Dust of My Wings

Dust of My Wings

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by Carrie An Ryan

Humans aren't as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes? Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She's

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Humans aren't as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes? Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She's dedicated to her work and loves to hang out with her friends at Dante's Circle, their local bar. When she discovers a strange blue dust at work she meets a handsome stranger holding secrets - and maybe her heart. But after a close call with a thunderstorm, she may not be as ordinary as she thinks.Shade Griffin is a warrior angel sent to Earth to protect the supernaturals' secrets. One problem, he can't stop leaving dust in odd places around town. Now he has to find every ounce of his dust and keep the presence of the supernatural a secret. But after a close encounter with a sexy lab tech and a lightning quick connection, his millennia old loyalties may shift and he could lose more than just his wings in the chaos.

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Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate - even if its just in her books. Happy endings are always near - even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Her first book, An Alpha's Path, is the first in her Redwood Pack series. She's also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.

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Dust of My Wings 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
MollyzReviewz More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! You have most definitely got to try this book! It's amazingly written and this author knows what her readers like! Reading this book was like watching an incredible new movie. Better than watching a movie, in fact. Each page turn brings humor, passionate characters (and some characters that aren't so passionate, for sure!) and leaves the reader with a satisfaction beyond words. Five Books does not come close to doing this book justice. From werewolves to angels, Ryan knows what her readers want and just how to deliver it! I am highly anxious to read more of Dante's Circle books, especially Ambrose's story! Now that's another hawt angel for another review.......oh and did I mention I adore the cover on this book? (Why are you still sitting there? Go grab a copy now! :)
Ra-Chelle More than 1 year ago
This is the 1st of the Dante's Circle books and I will confess, I wanted to cry when it was over and I realized I had to wait for the next book. Shade is an angel and Lily is a scientist. This book has some twists and turns and not all is as it seems. I would highly recommend this book along with anything else that Carrie Ann Ryan has written. She's in my top 5 of favorite authors and really writes good stuff. Now I'm just counting down the time until book 2 is out and of course I will reread Shade and Lily's story before I read the next one. I'd definitely set time aside to just sit, relax and read. 
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
Dust of My Wings had a straightforward plot: Angels live among unsuspecting humans, and their existence must remain a secret at all costs. When a Lily, a lab tech and a human poses a threat to that secret, the angel warrior Shade is dispatched to make sure she can't go through with her job. But Shade falls in love with her. Their happiness is short-lived when a traitor amongst the angels threatens the peace but also targets Lily. However, Lily has a secret of her own. This was my first book by Ms Ryan, and I found many aspects of it very enjoyable. The plot may not have been anything new, but it was definitely engaging, and all the different characters pulled me in and made me care for them. Strangely enough, I found myself liking the secondary characters, Faith and Ambrose, more than the main characters. Not that Shade wasn't a great hero, but I loved the mysterious leader of the warrior angels. Shade and Lily definitely had chemistry, and the plot made the pacing of their attraction believable, as did their unique connection. The love scenes were hot, especially my particular favorite - up in the air. I am just not a fan of heroines who are very insecure, or who get melodramatic that they inadvertently put themselves in grave danger. When she finds out the truth about Shade's reason for being on earth in the first place, she quickly draws the right conclusion, but allows her anger to overrule logic. I did like the fact that she was destined to be different, but I still giggle over the name of her particular species. There were a few grammar mistakes, but overall the story was engaging and made for a fun read. I look forward to the next book and Ambrose's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book for review and could not put it down. I was hooked from the very first page. With so many secondary characters, you usually have the issue of characters not being fully developed. That was not the case here. Even the secondary characters are awesome. Definitely worth the read. And I'll most assuredly be following not just this series, but this author as well.
