’s memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you’re trapped in a no-holds-barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels’s heart at risk, what in heaven – or in hell – will it take to save them both?

After reporter Mels Carmichael hits a disheveled man with her car
outside the local cemetery, she pays a visit to the stranger in the hospital. The only thing he remembers of his past is seeing a name written on a headstone: that of Jim Heron—a fallen angel charged with rescuing souls from the seven deadly sins. Now, as Mels struggles to help this mysterious stranger rediscover himself, Heron himself returns to prepare for a battle between good and evil.


About The Author

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Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to college, she had boxes and boxes of Harlequins and Silhouettes. Every year, her mother would ask why all those books had to live in the house and Jess would reply that if even one of them disappeared she would know. (She’d catalogued them.)

JR WardJess finished her first romance manuscript the summer before her freshman year of college. She attended Smith College and graduated with a double major in history and art history. She then received a law degree from Albany Law School. Shortly after that, she began working in the healthcare industry in Boston. She spent many years as one of the premier medical center’s Chief of Staff. While working as a lawyer in Boston, she completed two novels more and started a number of partials. In 2001, Bird married John Neville Blakemore III. Both her mother and her new husband kept telling her to send something in to an agent, a publisher, the Tooth Fairy, anyone. She thought they were nuts, but eventually got her nerve up and bought a lot of stamps. Since getting published, she has written contemporary romances as Jessica Bird and paranormal romances as J. R. Ward. She has been a Rita Award finalist, received two Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nominations and has been a HOLT medallion finalist.

New England born and bred, Jess is surprised to find herself living south of the Mason Dixon line. (But that’s what happens when you marry a Southern gentleman.) She and her husband live with their golden retriever, who oversees her writing in a supervisory role.


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Dark Flight (Shadow Slayers #3) by Cassi Carver-a review

DARK FLIGHT (Shadow Slayers #3) by Cassi Carver-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 21, 2013

“In a world of shadows, a pure heart can be the most dangerous weapon of all. “

Kara has been training for months to help take down Brakken-the merciless black-wing who is making life hell for the Demiare. But when Julian discovers a scout has been tracking Kara, he wants her out of the fight-even if it means breaking her heart in the process.

Gavin isn’t much better. He’s already lost so much to Brakken and has no intention of allowing the woman he loves to be the next sacrifice. He and Julian have their hands full trying to fight Brakken’s army and keep Kara safe, especially after her recent visit to the mythical white-wings. Since her return, she’s been acting decidedly…strange.


REVIEW: DARK FLIGHT is the third full length storyline in Cassi Carver’s SHADOW SLAYERS series. The series follows Kara Reed (the daughter of the late Fallen Demiare king) and the two Fallen Demiare Angels in her life who would do anything to protect the woman that they love. If you haven’t read the series or haven’t yet read book #2- Shadow Rising, this review may be a bit spoilerish although the book blurb does let the reader know.

Some background: Kara is a young woman who once believed she and her BFF Abbey were witches until the day she met Julian and Gavin-two of the most beautiful and fascinating Demiare Fallen Angels- also known as the Silver Wings- reveal to Kara that she is descended from Fallen royalty. What ensues in the first couple of storylines is the relationship between the trio as they endeavor to protect, release from bondage and, circumvent the evil that is trying to prevent Kara from coming into her powers as the rightful queen/princess of the Fallen. But when Kara’s bond mate Julian is killed trying to protect the woman he loves, everything changes. Julian returns as a shadow of his former self and a Dark Wing-a fallen angel who lives in the Shadowland-somewhere between earth and hell; but the man Kara once loved is not the man who had risen from the dead.

DARK FLIGHT continues the storyline as Kara is sent on a journey-a journey that will reveal much more about Kara’s family heritage than anyone had ever known. Julian will discover that more than one evil is hot on the trail of the woman he once loved and unleashes a plan to protect Kara that will break her heart and send her into the arms of the only man Julian calls brother and friend. As Gavin and Kara set out against a common enemy, Gavin will come face to face with his past when the Demiare are thrown into a war against the man Gavin once called father.

The journey is difficult for Kara as she must traverse a different path. When the time comes to go it alone, Kara will meet a power so strong and yet beautiful, it will forever change her life –physically, emotionally and philosophically- and the new Kara will be something the Demiare never knew could exist.

Most of the previous storyline characters play an integral part in Dark Flight and many, it will be discovered, are much more than friends. Jaxon will reunite with the mother he hasn’t seen for over one hundred years; Gavin will discover there are more members to his family tree; a new life will be brought into the world; and Kara will be surprised to discover that perhaps the truth about her Demiare heritage is a lot more complicated and familiar than anyone had known.

DARK FLIGHT is a fascinating and amazingly detailed urban fantasy storyline that furthers the history and background of the Demaire Fallen Angels and their lives. Kara is a heroine who loves with her heart and her soul; fights for what she believes; and is willing to push the limits of her emotions and power to save the people (and Fallen Angels) that she loves. Cassi has woven a story of love and loss; pain and sorrow; revenge and triumph. I have enjoyed the Shadow Slayers series from book one and I am in total agreement with Cassi’s decision about with whom Kara will share her life and her love.


1.   Slayer’s Kiss
2.   Shadow Rising
2.5 The Silverwing’s Sorceress
3.   Dark Flight

Copy supplied by the author.

Reviewed by Sandy