Book Title: Death Dealer
Series Title & Book #: A Death Angel Novella—Book 1
Author: Ashley Robertson
Published: July 1, 2013
Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida, and loves writing about anything paranormal. She also composes poems and songs, though she learned long ago she doesn’t have a singing voice. When she isn’t writing you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, and drinking fine wines and gourmet coffees from her Nespresso machine.
*2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST in the Fantasy genre for her book UNGUARDED*
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I first want to say that I am always a sucker for a paranormal romance! I was intrigued by this book because I don’t usually read one that doesn’t have to do with vampires or demons. Death Dealers? Sure…what the hell.
This story is about a girl who in turn for finding the man who gruesomely killed her parents and put him to justice sells her soul. In return, she gets to collect the souls. As part of the deal, she gets to work alongside Deacon, a fellow death dealer. There have been feelings building over the years between the two but neither wants to admit it. When Mia almost loses her life, Deacon has no choice but to tell her exactly how he feels.
I like that the book got right to the point. There was no lagging and the story moved quite quickly. There was some background info given which was good to keep you on track but not so much to make it look like filler.
There wasn’t a whole lot of background into Deacon. We find out about his sister and what deal he struck to be a Death Dealer but that’s pretty much it. I would like to know more about him and his story.
I like Mia’s character. She is strong, independent, yet naive and whimsical all at the same time. I think her character can grow to spectacular proportions.
Deacon’s character came off a little arrogant at first but once softened, very genuine. He is the protector and the senior of the two so there is much Mia can learn from him.
There are so many ways this story can go from here. I am anxious to see what Ashley does with it. The idea is solid and the characters are very likable and relateable.
I give this story 4 out of 5 stars. It would have gotten 5 but I felt like the story was too short. LOL. A very well thought out story and well written. I can’t wait for Blood Promise. I also added everything else Ashley has written to my TBR. I say, Ashley, you are on your way to becoming my new favorite author!