juliesbookreview More than 1 year ago
As an warrior angel Shade had many responsibilities. Keep the secret of the paranormal community and keep other angels from spilling that secret. When another angel messes up, Shade delivers punishment. He receives a summons from the council to fix a problem. A women has obtained a vile of dust. Not just any dust and not just any women. The women is a scientist, whose job it is to find out what it is and where it comes from. The problem is, it comes from Shades wings. He doesn't know how she has gotten the dust but he has to find out why and fix the problem. Lily Banner, a scientist is working as a technician in a lab, has just been given a vile of dust.. Her boss is a jerk has told her she has to figure out what it is. On her off time she plays board games in the park and hangs with her friends at Dante;s bar. One afternoon she meets someone. A man approaches her and sees her alone waiting for a friend in the park. They play a couple games and get to know each other. Shade knows that he must be careful and find out what she knows and destroy the sample, but is drawn to this women like no other. Lily is extremely attracted to Shade and decides a date may be fun. So they meet at Dante's Bar where Lily's friends can also meet Shade. As they women are waiting and drinking together, lightening strikes the bar. No one is hurt just banged up and bruised. Lily soon realised something has changed. Something in her is different. Shade and best friend Ambrose show up to the bar and know something happened. Shade and Lily, becoming closer as time goes on and Shade soon realises Lily is more than just human. How can that be because she was just a human when they met? As Shade and Ambrose try to figure out how Lily has been changed, how the dust got into Lily's hands, and try to keep her is the dark to keep her safe because Shade is falling in love. Lilly is trying to figure out what the dust is, getting sick because something happened when the lightening hit, and falling in love. With all this going on they soon realise someone in the council or high in the ranks of the angels is a traitor and is setting up Lilly to be killed. Who would want her killed and why? This a 1st book in the Dante's circle series by Carrie Ann Ryan. In this story Shade and Lily are so drawn towards each other and there is so much working against them. The lightening strike was very cool and unexpected. it changes Lily and the other women. It starts and explains what and who are in the books to come. The story was very well written and has action galore. The love story is touching and you are really rooting for the two to get together. A great start to a new series. I am really looking forward to see what is in store for Ambrose. Awesome start to what will be a great series.
krissysbookshelf More than 1 year ago
I have to give author Carrie Ann Ryan mad props for exploring a new unique take on paranormal romance. I really loved getting to see how magic lives in all of us and being a part of how it awakens in Lily. I especially loved Lily and Shade together. A sexy winged creature that rides a motorcycle, what could be hotter? Maybe say their love life? Oh yes. I mean have you seen the cover? Yum. There's plenty of complications that build up the anticipation for suspense and a happy ending. I enjoyed getting to be a part of the journey that Lily and Shade take as they both find their way in Dust of my Wings. I can't wait to see what happens next. Come on Ambrose!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story would be more enthrawling if there wasn't so much sexual inner dialog. It is rediculous and detracts from the plot right from the beginning before the main characters even met. I'm 150 pages in and bored.
Charity1007 More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying I LOVE Carrie Ann Ryan and I am a huge fan of hers, so when I was asked to read the Dante's Circle series for an event for Literal Addiction, I was honored to do so. I have read her Redwood Series and her Holiday Series but never got to this one because I thought if I feel in love with this series too than I was going to offically become a stalker of Carrie Ann's and become creepy. :) I have never read anything like this, the mix of so many supernatural species peeked my curiosity and had me thinking how Carrie Ann is going to build this world and have it mesh well. I enjoyed the setup of the world in the Dante's Circle series and I can see this series going for the long run. I love how the title of the series clicked for me and realized that Book 1 was setting up the rest in the series nicely. I do want to say the Kindle version of Dust of My Wings had some typos and was missing some punctuation that through me off a little bit. It's hard sometimes for me to turn off my inner editor. But it did not deter me from the story or the plot. I felt that in the beginning it was a little slow starting and by the end it was a little rushed. I think because I have read all of Carrie Ann's other series I know what to expect from her as a writer and I know how her series grow with each book, so I was a little disappointed with the pace of book 1 overall. The plot and characters overall had me enthralled thou and I felt that she did a great job with Lily and her character development, in the end all the little "compulsions" made sense. I do hope that throughout the rest of the novels in this series we get to see Lily blossom as I'm sure she is going to. Shade came right out of my fantasies, the dark hair, blue eyes....Mmm! I love how Carrie Ann showed us his torment of being torn between his duty and his heart. A few things I am excited about regarding this series as a whole; I want to see where Carrie Ann is going to take this world, I know what she is capable of and I know the reader is in for a treat with this one. I also want to know more about Dante himself. Overall I was pleased with Dust of My Wings, Book 1 in Carrie Ann Ryan's Dante's Circle series and give it 4 out of 5, I am excited to see what happens next.
