Book Title: Death Dealer
Series Title & Book #: A Death Angel Novella—Book 1
Author: Ashley Robertson
Published: July 1, 2013
Death: a word Mia Baron was all too familiar with since the murder of her parents when she was a young girl. Her drive for vengeance was the reason she became a Death Dealer—a soul guide through the spirit realm—signing her life away in her own blood. Pain forged a concrete wall around her heart and no one or nothing would ever penetrate it…until she got what she desired most—revenge.
Deacon Gage craves justice for his own horrific tragedy that forced him into the same life Mia chose, with the same promise of vengeance dangling just out of reach. His expert training makes him an Elite—one of the few Death Dealers to ever achieve such a status—and no one can shift his focus from the blood he seeks.
But when the two are partnered for yet another job and a heart-shattering case rips open Mia’s heart, Deacon realizes he’s the only one who can save her…at a price that might be too much to pay: opening his heart to her. The clock is ticking and her life hangs on the balance of whether he can truly let go or will hold onto his desire for blood.
My Thoughts ❤
4 Stars… by Chelly
Mia Baron and Deacon Gage have a lot in common. They are partners, both bad-ass Death Dealers, meaning they are sent to free souls from human bodies and escort them to the Light or Dark Gates (which often involves battling horrifying demons), and they both took on these jobs seeking revenge on those who destroyed their families. They want to be the ones to escort those souls to Hell. When Mia gets her chance, Deacon is assigned to help with the job just in case Mia’s emotions get in the way of her finishing the assignment. The two have worked together for years and have had nothing more than a friendship, but when they start noticing different feelings for each other, is it part of the bond or is something more developing? When Mia’s life is hanging on the line, can the one who ruined her family be the one to help save her? Can she move past her need for revenge and let love in?
This is the first time I’ve read anything by Ashley Robertson and I was blown away by her style of writing. She has created a truly unique storyline, with loveable characters and exceptionally colorful and descriptive writing. I give 4 stars only because I wanted more! I knew this was a novella from the beginning, but I can’t help but wish it was drawn out over a full length novel. When Mia got her chance for justice, even though it was a unique twist that I loved, I feel like it should’ve been more…something. I don’t think she got the closure she was looking for. And while the chemistry between Mia and Deacon was extremely HOT, it felt rushed. Overall, I was sucked in to the world of the Death Dealer and I am looking forward to more…will Mia achieve Elite status like Deacon, possibly even become a Death Angel? I’m hoping so!
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Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida, and loves writing about anything paranormal. She also composes poems and songs, though she learned long ago she doesn’t have a singing voice. When she isn’t writing you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, and drinking fine wines and gourmet coffees from her Nespresso machine.
*2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST in the Fantasy genre for her book UNGUARDED*
Visit her website to learn about her upcoming releases, guest blog posts, and featured giveaways at: AshleyRobertsonBooks.com
Blood Promise (A Death Angel Novella—Book 2) teaser included in copy of Death Dealer.
Ashley Robertson was a 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist (in the Fantasy genre) for her paranormal romance, Unguarded. (http://ashleyrobertsonbooks.com/2013/06/18/unguarded-indie-excellence-awards-finalist/)