Book 1 of the Angel Assassins Series
Author: Tricia Skinner
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance F+W Media
Date of Publication: February 18, 2013
ISBN 10: 1-4405-6515-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-4405-6515-1
eISBN 10: 1-4405-6516-3
eISBN 13: 978-1-4405-6516-8
Number of pages: 204
Word Count: 65,000
Saved by the angel sent to kill them, four half-angel boys are trained and employed as Heaven’s assassins. Jarrid and his nephilim brothers are raised as members of The Eternal Order, and must enforce Heaven’s laws by hunting down those who defy the Directorate.
His only shot at freedom is Ascension, but his employers won’t permit the ancient ritual. Then Jarrid learns a Renegade angel is in Detroit. Such a high-level takedown is the answer to his prayers—all the leverage he needs to Ascend.
For freedom, Jarrid is willing to do anything to lure his elusive enemy out of hiding.
Even use an innocent woman as bait.
News reporter Ionie Gifford has no clue an angel outlaw wants her dead. She agrees to help Jarrid, the enigmatic nephilim with penetrating silver eyes and a worship-worthy body, but only because he accepts her terms. He’s her all-access pass into the city’s supernatural underworld where she hopes to locate her mother’s killer.
Blindsided by Ionie’s beauty and tenacity, Jarrid soon finds the eternity-old glacier around his heart thawing. With duty and desire at war within him, he’s forced to make a choice—either save Ionie from the trap he snared and stay chained to Heaven, or allow her to become collateral damage.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After spending several years as a newspaper reporter and corporate communications director, Tricia Skinner cast off traditional journalism for the freedom of novel writing. ANGEL BAIT is her urban fantasy romance debut. Her reading tastes are all over the place, but she’s mainly drawn to fantasy (and its subgenres), paranormal, sci-fi, and history.
In those rare moments when she’s not writing, Tricia is a newbie “green” practitioner, a fitness procrastinator, and a technology geek. She is a mother and a wife. Her family includes two Great Danes.
Tricia stays active in various writing communities. She is represented by Laurie McLean of the Larsen Pomada Literary Agency.
I was really excited to start reading this book after hearing Tricia Skinner’s interview with Cabin Goddess for Bewitching Radio (link below)! It did not disappoint!! It is rather surprising that this is Tricia Skinner’s first novel!! Skinner is such a GREAT writer!! As a reader you are thrust into this supernatural real world where Supes are allowed out and about. You feel as if you are right there every step, every scene! The characters are very relate-able, and you quickly fall for Jerrid and Ionie!! I am looking forward to the next bok in the Angel Assassins series and other books by Tricia Skinner!!
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only and also PURCHASED a copy for myself!! I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.