jeannietone More than 1 year ago
This is a great start to a series. I really liked Lily and Shade they had a lot of chemistry and Lily is stronger than she thinks she is even when her world becomes disorganized. Shade is there to fix a little dust issue in order to protect secrets of the paranormal world. This book has a bit of everything (good vs evil, who did it, What is going to happen next, and of course sexy scenes).  There were strong secondary characters, it was sweet where it needed to be, the characters grew and the ending leaves room for the next book in the series. Carrie Ann has set the stage for a wonderful series thanks to a little bit of freak lightning and a group of girlfriends who are in for a bit of change. Was glad i bought this book and Her Three Wishes(book 2) at the same time. 
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BeckeyWhite More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Dante's Circle Series. A group of seven woman are going to have more than thing strange that will happen to them after a freak storm hits each of them with a bolt of lightening... [ I personally had a slight problem with the word Brownie when the author mentioned about but was describing a goddess. To me that just confused me and made it a challenge to comprehend what she writing about, yes I know it's fiction and imaginations from one person to another but at least to this reader if you are going to mention a mythical creature then described as another, it becomes a mind boggler moment..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. The story was well thought out with episodes of action, conflict, and romance. The characterization was good. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I liked this author so i bought more of her books. I recommend this book & this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the charaters, the story kept my attention and I love to mile-high angel style!
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Dante's Circle series.  Carrie Ann Ryan has this unique way of taking the ordinary, twisting and turning it, and coming up with something completely different.  I loved this book!  The story line was strong and the pieces flowed together at just the right pace.   Shade and Lily fit together perfectly.  Other characters, that are to be in future books, were introduced very well.  I can't wait to read the next installment in this series!  Carrie Ann Ryan, you have another satisfied reader :)
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Cant wait to read the next story hopefully about ambrose. There should be more angel stories out there, definately a new fan of this author.
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DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
I am so mad at myself. I had this book sitting on my Kindle since the beginning of September and just read it now. I am a huge fan of Carrie Ann Ryan and this book did not disappoint. Here are some of the things I loved about it: *The whole concept of a circle of girlfriends who are all completely different but somehow are this amazing circle of friends is wonderful. I wish I had one. So often you read books and the heroine is all alone or has one or two good buddies. This opened up a whole new dimensionality to the characters (yes, I make up words). *The premise is stinkin' awesome Seriously! I have absolutely no idea what will happen next. *Lily is a science geek with a bit of OCD. She is not they typical heroine. I so love it when stories embrace the geek. Actually, she was not that geeky, but it still tickled my inner nerd. Ok, my outer nerd ;). *This was a hot, fun, and at times funny adventure as Lily discovers who she has become and who the mysterious stranger of her dreams is. I can not wait until the next book in this series comes out! I saw it posted somewhere that book 4 will feature the dragon shifter. You can only guess who will be first in line for that puppy. If you love your paranormal with a bit of heat, check out this series. It has something in it for every para fan. This book is definitely not for the under 18 crowd.
mammy4423 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read that has any type of Angel in it. I can honestly say “I love these angels”. Who would have thought that a little angel dust could cause so much trouble? Who would have thought that angel dust was even real? Want get lost in a great book? Dust of my Wings will take you to new places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I think about paranormal I think vampires, shifters, witches.....not so much angels cause thats never been my thing. Carrie Ann Ryan has changed that. I loved this book and can't wait for the next. Characters are great, with a great group of girl friends I could easily rename after some of my own. Give this series and Author a try..
