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Japheth the Tainted is on the hunt for a mysterious demon vampire. But meeting her face-to-face might disarm his warrior spirit—and spark an unquenchable passion with apocalyptic consequences.As a fallen angel, Japheth is determined to make his way back to heaven by staying pure and slaying hellspawn. With a new scourge of vampires unleashed by a blood-drinking demon, theJapheth the Tainted is on the hunt for a mysterious demon vampire. But meeting her face-to-face might disarm his warrior spirit—and spark an unquenchable passion with apocalyptic consequences.As a fallen angel, Japheth is determined to make his way back to heaven by staying pure and slaying hellspawn. With a new scourge of vampires unleashed by a blood-drinking demon, the Prince of Thirst, there’s plenty to be done. But Japheth is after one vampire in particular—the one they call the Angel Slayer.Rose Harley never wanted to be a vampire, but the Prince of Thirst can turn even the kindest soul into a soldier of hell. Feeling abandoned by God, she stalks the West Village taking revenge on his angels—until she meets her match.When Japheth and Rose encounter each other, the battle is fierce and charged with desire. But when they discover a common enemy—the Prince of Thirst himself—they form a dangerous alliance that could either cost them their eternal lives, or spark a love more powerful than heaven or hell....

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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Redemption Reviews

  • Melliane
    2019-04-26 04:05

    4.5/5Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI enjoyed the first volume, which was a nice surprise and I was curious to discover the second. I must say that it features this time Japheth, the character that intrigued me so much at the beginning. So I was really happy to be able to learn more about him.Our dear angel dreams only of one thing, to be forgiven and return to heaven. He wants redemption. Since he is tainted, his ultimate goal is to remain distant from all possible sins. And this is it until he meets Harley Rose, the young Angels slayer. She is a vampire, he should kill her, but it’s not possible for him to do that. She aims to make him drink her blood so she could curse her, but the feelings that arise between them jeopardize her mission. They will team up to get rid of the demon who changed her. She could then be free and He could win his ticket to heaven. But with an alliance like this one, it is always dangerous and many obstacles will get in their way.I loved these two characters here. I must say that Japheth is very different from the other angels that we could discover. I really wanted to understand what he did to be banished from heaven. He is so straightforward and courageous, it is difficult to imagine him otherwise. So when he begins to feel desire to Rose, a demon he had vowed to kill, his entire world is turned upside down. He does not know what to do. Kill her? Help her? Love her? But he knows that whatever he decides he can no longer remain the man he was. Having spent so many years doing what was right, one person manages to distract him from his goal. He will then question himself about many things, trying to understand what he can do, although the easiest solution is never really an option. He will evolve a lot throughout the story, while discovering the truth he never wanted to know. I also enjoyed Rose, she is a young woman abused by life and trying to live as best as she can. She never wanted this life, but is obliged to follow the rules that are dictated to her. She is fragile and damaged as is Japheth, and they will try their best to help each other, not in the best way sometimes. We discover them throughout the story: their lives and their past. All this broke my heart and made us appreciate them a little more with each chapter. It was a pleasure to follow and understand them, I think these are the two characters that I prefer for the moment in the series.Of course there are also Jaz, this angel that we meet in the first volume. We will be able to see her a little bit in the story, and I admit that the revelation of the end left me speechless. I did not know very well which way to play and even if the idea came to me at a time of my reading I was completely taken aback when I learned the truth. It was a really good idea to close the novel like that. Now I can not wait to learn more and see how it will continue.This is a very good novel, even better than the first and I will wait impatiently for the next one! A really great PNR series to discover for everyone!

  • Rae Ryans
    2019-04-18 01:59

    I couldn't put it down and I can't wait to read the first book. I literally spent all day reading this, and I'm in love with the writing, story, and hold nothing back approach. The action, the suspense, and the sexual tension (and release) were executed perfectly.I did stumble through the first few chapters though, I didn't have the chance to read the first book. This is more my fault, but I wouldn't recommend reading it out of sequence. I'm still new to the angels vs demons in a literary sense, so a lot of the terms were new for me. A more seasoned reader, I think, would be fine.With that being said, I think the author painted the world in a dazzling manner. The characters were real to me, so real that I felt their emotions. At times I was moved by their struggles, and there were a few times were I even wanted to reach through the pages and smack around Japheth, Michael (tons there), and even Rose. Of course i wanted to kick some demon/vampire butt too.I look forward to reading the first in this series, and if all books (printed or not) are like this one, well the author has made a new fan for life.

  • Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
    2019-04-03 02:46

    I read and reviewed book one, Revelation, a while back. And was really looking forward to this one. But for some reason I was having a hard time getting into it. Maybe it was because I am out of my angel kick. I don’t know.BUT, I am glad I stuck it out. Rose and Japeth are both such tortured souls you can’t believe there is any way either of them can find love, let alone the redemption they are both seeking. Do they find either? I’m not telling :-) .I also really enjoyed getting to know some of the other side characters a bit better. Although I wish I could get more of Luniel and Morgan, from Revelation, than just a passing mention. I would like to know where they stand a month later. Sexy times still happening?Speaking of sexy times, I wanted to scream at Rose and Japeth to just GET IT ON ALREADY sometimes. Yeah yeah I know, Angel and Vampire – not usually compatible. But geez. Some of us are waiting over here.Overall: 3.5 – A good solid end of the world story. Looking forward to more

  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    2019-04-15 06:05

    Review:I don’t read many paranormal romances, and I’m not sure why. I enjoy them on the odd occasion when I do pick them up, and Redemption was no exception. This is the second book in Erica Hayes’ The Seven Signs series, and I didn’t have much trouble figuring out what was going on, even though I haven’t read the first book, Revelation (which has a zombie virus, so I will be reading it, hopefully soon!). The series features the war between angels and demons and the prophesied end of the world. I enjoyed how the angels were portrayed in this story; just because they are angels didn’t mean that they were “good.” What was even better; Japheth, a Tainted angel, is working tirelessly for his redemption, so he can return to Heaven. His fellow Tainted behave like fraternity boys; drinking, chasing women, and partying in between missions slaying demons and hellspawn, and trying to stop the Apocalypse from happening.Michael is in charge of the angels, and he’s a ruthless jerk. I hated him. He’s power hungry and cruel, and he doesn’t hesitate to sacrifice his angels if it will fulfill his ambitions. He sends Japheth to kill Fluvium, the Prince of Thirst, and recover the vial of wrath in his possession. Japheth doesn’t know why Michael cast him out of Heaven. He’s always been brave, righteous, and dedicated to serving God. All he wants is to be let back into Heaven. He lives a life a purity, distaining pleasures of the flesh, and obeying orders to the letter. What does he get for his sacrifices? A never ending hard-on and no sense of humor. Poor guy.Rose Harley is Japheth’s unlikely match. Like Japheth, she’s been tricked, and now she’s a vampire, the slave of Fluvium. He’s ordered her to steal Japheth’s soul, or he’ll throw her into Hell. Terrified of the never-ending agony of Hell, Rose is determined to carry out his commands. She’s killed angels aplenty – they don’t call her Angel Slayer for nothing. When the two meet, however, they both discover that they have clearly met their match. They are both fierce warriors, they are both driven to carry out their mission at all costs, and they both have preconceived notions about the other that are wrong, wrong, wrong. Circumstances have fooled them both, and robbed them of their dreams. Rose has lived through the horror of being a demon lord’s plaything, and Japheth is the casualty of another’s powerful ambitions.I enjoyed the world building in Redemption. I loved how the lines between the hellspawn and the angels blurred, leaving me wondering who was good and who was truly evil. There is a large cast of characters, and I want to know more about several of them, both angels and demons. I’m sure they’ll be back for future installments of the series. What I really want is to see the characters I dislike meet their comeuppance. There are several who deserve the wrath of both heaven and hell.The pacing is blistering. After all, Japheth is racing to complete his mission and put a stop to the Apocalypse, all at the same time. He’s saddled with Rose, a vampire he doesn’t trust, but is forced to rely on. He has nothing but contempt for Rose, and he won’t even consider that there might be more than he realizes about her turning into a vampire. Nope, she’s hellspawn scum, and the sooner he finishes his mission, the sooner he can put an end to her cursed life. Nice guy! Maybe he’s not so righteous after all?Though he took a while to warm up to, I did come to like Japheth. His fall from grace was only possible because he couldn’t see the evil in those he served. He was the ideal warrior – fighting for the faith he believed in with all his heart, making his betrayal that much more bitter. It takes him a long, long time to come to terms with what he believes his fellow angels should be, and the reality of what they are. I wouldn’t want to have to trust any of these guys, because I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them.The action is intense, and the sparks between Japheth and Rose are blinding. As they begin to trust each other, their attraction for each other blazes out of control. If only Japheth wasn’t trying to stay so pure! Redemption is a fun, action-packed romp through a nightmarish vision of the Apocalypse, where the lines between good and evil aren’t all that clear. The romance between Japheth and Rose, two strong and noble characters who have had their faith and trust shattered, is hot and steamy and will leave you believing in their HEA.Grade: B

