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Angel of Darkness (The Fallen #1)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  2,320 ratings  ·  219 reviews
As an angel of death, Keenan’s job is to collect the souls on his list. He’s carried out his duty for two thousand years and never faltered once. Until he meets Nicole St. James. When the moment of death comes, Keenan hesitates, and instead of taking Nicole, Keenan touches the vampire who’s attacking her.

Cast out of heaven for disobedience, Keenan plummets to earth. Six m
ebook, 354 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2011)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

A fallen angel who swears and kills...

A vampire who actually drinks human blood instead of animal like the fashion is these days...

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This isn't sweet.

There is killing here, and the MCs actually do some of it.
Not one character here is miserable and suffering their poor misfortune.
They all deal with it the best they can.
AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

I have to say I really love the writing style of this author, and I'm definitely going to read all her other series.
I like it that she doesn't sugar-coat everythi
Despite popular belief, angels were not the favored ones. They did not have choices like the humans. Angels only had duty.

Well hello, Cynthia Eden. I see I’ve been missing out by putting off giving your books a try. I can’t remember where I got the impression, but for some reason I always assumed that Eden wrote light, fluffy PNR. I’m relieved to be mistaken. I liked the way she kept me guessing through the story. I wasn’t sure who was good and who was bad and how everything would resolve. The
I really enjoyed this, our hero the perfect Angel of Death instead of killing his prey the heroine, interferes and kills the vampire attacking her and falls, his wings burnt. He tracks her down six months later and finds a different woman, no longer the school-teacher instead someone who is being hunted.

Nicole never wanted what she got but she wants to live, she had done bad things because of her blood-lust and doesn't understand who Keenan is at first. Keenan meanwhile is experiencing emotions
Laura the Highland Hussy

I have been looking forward to this book for about a month now, and the wait was totally worth it.

Keenan is an Angel of Death, and one of his charges is a lovely, innocent, and nice school teacher named Nicole. When it comes down to the moment where Nicole is meeting her death by vampire in a dark alley, she fights. Nicole fights until she has nothing left in her. Keenan is an unfeeling angel who has seen it all. They don't lust, or hate, or love, or anyth
A fallen angel and the woman he fell for... this started out with a bang and had a lot of potential. Unfortunately it all devolved into repetition -- constant cycles of bad guys coming after them and Nicole whining about how she didn't mean to kill anybody and Nicole and Keenan having sex. In between, there are endless conversations that go nowhere.
♥Linsey Pop♥ -
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I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I haven't read any Cynthia Eden books before but I really liked the look of this one and boy am I glad I read it because now I have lots more books to add to my ever growing TBR list.

I really liked the idea of this book. The storyline sounded a little different to what I've been reading recently. I haven't read any Angel books for a while so was particularly looking forward to this for that reason
Disclaimer: This is a signed ARC from a blog contest. I was not requested by the author to review this book.

This is a new series by Cynthia Eden. She introduces us to her Dark Angels or The Fallen. This story is about Keenan, an angel who goes against the rules because he was tempted, loses his wings, get tossed out of heaven while enduring excruciating pain. “I’ve heard it’s the fire that makes you scream the loudest.” I was hooked by Chapter 2. If you are a Cynthia Eden fan like I am, you will
Dyllan, The Brazuca Ekaterina
BOOK: Angel of Darkness
AUTHOR: Cynthia Eden
Angel of Darkness (The Fallen, #1) by Cynthia Eden


I'm not much into PNR, but I couldn't help myself when I saw this series. This is my first Cynthia Eden book. There were things I liked and some I just... Ugh get it over with it. For starts this feels REAL long. I thought it was 605 instead of 305 pages only.

Keenan is a angel of death, he carries the soulf of those who dies to another plane. Nicole is one of his charges, and he must carry her soul. Only he h
2.25 Stars

This books definitely straddles the line between o-k and good. Even writing this I'm sighing because I really wish I enjoyed it more than I did. I could see people really enjoy this, as it is an easy read, and some of the characters are good. But, that being said, overall for me, I found I didn't care for the lead characters Keenan and Nicole, and the story left a lot to be desired. When there are such good paranormal romance books/series' out there, this one really missed the mark.

3.5 stars
My experience with Cynthia Eden's paranormal books is limited to her "Bound" novellas. This is the first time I read a lengthier story of her in that genre (my experience with her on novels is with her romantic suspence, "Deadly" series).

Keenan used to be an angel of death -- he fell because he failed in taking one life of Nicole St. James. That fateful night, Nicole looked at him, begging for help, he hesitated, and ended up taking life that is not supposed to be his job. Then, after h
Rach  *Feisty kitty*
Loved this book. I will admit I did loose interest at one point, but not enough to give up and I still really enjoyed it :)

I liked the fact there wasn't many facts to remember about the PRN world within this book. As I have a short attention span and would give up or loose my place.

