cover image Angel Betrayed

Angel Betrayed

Cynthia Eden. Kensington/Brava, $14 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-7582-6761-0

The second installment of Eden’s action-packed, dark paranormal series the Fallen (after Angel of Darkness) centers on a deposed angel of death and his half-breed succubus flame. Kicked out of Heaven for extralegally punishing a group of rapists and killers, an unrepentant Sammael ends up in New Orleans. There he meets Seline O’Shaw—daughter of an angel and an incubus—who has her own dark agenda: killing Sammael under order from Rogziel, the punishment angel. Seline soon learns fallen angels can be good and still-wingèd angels can be evil, as someone is killing other fallen angels. Sammael and Seline must find the killer before they too are killed, but in the process, they fall in love and learn to trust again—a hard task for both. Eden offers compelling characters, sizzling sex, and breakneck action in this solid effort that sets the stage for the third book, due November 2012. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (July)