Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nephilm by Mary Ann Loesch: Review/Giveaway

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About the author...
Website, Blog,
Mary Ann Loesch is an award winning fiction writer from Texas. Her urban fantasy, Nephilim, was published in July 2011 by Lyrical Press Inc. She is an avid blogger.
Mary Ann has also contributed stories in the horror anthology, All Things Dark and Dastardly. Her latest book, Bayou Myth, will be released in the summer of 2012. While she loves dirty martinis and cuddling with her dachshund, she loves fan mail even more!

Title: Nephilim
Published: 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads
Purchase at Lyrical Press, B&N, Amazon

When sin stains your soul, he tattoos your skin...Tattoo artist Nathan Ink is more than he seems. An angel living in secret on earth, he forces his clients to face their flaws by tattooing images of their sins on their bodies, but this glimpse into the soul often results in his clients' deaths. Although Nathan avoids the other angels, when they ask him to keep an eye on Faye, a nephilim being stalked by another of her kind, he reluctantly agrees.The angels have kept Faye in the dark about her stalker, but to keep her close to Nathan, they've tasked her with investigating the high mortality rate of Nathan's clients. Despite her distaste for his methods, she finds herself fighting a growing attraction to Nathan, and discovering he's not a rogue after all forces her to question her own mission. When Faye learns her stalker is another nephilim who intends to use her to breed a new race of hellish beings, teaming up with Nathan may be the only way to prevent a genocide.Contains strong language and violence

Darkfallen's thought...with a little Greta commentary:
Darkfallen: Faye is a nephilim who, for the most part....
Greta: Eats breakfast for supper!
Darkfallen: No

Greta: Collects crystal doorknobs

Darkfallen: No

Greta: Takes nude pictures of you and posts them on the web!
Darkfallen: What?!! NO!!! Faye just tries to live a normal life.
Greta: Well, that's pretty boring
Darkfallen: I didn't say it was going to be spectacular.
Greta: Well, you sure amped us up for it.
Darkfallen: No, I think that Red Bull you are drinking did enough of that.

Greta: I have wings!!!

Darkfallen: Anyways... as I was saying.... After Faye's family was murdered seven years ago she has pretty much lost her faith in God. It also doesn't help that she thinks that God is the one that murdered her family. A punishment for her angel father for falling in love with her human mother and creating Faye in the first place. Ever since then she has left behind anything tied to the angel world...that is until Azal, her guardian angel, shows back up and asks for her help with a rogue angel, Nathan Ink. It seems that almost everyone that walks into Nathan Ink's tattoo shop ends up dead shortly after sitting in his chair. Is Nathan causing these deaths and taking his angel status to far?
Greta: *scratch scratch scratch
Darkfallen: What are you doing?
Greta: Oh, nothing.... my new boss ass tattoo is itching the hell out of me.
Darkfallen: You... You got a tattoo?
Greta: Well, yeah! Stopped by this shop last night that just magically appeared and this dude offered to give me some free ink. And you know me... I'll totally ink my body up for free.
Darkfallen: Well, that explains the Pinky and the Brain tattoo you have on your shoulder.
Greta: Nah, that one cost some cash.
Darkfallen: You paid money for that thing?!!

Greta: Jealous?
Darkfallen: Ummm.... no. So, what is your new tattoo of?

Greta: The dude at the shop said he was going to label me.
Darkfallen: Let me see that! Ummm... are you sure that was for you?

Greta: Hells yeah!!

Darkfallen: *rolls eyes* - As I was saying - Faye's curiosity gets the best of her and even though she wants nothing to do with angels and God she finds herself sucked back into their world. Little does she know that Nathan is actually there to help protect her. Protect her form an evil greater than the one she thinks she was sent to uncover.
When I first started this book I was under the impression that this was a PNR novel, but after reading it I would say it is more of an Urban Fantasy. Had I known that in the beginning I may not have been inclined to read it since I don't usually read that genre. Still this turned out to be a great book. The writing was strong and spot on, and the characters were well developed.I also loved how Lucifer was portrayed. It was original and I liked how he wasn't the villain that he usually is.

Overall this book kept me entertained and wanting more. I did wish that it didn't fade to black during the adult scene with Nathan Ink and Faye,
Greta: What Darkfallen is trying to say is that she requires more brown chicken brown cow!!!

Darkfallen: Fo shizzle! But other than that this was a great read!
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

Now on to the giveaway!
One lucky winner will get their own eBook copy of Nephilim. All you have to do is leva us a comment answering the question below fill out the Rafflecopter form!
This is open Internationally:-)
Which of the seven deadly sins would you most likely commit?

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  1. This was without a doubt the funniest review I've ever had done of my book! Thanks so much for making me laugh and having a good time with review. You rock!

  2. That was a great interview!! Very funny. I love stuff that is off the beaten path. In answer to your question...Lust. With all the man candy out there, it is hard would be so hard to keep my hands off.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  3. great giveaway ladys. id love to read this book. ss

  4. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  5. Your thoughts and commentary are so funny! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. this sounds like a really fun book- thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Hmmmm.... I'd go to the Gardens of Babylon, for sure.

    What? This isn't the seven wonders? grrrr...

    Ok, as for the question in the post...Definitely sign me up for Lust, Gluttony, Wrath (and I don't just mean BDB!!), and Envy... heck, we could probably even throw in a couple others!

    This was one of the best reviews/posts I've seen in a while. Thanks for the giggles! :)


  8. Hysterical interview. We can only pick one? Sorry, I can't so how about lust, greed, gluttony?

  9. Great interview. Considering the sexy, hot books I love to read, and the man candy pictures I love to look at, I would have to go with Lust!

  10. Only one of the big 7? Gotta go with Lust :)

  11. Nephilim sounds great as do the other books. I too live a dirty martini or a vodka gimlet!!!All of these books look great. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  12. Envy for sure...oh wait Lust...or maybe..umm Oh great. I'm just doomed. Thanks for the great post and giveaway.
    musicalfrog at comcast.net

  13. Hi, this sounds good!

  14. Very nice review. Maybe gluttony