Her Black Wings by AJ Norris
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Her Black Wings
The Dark Amulet Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Date of Publication: July 12, 2016
Word Count: 76,000
Amalya Rivers longs to die and end her lonely existence—but it doesn’t work out that way…
A former runaway turned criminal, Amalya is murdered and thrust into a treacherous world full of red-skinned, horned beasts under the control of the Demon Ruler, Abaddon, instead of enjoying peace and serenity like she hoped. But saving a young child from a certain brutal death in the last moments of her life has earned her a chance at salvation.
Elliott the Redeemer wants no part in saving another soul…
After one too many failures at redeeming lost souls, the nail-biting, self-pitying Elliot has had enough of his work and would prefer to live out his eternity on Earth drowning in bourbon. It doesn’t matter that Amalya has grown black feathered wings signifying the good that still dwells within her. He can’t risk failure again.
Amalya must save someone from her past in order to escape Abaddon’s rule…
She has to prevent the now grown child she saved from committing murder or risk returning to Netherworld with Abaddon for good. She can’t do it alone, though. Amalya needs the help of the angel sent to guide her, but their emerging love might not be enough to convince Elliot she’s worth the risk.
Amalya loves her black wings. She knows she’s meant to be an angel—and she will stop at nothing to prove it…
Elliott the Redeemer doesn’t want to save another soul, the lost souls over the years have taken a toll. When he is ordered to the Netherworld to bring Amalya back he grudgingly agrees but when he meets her he starts to feel again.
To save herself from returning to the Netherworld she has to stop the now grown child she saved from committing murder. Amalya just has to convince Elliott to help her.
Will Amalya be successful or will she fail and return to Abaddon?
I was hesitant when I started this book as I’m not a fan of Angel stories but after the first couple of chapters I was hooked. Amalya is a fantastic character her despair is almost difficult to read. With no one and nothing to live for she has always thought death was the easy way out until it happened. She has to come to terms with her mistakes in order to help save others.
It was fantastic to see her journey and the difference in her. Elliott is lost he no longer believes in his work and when he returns from Netherworld he is broken. He becomes so wrapped up in his own grief and sadness he struggles with his feelings for Amalya. He runs away when things become too much and leaves Amalya to deal with her task. The development and the in depth characters made it difficult to put down. The plot keeps you wanting to know what happens next and who will win.
For me this book is two tales in one, there is a romance between two lost souls and then there is a story of redemption. There is hope and a chance no matter how many mistakes you make. By working together, accepting the mistakes you make and choosing to change you can alter your path. A fantastic read with an engaging and interesting plot. I will happily recommend this book and wait for future books by this author
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About the Author:
A.J. Norris is a romantic suspense and paranormal romance novelist. She began writing as a way to dim down the voices inside her head. She enjoys being able to get inside someone else’s head, even a fictional one, and see what they see. Watching how her characters deal with difficult situations or squirm with the uncomfortable ones make the hard work of writing all worth it. She is a movie buff, especially book adaptations, loves watching her son play baseball and communing with other writers. She lives with her family who are extremely tolerant (at least most of the time) of all her late nights behind the computer.
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