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All the Blue-Eyed Angels (Erin Solomon Mystery #1)

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Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven's Gate. In the summer of 1990, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides when thirty-four members burn to death on a small island off the coast of Maine. At ten years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers.

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Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published February 18th 2012 by Adian Press (first published February 1st 2012)
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Susan Anderson
ALL THE BLUE-EYED ANGELS by Jen Blood is popular lit at its best. It took me a day to devour it, the first book in the author’s pentalogy, and I have to tell you that there ain’t nothin’ like it, nothing that has the allure of the story of Erin and Stein and Diggs and Jack, nothing with its particular brand of humor, its touching love story, its sense of place, nothing with its sometimes lovable, often grizzly cast of minor characters, nothing that compares with the action and exhilaration that...more
R. Wheeler
I've been reading Indie authors exclusively for a couple years and have only found a handful that were worth leaving a review on. (caveat...I am very hard to please) Yet I thoroughly enjoyed Jen's writing style. Her characters popped. She didn't bore me with 'the stuff readers skip over'. Her action was believable, and pressed me to continue reading. On top of that, for an Indie...this was one of the better edited novels I've come across in a while as well. Kudos to Jen. I hope she'll be a guest...more
Mary
Awesome! Can't wait for Sins of the Father on kindle!
Chris
All the Blue-Eyed Angels by Jen Blood
2 stars

Good book. Started slowly, she kept going back over & over the same background info and plot points so it was a little tedious. Okay, the island was deserted and spooky, you have a dog and a tragic past; got it, now tell me the story without revisiting those points over and over.

Once the author got comfortable with her characters & locations, she moved the plot right along. It was told in first person which made sense but she switches to a dif...more
Becky Sherriff
***Spoiler Alert***





This is the first time I have read one of Jen Blood's Novels and I already absolutely love her writing style.

Erin Solomon returns to her childhood home of Littlehope after inheriting Payson Island but of course not everybody are as they appear. She is there to solve the mystery of a fire but there is plenty of story packed in along the way.

I loved everything about this book. Mystery novel's are my favourite Genre, I have read a fair few and this certainly lived up to my expect...more
Robert
I loved this book. The writing was everything I've come to expect from Jen Blood, an author who's work has long been one of my favorite's in other genres. Unlike so many other mystery/suspense novelists, her characters have that real, 3-D feel to them - they've got flaws and idiosyncrasies just like the rest of us. Some of the secondary characters do have a slightly "stock" feel, (Jason Juarez especially comes to mind) but even there Jen manages to add little quirks and flourishes, like his fixa...more
Diane
SPOILER ALERT: Most of the reason for my low rating for this book has to do with the end.


Because there IS no end. I guess this author wanted to set up a long involved mystery series, but I can't even say how frustrating it was to get through the elaborate setting up of the complex mystery and have it end without resolving the biggest questions. I can't understand how this book got so many high ratings, I really can't. Maybe those people like mysteries that aren't resolved at the end?

All of that...more
Jolie
This book was very different. But different in a good way. It starts off with a ten year old Erin running towards a church fire with someone chasing her. Then it fast forwards 20 something year and Erin has inherited the island where the fire took place. Recently divorced and reeling from two personal tragedy's, Erin decides to dig into that fire....which killed 34 people. The more she digs, the more someone wants to stop her.

I liked this book. Erin was very likable and I thought her relationshi...more
Topher Gee
In All the Blue-Eyed Angels, Jen Blood has created an excellent mystery that is sure to satisfy. Ms. Blood’s writing envelops the reader, dissolving the boundary between reality and the page. The plot’s twists and turns will surprise and reward even the most stalwart readers of the genre. From beginning to end, major and minor characters alike are rendered in ways that propel the story while giving it depth. I look forward to continuing my relationship with these characters in the next installme...more
D.V. Berkom
A Fabulous Debut Mystery Writer- I'm Hooked!

All the Blue-Eyed Angels grabbed me from the first few lines and wouldn't let me go. It was fun to find such a well-written debut novel, and well-written it is. Filled with great characterization, pacing, and description- this book was a joy to read. If you like mysteries with a strong plot filled with dark secrets and murder, and a kick a** setting, along with a romantic-triangle involving two vastly different men, then you'll love this book.

