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Revelation

(The Seven Signs #1)

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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 ...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
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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
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Melliane
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

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
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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
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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
Franjessca
Dec 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Full Review posted at 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 time...it 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
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Sylwia
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Netanella
Nov 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Marin Thomas
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hayes does a great job world-building in this book and that's one of the reasons I like to read paranormal romance/urban fantasy every once in a while. The story starts out fast and the characters are intriguing and held my attention until the end.
hunter.
Really good read, but not for the faint of heart.
Nefertiti
Oct 06, 2012 marked it as to-read
My first thought: Why is he wearing a tank top?
Paranormal Romance
The heroine has always been a nonbeliever. She doesn't believe in God, or heaven and she certainly doesn't believe in humanity. Only cold hard facts and science make sense to her and as such she's shut herself down emotionally-shunning most of what life has to offer. Late one night while working desperately on a cure for the Manhattan virus that turns people into flesh craving monsters she encounters something that completely changes her world forever. She encounters an angel. Well, 2 angels act ...more
Vikki
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Cameron
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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
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Kataryna Hermans
An ok storyline. Started off strong but as the story line progresses I felt that it became a bit repetitive. Still a good read though.
The Last
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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Melindeeloo
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Jody
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Maria
Feb 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Sep 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, fantasy, romance
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
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Tessa Onabigon
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 -
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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
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Vick
Just a rant under the cut..
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Marielle
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Jessica
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Ibrium
Oct 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, 1-star, kindle
.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
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Marianne Theresa
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Ilona
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Kelly
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to win a copy of this through Goodread's first reads so thanks.

Set in an apocalyptic future, New York medical examiner Dr Morgan is trying to find a 'cure' to a new virus that is turning people into zombies but unknown to her things are about to get a lot more complicated when angel Luniel arrives. A good paranormal romance, and a good start to the series can't wait to read the next one.
"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
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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
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