  • Maria
    2019-03-31 00:10

    I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review:Redemption, the second book in The Seven Signs series by Erica Hayes, picks up the tale of the "Tainted" host shortly after the events that took place in Revelation. Continuing her extensive world building, Ms. Hayes gives us two somewhat doomed would be lovers, whose path to peace is fraught with guilt, blood and violence. While I'm not sure I'd call them likable characters, they do none the less grab your attention and garner your sympathy,.Once a warrior angel, Japheth, is now one of the "Tainted". Unsure about exactly what he did to earn Archangel Michael's wrath, Japheth has spent the last 14 centuries killing demons and denying himself any kind of glory or joy in an effort to earn redemption. Regardless of how many demons he kills, it never seems to be enough to get Michael off his back; at least until now.Given the order to kill the demon vampire known as the "Angel Slayer" and her master, a demon prince known as Fluvium, Japheth has been promised re-entry into heaven upon the successful completion of his task by Michael. Japheth never thought he'd fall in love with the enemy.An up and coming star on Broadway, Rose Harley becomes a demon vampire after a night with Fluvium, a demon prince. Tricked into surrendering her soul and hurting the only person she loves, Rose is angry at both heaven and hell for her situation. Taking her anger out on angels keeps her out of hell where the soul of the person she betrayed angrily waits for her.Trying to stay one step ahead of her master, Rose roams the night and streets of Babylon alone and in despair. At least until she runs across one of the tainted angels, Japheth. Promised more time on earth if she can turn one of the "Tainted" to the dark side, Rose plans to use seduction as a way of taking down the "Tainted" she couldn't kill As Rose and Japheth meet and circle around each other, the third and fourth vials of the Apocalypse take center stage. Ms. Hayes continues her world building by giving us glimpses into an Earth full of despair, destruction and little to no hope. We get to know Rose and Japheth as the people they were, through flashes of their past, and the people they've become.While both are desperate to stay out of hell, they can't deny their attraction and are reluctant to carry out their assignments to destroy each other. Both are sympathetic characters and easy to understand. While desperate to gain re-entry into heaven, Japheth is still disdainful of humans (who he refers to as monkeys), though he can't deny his desire for Rose. Meanwhile Rose finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love with a man she's supposed to corrupt. The secondary characters continue to play an important part in this series, especially Archangel Michael, whose hatred of pretty much everyone and everything seems to know no bounds. We do meet the Archangel Gabriel, who's not as clueless as Michael thinks. Gabriel has his own doubts about what's going to happen at the end, and also seems to suffer from a spirit of despair.The demons also play an important role, especially Fluvium, a theatrically inclined demon who is annoying as all get out, and his boss Azeroth. Azeroth is running things in Hell until Satan is freed from his prison. All four of these powerful beings have one thing in common, their disdain for humans and their growing thirst for power. In fact one wonders what will happen to mankind as no one seems to care for the humans. Will Rose be successful in her attempts to seduce Japheth to the dark side? Will Japheth choose to stay on Earth with Rose when he's given a chance to get back into the heavenly host? You'll have to read Redemption to find out. I want to warn the reader that this is a series you'll want to read in order as each book builds on the previous installment.