I will definitely read book 2 as Sam sounds like the sort of Dark Angel I wouldn't mind jumping into bed with bwhahahahaha

Thanks B for the rec :) mwaaahhhh
W-O-W. Just wow!

A dark and sexy story set in a gritty world of fallen angels, honest-to-goodness blood-drinking vampires, savage shifters and evil demons with vices. Honestly, I was blown away by just how much I enjoyed 'Angel of Darkness' - needless to say the rest of 'The Fallen' series just topped my to-be-read list!
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
4.5 Stars

With a distinctive blend of darkness and light, Angel of Darkness is a thrilling new paranormal romance to lose yourself in!

As an Angel of Death, it is Keenan’s responsibility to bring death to those humans’ assigned to him and ferry their soul on with just the touch of his hand. Unaffected by emotions, Keenan has never wavered in his duty until Nicole St. James. But that one second of hesitation cost him everything, including his wings and Nicole’s mortal life. Cast from Heaven, Keenan
Heather C
I struggled with this. Was really loving the first few chapters and then both of the MCs started really getting on my nerves. I felt that the "world" was easy, but the plot got really the same thing over and over and over again. The "bad guy" was kinda ridiculous and had dumb intentions for being the bad guy. My favorite character was Sam; will probably, eventually, read his story. Hope his book is the next in the series.
Nice start to the series. Keenan and Nicole didn't grab me as much as I had hoped but I enjoyed this story. One thing that irked me was the cover appears to have a dark haired guy on it yet Keenan is described as blond.

Sam, however, was a huge scene stealer. Look forward to his book.
Jul 28, 2014 Ann marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Just can't finish this one. Love so many of CE other bks, this one just not for me.
2.5 stars - pretty good. I liked the idea behind Eden's Fallen series – with several former 'angels of death' at the center - and of the romance between the fallen angel, Keenan, and Nicole, the woman who caused him to fall. But at a little over the halfway point Angel of Darkness (The Fallen ) still hadn't grabbed me. I normally like Cynthia Eden's books but when all was said and done I ended up just little underwhelmed and I am not exactly sure why.

It might have been that I just never connect
Dark Faerie Tales
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A dark, sexy paranormal romance that will make you wish you had an angel of your own.

Opening Sentence: He’d been created for one purpose—death.

The Review:

Keenan is an angel of death. His touch is deadly. He touches people at the time of their deaths and collects their souls for the afterlife. Angels do not feel emotion and Keenan is beginning to feel emotion. He has had his eye on Nicole ever since her name appeared on his death list. He is
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Angel of Darkness is the first book in Cynthia Eden's new series, The Fallen. It introduces you to new characters, but inside of the same world from her previous books. Somehow they all connect.

Keenan is the Angel of Death. He collects souls and has been doing it for thousands of years. Never once has he had any problems or has he gotten attached to any of the souls on his list. That is until he meets Nicole. Who, for whatever reason, brings everything inside of him to life and he can't help bu
Richard Hayes
As Keenan waits in the alley for Nicole St. James to come, he knows that she will die and he will be the one that brings her death. Keenan is an Angel of Death and his job is when Nicole is just at the point of death to touch her, killing her and freeing her soul. As he waits and watches she is attacked by a vampire. He is surprised by how hard she fights back including slashing the vampires throat with some glass she found in the alley. He listens to her cries for help but he has his orders, sh ...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Nicole St James is about to have her life turned upside down and all she is trying to do is go to a church to pray. This meek school teacher is brutally attacked by a vampire while some unknown being watches and doesn’t help. Crying, screaming, and begging get her nowhere. Nicole fights a creature she had no clue even existed to no avail. She may not die permanently in that dark lonely alley, but the changes in her life are definitely unwanted. She becomes the monster that changed her life forev ...more
3.5/5 - Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

“I was just in the mood to kick some ass.”
She shook her head. “You know, you just don’t sound like an angel.”

It seems like angels have taken over the paranormal world at the moment, but guys with wings can be so sexy! In the case of ANGEL OF DARKNESS, we have Keenan, a fallen angel who’s lost his wings because he didn’t take the soul he was supposed to. Nicole was set to die and Keenan was tasked with bringing her soul into the afterlife, but af
Angel of Darkness, The Fallen #1, by Cynthia Eden
Grade: C-

“He’d always thought humans got the better end of the deal. Pleasure, passion. Sure, pain was thrown into the mix, too. But you could live through the pain.”

As an angel of death Keenan spent centuries watching humans and collecting their souls and he never had a problem with his job until he is sent to collect the soul of Nicole St. James. Keenan spends days watching Nicole and when it comes time to collect her soul he hesitates and it ch
Rating: B-

Fallen Angels - sometimes they work for me, sometimes they don't. To believe that a being moves from angelic good to total badass overnight is quite a leap of faith. In the case of Keenan, I got the feeling this was a long time coming. He's been suppressing his needs by focusing on his duty until one night it all comes to a head.

