Blog Tour: Pure Souls Trilogy by Killian McRea
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When it turns out your ex was actually a sexy demon sent by the devil to seduce you to evil, you'd think the next guy, no matter what he's like, couldn't be a worse decision. Enter Father Marc Angeletti, a smooth talking piece of forbidden fruit with onyx eyes and a razor wit, and Riona Dade may as well start packing her luggage for damnation now. But come Hell or... well, Hell, Marc, Riona, and demigod Dee Zitka have a mission: serve as a Pure Soul and vanquish Lucifer's minion scum from the face of the Earth to protect humanity from evil.
Oh, and don't get seduced into sin yourself, because a fallen Pure Soul is one of Lucifer's biggest thrills. As long as Riona and Marc can keep things professional and north of the sheets, no problem, right?
Yeah, that worked out great in the Thornbirds, too...
My 4-star review
A priest, a demigod, and a Pure Soul walk into a bar....
Seriously, they do! And they do a whole lot more. I wasn't expecting to like this book. This isn't my preferred genre. However, like most times, I am pleased I stepped out of my norm of reading and have been pleased. Riona, a take no prisoners, kick-ass spitfire. Marc a hot priest and wiccan, and Dee the god of demigods. The trio embark on their missions of vanquishing the evil doers of Lucifer. Temptation is around them. Riona and Marc do their best to avoid the temptations on sin that could not only damn them but damn the Earth itself. They are torn between love and acting on that love. This book is well written. A little witty. And a lot of lust.... not sex.... lust. If you are looking for something a little different from the same old love story, this is the book for you.... and yes there is a cliffhanger to keep you wanting just a little bit more.
Heaven hath no fury like a demon reborn...
Proving that Big Boss is not without a sense of whimsy, Hell’s former all-star demon, Jerry Romani, finds himself a traded player in the classic war of good versus evil. Taking up residence in the human shell left behind by the death and damnation of Marc Angeletti, Jerry seizes on the chance both to win a trip to the pearly gates and reclaim the heart of witch Riona Dade. Not pleased with the butt-kicking the Pure Souls served up, Lucifer enlists his fallen angel compatriots, the Grigori, to stir up trouble topside. Time ticks closer to the inevitable: Marc's resurrection as a demon on Earth, and Jerry is determined to protect Riona and his shiny new Pure Soul status at all costs. He quickly finds two thousand years of living la vida demonica aren’t easily undone, however, and old habits are hard to break. Walking the true path is problematic, and Jerry finds his role reversed when he must convince Riona that it’s in her best interest to do the same. Even if letting her give into temptation is more conducive to his efforts. And just as Project Woo a Witch starts bearing some forbidden fruit, Destiny delivers one hell of bitch slap. Jerry may have been sent back to Earth to do something Riona can't, something that will ensure the only thing he'll be kissing where she's concerned is his ass goodbye.
My 4-star review
Just as in Pure & Sinful, Killian McRae has me wanting more. How dare she end this book just when I was on the edge of my seat! Hold on tight, this book does not disappoint!
Now first, Riona. Come on! Stop denying what you know you feel for Jerry. Yes, I am Jerry’s cheerleader. Don’t hate! You will be too! Now back to Riona. I know you have had a lot of “truths” thrown at you, but denying what you want versus what you think you should have is not healthy for anyone!
Oh Jerry, once Pure Soul turned demon, now you are…. Well, I cannot tell you what he is. That would mean I would have to spoil some pretty juicy gossip! I can’t do that! Needless to say he has redeemed himself in this installment. Don’t worry, there will be plenty more Jerry coming; I am sure of it by the ending of this book that left me panting and begging for it to not be the ending!
We still get lots of Remi and Dee too, along with others introduced to us in Pure & Sinful. This book was nothing short of great! I cannot go too far into what I liked about this book, again I would be a spoiler. Just trust me when I say this is not your traditional love story/paranormal book. This book stands alone on its own plane!
The last time Dee saw his father, his wife Carol lay dead at Zeus’ feet. He vowed never to return, but someone has to rescue Riona from his crazy Greek God family. At least this time the visit should be brief: he just has to sponsor Jerry, find the keystone, and get the hell out of Olympus. Crossing paths with feisty quartergod Anwen Yates proves how the best laid plans sometimes don't mean jack. Seems Anwen has a couple of demons on her tail, and Olympus with its demon-free climate would be the perfect place for her to hide out. The fact that Dee finds her frustrating, funny, and sexy as hell has nothing at all to do with his decision to bring her along. Nope.
Biding her time with Hades and Persephone, Riona feels like a third wheel to the ancient, troubled marriage. The cherry on the cake? Uninvited angels are subject to death in Olympus, and suddenly her magic has a life of its own! Needing to get her heavenly hexing under control before her hybrid heritage is exposed, Hades helps her find an angelic mentor. And wouldn’t you know it that Azazel brings his newly-minted demon Marc Angeletti along for Riona’s target-practicing pleasure. Or maybe just her pleasure in general…
As the days tick by, the lines of right and wrong, purpose and persuasion, and sin and sanctity begin to blur. Rumors fly, the Heaven-Hell Accords stretch thinner than a sheet of filo dough, and Zeus grows more cryptic by the day. Riona's angelic instincts throw her libido haywire, Hades makes a Hail Mary pass to save his marriage, and Jerry fears that his may be over before it’s even begun. Meanwhile, the two pillars draw closer to Olympus, and Dee closer to facing his father, his family, and his past. But can he honor his wife’s memory, while evermore wanting to do right by Anwen? The road to Hell is paved with God intentions.
My 4-star review
I had been waiting for almost a year for this book! I read the first two when each of them first came out... I was sucked into the wit, humor and demi-god world instantly, which surprised me since this isn't usually my genre. Killian has a way of making these books more entertaining than you would expect.
The back and forth in this story might make you dizzy but a good dizzy. I couldn't make my mind up. Was I leaning towards Jerry or Marc. I kind of was that way before too, but this time, my head was spinning.
With so much going on with each of the characters, there is never a dull moment in this book. The chuckles, the cuteness, the sitting on the edge of your seat. This isn't your typical book, just like any of Killian's books. This is a book with super-natural powers, love, action, deceit.... Really, it has a little of just about every element possible.
If you have yet to pick up any of this series, you should rectify that soon! This is one of those series that definitely will keep you entertained from one book to the next!
Killian McRae would tell you that she is a rather boring lass, an authoress whose characters’ lives are so much more exciting than her own. She would be right. Sadly, this sarcastic lexophile leads a rather mundane existence in the San Francisco Bay Area. She once dreamed of being the female Indiana Jones, and to that end she earned a degree in Middle Eastern History from the University of Michigan. However, when she learned that real archaeologist spend more time lovingly removing dust with toothbrushes from shards of pottery than outrunning intriguing villains with exotic accents, she decided to become a writer instead. She writes across many genres, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, and historical fiction.