  • Nancy (The Avid Reader)
    2019-04-24 03:08

    The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.Japheth is a tainted angel who was casted out of heaven to watch over and protect the humans and to slay the demons. Ever since he was cast out of heaven Japheth has been doing whatever it takes to earn his way back into heaven again. He has tried to follow all the rules and go on all of his assigned mission to find and kill demons.The archangel Michael has made Japheth a deal he can't refuse. Michael sends him after a vampire that has been slaying angels. They call this vampire the Angel Slayer. Japheth goes out hunting this vampire-angel slayer and who does he meet? Rose Harley the vampire-angel slayer herself. Japheth does not expect the angel slayer to be this very beautiful woman whom he is attracted to instantly.Japheth and Rose discover that they both have one enemy in common. A demon who is known as the Prince of Thirst. A blood drinking vampire the one and same vampire that turned Rose. They each want this one demon for their own personal reasons. So they decided to team up together and go after this demon for their own revenge and to save all the humans from him. If they can find this demon and kill him maybe they can stop the apocalypses.What I really liked about Redemption is that the angels were not perfect as we are taught perfect is. What I mean by being perfect is being like Jesus. Not saying bad words and not killing people or hurting people. An angel can be bad or have evil in their heart just like most demons. And demons can have a good heart never wanting to hurt anyone but yet they are still a demon.Redemption is telling us that God knows what is in the angels and the demons hearts. God or heaven only cares about what kind of person you are or what is in your heart. As the saying goes action speaks louder than words. Words doesn't mean anything only what we put on them and the way we use them.Would I recommend Redemption? Yes I would but I do suggest that you read revelation book #1 in the series before you read Redemption. Well you could read Redemption first and still know what is going on. Erica gives you enough info in Redemption that comes from Revelation so that you can understand what is happening. But if you want to know who and what the other characters are all about and their rolls in the story then reading Revelation before Redemption would be a wise choice.I can't make my mind up as to which book I liked the best book #1 or book #2. It is a very difficult decision to make. All I can say is I don't know. Please don't make me make that choice. Hey I know how about you guys go get your copy of both books Revelation and Redemption and read them then come back here and let me know what you think. How does that sound? I know Erica would really appreciate you buying both of her books. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Who's story or life will we get to read about next? Will it be Jadzia or maybe it might be Michael's? Or one of the other tainted angels?

  • Jody
    2019-03-31 05:56

    In Erica Hayes' Redemption we jump right back into the chaos of the upcoming Apocalypse as the sexy Tainted Angels return to find another of the keys to the end of the world while fighting demons here on Earth as well as those inner demons weighing on their souls. And no Tainted Angel seems to have more weighing on him than Japheth, who's kept his emotions locked inside since being cast out. His inner torment made me ache for him and I longed for him to find someone to ease his pain. He allows no comfort or happiness into his life as penance and continues on as the dutiful soldier, at least until he meets the one woman to tempt him in over a 1000 years. She's his enemy though something about her calls to him and unthaws his cold heart and for the first time he's unsure of what is right. Should he give in to the only bright spot he's found since being cast out or throw away his last chance at redemption for the love he sees in her conflicted soul? Rose was made a vampire against her will and has done whatever necessary to keep from being sent to Hell. Her latest mission is to corrupt the incorruptible Japheth through seduction and once they meet it's hard to tell who's really being seduced. Rose knows she's abhorrent because of her demon blood and can't understand why the pure-hearted and sexy Japheth wants her, but wants her he does. Rose is a strong-willed woman who hates what she's become and the hurts she's caused. She doesn't believe in redemption or the concept of honor until Japheth shows her a different way of living.What follows is a journey full of sexual tension where they have to rely on each other to get what they both want. It's a dangerous and bloody war they wage against powerful enemies and with their own desires. Neither wants to hurt the other but at times it's hard not to cause each other hurts when there's constant betrayal all around them. They fight each other every step of the way but you can sense their connection and the succor they could give each other if they just give their true feelings a chance. The verbal sparring at the beginning is the first glimpse into their attraction. Their sexual interludes later on are super steamy and well worth the wait. The final part of the story was about great sacrifice and brought a tear to my eyes. It gave new meaning to what redemption truly is.Hayes' world building is unique and vivid with its dark and gritty city full of a dangerous cast of various demons all partying their way to the Apocalypse. The action scenes are numerous and heartpounding with much blood being shed. In a separate storyline we see the rest of the Tainted Angels hunting another piece of the Apocalyptic puzzle in a deadly fight of their own where the archangel Michael continues to crave power and continues to poison his warriors through promises and lies. He's becoming more dangerous and I fear for those sexy and heroic Tainted Angels. A final scene that caught me completely by surprise involving Tainted Angel Jadzia and her demon lover opens up an entirely new can of worms and has me greatly anticipating the next book in this series.

