This was one of the most amazing debut novels I have read since joining my fellow book lovers in reviewing the works of some of the best indie authors around From the very beginning I truly loved how the story opened up with a simple act of going to the bank that leads into the incredible lives of some of the most amazing characters, human and non human, alike The story was easy to follow as the author carefully walked me through the hearts and minds of each individual without over describing every little thing, and yet filled my mind with perfect visuals of everything going on The emotions that poured from these pages are unquestionably realistic and I couldn t help to find some sort of bond or understanding to each person I met, including the bad ones This novel did not miss a beat in every heart pounding sensual moment, especially those shared between true loves, and was not short on words to describe every kiss, touch, or taste that was experienced within The underlining stories of various issues of good and bad kept me on the edge of my seat with wonder as to how everything would come full circle and I was not disappointed As an adult paranormal romance, I have to say that Sanctum Angels is an absolute must read novel with a triumphant start to a brand new series that will blow you away.
For full review and an excerpt go to Line Priana Grey s hands and feet were freezing Her arms felt like wood and a thin trail of blood was snaking its way down her palm from the fine wire binding her wrists She wiggled her fingertips but couldn t risk moving The man with his fist in her hair would only yank her backward again and the gun at the end of his other hand looked as long as a bowling alley Sanctum Angels certainly gets off to a fast paced start We meet Pria when she s been taken hostage by a psychotic bank robber who has a personal grudge against one of the Detectives on the local Police Force Him taking Pria and 3 others hostage is the way he draws the Detective out into the open with the intent of shooting him Pria can t let that happen She can t let harm come to an innocent human so despite her hands being tied with wire and a gun to her head Pria kills the armed robber How you ask Well Pria isn t exactly humanshe is the daughter of a fallen angel and a pureblood vampire, giving her certain gifts Gifts she uses to save Detective Joe Cafaris From the moment they lay eyes on each other both Pria and Joe feel an attraction Heck, Joe even thinks Pria looks pretty in her hospital gown and I m telling youyou have to work damn hard to make one of those ugly things look good From there their relationship progresses in a believable mannerthey have their hurdles but this couple seem set to overcome anything thrown their way I loved Joe as a character, he s really sweet fumbling his words because he can t quite believe that Pria is talking to him Joe is one of those steady, reliable guys who is loyal and honest to a fault A man who also puts his life on the line in Pria s defence She d be blind to not notice what s right in front of her Pria is also a very well written characterat no point did I hate her and I found her independence by living among the humans added to her character She has the power of life and death in her hands but will only use it when she absolutely has to Don t get me wrong she can be toughand you don t want to be in her way if she s angry with youBut I don t think I could ever hate anyone who owns a bakery As we journey through the world of Sanctum Angels we also meet a pair of lovers who seem doomed from the very start Kierc and Iridea are one of the other couples in this novella and their relationship has a very Romeo and Juliet feel to it Kierc is Pria s stepbrother and son of the founders of Sanctum whereas Iridea is the daughter of the leader of Demesne and his Mate Sanctum and Demesne are two opposing supernatural havens and it is often referenced as to the undoubtedly negative reactions from their respective parents this relationship would receivesee what I mean You know how that story endedwell you ll just have to read Sanctum Angels if you want to know I enjoyed Sanctum Angels from start to finish, Edenmary Black has created a new world full of angels, vampires and daemons that thrilled me from start to finish Sanctum Angels is crammed full of goodies including a blossoming romance, a political war and naturally a all out battle between the forces of good and evilall in only 178 pages I would recommend Sanctum Angels to all lovers of Paranormal Romance who are looking to get stuck into a new authors work Author Edenmary BlackPublished By eBookit.
