Monday, May 6, 2013

Straight Reading from the Library: Angel of Syn by Mertianna Georgia

Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for providing Angel of Syn  for review.  Mertianna has an awesome prize for one lucky commenter: a canvas tote bag with the book cover on one side and "Are you a syn-er?" on the other, along with a $20 Amazon gift card.  This prize is limited to U.S. only, please, because of postage restrictions.  Be sure and leave a comment--and you can see the other stops and reviews here:


Contemporary witch Cara Augustine goes international and inter-dimensional, from San Francisco to France to an alternate Eden-like dimension, in this second book of the Synemancer series.

Cara is a fugitive, pursued by the Portalkind police for breaking a major covenant. When she accidently made a werewolf her witch’s familiar, it amounted to enslaving a human. And the punishment is death. On the run for her life, she and her companions stumble into a strange paradise dimension. But they quickly find the dangerous world is filled with strange creatures, deadly and beautiful. And, because she’s quickly learning a Synemancer’s life is never simple.  Cara has to deal with an amorous Nephilim (half-angel half-witch), a dangerously deranged French werewolf, and the darkly handsome Nightkind she just might love. Each powerful supernatural man has his own reasons for wanting to possess Cara, body and soul. But if the Portalkind police catch her, she’ll be in a fight for her life.


While not my usual reading fare, Angel of Syn didn’t disappoint. It was pretty much non-stop excitement and action from the first page and had an interesting premise. I didn’t read book one, but figured things out after a little while so wasn’t terribly lost. I probably didn’t catch some of the more subtle nuances I might have had I read the first book, but it didn’t make things less enjoyable.

Cara was sometimes tough to like. While a strong heroine, she was sometimes wishy-washy (especially when it comes to the men in her life – there are three exceptionally hot men who want her heart and body), but her intentions were good. She may not have always done the right (or sensible) thing, but she was doing the best she could.

When they enter another dimension, things were a bit confusing, but it definitely added a twist I didn’t see coming, and laid the groundwork for the next book.

If you like a sexy paranormal that falls outside the norm, and one that’ll keep you turning pages to see what happens next, I’d recommend Angel of Syn. It’ll keep your heart racing.


Mertianna currently lives with her husband, son, and three dogs in Northern California. At a young age, while traveling the globe with her military family, she discovered the joys of reading. Armed with a fascination for science fiction, the paranormal, and fantasy, she amused, shocked, and impressed her teachers with her imaginative stories.

As an adult, reality reared its boring head, and she joined the business workforce. After many years working as a professional manager while secretly wishing she was a writer, she took a detour from the corporate world to immerse herself in the fictional worlds of her own making.

Mertianna has accumulated multiple graduate degrees in business and survived years of doctoral studies in psychology, all of which undoubtedly has influenced how her characters behave or don’t behave as the case may be.

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  1. Thanks for the great review. It is good to know that is story also works as a stand alone and that you don't have to have read book one to enjoy the story. Sounds like it would really keep your attention

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  2. Sounds a bit confusing...Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts though! I think I'll have to stick with the tour to find out more, but your review was really helpful!

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  3. As a reader, I appreciate an honest & thoughtful review. Thank-you. I'm terrible about not starting with book 1 in a series so it's always nice for me to know if I can start with the current book without getting too lost!
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  4. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

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