Just look at this cover! Isn’t it stunning? The story inside is just as good.
When Ash Rains Down is book #1 in Cecelia Earl’s Kingdom Come series. It’s exciting, fast-paced and super addictive!
When Ash Rains Down (Release Date: January 4, 2017)
Being crowned homecoming queen and enduring a week at the center of her classmates’ attention is eighteen-year-old Julia White’s worst nightmare—even with Cole, her long-time crush, as her date. But when Julia is attacked by a green-blooded demon that vanishes in a plume of smoke, she comes face to face with what real nightmares look like—in the flesh, and all of the homecoming stuff hardly matters anymore.
As a frightening wave of crime infiltrates her small Wisconsin town, Julia tries to avoid Nicholas, a brooding, infuriating relative of Cole’s, who insists she’s the reason behind the corruption. He claims the culprits are demons who are after powers that only she—a human-angel hybrid—possesses. It’s unbelievable, of course, until he takes her to a hidden battlefield where warrior angels train to fight soul-siphoning demons—and her own angelic wings unfold.
When angels and demons draw battle lines, endangering everyone in their way, Julia has to find a way to protect them all, including herself. Because as it turns out, she’s the devil’s most powerful weapon against the angels, and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her.
The final battle between Heaven and Hell has begun.
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I really liked this one. It is very well-written and I quite enjoyed the characters. The first installment devotes a lot of page space to character development. I really loved that. If I am going to be committing myself to a whole series, it is important to me that I really know the characters I am going on this journey with. That’s not to say there isn’t plenty of action because there is, just that the author developed her protagonist and secondary characters very well.
Julia is tough as nails! Even before she learns her true identity she is incredibly strong. She is loyal and fiercely devoted to her family. When her family is threatened she does not fall apart. She does what needs to be done. I would love a girl like her in my corner.
Her relationships with Cole and Nicholas are very intriguing. I am definitely looking forward to learning how they develop. Bonus: Two dreamy angels to drool over!
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It was good enough to read in one sitting (not sure if my family was forced to order pizza that evening) and I looking forward to the rest of the Kingdom Come series.
P.S. When Ash Rains Down is only $0.99 on kindle (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)! Pretty sweet!
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About the Author
Cecelia Earl graduated with a degree in education and has been teaching ever since. She’s a wife, a mom of three boys, and an owner of a magical laundry pile that never stops growing. She lives near enough to Green Bay, WI that her refrigerator is always stocked with cheese, and the first colors her children learned were green and gold. She’s a teacher by day, a mom always, and a writer in her sleep, but that’s okay because being an author is a dream come true. She writes angel books for young and youngish adults. If you feel young, she writes for you—whether or not you feel particularly angelic.