Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: April 24, 2015
Cover Artist: Gunjan Kumar
and Christopher Cold
Sarcastic demon-slayer extraordinaire Jordan Amador has been locked in a year-long struggle to hunt down the thirty silver coins paid to Judas Iscariot. The mere touch of these coins is enough to kill any angel.
Jordan's demonic opposition grows more desperate with each coin found, so they call on the ultimate reinforcement: Moloch, the Archdemon of War. Moloch puts out a contract on Jordan as well as her estranged husband, the Archangel Michael. Now Jordan and Michael will have to find a way to work together to survive against impossible odds and stop Moloch's plan, or else he’ll wage a war that will wipe out the human race.
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Chattanooga had been a nice place to live for the past ten months, a fact proven by my utter disapproval of the hotel we checked in the following night we left. The safe house was in Montpelier, Vermont and by car it was an eighteen-hour drive. However, the two of us were exhausted from the recent fights we’d had and needed some sleep so we stopped in Newburgh, Connecticut. We’d camp out here for the night and then leave first thing in the morning.
Myra worked at an office supplies store back in Tennessee, which paid alright, but neither of us were exactly swimming in cash. The hotel we chose was not of the highest caliber. The only benefits it boasted were cable television and air conditioning. I missed my thin pillows and slightly lumpy mattress back home.
We were behind schedule, but only slightly. Myra went to buy some dinner while I opted for a long, hot shower. It wasn’t a nice place to stay, but it had one admittedly awesome amenity—a handheld sprayer with plenty of settings. I stayed in until my fingertips were pruny, mulling over recent events and hoping that a clear solution would arise. No such luck. We were still on defense. I didn’t like it, not one bit. The weight hanging off my soul was starting to make my knees buckle. I had to fix this. I had to save the angels. I owed them. They had shed blood for me more than once. I wasn’t going to disappoint them, not again. Never again.
I finished rinsing out my hair and groped for the towel with my eyes closed to avoid getting any residual shampoo in them. Weirdly, my fingers hit nothing but the moist air near the rack. Frowning, I reached out farther. It wasn’t there. Had it fallen onto the floor?
I froze. A deep, mocking, dry-as-sandpaper voice. No. Please, God, let it just be my imagination.
I pried my eyes open and ducked my head around the shower curtain. There, in front of the sink, stood a tall, pale-skinned man with shoulder-length hair as black as soot and a smile as sinister as the devil himself. His eyes were the lightest hue of blue that existed and the pupils were thin and diamond-like rather than round. His features were vaguely European—small forehead, narrow nose, thin but sensual lips, arched eyebrows—but I knew he didn’t have an accent.
He clutched my towel in his long-fingered hand, the other tucked in the pocket of his easily seven-hundred-dollar black suit pants. I recognized his favorite dark color scheme—a charcoal grey button up shirt, black silk tie, and Gucci dress shoes.
“Looking good, my pet.”
The archdemon Belial was standing in my bathroom.
Well you guys know just what I love and appreciate in an author's work. If you are new to my reviews then let me just explain a little bit. First of all, I love down to earth characters, the paranormal scene, demons, angels etc. with romance slipped in. I also adore books about real life choices. This book had just about everything that I enjoy in a novel and that means the world to me! The author Kyoko M. really gives her readers something to turn the pages for. I can't stand a boring slow to pace paranormal, one where everything is always the same type book. But I JUST LOVE something different that keeps me wanting more. The Holy Dark is all about keeping me up reading for want of more. Not only that, but this author, makes it her absolute business to bring diverse characters to life, and this she does well.
Right in the beginning of this novel it is brought out that the character is a “black chick”! So there you have diversity right from the start. We actually really do need this, and Kyoko not only gives this to us but actually does a swell job in doing so. Now, I must state that I just hate giving spoilers and would rather critique the author's work instead of rehashing out a story to my readers. That is also important to me as a reader that loves to read and enjoys leaving the book quietly talked about instead of retold again. Now as for the characters in this particular novel, they were down to earth, upbeat as well as deep. The story line was excellent and the pace of the book moved well. Obviously, I know a great writer when I read their work and Kyoko M. is awesome!
I recommend this book to all those that love a good demon paranormal read with some bumps in the road about life decisions to be made. I give this book a full five star rating and commend the author for excellent standards. I read this book in exchange for an honest review and thank all that were involved in making sure that I was able to get a chance to read and review! Oh and get on over to your favorite online book dealer and pick up a copy of The Holy Dark, you will be glad that you did!
Kyoko M. ROCKS!
Kyoko M is an author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader. Her debut novel, The Black Parade, has been on Amazon's Bestseller List at #5 in the Occult Horror category. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology. When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel on a warm central Florida night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.
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