"This is an amazing book. I confess I am hooked on angel stories, and this book is about angels, but it stands out because it's soooooo different. The angels in Ariel Rising don't even have wings. Their biology and abilities are actually explained in genetic terms. I loved that! Sure, it's a fantasy, but like all great fantasies, I willingly suspended my disbelief because the fantasy bits seemed actually plausible...
I love the characters. Ari is strong. She's smart. She speaks in full sentences and uses multi-syllable words. She is morally upright, rarely cusses, and fiercely independent...
The book ends with a fabulous epilogue foreshadowing the next book in the series, along with a preview chapter from book 2.
I recommend this book. It was amazing, and I can't wait for book 2!"
We've made the first 12 chapters (130 pages) available for download or online reading.
Ariel Rising is the first episode in the Ariel, Between Two Worlds series. Book two—The Battle For Earth—is due for release by Christmas, 2016.
"Love it. I love to read books about angels and this one didn't disappoint me. Ariel and Davin make a wonderful couple. Can't wait to read the next book. It sounds promising. You won't be disappointed to read it." [Clarissa's review on Amazon]
My dreams were simple. College, a career, and let’s see what happens. But things don’t always go according to plan.
My name is Ari Worthington and I’ve had a very eventful week. A life-changing week. The kind of week that would make the average person whimper. It started when my ex-boyfriend Luke accosted me in the woods.
How badly was I injured? Not a scratch. And Luke? Not so lucky. Nope, I whupped him good. It surprised the heck out of him—once he woke up.
And then I met Davin. Handsome, witty, amazing Davin. Perfect in every way, unless you think being an alien, from a planet called Olympus, might be a liability.
“Seriously? Your planet is named after a Greek mountain?” I ask him.
“Actually, it’s the other way around,” he tells me. “The mountain was named after us. We’ve been visiting Earth for a very, very long time. As a matter of fact, we are responsible for human evolution.”
Imagine that. Shocking? Yeah. But there’s more. Davin’s an angel, which I could have handled, would have handled, if only he hadn’t told me I was one, too.
“But we don’t have wings,” I say.
“Real angels don’t need wings,” he counters.
“Ah, that explains everything,” I reply.
So, you think this is just another angel story? Well, it’s not. It’s got humor, romance, adventure, science, tragedy, and…did I say romance? It’ll make you think, and laugh, and cry.
Davin and I, you see, are part of a larger plan. A noble plan. A plan to save the sons and daughters of man, or what’s left of them, after the war. A big war.
Okay, enough of my rambling. Davin and I need to get back to training. And you’ve got some reading to do, yeah?
Portal City, Olympus