Alexandra Keller is Chicago’s most brilliant reconstructive surgeon. Michael Cyprien is New Orleans’ most reclusive millionaire—and in desperate. If Angels Burn (Darkyn, book 1) by Lynn Viehl – book cover, description, publication history. Lynn Viehl (or Jessica Hall, or Gena Hale, or S. L. Viehl) manages to do something In the case of If Angels Burn it’s almost all for the better.

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Barely a few pages in and there are references to a “tranny” and a “large black woman” who fosters children “so she doesn’t have to work. The Knights Templar background was cheesy. I happen to enjoy Urban Fantasy books, but because I expected this one to Viehp a Paranormal Romance as it’s been categorizedI can say that it fell short.

It is amazing how much story she packs into this first, page volume. I also like how they all have a special distinct talent Michael can mess with your memories and perceptions, Alex can read lynm minds of violent killers, Phillipe can control other people’s motor functions etc.

I was also surprised that nobody addressed Michael’s tendency to muck with Alex’s memories I would have expected Alex to at least tell him that if he did it viehll, she’d cut off important parts of his anatomy Alex no se lo perdona, y John tampoco.

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I kinda want to check out book 2, but I’m not all that press I’m kind of on the fence with this one. Dec 18, Shawna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In fact, there is practically no romance here. Three- I’m a pretty dark and gritty reader, but lynh of the gory details in the book I found to be unnecessary.

Virhl was no real romance. Though honestly, while the UST was nice and thick between Alex and Michael, I never really felt her falling in love with him.

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Abandoned at a young age, John and Alexandra wandered in and out of foster care, before the church arranged their adoption by a foster couple. And an out of countrol Darkyn is a very dangerous thing indeed. I will probably read the next book I thought this book was definitely different.

I don know if I will read the next one in the series Don’t expect your typical HEA at the end of this book! In fact the fact that she was black didn’t really make a major difference, but it did add some uniqueness to my usual readings of urban fantasies.

It is very well tied-in with religion, but peripherally, and the Knights of the Templar play in to the story, which for me made it extra interesting to follow.

If Angels Burn (Darkyn #1) by Lynn Viehl

And so comes the heart of my problem. If nothing happens to them is because their men prevents it. Like in any society, there is jockeying for position, jealousies, loyalties and infighting. She has a booming practice and with her skills in demand she can afford to choose her cases. I loved that she lynnn a reconstructive surgeon definetly a new type of urban fantasy main character.

She wrote strong, sassy women who were often involved in fi medical profession because, surprise, surprise, the author is a U. We can sit down like two rational human, lhnn, vampire beings and figure out how we will handle it. They tended to stop the voehl momentum cold. She has described herself as primarily a writer of romance: There is a different couple for each book but the first couple’s story, Michael and Alexandra from this book, archs throughout the series.

I tried a Lyndsay Sands once but her stuff for me just read like a Harlequin with fangs. I am giving her one more chance right now with the Ghostwalker books, but she is This Close to screwing that up too.


I liked the main characters and supporting cast. Their mission is to hunt down and torture extensively the Darkyn, ultimately destroying the race.

They are the un-dead minions of Satan. I’ll read the second one and see if it’s better. My problem was that the paranormal genre seems a bit over saturated to me. Alex and Michael match up perfectly, and their relationship is a strong element in a novel that has a lot going on in a relatively small number of pages.

By the way, I love you, here’s a sword. Others actually work with the Brethren for their own personal gain. There’s also some vampire political intrigue as a sub-plot. The main character, Alexandra Keller, is a skilled plastic surgeon, said to have the fastest hand in the world.

I came away adoring Alexandra and Michael and was so relieved to find out that they play key roles in lgnn the future books of the series!

Unlike other reviewers, I did not dislike the heroine. But these parts are largely why this book is 4 rather than 5-star.

lyjn And to my mind, it takes a bit of intestinal fortitude to wade through the various offerings to weed out the stuff you don’t like just to find the gems you do. This book should not be categorized as romance. A very tired priest who travels to Rome and undergoes special training with some not so nice monks known as the Breathen.

I can’t even feel the chemistry if I’m honest. Viehl, she has some very wonderful dramatic ideas.