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Crushed Seraphim

(Seraphim #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  984 ratings  ·  204 reviews
How does a foul-mouthed angel end up as the last hope for all of Heaven and Earth?

When Seraph Emma is maimed and tossed from Heaven by a rogue angel who's taken charge, she fears she'll never be allowed to return. Tasked with the impossible job of showing the self-loathing (and not even human!) Jason his worth, Emma is sure she's doomed to fail.

Meanwhile, having wormed his
Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published May 16th 2011 by Omnific Publishing (first published May 1st 2011)
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E.L. James
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you wanna fall for the devil... this is the book for you.
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

What a FUN book!!

I have determined that Debra Anastasia is going to tell me an incredibly entertaining story, whether she’s writing the love story of a homeless man, and his completely dysfunctional brothers, or in this case a story of good and evil colliding and finding an unexpected love.

Emma is a seraph who has been sent to earth as Jason’s Christmas Angel. Emma’s job is to show Jason, who is a half-breed vampire his self-worth. Heaven has an aversion
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can say that this book was pretty unique. There are so many great books out there that are predictable, which is fine... but nothing is better than reading a book and really not being sure what is going to happen next! Love that! From the author that made me LOVE a homeless guy named Blake, and a thug named Beckett... she now has me swooning over Satan! Yea, I know right?

What’s truly more dangerous?
Falling from Heaven, or falling in love?

Emma(bad ass, hilarious angel) comes to earth on a mis
My feelers are still out on this book. I'm taking a couple of things away from it :

Too good to be true : vampires and fallen angels and reincarnation and a hot as hell devil.

Also, I like to be tempted by the fruits of the utmost forbidden ❤
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Buddy read w/my 'mods in crime' Carina, Leea, Wendy F and Shera (as well as some of the TPR girls).

Golden Girls book buddy 2013.

*update* I had to drop this one. Yet again, it wasn't the book, it was me. I feel conflicted enough when I read books with demons and fallen angels in them. When I saw that Satan was a character in the book, it made me do a double take. I should have paid more attention to what I was going to read before picking this up. I went into the read blindly as a buddy book chos
Update as of October 26, 2012. Just want to publicly state that since reading this book (in spring of 2011) I have had to make a decision about my personal opinion on pulling fanfiction to publish for money. And I have come down on the side of Not Okay. Hard. This book came out way before the Twilight fanfiction fandom exploded with greed and as I hadn't been able to read it as a fic, I bought and loved the book. Today, I would not have bought it. This practice has broken the fandom in two, and ...more
Jul 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"Let me go to Hell. Life without you will be worse. Please. Don't make me miss you, Emma. Love feels amazing. Go ballistic! Fly with me from here. Do anything-do something!"

I actually really enjoyed this. Its a fabulous twist between good and evil, and Debra has created a wonderful modern world full of half-breed vamps, Christmas Angels, and the Devil himself.

When Debra contacted Donna and I to review her book we were immediately drawn in by the blurb; a fallen Angel named Emma (actually she w
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Rachel Firasek
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me just start off with this disclaimer. I normally do not like books about Angels. I don't know, something about the way their wings are attached to their backs just grosses me out. And when I started Crushed Seraphim, it took me a page or two to wrap my head around the story. Well, that's not true. There is a great opening scene with Jack that just about made me swoon, however, Emma took me a little longer to fall for.

But, isn't that the beauty of a story...nothing is every quite as it see
Carol Oates
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so mad at Debra Anastasia. I did not want this book to end. I could have gone on reading forever and was hopelessly disappointed to see the percentage I had finished grow. I found myself zooming through the early pages as I discovered this book was not what I was expecting and then slowing to a crawl because I wanted to stay in the world the author has created a little longer. Crushed Seraphim is breathtaking. The imagery is vivid, the story has more twists than a corkscrew perm and the cha ...more
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Lane
Where in the universe can you find an angel with a potty mouth and a devil with a heart of gold? Why, in Crushed Seraphim, of course! Debra Anastasia has created cheeky, clever characters in her debut novel, and the unusual cast kept me thoroughly entertained. The writing is smooth and captivating, particularly when Debra writes the character of Jack, aka the devil. Jack forever sucks on a lit cigarette, its smoke swirling around him as he jokes about cigarettes killing him one day, his motorcyc ...more
Midian Sosa
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How can I put into words how I felt reading this?... Ho Li Shit!

It’s like I went to war with only one bullet on my gun, like I went bungee jumping and the rope got cut mid air, like Superman decided to take a nap while Lex Luthor raised hell all over town.

