The Deal (The Fallen Angel Series, #1)

The Deal (The Fallen Angel Series, #1) Feisty, Rule Breaking Amy Fox Is A New Angel, But For How Long Avenging Personal Scores, Lusting After Her Complex SAS Partner, Dishing Out Tough Karma On His Evil Ex, Traffickers, Dealers, Violent Crime Gangs Competing Warlords Will Have Her Thrown Below Ground At The Age Of Four, Amy Was Taken She Survived A Week Later, Another Little Girl Was Taken She Didn T Angry That A Bad Man Has Gotten Away With Murder, Feisty Young Amy Fox Makes A Deal With God When She Dies, If She S Been A Good Girl, Would God Let Her Sit On A Cloud For A While, Invisible, To Get Bad People Who Slip Through His Fingers Her Deal And God Long Forgotten, Career Girl Amy Mysteriously Dies Her Lifeless Body Is Found Beneath A London Underground Commuter Train She Awakens In The Afterlife To Discover An International Network Of Like Minded Souls Who Ve All Made The Same Deal A Sophisticated MI5 Esque Justice Machine Sits In The Skies, Protecting, Righting Wrongs, Tracking Criminals, And Working Within Strict Rules Of Play All Against Time Each Country S Unit Shares Intelligence, Surveillance, And Resources To Deactivate Dangerous Situations The Only Evidence They Leave Behind During Their Earthly Visits Is A Small White Feather Sashaying To The Ground In A Chaotic World, Powerful Adversaries Try To Close Her Unit Down A Complex SAS Vigilante Has Been Assigned To Work As Her Partner, But With His Jealous Violent Ex Girlfriend On Her Heels And With Her Own Vendetta To Settle, Amy Has Never Worked So Hard In Her Entire Earthly Life She Has To Wonder If Making A Deal With God Was A Mistake ABOUT S C Cunningham Author Of The Penance List And Unfinished Business , Cunningham Creates Paranormal And Psychological Crime Romthrillers With A Skilled Mix Of Fueled Tension, Dark Humor, And Pulsating Sex Scenes Having Worked In The Industries She Writes About, Her Novels Offer A Fresh Level Of Sincerity And Authority, Rare In Fiction Abducted As A Child, She Survived And Every Night For Months Afterward, She Prayed To God, Asking For A Deal This Personal Journey Sparked The Fuse Behind The Intriguing And Riveting Fictional World She Portrays In The Deal , The First In The Fallen Angel Series Twenty Years Later She Crossed Paths With A Serial Attacker, The Seed For The Penance List Was Sown An Ex Model, British Born Of Irish Roots, She Married A Rock Musician And Has Worked In The Exciting Worlds Of Music, Film, Sports, Celebrity Management And As A Crime Investigator For The British Police Incl Wanted Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Investigations Hub She Writes For Film, Her First Novel The Penance List Has Been Adapted To Film Screenplay She Is The Proud Mother To Contemporary Artist Scarlett Raven, Loves Coffee, Chocolate, Prosecco, Shabby Chic Ing, Beach Walks And Is Owned By Three Dogs REVIEWS The Deal Is Blissfully Raw And Absolutely Perfect 5 For Days Completely Different From Anything I Have Ever Read It Is An Outstanding Book It Got Me It S Been A Very Long Time Since I Have Read A Book That I, A Couldn T Put Down And B I Didn T Want It To End Plots Intertwine Twist And Turn, It S Addictive Hard To Put Down A Must Read That Keeps You Guessing Could Not Put This Down Enjoy Reading All Her Work Am Now Desperately Waiting For The Next One In The Series. This started off interesting with Guardian Angels in heaven making up an organization to help right the evils in the world Like a very complex, sophisticated MI5 It definitely put a different spin on the afterlife Where the story got a little wonky for me was when the family dynamic was introduced I would have enjoyed it better if they just continued fighting evil, righting wrongs and finding love The twist put into play just added a level of complexity that I didn t care for I will warn readers there are some hard themes that take place in the story, not to the lead characters, but they are fighting evi
