Protected in Darkness

Misplaced Halos, Book 1
Narrated by: Rich Miller
Series: Misplaced Halos, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.3 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Heaven refers to them as Misplaced Halos. Humans don’t even know they exist. This faction of celestial warriors was sent here under the cover of darkness to protect humanity from Lucifer’s demons. In return for their servitude, these warriors expect only one thing: the eternal love they were promised, what angels refer to as an amsouelot.

The first of his kind, Obsidian has spent the past 1,500 years fighting alongside his brothers, protecting humans from Lucifer’s demons, all while keeping to the shadows. Their mission is simple. Right up until it isn’t. The day Obsidian learns of a traitor in Heaven is the day everything changes. The entire reason for his existence is put on hold because there’s a new assignment: find the female whose soul belongs to his and protect her, no matter the cost.

Penelope Calazans spends her days sleeping and her nights serving free drinks to the gamblers looking to win big in Sin City. It’s not a glamorous life, perhaps a tad lonely, but she’s content. Or she thought she was. Then he appears. The mystery man who would turn out not to be a man at all but rather an angel. The angel who would turn Penelope's mundane life upside down, revealing what really lurks in the dark.

Not only do they have to battle the demons looking to possess their souls, but Obsidian and Penelope must overcome the obstacles that come with falling in love. In the end, an angel and a human must make the ultimate sacrifice, all in the name of a love everlasting.

©2019 Nicole Edwards Limited (P)2019 Nicole Edwards Limited

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New romance series with plenty of hotness

This is the first book of the series. Nicole does a good job of building the basis for the series. For her first run of a paranormal it is good, but there are a few things that I noticed. She seemed to incorporate her favorite parts from other paranormal books into hers. In the beginning I was unsure of how well I would like the book, BUT the further I read the better the book got and started to pull you in. I look forward to watch her gain momentum in this style of writing. Ready for her to bring on the next.

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Awesome start to a new series

I love Nicole Edwards books..can't wait for the next book in this series!! This one was a perfect start.

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fated mates

The first book lays the ground work for the beginning of the Misplaced Halos Series. They are Angels here on Earth, to protect the Human race from the demons and Lucifer. Also, they are on the hunt for their fated human lover. If the demons. get to the Angels human mate, they will no longer exist. Obsidian is the first of the brothers to find his fated mate, Penelope. Their connection is electric, sexy and everlasting. This is a great start to this series! Rich Miller narration shows the love and emotions in this story. I enjoyed listening to this story. . 🎧audiobookobsessionreviewer🎧

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Good Audio from a new to me author

Nicole Edwards is a new to me author. I've listened to a few books narrated by Rich Miller and he is a very talented narrator with a smooth and soothing voice. This one was monotonous to me, the story was good and narration done right but I think it would have benefited from being a dual narration. For me, it is hard to listen to an almost 13 hour book with the same narrator in 3rd person. Rich did a great job and the story was good, but it was just really long. I enjoyed the characters and the twists and turns. Overall, a good listen. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Loved it!

I am a fan of Nicole's other books so very excited for this new series! It is very different from her other work but just as awesome. I really enjoyed the start to this series and am looking forward to more! #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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Interesting

The author makes the flow of the book intriguing. The narrator is easy to listen to. I found this book interesting on the way you become a fated mate to an angel. #AudiobookObsession

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Great beginning

This is the first book I've read/listened to by Nicole Edwards as well as it being a genre that is not my norm. This is Obsidian and Penelope's story. I'm looking forward to more and the bigger picture expanding. Since I'm unfamiliar with the paranormal, I'm not certain about the normal traits of Angels, Demons, etc. But I was able to follow the story without trouble and enjoyed it as well. Rich Miller started out sounding like he was just reading. But once the story got going, the performance was better. I'm thinking it was how the narration was written. I really like his voice and think he's a great narrator. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Should've been two narrators!

This definitely should've been a dual narration! Would have been perfect if a female did Penelope's parts but instead it was a monotonous male voice for the entire almost 13 hours!!! Have no idea what people think when they are casting... This is the start of a new series and Ms. Edwards first ever paranormal romance which is one of my favorite genres when done right. I went into this hoping I would love it like I do all of her work but there was a lot going on and it got confusing more than once which caused me to have to go back an listen to parts to try and figure out what exactly was going on. The only other issue I had was this book was very tame for Nicole and lacked the signature heat I have loved from her in the past therefore I felt while the main characters had chemistry it wasn't with the usual combustion she sets the pages on fire with. Obsidian is an angel that protects humans from the demons of Lucifer. He along with his brothers learn that their soulmates are in danger after someone got ahold of a list that is supposed to be sacred. With only her name to go on he must find her somewhere in North America before Lucifer gets ahold of her. Penelope moved to Las Vegas to be close to her brother and works nights as a cocktail waitress. She lives a rather lonely existence with only her best friend in Los Angeles to talk to until a giant beautiful man walks into her life and turns it upside down. Everything she thought only existed in her favorite books lurks around every dark corner and she has no idea what's coming next.

