Monday, March 12, 2012

Review: Chains of Souls by Maria Zannini

Chains of Souls
Book Two
Maria Zannini

Banished from Heaven for refusing to harvest an unwilling soul, Liam Chase drinks to forget until the night he is visited by the Angel of Death.

For the price of a few humans souls, Ziva promises to get him reinstated into Heaven. Liam doesn’t doubt her influence, but milking humans of their light is an abomination, punishable by eternal oblivion.

He’d rather rot on Earth than commit such a heinous crime. But the Angel of Death didn’t get where she was by taking no for an answer. Ziva is a huntress of extraordinary skill and cruelty. If he refuses, his loved ones will be her next targets. And Ziva never misses.

I obtained the above information from Ms. Maria's blog place!

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

I was given this book for my honest thoughts and opinions... So here goes....

Okay, where do I begin. I read Ms. Maria's first book, The Devil To Pay, a while back and was simply blown away. It was an awesome start to a very intriguing series. Ms. Maria did not disappoint with book two. She has a way with her words and her story telling that makes you want to stop what you are doing.... or who you are doing and read her book. Hell, her story might even make you forgot what and who you were doing! Ha! It is that good. Her story really will enthrall you till the point you might forget what time it is and where you are.

Her first story wrapped around me, coiled my emotions so tight... She brought me through Heaven and Hell... With one woman, Shannon, and two men... Two brothers.... Liam and Michael... One from Heaven... And one from Hell... And she continued the story...

In the first story, all Hell broke loose for Shannon and she handled it the best way she could. She dealt with the hand that was basically given to her... In a world she didn't even know existed. But it is a world that is around us... even in today's world.

Shannon just melts my heart. She is a woman that you will want to be her friend and help her kick some "man" ass. She is torn between two men, one she can have and one she is denied of having. Her heart belongs to both of them... One actually owns her heart and the other... Well, she truly wants to give her heart to. But when you have two brothers who compete for everything... Sometimes a heart is not something you compete over, you simply just love it. But one wants to own it because he does not want the other brother to have it. Shannon's trials continue and this one is no different... Well, actually it is different because she thought her world was turned upside in The Devil to Pay, her world really flips over a couple of times in this one! Can the love for one man break her heart and crush her soul... Wait, she is soulless... But can a soulless woman find the one thing she desires more than the love of her man... Her freedom... But is freedom something she wants....

Liam, God... what can be said about the man who has fallen from the grace of Heaven. His heart is truly in the right place. His intentions are always for what's best for someone else... But the one woman who can change the course of his life and those that he loves comes to him with a deal - is it in the best interest of everyone to say no to her... Or just simply do her bidding and pray to the Heaves that kicked him out that no one finds out. Liam is torn and truly at odds with his decision, but when things go wrong... and I mean terribly wrong, he regrets every minute of every decision he made.... But can he ever make things right to win the heart of the one woman that means the world to him...

Michael knows what it is like to be through Hell and back... But owning a woman who wants to be with someone else... And that someone else being your brother... Is really a bitch. Then knowing her heart does not truly belong to him really bugs the shit out of him! Michael has always felt he was under his brothers shadow and this was something he felt like he "one uped" his brother with... Having the one woman Liam wants and could not have.... But when things start to fall to pieces and actually go to Hell in a hand basket does he really start to realize that it is not all about him...

The story just keeps getting better and better. Ms. Maria brought in a few more key players to the story of Heaven and Hell. Shannon's life truly gets more complicated and even deadly. But being a Shade is not always easy but she has some cool tricks up her sleeve... But being soulless is not what life is all about and being under the command of Michael.... And not being able to have the one man she wants, Liam... is truly like being in Hell.... Then let's add in the mix, Ziva, the Angel of Death who wants her dead just makes her day all kind of sunshine. **Insert bitch slap a woman** Omg.. Ziva makes the word bitch look like a compliment. I mean her title should tell you something, but believe this woman puts the extra step in her title. And right now Shannon is at the top of her list! So... if you think you were having a bad day... Let's just be thankful the Angel of Death does not have your number!

Damn, I want more of this story like now!!! I have to know what is going to happen... Because Ms. Maria... like it or not, you have to give me more! I need to know... Or should I just be honest and say I want more Liam and Michael.... And of course I need to know if Evie and Aiden will get to be together indefinitely... Come'on... I mean this series is freaking kicking! The adventure Ms. Maria will take you on is one I promise you will enjoy... The men are smoking hot, the sex is hot.... *not explicitly so ~ but just enough*, the action and drama is just right and the suspense will kill you... Okay... Now I am ready for book three!!! Hint hint hint!!!! I demand more Liam, Shannon, and Michael... Will the brothers learn how to share... Will Liam's old soul win over Shannon... Or will Michael learn there can be a little Heaven in his Hell? But it all comes at a price from The Chains of Souls...

If you want to see more of Ms. Maria's world, please go to her homepage and explore!

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  1. I'm lovin' this series so far. I hope there's more.great review.

  2. Sounds amazing. And that cover is gorgeous!


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