Surrender to Darkness: A Soul Gatherer Novel

Surrender to Darkness: A Soul Gatherer Novel

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by Annette McCleave
     
 

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Sent to Japan to investigate a mystical weapon that can destroy demons, Soul Gatherer Jamie Murdoch must control his rage in a society that values tranquility and self-control.

Kiyoko Ashida dedicated her life to fighting evil. Now she's dying, her remaining days linked to a mysterious artifact.

But when the malicious ambitions of a fallen angel target the

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Overview

Sent to Japan to investigate a mystical weapon that can destroy demons, Soul Gatherer Jamie Murdoch must control his rage in a society that values tranquility and self-control.

Kiyoko Ashida dedicated her life to fighting evil. Now she's dying, her remaining days linked to a mysterious artifact.

But when the malicious ambitions of a fallen angel target the artifact, Jamie is torn between fulfilling his duty and saving the life of the woman he has grown to love.

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Publishers Weekly
The third Soul Gatherer paranormal (Bound by Darkness; Drawn into Darkness) adds a touch of Japanese culture to its complex mythology. Jamie Murdoch, a 700-year-old Scotsman charged with gathering souls and battling demons and fallen angels, travels from California to Japan to retrieve a dangerous artifact called the Temple Veil. Its custodian, heiress Kiyoko Ashida, is part of an ancient Japanese order that also fights demons, and until she can undergo a dangerous transcendence ritual on her upcoming 25th birthday, her life depends on the Veil. To make things worse, whenever Kiyoko and Jamie touch, the contact unleashes his volatile and violent berserker energy. Despite these obstacles, a genuine bond grows between them, and abundant sexual fantasies keep them going until they can finally hold each other. McCleave skillfully interweaves action, magic, mythology, and love to produce a fast-paced, satisfying story. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451231932
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Soul Gatherer Series, #3
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
922,075
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Annette McCleave is the winner of the 2008 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance.

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Surrender to Darkness: A Soul Gatherer Novel 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 3 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Japan Kiyoko Aishida is dying as the ancient relic the Veil is running out of energy; the Veil is all that has kept her alive to fight evil demons but once depleted in a few days she will be dead. Kiyoko actually has an option besides death; as she can choose to transcend. She has made up her mind until she meets Jamie Murdoch the soul gatherer, who reports directly to Death. His mission is to retrieve the Veil that destroys demons. However, the simple task proves difficult because whenever he touches Kiyoko, he turns into a raging maniac lusting for her; she might be near death but feels as intense. Both are surprised by their attraction and reaction so agree to test their need, which amplifies exponentially with each sexual contact. Jamie must decide between his assignment and his beloved, as arrogant Azazel the fallen angel ignores the Scottish soul gatherer as a nonentity when he comes for Kiyoko's blood and the Veil. The third Soul Gatherer romantic urban fantasy (see Bound By Darkness and Drawn Into Darkness) is an entertaining character driven thriller as the lead couple struggle with love, a nasty high rung fallen angel demon, and their respective missions. Fast-paced readers will relish the fascinating, multifaceted and fresh McCleave mythos, but focus is needed as the mythology is dramatically different than the usual gathering of the angelic and demonic suspects. Fans will enjoy surrendering to the "darkness" of Ms. McCleave's vision. Harriet Klausner