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(Maelstrom Chronicles #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  19 reviews
He’s no angel…

Gregori’s last mission is to save Earth from the demons threatening to take control. He doesn’t care if he survives as long as he does his best to save a world he believes is worth rescuing despite his superiors’ conventional wisdom to the contrary—until, that is, he meets Adelita, a human refugee, whose spirit and determination give him a renewed reason to f
ebook, 170 pages
Published January 27th 2014 by Entangled: Ignite
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After reading the second book in this series it made me really want to read the first one, too! After publishing my review of ‘Traitor’ I was offered the opportunity to read and review the first book in the Maelstrom Chronicles series - and I jumped at the chance!

From the very start, this is an action packed apocalyptical scenario where demons are threatening life on earth as we know it and only with the help of the humanoid aliens posing as angels is there any chance of saving humanity. The blu
Marta Cox
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My first book by this author and I'm not really sure how to start this review . It's not exactly what I expected but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it far from it. A story that initially was a little hard to understand but which luckily gathered pace and made sense as I read on. I found this book to be riveting and didn't want to put it down until finished.
Imagine aliens traveling through space in ships always trying to prevent a demon like race from destroying planets and their inhabitants .
I've been sitting on this one since I was lucky enough to win a copy, but finally picked it up and whew, what a ride! Parts sci-fi and parts post-apocalyptic and all exciting with a dash of romance. This was a refreshing take on angels and demons.

Angeli started out on an epic battle at the end of the world for earth or 'terran' as the alien people known to humans as the angeli called it. Angeli came to stop a demonic alien race from eating their way through earth's human souls, but somehow the u
Douglas Meeks
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, I was not excited about reading this for a few reasons. It was science fiction which I enjoy but thought I was not in the mood for a "end of the world" scenario, it was aliens posing as angels (did not sound like anything fun or interesting), and of course there is passion with the poor human. All of which said "BORING" to my mind, I could NOT have been more wrong.

The action starts on page one and does not let up for awhile, the heroine is more entertaining than I ever imagined
Petra Grayson
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Another one of those really hard book for me to rate. On the one hand, I really liked the writing, the adventure was fun and original, the sexual tension was good but realistic. Overall I was pleased with the pacing. But then there were lots of places where I had to put aside my questions and hope for answers at the end. Those answers never came. I don't actually know if this is just the first book in a series, so maybe the answers come later. But by the end of the book, I felt like the characte ...more
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The earth is in peril from an invasive alien species. Humanity's only hope are intergalactic warriors who assume the disguised as angels, assuming the identity of Angeli in an effort to unite earth's people against the common enemy. When failure seems imminent, Angeli Gregori breaks rank and goes rogue, defying the orders of Ship (the sentient artificial intelligence that guides the warriors) and his brethren to make a last-ditch effort at saving the planet.

Of course, Gregori and his kind have
Denise Van plew
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I chose this book based on cover (wowzer) and publisher since like their books and writers but this is first time reading by this author. So it was a little of a surprise as I begin to read this was a science fiction romance and do not usually encounter to many of these anymore. Only a few authors that I have read have actually been able to do this successfully and so happy dancing that I have found another. Usually it is too much of one and not enough of the other in this combo but it is just r ...more
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Angeli, by Jody Wallace is an interesting story. The premise being that some aliens have come to rescue Earth, or Terra, from another species that seek to suck the souls or kill humans. These aliens, called Angeli, have determined that the easiest way to get humans to accept them is by masquerading as angels sent from God, the Christian god specifically. The story begins with Gregori, the head Angeli, as he is fighting some daemons on Terra after the "apocalypse" has already come. He meets Adeli ...more
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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3 1/2 STARS

After reading the first chapter, I was scared! The book appeared to be too complex and nothing I had expected. Happily, after that first chapter the book became quite "normal".

What kind of woman works on her bucket list during the apocalypse? Adelita, of course. She was a fiesty and strong heroine. I immediately loved her character. Gregori was not the "angel" he appeared to be but still an amazing protector. I enjoyed the constant banter and sexual tension between these two. At time
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
This was the first book in an interesting, engaging and wonderfully complex SFR series. And another example of why I am enjoying this genre so very much lately!

I really liked the premise of masquerading as angels and the scene where Adelita finds out who or what Gregori really is was hilarious!! This author must have a wicked sense of humor because the way she uses humor in this book (and the next) is quite brilliant and certainly makes this series a must keep reading for me. The ending of this
Nicole Luiken
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, sf-fantasy, romance
Read in one evening. This SF romance was just the change of pace I needed and had me smiling from the dedication on (For Hal. You were misunderstood.) A Latina heroine and an 'enhanced' Shipborn hero masquerading as an archangel fight daemons and shades from an inter-dimensional portal. All the fun action of a disaster story with a hot romance thrown in. Great riffs on Space 2001 and Mars Needs Women. Looking forward to the sequel, where presumably we will find out what's up with Niko and the AI ...more
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well to begin let me say that I don't normally read scifi romance. Since this is not my normal genre i dont have much to compare this to but...I did love the characters. The concept of aliens coming to earth presenting themselves as angels has its own appeal. Gregori stand by his code until he meets Adelita. Now he falls for a human haw rebelled against his races code and has help in a very unlikely person. It was an interesting read enough that I would consider another from this author. Each ge ...more
Dr susan
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, read-again
An apocalypse should not be entertaining, but Angeli is. I do not usually like apocalypse stories, but this one is good enough to overcome my normal feelings. The plot is entertaining and well-written with a good level of chills and horror without being extremely grim. The romance is believable, considering the whole 'we could die anytime' thing. Adelita is wonderful, and feels very real. Gregori and his reactions to her are very entertaining. I am looking forward to book #2.
This book was a mixed bag for me. It is heavier on the action than the romance and the world building while good is awkward in places. The timing is off here and there.

But if you like the action more than the romance, you are likely to enjoy this a bit. I just perfer the romance to the action.

I liked the characters very much.

I was given this book for my honest review. So there you have it!
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you like Sci-fi, you'll like this. It has a little bit of everything and once you've managed to get into the story, you'll like the hero and the heroine. A very likeable , heroine and a dead sexy hero. What more can you ask for. Especially if you like space ship action.
And it had action from the very first page. Gregori was assertive and Adelita a risk taker and a fixer and the two made an interesting couple. If you get the chance, pick it up, you just might enjoy it.
Jody Wallace
Dec 21, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-by-moi
I wrote this so I won't rate it. Just adding it to my shelves!
Johanna Sawyer
Review to come.....
S. J.
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fast paced with a quirky sense of humor. Anxious to read the sequel.
Jan 09, 2016 rated it liked it
A fun sci-fi romance with a very sassy heroine. The writing style wasn't always smooth but the storyline was entertaining and I was intrigued by the secondary character: Nikolas.
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Jody Wallace writes sf/f and contemporary romance under her own name, a few erotic romances as Ellie Marvel, and whatever the cats wants the rest of the time. She currently resides in middle Tennessee with her family.

Other books in the series

Maelstrom Chronicles (3 books)
  • Traitor (Maelstrom Chronicles, #2)
  • Prodigal