Monday, October 15, 2018

Sweet Sacrifice

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Former Navy SEAL Sebastian “Bash” Lockard died in Afghanistan after leaping on a grenade to save his comrades. Little did he know his act of heroism would grant him a ticket into Heaven’s elite army as one of the few and powerful Archangels. Struggling with his new existence, Bash still retains his human memories, leaving behind a wife he loves with all of his heart. Although he’s forbidden to see her, he can’t resist her lure, or the mortal desires he harbors for her.

As a young widow and nurse, Irene Lockard still mourns her husband two years after his untimely death. His absence is everywhere, and when her best friend weds, she hits an emotional rock bottom. As if summoned from the skies above, Sebastian appears before her, and they share an unforgettable night. But when he once again vanishes, she wonders if she’s truly gone mad with grief.

The only way Sebastian can remain with Irene is if he makes the ultimate sacrifice. But will she overcome her fear of losing him again to another war?

My Review...

Well, once again I’m going to tell you that romance and paranormal are not particularly my thing and then I’m going to say EXCEPT for a few books, especially one like this. To begin with, Soul Mate Tree books are sweet. They may contain some intense sorrow as does this one. They may contain a lot of powerful emotions, but they are always a sweet refreshing clean read. This one by L.D. Rose does not disappoint. But this one has suspense combined with the internal and external battle of a SEAL though he might be in another place now. It also brings up some very tough questions for the reader. Would you give your life for your country and those around you without thought? Would you give your life knowing you would never again see the spouse you love? Sometimes we just read about those things, but we never truly really think about them. There are plenty of people who have done so without second thought. People in our Armed Services, our veterans, our cops, our firefighters, EMTs…well I’m sure I haven’t mentioned them all and that’s what this sweet, loving and yet deep-thinking book is about.  
L.D. Rose has made the characters vivid, most easy to love, and easily distinguishable between the good and the bad. A quick read, very hard to put down.

This is Book 9 of the Soul Mate Tree series. When I researched her other books, Rose had nothing but good reviews. So…for those of you who really enjoy this Romance/Paranormal genre, this is your book. Evidently it’s also for those like me who don’t read that genre but DO like this book.

Read an excerpt...
Bash’s gaze caught on a couple on the dance floor, the sight of her sinking into him like hooks and bringing him to a standstill.

With her dark curls springing over her shoulders, she spun across the hardwood, her pale gray dress flowing around her. Much like in his recent vision of her, she tipped her head back and laughed, beautiful, stunning, her smile as bright as the yellow calla lilies tucked in her hair. She swayed with a man in dress whites, a Marine, another fucking soldier she didn’t belong with. And as the rain of realization became a downpour of comprehension, he remembered the engagement, where Claude proposed to Lucille—at their wedding—right before Bash left for another tour of Afghanistan.

“Bash?” Gabriel stepped in front of him, blocking his view, pale eyes narrowed.

Bash’s hand slammed into Gabriel’s chest, pushing him away as he lurched forward. Gabriel reacted faster, though, snatching his arm and wrenching him back at least four feet. Bash lunged again and the Arc’s hand fisted in his white button-down shirt.

“Don’t,” Gabriel growled, all humor draining from his angular face and setting his expression in stone. “Do not.”

Bash’s heart punched at the angel’s fist, every fiber of his being burning with the urge to run to her, to wrap his arms around her and feel her body against his one more time. Envy, rage, longing, and sadness blasted through him in a toxic tornado of emotion ready to whip this place into oblivion.

He nearly ground his molars into pulp. “Let. Me. Go.”

“You are dead, Sebastian. You’re no longer part of this world. All you’ll do is bring her pain, bring yourself pain. Don’t do this.” Twin streams of air whistled from the Arc’s nostrils as he shook his head. “I should’ve never brought you here.”

Bring him pain? More pain than he’d already endured? No.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

L.D. Rose is a neurotic physician by day, crazed writer by night, and all around wannabe superhero. She writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but she's been known to delve into horror, sci-fi, and medical suspense on occasion. L.D. Rose is a PAN member of
the RWA, FF&P, NEC-RWA and CoLoNY. She currently lives in Rhode Island with her studly hubby, her hyperactive boxer, and her two devious cats.

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  1. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  2. Loved reading the exerpt. Love the cover. Thanks so much for hosting.


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