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Young Adutl except for the language

Painful story, reminds me of high school or junior high boys in a locker room trying to sound cool. I love the venue, but this book is just weak. Narrator was as good as he could be with this story. 😮 ** Listened an hour + more, I think the story was written by a young adult, language poor, plot didn't develop, and what a waste.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 04-18-20

The story will open your heart

I have listened to a few of Nicole Edwards stories but it’s mostly more intense and more $exual . Once I saw the blurb I had to listen to it. In this one Nicole writes a great story full of fantasy but with romance in it. What happens when Angels shows themselves to the world . These Angels were sent on Earth to protect humans from the Dark Prince and his warriors. The Angels were promised to be rewarded once this mission is over and won . The hero is Obsidian . Heroine is Penelope. . They meet and things take off from there . How do the misplaced Angels fair . Rich Miller performance was good. His voice is deep , smooth and strong. . Thank you Audiobook Obsession for a great listen

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  • Toni walker
  • 04-17-20

Wow so hot

Loved this book it keeps you guessing right until the end there is so many characters in book one I thought I would get confused but I didn’t this book was written so well and loved the narrator great can’t wait for book 2

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  • Ginger
  • 04-10-20

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I had to look twice at who the author was when I requested this book. Nicole Edwards has branched into PN with sexy, angels protecting humanity from Satan’s demons while looking for there life mates. Beware, This story is full of steam. Rich Miller did an excellent job narrating. 🎧Review for Audiobook Obsession 🎧

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  • 04-09-20

So many characters

This is a very enjoyable storyline. I did get a bit lost in the beginning with all the different characters but it all fell into place as the book went on. Fantastic narration. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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  • Bette
  • 04-05-20

Captivating & Fascinating PNR! Great Listen🎧

This book is awesome! Nicole Edwards is one of my favorite authors, I fell in love with her work and the Walkers several years ago. She is a gifted author who writes amazing erotic romance books and it is great to see another side of her writing and creative mind as she ventures into the fantasy and paranormal romance genre. And she does not disappoint I love the imaginative world she created as well as the imaginative characters in that world. I love the whole concept of Heaven’s “Misplaced Halos” celestial warriors protecting the humans from Lucifer’s demons, this band of warriors are Angels and answer to the Archangel Michael. There are seven warriors and each one was promised eternal love, a one and only, soulmate, which they refer to as an amsouelot. But when a traitor revealed info about the Angel’s Amsouelots to Lucifer the mission for the Misplaced Halos changes, they must find their soulmate before Lucifer does. This book focuses on Obsidian, he is the oldest of the Warriors and the other six look up to him and consider him their leader. He finds his Amsouelot in Vegas, just as one of Lucifer’s soldiers does too. Penelope is human, moved to Vegas to track her brother Oliver, she got a job at a casino and that is where Obsidian first meets her. Obsidian must convince Penelope she is his soulmate, he also needs convince her he is angel and she is in danger. She, see this when things start to happen in Vegas and she agrees to go to the safety of his home in Colorado. In addition to this storyline there are plenty more going on, there is great world building and a lot to learn of their culture, the other supernatural beings, ie FAE, Vampires, different types of demons, the hierarchy of the Heaven’s above as well as what goes on in their house, different types of servants and so forth. There is a lot to learn and the characters names and what they are are all unique and uncommon names, all is presented well and explained so it is easy to follow. There is never a dull moment in this book, there is plenty of drama, action, some angst, twists and turns, some thrilling suspense and some hot romance. Nicole Edwards, thank you for this fascinating story, I am looking forward to what comes next for the Misplaced Halos. Rich Miller is a terrific narrator and voice artist. He did a great job portraying the characters, bringing them to life, giving them their voices and personality. He set the perfect tone fo the story, captured and projected the characters emotions as well as the drama of the story into his performance. He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for the great listen🎧 Thank you 🎧@AudiobookObsession #AudiobookObsession #AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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  • Mickey
  • 03-30-20

Angels

I really enjoyed this first book, as Nicole was able to give some background information without jumping timelines to confuse the reader. Parts of this book did remind me of another series I favor quite a bit, however I believe Nicole successfully made it her own. You’ll fall in love with these characters and want to continue on. The HEA will have you smiling. I also believe dual narrative would have put the book over the top, however Rich did an excellent job as well. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer