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Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 (The Angel Series) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Grace
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Book Description

The difference between vampires and angels? Angels are real.
Books 1 and 2 are in development for a major movie through Motion Picture Pro Studios, which has been involved with five academy award winning movies.
Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift--or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons.
Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their lives, their souls, and their eternity.
At school, she recognizes Judas, an über popular boy, as an evil angel hell-bent on destroying her and everyone she loves. As Judas spreads horrible rumors and overdoses two of her classmates at a rave, Megan realizes the enormity of his power. While classmates die, Megan, with the help of an angel, Johnny, and a team of friends will face the fight of their lives as they battle Judas.

Megan thinks God hasn't given her any "special" powers, but discovers she has what she needs as she confronts Judas and his seemingly unconquerable power.

"Ms. Grace rocks the originality!" werevampsromance.org

"Lisa Grace creates a supernatural world, where the heroine is 100 percent human - a brilliant alternative to the vampire novels. If this is her first novel - I can't wait to see what else she has in store for readers. A page-turner from start to finish."  -Alexis Del Cid, CBS NEWS, KOIN-TV, Portland, Oregon

"Lisa Grace is a talented and exciting author. Suspense drips off each page. I look forward to her next work." -Gretchen Hegelson, Book Reviewer, Phoenix, Arizona


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From the Author

I wrote the Angel Series because of all the misinformation regarding the supernatural world. I wanted to create a world where the supernatural creatures in it, are the ones we know about from the Holy Scriptures, and where they follow the "rules" that we know about from the Holy Scriptures. 
I love to do author interviews for your school newsletter or your blog. I have a goal of writing two-thousand words a day when I'm not in the process of editing or marketing. I love doing NaNoWriMo which is a writing contest held every November for all writers. If you are in high school, write twenty-thousand words in the month of November and you "win."
Adults need to do 50,000 words. Check out my website, lisagracebooks, for more information.

About the Author

I have five books planned for the Angel Series. A compilation of the first three books is available called the Angel Series Books 1, 2, & 3 Look for Angel in the Fire, Book 4 in Fall of 2013.
I'm sorry to make readers wait, but I have an agent working on a major paperback release to coincide with the movie, and he has asked me to hold off on publishing the last two ebooks. Thanks for your understanding.
The 15th Star my first Lisa Grace History - Mystery is available as an ebook and the paperback will be available in June 2013.
I am also working on FEUDAL Land which is another supernatural teen series. This one I'll limit to three books.
I have another series following the angel one, which tells the story of a college-age heroine called Society of the D. E. A. D. I plan to release the first book in that series in 2014.

Product Details

  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lisa Grace Books; 2 edition (May 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052AI5W8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,035 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great idea but horribly executed ***SPOILERS*** November 23, 2013
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First, this is /Christian/ fiction. For those who don't want an overt message about Christianity, moral and ethical talk, or Biblical theology--don't read this. It's clearly stated that Megan sees angels and demons and spiritual warfare is a main theme in this book. If you're looking for something where the message is more covert, go read Dekker, Meyers, or Peretti.

I love supernatural/spiritual books with an action/adventure plot, a splash of drama, and tons of character development. When I read this book was a "page turner" I was excited to try it but I knocked this book out in about 3 hours because if I put it down, I knew I was never going to pick it up again. This book has a spiritual theme but lacks action and adventure, the drama is laughable, and the character development is non-existent.

The book is written in first person: a popular point of view today but very hard to execute properly and this book fails fantastically. Combined with the fact the main character is a 15 year old girl; reading is uncomfortable at the best times and painful at the worst. The grammar and syntax felt as though I was reading bad fan fiction: an overuse of commas, missing apostrophes, misspelled words, poor sentence structure, and the list goes on. At points it's hard to follow who says what in a conversation because there's no flow and structure. Many times I ended up reading a conversation not knowing who was saying what because of this.

The main character, Megan, is 2 dimensional at the best of times and cringe-worthy at the worst. She's no where near the "typical" Christian teenager of the 21st century. Many ideals are correct (knowledge of right and wrong, waiting to have sex until after marriage, pro-life, stable family life, etc) but very poorly represented.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great concept, but poorly written. December 27, 2012
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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes awhile back, and was positively ecstatic to finally have it on my Kindle and start reading. The premise was intriguing, and just up my alley, as I am very much a fan of the Frank Peretti style of books, taking the all-too-real supernatural elements of our world and thrusting a seemingly ordinary character into the position of facing them, standing his (or her) ground, and ultimately trusting God for the victory. The idea of a young girl suddenly finding herself with the ability and responsibility to fight against the dark angels who seek her destruction and that of those around her drew me in, and I opened the book with much anticipation for what was to come.

However, I was almost instantly let down by the book's contents. The story, while intriguing, is told in first person, which I normally love, but is so riddled with bad sentence composition and awkwardly written scenes that I found it impossible to get into it. The dialogue and many of the protagonist's romantic scenes with her boyfriend seemed terribly cheesy. The characters themselves disappointed me. They were too one-dimensional for me to care about them, especially Seth and, considering Megan is the protagonist, I had hoped to find her a more believable character. Pivotal moments were delivered punchily and without much to make one feel their significance, with the exception of one rescue scene early on which did manage to pull me to the edge of my seat before the next letdown came.