comAge Recommend AdultReviewed By Arlena DeanRaven Rating 5Blog Review For GMTAReview Sanctum Angels by Edenmary Black was a wonderful paranormal romance read I really enjoyed the way the author was able to relate to the reader what she was truly feeling at that certain time I found this novel very easy to read and understand because you were truly walked through every scene with the reader being able to know just what was going on at all times From the first scene going to the bank until the very last scene by describing everything that was going onAnd believe me when I say a lots went on in the story You were right in with the story whether it was a sexual sense between the lovers in this story or just the general issues that went on in this story that just kept me on the edge of my seat I was not disappointed in any way This was definitely a adult romance Truly Priana Grey and Joe Cafasis were my hero s The characters were truly good in this interesting plot and less not forget Keircan and Iridea for all they brought to this story I really did enjoy reading Sanctum Angels and would definitely recommend as a good read and if you are a paranormal romance lover you will not be disappointed with this read Read Author Edenmary BlackPublished By eBookit.
comAge Recommend AdultReviewed By Arlena DeanRaven Rating 5Blog Review For GMTAReview Sanctum Angels by Edenmary Black was a wonderful paranormal romance read I really enjoyed the way the author was able to relate to the reader what she was truly feeling at that certain time I found this novel very easy to read and understand because you were truly walked through every scene with the reader being able to know just what was going on at all times From the first scene going to the bank until the very last scene by describing everything that was going onAnd believe me when I say a lots went on in the story You were right in with the story whether it was a sexual sense between the lovers in this story or just the general issues that went on in this story that just kept me on the edge of my seat I was not disappointed in any way This was definitely a adult romance Truly Priana Grey and Joe Cafasis were my hero s The characters were truly good in this interesting plot and less not forget Keircan and Iridea for all they brought to this story I really did enjoy reading Sanctum Angels and would definitely recommend as a good read and if you are a paranormal romance lover you will not be disappointed with this read Read
Taken hostage from the First Bank of Saint Rushton, owner of the Maidenheart bakery Priana Grey, hopes she won t die in front of a stranger wearing her underwear She is the child of a pureblood vampire and a fallen angel Although she possesses the skill to save herself, she doesn t wish to do so at the cost of human lives At the gunman s request, Detective Joe Cafaris is called to the scene At this point I do not wish to include spoilers so I ll just say Joe is left curious to know about the tiny brunette that shows so much courage, and the arrival of her strange family, leaves him with questions than answers and an overwhelming desire to see of the beautiful Pria As the hot detective and the half angel find themselves drawn to one another, and tremendous scenes of love unfold, a world of the supernatural finds itself on the brink of war Can Joe and Pria create a lasting love when they are so different Buy the book and find out You won t regret it.
Story Overview Pria is a half angel half vampire that has decided to run a bakery in the human world instead of living her life among her own kind in the Sanctum One day when she goes to the bank she is taken hostage by a robber During the events she meets Detective Joe Cafaris and falls in love with him soon after In the meantime her stepbrother, Keirc has fallen in love with the daughter of a rival tribe s leader, the ruthless Sebastien Galaurus As the bank incident becomes better known Sebastien seeks out Pria to use her for his own devices Cover Page 19 20The book has a strikingly complex and yet simple cover art which entices the reader in to delve into the book and read the story There is little to describe what is going on in the storyline, yet the attractive cover fills your mind with the possibilities and the title gives you some clue of what you are in store for.
Characters and their development 18 20My first reaction to the characters was feeling a little overwhelmed There were so many of them that at the beginning of the book I struggled to keep up But as you get further into the book I found that the characters came into their own lights Which is the brilliance of the author s writing every character, even the secondary ones is unique and cannot be described as characteristic Every character has their own agenda and reasons for their actions that it seems like a bunch of real people.
I have to admit that Vampires and Werewolves are becoming too typical in literature at the moment, yet this author has put a completely unique slant on them that makes them feel fresh and a joy to read about.
What I thought was a problem was Joe and Pria s quick fixation on each other I sometimes questioned very early on how easy their romance blossomed Their conversations can sometimes seem a little unrealistic, but they do move on the story swiftly Plus characters didn t seem to develop throughout the story but rather their character, motivations and reasoning remained constant.
Storyline 17 20Parts of the story line seem very reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, but to my relief turns out to be a happier ending I found the storyline to move along perfectly and the depth of the characters and their back stories and concurrent stories were brilliant composed so that while they started separately they all converged into one excellent ending.
