Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Book Review ~ Shattering Halos by Sunniva Dee ~ Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Shattering Halos
Sunniva Dee
(Halos #1)
Publication date: February 24th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

I traded my death for love. I wasn’t given a choice. His decision has caught up with us, so now I am a living, breathing catalyst to war between Heaven and Hell.

The violations he committed saved my life. Since the collision, he’s appeared everywhere. In my hospital room, my school, even my house. He shows up in my paintings, my drawings, in all of my art projects. I can’t stop thinking about him.

He says his name is Gabriel, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He doesn’t know how I can see him or why he wants me in ways that should be impossible for a Celestial.

My obsession grows. I need him to hold me, kiss me—give all of himself. For every day he protects me, the consequences loom darker and taller. Soon, they’ll crash down on us.

The war is about to begin.

After being the only survivor of a horrific car crash in which she was thrown from the car, Gaia is comforted at the crash scene by an unknown young man named Gabriel.  He makes a few more appearances while she is recovering in the hospital and eventually Gaia finds out that he is her Guardian Angel.  Sounds all heavenly, right?  Well, things get a little bit more complicated when the two grow quite fond of each other, which by the way is forbidden and where this story really takes off. Gaia and Gabriel have this chemistry that is undeniably HOT!  The reader instantly is routing for the two, because they are just so perfect for each other.  Of course, no story would be complete without your sexy bad boy thrown in the mix.  Cassiel, a Fallen Angel, is beyond sexy and he also provides some comic relief in the way of sarcastic and witty lines.  I totally fell in love with Cassiel and really hope he gets is own story!

Shattering Halos was an absolute delight to read!  I am usually not a fan of paranormal stories dealing with angels, but with well-developed characters, an intriguing plot, all tied up in a beautifully written story,  I will have to admit that this one was hard to put down.  It really had a little bit of everything that I love to read – forbidden love, steamy romance, humorous moments and lots of action.  Sunniva Dee has created a flawless masterpiece that flowed seamlessly throughout and I was surprised to learn that this was her debut novel.  So with that, I applaud Ms. Dee for a job well done!  I will definitely be looking out for future works by this rising star in the literary world.

My rating 4 out of 5 stars

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I write New Adult fiction with a paranormal twist and don’t shy away from romance and heart-wrenching passion when necessary.

I moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then I read “The Book,” aka Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which spurred my husband and me to move cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

I’m currently on my seventh year in the Deep South, where I enjoy the heat and the humidity. Besides writing, I spend my time with our “petting zoo” as in an opinionated parrot, a herd of cats that are experts on keyboard shortcuts, and puppies that…uh, bark.

I hold a Master’s degree in languages, with concentrations within literature and linguistics. I taught at college level for a decade before settling in as a graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. When I’m not writing, I read.
Shattering Halos is my debut novel, and its standalone sequel, Stargazer, is due out later this year.


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