The nay of this stories? The covers. Not that they are not great but personally, I don’t like the digital drawing. It’s just not right for me. Thank being said, the yays for the stories? Everything else. I love adventures with angels, I love new twists on stories very, veeeerrry old like this one. And I love blurred lines, where you can’t be 100% certain the bad guy is, in fact, so bad. I mean, read those synopsis… how can you not jump in and get the books????
So here we are, the series is Fallen Angel by J.L. Myers, Paranormal Romance.
Ashes of Eden ~ Fallen Angel Book 1
The original sinner. The angel he covets. And one unbreakable law…
The second Lucifer saw Gabriel in the flesh, his whole existence changed. Her voice, her touch, the way she looks at him with complete acceptance; Gabriel is his addiction and Lucifer is done for.
But there’s a catch. Don’t fall in love.
Lucifer isn’t free to want more than the immortal life he leads. His body craves her and he hungers for a taste of her blushed lips, but love between angels is a punishable sin…
A sin Lucifer is ready to risk his legacy for…
Gabriel writhed against the tree, flames entering her robe from the ground up. She cried out, the burn attacking her toes and climbing her legs, melting and burrowing through her skin. This was the end—her end—here in this grassy field. Here under a darkening sky before the eager eyes of all the human men who had captured her. Here—alone.
With agony consuming her on the outside, Gabriel retreated into her mind, away from the smell of her cooking flesh and the sound of her bloodcurdling screams. No longer able to feel the wet tears that forged tracks down her face, she conjured the memory of her last encounter with Lucifer.
He had come to watch her. To observe her down on Earth.
But of course she had known the moment he landed nearby. As always, she had felt him.
At first her heart had taken off in her chest, soaring like a bird’s rapid wings on the breeze. But her heart did not make the rules.
“I want you to leave, Lucifer. Leave me be.”
And he had, despite the tears she could not hold at bay. Despite how clearly his heart was breaking as he staggered away and took flight up into the twilight sky. Clinging to the image of his shell-shocked face, she remembered the sheen to his wide silver-blue eyes, the bunching of his tan brow, the way his lips trembled over clenched teeth as if he were fighting the temptation to refuse her demand. Her hand cupping his jaw had been their last touch, a touch that could never compare to the slide of his rough hands over her bared body or the hungry pressure of his mouth against hers. But that would never happen again.
“As you wish.” Lucifer had surrendered to her refusal. He had granted her wish. And now…
She would die alone.
Gabriel’s screams shattered her memories as the blaze engulfing her robe-clothed body licked even higher. Legs bared and bloody, flames now lashed her stomach and arms. Renewed panic made it feel like her insides were smoldering too. This couldn’t be her end. It couldn’t be their end.
Yanking her arms up to evade the burn, the lowest rope snapped around her hips, ripping skin away in its wake. Gabriel hissed at the sting, swallowing her screams. Raw hands snatching and tugging at the higher ropes, they refused to budge, her strength failing her.
Darkness fell, teasing her senses with the promise of cold that could never combat the inferno of flames that climbed ever higher and renewed her tortured cries. Wings trapped to the tree behind her catching alight rapidly, even escape from her bindings would not spare her. Those men stood by, spears in hand and murder painted in their eager gazes.
Strands of her windblown hair sizzled up to her scalp with flaming embers, and Gabriel’s eyes pinned shut. The burn attacking her arms had a hold of her ribs, eating away inside her, breaking her. Her heart felt hot, too hot. Soon her screams would turn to fire—with her final shriek.
Unable to speak, parting words formed in her mind. A telepathic message, a goodbye…that would never reach its source. Never blame yourself, Lucifer. This was not your doing. It was mine. I was wrong. I need you. I have always needed you.
A sudden commotion sounded, a booming ruckus as the ground shook. But the cause mattered not. Nothing mattered anymore. Her end was imminent.
And then everything changed.
