“I tell ya. Cynthia Eden sure knows how to make you have a luscious desire for a "bad" guy. This is the 2nd book in her The Fallen series and I like this one better than the 1st book. As always, I will not put a lot of details in my review that is from the book. I think it ruins it for the...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I hadn't read a good angel book in awhile. This one had some skimming parts. Ugh.”TracySchoenberg wrote this review Tuesday, July 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I tell ya. Cynthia Eden sure knows how to make you have a luscious desire for a "bad" guy. This is the 2nd book in her The Fallen series and I like this one better than the 1st book. As always, I will not put a lot of details in my review that is from the book. I think it ruins it for the potential readers. But, I will say this much:
Sammael is an Angel of Death that Falls from Grace. The way Cynthia writes about him, it gives you one heck of an imagination of what he would look like. I just wonder if it would be a Sin to swoon over a Fallen. :) But, alas, Sam has his eyes on a particular Paranormal, Seline, that wants his help. But he's not too sure if he can trust her and what she really is. There is a lot of action, trust issues, other Paranormal, sex, powers from "all" sides and more. Not to mention, there are some Angels that are getting too involved in the "human" side of things. There is so much going on that you do not get bored during this read.
I recommend this book and I am looking forward to the 3rd book in this series: Angel in Chains. ”
“Sammael is a Fallen Angel. Once an Angel of Death in the Heavens his touch can still kill on Earth. And Sam likes to use his Touch of Death on those who deserve it.
Seline O’Shaw is a half-breed with a problem. She’s not exactly sure what Sam is, but she is sure he can help her escape the life she’s living. All she has to do is convince him, in a round-about sneaky way, to help her. Neither one of them expected the intense sexual attraction between them. Now, not only do they have to fight an evil Punishment Angel and his hellhound, but the sexual heat they generate. Someone’s going to get burned and in more ways than one. It’s just a matter of how hot it will get.
I love Cynthia Eden’s books. When I pick one up I am 99.9% guaranteed that I will thoroughly enjoy it. She doesn’t disappoint in 'Angel Betrayed.' Great twisty-turny plot, fast-moving, excellent writing, well-developed characters, humorous, hot steamy sex and interesting secondary characters. An outstanding second book to the series. I’m looking forward to book 3, 'Angel in Chains.'
*Many thanks to Kensington for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
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5 out of 5 Licks
After reading Angel of Darkness I was soooo excited to find out it was time for Sam's story!! He is such a tortured soul (perfect for a fallen angel I guess) and I just love my heroes tortured. Seline hasn't had an easy life either so it's fun to see the two of them fight the attraction. Sam tries to come across as almost heartless but I know he's not. I laughed and cried my ass off when reading this book. I think one of the best compliments I can give is that I couldn't put it down but I never wanted it to end. I love the other two books in the series (read about Angel in Chains tomorrow) but this one is hands down my favorite. My kittens know how serious I am about not giving out spoilers so I can't say much but if you aren't crying toward the end of this one you might be heartless! lol ”
“Angel Betrayed is the second in The Fallen series by Cynthia Eden. The Fallen series is about angels that fall because they develop human feelings and end up breaking their laws. Sammael the Death Angel chose to take the souls of some men that hurt women and children. He then fell from heaven and has lived on the earth for centuries.
In Angel of Darkness (the first in the Fallen Series) we meet Selina O’Shaw and we get a glimpse of how Sam feels about her. In this book, Selina approaches Sam to return a favor. That is the start of their adventure and romance.
As a fan of Ms. Eden’s book I have to say that Angel Betrayed is one of her best! I love the depth that she gives her characters and the exciting plot made this a book I didn’t want to put down! I totally recommend that you read Angel of Darkness before you read Angel Betrayed. I think it will give you the background you need so you too can fall in love with this book.”
“4.5 stars. ”Oliva wrote this review Thursday, July 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales
Quick & Dirty: Non-stop action and page turning tension clearly make Angel Betrayed an exciting read.
Opening Sentence: Death could be kind or he could be cruel.
