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Angel blood runs through her veins. Spunky guitar goddess Spike just wants to be a rockstar. But destiny calls, and it won't be denied.

Spike spends her days training for a war she never wanted to be part of and her nights as the guitarist of up-and-coming rock band, Crimson Sin. Like all nephilim, she's caught in the middle of a war between the light and the dark. She's got a werewolf best friend, a penchant for partying, and a problem with commitment. Spike does her best to avoid choosing a side, until she meets smoking-hot bass player Rowen Cruz and devilish frontman Arrow Lynch.

Rowen is a nephilim who doesn't know his true identity or the danger it puts him in. The dark seeks to claim them all, and for some reason, they especially have their sights set on Rowen. Arrow is a dark nephilim, and it's his job to recruit Rowen. His shady agenda challenges Spike to discover where she stands in this fight, and it will change her forever.

©2015 Trina Lee (P)2018 Trina Lee

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  • KD
  • Somewhere
  • 12-24-18

pleasantly surprised to discover a new series

there is just something wonderful about discovering a new fantasy series. So many possible stories to be told in that universe, the worse part is now we have to wait for the next one :)

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I'm in love!

I adored this book! The characters were charming and fun! I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series. I loved the relationships that were built and I can't wait to see what Arrow does with the new arrangement.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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This was a little slow going

The concept was interesting. Niphillum must make a chose between dark or light, The story took a little too long to get to the juicy parts. Overall a good story.

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Interesting work

The premise was interesting, and the book delivered on it. Fascinating how the author wove together the underground rock scene and the supernatural. The characters, story, and worldbuilding were also believable and relatable despite the fantastical content, always a tricky thing to pull off.

Regarding my three-star review of the narrator: while I liked her, she didn't really make an effort to differentiate characters, sometimes requiring me to back up and re-listen to a conversation multiple times to figure out who was saying what. But she has a good voice that suits Spike well.

A word of caution to the more sensitive listeners: lots of foul and sometimes graphic language including the f-word many many times. I figure it was probably appropriate for the setting (underground rock scene, drug dealers, crime, and all that), but still worth being aware of in advance. I've got a very high tolerance for such things, but I'll admit even I was a little thrown off by the sheer amount of it. Despite that, I'd still recommend this book.

Disclosure: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 11-27-18

a great book

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

So, I thought this was a great use of an antihero and an interesting world put together by the author/narrator. I thought the characters were fairly well developed and I really enjoyed the vivid world the author created. I'm a huge fan of snark, and thought this had a solid dose. All in all, this is a series I would like to continue.

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Different

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This is a different take on angels and demons. The rock star element adds to the difference. It also delves into what happened to the children of the angel/human mating. The narration adds to the story and brings out some of the emotions written into the story. I skipped past some parts of the story but overall it was good.

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  • Trisha
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 11-21-18

Battle of the bands....

The music lover in me loved the setting of this book revolving around a battle of the bands.... The romance lover in me loved the forbidden romance going on in the book. Overall I was thoroughly satisfied with this book. I laughed, I cried, I was on edge. This was a great start to a series and I can't wait to listen to more books in the series. The story was amazing, as was the narration. I won't hesitate to pick up another book by this author and listen to this narrator.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge

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Enjoyable Storyline

I love reading about Nephilim and this was a new and interesting take on them. The world building was great but I felt that character development and back story were lacking. We are told repetitively that Spike is hesitant to choose a side but never really why except she's a commitment phobe. Overall I did enjoy the story and the narrator was on point in bringing the story and characters to life with fantastic inflection and perfect pacing. I look forward to more from this author and narrator.

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This one was hard for me to finish

The main character drove me crazy I wish she would have bucked up and grew up sooner it was just painful for me

“This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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Good Story and Performance

This story takes on a unique storyline. In the battle of Heaven and Hell, the Nephilim are being wooed by both sides to bolster their ranks. It’s a cool concept, and focusing on some characters within the local band heavy rock scene makes this story that much more unique.
The main character, Spike (A.K.A. Ember), is a mid-twenties lead guitarist. She’s pretty tough, talented, but confused. Unlike most books with a female protagonist, her confusion is not centered on romance. Rather, she is having difficulty choosing which side she wants to join. Considering her relationships with each side’s representatives, her confusion is annoying. That is the only negative criticism I have.
Heather Costa does a solid job. There are some spots, mostly early on, when her intonations are a bit questionable, but her storytelling and character work are very good. I hope to hear more of her in the future.
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