Friday, June 17, 2016

BLOG TOUR with REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: THE ANGEL WORE FANGS by SANDRA HILL


THE ANGEL WORE FANGS
A Deadly Angels Book (7)
By Sandra Hill
Avon Books
May 31, 2016
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New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill continues her sexy Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel’s otherworldly mission pairs him with a beautiful chef who whets his thousand-year-old appetite . . .

Once guilty of the deadly sin of gluttony, thousand-year-old Viking vampire angel Cnut Sigurdsson is now a lean, mean, vampire-devil fighting machine. His new side-job? No biggie: just ridding the world of a threat called ISIS while keeping the evil Lucipires (demon vampires) at bay. So when chef Andrea Stewart hires him to rescue her sister from a cult recruiting terrorists at a Montana dude ranch, vangel turns cowboy. Yeehaw!

The too-tempting mortal insists on accompanying him, surprising Cnut with her bravery at every turn. But with terrorists stalking the ranch in demonoid form, Cnut tele-transports Andrea and himself out of danger-accidentally into the 10th Century Norselands. Suddenly, they have to find their way back to the future to save her family and the world . . . and to satisfy their insatiable attraction.

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The Angel Wore Fangs is the 7th book in the Deadly Angel series and the final book about the Sigurdsson brothers.  This was another lively and entertaining episode within the series.  All seven brothers were guilty of a deadly sin for which they had to pay penance for by being turned into a Viking vampire angel (Vangel). This installment tells the story of Cnut Sigurdsson, who is guilty of the sin of gluttony and as such was sentenced to life as a Vangel. Since his sentence, he has been trying to make up for the selfish acts he has committed in his past.  The opportunity came for him to prove himself to Michael, the archangel when he was assigned the task of infiltrating and destroying an ISIS compound.  He was a little unsure as to how he would accomplish this task until a beautiful pastry chef acquired his services to rescue her sister from the same compound he was supposed to destroy.

Andrea Stewart in a bid to save her younger sister from yet another one of her disastrous activities secured the services of Wings International to aid her in her quest.  However, she got more than she bargained for when she found herself swept up in a world of Vikings and evil Lucipires. Will she be able to rescue her sister before it's too late?


WHAT I THOUGHT OF THE FOLLOWING
Characters:
Cnut:  At first I didn’t like how he was portrayed, but as the story progressed, I found myself being drawn to him. By the end of the story, he proved that he was not the same selfish person that was portrayed at the start of the book.  Thank goodness for divine intervention.  I understood the circumstances that made him the way he was in the past. I loved that he tried to atone for his mistakes, even if it meant sacrificing his own happiness.  Although physically he was no longer an overweight Viking, from a mental perspective, he still saw himself has being fat. He suffered guilt anytime he overindulged in food and has to make an effort not to give into his vices.  These events made him a likable and relatable character.

Andrea:  Andrea has been plagued with self-esteem issues most of her life. She never saw herself has being beautiful and sexy. She was the complete opposite of her sister. She was the cautious type and never did anything outrageous in her life.  What she lacked in self-esteem she more than made up for it with her stubbornness and bravery.

Romance:
Not much emphasis was placed on this aspect of the story. However, I enjoyed the little that was given.

Setting:
The story took place in both the current century and in 850 AD.  I loved the way the author portrayed each of the eras, but if I was to choose the one I enjoyed most, my choice would be 850 AD.  The descriptions were so vivid it was like I was present at every scene. The move between each of the settings was clear and the characters interacted well with the setting. I was amazed at how easily Andrea adapted to the Viking era.


Pacing:
Initially, the story started out slow, however, it picked up a notch at about 25% of the story and continued that steady movement to the end.

Plot:
I enjoyed this installment. Unlike the previous installments that I read the focus was on destroying Lucipires and saving persons from becoming demons. In this instance, the focus was on Cnut and his attempts to atone for the mistakes of his past. The story is imaginative and hilarious. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments.   I know there is no such thing as Viking Vampire Angels. However, the manner in which Miss Hill portrayed these beings will have you momentarily believing that they do exist.  I thought it was ironic and a bit humorous when Cnut discovered that his life mate was a pastry chef. Oh boy! How is he going to handle this one?

Verdict:
I found this installment to be entertaining and funny. If you are looking for a unique story and you are a fan of paranormal romance and comedy, then you will enjoy The Angel Wore Fangs.  Although this is the end for the brothers, based on the ending the saga will continue as there is one more character that deserves a happy ending.


A note of warning do not, I repeat, do not read this book when you are hungry. At the beginning of almost every chapter, there is a menu of some delectable items, (that will leave you salivating) and some not so much.

I received an ARC courtesy of the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review.


About the Author



Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories. She is the wife of a stockbroker and the mother of four sons


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Praise for Sandra Hill’s Deadly Angels series:

“Fans of paranormal and time travel will get a kick out of this sexy and often humorous addition to the Deadly Angels series. Viking vampire angel Cnut is a completely strong hero, and Andrea, his accompaniment, is matched with him perfectly. Their antics will make readers giggle, and their adventures will keep fans at the edge of their seats. Hill’s vivid imagination really shines!”
RT Book Reviews on The Angel Wore Fangs

“An awesomeseries! Kept me up late into the night reading. Looking forward to the next installment.” — New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands

“Hill has written another winner featuring her Viking vampire angels. In her fourth in the passion-driven Deadly Angels series, two of the most unlikely characters, Mordr and Miranda, are thrown together and the result is laugh-out-loud humor and unrivaled sex appeal.”
Romantic Times Book Reviews on Kiss of Wrath

“With her clever dialogue, often bawdy situations, and great cast of characters, including a warrior woman, a proverb-spouting wise man/healer from the East, and a saucy cook, Hill has created another wickedly wonderful story.” —Booklist (starred review) on Kiss of Wrath

“The third book in Sandra Hill’s Deadly Angels series, Kiss of Temptation, comes out Tuesday. Along with it comes the temptation to play hooky that day so I can hang out with Ivak, who’s guilty of the sin of lust. Aren’t we all, when it comes to Sandra Hill’s books?”
USA Today on Kiss of Temptation

“Thanks for the laughs and the heartfelt emotions, Ms. Hill. I loved this one and am looking forward to the next book in this exciting series.” —The Romance Reviews on Kiss of Temptation

Earthy, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and lusty, this tenth-century revel takes readers back to a much-less-refined time and is just plain fun. Hill’s (Viking Heat) Viking series are legendary; her fans are sure to enjoy this latest addition.” —Library Journal on Kiss of Surrender

“Sixth in the Deadly Angels series, Even Vampires Get the Blues is entertaining, solid and consistent in its storytelling. Fans of the Vampire Viking Angels series will be pleased.”


   — Romantic Times Book Reviews on Even Vampires Get the Blues


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