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Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins.

Vin diPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that - until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart - and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.

©2009 J. R. Ward; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Sam ANTLERS, OK, United States 07-18-12
    Sam ANTLERS, OK, United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Ward did it again!"
    If you could sum up Covet in three words, what would they be?

    Hard, Sexy, Dark


    Any additional comments?

    Though this series is set in the same city as the BDB there are only a passing mention of vampires in this series. I am betting that J.R. will have paths crossing in the future but it hasn???t happened much yet.
    This book has the same hard and dark style as her other works but it is original enough to spark interest. The characters are stimulating and freaking sexy. Ward built a great plot and filled it with characters that you get invested in. She sprinkles in just the right amount of sex to make the books naughty but not so much that you start fast forwarding. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the dark side of fantasy romance

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    Tamika Cambridge, VT, United States 07-07-12
    Tamika Cambridge, VT, United States 07-07-12
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    "Good story but passionless narration"

    It was great to read about other areas of Caldwell. One of the characters from Rhev's old club made a star appearance and it was quite well received. My main issue with the book was the narrator. I thought I was spoiled by not hearing Jim Frangione (I was) but it was more than that with this book. The narrator did make vocal changes to indicate when characters were speaking but he never added any depth to the characters. The true test was the reading of the sensual scenes. The narrator was not involved in any of the words being read. No depth, no passion, no emotion, NOTHING to bring the listener in to engage with the other senses to bring the story alive. I missed whole chapters because I kept dozing off during the narration. Eric Dove sounded like a very good computer generated voice and this is not a good quality when reading suspenseful works.

    I strongly suggest that readers avoid this narrator for this series and read the print version. Your own imagination will provide the vividness needed to engage with the characters.

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    Rowena Portch, Author of the Spirian Saga Silverdale, WA, United States 06-28-12
    Rowena Portch, Author of the Spirian Saga Silverdale, WA, United States 06-28-12 Member Since 2014

    Award-winning blind author who enjoys listening to books as much as she does writing them.

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    "Interesting concept"
    Would you listen to Covet again? Why?

    J.R Ward did not disappoint me. I was expecting something rather similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I was pleasantly surprised to discover something entirely different but with the same witty charm that can only be J.R Ward. I love her descriptions, dialog, and characters who suck me into their world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marie. I loved her charm and her inner guilt about what she had done with her life. She had an inner strength about her and held her head high, even though she wasn't pleased with who she had become.

    I also loved Vin, and the way he treated Marie. He was strong, had street smarts, and knew about drinking good beer.

    Jim was also a great character. I loved how he never wanted a dog, but he showed compassion for one that desperately needed it.


    Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is the first. It took me a while to get into his style, but then I really enjoyed his voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It left me feeling happy and satisfied.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story. Definitely worth the read. Even my husband enjoyed it. What was really nice was the fact that not every scene was about sex. There was actually a story involved.

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    Aymie 06-28-12
    Aymie 06-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this series"

    Yes this is different from the brotherhood, but I love where it's going! The main character is great,

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    sonia 06-22-12
    sonia 06-22-12
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    "boring!!!!"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    a big disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    i love the black dagger brothers ,but this was so boring

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    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 06-12-12
    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2012

    Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.

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    "AWESOME READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely I would recommend this book and already have. It's one of the best books I've read in a while!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jim Heron! He's wonderful!


    What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

    He was GREAT! He did a wonderful job!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    **SPOILER**
    The end when Vin is completely vunerable when they are removing the possession spell. And also when Jim dies and he takes Vin and Marie Therese's hands and puts them together. *tear*


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    Brandy D CAMINO, CA, US 03-15-12
    Brandy D CAMINO, CA, US 03-15-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Great all around!"

    Wonderfully well developed story-line draws you in and keeps you hanging on to every word. Great characters involve you intimately from the very beginning to the very last. An exemplary work.

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    Phyllis Gardena, CA, United States 02-07-12
    Phyllis Gardena, CA, United States 02-07-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fallen Angels Book 1"
    Would you listen to Covet again? Why?

    I would listen to Covet again. I've always had a genuine interest in books about good vs. evil, or angels vs. demons. It's always very entertaining how


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Without a doubt, my favorite character is Vin diPietro. I like him best because he's so mysterious. He knows what he wants and he has the


    What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice. Each character's voice was slightly different. The tone Eric G. Dove used for each character helped me to visualize what they might look like. I liked it!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't have an extreme reaction. I did find some parts humorous, but I didn't cry. The anticipation was overwhelming sometimes. I liked the anticipation. It makes good reading/listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm considering Crave and Envy. I hope they both are just as entertaining.

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    Daniel S. Palter Pelican Rapids MN 01-31-12
    Daniel S. Palter Pelican Rapids MN 01-31-12 Member Since 2008

    Scott Palter

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    "A Delicious addition to the setting"

    A change in pace from Ms. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and one that can take a little getting used to. However, once I did, I found myself enjoying it.

    Having been introduced to fallen angels with Lassiter in the BDB series, it was easy to accept that there might be other fallen angels on Earth with their own problems and missions. Jim Heron's transition into a fallen angel after a lifetime in special ops removing problems of a different nature, is an interesting read.

    There is a cross over with the world of the BDB in the first story, not only with the setting of Caldwell, but with the appearance of Trez, the Iron Mask, Phury (though you're not given the name) and Marie-Terese.

    When Jim is told he has to save Vincent di Pietro, he isn't sure he's up to the task. After all, what does he know about saving souls? Demons? Angels? This is all new territory for him and well, how does he do this without sounding like he's lost the plot and about ready to sign up for a padded cell with a hug me jacket?

    An interesting and well written addition the Caldwell/BDB setting, and I look forward to reading/listening to the next novel. As for the narrator, he worked very well for this, and I liked his attempts to make the characters very distinct with the change in voices.

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    JUSTME MODESTO, CA, United States 12-12-11
    JUSTME MODESTO, CA, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Not what I expected from synopsis"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was hooked by the sample. I loved the voice of the narrator (new narrator for me) and the story line sounded interesting. I was half way through the book and downloaded the next two books (Crave and Envy). BIG MISTAKE. The sex scenes are beyond explicit they are pornographic. Crave and Envy are worst yet, now we have graphic sex between apparently homosexual or bisexual Angels. There is nothing presented while considering whether or not to purchase the book the sugguests the content. These books should come with a warning label!!


    What aspect of Eric G. Dove???s performance would you have changed?

    nothing, loved his voice and his presentation was great


    Any additional comments?

    I skipped the other categories, I've said all I want to say about this book and the others in this series.

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