Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Scorned The Fallen Angelle Series by Josephine Templeton - Review

Scorned
The Fallen Angelle Series
by Josephine Templeton
Genre: Urban Fantasy


Angelle, God’s first Angel, fell from grace along with Satan. However, after thousands of years as Satan’s girlfriend, Angelle wants back into heaven and becomes human. Now she must atone for her sins and save as many souls as she damned while fighting vampires and demons. One more condition — she must remain celibate.

Jack, a vampire hunter, visits Angelle’s bar, and their attraction is instant. But after watching her walk away from a car accident, he’s convinced she’s a vampire and must die. When Angelle doesn’t burst into flames at sunrise, Jack joins her quest to save souls. The partnership is jeopardized when two of the Scorned Bride’s daughters enthrall him.

Angelle must save Jack from another dimension, but in doing so, she risks her salvation. Will Jack want to be saved by the time she finds him? And if they survive the Scorned Bride, can they survive each other?
*****
~A note from Josephine Templeton~
While many writers have writer’s block when it comes to figuring out their book’s title, they fall into my lap. The title is usually the first thing that pops into my mind when I begin writing a book. I typically use them to brainstorm the theme.
I’d like to say I remember my exact thought process for Scorned’s title, but I honestly don’t remember as it was many many moons ago. The heroine, Angelle, does have to solve a riddle that includes the title: Ladies in waiting steal gentlemen's port to give to the Bride who is forever scorned. Her task is to find the protagonist within a certain period of time or she gets sent back to Hell with no chance for redemption.

*I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Angelle is a hoot that's for sure! Angelle has tried to do her best to be a good little fallen angel to be able to get back into heaven. She has put off her personal desires in order to help save as many souls as she took.
Jack is a headstrong vampire hunter who is bent on revenge and he thinks that Angelle is a vampire at first. So she has to kick his butt and show him the ropes. Pretty soon though, Angelle has more than she bargained for in Jack and all her hard work may be for naught!
Angelle is obviously a strong character and she has some growth potential along the way. For a former angel she certainly lacks some of the basic human know how as far as temptation goes. Angelle allows Jack to have all the power over her at first as though she learned nothing about her time with Nate!
Templeton builds an interesting world, but there are a few parts that I was left wanting on. There is this massive alternate universe with no explanation save for a sentence or two. I would like to have more background on the baddie. I can't tell you who it is for spoilers!
There could be an entire book or even series just on that part alone! I wanted more info on the background relationship of those two.
All in all, a good read and I suggest that you snag a copy!
~Dowie

As the youngest of nine children, I’ve learned a lot from my older siblings.  I’m still amazed at how different we are, but at the same time, how much alike.  I was the only child in the house by the time I reached high school.  So I had plenty of time to nurture my reading and writing skills.  My favorite author at the time was V.C. Andrews, and my first story was what is now known as fan fiction, with Indiana Jones as the main character.  In fact, one story I wrote had him switching planes in flight, and my mom pointed out that was impossible.  Who would have guess many years later that Harrison Ford would star in a movie in which he actually DID switch planes in flight (Air Force One, 1997)?!

I’m a member of HeartLa (the Baton Rouge chapter of Romance Writers of America) and have done freelance writing with Baton Rouge’s Town Favorites, Lafayette’s 008 Magazine, and Baton Rouge Parents Magazine.  I have four published novels under my wings (Convicted of Love – a historical romance, Forever Yours- a vampire romance, A Pirate’s Kiss – a historical romance and Scorned – an Urban Fantasy).

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1 comment:

Josephine Templeton said...

Thank you for the wonderful review!
Happy Holidays!
Josephine

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