I was jumping, laughing out loud, cussing like a sailor (which I don’t like doing), giving my sister the middle finger every time she tried to take me out of my room, and honest to God, I shit you not, my mom was thinking about calling the hosp
Rachel Triska
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the entire book in a single sitting. It was truely epic! A whole swarm of beautiful love-stories all wrapped up together. The action was fast-paced and the heroine was extremely likeable. I found myself invested in and involved with all of the characters. The settings were real and vivid, the descriptions were amazing! But for me, it was the dialogue that just made the book. Whether snappy and full of wit, or so sweet that it made me want to cry- to one particular characters repertoire of ...more
Aug 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I had no idea what I was getting into when I started reading Crushed Seraphim. It wasn't until a few chapters in when I realized that the reader was going to get a taste of this author's more comedic work, which delighted me beyond belief! Where in the world did Ms. Anastasia came up with this imaginative and creative story where a bad angel runs havoc in heaven and where you will find compassion for the devil? There is suspense, action, moments where I busted out laughing, and even a love trian ...more
May 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am loving this book! Emma's "tough girl" with the heart of gold and soul of a warrior queen personae is captivating. Jason is the perfect compliment to her; sensitive, strong, sexy and unabashedly adoring her in spite of the "complicated circumstance they find themselves facing. The prose is lyrical and meets my need to have a visual "film" playing on my reader's "mind screen". I am now at the "I don't want this to end too quickly" and, "I am pro'lly going to read late into the wee morning hou ...more
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh! I love this book. It provides such a unique and refreshing view. I’m disproportionally glad that the ending promises a sequel. Because it’s implicit, right, Debra? You wouldn’t leave us eternally damned to the Hell of wanting more and not getting it, right?

I absolutely love Jack… though I have a crush on God —Yes, I understand that’s blasphemous— and my heart beats for Jason, I really want to comfort him. It’s a good thing I don’t need to choose —I have a written consent from the author to
Jun 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am really looking forward to the second one. I literally bought this book and finished it within 24 hours. I could picture heaven and hell thanks to the wonderful imagery. I loved the characters and instantly loved Emma. It was a refreshing read and a nice change from the books I have been reading lately. I hope the sequel isn't too long in the making, I need to know what happens next!
Wendy F
Jan 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
Buddy read with my girls! Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia, and all our friends in TPR!

I gave it a good 25%, but I just can't do it. I had high hopes for this one because of how much I liked Poughkeepsie, but this one felt so spastic. I couldn't follow the plot at all.

*Throwing the towel in*

I still love you girls!
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book all day long today and I want the sequel, please!
I fell for the Devil, I cried for Emma and I keep faith in Jason. Now I wanna know how they will save Emma from Hell.
This sequel couldn't come fast enough.
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the beginning. Got lost in the middle. Caught up in the end!
D. Anastasia made me love Satan ... Who knew?!?!
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very fun book... the writing is really unique and the world is brilliant. I fell in love with the characters and their strong personalities.

This book is about believe... not just in god but in possibility for every greatness. That when you believe, you can do it. be optimistic and maybe you can defeat a great demon dragon with just mere words. and that there are reasons for evil to exist and sometimes, life is not fair because evil is given chance to be good. maybe he will turn better, may be no
Apr 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

SILLY. This about sums this whole book, but humor me because I'd like to elaborate.

Let's start with the angels...

They can do pretty much all they want. They're like the Voldemort wrapped with Sauron. They're a bunch of all-mighty s and pussies but they rule the heaven. And DON'T let me start about their rules.

Jason, a half-breed slash gasp vampire is a fucking doormat. His girlfriend cheated on him AFTER promising forever or some shit like that and that she'd be back. And what a come back she di
Aug 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
That wasn’t blood.
It was love.
It pours out of you when you lose faith.


Seraph Emma has been thrown down from Heaven by Everett, a fellow Seraph who was planning to overthrow God.
She was given a task.
Her task was to make Jason (a half-breed vampire) know his worth.
At first Emma thought it was a task doomed for failure but the more time they spent together, the more she finds out that there was more to Jason than meets the eye.
With the Help of Jason and another unexpected ch
Well, take two... GoodReads ate my previous review >:-\

It is no secret that I love Debra Anastasia. She's one of my all time favorite writers. This take of Heaven and Hell did not disappoint!

It's hard giving a good review without giving away any of the book. And I don't want to do that to you. This story is filled with love, and hope, and sex, and lust. And that's just the Angel!
Debra took angels and devils, and put a new spin on them. I loved the way she explained the existence of Vampires,
What does a angel do when she's tossed out of heaven and God is trapped in Hell? She teams up with a vampire to show him his humanity and to save the world from evil, of course! Crushed Seraphim by Debra Anastasia is a really good tale, and i love her take on angels, good v evil.

Characters really jump off the page and demand attention. Emma is nothing like the angel's you'd imagine, Such a fiercely determined character with her own strong opinions and foul mouth (hah) she was so fun to read and



What can be said about this book? Basically this, you'll spend half your time learning about the nuts and bolts of this world, and then you'll spend the 2nd half being entranced by it.

While the 1st half of this book slowly establishes the creative take on Ms. Anastasia's fictional version of Creation (God, Angels, Devil, Vamps, etc), the 2nd half manages to ramp it up several notches, until you just have to know what happens next.

If the Christian or Non-Christian reader were to take Ms. Anasta
Amy (BW)
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I know...don't shoot me.

This one took awhile for me to get into it, though the Prologue was great and drew me in right away. Once I hit a certain point, the action picked up a little bit and it started to get better. I was able to stick with it. But in the end, I still am struggling with giving it more than 3.5 stars.

Emma is an angel that is sent to earth to help a half-breed vampire determine his worth. In doing so, she can return to Heaven. Throughout the course of the book, this poo
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I read this book in one sitting. That rarely happens, but I love it when it does. Crushed Seraphim puts a whole new twist on the battle between good and evil. Seraph Emma is not your typical angel. She is tough, snarky and a little bit irreverent.

It’s not very hard to find sympathy for Jack, the devil. He is the most surprising of characters. I was both cheering for him and crushing on him by the end of the story. The unexpected is what makes this
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