Friday, August 10, 2012

Book Review: Faith Savage by K.A. M'Lady

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Faith Savage, a three-part review presentation
Written by K.A. M’Lady
Published by Mojocastle Press
Paranormal
26 Pages

“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is….” Albert Camus, quote from Faith Savage Bonus Story: Demon Huntress Faith’s Temptation

 
Demon Huntress Faith’s Temptation-Book Synopsis
In the beginning, there were those with faith. I wasn't one of them. But a troubled soul can only be tested so often and when God saves you from the darkness because he has plans for you, who are you to say no to the Lord?

My name is Faith Savage, and I hunt demons. It's a job I've been recruited into. My payback from what could have been an eternity of suffering at the hands of the darkness. But what's a poor soul to do when Heaven and Hell change the rules, and all that is and once was angelic decide to test the boundaries of faith and temptation? Who is the soul that truly suffers, and which of God's creatures will end in defeat?

Nothing is certain...especially in war. And when that war involves Angels and the fallen and they bring it to your doorstep, sometimes all you’re left with is your faith.

Author-reviewer: Sharing thoughts on Faith Savage

In the past, I avoided books with any mention of demons. In fact, when K.A. M’Lady first submitted her most recent Faith Savage book for review, I had no intentions whatsoever of reviewing the Faith series myself. K.A. had graciously submitted the entire series so the reviewer for her latest book, Faith Savage: Sinner, would be able to read all the books preceding the seventh installment.

My reasons for choosing not to read the Faith Savage series up until now had nothing to do with the author's books and everything to do with my personal beliefs, not to mention fear. Let’s just say Poltergeist left a lasting impression.

In any event, curiosity killed the cat. No real pun is intended.

The longer these eBooks remained on the desktop, the more I felt compelled to open up the first file. Needless to say, temptation won and I began an incredible journey. Three pages in, and it became obvious. I would not only review Faith Savage Bonus Story: Demon Huntress Faith’s Temptation, but the entire Faith Savage series.

First and foremost, let me say this: K.A. and I are friends. I want to disclose that fact right away. How we remained friends when I’m sure she realized I held an unwarranted fear of reading her books, I’ll never know.

She’s one of a kind. That’s for sure.

With the aforementioned, I can’t tell you how many times I almost bought the series but later decided against it based on my personal beliefs. Still, because I follow K.A. and support her work, I kept reading her posted promotions. The more I saw her books advertised, the more I wanted to pick up the series. In the end, notorious stubbornness prevented the purchase. I was afraid of what I’d find in a ‘demon’ book. If I’d stuck to my guns and refused to read these books because of the ‘demon’ content, I never would’ve grasped the true writing power of K.A. M’Lady.

I’m telling the above story for a reason. I was wrong and almost missed out on a phenomenal series because of misconceptions and prejudgments unfairly placed. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised by each Faith Savage installment. In fact, as mentioned before, the entire series will be reviewed.

 K.A. M’Lady made a convincing mark on this reader-author’s booklist. While it isn’t my intent to suggest that all demon hunter books are written in a way that every paranormal reader will appreciate, I will—without reservations or hesitation—recommend K.A. M’Lady’s Faith Savage books to any paranormal reader.

~Reviewed by Destiny Blaine~
International bestselling author Destiny Blaine writes in all genres under several pseudonyms. Her pen names have earned bestselling status at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookstrand, and All Romance Ebooks. You can find her on the web at www.destinyblaine.com or follow her on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DestinyBlaine


Review of Demon Huntress-Bonus Story-Faith’s Temptation by K.A. M’Lady
Faith Savage, Demon Huntress: Faith's Temptation

Written in first person, Faith Savage Bonus Story: Faith’s Temptation is twenty-six pages long and a wonderful introduction to the Faith Savage series. Published by Mojocastle Press, this novella kicks off an eight-book saga including the bonus story.

