Helena — part earth-bound angel, part vampire — is pregnant, and it's playing havoc with her unique abilities. Her usual diet of vampire blood makes her physically ill, one minute she's visible the next she's not, and she's suffering from blackouts.
After yet another blackout, Helena finds herself back in Satan's clutches. This time there is no way for her to escape on her own, and a dangerous rescue mission ends with Helena going into labour prematurely.
Helena's child is born and all too soon must leave her to deliver a message to the mortal world. But the last time someone was sent with a message, it didn't end well …
Melanie Tomlin was born in Beeston, England. At the age of three her family moved to suburban Melbourne, Australia, where she has lived ever since. When she was twelve her parents bought her a typewriter, and she wrote her first novel that very same year. She still has the typewriter, which is somewhat worse for wear, but that first manuscript is now nothing but a distant memory.
Her first published book, Angel's Kiss, was released in 2015. The next four instalments in the 'Angel Series' -- Angel's Curse, Angel's Messiah, Angel's Body and Angel's Demon -- were released over the next three years.
For a change of pace, and something a little different, Melanie also published a book of poetry called Twisted Poems of a Warped Mind and a children's picture book called Lucy Vampoosy: The Little Vampire Dog.
Melanie is currently working on the sixth book in the 'Angel Series' -- Angel's Apocalypse.
Another fantastic book by Melanie Tomlin! This is definitely one of my best reads of the year! This is an astonishing, awe-inspiring, and impressive novel that will surely make you keep on moving the pages and crave for more!
We’re all creatures of habit,” he said. “We all fall into a comfortable routine, although occasionally,” his lips brushed my neck and I shivered again, “something comes along to shake that up.” – Melanie Tomlin, Angel’s Messiah
I have wanted to read a book that has something to do with the mythological creature like vampires and werewolves then combined it with biblical people or events and this book. Thank you, God, that I’ve found it and it just exceeded my expectations!
“… Religion is for the masses. They think they need religion,” Danny snorted, “when all they need is faith.” – Melanie Tomlin, Angel’s Messiah
I give Melanie Tomlin a deafening and slow clap for successfully crafting a story that is very well unique and gives you entertainment with an additional inspirational message.
“Helena, I have learned there are many types of love mortal and immortals are capable of – the love of a child, the love of a husband or wife, and the love of … others.” – Melanie Tomlin, Angel’s Messiah
The characters really entertained me! They always come up with funny things or situations that never failed to make me laugh out loud. And mind you, they can also make you cry a bucket of tears and make your blood boil as you feel the hatred that enveloped Helena.
The relationship between Helena and Danny will make you dream that someday, you’ll also get to have someone that will never give up on you, no matter what is your problem.
The plot, the concept, and how it was formed just makes it all perfect!
Life itself is a miracle, and only those who are barren can appreciate the true gift of life, of being able to bring another into this world, to nurture them and help them grow. – Melanie Tomlin, Angel’s Messiah
I am now getting eager to put the next book into my hand so I can already enter the world where you can never get bored from the adventurous journey of Helena and where you will keep on waiting what her curiosity will bring again to her life and the people who surround her.
Disclaimer: I received a reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
What can I say about this book it had me laughing it had me crying, it even had my blushing at some points. But I do highly recommend that you have a book of tissues handy for when you near the end of the book. We are still following Helena and Danny but we get a surprise when Helena falls pregnant. Whilst pregnant she has her cravings and some strange things happen to her. She also needs saving from Satan and good ole Drake comes to the rescue. Gina is the lovely baby/angel that is born if we can call it that. She gets to spend some time with her parents before she must leave and do what is required of her. In this part of the book Melanie shows what a caring and compassionate person she must be because the words could have only come from someone like that. It’s at the end of Gina’s story where tissues are going to be needed. Anyway I’m not say any more you really just need to read this book.
Angel’s Messiah—the third installment of Angel Series—is a masterpiece. It reaches not only the imaginative mind of the reader but also their heart and soul.
Angel’s Messiah storyline is very unique. Well, let’s just say that this book doesn’t just entertain the readers, but somehow there’s an edge in the story that would awaken your conscience or spiritual side.
The book, unique as it was, will send shivers down to your spine. The book will help you show what happened to the world—the unfairness of the world and the human’s contribution towards the world’s unfairness.
