The Black Parade

The Black Parade

by Kyoko M

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The Black Parade by Kyoko M

Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer.

Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell. Tough break.

As if that weren’t bad enough, two days before her deadline a handsome pain-in-the-ass poltergeist named Michael strolls into her life. His soul is the key to her salvation, but the cost just might be more than she can handle. Solving his death puts her right in the crosshairs of Belial: a vain, bloodthirsty archdemon who won’t rest until she’s his slave. Can she rescue Michael and save her own soul, or will they both be dragged down into the clutches of the eternal black parade?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045161879
Publisher: Kyoko M
Publication date: 07/24/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 52,530
File size: 383 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kyoko M. is Georgia-born and raised with a recent B.A. in English Literature from the University of Georgia. She has a massive love for comic books, anime/manga, a vast assortment of movies and television, and an overflowing trunks' worth of novels. She writes primarily urban fantasy, with a special interest in epic fantasy. She is also a huge unapologetic nerd.

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The Black Parade 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
I like this one. It’s got some angels… you know those big names that get thrown around :) , and the it’s got a psychic medium, and it’s got ghosts, and some demons, and maybe a few other goodies I won’t spill. It’s in the urban fantasy, and it’s got a nice plot with some excellent characters, and a fun ride!  The main character is Jordan, who doesn’t know she’s a Seer, which is the medium part, until some crazy stuff starts happening. She had to figure out a whole lot along the road of this adventure, especially when trying to help Michael. Yeah, that one. I like when there’s character growth, and when you get to see and learn as the character does. It makes for a very likable heroine. Plus, Michael’s pretty to look at LOL :)   This one is another good versus evil, angels versus demons, but it was done so well. I didn’t feel like it was repetitive, or boring. Actually, it was quite the page turner. There are all kinds of thing happening. The mystery of who Michael really is, who the bad guys are, why they took “that” thing, and what’s going to happen because of it. LOL Yes, that’s my teasing without spoilers. It can also be emotional and action packed, with a little romance on the side ;)   The writing was well done, and will keep you engaged. I recently found out that this will be a series and more will continue on, but no worries, no big cliff hanger for those who hate it. Just enough to keep you wanting more for the next book!  Which I DO! LOL So, 4.5 PAWS from me! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review. This book had a premise that intrigued me and it did not disappoint. Jordan Amador is a young woman (who is coming into her own powers as a Seer), who accidentally shoots and kills a Seer. She must atone for the killing of this innocent by helping 100 souls to complete their unfinished business and guide them in crossing over into the afterlife. She is given two years to complete this task or her own soul will be damned. Jordan meets some new characters and finds out, not only about her own past, but ends up discovering that she is part of a greater plan (I don't dare say too much because I don't believe in spoilers). I loved every aspect of this book. Not only is the book very well written, but the characters are believable and have such a great chemistry that I became emotionally invested in the characters. The action and the pace of the action keeps your interest as it builds to a crescendo. The action sequences are well constructed and very believable. The book concluded quite nicely, which was a disappointment in a way. Although stand alone books are getting to be rare, I felt that this is a character that I would like to know more about, and that the character and the premise could support a series. I read this book in 27 hours, a feat I haven't accomplished in quite a while. I couldn't put it down and when I did, I had it close to get in a few minutes when I could. This book was a joy to read and I would recommend it to fans of the urban fantasy genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Black Parade is a well written story, it came to life before my eyes and I enjoyed every moment of it. Jordan is a seer – someone who can see and speak with the dead. She has to save 100 souls and guide them to the afterlife within two years, or her own soul will be damned forever. It begins to get really interesting when she reaches her 100th soul, Michael, a rock musician and… I would tell you but I want you to experience this ride for yourself no freebies. The Black Parade has everything you want, action, drama, romance, and an ending that will make you crave for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of action, some romance. The first book I have read of hers. I am not usually into the Angel thing, but she made the book hard to put down. An enjoyable read.
chbrown21 More than 1 year ago
Great read and a lot of fun paranormal activity. Action and romance enough to satisfy everyone. Can not go wrong with this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Genre: Fantasy (?), Romance (towards the end) Pages: 193 Summary: Jordan is a Seer. She has the ability to See the souls of the dead, and it is her task to help them fulfill their final wishes so they can be taken to the next life. She does this in penance for accidentally killing the last Seer, and she has to help a hundred souls in two years, or her soul will be sent to Hell. Or at least, that’s where it starts. After Jordan discovers a poltergeist named Michael, her deal becomes a lot more complicated— angels and demons complicated. The demons hunt her for her blood. The angels need her to keep the balance of souls. Opinion: When I first got the email, I was a little wary of how the book would turn out, but I loved it. I finished it in a day, and I never wanted to stop reading it. The story was so well written and the characters so vivid and relate-able that I was determined to keep flipping the pages. I am in all honesty a sucker for stories with Biblical links, especially angels and demons. So this book was pretty perfect for me. RATING: 5 STARS OUT OF 5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i was a young boy my father took me into the city to see a marching band he said son when you grow up would you be the savior of the broken the beaten and the damned he said will you defeat them your demons and all the nonbelievers the plans that they have made because one day ill leave you a phantom to lead you in the summer to join the black parade
aeynera More than 1 year ago
This was actually recommended via Goodreads and I'm not sure what the people who recommended it were thinking. My biggest issue was lack of research. The Angel Gabriel was portrayed quite literally as a pansy who was seven feet tall. Yeah. Sorry, but here's my advice when you want to maybe write with angels. Read the Old Testament translated by the JPS (Jewish Publication Society) and read some of the old Kabbalistic texts that contain accounts of practitioners (i.e. NOT Madonna or Brittney Spears). The practioners from when those texts were inscribed. And let's talk more research-- or lack of which is why I deleted this thing from every mobile device I own that has book reading capabilities. Jordan and the ghost she's trying to help that can't remember anything. Sure he's a ghost and of course he's not going to remember much. That's not my issue. Here's my issue: When a medical report from the past states amnesia is possible for the patient in question who suffered a head trauma and BOTH characters say that they thought amnesia was a myth? Yeah, that'll not only earn a massive FAILURE, but deletion from all known devices of mine. ...Especially when just a google search brings up thousands of sites dedicated to the condition called amnesia. In short, having an MFA does not preclude a writer from doing research. If anything, it should prove they know how to do research. Maybe this author missed class that day.