Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Tour: Review and Giveaway: Neverlove and They All Fall Down by Angela Brown

Neverlove by Angela Brown
(Shadow Jumpers #1)
Publication date: October 8th 2012
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?

Abigail has had a pretty crappy life - so one day she decides to end it all, but fate has a different outcome for her.  Transported to V'Salicus Academy to become a Cleanser.  This transformation does more than give her a second chance at life, it gives her a chance to heal her past hurts and live a life she loves with people she cares about.  Basil is the opposite of Abigail, some bad luck leaves him in a deal with the devil and he becomes a Harvester of souls for hell.  When he meets Abigail, neither expecting who the other really is, they have an instant connection.

This story is about redemption and moving forward despite the odds stacked against you.  Abigail and Basil are both wonderful individuals and their personalities and goodness shine through on every page.  The world Angela Brown has developed for them is spectacular.  I loved how she described the inbetween world of Withers - it was very creepy.

They All Fall Down by Angela Brown
(Shadow Jumpers #2)
Publication date: October 1st, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Abby and Basil: New love reaches new heights as they finally give in to their lust and desire for each other.

Q: Consumed by the Devourer within and his base need to claim Abby as his own.

The crave: What it all boils down to. A crave for souls. A crave to keep love intact beyond betrayals. A crave for a second chance. A crave for power and The Fall of mankind.

“Love can conquer all” is put to the test and salvation may be impossible when they all fall down.

In book two of Shadow Jumpers we follow Abby and Basil as they fight against an old enemy with a new face and goal.  After the shocking ending of Neverlove, Q has an all new plan on becoming more powerful.  Abby and Basil are fighting for a life together, but that isn't a part of Q's plan for the world.  With all new crazy henchmen and a double agent or two to make things even more interesting, Abby and Basil are fighting for more than just their lives together this time.

Angela Brown expands her world and the lore dealing with Hell and the history of the Society, really rounding out the history and characters a lot.  The story line was much more involved and included many new characters while seamlessly working in some of the memorable side characters from book one.  It isn't too often I enjoy the second book more than the first, but this one far surpassed book one in my opinion.  I couldn't put it down.

Before I post the author bio, I just wanted to give some kudo's to Angela Brown.  I had the pleasure of hearing her speak at two sessions at the Indie Romance Convention about a month ago.  She was so much fun to listen to and I don't think I ever saw her without a smile on her face.  She was one of the more memorable authors for me.  Also, her voice - amazing - she should get a side job narrating audio books, I could listen to her all day long.

AUTHOR BIO: Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.
Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?
As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

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