When Amy was only four she had a lucky escape, not that every little girl who the bad man took did The little girl he took the week after he had abused her, he killed Amy made a deal with God, when she died she wanted to put a bit of balance back in the world and protect children from being abused or murdered.Unfortunately Amy got her wish much younger than she thought she would, when he life came to an end abruptly under one of the tube trains in London Amy soon found out she wasn t the only one that had made a deal and got their prayers answered She became part of The Unit The angels that tried to get the bad guys put away behind bars, or that is what they were supposed to do.This is a pretty cool story with extremely serious under tones Not only does it deal with child abuse and grooming but the whole bundle of moral issues where humans seem to delight in vile practices There are pretty graphic descriptions of abuse, cruelty and sex which uses appropriate language in the story setting This is very much an adult series.I loved the theme of the story and although this super team are there to bring justice for the victims, they really are no Angels the way they go about it They dish quite a bit
What a surprising book I enjoyed it a lot than I expected to which gives it a big thumbs up from me I knew it was going to be something a bit different when I started it and it certainly is, but it also managed to hold my interest throughout as I really got to know the amazing characters.Amy didn t expect to die that day After waking up in a strange bed, she does the walk of shame and makes her way to the tube station Next thing you know, she s on the tracks with a train barrelling towards her did she jump or was she pushed After a difficult childhood, Amy made a deal that she would get retribution when she died so she finds herself part of The Fallen in the afterlife I loved the band of characters in The Fallen Jack the dark brooding fatal attraction, Pyke the kind of supervisor who s timing is impeccable and Maggie who is ex MI6, swears like a trooper and loves her cup of tea Needless to say, I warmed to Maggie immediately Now where s me effin cup of tea I loved the fact that even in the afterlife, Amy and Jack have their insecurities They are clearly made for each other but each is frightened to make the first move, then Jack s wife arrives cue the Eastend
If I died and went to Hell, the Devil would sit me down and read me every typo I ve ever made Gag Talk about a living nightmare Let s just pray I m lucky enough to go to heaven and be a BALLER like Amy Fox as she gets sweet succulent revenge on all the people who abused her.At the start of The Deal, we are immediately thrust into the action We are inside a prison where a conniving criminal wants to exchange cells YaaaaNO Pretty soon he ll start asking for t bone steaks and use the bones to go HAM on other prisoners like Gerald Butler in Law Abiding Citizen.Oooo and these criminals are so perfectly sculpted SC Cunningham gives us immaculate descriptions through the eyes of a detective I mean, who can even come up with details like this It s maddening Why did it feel as if someone was watching her Someone is always watching, sweetheart.Eight years later we are introduced to Amy Fox She is an adult and very much alive when we first meet her, but not for long There are many ways to die but my top three worst ways to go to heaven are as follows being burnt alive, inhaling ammonia which burns your lungs and your body instinctively sends water there like a blister and essentially drowns you , and lastly, getting hit by a train.One of these happens to Amy Hey, she s gotta get to heaven somehow Let me just warn you all now The Deal is incredibly raw and explores dark themes of human trafficking and abuse I don t know how SC Cunningham did it, but Amy Fox brings bala
Amy Fox is abducted when she four years old, she makes a deal with God that when she dies she help get the baddies that the police can t When she dies at only thirty two the deal comes into effect and she becomes a Fallen, working with Jack, a mysterious hunk to protect the Erthfolk below them.I have to be honest this is the first time I have read this genre before and wow, this was a lot darker book than I was expecting Amy and her team deal with the worst of the worst, murderers, paedophiles and rapists to name a few I want to warn everyone before they jump into this book that there is scenes of child abuse and rape which I found, even as a hardened crime fiction fan, hard to read.If you put that aside, I really liked Amy She headstrong, rebellious and a little damaged after her childhood trauma and the chemistry between her and Jack was fantastic Another one of my favourite characters was Pyke, a computer hacker, and a bit of a sweetheart who s mission in his afterlife was to punish drug dealing scum.There
