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“Good versus evil shouldn’t be this much fun, but it is!”--Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Fire Study
“Some wild twists…Readers may have to take breaks to cool down.”--Booklist on Personal Demons
“Lisa Desrochers' debut is fantastic: full of shivers, surprises, and sultry romance. You'll be laughing one moment and shrieking the next--a fabulous novel that promises more intoxicating adventures to come!”--Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of Nightshade
"Personal Demons is as scary—and sexy—a book as I’ve read in a long time.”—Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass
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About the Author
Lisa Desrochers is the author of the young adult fantasy novel Personal Demons. She lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. She can always be found with a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places and then take her by surprise. Growing up all over the United States inspired wanderlust and Desrochers loves to travel, which works out well since she lectures internationally on a variety of health care topics. Lisa Desrochers has a doctorate in physical therapy and maintains a full time practice.
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Lisa Desrochers is the USA Today bestselling author of A LITTLE TOO FAR, courtesy of HarperCollins. Look for the companions, A LITTLE TOO MUCH (11/12/13), and A LITTLE TOO HOT (1/21/14), and also her Personal Demons trilogy (Macmillan).
Lisa lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. When she's not writing, she's reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise. Find her online at www.lisadwrites.com, on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor.
Original Sin weaves an insanely interesting back story with slightly predictable plot progression, resulting in a great book that doesn't quite reach the level of intensity Personal Demons achieved. My one complaint: not enough Gabe!
Original Sin is a very good follow up to Personal Demons. Lisa Desrochers did a wonderful job of maintaining the feel of the first book while keeping the story moving forward. I loved the way new information was incorporated seamlessly with the things we already know from the previous book. The highlight of the entire book for me was the big reveal about Frannie's family. Epic, yet totally fitting.
I found the actual plot specific to Original Sin to be predictable, but how other readers react to it will be based on how well versed they are in biblical history. I knew who and what Lili was well before the hinting began and guessed immediately what that was going to mean to both Matt and Luc. Luckily, this basic knowledge wasn't the only thing going on in Original Sin. Taylor's role in this book, start to finish, was completely unforeseen and I loved every scene with her.
Gabe went away for a while in Original Sin and it was sad for both Frannie and myself. I absolutely love him and that he would gladly give his wings up to be with Frannie. Sadly, the outlook for this event doesn't look so good. Frannie loves Luc. Or does she? It's getting a bit on my nerves that she doesn't seem to have a clear preference one way or another. She loves Luc, but when he's gone and Gabe's around - she loves and lusts after him. Both boys seem to give Frannie to one another, like an object rather than a person.Read more ›
Just because Luc got away once doesn't mean that King Lucifer is ready to give up. Hell wants Luc back and they're prepared to do whatever they can to bring him back and make an example of him.
But with Heaven standing in their way, they will have to pull out all the stops to tag his soul once again. And that means going after the only person that Luc cares about. Frannie Cavanaugh.
And if Frannie is too strong and too protected then they'll just have find someone close to her who isn't - one of her friends or maybe her new Guardian. Whatever it takes. Because not everyone can resist a demon's lure, not even an angel.
Original Sin is the absolutely riveting, seductive and irresistible sequel to Personal Demons. In this second book in the series the story is even more gripping, with a new character that will keep readers on edge, the intensity is elevated to a whole new level, and the ending is an exquisite torture.
Even though Frannie loves Luc, enough to have saved him from Hell to keep him with her, she is still torn. She still loves Gabe. She still needs the peace he offers, his comfort and his protection.
But even Gabe knows that she should be with Luc. As much as that thought tears him up inside, he knows that as a Dominion he and Frannie can never be. And so he chooses someone to be her Guardian. Someone he knows cares about Frannie and will make sure to protect her just as he would.
Just because her Guardian is new doesn't mean he can't protect Frannie, even with Hell's demons coming after her to get to Luc. But Gabe never expected King Lucifer to send the most prized weapon in his arsenal.
And he never knew just how wrong things would go or he would have stayed, no matter the risk to himself.Read more ›
Luc Cain came from hell to collect Frannie Cavanaugh's soul while Gabe came from heaven to do likewise. Neither expected Frannie to have her own guardian angel Matt who was her twin brother before dying in childhood; or that Luc would fall in love with Frannie and shockingly give up brimstone for shaving cuts when her Magical Sway had him obsessed with being become human (see Personnel Demons).
As Gabe returns to heaven to avoid Frannie's temptation, raging King Lucifer exhales fire over the traitor Luc. He sends a demon horde to bring him the betrayer on a platter. More important to the ruler of Hell is to capture the essence that turned his former loyal follower into a mortal. While Matt has lost concentration because of his attraction to Luc's sexy next door neighbor Lili, the demons attack Frannie and her friends.
Rotating perspectives between the wins and the former demon, Original Sin is a delightful teen paranormal romantic suspense. Frannie is a terrific character whose magical sway has Heaven and Hell wondering what is going on. However Luc steals the show as he struggles with adjusting to human hygiene. Fans will enjoy encounters of the first kind between mortals and heavenly and hellish guests and hosts.
Personal Demons was a steamy, passionate ride and Original Sin perfected it. Frannie, Luc, and the gang are back and flourish with an unique and page-turning plot. The enemies are deliciously bad, the good guys are flawed and the dual points of view were just as good the second time around. Original Sin is everything I wanted in a sequel and more!
Frannie continues to be a capable heroine in this next installment of the novel. I liked in the first novel that she was strong and able to hold her own. In this newest installment, Frannie is in a transitional stage. She's learning about her new found powers and is struggling to come to terms with what they mean for her life. While she still has her physical strength, Frannie is incredible lost and therefore, she is emotionally weak. I found myself wishing she believed in herself a bit more and was able to control her emotions. She tended to make reckless decisions in her emotional state which frustrated me at times because she knows better. However, most of her plans seem full proof to me at the time she's hatching them so I can't say too much here.
On the same note, Luc made several bad decisions but his overall journey was a pleasant one for me. I liked seeing him venerable. It's interesting to see a character that has had so much power for so long be wrought almost helpless in that sense. I liked seeing how he reacted even without his super powers. He did his best and it was admirable. His chapters really worked to balance out Frannie's overly emotional ones and it was interesting to watch him struggle not to succumb to some of the traps their new enemies laid for him.
Matt's perspective was essential and frustrating. Luckily, it seems that Ms. Desrochers was striving for this and in that, she succeeded.Read more ›
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