Thursday, July 4, 2013

Review: Keys to Heaven by Shyla Colt

Title: Keys to Heaven (Purgatory, #1)
Author: Shyla Colt
Source: Author
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novella
Reviewer: CaroleDee

Born to a fallen angel and a demon, Heavenleigh Spirit has never truly fit in. Shunned, tested, and ridiculed, she’s hardened her heart, building a wall around her none are allowed to scale.  Carving a life for herself running the neutral bar, Purgatory,  she caters to all things winged , clawed, and other. Provided they play nice. When she breaks her middle of the road stance to rescue a newly fallen angel she gets more than she bargained for.

The amnesic angel awakes in the bed of the only woman he’s ever lusted after with nothing more than the knowledge he was sent to protect her. Struggling to remember who he is, and why she’s in danger, he fully embraces the passion between them that blazes hotter than hell fire. When the truth about his mission comes out he must fight to convince herthe love they share is real, and he’s not going anywhere.

In an ironic twist of fate the woman cast aside for a birthright she never asked for holds the keys to the worlds ruin or salvation.

I found Keys to Heaven to be a fantastically original take on angels and demons.

Heavenleigh is a product of a fallen angel and demon's lust. She's one of a kind and everyone knows it. When she comes across the site of a fallen angel she feels compelled to help him, but never thought that he could be the key to her future. (Not to mention the key to some really hot sex. lol)

I really enjoyed Heavenleigh's character. She feisty, a bit domineering, but still emotionally vulnerable. The progression of romance between heroine and hero happened quite quickly, but it is a novella, so we all know these things happen ;)

My reasoning for a four rather than a five lies with a pretty open ending. The relationship HEA is there, but the overall story arc is only in the beginning stages. I almost feel like Keys to Heaven could be qualified as a long serial instead of a novella. We're introduced to an antagonist and possible dire situation, but nothing becomes of it in this entry in the Purgatory series. Keys is essentially the introduction of Heavenleigh and her Arch-Angel soul mate Yophiel. It's sexy, touching, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

 About the Author

 Told once 'You have to be an author, then you're craziness becomes eccentrics', Shyla Colt has always been in love with the written word and possessed a desire to write.

Named after Super Girl in the comics, she often mistakes her mortality for super hero status. So, she holds many hats, Mother, Marine Wife, and writer are her top three.

Writing allows her to explore new venues, face her demons, and touch others. A huge practitioner of paying it forward, and putting in what you want to get out, she hopes to inspire, enlighten, move, and entertain you with her work. Mixing humor, drama, and strong women, often with a paranormal element, she continues to soldier ahead in the writing field.

One of her favorite things is talking to fans.
You can connect with Shyla via her

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  1. While my favorite books are vampire and werewolf, I have come to love the fallen angel stories that are out there. Sounds like another good one.

    1. If you like fallen angels you will looove this one ;)

  2. Thank you for the fantastic review Carole! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Mary if you love a strong, sassy lead this may be a great fit for you :) Thank you for stopping by :)


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