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Angel Kin

(Angel Assassins #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  69 reviews
While channeling Robin Hood's "steal from the rich and give to the poor" attitude at a local politician's house, ex-con Katie Logan witnesses a forced suicide. Dirty or not, supernatural or not, he didn't deserve to die, especially not by his own hand. But with her record, stepping forward as a witness isn't an option. On the run from the police and the murderer, she turns ...more
Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Published April 28th 2014 by Entangled: Edge
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

The opening scene in Tricia Skinner’s new ANGEL ASSASSIN series is as disturbing as it is good, in that oh my god I NEED to know more kind of way. Katie’s race to stay alive starts on page one, and doesn’t let up until the epilogue, and even then it’s clear that she’s still not entirely safe. ANGEL KIN is a near seamless blend of world-building, character development, and plot threads with its unique celestial mythology, cornucopia of supernaturals, and gripping story. Th
Tricia Skinner
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written-by-me
Angel Kin is the second novel I've written. My connection to this story, and all that I went through to get to this point, makes me thankful. I switched publishers, became caught in internal editor changes, and finally managed to finish the book close to what I'd envisioned. Some will like it, others won't. For me, I'll always love Angel Kin because I refused to quit when it would have been so easy. Besides, The Bound Ones would have kicked my ass if I didn't tell their story.
All Things Urban Fantasy
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review Courtesy All Things Urban Fantasy

I think I’ve mentioned my love of all things angel at least once, so I won’t reiterate, but I will say that ANGEL KIN was a lovely addition to that bookshelf. The Nephilim ride again in this battle for good versus evil in an urban Detroit rife with supernatural creatures.

First things first, I loved the worldbuilding in ANGEL KIN, and what’s not to like. It’s a world uninterested in secrecy and lies and keeping the supernatural covered up. Shifters are on C
BBMoreB ~
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Angel Kin is a phenomenal re-launch of author Tricia Skinner’s remarkable writing style. I was worried when I heard the Angel Assassins series was going through transition (new publisher) – Angel Bait, the prequel, was a 2013 favorite of this reader. Angel Kin is the story of Cain, a Nephilim assassin, and Katie Logan, a not-so reformed thief.

Only The Bound Ones can protect Katie after she witnesses a supernatural murder. Unfortunately, one of the men assigned to protect her has the face of a k
Amy Softa
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher for review through Net Galley

I liked this story quite a bit, there were a few points that I will make later that held me back from giving it a five star rating. I would call this an Urban Paranormal novel, with some romance thrown in because that isn’t the main focus of the story. It centers around angels and half angel decedents or Nephilim. There are plenty of other creatures or types of beings in this world, but them main story centers ar
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Originally reviewed on Romancing the Dark Side:

An exciting new series with some bad ass angels!

ANGEL KIN weaves a paranormal world with angel mythology to create one of the most engrossing stories I’ve read in a while. I was instantly hooked and did not want to put this book down! With Angels, Nephilim and Renegade Angels in a battle, things quickly get exciting. I love a story of good vs. evil and Ms. Skinner delivers that and so much more in this series debut.

When the story begins, Katie Log
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Angel Kin is the first book in the Angel Assassins series by Tricia Skinner.

After I was offered this book for review I read the burb and wasn’t sure if to accept or not. The Cain and Abel name of the characters kind of worried me because I don’t enjoy books with heavy religious undercurrents, but when Mrs. Skinner replied: “My angels are not pious; they are SOBs.” I was sold, I knew I have to read this book and I’m glad I did.

Katie Logan promised her family she wouldn’t steal again, but with her
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I absolutely LOVE this series and I absolutely hate the wait between books because I want to keep reading long after the last page. After the giant “wow” factor of the intro book of this series where I compared Skinner’s writing to that of JR Ward, I settled in for the wait to book two. Which took about a year. But no fear, the next book is due out in August. Fingers crossed that the date doesn’t change between now and then.

Witnessing a murder while trying to pull off a theft, Katie runs to the
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 4.5 Angel Stars ~

This is my first experience with Tricia Skinner and I loved it! I am going to be reading the prequel Angel Bait and will be checking out the next book in the Angel Assassins series Angel Lover.

Angel Kin is a re-launch and a fabulous read! I enjoyed every minute, the characters are interesting and the world is remarkable. We get murder, action, suspense, sibling rivalry and romance to name a few things brought to us in this amazing first book.