Still, I gritted my teeth and made it over halfway through -- all the way to Judas's introduction -- before I finally gave up. The premise had a lot of potential, but I don't feel the final product did it any justice.
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36 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story and Message, Ready for Book 2 December 2, 2011
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Lisa Grace has written a compelling story that captures your imagination, and is certainly a relief from all of the vampire paranormal fiction that seems to be in your face everywhere. She paints an interesting scenario of angels and demons battling out in real time, with a high school girl as the focal point and a solid reinforcement of what is right and wrong. I would imagine this title would be compelling to the high school crowd in addition to adults.

I finished this book a week ago, and I am still thinking about various scenes from the book: that's impressive (to me) due to the volume of books I read each month, which tells me it must have been pretty good. I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series, as the author leaves you with a good ending that makes you want to continue the story.

There are a few typos / misspelled words in the Kindle version that are annoying, but don't take away from the story. For parents, I would recommend this for your high school aged child, but think about it in advance as it does discuss premarital sex, pregnancy, etc. in high school. While 99.9999% of our high school kids are fully aware of the birds and the bees, parents should think about it before letting younger readers have a go at this one.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book! December 12, 2011
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I loved stories of heaven and hell. Good vs. Evil. So when this book came upon my lap, I knew I wanted to read it right away. This book started off slow for me, and it slowly picked up the pace of the book.

What I like most about this book is the plot. I loved reading about the war raging and growing on earth's plane. Megan has been gifted by God and knows that she must do everything in her power to fight. I loved that Megan didn't depend on any super powers but merely her faith in God. Megan faith is strong and the hope that she gives the reader raises faith in them as well. One thing I didn't like is that Megan felt to mature. She is after all a 15 year old.

The plot line of this book is slow and little predictable. I kept waiting for something more to pop up at me. While I enjoyed the angels, faith, and God, this book did grab my attention as I wanted it to.

Overall, this book is a good book. It has great morals in it, lots of faith and truth about a war that is going on even now. If you want a book with real biblical truth, then this book is for you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
At first I thought it might be too young for me as the characters are in high school but I quickly forgot their ages.
Published 8 days ago by Nay
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Though it was for a younger person
Published 8 days ago by irishcream
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
More for the young reader. Total fiction.
Published 1 month ago by Curtis frazier
4.0 out of 5 stars it was great however order for the book 2 i chose to ...
it was great however order for the book 2 i chose to order 12&3 due to the cheaper of the 2 and was greatly saddened to find out that book 2 starts out at 34% read . Read more
Published 3 months ago by buzz raynor
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, very poor execution
I really wanted to like this book. It’s got an interesting premise, and I’d love to see some great Christian versions of the popular paranormal YA genre. Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. B.
3.0 out of 5 stars This fantasy about good and evil is written in first person and geared...
This fantasy about good and evil is written in first person and geared more to pre-teens than adults. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Good book. just waiting for enough money to get the rest to see what happens.
Published 4 months ago by Lynn Blinn
3.0 out of 5 stars I was horribly disappointed. I don't mind the idea of angels
I was looking for a new series and stumbled on this. I decided to give it a try -- even though the author has shown a decided lack of effort (and creativity) when it comes to the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A VERY GOOD READ!
Intense, and riveting. I wish I could write like this! Lisa Grace has once again pulled out all the stops and given readers an enjoyable ride. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dan Alatorre
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book. I am looking forward to reading the ...
Wonderful book.I am looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
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More About the Author

Lisa Grace's Angel Series "Angel in the Shadows Book 1", and "Angel in the Storm, Book 2" are in development for a major movie through Motion Picture Pro Studios, whose owner has been involved in six Academy Award winning films including: "Fargo", "Shakespeare in Love", "Life is Beautiful", and "The Usual Suspects."
Lisa Grace lives on the waterfront along the West Coast of Florida with her husband and daughter.
"When the summers get too hot, we migrate to our cabin in the northern woods of Wisconsin along with our dwarf Netherland's albino bunny. We leave our manatee, dolphin, and a wild turkey (what kind of seagull is that?) at home in the Gulf. Somehow they manage to get along without us," Lisa says. "I also enjoy rescuing gopher tortoises (tip: hold them far out because they tend to pee when you pick them up) and setting them free in a nearby preserve. For the injured ones I know a vet who fiberglasses them back together again."
Angel in the Ice, Book 3, released April 27th, 2012.
A compilation of the first three books titled "Angel Series (Books 1, 2, & 3)" released May 31st, 2012.
"Angel in the Fire, Book 4" is in the writing stage with an estimated release date of whenever my agents say it is okay (PENDING A PAPERBACK DEAL.) "Angel in the Light, Book 5" will complete the current story arc for the Angel Series.
She has two new series in the developmental stage (Society of the D. E. A. D. and FEUDAL Land); and has released her adult historical thrillers "The 15th Star" and "True Treasure", plus "30 Minutes of Flash Fiction" by Lisa Grace and Jarrod Nelson.
Visit http://www.lisagracebooks.com

"I love to hear from my readers. If you take the time to read my books, I'll take the time to email you back. You can reach me at:
lisagracebooks@yahoo.com or on twitter @lisagracebooks


"My favorite review quote is, 'Ms. Grace rocks the originality.' From werevampsromance.org And check out Michael Gallagher, an Amazon Top 50 reviewer's review on my book page. He gave it 4 stars and said he 'couldn't stop thinking about some of the issues presented in the book.'"

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