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Sunday, December 18, 2011


"Emma Jane Hellsbane always knew she was different, but she had no idea she wasn’t even human. Well, at least she’s half-human. She’s half-fallen angel, too, and now dear ol’ dad wants her dead. All the Fallen angels want all their troublesome offspring removed from the mortal coil so she’s trying not to take it personally. Besides, she wants him dead just as much."

Author: Paige Cuccaro
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: December, 2011
Form: E-book (review copy through the tour for an honest review)
Series: Hellsbane #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Amazon: Buy / $5.74 (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $2.99 (Nook)
Excerpt: from Chapter 4

Emma is a psychic, well not really she pretends to be one because she can feel others emotions, and it's a job. When he high-school crush Tommy appears on her doorstep asking to come in, who's she to say no to the tall, blond and deliciousaly athelety guy. Now when the post-man who calls on her minutes later turns out to be a demon, she defends injured Tommy with his sword, which ofcourse turns her into a nephilim, well honestly she already was one but the heavenly weapon activated her fallen angel genes and now... now she has to hunt down her father, kill demons, just to survive and earn forgiveness.

Let's not forget the fact that all human women are like angel crack and being a nephilim she has an angel handler, which can't be good right? I mean she doesn't want to cause the fall of Eli.

This premise for this book is great! A kick ass chick, big sword, angel, demons and a thread hanging over her head. I think just based on the premise I waitied to get a little more from this book... I loved Tommy and was intrigued by Eli, the heroine wasn't complitely believable as a smart mouth, I think other traits of her character fought against it.

That said the plot was awesome, I really liked the idea of having to pay for the sins of their fathers, more pointedly if your baby daddy is a fallen angel addicted to human women and sex then your baby is gonna have to pay it's does and hunt daddy dearest down and well... off with his smarmy ass. I really liked it, the story was good, but I really hoped the characters woulkd have made just bit more sense, especially one characters death... I seriously went what as I read it I didn't want her/him to die so early, just when things had gotten interesting. Yes, it gave Emma Jane reason for revenge, but still...

I'm bit torn on how to grade this, I loved the plot, the story, but had slight, teeny tiny, trouble with Emma Jane's character. Well perhaps it's just me, and other will see Emma Jane is a total different light. :) I got to say I do want to read the sequel! Most definately!

Rating : 

Niina : Welcome to For The Love of Reading, Paige. Glad to have you come by!

Paige Cuccaro : Thanks, Niina. I’m happy to be here!

Niina : Can you tell us why you decided to write Hellsbane and where is the series heading to??

Paige :  I have always loved theology. The stories about angels and fallen angels both in the bible and in the Book of Enoch have always captivated me. I wanted to know what a nephilim (the offspring of an angel and human) would be like today. What would her life be like? How would her angelic father impact her life? How would Heaven and Hell treat her? So I wrote the story. 
Emma and Eli will have some tough decisions to confront as the series continues and some major setbacks to overcome. Emma will finally have to face her father and the reality of what returning to “normal” life really means.

Niina : What part did you most enjoyed writing and why?

Paige : I really enjoyed writing the whole book, but if I had to pick—writing the scene where Eli and Emma skip around the world as Eli teaches Emma to travel using her new powers was fun. I enjoyed coming up with the destinations when time, money and physical limitations had no bearing. 

Niina : Can you tell us three things about Emma that we didn't learn from the novel?

Paige : Emma graduated high school without ever being kissed. She drives a Jeep Wrangler because she loves the idea of driving without the roof, but she never takes it off because it’s too hard to get it back on. And she hates shopping so most of her wardrobe is kind of out dated.

Niina : LOL! What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Paige : I have to plot out the entire story before I start writing. I need to know what happens from beginning to end and everything in between. And I plot long hand. Each book has its own spiral notebook where I write out the major points for each chapter and character details and the overall story plot. I couldn’t write without those notebooks.

Niina : What is the biggest “no-no” when it comes to writing for you?

Paige : I cannot have the TV on when I write. I can’t help listening, even if it’s in the background, a part of my brain is processing the sound. If a part of my brain is in the real world processing (even a small part) then I can’t totally slip into the story world. And I need to be immersed in the story world when I write.

Niina : What book, if any, do you read over and over again?

Paige : I rarely read a book twice. Anne Rice’s Interview With a Vampire, Queen of the Dammed, and Lestat were ones I read twice. Those were the books that made me want to write my own stories. I think she is an amazing talent.

Niina : If you could only 2 read paranormal books for the rest of your life what would they be?

Paige : Interview with a Vampire, by Anne Rice, The Lord of the Rings, by Tolkien.

Niina : Would you rather meet real vampires or werewolves?

Paige : Werewolves. I love reading about the romantic vampires but no matter what they live off of blood and they’re just too fast and tricky. At least werewolves are still half human with needs I can understand.

Niina :  Now before were done here is some Quick Fire Questions:

Cats or dogs? Cat!
Beach or forest? Beach
Night or day? Day
Bad boys or good cops? Good Cops
Brunettes or Blonds? Brunettes
Vampires or werewolves? Vampires
Romance or erotica? Romance
Mystery or Thriller? Thriller
Men:  Alpha-male or submissive? Alpha-male
Male POV or female POV (Point Of View)? Male
Pick-up or Mini-van? Pick-up
Beer or Wine? Beer
Coffee or tea? Coffee!
Pizza or Restaurant? Pizza
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Milk Chocolate
Cake or Donuts? Donuts
Golden Girls or Family Ties? Golden Girls
Movies: Romantic comedies or Action/Adventure? Romantic Comedies
Halloween or Midsummer? Midsummer
Rocks or flowers? Flowers
Times New Roman or Courier? Times New Roman
Crayons or markers? Crayons
Pens or pencils? Pencils
Books or e-books? Books
Kids or pets? Kids

Niina : Thank you for coming by, Paige! This was fun!

Paige :Thanks so much for having me! I had a lot of fun. Awesome questions. Have a great holiday and a happy and healthy new year!

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