We are participating in the BLOGGER BOOK FAIR this year!!! Yay!! If you haven’t heard about this event, you can click on the link above – or I could share a few factoids with you.
- There are about 200 participants who consist of authors and book bloggers.
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Today’s Author Feature is
Jody A. Kessler
Death Lies Between Us
Death Lies Between Us
Series: An Angel Falls #1
by Jody Kessler
Published by Crescent Moon Press on March 1, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
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**I was given a copy of this book from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**
Saving the life of someone you love should not be the worst thing you have ever done, unless you are an Angel of Death.
Disgruntled with his position in the afterlife and conflicted by his feelings toward his new client, Nathaniel Evans forgoes the rules and saves nineteen year old Juliana Crowson from being hopelessly stuck in Forge Creek. This alters Juliana's destiny and she finds herself in a series of near death accidents.
In the mountains of Colorado, Nathaniel comforts Juliana as she struggles to understand her paranormal abilities while coping with her brother's drug addiction. When an ill-tempered Native American Shaman teaches her the difference between ghosts and place memories, she decides she wants nothing to do with the supernatural world. Too bad she doesn't know that Nathaniel is part of it.
Will fate bring these two together, or has Nathaniel made the biggest mistake of his afterlife?
This story is written in split POV’s from both Nathaniel (“Nathan”) and Juliana (“Jules”). The writing style is easy-flowing and timed to keep you invested in the story through to the end.
Seriously – every time I would get comfortable with what was going on, something EPIC would happen and I was back on the edge of my seat.
So Nathan…Ah, Nathan. I loved him so much. Nathan starts out the story and we immediately learn that he is, in fact, dead. He died at a young age (22) but because he is so selfless and pure of heart, he is made to be an Angel of Death – or
a Grim Reaper, if you will.
No, no, no, I know what you are thinking –
Nope, not that kind of grim reaper. He is an angel, sent to earth to help the spirits of the newly deceased move on to whatever lies before them. Although he has been doing this for 20 years, he still feels the pull of loneliness and he feels so terrible for the people that it weighs heavily on him.
Enter Juliana, or “Jules”. She is a 20-yr old native American whose father died when she was 8 and whose mother now works endless hours, rarely giving any time to Jules or her brother, Jarod. Because their parents are not involved in their lives, Jules and Jarod really look out for each other. The sibling bond is strong, playful, and as many sibling relationships can be, sometimes strained.
Jules has a secret. ~She sees dead people~ Lol. Ok, not like that. She is “gifted” and can see memory signatures whenever she happens upon a place that was the scene of a tramatic event. At least, that’s all she sees to start with… Jules can also sense when something bad is going to happen. On this day, she senses that maybe something bad is going to happen to her.
Nathan is sent to his next “client”, but this one is different from the others. She can see him.
Ahhhhh! I’m getting goosebumps again just writing this. He is so good and tries to do the right thing by letting her life follow its natural course, but she is different and he feels such a pull to save her from the early demise that he knows is coming, he just doesn’t know when or how she will die.
Jules is my favorite type of character. She doesn’t need a guy ~ who does ~ and wasn’t looking for anything other than friendship from Nathan when she met him. The relationship between them builds naturally and almost painfully. He knows he can never be with her, and she is not looking for a relationship, but as happens in real life, sometimes you can’t choose who you fall in love with.
Although I believe this book is coined as a paranormal fantasy genre – which it does have – I would easily put it in with romance or mild thrillers (for the incredible memory signature scenes that she sees). Really loved this book! I would recommend it to anyone that likes the mythical aspects of the native American culture or something paranormal that doesn’t include vampires.
As a small warning for under-age readers, there are some drug-, alcohol- and violence-related scenes in this book.
**although even they are well done and depicted as a sad tragedy and a waste of life**
Don’t forget to vote for Death Lies Between Us in the BBF Readers Choice contest!
Jody and a small group of authors have joined together to offer up a giveaway!
Enter below for your chance to win a $20 giftcard and
several e-books from these great authors.
How great is that?! Alrighty on to your next destination in the BBF tour.
Don’t forget to check back throughout the week to see what else we have in store for you!