The book tackles different subjects, most of the time, Gina asking Helena about the mortal world. All questions revolve around “whys” and Helena answers it in a way that you would stop, think and contemplate—even if her answer is obvious. For example, Gina was asking why all families aren’t happy as theirs and I quote Helena’s answer:
“Families are complex things. We can’t choose our brothers, sisters, children or parents and therefore we don’t always end up with what we’d like.”
See? Helena’s answer was very simple but if you hate your family, you’ll understand her. You’ll smile and feel relieved that you are not alone in this world. There is something about this book that you’ll find relief and comfort.
You should read this book, to understand the following words I will say:
To Ms. Melanie Tomlin, thank you for creating this book, you don’t know the hardships and trials the readers are suffering—I for example—simply wanted to die. But you made me contemplate life—you are very much like Gina. You are my personal savior. Writing book is like Gina’s way of saying that:
“I’m not here to sell you God. It is up to each and every one of you to look into your hearts and minds and decide if He is real or not. … We are each of us responsible for our own choices and actions. Make them count. Life is too fragile and precious for us to let it go to waste.”
Melanie Tomlin is a fine writer who has created a truly unique series and this third book is outstanding and heartbreaking, even more so than the previous book, Angel's Curse. Again it was impossible to put down and dragged me laughing and crying, kicking and screaming through the latest instalment of Helena's trials and tribulations. Helena and Danny deserve to be happy but that is not going to happen any time soon. While the title gives a clue to the storyline, it cannot prepare you for what comes next in Helena's story. This series is excellent and I stress enough how much I am enjoying it.
Another great read...Melanie Tomlin has done it again. I love following these characters as the author reveals their paths. I was instantly drawn in as soon as I opened it up. I traveked from Hell to Eden and places in between. I felt excitement and sometimes trepidation around every turn. A fast paced, action packed adventure that's left me feeling spent. These books seem to get better and better...and I can't wait i see where the next one takes me!
The 3rd book in the series that had me in tears in some chapters. Not has full of action like the first two, but had some added twists that took this 3rd book in another direction. Cannot wait to read book 4. A very good read and I highly recommend her series.
Angels, vampires, and...a baby angel? Absolutely intriguing, fast paced, and edge of your seat action. A tissue or two may be needed...I loved it! I received an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review it honestly.
I received a copy of this book from the author herself in return of an honest review. (You can trust me on this)
I've never craved a book so much like I crave all the sequels in the Angel Series. Every time I finished a book in this series you'll probably find me reading the bonus teaser chapter for the next sequel at the end of the book, and I've never done that to other series ever. It's like "wow great book, awesome ending, but what the hell is gonna happen next since everything is already concluded beautifully" And then BAM, new sequel to blow your mind. Again. And surprisingly after the long 3 books journey the story does not feel stretched at all. I trust Melanie Tomlin to come up with something original every time.
I can't even begin to describe what I'm feeling. Again, if you read my review of the previous installment you would notice me mentioning something about me in a emotional roller coaster (but in a good way) and this book is the same. One moment I'm all hearts and flowers and then soon I'm crying my eyes out. The pace was fast but not too fast that it became overwhelming, same goes to the conflict. A lot but perfectly aligned together. Everything is just perfect! Especially the character development, there is so much depth in every character that I can't help falling in love with most of them. And although he's not quite the main character but I just had to mention how these 3 books had significantly changed my view towards Drake. You awesome immortal creature, you! And of course, I'm not even gonna try to describe my feelings for Helena and Danny, but if I had to choose one word to describe them it'll be: #GOALS
And oh the concept and the plot! So far I've never read anything like this before and I just had to give this book and Melanie Tomlin a standing ovation for being so original in coming up with a twist towards the paranormal myths, God and even demons. (Just had to point out again tho this book may not be for you if you can't handle fictional tweaks towards the religious history, believes, and point of view)
Overall? 5 Shiny crystallized stars for Angel's Messiah. I am very much sitting on the edge of my seat for the next installment! Thank you Melanie Tomlin for the great journey and the copy! As for you guys? I am totally recommending this book, please go and grab a copy and start the series asap if you haven't. Like right now.
There were some things I really liked and other that I didn’t. While I didn’t cry as I did with the second book, because I expected what happened, I did tear up a little. I won’t giver anymore away. But I do think that it happened too soon and more time should have been allowed.