Nicole St. James is a devoted teacher, good friend and an upstanding citizen. Then one night she's attacked and turned into a vampire. Everything she has work
Evelyn Hustis
I had trouble with this book. I read very fast. Normally I can plow through a novel in a day. This book took me 3 days. Although I wanted to know what happened, once I put the book down I wasn't in a huge hurry to pick it back up. As another reviewer mentioned it started with a bang, and then became somewhat repetitive. I was excited when I first heard of this series a couple days ago and bought all the books. I'm hoping I read all of them and I'm sure I will, just not as quickly as I hoped when ...more
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เราชอบงานเขียนของซินเธีย เอเดนนะคะ โดยเฉพาะชวงสองสามปีทีผานมา เรารูสึกวาเธอยิงเขียนกยิงดีขึนเรือย ๆ หนังสือทุกเลมของเธอสนุกกวาเลมกอนหนา แตอาจจะเพราะเหตุนันนันแหละ ทำใหในชวงปีนีเราอานงานของเธอแลวอดไมไดทีจะเอาไปเปรียบเทียบกับเลมกอนหนา และเรารูสึกวา ยังเทียบไมได คือเหมือนเธอไดมาถึงจุดทีพีคสุดแลวละ ซึงเราไมอยากใหเปนเชนนันเลย

ทีพูดแบบนีไมไดจะบอกวา หนังสือเรืองนีไมสนุกนะคะ เพราะยังสนุกมาก แตเรานึกถึงงานในอดีตของเธอทีสนุกกวาเลมนีได กเทานัน

เรืองนีเปนเลมแรกในชุดทีเลาเรืองเกียวกับแแองเจิล (เรามีปัญหาคะ ไมอ
Fantastic Series!

Do not make the same mistake that I made! I was thinking that since I had recently read a couple of other authors Fallen Angels books, that I was ready for something different. Well! THIS SERIES BY CYNTHIA EDEN IS THAT SOMETHING DIFFERENT!! It is written so well, with every story having a different angle (or is that angel? Lol), each of which was not what I expected at all!!!! I flew through the books (pun intended) until the last one. I didn’t want to read it because it was THE
Interesting premise and pretty well written, overall. It just didn't click for me. I never really knew what to think about Sam. Keegan and Nicole (the main couple) didn't sizzle for me. The wrap up was well done and interesting. It solved the mysteries brought forth earlier in the book...except for The next book might be his. Possibly if I'd allowed myself to be less distracted by other books, and read this one straight through, it would have been even better for me.
First book of The Fallen series. After reading 7 non-paranormal romantic suspense in a row by Cynthia Eden (which I liked very much) it was fun to return to a paranormal. 3 1/2 stars.

Death Angel Keenan is waiting to take Nicole's life while she is attacked by a vampire. But he hesitates and takes the vampire instead which is a big no-no. Unfortunately, his hesitation resulted in Nicole turning vampire. Keenan falls from grace and his wings are literally burned off.

Six months later, Keenan has lo
Keenan had see birth, deaths, wars, and everything it between in his two thousand years. He was an Angel of Death and one touch could kill. He was in a New Orlean's alley and watched while a vampire took a human female that was on his list to kill, but as she fought and begged him for his help he was surprised that she could see him. Normally those close to death could see him, and although she lost a large amount of blood as the vampire torn into her, she still fought and mouthed, "Help Me". Th ...more
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Paranormal Addict...: The Fallen - Cynthia Eden 1 47 Sep 01, 2013 09:05PM  
  • Deliver Me from Darkness (Paladin Warriors, #1)
  • The Demon's Song (Hearts of the Fallen, #1)
  • Ascension (Guardians of Ascension, #1)
  • Chosen by Blood (Para-Ops, #1)
  • Wicked Road to Hell (League of Guardians, #1)
  • Where Demons Fear to Tread (The Company of Angels, #1)
  • Dark Kiss of the Reaper
  • A Devil Named Desire (The Devil's Bargain #2)
  • Raziel (The Fallen, #1)
  • Avenger's Angel (The Lost Angels, #1)
  • Eternal Captive (Mark of the Vampire, #3)
  • Demon Angel (The Guardians, #1)
  • For Love of an Angel (The Fallen Warriors #1)
  • Dire Needs (Eternal Wolf Clan, #1)
  • What a Goddess Wants (Forgotten Goddesses, #1)
  • Devil's Kiss (The Hellraisers, #1)
  • Azagoth (1001 Dark Nights, #6; Lords of Deliverance, #5.5; Demonica, #10.5)
Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves
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  • Angel Betrayed (The Fallen, #2)
  • Angel in Chains (The Fallen, #3)
  • Avenging Angel (The Fallen, #4)
Mine to Take (Mine, #1) Hotter After Midnight (Midnight, #1) Bound by Blood (Bound, #1) Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) Eternal Hunter (Night Watch, #1)

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