Gabriel’s bindings suddenly released and she fell like the dead. A blanketing weight covered her, blocking the cooling breeze and dousing the consuming fires that coated her sticky body and wings. Skin stuck and peeled away, the sound joining her rattling sobs. And then she sucked in a choked breath—and smelled him.
Unable to believe her senses, Gabriel cracked her melted eyelids open.
Staring down at her was the one face she had never expected to see again. Tan, rugged, and filled with a fear of losing her that resonated in his eyes with silver tears. “Lucifer. You came—” she rasped, realizing this was real. Realizing Lucifer had returned to this field on Earth and was surrounded by murderous men. Tongue feeling like it was on fire, she gasped out, “No. Oh, no. Please. Leave before they get—”
There were screams, men barking orders out of sight that refused to break through the sound of rushing blood in Gabriel’s ears. The look of relief across Lucifer’s face morphed with animalistic fury. “No being will ever hurt you again. I vow it.”
And then he was gone.
Chilled air swept in at his absence, fighting the burn that clawed at her bloody body and causing a fresh wave of agony to dance across her melted skin. Grunts and shouts rose up, and then wet thumps—bodies hitting mud. Dread hooked into her insides as if worms had suddenly risen up to devour her charred remains. Murder of men was a heinous sin. A sin so much worse than her forbidden interactions with Lucifer. She needed to stop him. She needed to—
With a gasp of pain, Gabriel rolled to her side, seeing movement through the long brown grass as men fell injured but still alive. Her eyes scoured through the mass of men screaming commands to kill. Finally locating Lucifer, she saw a dagger in his hands as he caught the throat of the man who had led this village of men and ordered her death. The man’s face turned red then purple as he was lifted from the ground. Spit sprayed from his lips, but no sound escaped. The grip on his jugular was too tight. A death grip.
“You attacked the wrong angel, you disgusting excuse for a human.” Lucifer’s smile was a promise as he pointed the dagger at the man’s wide eyes.
Gabriel struggled to her hands and knees, the grass ripping more of her raw skin away. About to fall in a heap, she grunted through the agony.
“And now you die.”
Gabriel pushed upright, choked words flying from her bloody mouth. “Lucifer, no!”
Dagger freezing mid-air, Lucifer’s head cranked sideways. His eyes widened and flung the man aside to run at her. “Gabriel, look—”
Something punched into Gabriel’s back, stealing a gasp from her as it tunneled through her heart and exploded out through her chest. Her head fell forward, and a bloody spearhead gleamed up at her.
The end of Gabriel and Lucifer’s story was upon them…but this is far from where this devastating love story began.
Dawn of Reckoning ~ Fallen Angel Book 2 (A paranormal angel, vampire novella.)
Darkly romantic. A dangerous new paranormal thriller for fans of all things supernatural.
Before Earth there was Heaven, a place of immortality and subservience, a place where angels existed to watch the world transform…until one angel changed everything.
Gabriel may have been the first of the archangels to feel love and compassion, but teaching Lucifer to feel started the beginning of the end. Angels aren’t free to love, to lust, to want. They are God’s servants, his eyes and ears, his pure beings.
Or at least they were.
After falling for Gabriel with all her beauty and eternal hope, Lucifer refuses to return to his subservient ways. He wants more than the hand he was dealt with all its immortality and reverence. He wants to be free.
But freedom comes at a price…
Struck from Heaven and the one he loves, Lucifer is banished to Earth to live as a mortal…but even without his wings, he’ll never be fully human. And he’ll never let go of his rage against the one who cast him out. When Lucifer discovers the power of his angelic blood, God’s precious humans in all their sins and freedom become the pawns in Lucifer’s unwavering revenge.
A new race is set to emerge. A race to reveal the ugliness of humanity.
Through it all, Gabriel refuses to lose faith in Lucifer and the man she knows he truly is. Now her fellow archangels plan to use her against him…but will she be Lucifer’s downfall or his savior?