Seline has been put in a precarious situation. She has to capture, contain and hopefully kill a man named Sam for her boss, Rogziel. Rogziel has always had input over Seline all of her life. He has raised her to believe that she is an evil abomination for her succubus side. Seline knows that she cannot get away from Rogziel, as a punishment angel he always knows where she is. Seline is not aware of Sammael’s Fallen angel status until the night she goes in for the kill. Sam is a lot stronger than she first thought, she then realizes that only she has the actual power to kill Sam but Sam could also save her from Rogziel.
Sam and Seline’s attraction for one another is apparent from the very beginning but they both have ulterior motives. Sam wants Seline because she knows where his brother Azrael is being held prisoner. Sam is haunted with settling a score and wants nothing more than to kill his brother. But when Az escapes, Sam and Seline team up for Seline’s safety. Then when it looks like Az is killing other Fallen angels, they know that they have to stop him no matter what, while trying to avoid Rogziel and his hounds from hell.
Seline isn’t very likeable at first when she is trying to ensnare Sam into her trap, but when her inner motivations come out, I was instantly rooting for her. Her tragic past and the bleak outlook for her future, she knows Rogziel plans to kill her and a witch has foreseen her future covered in blood, will have you hoping that she will survive what is put in front of her. Sam has always had eyes for Seline since he first saw her but he knows she is up to something. So when she finally reveals her hand he has no problems scaring her with who he is or even setting her up as bait. Sam’s motivations towards Seline weren’t always practical but I still wanted them to be together.
Trust and betrayal are the major themes in this novel. Sam and Seline absolutely do not trust each other. They want to but they can’t, not when Seline can drain Sam’s powers dry and Sam can just kill her from one touch. Just as they begin to step forward in their relationship, they feel they are betrayed by the other.
Angel Betrayed is a non-stop action ride from the beginning when Seline fakes an attack on her to the revelations that are discovered at the end. The story is told in the third person through the eyes of Sam, Seline, a few fallen angels and a very bad punishment angel. The world is still as stark and dark as the first book in the series but all the more intriguing.
Overall, this is my favorite book of the series so far. The world sucked me in to make Angel Betrayed a quick, enjoyable read. I did feel there was one thread left dangling in the world but I have a feeling Angel in Chains will deal with that. If you are a fan of tragic but strong characters I highly recommend this series.
Alex was getting away. Seline took off after him. Her legs pumped fast and she jumped into the air.
“Seline!” Sam’s snarl.
She tackled Alex. “You’re not getting away that fast.” They crashed onto the pavement.
“Fucking demon bitch. Traitor.” He rolled and came up fast. “You’re not getting away at all.” And the knife he’d gripped in his right hand came at her throat.
Before he could touch her, Sam touched him.
Alex’s whole body jerked as if he’d just been hit with an electrical charge. His eyes rolled back into his head, and a silent scream contorted his face.
He shuddered, then a moment later he fell to the ground, his body frozen. Dead.
Seline’s gaze rose to Sam’s. The pounding of her heart seemed far too loud. He’d told her what he could do, she’d known how powerful he was, but seeing him, well . . .
He’d just killed with a touch.
Very, very scary.
He offered his hand to her.
FTC Advisory: Kensington Brava provided me with a copy of Angel Betrayed. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.”
ANGEL BETRAYED by Cynthia Eden is an exciting paranormal romance. It is the second in “The Fallen” series but can be read as a stand alone. See,”Angel of Darkness”. Step into a wild ride as you follow Sammael,the Angel of Death,and Seline O’Shaw,daughter of an angel and an incubus. Sammael, was kicked out of Heaven for punishing a group of rapists and killers,and unrepentant Sammael ends up in New Orleans. Where he meets Seline,who has her own dark agenda and needs Sammael’s protection or so it seems. Ms. Eden has written a fast paced,action packed story full of sizzling sex,compelling characters,danger,a good vs evil scenerio,a lot of angel lust,and of course love. Ms. Eden brings her characters to life on every page. A must read for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance,angels in a unique way,hot sizzling sex and of course lots of love and action. Received for an honest review from the author and publisher. Details can be found at the author’s website,Brava,Kensington Books,and My Book Addiction and More.
