Broken Angel

Broken Angel

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by S. W. Vaughn
     
 

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A powerful suspense thriller, packed with action and edge-of-your-seat tension--from chilling start to shocking, jaw-dropping finale. USA TODAY reviewer Jessie Potts says, "You will devour this book!"

An influential crime boss with an appetite for power...

A sadistic enforcer whose tongue is as sharp as his needles...

And an innocent man who is forced

Overview

A powerful suspense thriller, packed with action and edge-of-your-seat tension--from chilling start to shocking, jaw-dropping finale. USA TODAY reviewer Jessie Potts says, "You will devour this book!"

An influential crime boss with an appetite for power...

A sadistic enforcer whose tongue is as sharp as his needles...

And an innocent man who is forced to join their twisted games.

How far would you go to save someone you love? Gabriel Morgan discovers there are no limits when he's plunged into the massive underground gang network known as the Organization. Renamed Angel by the crime boss who's holding him captive, his task is to earn ten million dollars through bloodshed and violence--or watch his beloved sister die.

Praise for BROKEN ANGEL:

"This book was truly magnificent." --Jessie Potts, USA Today reviewer

"Unrelenting and exciting...a palpable sense of danger." --K. Harris, Top 10 Amazon reviewer

"The further the book goes on, the more you want to read...a page turner from start to finish." --Jennifer, Read 2 Review

"The characters in this story are very alive...The story itself is fun, in a twisted, bloody sort of way." --Janelle, You Gotta Read Reviews

"[A]n unapologetic book that moves at a furious pace with intriguing characters." --Man of La Book / BlogCritics

"The book is brutal, the fights are fantastic, the psychology behind the characters is amazing...No one is one-dimensional." --Anna Karina, Nocturnal Book Reviews

"[A] well thought out and twisting plot holds the action together. This book will keep you reading." --Stephanie, Books Are Cool

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482600698
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
12/13/2013
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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S.W. Vaughn is the pseudonym of a commercially published urban fantasy author who lives in central New York. The House Phoenix series is straight-up thriller.