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margie230 More than 1 year ago
again carrie ann not only writes amazing wolf books, but now i can only say WOW!!! from angels,shifters, brownies and more to come, this book will blow you away and you'll be asking for more.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
Dust of My Wings is an exciting read that presents angels in a whole new light (and there's not a harp to be seen) and holds great promise for future installments because of a sexy cast and intriguing genetic ramifications. From start to finish this book was full of surprises and likable characters that kept me turning the pages for more. Lily Banner started out as a quiet lab tech with OCD whose only fun was spending time with her friends at the bar, Dante's Circle. Her life soon turns upside down when she's given a strange blue dust to analyze and her and her friends are struck by lightning. She's soon feeling like a different woman, one who's addicted to milk and warrior angel Shade. Her evolution, and her reactions to events, is very realistic and made her all the more likable for her calm acceptance. When needed she also became a formidable fighter as those who are threatened by her changes, and those of her friends, came after her. For a person who had no family before, recent events have introduced her to a whole new family who accept her as she is and start to teach her about herself. Shade too has felt alone after the murder of his sister and his mate. Until meeting Lily he kept his heart hidden. The attraction between them though is instant and intense and his protective instincts have his heart at war with his mission. As truths start coming out he and his best friend Ambrose discover a traitor in their ranks which creates suspenseful moments and a few action-packed sequences. Throughout it all Shade is the quintessential hero. He's sexy, supportive, and understanding of her quirks. Their sexual interludes are steamy and he definitely caters to her. As I said, he's the perfect hero. There are many secondary characters that added excitement to this story and have me excited for future books in this series. The most exciting of which is Ambrose, whose mate (Shade's sister) and family were murdered. His heart's been closed off since, but he's now showing flashes of caring towards one of Lily's friends and I can't wait to see where things lead. Lily's friends are a formidable bunch, protective of each other, and the changes about to befall them create an exciting premise for future installments. Lastly is the sexy owner of the bar, Dante, who's not what he appears to be. There's much mystery surrounding him and I look forward to his secrets being revealed. You too will find yourself enamored of him. This book was an exciting read that left me immensely satisfied. It had the perfect balance between action and romance with a nice bit of suspense and political intrigue thrown in. Fans of the paranormal will find much to like in this book and they'll want to continue the journey in the future with Ms. Ryan's romantically charged series.
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
Shade may be an angel, but only by physical definition – you know, the wings and all – but he doesn’t live in Heaven, and he definitely doesn’t behave like an “angel”. He’s got his own past to overcome from the Angelic Wars, and it makes for a somewhat tortured hero, though not as much as Ambrose; I’m looking forward to his story! Lily is a quirky heroine, making her pretty unique. For being a big bad warrior, Lily certainly seems to bring out the softer side of Shade. The villain was your typical power-hungry maniac thinking he can take over and reign supreme if only he can remove two warrior obstacles. He sometimes reminded me of a cartoon baddie up to dastardly deeds. I often half expected him to do the “muahahaha” laugh. Goofy, I know. The conflict, while believable, just felt a little on the weak side. I won’t complain though as it made for a fairly light-hearted read (not counting when Shade talks about what he and Ambrose lost in during the Angelic Wars, I about cried there). The best part about this book is actually the supernatural element. The concept of there being so many different types of creatures and the underlying promise that we’ll get to meet many more of them, makes for a fun, interesting story. Overall, the romance was sweet and sensual, the ending was satisfying on several levels, and it leaves you waiting happily for more to come. Dust of My Wings is a good start to a new series from Carrie Ann Ryan, and I look forward to more!