Eternally Mated Series (Books 1 & 2)
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Fall Into Darkness:
Fate brought her a savior, but Ashley may end up condemning them both.
Warrior angel Eli lives by his own rules and bows to no one. But when a powerful council deems the hunter has lost his humanity, he's sentenced to earth with one mission--learn compassion or be condemned to Hell.
Ashley has always been different. With one glance into a person's eyes, she foresees their death--so she tries not to look. She even moves to the wilds of Alaska to get away from civilization, which works just fine until a handsome stranger rescues her from a surprise attack.
Drawn together by desire, the pair becomes embroiled in an unalterable mating process. But Ashley’s transformation changes everything. With the clock ticking, the couple is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Veiled In Darkness:
The story continues…
The clock is ticking and soon Ashley will face the ultimate test.
‘Death’ was not a nickname Ashley wished to carry. Being the only one able to stop Lucifer’s evil plan was an even worse fate. When she discovers her true ancestry, fear that she will succumb to her darker side forces her to dig deep for the strength she needs to fight.
Awesome set! Ashely Rules
I love that these two were put together because it removes some of the anger that book 1 ends on a cliffhanger!
fall into darkness: Valerie has s a way of describing everything that is so visual, you see it all playing in your head like a movie. This story gives you an intriguing twist on angels and the order of things. Eli is a bounty hunter who takes it upon himself to kill the rogue angels instead of returning them to the Tribunal Seven for judgement. He has also lost his faith in humanity, so the Tribunal decides to punish him. They remove his wings and send him to earth, giving him 30 days to find his humanity. He's dropped in the middle of Alaska, where the lovely Ashley is being attacked by hellhounds. She has the ability to see death in people's eyes, so she's trying to seclude herself from others so she doesn't see the disturbing images any more. Eli is able to help her uncover the secret to her ability. Lots of things to love in this story. If you read the short version in Love Least Expected, this really adds more to the story, but I found myself wanting more. I never get enough.
What you will be angry at: The end. Where the story ends will have you throwing things, yelling at your e-reader, and cursing the heavens that there isn’t more… yet. I can’t wait to see more of Eli and Ashley’s story. This is a must-read. You might get angry at the end, but it’s a must-read.
veiled in darkness: Having read almost everything that this author has written, I think this is the best plotted and developed story yet. I know, I said her last book was the best written, but this just might top it in development. In true Twombly fashion, we get a crazy plot, a dynamic cast, and desire for more. If you haven't started this series yet and you love paranormal romance, angel stories with a twist, or just reading in general, try the Eternally Mated series. This is not a stand-alone story. You have to read Fall Into Darkness first to understand the plot, and there isn't any summarizing or rehasing of the first book.
This is really Ashley's story as she comes in to her own. She's not just the freak with the ability to see people die anymore. She's learning her heritage and what abilities she has that need tamed. She's sassy, headstrong, and has grown a lot since being the girl running to Alaska to hide from the world. I admire her and how she's taken it all in stride. There are some really amazing moments that will have you shouting "YES, THAT'S AWESOME."
Eli really wants to be with Ashley and to end her contract with Lucifer, but every solution is coming up a dead end. And as the plot unfolds, they realize that her contract isn't really the big problem here. He's still as handsome and swoon-worthy as ever.
There was a lot to love about the story. The secondary characters really rounded things out. The hellhound was amusing, there is a demon that is interesting, and Grandma is located. While the end wraps up this storyline, it teases you to what is coming. Set aside a few hours and dive through this series. You won't regret it.
I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review, but that doesn't change my opinion.