Will defi...more
Pamela Beason
What could be more disturbing than dozens of people dying at a church compound? With only a child's hazy memory of events before the disaster, protagonist Erin Solomon goes to an isolated island to investigate her very personal family tragedy. You'll be on the edge of your seat trying to guess who's who and who will be killed next to protect the ugly secrets. I finished this book yesterday, and the scenes still haunt me. I'll definitely look for the next book in the series, because Erin Solomon...more
Rosalyn Kelly
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Peach
The book was very suspenseful and mysterious with never a dull moment. The characters felt real, had their strengths and weaknesses. Erin the heroine in the story was determined and fearless but had a "father complex" - engaged in relationships with much older men. Though the overarching mystery was not resolved at the end, Jen Blood addressed some of the other mysteries very well at the end of this book. I am looking forward to following the adventures of Erin in the next book "Sins of the Fath...more
Jenni Noordhoek
I shouldn't have read this quite as late at night as I did; it turned an otherwise standard mystery-thriller into a creepy story that I couldn't get to sleep afterwards!

Main disappointment is that some of the plot was left dangling; I'm really not sure where (view spoiler) end and where reality begins. Also (view spoiler)...more
Elizabeth Wilder
Watch for Erin Solomon - her escapades as an investigative reporter will be read by many. She is a tough little lady with two adoring men who will go to the ends of the earth for her. You enjoy mystery thrillers? Don't miss this series by Jen Blood. The second book, Sins of the Father has just been released.
Jennifer
If you read this book, you WILL be reading the sequel. What a great story with lots of interesting elements--a religious cult, strained (and strange) family relationships, sexual tension, mystery, murder; this book was interesting and compelling from page one. And yes, I just bought book #2.
Roberta Jehle
Spoiler ...the ending is just a doorway to the next book. No answers, just more questions
Jamie
Looking for a free Kindle read that's worth reading? I recommend this one.
Must read second book now.


Update: Apparently, it's not free anymore. But still inexpensive, plus available on Prime Lending Library
Marlene
I could not put this book down. Entertaining, with great characters, great story, marvelous descriptions, edge-of-your-seat conflict and mystery. I'm definitely on to the second book!
Eileen
Love Love this book. Jen Blood is a fantastic writer and keep you on the edge of your seat!!!

I love Erin, Diggs and Juarez. The dynamic between these three is amazing.
Lea
This was a very good book. I was awake till 3am, because I just had to find out what happened. The mystery was very well written and the twists just added to the plot.
Jenn
A great book with engaging characters and a mystery that keeps the reader interested. Highly recommended.
Marie
I thought my kindle had malfunctioned when I read the last page. I will pre-order #2.
Michelle Edwards


Didn't like the ending, so got 2nd book and hope it gives all the answers....
Courtney Hoover
Jul 01, 2012 Courtney Hoover marked it as to-read
Lined up on my Kindle to read right after the 2 I am currently reading...
Kim
Good mystery but kind of a creepy premise...great set up for the next book.
Ellen


A great read, loved the characters!
Kerry
Summary
On a remote island in Maine, a young Erin Solomon watched as the Payson Church went up in flames, killing thirty-four members. Police ruled the fire a mass suicide. Twenty years later, Erin receives evidence that the fire may not have been a mass suicide, but rather mass murder. Now an investigative reporter, Erin delves into a childhood she would like to forget and a family’s conspiracy to keep long lost secrets buried. She will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, even if it costs her...more
Loraine
SUMMARY: The truth will set her free... But is freedom worth the price?

Investigative journalist Erin Solomon sets out to solve a mystery that's haunted her since childhood: a fatal fire at the Payson Church of Tomorrow, the isolated fundamentalist community where Erin lived with her father for the first ten years of her life. When what was presumed to be cult suicide turns out to be anything but, Erin returns to her hometown to find the truth behind the tragedy. Now, isolated on the Maine coast...more
S.M. Johnson
I believe I grabbed All the Blue-Eyed Angels while it was free for Kindle. I am often disappointed with free books by authors I'm not familiar with, but not this time.

I thought Ms. Blood's storytelling capability was stellar - the story is told from Erin Solomon's point of view, except for a few scenes perfectly placed from one of the cult members, back in the days preceding the fire. I thought this was an extra-creepy touch, and I enjoyed it.

The pacing was right on-track, the characters reason...more
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Jen Blood is a professional editor and publishing consultant, and author of the bestselling Erin Solomon Mysteries. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Popular Fiction, with writing influences ranging from Emily Bronte to Dennis Lehane, and any number of genres and authors in between. Her work has earned accolades and awards including the AIA Seal of Quality and the B.R.A.G. Medallion for ALL THE...more
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