Now is born the Angel – or not

Angel Unborn Book Cover Angel Unborn
Deadly Sins #1
Andris Bear
#AndrisBear ,#angel , #DeadlySins ,#Demon&Devils , #JezebelPress ,#paranormalromance , #psychic ,#ScienceFiction , #timetravel ,#urbanfantasy

Preferably not.

The author attempts a snarky female heroine, but fails to pull it off convincingly.

The storyline is derivative of others – see angel blood – saviour of the universe and so on…

 

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Angel Unborn
Deadly Sins #1
Andris Bear
Paranormal Romance  - Urban Fantasy - Science Fiction Fantasy- Psychic - Angel - Demon & Devils - Time Travel
Jezebel Press
(8 Oct. 2012)

Had your fill of Vampires and werewolves? Prefer your immortal warriors with a bit more legend?

Hell has literally come to Earth for one mortal and what’s worse, she is expected to leave behind all hope for a family of her own to stand in defense of humanity against the darkest forces of Hell. But when Satan offers her the normal life she covets, Joey must decide if the price of mankind’s salvation is worth her own damnation.
Strong-willed Joey Benton is the half-mortal child of an angel with heavenly powers. She has no knowledge of her heritage or the power running through her veins until she meets a handsome stranger who forces her to question her life and the world around her. And she quickly becomes a key player in a battle that will define a victory for Heaven or Hell.
Ursus, a sexy Archangel, doesn’t want the responsibility of another charge, especially when Joey is so defiant. Protecting her from Hell might very well be the biggest challenge of his immortal life. But when his feelings for Joey get in the way of his duty, it’s a challenge he refuses to lose.

Interview with the Author

Q – So, what makes the Deadly Sins series special?

A – When I set out to write Angel Unborn, I wanted to write the kind of books I like to read. My favorites are usually paranormal romance novels with not only strong heroes but strong heroines who can stand on their own. I enjoy a great fantasy or science fiction novel as well. Basically, anything with a kick-butt attitude and a touch of something different that grabs my attention.

The Deadly Sins books are a great mix of these genres. You’ll find the series focuses on angels and demons but also features psychics, ghosts, the mythical gods, and other supernatural favorites. Either I have commitment issues, or I like to keep things interesting! I’d like to think it’s the latter.

Overall, the Deadly Sins series is designed to keep you turning the pages – and I’ve made sure there’s never a dull moment.

Q – What order should I read the books in?

A – I’ve written the series so you can read the books in any order (except for All Wicked’s Eve—it should be read after Demon Undamned). If you do want to read them in order, I’d suggest the following sequence:

– Angel Unborn
– Angel Redeemed (accompanying novelette to Angel Unborn)
– Angel Unleashed
– Hexed (novella that ties into Angel Unleashed)
– Demon Undamned
– All Wicked’s Eve

Q – So, why should readers give these books a try?

A – Because the Deadly Sins series is a fast, fun, humorous ride that takes no prisoners! Ultimately, readers who enjoy strong heroes, snarky heroines, and lightning-fast pacing with a plot that twists and turns all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series.

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When time went backwards – or did it?

The Summer of Impossible Things Book Cover The Summer of Impossible Things
Rowan Coleman
time travel, science fiction, fantasy
Ebury Press
January 10, 2017
400

This summer, get ready to believe in Impossible Things with the brand new book from international bestseller, Rowan Coleman. This is THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE for a new generation of readers. Available to pre-order now! If you could change the past, would you? Thirty years ago, something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's only prepared to reveal after her death. Now Luna and her sister have a chance to go back to their mother's birthplace and settle her affairs. But in Brooklyn they find more questions than answers, until something impossible - magical - happens to Luna, and she meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. At first Luna's thinks she's going crazy, but if she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in doing anything - everything - to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

A slow burn story where you are taken into the esoteric world of physics gently so that you understand the concept of the multiverse and what happens when you kill your grandmother!

A multiverse is, apparently, a hypothetical collection of identical or diverse universes, including our own.

And of course there is Schrodinger’s cat to help us understand it – when you open he box he is there and dead, there and not dead, or not there at all and you don’t know which until you open the box.

…. the question commonly asked about your grandfather also apparently has many different answers –maybe as many the multiverses themselves!

  1. You may have prevented yourself from being born and thus when you return to your own timeline you are an anomaly with no previous existence.
  2. You can’t return as you no longer exist anywhere.
  3. You haven’t made any difference as you killed your grandfather in a different universe
  4. and so on…

In this book a different concept is proposed, that you can go not only to a different universe but also  to one that it is running at a different time, and thus the connection between the two keeps throwing you into a different universe with different  histories. In each universe you enter with your old memories but you gradually lose them and remember a new history.

So as you go back and forward between these universes you affect the one in which you end up until you are in one where the history you want is the correct one for that universe.

I just wish I knew more about theoretical physics before reading this book but I am fairly sure that time travel is less likely than universe hopping so I am doubtful that she really affected the timeline, merely that she ended up in the universe where she liked the timeline and family history.

I have to give this a 5 for stretching my brain uncomfortably!

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Pursuing Time

Through Time - Pursuit Book Cover Through Time - Pursuit
Through Time
Claudy Conn
romance, gothic, time travel
Amazon Media

Milesian immortal Chancemont LeBlanc is determined to avenge his sister’s death at the hands of the Dark Prince Pestale, who remains free after the war between the Seelie Fae and the Dark Fae. Nothing will stop Chance from fulfilling his mission of vengeance, not even the time barrier.
The Queen of the Seelie Fae has other ideas, however, and she sends Princess Royce to make sure Pestale is captured, not killed. Royce would rather spend time with the human family she has grown to love, but she has broken the rules one time too many, and Queen Aaibhe wants her to grow up and act like the Seelie Royal she is.
Royce doesn’t want to be part of Chance’s team. He most definitely doesn’t want her on his team. And from the moment they meet—fireworks.
Chance has Pestale on the run, but after seeing the beautiful princess with the flaming red hair, Pestale has decided Royce must be his.
A hunter becomes the hunted … purposes collide … in Through Time—Pursuit

I thought this was a very derivative story. And having complicated mock Gaelic names didn’t improve the ease of reading.

What was unclear was – as someone who knows these countries well – Scotland and Ireland are different countries! They are not parts of the same one. They speak different languages – or versions of Gaelic – and have very different myths and folk lore. It is very mistaken to link them as though they were one.

I really fail to see how so many other stories have come from this one.

 

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