Ah, books. Glorious books! Wonderful books! How I love thee! 🙂
Yep, I’ve been reading again. This time, my literary obsession is The Impending Possession of Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé by S.L. Saboviec. It’s a stand-alone novel from the same universe as Guarding Angel and Reaping Angel, and it was the perfect way to whet my appetite for the next book in the Fallen Redemption series.
Wow, so that’s a lot of titles right there. A person could be confused by all that, I suppose, so allow me to tell you what this book is all about:
Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé, busy executive and less-than-stellar mother and wife, has a problem that only an exorcist can solve. Except she’s not precisely a devout Catholic parishioner any longer, and to gain assistance from the Church means telling a whopping lie of omission.
Fortunately, she discovers Father Angelo Ambrosio, whose commitment to helping the afflicted means he’s willing to overlook the things Scarlet prefers to keep hidden. Unfortunately, his sordid past keeps him under a microscope with the bishop, who’s not so liberal in his views.
But the demon harassing Scarlet is relentless. It makes its motives clear: in a previous life, she struck a bargain, promising it her body on her fiftieth birthday. Now, she and Angelo must unravel the mystery surrounding her forgotten past in order to stop the possession by next week or risk losing her to the depths of Hell forever.
This stand-alone novel set in the Fallen Redemption universe extends the series to modern day. Enter a world where humans reincarnate, demons interfere in daily life, and the currents of fate carry us all to our destinies.
I devoured this book. As I said, it was the perfect way to whet my appetite for the next book in the series, because now I want to go back and read the first two books all over again while I wait for the third to come out. The characters were interesting and well-developed; I particularly liked Zoe, as well as the relationship between Dante and Father Angelo. Reading this reminded me a little bit of some of the things I read in middle and high school, things like Carrie and The Amityville Horror. They were stories that made me cringe, even as I turned the next page.
I could not put this book down.
Beautiful imagery abounded, even though this book was not set in Heaven:
Relief flooded over Scarlet like warm sunlight, heating parts of her that she didn’t know were frozen.
There was humor, too:
“Oh, and Scarlet?” said Father Angelo. “Bring that ancient pain in my ass with you. Goodbye.”
I also loved this line:
The weight of the past made the pain in his knees more acute.
Lines like those have me ready to dive back into revising my own work. Or, you know, just go back to the beginning and start reading all over again. 😀
Have I enticed you yet? Yes? Good! Then head on over to Amazon and pre-order now. The book officially launches on October 3, and you won’t want to miss it!
About the Author
Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but became an expat for her Canadian husband, whom she met in the Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game Star Wars: Galaxies (before the NGE, of course). She holds a B.S. in Physics, which qualifies her to B.S. about physics and occasionally do some math for the sci-fi stories she concocts. Her dark, thought-provoking science fiction & fantasy contains flawed, relatable characters and themes that challenge the status quo.
Her short fiction has appeared in AE and Grievous Angel, and her debut novel received an honorable mention in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
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