I read because I love it and enjoy it and I don’t usually mention issues with grammar and/or spelling (yes, I know the author’s British and I’m not talking about the spelling or words used) but I did notice more errors in this book than the other two. It’s really noticeable when it’s a person speaking and they refer themselves by name as if someone else were speaking.
I can understand why Helena acted as she did and what resulted from it but I cannot understand why Danny thought what he was willing to do to have it end. I’ve overlooked lot in this series, but we are talking about angels, both earth-bound and heavenly. Yes, we were all given free will and I would hope that after what last happened when some angels thought what they wanted would be allowed and there would be no recriminations. I cannot understand why a heavenly angel would be so willing to break one of the Ten Commandments to get what they wanted or allow someone else to break one multiple times. I also believe that faith and religion is the most important thing; there’s so many religions and even the teachings in the same denominations can be different, not to mention the dissention among the sects, but we cannot pick and choose what Commandments to adhere to and what to discard. I won’t be reading the rest of the series.
Angel's Messiah by Melanie Tomlin. 4 out of 5 stars. Danny and Helena have settled back into their routine but there's something not quite right about her. She's constantly hungry now and even blood is starting to taste differently to her. Blackouts are becoming a common feature and she seems to have developed another self-defense skill. After finally coming clean to Danny about everything, they manage to figure out what's wrong with her. She's pregnant! After the botched abortion performed on her years ago, she hasn't been able to conceive a baby, but it is HIS gift to the couple for all they have done for God's cause. Not everything goes to plan as problems crop up along the way and Helena also finds herself kidnapped back to Hell and Satan isn't very happy to find the condition she's in! Despite every attempt, he makes to cut the baby out of her, he finds it impossible. Helena's problem is that she isn't able to transport herself out of there for some reason so Danny asks Drake to go and get her, as he is an angel and can't step foot into Hell. But God has his own grand plans for their baby, the fate of the Mortal world depends on her! I recommend this book for all fantasy lovers especially those into Angels, demons, vampires and Monsters. This series is turning out very addictive!
4½ stars. Wow. Just wow. This series keeps getting better and better, book by book. And I love the unexpected plot turns and twists. The book made me laugh, it made me cry, it made my sad, it made me smile. Helena's character keeps on growing, and her view of the world and self is expanding as the story goes. As does Danny's, and Drake's. Speaking of Drake. He's turning out to be quite a character, way more complicating than I first thought he'd be. And Gina. ♥ I hope we will learn more about Gina in future books, because I'd love to hear more from here after the (brief) glimpse we had in Angel's Messiah. I read the book in two sits, though I didn't plan to...the second read ended at 5 A.M....after I'd finished the book - just couldn't put it down. Who needs a good night's sleep anyway, right?!
Author Melanie Tomlin has done it again. Book three in this series we meet meet Helena & Danny's child Gina. As a mom it touched me and could relate to Helena in this book. It has a different feel than the first two books but is worth the read and can't wait to see what kind of trouble Helena get herself into. You will find yourself falling for Drake even more and wish her could find hapines as well.'This review was based on an early copy of the book and the opinions are solely my own
This review was based on an early copy of the book and the opinions are solely my own.' I have to say this book was a bit of a slow start for me but did pick up. I loved the new story line but if you really only liked the first two books for the mischief and action our dear heroine then it might not quite be what your expecting. There's a resurrection ,miracle,spreading of love,death,destruction,emptiness and finally renewal. I'm looking forward to seeing just exactly where the author shall take us next but at least I'm sure it will be good!
Buckle up and hold on tight! And make sure you have plenty of tissues
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. I was on the edge of my seat, talking too my daughter about the story most of the way through. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to throw my phone.....Best book yet!
Another fantastic book from Angel series and I love it. I just couldn't break away from this story. Amazing, breathtaking, sometimes funy and sometimes sad. This review was based on an early copy of the book and the opinions are solely my own.
A good read even though I like it slightly less than the first 2, the whole pregnancy thing threw me a bit of kelter..... I wasn't really expecting it so maybe that explains why I didn't love it quite so much. Nevertheless, I couldn't put it down and enjoyed it. Loved the whole meeting Satan again!
This book takes Helena and Danny to the precipice of joy and down to the depths of great disrepair. Helena is pregnant and her hormones are playing "hell" with her body. Instead of easing up as she gets farther along they only stay the same and one time she passes out and ends up in Hell.