Everything that the author writes was well thought out so that it could contribute to the ending, but I did feel that some scenes were redundant as it had no part in the climax of the story But generally I thought that the storyline was well conceived and executed and I applaud the author for their creativity in the story.
Style 15 20The style was the sticking point for me in the novel I give the author credit that it was rather easy to read and because of that the flow of the story could continue There were a couple of sticking points but nothing that detracts from the enjoyment of the story My main issue is with the changing perspective in the middle of a section Sometimes I felt that I was seeing two or three people s thoughts in a couple of paragraphs with little to tell me that the viewpoint had changed Also a lot of the later book is heavy on the dialogue, something which not the case in the beginning of the book.
Spelling and Grammar 20 20It is not often that I can say that I didn t spot a mistake in the writing And this is one of those occasions So full marks here.
Conclusion 89 100This is an enjoyable story and if you are a paranormal romance fan I would certainly recommend this However I warn that this is not a book for young readers, it is certainly an adult orientated book The characters are unique to each other and other works of literature and the supernatural elements are fresh The storyline is good which develops from a bunch of unconnected stories into a single story which does not disappoint The love scenes are well described without giving too much details that the scenes seem too much like adult pictures.
Is praising the cover art of a novel appropriate in a review Well, I am because the art of Robin Ludwig Designs is simply stunning, awesome, and truly gorgeous That said, let me add, I am so totally glad this is first in a series, and that Book 2 will soon be coming our way The pacing is very rapid, and the setting reminded me of fantasy rather than just paranormal Since there are different species here vampire, daemon, angel I think it is not amiss to consider this a fantasy as well I easily found myself turning the pages without really being aware of doing so, as I was so caught up in the story line I really enjoyed this juxtaposition of paranormal species, and thought the author marvelously explained the various talents, dissimilarities, and other characteristics of each, building up the background in a subtle way without needing to bludgeon the reader with information What the reader needs to know about each just flows naturally as part of the plotting and characterization Intriguingly, there is no question about suspending disbelief the reader just automatically accepts that here are vampires, over there are daemons, and elsewhere are angels and that sometimes the groups mix, sometimes not, and then additionally there are humans Not everyone can carry off this suspension of disbelief but author Edenmary Black does it most excellently At no time did I need to stop and anchor myself to real life, because I was so engrossed in her story I m definitely anticipating Book 2 in this series because I m sure it will be just as captivating as the first novel.
I was really impressed by this story The pacing foundered in a couple spots but quickly righted itself And the characters were so well done that it is easy to overlook that one flaw The main characters, even the secondary characters, are very well rounded and well real Even the villain, Sebastien Galaurus, has his reasons for being as he is even though the reasons really don t justify his actions Another thing that really pleased about this book is the fact that there were two completely different love stories happening and Ms Black did a great job of giving each one its due All too often I will see one story slighted over the other This was definitely not the case in SANCTUM ANGELS I do recommend this book to any readers that enjoy paranormal romance I do want to give warning that there are scenes of violence and explicit sexual encounters so it is intended for adults only.
I rate this book a 4.
2 This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review No monies did or will exchange hands.
Intriguing and touching, the story revolves around two pairs of lovers whose relationship is taboo to their clan and species While Priana and Joe are the main characters of the story, I find Kiercnan and Iridea s story to be intriguing and touching Reminisce of Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet, angel born Kierc, and vampire demon half breed Iridea, are from different sides of hostile clans Their love is so soul consuming that they always find ways to be together This first novel of Shadow Havens series is filled with love, gentleness, passion, and an undying hope that inspires the readers to fight and claim their own happy endings This book is a fair introduction to the succeeding novels of this series.
Flames 3I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for the purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility Hits all the right marks I loved finally catching up with my discovered writing of Edenmary Black, who has been on my reading radar for months and months Okay, I m a slow reader and also tend to read about twenty books at one time So, if I ever finish reading a book, it s a happy state of being Sanctum Angels is a fresh beginning in a series and I highly recommend it to anyone who digs the paranormal or romance.