  • Tessa Onabigon
    2019-04-08 07:00

    Won from a Goodreads Giveaway. This is my second foray into the work of Erica Hayes and I have to say that this book has pretty much solidified my status as a new fan... The second book in The Seven Signs Series focuses on Japheth, the most "frosty-assed-son-of-a-bitch you'll ever meet. But like every good story out there, there's a reason behind his closed off indifference. You see, unlike the rest of his fallen angel comrades of the Tainted Host, he's the one who craves redemption the most. So much so that for fourteen hundred (!) years our poor angel hasn't allowed anything that could be deemed a sin, touch him. No indulgence of any kind, even the deserving sort. He survives on nothing above the bare necessities because he truly believes that's the only way he can regain the forgiveness that will allow him to finally go home. (He won't even allow himself a warm-friggin-shower! A warm shower?!(╥﹏╥)) Until one day, his once beloved, now cruel and calculating Misha (a.k.a. Archangel Micheal) offers him the chance of a lifetime - complete 2 simple tasks and you'll finally be able to go back to heaven. Or maybe not so simple coming from Micheal. His last little offer to Jae ordered him to kill one of his friends (well, as close to friends as you can get with a shut-in like Jae), Dashiel in exchange for his soul. Ummmm, no thank you.1. Kill the Demon of Thirst before the full moon in a day and a half. Simple for a demon killer like Jae, right? Well here's the 2nd. When the time comes, lie to the powerful Archangel Gabriel by keeping your suspicious mouth shut. Not so simple for a highly honorable angel like Japheth, who hasn't lied, cheated or stolen in centuries.Vampire Rose Harley on the other hand, has done a lot of despicable deeds in recent weeks that she wouldn't have even considered a few months ago. Deeds ordered by her psychotic demon Master Fluvium. Once a beautiful up-and-coming Broadway dancer, Rose lost everything the night she met her "Master". Disguised as a tall, dark and sexy stranger, Rose unknowingly allowed the sneaky, evil being seduce her to bed. It was a night she'll never forget, and not for the right reasons. Forbidden sparks fly when Japheth runs into the darkly delicious Rose. Light and dark clash in the most passionate of ways when they find out they have a common enemy... but will the secrets they keep from one another save them? Or destroy them? Unleashing Hell on Earth in the process. The fight continues for the 7 Holy Vials of God's Wrath and this latest installment had me hooked from the get-go. Bring on the next one please!

  • Diayll
    2019-04-04 04:11

    Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/WriterRating: 5 out of 5 Tantalizing ControllersReview Source: Blog TourReviewer: HeatherVampires, Demons, Angels, oh my stars. I don’t even know where to begin…Redemption, The Seven Signs is book #2, and I’m all but salivating to read the first after this steamy, bloody, tantalizing story. I’ll forewarn though, it has a lot of yummy, erotically written sexual scenes (and sexual suggestion) that hold nothing back, tossing you head first (no pun intended) into the moment.Japheth is a fallen angel, tossed from heaven by the archangel Michael and for fourteen hundred odd years, he’s made it his mission to become redeemed. On Earth, he allows himself only the pleasure of hunting and killing evil, the minions of Satan. He takes no pleasure from the flesh and allows nothing gratifying into his life, which earns him the nickname frigid, icy, and frosty. It matches his blue angelfire perfectly until…Rose Harley was just a young woman with huge dreams before she became seduced, confused, and then forced into the world of bloody thirst. She seeks no redemption because she doesn’t believe it possible, not for her, and certainly not after what she’s done. Instead, she is a vampire; Rose is a slave in every aspect from her body to her fangs. Still, her instinct is to fight back, not for her soul, but to stay out of Hell. Her job is to hunt and kill fallen angels, a job she excels at, until…Two unlikely supernaturals are thrown together in this quick paced, suck you in until you beg for more, read. There is passion; there is lust, greed and envy as the story twists and turns in this multiperson point-of-view apocalyptic fight for the future. There is action, sex, mystery, and suspense rolled into one super charged ball of fury that will keep you on the edge of your seat, frozen in stupefying wonder.Want to know how it all plays out? I can tell you that I barely scratched the surface, so you better read it. While I started with #2, I would suggest starting with the first. I was able to grasp it, but I typically won’t read anything out of sequence unless I have to.I’ve read a lot of paranormal/fantasy. This is by far the perfect blend for adults. It’s real, real in the fantasy sort of way, but real nonetheless. This isn’t your wishy washy teenage angst filled romance. The pull, the fight, all of it drips with a human edge, which brings you to the front lines. If you love steamy romance, read it. If you love PNR/UF/Apocalypse read it.