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More”
“Review also posted on http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com/2012/07/review-angel-betrayed-by-cynthia-eden.html
I was so happy that Netgalley had this book before it's release date. I think I screamed like a little girl when I got it. I love Cynthia Eden's books. =) Unfortunately, it took me longer to read it due to other things in life that took precedence. Boo! Let's just say this Book Mama was not very happy to put "Angel Betrayed" off for awhile to do college homework. Grr! Don't these professors know I need my Romance books to keep me sane? Geez!
I've been counting down the days to read Sammael's story since he was introduced in Angel of Darkness. For some reason, I grew attached to him because he is such a bad ass.
I wanted to know which female character would tame this fallen angel and I also wanted to know why he fell.
Cynthia definitely picked the best female character to capture Sam's heart. I was definitely not disappointed.
Sammael, fell centuries ago because he took matters into his own hands to kill men off that weren't supposed to die yet. He also enjoyed it a little too much. (once I read why he killed the men...I understood why he did it...and I couldn't blame him...I think I would've done the same thing)
He now owns a club called Sunrise where he meets, Seline.
Seline is a half-breed. (She's half succubus, half angel) She actually has a mission to take out Sammael from someone who wants to punish Sam. Unfortunately, that mission goes not as planned. Who can resist the sexy fallen angel, Sam? Although, she doesn't know what he is until later. She needs Sam's help on gaining her freedom from the person who wants Sam dead. Sam does not want to help her at first until he realizes what she is and how she could help him find Azrael. (another fallen angel...who also appeared in Angel of Darkness)
Both of them are now being hunted by the same guy and fallen angels are being killed everywhere now. It's up to Sam and Seline to find the fallen angels that are on the hit list to save them.
My thoughts on "Angel Betrayed" were of course not disappointed. I love Cynthia Eden's Fallen Angel world she has created. It's way different from any other fallen angel stories out there. I also learned there are other types of angel in this book (not just Angel's of Death) that weren't introduced in the previous book. Yes...definitely like the way Cynthia has taken this world.
I loved Seline's character and how strong she was and how she could take care of herself. I loved her abilities and I loved how she handled Sam in the book.
I adore Sam...and he is my FAVE of the Fallen Angel's...(probably until I read Azrael's story) Found something out about Azrael in this book that I wasn't expecting. =)
Sam in my opinion could have been forgiven for what he did to those men before he fell, but of course that's now how it works in the angels world.
There was a lot of action in this book and of course some steamy scenes between Sam and Seline. (Jealous...of Seline...just letting everyone know...damn her)
Now I have to wait until the next book comes out. I can wait patiently. At least try too. =)
Thanks Cynthia Eden for creating these Fallen Angel series. =)
I recommend this book to paranormal romance readers out there, fans of Cynthia Eden, and of course those readers who love reading about sexy fallen angels. You will definitely not be disappointed in these books. =) ”
Reviewed by Angela & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
I have fallen deeper in love with the Angels in Ms. Eden's books. This second installment in The Fallen series is even better then the first. It has everything I expected and wanted.
The story continues with the battle between good and evil. Unfortunately, the Angels who are in charge to know the difference are not allowed to their own opinion. Some will bend or go against the rules and become a Fallen.
Sammael has been a fallen Angel for Centuries. He is feared by demons, humans and disliked by his ex-angel buddies. Rightly so as Sam had become rogue and committed the ultimate sin, kill. If remember Angel Betrayed (book 1), Sam had a big part in that story helping Keenan and Nicole get their HEA. And now, it’s his turn to finally get what he deserves. We also meet Seline O’shaw in Angel Betrayed. Not a big part but she made her presence known. She was the demon dancer that Sam was fascinated with. She had given him some information and now demands a boon in return. In this book, she definitely gets the favor she wanted.
I was engrossed from the beginning until the end. The plot not only included a good romance but it was suspenseful and action packed. I loved Sam and Seline’s story and I feel like the truly belonged together. Both lost and lonely, they finally found someone they can trust. And this surprised me but Seline actually turned out to be a kick ass heroine. She was sort of needy in the beginning but was able to redeem herself in a grand way. And Sam, well, let’s just say Ms. Eden knows how to deliver a true Alpha to drool over.
Well done, Ms. Eden, this series had definitely turned out to be a favorite of mine and will be watching for each release date.
*ARC provided by author”