Hi Readers! Welcome to this weeks Book Club Thursday and to one of our monthly features. My fellow bloggers and I love a lot of the sane authors, but we aren't always able to read their books at the same time. So we selected some of our favorites to each read this year, wherever we left off in the monthly authors booklist. This week, we are CATCHING UP WITH: Author Sandra Hill.
For myself, I am trying to keep up with her Deadly Angels (aka vangels)series. Yep, vampire angels! And their manager is the archangel Michael himself. Oh, and did I mention that the vangels are also brothers from the olde viking era? So they were some really bad boys and have been doing their penance for about 1,000 years. This month, I read Harek's book, EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES.
New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill delivers a sizzling new entry in her Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel's otherworldly mission teams him with a Navy SEAL who's more than his match— she's his predestined mate . . .
The fact that vampire angel Harek Sigurdsson was a Norseman in his mortal life doesn't make thawing out after exile in Siberia any easier. But things heat up when his search for evil Lucipires connects him with Camille Dumaine, a human who thrums with sensual energy that can mean only one thing: she's the mate Harek's been seeking for centuries . . .
The SEALs call her "Camo" for her ability to blend into a crowd—yet Harek's intense blue gaze singles Camille out like a white-hot spotlight. The security wiz was hired to help bring down a ruthless band of international kidnappers, but Camille senses an unspoken agenda—besides Harek's bold declaration that she's his "destiny." Just Camille's luck that the sexiest man she's ever met may also be . . . a vampire!
In each book, the vangels are each punished for one of the seven deadly sins, which in Harek's case was "Greed". He loved to plunder and on one of his last voyages, he and his viking crew captured European slaves to sell at market. Some of the people captured were from family's and they became divided forever when sold at auction. For that, Michael aka Mike decided that that was enough and gave Harek the choice of becoming a vangel and repenting or die and lose his chance at heaven.
Sandra Hill knows how to blend romance with fun as well as some serious subject matter. Harek is joining forces with the Navy Seals and they are going to Africa to rescue girls kidnapped for eventual slavery. He meets Camille aka Camo who is a WEAL who is also going because she has a way with disguising herself to fit in tough situations. At first, he isn't impressed and thinks that she is rather plain. Foolish immortal. They start off like oil and water, but before the mission, he accompanies her back to her home to New Orleans for her brother's wedding. Boy was he gobsmacked at how well she cleaned up, an no, he is not politically correct. They begin to connect after Harek has a chance to save her parents right after the wedding from the "lucies". Yeah, if there are good vamps, then there are bad vamps, too. Balance in the world,lol.
Camille is a sexy, tough and smart woman. She does pretty well with learning about Harek's kind. Harek is tough and funny, but when he falls for her, he doesn't know how she will react to his long ago past. That doesn't matter though when he has to help her escape the bad guys with some school girls Camo was proteting on their overseas mission.
This story is fun, it has moments of laughter, Sandra Hill's southern sass, as well as some action and some jaw dropping moments. I love this series, but I recommend you start from the first book if you get confused by large casts of characters.
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