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Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Review: Angel Bait (Angel Assassins #0.5) by Tricia Skinner

Angel Bait (Angel Assassins #0.5)
by Tricia Skinner
He's not that kind of angel. 

Jarrid is a “Bound One”: half angel, half human, trained from childhood to enforce Heaven’s laws on earth. An assassin with no remorse. And no choice. When he discovers an ancient ritual called Ascension, which might give him a shot at freedom, he can’t resist his lifelong dream. He only needs to find one last Renegade angel and take him down…using a certain woman to flush the angel out of hiding.

She's not what he's expecting. 

News reporter Ionie Gifford has no clue an outlaw angel wants her dead, much less why, but she does know one thing: the enigmatic Jarrid, with his penetrating silver eyes and his worship-worthy body, is her ticket to the city's supernatural underworld, where she might finally be able to locate her mother's killer. For that kind of information, she's willing to risk everything...

They can't be together -- but can't keep apart... 

Blindsided by Ionie's beauty and tenacity, Jarrid finds the millennia-old glacier around his heart melting. But when he's faced with a choice, will he sacrifice Ionie for freedom from his brutal servitude—or agree to be bound for eternity, to protect the life of the woman he's falling in love with?

From novelist Tricia Skinner comes a story that will have fans of action-packed love stories applauding. Seamlessly combining elements of paranormal romance and gritty urban fantasy, the Angel Assassins series is a heart-pounding spin on angel mythology.

Half breed anyone? The Bound ones, Half Breeds, Abominations, it does not matter what they are called they are Heaven’s assassins. Their job is to carry out Heaven’s laws on earth and to protect the innocent. They feel no guilt or remorse, it was what they were trained to do. Jarrid one of the bound ones, however wanted out. He wanted freedom. He was not born into this, but was forced to serve heaven where he was not actually allowed because he was not a pure angel. 

A renegade (aka angel gone bad) might be his only hope at freedom. Heaven for sure would give him ascension which is only granted if he attained something very valuable, something Heaven wanted. All he had to do was find the renegade. The only clue came from his last assignment, a vamp he had to kill. The vamp told him about the renegade and a woman they were trying to find for him. It seemed to link to a reporter. Easy right? Find said reporter and bait her to flush out the renegade, WRONG.

Ionie Gifford was called into the chief’s office to find Jarrid, a sexy as hell half angel, wow! He wanted to work with her on some story she wrote. This was her ticket to get an angel story. No one knows anything about the angels so she agreed.

Ionie trying to get her story and Jarrid trying to find his renegade both ended up falling for each other in the process. The problem was one, it was forbidden to interact with a human. Two, Jarrid lost focus therefore putting his family and Ionie in danger and three, weren't they using each other?  
The story was well written, it started off a little slow but then picked up. I would like to have had more depth in the characters, they were a little flat but I liked them well enough. All in all it was an interesting plot.

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About the Author:

I’m Tricia Skinner and I write Romantic Urban Fantasy. I’m a former journalist who discovered my inspiration to write fiction as an escape from “real life.” My reading tastes are all over the place, but I’m mainly drawn to fantasy (and its subgenres), paranormal, sci-fi, and history.

When I’m not writing, I’m a newbie “green” practitioner, strength training fan, and a technology geek. I’m a mother and a wife. My family includes two Great Danes. I’m also a gamer. I enjoy interacting with my fellow geeks and helping other writers. I’m represented by Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary. *Photo by Kauwuane Burton.

1 comment:

  1. I got Angel Kin, but haven't read it yet. The series looks really good. Great review.