Kiss Of Surrender: A Deadly Angels Book by Sandra HillKiss Of Surrender: A Deadly Angels Book by Sandra Hill

Kiss Of Surrender: A Deadly Angels Book

bySandra Hill

Mass Market Paperback | November 27, 2012

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What romance reader can resist a hero who is both Viking…and vampire? In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill's exciting Deadly Angels series, Nicole Tasso, Navy SEAL is powerless to resist the "vangel" in her midst… And the mystery surrounding her thousand-year-old suitor only makes him more desirable…and more dangerous! Filled with Sandra Hill's trademark combination of smoldering sensuality and laugh-out-loud humor, Kiss of Surrender: A Deadly Angels Book will leave paranormal and urban fantasy romance fans hungry for more from this award-winning author.

Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than ten years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories.
Title:Kiss Of Surrender: A Deadly Angels BookFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062064622

ISBN - 13:9780062064622


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A unique spin on the traditional vampire tale! I was immediately intrigued when I read the synopsis for this book: A Viking vampire angel? What's not to like? Captain Trond Sigurdsson will forever be 29 years old. He died in the year 850 A.D. in the age of the Vikings. Trond, along with his six brothers, are all Vangels: Viking Vampire Angels. Each brother is representative of one of the seven deadly sins, with Trond's being sloth. His motto was, "Work smarter, not harder." His mentor is St. Michael the Archangel, and the Vangels have been assigned to kill demon vampires (aka Lucipires or "Lucies") and to save the nearly-lost human souls. Trond's original penance was to serve as a Vangel for 700 years but, because he has erred a number of times over the centuries, the years have piled on and he has served over 1,000 years and counting. Lucipires prey on humans that are on the brink of some particularly harsh sin. They bite the neck of the victim to put them in a state of stasis and then blow their unholy breath into the victim through any orifice, which puts them in a weakened state and more vulnerable to temptation. A victim will have the scent of lemons about them. Once the victim has committed the final sin to seal his fate, the Lucipire will drink from him until he is drained and the victim is then taken to the Underworld. St. Michael has received word that Jasper, the king of the Lucipires, has sent some of his minions to recruit some Navy SEALs. St. Michael sends Trond and a younger Vangel, Karl, to join the SEAL's training program on the pretext that they were Jaegers from a top-secret Norwegian Special Forces team. When Trond meets Lieutenant Nicole Tasso, a 28 year-old Navy WEAL ("Women on Earth, Air, Land and Sea"), there is an immediate attraction but neither wants to admit it. Because Vangels are supposed to be celibate, Trond cannot get involved with a woman. Besides, her peppiness rubs him the wrong way. He is more of the lazy-type (hence, his slothful nature), and Nicole is his polar-opposite in that department. She constantly listens to motivational tapes and is a "can-do" type. She was victimized by an abusive husband, and she has no desire to get involved with another man at this point, but Trond has awakened feelings in her that she thought were dead. The chemistry between Trond and Nicole was red-hot, particularly during Trond's infamous "near-sex" escapades. I thought that I would be put off by the military lingo, but I wasn't. It took me a bit to get used to all the acronyms, but then I found a handy glossary at the back of the book which helped me a great deal. I really liked Trond. Again, I repeat: He is a Viking vampire angel - what is not to like? I liked the playful banter between Trond and Nicole, and I also liked Trond's effect on Nicole. She was a different woman with him around, much more daring and confident which was so unlike her former self. Nicole came a long way with her past, which began even before she was married, since her father is also an abusive man who actually had the gall to side with his son-in-law instead of his own daughter saying that Nicole always "needed a bit of discipline." Argh, what an awful man! Hill is a new-to-me author, and I like her spin on the usual vampire which made for a very unique story. I also like that she injected a lot of sarcasm and humour into the book. I did not realize that this was the second book in the Deadly Angels series. Nonetheless, I did not find that I was lost for not having read the first one in the series. However, I plan to go back now and read that one! I received this book for review from the publisher as part of the author's virtual book tour with TLC Book Tours. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own.
Date published: 2012-12-28