Monday, October 17, 2011

Nephilim by: Mary Ann Loesch Review

Title: Nephilim
Author:  Mary Ann Loesch
Pages: 191
Publisher: Lyrical Press Inc.
Format: e-book Pump Up Your Promotions Virtual Book Tour

Description:

When sin stains your soul, he tattoos your skin . . .
When sin stains your soul, he also tattoos your skin . . .

Tattoo artist Nathan Ink is more than he seems. An angel living in secret on earth, he forces his clients to face their flaws by tattooing images of their sins on their bodies, but this glimpse into the soul often results in his clients' deaths. Although Nathan avoids the other angels, when they ask him to keep an eye on Faye, a nephilim being stalked by another of her kind, he reluctantly agrees.

The angels have kept Faye in the dark about her stalker, but to keep her close to Nathan, they've tasked her with investigating the high mortality rate of Nathan's clients. Despite her distaste for his methods, she finds herself fighting a growing attraction to Nathan, and discovering he's not a rogue after all forces her to question her own mission. When Faye learns her stalker is another nephilim who intends to use her to breed a new race of hellish beings, teaming up with Nathan may be the only way to prevent a genocide.


My Review: 


This book was sent to me via Pump Up Your Promotions Book Tour, thank you to Dorothy Thompson for such an interesting book.


The main characters in this book are Faye, a half angel half human.  She has had her fill of Angels and is less than pleased when Azal contacts her looking for her to look into Nathan Ink who runs a tattoo shop and the tattoos are anything but normal.  For Faye this is her hardest thing to deal with as Azal allowed her parents and boyfriend to be killed while he was suppose to be guarding them.


Nathan Ink, runs a local tattoo parlor where patrons get tattoos of the seven deadly sins if people choose to clean up their act from whatever sin is plaguing them then the tattoo has done it's job and is just a reminder to stay on the clean and narrow if they ignore it fate intervenes.  Azal tells Nathan to protect Faye from something that is after her.


Azal is an angel and guardian to Faye.  Knowing he failed her when her family died, he's been trying to help her ever since even when she despises him.  He knows more than he says to Nathan or Faye.  Something dark is haunting Faye and he needs Nathan to protect her from what it is.


This book definitely has tons of paranormal and mystery in it.  People are dying and Faye is determined to find out what it is and how it is connected to Nathan Ink.  She is also suffering with recurring dreams of a dark haired boy who she can't recall who he is or who is planting the boy in her dreams.


Nathan is also suffering affects of this thing that is stalking Faye, when it is near the headaches are extremely intense, and Angels are disappearing as well.  Now it's up to Faye and Nathan to figure this out before it's too late.


What a great story and characters.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the angels and Faye.  Was glad to see the angels band together to defeat Sammael and for him to get a karmic ending.  I was very pleased that Lucifer was shown in a more positive light as opposed to how he is normally viewed.   Was sad by the ending but what good book doesn't have sad parts one I could read again and again!  




3 shout outs:

Mary Ann Loesch said...

Thanks for a great review!

Admin said...

Thank you for your wonderful review, Paula!

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds a really fascinating book!