Revelation (The Seven Signs, #1)
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Revelation (The Seven Signs #1)

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  92 ratings  ·  41 reviews
A fallen angel with a mission and a medical examiner who’s lost her faith are fighting for their souls in a glittering, near-future Manhattan…

Blind faith is for fools. That’s what Dr. Morgan Sterling believes. And she’s going to prove it by curing the zombie plague ravaging her city’s slums. She’s certain it’s not a sign of the End of Days, but a nasty disease—until an ang...more
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Berkley Sensation (first published October 1st 2012)
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S.M. Blooding
Okay. This book made me forget that life kinda sucks right now.

It started off quick. This is more urban fantasy than paranormal and more erotic than romantic. However, all those lines have blurred together so much, it doesn’t really matter. But I will say that urban fantasies, even the erotic/romantic kind, plot happens quickly. It usually starts with action and the plot will push the characters through a fast paced roller coaster ride.

That’s what we had here.

The world Ms. Hayes created isn’t wi...more
Maghon Thomas
I’m going today that this book uses the “F” word in the most hilarious way EVER!!! WARNING I’m about to cuss… “Jesus in a fucking jam jar!” Hahaha I like to lost it reading that! I was laughing so hard I snorted! Multiple times! Hehehe I’m still giggling! And yes it’s about Angels… But they are bad, but oh so good let me explain that sentence- they are bad enough that they don’t live in heaven but not bad enough to lose their good graces or wings. Wings are hot! And I fanatically love the names!...more
Review also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

I am a cover lover...or maybe cover luster...because when I saw the cover of "Revelation", I knew I needed to read this book. (And no I did not go crazy over the guy on the cover for the first was the sword on fire and the colors.) I then sealed the deal when I read the synopsis of the book.
A book about crazy, sexy fallen angels, a plague that causes zombies, some demons that want to cause the apocalypse to start, that is pretty much a seller in...more
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I heard a lot about Erica Hayes and even if I didn’t start with the series I thought, I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this one. I must say that I was completely surprised by this first volume, I was much more excited than I would have thought by reading the summary.

Morgan is a doctor working in a morgue. She is obsessed with the new disease ravaging her city. Indeed, zombies appear increasingly, killing many people every day and our young heroine is de...more
I am confused as to what to rate this book. It's got everything you want in paranormal romance really. I was a bit hesitant to get this book coś it was about angels and having read many books about angels that majorly over did it with the whole god aspect I didn't need the bible to be thrown in my face every page. But these angels that are tainted were more humanized and more pleasant to read about.
The author has a way with words in describing the zombies feasting that impressed me and is proba...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Dr. Morgan Sterling is a medical examiner who doesn't believe in God, angels the devil or any kind of religion for that matter. She only believes in what she can see. When people start turning into zombies and the world is coming to an end as she and the people of Babylon know it all Morgan wants to do is find a cure for the virus. She wants to save all these people...more
Feb 16, 2012 Ren marked it as to-read
That's the hero name?? Why not Lucien, Lucius, Luciel, or whatever name that suit a man. But really Luniel? *burst out laughing*

And that man waist.. so small, the outfit seems weird for him o_O!
Oct 06, 2012 Nefertiti marked it as to-read
My first thought: Why is he wearing a tank top?
Just a rant under the cut..
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4.5 stars - Revelation does a great job of kicking off Erica Hayes new Seven Signs series a dark urban fantasy romance with fallen angels, demons and zombies set in a slightly futuristic and morally decaying New York. I thought that this melding of dark urban fantasy and romance was really good.

On the romance front, there is a great built-in conflict between the leads: Dr Morgan Sterling is a scientist who believes in reason and not magic and whose past has taught her that 'faith' is a dirty wor...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Powerful fallen angel and doctor attempt to prevent the End of Times. Will they survive to love or will evil reign supreme?

