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3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
When sin stains your soul, he tattoos your skin. . .

Tattoo artist Nathan Ink is more than he seems. An angel living in secret on earth, he forces his clients to face their flaws by tattooing images of their sins on their bodies, but this glimpse into the soul often results in his clients' deaths. Although Nathan avoids the other angels, when they ask him to keep an eye o
ebook, 263 pages
Published July 18th 2011 by Lyrical Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
An emotional thrill ride that will leave you yearning for more!

Born half human, half angel (a Nephilim) with healing powers, Faye has lost all her faith in angels and the divine after losing her parents and fiance who were murdered. She blames her guardian Angel Azal for her loss and refuses to use her gifts to work with the angels on Earth. When another of her kind begins to stalk Faye for his dark purposes, Azal must resort to enlisting the help of Nathan, a "rogue" tattoo artist and angel liv
Paula Ratcliffe
My Review:

This book was sent to me via Pump Up Your Promotions Book Tour, thank you to Dorothy Thompson for such an interesting book.

The main characters in this book are Faye, a half angel half human. She has had her fill of Angels and is less than pleased when Azal contacts her looking for her to look into Nathan Ink who runs a tattoo shop and the tattoos are anything but normal. For Faye this is her hardest thing to deal with as Azal allowed her parents and boyfriend to be killed while he was
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Faye is a very angry lady. She has lost her parents and fiancé. She knows her heritage so her beliefs in what actually happened to them are plausible. Her thoughts as to those involved are reasonable. Her anger at those she believes could have stopped it from happening is not unwarranted. Things are on the cusp of completely changing when her guardian angel Azal asks her to keep an eye on a potential rogue angel.

The angels have some issues with being completely honest. They never flat out lie,
Apr 19, 2012 Darkfallen rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
Faye is a nephilim who, for the most part, just tries to live a normal life. After her family was murdered seven years ago she has pretty much lost her faith in God. It also doesn't help that she thinks that God is the one that murdered her family. A punishment for her angel father for falling in love with her human mother and creating Faye in the first place. Ever since then she has left behind anything tied to the angel world...that is until Azal, her guardian angel, shows back up and asks for ...more
Donna Anastasi
Aug 10, 2011 Donna Anastasi rated it it was amazing
I was half way through this book when I started my bus commute home from Boston. When I got to my car I literally could not put this book down and sat there for hours until I finished it. Mary Ann Loesch creates from page one characters that I cared about and a fascinating storyline about angels and angel cross breeds on earth. One of these angel-human mixes is Faye who can't get beyond a great sorrow in her life for which she blames her guardian angel Azal. I love btw how the angels have a ...more
Oct 25, 2013 Zenovia rated it it was amazing
Stayed up all night to finish reading and obsessed over what would happen next when every time I had to tear myself away!!!!
Book Utopia
Jul 22, 2011 Book Utopia rated it really liked it
Shelves: het, urban-fantasy
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Leslie (Working for the Mandroid)
This cover does not belong on this book.

Read the full review at Working for the Mandroid

I'm happy to say that that cover does not go on the front of this book. Outside one sex scene of the "foreplay - fade to black - wake up the next morning" variety, this book wasn't a romance novel. This was an interesting murder mystery that happened to involve angels there were kind of badass. Faye, the female protagonist, also wasn't one to sit around and rely on the heavily muscled, greased up guy from the

This was really a great book. I really enjoyed reading it. It was well written and you are drawn into the story right away. It is an urban fantasy that takes place in a world just like ours. But angels when they need a break spend time on earth living among humans. This though provides them with a lot of temptation and when they give in, you end up with a nephilim.

Faye is one of the nephilim, a half human/half angel. Her father was an angel who fell in love with her mother after a chance meeting
Samantha Johns
Dec 13, 2012 Samantha Johns rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me but for some reason sat on my shelf for a long time. I put it off because I never heard of a nephilim, and the tattooing of sins didn't quite appeal to me. Now I wish I didn't put it off for so long!

About half way through the book I literally couldn't put it down. Mary Ann Loesh creates such a finely woven tapestry in this story where angels, humans and nephilim coexist. Faye is a nephilim (half-human, half-angel) but only has a hint of an idea of the power she po
After getting over a couple cheesy names (i.e.: Nathan Ink–fallen angel, symbolist and owner of the tattoo parlor Hell’s Leak), I realized that this book actually harbors strong writing, wonderfully flawed characters and an intense plot rife with twists which leave you captivated.

The story begins with the angel Azal recruiting Faye–a nephilim (human/angel hybrid) who runs a nursery and sings at a club part-time–on a mission to find out why Nathan’s clients keep croaking. Nathan has a tendency to
Misty Rayburn
May 03, 2012 Misty Rayburn rated it it was amazing
Nathan Ink is an angel living on earth as a tattoo artist. He tattoos on his clients images of their sins in order to force them to face their flaws. His tattoos often result in the client’s death. The other angels have tasked Faye, a nephilim with investigating Nathan.

Reluctantly, she agrees and they’re able to keep their true secret. For a while now, another nephilim has been stalking Faye with the intent to use her to breed a new race. Can Nathan keep her safe like the angels really want him
Cami Hensley
May 11, 2012 Cami Hensley rated it really liked it
First of all, I just want to start off by saying, HOW HOT is that cover? I love it!

You will notice my tags for this review are under Paranormal, but not Paranormal Romance. There is a lite romance to this book, but not enough to be considered a Paranormal Romance.

I loved Mary Ann's writing style. I felt like everything flowed very well and the characters were very easy to become attached to. This is the kind of book that you become engrossed in.

This story is imaginative and I personally loved th
Sarah Kelsey
Apr 08, 2012 Sarah Kelsey rated it it was ok
Ah, this is very tame granny porn for the Bible thumpers. The sex scene, though it occurs, is given through the eyes of the antagonist who is mostly upset that it is happening since he plans to use the protagonist for his own nefarious purposes. This is another book that attempts to answer the question, "What if angels had sex?" It's rather difficult to answer that question and keep the angels holy, considering that current American culture tends to think of sex as something sinful by ...more
Sep 09, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it
Shelves: angels, unique-story
Really unique spin angels, an nephilim. Roles, rules an revenge
Love a good book on angels an even more so one with a different set of rules
Scooper Speaks
Jun 23, 2012 Scooper Speaks rated it liked it
I did not feel happy when I finished this book. I think I was supposed to, but I was angry.
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Jul 07, 2011 Mary Loesch rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm biased but would love feedback!
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