I was blown away within the first
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
Reviewed for Confessions From Romaholics

The words ‘Channelling Robins Hood’s “steal from the rich and give to the poor” got me interested in this book and when I finally dived into this book . I became very intrigued about this tale that this author was spinning about a supposed reformed thief and mysterious The Bound Ones who both being targeted after our heroine witness a suicide that leaves her reeling and scrambling sending us on a journey that learning about the past that has shaped today’s
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite-series
Angels - but with a twist.

I love the concept. I love Cain and his crew. The storytelling is engaging from the first page. There are a host of characters which lends well for more books which is a good thing because we need more books!

Great debut! Looking forward to reading more.
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in this series, although there is a novella about one of the borhters. This book is about Cain.

Katie feels she has to help her friends in a difficult situation and tries to get money by stealing from a politician. while she is there, he is murdered!. As a burglar she can't go to the police and decides to get help somewhere else ... only, while recounting her tale, she discovers that a man who looks exactly like the murderer is part of the team.
As they try to figure out who
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from the beginning. Katie, already on probation, breaks into a house to rob it, only to witness the gruesome murder of a crooked politician – now what? I love impossible choices, and they don’t get any better than that! But it did get better. She goes to The Bound Ones for help, but the new “bodyguard” assigned to her is none other than the (guy she thinks is the) murderer.

I don’t recall any quiet moments in this fast-paced story. But unlike other books that try to be fast-paced an
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kate Logan is the black sheep of her family, a burglar amongst fireman. During her last robbery (and it is the last one, she swears it.), she witnesses a supernatural murder/suicide. Unsure where to turn, she seeks help, and finds the Bound Ones.

Having reached an impasse in their orders, and bored out of their minds, the Bound Ones, the last remaining Nephilim under heaven, vow to help. Until Kate meets the last of the team, and accuses him of the murder.


The story flows at a fast pace, with
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Twins were said to be two halves of the same soul. As children, he [Cain] and Abel had managed to surprise their family and neighbors with their identical gestures and mannerisms. It was as if they could reach each other’s thoughts before taking action.
Now, part of his soul had returned from oblivion.”

In order to help her friends with their terrible money problems, Katie Logan decides to steal from a dirty politician and find them the money they need. It’s not the first time she commits this ki
Ren Puspita
4 stars

Angel Kin is the first book of Angel Assassins series, but I got a feeling that there was prequel from this book. And I'm right. So before Angel Kin, there was Angel Bait, but it from another publisher. I don't know the complete story, but my feeling when read the first part of Angel Kin is I'm overwhelmed with the world building. The story start with a gruesome detail, so a little warning if you want to read, do not eat while read this.

The world in Angel Assassins series is a world we k
Traci (Mad Hatter Reads)
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

When I first read the blurb for ANGEL KIN and saw half-angel assassin I was intrigued. Then I saw Cain and Abel and that intrigue continued to grow. Cain is a half-angel assassin??? Now I fully admit to not being any kind of biblical expert, but I do know the basics of that story…Cain was no angel…not even half…nope not at all! So just what exactly was this twist going to be? AHHH!!! You know I can’t resist reading a book that puts a new and unus
Diaries of 2 Thick Chicks
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
When we were asked to review Angel Kin and feature it on our blog, I wasn't sure what to expect, however I love giving new authors a try so I graciously agreed to check it out. Boy was I surprised because Angel Kin ROCKED my world, and was just what the doctor ordered to get me re-engaged with the Paranormal Romance Genre! I'm even going so far as to give this chick the Favorite New Author this year award because I'm totally hooked on this series and I'm dying for the next book to come out....wh ...more
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, series
I haven't read very many paranormal romances that center on angels, God, or demons. The ones I have read are phenomenal. Angel Kin is one of those.

Katie's loyal to a fault, reverting to old habits to help out her friends. Though I don't condone stealing to solve her friends' problem, I do admire her willingness to put herself in jeopardy to help them out. It was just too bad she ended up witness to a murder in the house she decided to rob.

Cain's loyalty lies only with his adopted family. He will
T.A. Moorman
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review and more can be seen at

Finally, an Urban Fantasy centered in the D! Lets face it, what better place to be centered around Paranormal Activity than Detroit city. Where the crime rate is so high that even the Mayor of the city is a widely known criminal, so having seething creatures around should come as no surprise.