Opening Sentence: Today, of all days.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Cover art is one of the forces that will draw me to a book and encourage me to flip it over the read the back cover. This cover hit all the right notes for me including a drop dead handsome male, a sinister deadly weapon that glows and a city that must be in pe...more
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review as a part of a book tour. I rated it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

A dark urban fantasy loosely based on the Apocalypse, Revelation by Erica Hayes starts out slowly and gradually picks up speed. Filled with fallen angels, zombies and demons, Ms. Hayes sets her story in a future/alternate Manhattan known as Babylon. With colorful descriptions, plenty of physical action and a forbidden romance, this story is sure to grab th...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
There were several things that really grabbed my attention when I saw this Revelation while cruising around the book store: paranormal romance, zombie plague, fallen angels, and possible demon curse. Seriously, I was immediately sold. I love apocalypse books, I love zombies, and I’m a total paranormal romance junkie. I’ve also recently discovered fallen angels ooze sexy and Luniel did not disappoint on that.

The setting is New York City meets Gotham City a few years into the future. Babylon is n...more
First Line: 'Today, of all days. It was Thursday. The world couldn't end on a Thursday.'
Yup, that's where we start, with our sexy leading man discovering that the world as they know it may actually be ending. Of course, as an angel, Luniel (Lune) had always known this was possible. There's just one problem. Heaven was supposed to control the apocalypse...and by the looks of it, right now, that isn't happening. So it's up to Lune and his fellow Tainted's to figure out what the hell (pardon the pu...more
Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read

As the first book in a new series, I must admit that I liked this book a lot. The characters were engaging, the plot was interesting, and the world itself was rather chilling in an “it could happen” sort of way. If you are a fan of Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy, you might want to check this book out. =^.^=

I really loved the all of the characters in this book! At least the good ones anyways. The antagonist, eh, I didn’t care much about them. I wa...more
The Last
In an alternate - and somewhat futuristic - Manhattan, we meet the Tainted Host; a group of fallen angels who were cast out of Heaven by the Archangel Michael and who continue to carry out Heaven's bidding in the hope of redemption and a chance to return home.

Naturally, we're talking hard-drinking, hard-loving, hard-slaying and hard-sinning fallen angels here (apart from Japheth who's trying way too hard to be way too pure). They're a group of bad boys - and women - all flawed and each with a s...more
Tessa Onabigon
Mar 20, 2014 Tessa Onabigon rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans
Shelves: read-reviewed
Won from a Goodreads Giveaway.

I'm a BIG fan of anything to do with the Paranormal - especially if it includes a kick-ass hero, wicked humour and a whole lot of romance - so naturally, this book caught my eye when it was posted on the giveaway page. That said, I went into this never reading any of Erica's work so I didn't know what to expect from her personally. A book of this genre could go either way with me...

Luniel, our sexy-as-heaven protagonist, is an angel who had it all once upon a time -...more
When I read a book written by Erica Hayes, I am always rewarded by her voluptuous writing: voluptuous, meaning lush, visceral, with imagery overflowing in exquisite colors, smells, flavors... I read her stories, and it is like I have the book equivalent of a kaleidoscope, filled with sharp, gleaming shards of rainbow-tinted emotions, that turn and churn within my mind, and produce a visual smorgasbord of graphic ups and downs, casualties and victories; her characters are always caught up in thes...more
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
Don't let the subject of religion keep you away from this book. These angels aren't perfect. In fact, most are what I am calling semi-fallen, stuck in between Heaven and Hell, on Earth, and trying to make the best of it. There is a lot of talk of God, Heaven, and the Devil, but it flows with the story.

