Hidden in the shadows of the Infernos, Celeste is surrounded by the protection of Dante and her brothers. She is a Demon/Reaper a being that should never have been. An elite fighter, Celeste has honed her fighting skills and is a deadly weapon for Dante. Her one weakness? A Fallen Angel she has loved for two centuries.
Marcus a Fallen Angel knew the unconditional love of the Gods, and Angels. But he fell to the mortal plane in dishonor. Five hundred years ago he fell for a mortal, but she spurned him. Taking a vow of celibacy he has dedicated himself to fighting the evils of the world. Believing that he will one day be worthy of his lost mortals love as well as redemption from the Angels who turned him away.
One of the First… Calliope has been released onto the mortal plane. His one and only goal is to destroy Dante and the Reapers. Taking his rightful place as the ruler of the Infernos.
The only weapon that can kill Calliope is the Black Sword, a sword so evil only one creature in existence can carry it. Celeste. But she can’t hunt down Calliope on her own. She is forced to partner with the one being she wants more than life itself, Marcus.
Can a Reaper/Demon and a Fallen Angel work together to kill Calliope before he succeeds in taking over the Infernos and releasing hell on earth?
A Step Away From the Norm
This is where I point out that I’m only half way through the book due to other happenings in life. Now while I can’t control life, I also don’t want to shirk my duties, so what I’m going to do is tell you what I have so far. So it’s half review half book status update. I know, smooth...
At 50% I can tell you that I like the story. The idea of it is so cool and the way things are coming together is awesome. I like the way the story is written and am really pleased that I came across ‘Lost in Time’. It has interesting ideas that I’m hoping get explained in more depth as the story progresses. While I say that I enjoy the way the story is written this is purely a reference to the author’s style as the book is littered with typos (this is what’s slowed me down. It’s like trying to decipher the code of an excited writer who can’t get their words down fast enough and has forgotten to check through afterwards.). I’m constantly stopping to bang my head against a wall (gently, I don’t want to damage the precious brain cells) or have a bit of a “facepalm” moment.
Another thing that’s causing me to struggle is that dastardly chapter length. You’ve heard about my attention span. Long chapters do not help me. They mock me, I swear they do it on purpose. However the detail and scene building makes it almost worth sitting through many pages wanting a chapter break (note I said almost. I like short chapters... a lot.)
The main characters have such sizzling chemistry and how they’ve failed to notice it coming off each other is beyond me. They’re driving me bonkers but I just want them to get a room (you hear me Marcus & Celeste? Get a room!), in fact I want to drag them into one and lock all the exits. Which would be redundant giving some of Celeste’s skills but you know what I mean. The characters are very much something that make me want to read more of this book. I love how they interact and I have mental images of them and THEY’RE MY FRIENDS NOW! (Okay, maybe not but I WANT THEM TO BE.)
So I think we can summarise that, for me, chapter length and an ocean of typos are holding me back on this book. While I can appreciate the effort it takes to write a book, I think typos are something that need to be addressed when they’re this widespread, they take the reader’s focus away from the actual story and make it difficult to actually focus on what is needed to be focused on in order to stay with the story to give it the full attention that it deserves. However I do like the plot and the character development enough to, not only continue to plough through this, but to think that they outweigh the cons. Not a bad job at all in my opinion. I do realise that indies can’t always afford an editor. That’s why I point it out. I want the author to make their book better. I want it to be the best it can possibly be.
Who am I?
This is a tough question to answer, it would be cliché’ to say: "I'm whoever you want me to be." (Wink, wink)
However, the bare facts are, I'm a mother of 2, a wife of almost 20 years, a daughter, sister, friend, loud obnoxious cubical partner. (Seriously, we aren't meant to be stuck together, in tiny boxes like this.)
I have a B.S. Degree in Information Technology. And I want nothing more in the world than to be a published author of Urban Fantasy Romance.
I was born and raised in a suburb of Salt Lake City, UT. called West Jordan. Where I live, about 2 miles from the home I grew up in. World traveler I am not.
I currently work a full time day job as a Business Analyst which is a fancy term for I work on a computer all day. (boooo, this technical stuff makes my muse cry). Nuff said. One day I will be a full time writer. Until then, I shall slog along at my day job.
So if I'm not working the day job or writing. You will find me reading, which is my greatest past time. Unless, my family has kidnapped me! Taken me out of my comfort zone! Away from running water, and a flushing toilet, away from electricity and God forbid Wi-Fi. (It makes no sense to want leave the city!! There are things outside of the city that can kill, and eat you. NO thanks.) Camping, they’ve taken me camping….. (sniff sniff).
Or you might find me cycling, which is my new hobby, even though I tend to crash a lot! My husband calls me crash, but I love it. When I cycle I feel free, my brain and all my characters are quiet, and I can think. After 20 miles or so I am able to internalize my next moves not only in life but in writing as well. I am a true believe that everyone needs this type of release. You just have to find what that release is for you.
I obsessively stalk Twitter, Facebook, and lurk in Yahoo groups rarely making comments. I’m working on that part, wish me luck.
I love music and if I am I ever seen without my iPhone I have been kidnapped by aliens and every action should be taken to retrieve the real me.
What if they don’t have running water, flushing toilets, electricity or…say it isn’t possible Wi-Fi in space??
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