Monday, September 30, 2013

Review of Deep in Crimson by Sarah Gilman

Deep in Crimson
Return to Sanctuary, Book Two

Sarah Gilman

Genre: Adult paranormal romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication:  September 24, 2013
ISBN: 978-1622668960 / ASIN: B00BMKFR0A
Word Count: 64,000
Cover Artist: Libby Murphy

Kidnapped by humans and raised in a research facility, Jett was taught to believe his own race of demons insidious and violent. But a friendship with the archangel Raphael shatters Jett’s reality. Caught between two worlds, his first months of freedom find him lingering on the fringes of his home colony, Sanctuary.

When the human who stole Jett captures another demon youth from Sanctuary, Jett learns of the real plan—to steal Raphael’s archangel grandchildren. Jett wants to bring his captor to justice, but he must overcome the lies from his past and join forces with the demon Guardians, and the demon child’s older sister, Lexine.

Irresistible attraction grows between Jett and Lexine, but Lexine’s prophetic dreams of being mated to a poacher make her wary. And if Jett goes through the all-consuming process of becoming a Guardian, he may forfeit any chance they have of being together.

Deep in Crimson was a slow burner for me. It took me a few chapters before becoming engrossed in the story, but once engrossed, I stayed that way. 

Jett's outsider, antisocial but protective personality worked for me. Without having to relive every moment of his horrible childhood, the author did a great job of giving you a feel for what he went through and you felt for him. I rooted for him and his budding relationship with Lexine.

The world-building was good and had I read the first book in the series it probably would have been even better. The writing was great, the side characters interesting, the villain twisted. There is no insta-love here, the relationship between Jett and Lexine takes its time.

Deep in Crimson was a new (to me) spin on the roles of angels and demons and I enjoyed it.

Author Bio

Sarah Gilman writes wicked paranormal romance and fantasy in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where she was born and raised.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds great and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com


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