Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kiss of Pride (Deadly Angels #1) by Sandra Hill

Sandra Hill writes about Vikings.  Usually historical romances. So when she chose to write a PNR it had to have Vikings right? 

Kiss of Pride tells the story of Vikar Sigurdsson.   He and his brothers are being punished as they’ve each been singularly attached to one of the seven deadly sins.  For Vikar it is pride.  As punishment they’ve been turned into vangels (vampire/angels) to do good and to fight Lucifer's vampires (lucipires) whose goal was to collect the souls of sinners before they had a change to repent. 
Alexandra Kelly is a reporter who has lost her faith.  Her estranged husband and her daughter were killed by cartel mobsters and she is angry.  She is considering mortal revenge against those that killed her daughter which makes her ripe for reaping by the lucipires.  Archangel Michael thinks she can be saved and arranges for her to meet Vikar. 

I think this series is very ambitious and if anyone can pull it off Ms. Hill can.  I enjoyed the book but as with every first book in a series there is a lot of world building which in this case is so convoluted as to be distracting.  I had the same problem with Gena Showalters Lords of the Underworld series but came to love them all.  I will definitely be checking out the next installment.

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