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Broken Angel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 330 page, well edited book was very violent and bloody. It is not a book for women. It is about a youngman trying to savehis sister's life and he is captured and forced into cage fighting. He must earn ten million dollars to free her and another ten million to free himself. Unfortuately, things are not what they seem to be and he faces pain and betrayal from all sides. There was very little I enjoyed about this book. From tattoo mutulation, and fighring to the death, this book made me sick to my stomach. I was shocked at the high ratings by other reviewers. My father was a golden gloves boxer and even some of his stories made me ill, I watched some of his bouts and usually ended up puking out my guts. That was my father, getting hurt, he was a real live human being, able to experience pain and humilation. Fighting, like in this book is even worse. I can not recommend this book, nor can I ever read this author again. Humans should never do this to one another. It goes against every thing I hold dear. Lilith, should not even be considered human, let alone of the female sex. Just reading about a make believe character, such as she, made me ashamed to be female. I am sorry, but this book disgusted, shamed and sickened me. No redeeming qualiies. Adult themes, cursing, death, extreme violence, sex, gore, betrayal and drugs. Corrupt everyone. I can not recommend. For adults. Not chick lit in any form. No romance, friendship or tenderness in any form. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good nd definately should be a movie..so much action it was incredible how the writer thought of it nd put it on paper. I will be looking for more books by this author. My only complaint nd it could just be me but at times i had to reread a paragraph or sentence bc i wasnt sure who the author was writing about. Instead of naming the person it was just explained as he this nd he that nd there was alot of hes that the writer could of been referring to. But still it was a great book im glad i read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Broken Angel is a painful step into the hell of New York¿s illegal fight world, but good does have some triumph over evil. S.W. Vaughn¿s character development of Gabriel as he is transformed from a gentle brother to Angel, a tough fighter, is superb. His protective feelings for his lost sister, Lillith, propel him forward into a bitter life he could not have imagined. Determination to save her places him into the torturous situations he stoically endures. He is moved like a chess board pawn from one horrendous experience to another in the heartless underground of underworld fights. Vaughn¿s skillful maneuvering of scenes and sub-plots holds the reader in the grip of menacing reality. To Marcus Slade, the cruel fight master who owns Gabriel¿s soul, the fighter becomes a broken angel. Only the subversive support of Doc helps sustain him in his darkest moments. The writer¿s description of the prostitute, Heather, and Angel¿s attraction to her add a note of romance to this hard hitting story. His efforts to rescue Lillith lead to his ultimate heartbreak, and give evidence that there is still a spot of tenderness in his hardened heart. Angel displays a staunch loyalty to friends he makes in the midst of the deadly competitions. The reader becomes enmeshed in a dark world of cruelty and avarice and almost subscribes to a feeling of total helplessness. As the plot draws to a close, an unexpected loyalty is returned to Angel by the heretofore evil Jenner. And although Angel ultimately joins in the underworld activities, there is still a thread of honor that spins from his life as Gabriel. Vaughn captures her readers with the first page of Broken Angel and holds us helplessly in a state of wonderment until the last sentence. Although this book could not be said to be enjoyable, it is of a certainty spell binding and will be thought of repeatedly after its conclusion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed with this dark masterpiece. If ever there was a book that should be made into a movie- this is it. One of the few novels captivating enough to actually make you use 'the tv in your head'. As you read you can actually 'see' what's happening. I won't ruin the dynamic plot twists with details, but trust me- this isn't one for the kids... at all! I don't read much as a rule, so for a novel to keep my interest at such a level is an auspicious accomplishment. Keep em comin' SW Vaughn!
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shelcheesy More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Broken Angel! There was a lot of metaphor and word play that made for an entertaining read, on top of the non-stop action and tension. I couldn't put this book down! Gabriel is forced to enter into the world of underground fighting in order to rescue his sister. Surrounded by evil, cruelty and violence, the story focuses on Gabriel's loyalty to his family and his friends, but more importantly his struggle to hold on to his humanity.
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
First thoughts about the cover of Broken Angel? Well, that’s a bit scary. The wall looks cracked, the door looks like it is in shadow. Is it a basement? Is it a dungeon? Is that blood on the floor?! It had my brain asking several questions before I ever started the book. Good way to draw the reader/listener in. This story is about Gabriel Morgan. He’s trying to find his sister. He feels he is responsible for her, he must take care of her, save her. In doing so, he unwillingly ends up getting tied in with underground fighting. He fights to protect his sister. The main ‘bad guy’ for most of this book is Slade. Honestly, this guy is an A-Hole to the max. Cruel, angry, narcissistic, manipulative… He sure makes a great bad guy for sure! I wanted to punch. Troy Duran is the narrator for this story. I loved his voice. Troy Duran has a sort of throaty growl in his voice that I found lovely. I loved the accents he gave to some of the characters in the book. This book is 9 hours, 1 minute, and 40 seconds. Well worth the time. There are several descriptive bloody fight scenes. Kinda mixes boxing, mixed martial arts, free style, and flat out brawling. If you aren’t into MMA or similar fighting styles, this book is not for you. It has a great story line about the five houses that run the fighting ring as well. The one mistake the narrator made that I caught was at the end of chapter six. It was a small one word oopsie, but it still brought me out of the story. The word bow. He read it as bow as in bow and arrow. It should have been said as one would bow a head. As in bend forward or curve downward. Same spelling, but different. Over all I greatly enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the others in this series. They are on my list for sure. When I finished this book it left me with the feeling that sometimes people are not what they seem. Even the best person has their dark side. There will always be people in your life that you think you cannot live without, but you might have to cut ties and walk away. Sometimes letting go is the only way to move forward. Audiobook provided for review by the narrator. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a little boring at first but, once it picked up, it turned out to be so good I could not put it down.
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Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com More than 1 year ago
Bro­ken Angel by S.W. Vaughn is a fic­tional book tak­ing place in NYC’s under­ground street fight­ing scenes. This is the first book in a the House Phoenix series but can be read as a standalone. Gabriel Morgan’s sis­ter dis­ap­peared and he’ll do any­thing to save her. Finally Gabriel found her work­ing as a high class pros­ti­tute in New York City’s under­ground society. Mar­cus Slade, the head of an orga­ni­za­tion run­ning street fight­ers and hook­ers, will let her go for ten mil­lion dol­lars which Gabriel has to earn through fight­ing. Forced into a bru­tal train­ing pro­gram Gabriel is given an new per­sona, Angel, and becomes a fighter for Slade’s orga­ni­za­tion until his sister’s ran­som is paid off. Bro­ken Angel by S.W. Vaughn was an unex­pected sur­prise. I started to read it and found myself being engrossed in the story and char­ac­ters. The book explodes with vio­lence which works great with the theme of pro­fes­sional street fight­ing tournaments. Despite the gra­tu­itous vio­lence and tor­ture scenes, I found the novel com­pelling. The plot is well drawn, the char­ac­ters are inter­est­ing and engag­ing and the nar­ra­tive full with enough detail to draw the reader into its world. The book has sev­eral twists which the astute reader prob­a­bly guessed ahead of time. The descrip­tive fights with all the smells, blood and sweat are excel­lent, while the pro­tag­o­nist if cer­tainly not the under­dog type we all enjoy root­ing for, he does rise from the bot­tom to the top in a fast and furi­ous way plant­ing destruc­tion and may­hem along the way. Bro­ken Angel is an unapolo­getic book that moves at a furi­ous pace with intrigu­ing char­ac­ters liv­ing on the fringes of soci­ety. One of the strengths of the book is the sup­port­ing char­ac­ters, most of them intrigu­ing, strong and with enough mys­tery to sup­port the rest of the series.
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regina maurer More than 1 year ago
It draws you in, even as you are disturbed by it. VIVID! Never dull.
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babyree29 More than 1 year ago
I have never read such a book (without sexy love scenes) that has kept me NEEDING to turn the page! I thoroughly laughed, cried, cussed and tried to will good endings into this book! Mahalo for taking my humble opinion into account!