A tale of unquenchable rage, deception, and eternal love
Chatting with the Author
Jessica L Myers’ vivid imagination and quiet demeanor as a child led her to the imaginary worlds of books. Even at a young age, her love for the supernatural was prevalent, with her first loved books being R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. Following that she took an interest in other non-fantasy fiction, including Virginia C. Andrews series Flowers in the Attic.
In her teen years, Jessica spent many school hours writing poetry and dark short stories and took up sketching some of the terrifying things that came from the graphic night terrors she’d grown up with.
As an adult and after meeting the love of her life, Jessica got married and started a small construction business with her husband. With the birth of her son, Jessica suffered PPD and found escape in her books and their fantasy landscapes. It was at this time that her need to write flourished. In 2009 the decision was made and the first words to her New Adult Paranormal Romance novel What Lies Inside were written.
When Jessica isn’t immersed in writing about extraordinary characters with dangerous abilities and deadly obstacles to overcome, she likes to spend time with her two kids and husband, curl up with a good book, or watch anything and everything supernatural.
Hi Jessica, and thank you for being here.
What inspired you to write this book series?
This series started with a short novella about Lucifer and how his actions led to the first vampires in existence. I never expected more from this story, but as I wrote it I found myself getting invested in Lucifer, who he was, and how he became the disgraced angel of Heaven. When I asked myself how he became the dark angel, the answers I got shocked and inspired me. Our view on Lucifer is so black and white. But what if there was a gray area? What if there was a pure and undeniable reason?
What wouldn’t you do to keep the one being that owns your heart?
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
Similar to how the original Fallen Angel novella sparked the ideas for the entire Fallen Angel Series, this new series has given me a character that I am dying to write about. I don’t want to leak any spoilers, but just know that even when this series is finished, there will be more from your favorite characters. This special someone that links Lucifer, the beautiful (female) Gabriel, and archangel Michael together is getting her own series. The time will be present, the sets will be old and brand new, and new conflicts, dangers, threats, and triumphs will be on the horizon. It’s all in my head now, but I know it’s going to be epic.
Who is your hero and why?
As unlikely as it sounds, Lucifer is my hero. He is the anti-hero, the character that by which all things in this series revolves. His actions—good, bad, and everything in-between—drive the plot on, and his undying love will be the catalyst that could ruin the world and Heaven or save it from an enemy only a like mind can defeat.
To me, Lucifer is the hero, the one who never gives up on what he truly believes in, but I guess you’ll just have to read the series and decide for yourself.
Can the character that gave life to the title ‘the devil’ ever become the hero he’s capable of being? Be sure to let me know what you think once you read my story. I’d love to know!
Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Ashes of Eden and Dawn of Reckoning (Fallen Angel Series Books 1 & 2)
In the Fallen Angel Series, you get to meet Lucifer, the brightest archangel that ever existed. He’s obedient and honest, and he wants to do what is right…but how can what he feels be wrong when it is so powerful and unrelenting?
Gabriel is all Lucifer can see. Her beauty is enthralling, but her heart and her hope for the man she knows Lucifer can be in spite of all his miss deeds will be his saving grace and his downfall. Because the moment she reveals her heart, there is no going back for either of them.
Archangel, Michael, enforces the rules, rules he doesn’t quite follow himself as he lies about his own feelings…but he knows no angel is worthy of the purity that is Gabriel, especially Lucifer, and he will do anything to keep them apart.
These three characters are intertwined from the beginning, trapped in a battle of wills and cat and mouse as the stakes are raised and the danger to them all intensifies. Lovers, enemies, and allies, the lines blur and allegiances shift, but the key to their survival rests on all of their shoulders.
How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
Delving into the reasons why Lucifer did the unthinkable things he did in my novella gave life to the concept of this entire series. We all do things in life that are good and bad, and focusing on his motivations give me an insight into how the worst villain of all time could have become that way, and also, who he might have been in the beginning, and who he could become if someone was there beside him, trusting and backing him up every step of the way.
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