This was an interesting series The book started off slow but it did improve and I enjoyed it a lot I liked the whole Cloud 9 agent thing It would be nice if there was an angelic group looking to take down the bad guys in real life The whole triangle between Jack, Mara and A
Avenging angels aren t a new story, but SC Cunningham s The Deal delivers a fresh spin with a grittier, edgy feel.Tenacious Amy Fox ends up in the afterlife and due to a deal she made with God, she s an avenging angel circumventing and defeating evil on every front.Driven by the memory of the horrible sexual violence she suffered as a preschooler, overzealous doesn t even begin to describe Amy Angel, though she may be, Amy holds nothing but contempt for those who deal and profit from human suffering specifically, human trafficking and goes above and beyond to dispense with the lowlifes who always seem to slip through the cracks of justice Her memories also lead Amy to hold tight to hopes of revenge against her abuser, the appropriately named Richard Dick Parker and the chance at a little vigilante justice.No one said angels were perfect although they could use a few less F bombs.New partner Jack, a fallen angel, is supposed to keep Amy in line but that never happens HA Someone needs to keep Jack in line He s adorable even if his psyche was kicked around by life, but the connection from the past he shares with Amy is a mind bender Didn t see that coming Amy Fox is a great protagonist She is far from perfect, but I love the fact she s unapologetic All too often, male anti heroes are accepted as being ill natured, overbearing, rough talking rule breakers Wh
Firstly thank you to S C Cunningham and to Rachel at Rachel s Random Resources for allowing me to take part in this blog tour.I will warn you there are some serious trigger warnings that come with this book, child abuse, domestic abuse, and a lot of abuse in general.We start off in a police interrogation room, in all honesty, I m genuinely not quite sure why But it doesn t take long to get to our heroine of this story, Amy Fox At the moment she s alive, but it doesn t take long for her to die and join The Unit where she gets to keep her deal that she forgot about, and gets to deactivate the bad guys.Here she meets Jack, who has his own secrets he s keeping close to his chest As soon as we get to The Unit you know there is chemistry between Amy and Jack, I was definitely rooting for them That is, until you learn Jack s secret I didn t like him much after that, but soon changed my mind again.It doesn t take long for hell to break loose and a Witness to try and stop and take down The Unit which is when we start to learn secrets and truths At this point I was guessing and second guessing what I thought, but turned out I was wrong After a fe
When Amy Fox was four years old she was kidnapped and raped She managed to get away but the next little girl her attacker took was not so lucky She made a deal with God that when she dies she wants to go after the bad guys that don t get punished Years later and the promise forgotten, Amy dies via train She then wakes and learns that she is not part of The Unit, a specialized group that looks to protect those in danger But there is something going on besides what you see on the surface It seems that some people in The Unit don t really want to help the innocent and proceed to cause problems for the rest of the group.This is a dark story with very realistic descriptions of abuse, rape, and such But to get the point across in this story I think this works well I love The Unit and everything they stand for Although Amy forgets about her promise, she quickly fits in and becomes a killer woman fighting to protect the innocent I also enjoyed the romance aspect between John and Amy alth
A copy of this review can be found at Book Ink Reviews Thank you to S.C Cunningham for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Oh my Part paranormal romance, part mystery thriller The Deal is sure to be a hit with fans of both dramas With enough action and suspense to keep it interesting, sprinkled with steamy scenes, and topped off with a final reveal, the book was a fast read.However, it wasn t an easy read There are a lot of dark, dark things in this book You d expect to be told about gruesome crimes these unique angels fight What I did not expect was the vivid detail especially of the different pedophelic and sexual assault variety I m only a book blogger by night, y all By day I m a mom And this portion of the book threw me too much to read at night Please, please know if you have any triggers pertaining to these the