You know your life sucks when your sister's a vampire, you're a demon, and your girlfriend is literally an angel.
How could it possibly be any worse? Try having something ripping the souls out of your friends, ending up with a psychotic stalker, and having romantic urges for your best friend who also happens to be your demon mentor. Nobody ever said life was easy, but things went from bad to worse faster than you can say, "I sold my soul for a bag of Cheetos."
Just to add insult to injury, the Fallen have decided to give me a new job. While being a Reaper might sound good on a resume, ripping the souls from monsters isn't all it's cracked up to be. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure what the Fallen have planned for me. All I do know is if they don't get my wildly powerful magic under control and teach me how to stay alive when everybody wants to kick my butt...all hell could break loose. Literally
|Publisher:||Untold Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Always a fan of the macabre, mythical, and magical, Sean found a love of urban fantasy and horror. After writing several novels in this genre, he found, fell in love with, and immersed himself in steampunk. He has always wanted to rewrite history and steampunk gave him that opportunity.
Sean currently lives in Florida as a fiber-optic engineer as well as an author. He was blessed with the two most amazing children he could ever hope for, has met the absolute love of his life, who coincidentally is his partner in everything. His hobbies include grand designs on world domination as well as a starring role in his own television sitcom.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
OMG...Sean Hayden sure threw me some winding curves in Your Soul to Take. This is an excellent story line and I hope it continues endlessly. I love these characters and how they handle themselves and their designated situations. Hayden took a good idea and made it into a great series. I am hooked.
When's the Next Book?!?!?! "Your Soul to Take" by Sean Hayden is book two of Rise of the Fallen and picks up exactly where book one left off. If you haven't read book one, stop reading my review now and read book one first!!!!! At the end of book one, Connor kills a vampire he turned, but not before the vampire got to his sister Caelyn. Caelyn is dead or at least everyone thinks she is and is in the morgue. Connor is with her and she wakes up scaring the crap out of him in the process. So now Connor's sister is a vampire and his girlfriend is going through transition to become a Chosen, or an angel. After Connor's fight, the elders call him and Clarisse to their city and determine he is to powerful to be a Seeker and they must choose a new path for him. Connor decides to be a Reaper and so his new training begins. Connor Sullivan is your typical high school teenage boy. He is oblivious to girls who like him, has a very dry sense of humor, loves his family, and happens to be a demon. He is also smarter than he gives himself credit for and will do anything necessary to protect those he cares about. Clarisse is a Fallen, she's thousands of years old, a Seeker, and has the attitude of a teenage girl. She's moody, flirty, and I think in love with our Connor. Jess is a bit of a handful this book. In fact, I'm not sure I liked her. She's a bit catty with Clarisse, has an attitude, and a bit bossy with Connor, though he's clueless. Caelyn is the biggest surprise this book. In book one she is the bratty little sister. Her near death experience causes her character to transform overnight. She's sensitive, wants a good relationship with her brother, and goes from the mean girl to a true sister. I really liked her this go around! The plot this book revolves around Caelyn. She didn't ask to be a vampire, she was turned against her will, and now someone is trying to kill her. Connor with the help of Clarisse and Darius plan to protect her and find who is responsible. Then you have Jess who is transitioning into a Chosen. Her mood swings are worse than any PMS-prone girl and Connor must keep a watchful eye in case she changes at school. Throw in Shannon, the head cheerleader and a Chosen, who decides she's in love with Connor and well you have one very busy and confused boy-demon. The humor of this series has me laughing out loud. It's dry and very much "guy humor"! I love it! If you enjoy angel mythology, urban fantasy with lots of action/suspense, then I highly recommend this book. I don't think you will be disappointed. I can guarantee that it is unique and unlike anything you've ever read! ***I received a copy of this ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.***
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth Your Soul to Take is the second book in the Rise of the Fallen series. It carries on right where book 1 finished. It can be read as a standalone but to be honest these books are so good that you would be doing yourself out of a really great read. I completely recommend this fantastic series. Opening Scene: Be careful what you wish for. The Review: When Connor’s little sister, comes back from the dead, as a vampire, he couldn’t be happier. Returning from the dead brings Caelyn and Conner closer than they have been in years. So life is looking good. Conner’s learning to control his powers. His girlfriend is no longer blind. But soon things go from good to hell no quicker than a heartbeat. Conner has a psychotic stalker who just won’t take no for an answer, and if that wasn’t bad enough something is ripping the souls from his friends. With all that going on Conner has to learn to be a Reaper, to take the souls from those who break their contract. A job he would rather not have. With danger closing in from all directions, Connor has to learn to control his powers, learn to fight and keep his friends and family safe before all hell, literally comes crashing down around his ears. Notable Scene: I walked over to the middle of the clearing and stood there facing Caelyn. I called my wings and they appeared with a soft thwump behind me. Caelyn’s eyes opened in wide fascination. “Can I touch them?” I nodded. “Be careful though.” “Are they fragile?” “No, ticklish as all hell.” It probably wasn’t a good idea telling her that. She was Caelyn after all. I felt her run her finger along the bone and the webbing between them. She behaved but couldn’t help mutter. “Cool.” “I thought so, too, the first time I saw them.” “So you can fly?” I gave a quick beat of my wings and hovered in the air above her before slowly lowering myself to the ground. “Yep. You might be able to someday, too. When I made Brett, he wanted to be a very specific type of vampire. He would have been able to fly if he lived longer.” “What?” “He wished to be the kind of vampire that grows in power the older they get.” “Not that part. The ‘when I made Brett’ part. What are you?” I sighed. If anyone was responsible for my sister’s death it would be me, and she didn’t even know. I just hope she would forgive me. Stepping back from her, I called my true form. She backed up even further as I grew to my full eight feet. I saw my hands turn blue, my nails grow crimson colored talons, and my hair lengthened until it reached between my wings. When I spoke, there was an otherworldly resonance that sent visible shivers down my sister’s spine. “I am a Fallen.” FTC Advisory: Jen Wylie provided me with a copy of Your Soul to Take by Sean Hayden. Published through Untold Press. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.