Title: and, Falling, Fly
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publication Date: March 2010
Paperback: 352 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Review copy
Guest Review by Jo
RATING: 7/10 – Very good, would definitely recommend
An edgy, erotic blend of fantasy and romance-from a debut author whose star is on the rise.
In a dark and seedy underground of burned-out rock stars and angels- turned-vampires, a revolutionary neuroscientist and a fallen angel must pit medicine against mythology in an attempt to erase their tortured pasts…but at what cost?
Olivia, vampire and fallen angel of desire, is hopeless…and damned. Since the fall from Eden, she has hungered for love, but fed only on desire. Dominic O’Shaughnessy is a neuroscientist plagued by impossible visions. When his research and her despair collide at L’OtelMathillide- a subterranean hell of beauty, demons, and dreams-rationalist and angel unite in a clash of desire and damnation that threatens to destroy them both.
Oh, what a gorgeous cover! So so pretty! OK, now I’ve finished crushing on the cover, on to the review!
Olivia is a fallen Angel. Fallen Angels are Vampiric in their ways and feed on blood but only when the person finds them desirable or they fear them. Olivia seems lost and indifferent to her existence and wants back in heaven, and she thinks the only way is to find a man who loves her for everything she is.
I really cannot say too much here on the plot or even the characters because the brilliant-ness (is this is a word? Ah, it is now!) of this story is the way it unfolds and plays with our minds. The characters are very interesting and you are invited into their minds and the weird and wonderful way our minds work.
A very good, and very insightful, interesting book. If you enjoy films such as Fight Club, and having your mind played with then you’ll really love this.