Something or someone has started the Apocalypse without permission. So things have gone to shit. Fast. A series of events lead Lune and Dr. Morgan Stirling to work together, and they have an instan...more
Revelation is a revelation in my view of angels and the idea of religion inciting action. Erica Hayes has created some super sexy angels that are charged with keeping humanity safe as evil tries to unlock the seals leading to the apocalypse. While I found myself drawn to one sexy angel after the next, I just wish I understood their background better. That part of the story was very confusing to me. For being such omnipotent beings they seemed very down to earth with foibles and issues like the r...more
It's an interesting world, but I got frustrated with two things. Firstly, the Tainted Angels are at least 800 years old, but they talk like modern teenagers. You'd think after all this time they'd be more sophisticated in their forms of speech but also they had to know other languages and even English a few hundred years ago sounded completely different. I can see them picking up plenty of modern slang based upon their partying lifestyle, but you'd think they'd still used old fashioned terms and...more
This one started out kind of slowly w/ a lot of religious connotation, which in retrospect should be expected since it's the first book in a series based on the biblical end of days and fallen angels. Once the book got rolling, I fell into the dark gritty world that Hayes is so talented at creating. Her words include some I've never seen in a dictionary (angelscum, lol) but they get you right in the gut. I found myself carried away on a wave of shadowy underworld images with sharp edges and coul...more
.5 stars

Morgan is the definition of mercurial. And that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, if she weren't stupidly mercurial. When it occurred me to that I would actively cheer her death-by-stupidity, I realized I needed to give up the ghost. DNF.

For the record I had other problems with the text that kept me from enjoying the book. The constant swearing: WE GET IT. YOU ANGELS ARE EDGY AND DARK. OOOH. (seriously, "hellshit"? Weak.) The first time we meet Michael: SUBTLE.

Things I did like? Jadz...more
Great book with a very interesting storyline that captured my interest from the first chapter. Tainted angels - caught between heaven and hell - suspect that demons are trying to hijack the seven signs of the apocalypse. Diseased zombies roam the glittering and decaying city of New York. The waters have turned to blood. Very cool storyline.

The H/H are Luniel, a tainted angel with a heart of gold, and Dr. Morgan Sterling, a medical examiner with no faith in God or her lover. I loved everything a...more
MT/Mary de
This book blew me away.
It was, as are all Erica Haye's books, fast paced and witty.
I fell in love with the Hero, Luniel. He was Sexy, hot and utterly lovable. Dr Morgan Sterling is one lovely lady, who doesn't start off as a kiss-ass heroine, but gets there eventually.
I love that she only ate half a hot-dog over 4 days and had all that energy. I want what she's having LOL.
Great book. fast paced, thrilling and gory, bloodthirsty to the 'nth. Zombies, muties and demons galore... add in some reall...more
I'm not a very religious person but I do like a book full of demons (mostly thanks to Larrisa Ione's Demonica books) so this one seemed worth a try. It has an ME with a belief in modern science and a Tainted Angel who still believes in God and Heaven. What I liked most was that there was no 'bible thumping' even though the whole story's theme was based on the biblical seven signs of the apocalypse. In fact right through to the end the Heroine does not believe in Heaven even though she ends up b...more
"Purple Angel"
Very interesting world. New York is now Babylon, and the world is ending. Demons trying to start the apocalypse, and a band of fallen angels called the Tainted are trying to stop it. This is a very gritty book. A little hard to read at times, with the word choices and how they are strung together, but that might just be a product of the ebook version. Im intrigued enough that I will read the next book
I got to page 67. It was really strange. Michael seemed like a bad guy. Morgan was an idiot. And maybe I didn't read far enough but I certainly didn't encounter any zombies. It seemed more of an angels/demons paranormal romance, which I would usually be fine with but I just didn't like this one. Didn't like the characters or the dialogue.
Feb 13, 2012 Steph marked it as to-read
I have to admit this cover (his outfit) makes me giggle. But, I am looking forward to the story. End of days ... demon plague ... dundunduh. A must-read for this The Year of the Coming Apocalypse. >;)
Very enjoyable weekend read. Love the characters and world. Looking forward to more exploration of the supporting characters (angels and demons). Reminded me of JR Ward and Laurell K Hamilton, in a good way.
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Erica Hayes was a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, before finally landing her dream job: fantasy writer. She writes dark paranormal romance, urban fantasy and romantic science fiction, and her books feature tough, smart heroines and colorful heroes with dark secrets.

She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behin...more
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