  • Bunnycore
    2019-04-06 05:57

    Meh

  • The Last
    2019-04-14 03:10

    ***WARNING - CONTAINS SPOILERS***I have also posted this review on my blog http://ahellofawoman.blogspot.co.ukYou might remember me mentioning this book in my Teaser Tuesday post. Well, it's the second in Erica Hayes' Seven Signs series and it follows on from the events in the first book, Revelation, which I reviewed here. I was nervous starting it because I wasn't sold on the character of Japheth at all. The fact we learned in Revelation that he'd had a relationship with Michael - who's as full of sin as they come - made me think he had seriously flawed judgment and questionable morals. Well, how wrong was I??!!I totally fell in love with Japheth and his quest for redemption. He is one seriously hot character and yes, I know he's fictional but I would be happy to redeem him over and over! Rose is another fabulous character, tormented by her own demons and conflicted between wanting to believe that she can be saved but knowing that in her hour of need, God didn't care. I loved the relationship between them, how it developed and the sizzle, my goodness!I thought I'd guessed how the plot would play out but the author caught me out several times, which was nice. I thought we'd find out that Rose hadn't killed her 6 year old niece, Bridie, but that the Prince of Thirst had and he'd let her believe that she was responsible. I didn't anticipate that he would actually have turned her into a tiny child vampire. I also couldn't believe it when Jadzia was killed! I was gutted, as I'd been so looking forwards to reading more about her. Fortunately, we find out she's been resurrected by her demon lover but then we're hit with the HUGE revelation of who he actually is! How did I not see that coming? How?I'm still not a fan of the swearing and could really do without all the "hellshit" and "heavenshit" references but that's my only gripe. This series is shaping up nicely and I cannot wait to read the next book!

  • Maghon Thomas
    2019-04-19 00:49

    I will stand by my statement that these angels scare the crap outta me! However, they are oh so bad which is oh so good! LOL Things pick right back up in the second book from where one finished, and things are getting all crazy. And way to add a sort of Romeo and Juliet type theme to this as well. Literal enemies supposed to kill each other falling in love. It’s a blast!!Japheth is the one in the hot seat this time. He is an angel, who is stuck on earth, and he’s literally taken a whole new light to working for redemption. He’s quiet and serious, and is dead set on working his way back into Heaven’s good graces. And you totally catch that there was something going on between Michael-yes the arch angel who is in my opinion one of the complete worst- and Japheth. Michael gives Japheth the order to kill the “Angel Slayer”, except that this slayer is a chick, who is a demon vampire, and I think there’s gunna be hell to pay with her. LOLRose has had a seriously bad hand of cards dealt to her. She’s angry and bitter, and really good at what she does, hence the name Angel Slayer. When she meets Japheth, it made me giggle at the one she has picked to try her “deal” with. I had to giggle, because Japheth is one of the last you would expect to be seduced. This was such an interesting relationship building here. It’s so good, you just have to read it.The secondary characters are back, and some of them are my favorite! And there are some who are bad, who I don’t believe to be completely evil, and some who are good, that should be rotting in hell. It’s such a twist on the Angel concept. The demons are fascinating. And it’s on like Donkey Kong to get Satan out of his “prison”. 4.5 CREEPTASTIC ANGELELIC PAWS!! I can’t wait for book three to come out!