In Faith Savage Bonus Story: Faith’s Temptation, we meet Faith Savage, a demon-wrangler clearly under conviction over her career choice and the demands of a challenging job. While delivering a demon to the Anti-Chamber, Faith is sidetracked by a throng of emotions regarding an invitation to keep company with an angel. As if the angst of her upcoming date isn’t enough, a three-headed demon complicates her day by a lurid suggestion, too. Right away we can see the battle of good and evil take form.

Vivid descriptions and an unusual setting leave readers on the edge of their seats as author K.A. M’Lady sets the groundwork for a memorable paranormal series.
After reading the first of Faith Savage’s stories, it’s clear my previous hesitancy was pointless. I can’t wait to read Demon Huntress: Glow. 

Faith Savage, Demon Huntress: Faith's TemptationFaith Savage: Book 1 - GlowFaith Savage: Book 2 - Fear No Evil
Faith Savage: Book 3 - TransgressionsFaith Savage: Book 5 - The Ash CollectorFaith Savage: Book 6 - Wicked's KissFaith Savage: Book 7- Sinner

Book 1 – Glow
Written by K.A. M’Lady
Published by Mojocastle Press
Paranormal
29 Pages

Faith Savage: Book 1 - Glow

Faith Savage Book One: Glow-Book Synopsis
Longer than time, eternal angelic wars have been fought throughout the Heavens -- God's mighty warriors vying for supremacy over Lucifer and his brethren's fall from grace.

Today that war continues, spreading among God's chosen.

My name is Faith Savage, I hunt Demons. I have been to the edge of reason. Spoken with evil and walked the corridors of Hell's dark paths.

To survive the darkness, I made a deal with an angel. But my decision may cost me the one thing most precious to me...

My soul.
   
Review of Faith Savage Book One: Glow by K.A. M’Lady

Seduced by a demon with angelic characteristics, Faith Savage makes a deal with the devil in an effort to save a young woman who is unable to help herself. Realizing she’s made a detrimental error, Faith fears the consequences will destroy her soul. She grants the demon a chance to gain fundamental control over her every desire and realizes the damages may be too great to overcome.

Once again K.A. M’Lady wows her readers with eloquent writing as Faith Savage’s tale unfolds. M’Lady’s analogies are brilliant. I found myself scrambling for pen and paper so I could write down several lines and put them away for safekeeping. 

The author sets up her scenes with skill and forethought, careful to ensure readers are taken on a satisfying journey. Not only have did I read this installment twice, for review purposes, but I also found Faith Savage: Glow was enjoyed more the second time around.

The battle between wrong and right continues in Faith Savage: Glow and while the pending war unfolds, you’ll find yourself lost in a well written story. Glow will make readers consider the light and darkness surrounding each of us. A mesmerizing novella and a must-read for all paranormal fans.

Bravo! 

  
~Reviewed by Destiny Blaine~

6 comments:

  1. I am also afraid to read demon books. I read an Apocalypse book that terrified me. Your review is very helpful.

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  2. Hi Storm,

    Thank you. I'm glad. :) I highly recommend the Faith Savage books. I would've missed out on a real treat if I had allowed past fears to stand in the way of reading this fantastic series.

    Destiny

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  3. I was so honored to find out that Destiny reviewed my series -- I didn't learn of it until today. (Another brilliant feature to this review blog, Destiny.) And what a review to receive...wow!

    Who would ever guess that The Exorcist scares the hell out of me. But there is good and bad in all things in life. It is the courage we find within us that helps us spread our wings.

    Blessings always ~ K.

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  4. Hi K~

    I really enjoyed the Faith Savage series. The way in which you wrote about good and evil showcased thoughtful writing and well executed storytelling. You made this fellow writer stop and think about a lot of things. Very well done.

    Love,
    Destiny

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  5. Books I haven't read! Thank you for the reviews!

    Claudia

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  6. The demons aren't the appeal behind Faith Savage, it's the character herself. She's both intriguing and entertaining, and there's an element of dark humor throughout. It is a very worthwhile read.

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