Angel Kin is the first of a potentially amazing Urban Fantasy series', Angel Assassins. Involving Fallen Angels, and the dictate where Heave
Denise Van plew
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
One thing about paranormal genre there is alot out there to pick from when it comes to what realm or world to step into or be taken to by a author. On occasion I like to read something involving angels being the main focus which even though they are in novels not alot have them as the main body of them. So when I had the opportunity to do just that go for it I did. Kate is a woman who gets by with her wits even if helping out others mean lifting something that is not hers so be it. But when doin ...more
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Katherine (Katie) Logan is a cat burglar trying to help her friends pay off the nasty Black Fangs vampire gang. All is going according to plan (if plans include robbing a politician) until the home owner comes home early. It this then that Katie is forced to watch a tall, handsome guy cause the politician to commit suicide. Unsure of who to run to, Katie contacts her brother, who in turn, sets up a meeting with the only men he knows than can figure out what's going on and keep Katie safe.....unt ...more
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wanted to read this book because I'm keen on angels, and this one promised to deliver twins. That's a hook for me!

First reviwed on Literaria http://http://sede-literaria.blogspot...

An exciting combination of action, paranormal creatures and politics, Angel Kin has been a great discovery.

Cain is harsh, don't-ffol-with-me kind of angel, a half-breed actually. It was a bit difficult to connect with him at a romantic level at the beginning for his abrupt behaviour towards Katie. Rest assured that
Eva Millien
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the new Angel Assassin series is a thrilling action packed romance. Ex-con Katie Logan witnesses a forced suicide and stepping forward as a witness is not an option, so on the run she turns to The Bound Ones for help. When half-angel assassin Cain is fingered as the killer, there is only one conclusion… the twin he thought was dead is very much alive and sending him a message. It’s a race against time as Cain fights to save the life of the woman he’s falling in love with before ...more
May 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Katie is trying to help some friends out and that means she has to go back to stealing. She has to get them enough money so the vampire's after them will leave them alone. While robbing a snake shifters house she becomes a witness to a murder. She can't go to the police because she shouldn't have been there. Her brother takes her to the only place he knows she will be safe The Bound Ones. Cain is a half angel in the Bound Ones and he immediately is intrigued by Katie. The only problem is she thi ...more
Dolly Sandor
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
A new author for me to try and I liked it! This review is based on an ARC from NetGalley.

What I liked: I don't often read what I would call Paranormal Romance but Angel Kin isn't strictly in that genre. I enjoyed the premise of the story and it kept me entertained. It was a short, quick read.

Katie is an interesting character. She seems to have a heart of gold concerning her family and friends but she's tough enough to stand for them too. I really enjoyed her character and wish the book had been
Celia Breslin
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As with her prequel, Angel Bait, Tricia immerses us in a gritty, alternate Detroit where humans co-exist with Others--shifters, vampires, angels, demons, and nephilim. The nephilim, known as The Bound Ones, are Heaven’s half-human, half-angel assassins and the focus of the series.

In Angel Kin, we follow nephilim Cain as he works hard to protect human Katie Logan from Cain’s own brother, Abel, a rogue nephilim who has, sadly, aligned himself with Heaven’s enemies, aka The Renegades.

At the onset
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you have been following my blog for a while you know heavy religious type Angel books are not my thing. If you feel the same way you will be happy to know that ANGEL KIN is not a religious type Angel book.There have actually been quite a few Angel type books out lately that I have read and none have been heavy on religion.

Katie is an ex-thief who jumps back in for a job to help save her friends band. While she is in the middle of burglarizing her marks home she witnesses a murder. Scared for
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Katie Logan is a former burglar who unwillingly witnesses the murder of a politician. Through blurry eyes the killer’s face is burned into her memory. Alive, for the moment, she turns to the only people who can protect her, The Bound Ones. This quasi-family of Nephilim are Katie’s only hope to survive, but what Katie doesn’t expect is coming face to face with the Killer. Cain, one of the brothers, has the face of the killer and Katie’s sure as heck not sticking around to end up like the murdered ...more
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Tricia Skinner is an author of passionate dark fantasy (represented by Fuse Literary co-founder Laurie McLean) and an Associate Agent at Fuse. She began her writing career as a business reporter and wrote for The Detroit News, Investor’s Business Daily, MSN, and The Houston Chronicle.

Raised in Detroit, Tricia graduated from the nationally acclaimed Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne

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Angel Assassins (4 books)
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“Cain glared at the spot his bullet could take to blow both their heads off. He opened and closed his hand, tempted. So very tempted.” 4 likes
“Ionie extended her hand and offered a warm smile. Katie wasn’t in the mood to make friends. A mind reader, a lie detector, a guy who used sound as a weapon, and a murderer. Nope. No future BFFs here.” 4 likes
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