  • A.R. Von
    2019-03-29 01:42

    I’ve read plenty of paranormal stories with vampires, shifters, witches, angels, but never one like this. It’s very exciting, magical and has an excellent build between the two main characters. A worthwhile read to escape with for any fans of the genre.Rose is an amazing, woman. She’s strong, brave, beautiful and different for one of her kind. Sadly she finds herself in a place she does not want to be, nor does she belong. But she has no choice but to play the role and obey her master until she can find a way to be free. Meeting the hunk of an Angel Japheth just may be her salvation, but can she resist the instant and constant attraction he brings forth in order to please her master?Japheth is an amazing male. He’s handsome, strong, loyal, brave and a killer when need be. He lives a very lonely life and finds his solace in fighting (and killing the crap out of) evil. But it’s no longer enough for him. He does not get the satisfaction he always has. When he meets Rose, he finds himself rethinking the rules and strongly desires to change his ways. But will his conscience allow it to happen?The entire first half of the book was a build between Rose and Japheth; really, more like a tease for the reader, but so very worth it in the end. This is the second book of The Seven Signs series and the first I’ve read. Since at no point was I lost or confused in the story, I can honestly say it can be read as a stand-alone. I have full intentions to look into book 1 and all that follow after.

  • S.M. Blooding
    2019-03-30 04:42

    I LOVE it when I get to read book 1 and then immediately read book 2. I have to say that since I started this blog, I’ve fallen behind on a lot of my favorite series because there’s just not enough time in the day!Revelation was a great, fast-paced read. Redemption was as well!This time, we got to follow Japheth (whose name I had the hardest time remembering. I blame the stress of the move) and Rose. I thought that both characters were quite strongly written, and were very strong characters. It was so intriguing to watch these two dance around each other and I almost wished that it wasn’t a romance. In a romance, you know the ending. They get together. End credits. In a urban fantasy, you don’t know that and that, I think, would have held a bit more suspense for me.The plot was great! It was fast! It kept the pace really well. I don’t think this could be a stand alone book. There wasn’t enough re-building of the information we already know in order for that to work. Well, I say that as someone who read book 1 first. It could very well be that if I hadn’t read book 1, I would be groovy with book 2, but…I don’t think it would have been as strong.Is this is a good book? HECK yeah! I had a lot of fun reading it! There really wasn’t anything that annoyed me with it! I say good job!

  • Franjessca
    2019-04-10 23:49

    Full Review posted at Book Lovin' Mamas"Redemption" picks up from where "Revelation" left off and Erica Hayes gives us two characters who are disgraced due to what they did in their pasts and keep doing in their present.I definitely look forward to the next book even more. I must find out what happens next. =)I give this book 4 full moons and highly recommend it to urban fantasy and paranormal readers out there."Redemption" is full of action, sexual tension, and darkness that will keep you turning the pages.Will the warriors win or will the demons takeover the Earth? I received a complimentary copy of the book as a part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

  • Bec McMaster
    2019-04-19 04:11

    Five stars for the book... and ten stars for that ending. Holy heck! Did I not see THAT coming! I NEED Jadzia's book like now. As for Japheth and Rose, what a beautiful, tragic, desperate love story. It's brutal and graphic and beautifully written - everything that I love about Hayes's writing. Probably not for the faint of heart, as there is plenty of gore and full on erotically charged scenes, but that stuff is right up my alley so I loved it. A dark, post-apocalyptic world with angels and demons and very ambiguous... heroes? Potential heroes. (Oh, God, Shax...) I definitely need more.

  • Libby
    2019-04-06 06:11

    I won this book as in a first reads drawing on goodreads.com. As soon as I learned I had won I went and purchased the first book and was hooked. This book was better than the first! It was action packed and full of surprises. My only complaint was I wish the hero and heroine would have hooked up sooner. At times I just wanted to shout, "Oh, just sleep together already! You both want to so stop feeling sorry for yourself and do it!"

  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
    2019-04-07 22:59

    Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

  • Amy
    2019-04-06 06:06

    Am I the only person finding all of the sparkling and glittering going on these books to make the entire thing a total farce?! Don't think that I will be continuing with the series, just isn't happening for me.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-06 03:48

    3 1/2 stars for the ending, though I did suspect it (view spoiler)[ given the HEA nature of this story (hide spoiler)]

  • Kelly
    2019-04-06 01:06

    Won Redemption from Goodreads First Reads. Did not get the book yet, but when I do, I will get to reading it soon. (:

  • Bethwyn (Butterfly Elephant Books)
    2019-04-10 00:12

    Aurealis Awards 2013 nomination.