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Lilith's Fall

(Shadows In Sanctuary #1)

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Her people call him a demon, but he’s the only one who can save her. When gifted computer engineer, Lilith Galeron, is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit by the brutal regime that controls Dome City, she has no idea what will become of her. People arrested by the Peace Keepers have a habit of disappearing. Her captors throw her into a cell with a demon; a creature she ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 3rd 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 2017)
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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A slight, mocking smile tilted his lips. “You humans are meaningless to us. You are pets of the bright ones, playthings for them to use and dispose of at their will. For the umbrose, you mean even less.”

I really do appreciate this author's vivid imagination and decided to give this series a try as she has yet to write something I haven't automatically liked.
Got to say I am ever so impressed with the first book in this series and now I can't wait to read the next two books.
This series crosses gen
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🅙𝔲𝔩𝔷
I enjoyed this. The only complaint I have is that the heroine didn’t have a good self esteem and referred to herself as fat. I hope this author doesn’t write about plain fat heroines in every book. Nothing against this but I dislike it when every book has the same stereo type.
Jac K
3.45 Stars
This book takes place in a futuristic society. (maybe Earth-can’t remember) I thought it was unique, but it took me quite some time to really get the gist. The planet basically consists of 2 flying alien species living with humans: The Adurians, (bright ones) are a bright/gold/glowy alien race that controls light, and worships The Father of Light. (rules over the humans) They are called Lords, and humans are taught in school that they are good. The Umbrose, (dark ones) are a dark/horne
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Set in a dystopian future world where everyone is closely watched and living with an undercurrent of fear in artificial Domes Cities. Talented techie Lilith Galernon is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit and gets thrown into a war she didn’t know was being fought. Between creatures she didn’t know existed.

It’s hard to put an exact genre name on this one, it has aspects of sci-fi with its future world setting and some of the devices they talk about. But, it also has elements of PNR with t
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Mirabella
well written, sometimes the thechnical stuff was a bit confusing, but overall a good story with likable characters. I could have done without some extensive descriptions and rather wished there were more focus on the cultural differences between H/h and much more communication between them. They were too often separated or H had things to do and left h alone. But all in all I enjoyed it very much and I am definitely looking forward to the sequel about the next couple.
kels
The story was decently fleshed out, with an interesting world and decent characterization. There is some shallowness that detracted from my enjoyment - there were characters introduced to the story that felt like throwaway ideas, and I didn't always love Lilith as a heroine, but I guess she was fairly realistic. The culture clash between her and Ranove was interesting, and I wish that there'd been a bit more exploration of that. Occasionally dragged on outside of action and romance, so I found m ...more
Nessa
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
ANOTHER INTERESTING CONCEPT BY S.T THAT TOOK ME AWHILE TO REACH HERE. DON'T KNOW WHY I DIDN'T TRY THIS OUT EARLIER WHILE I WAS READING HER IRIDUAN TEST SUBJECTS SERIES.

RANOVE is the featured Demon (horns, talons and wings) of this story and we'll meet him when Lilith does the moment she's thrown into captivity with him. Ranove's culture is a whole new dynamic, and was pretty interesting to read. He's 1000 years old, and for Demons, they don't really have any emotional attachments for anyone exce
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Shasha
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome SciFi romance

The world building, differing cultures and physiology, and the romance kept me voraciously reading.
I did think that the heroine bounced back from her injuries too quickly. And the intimate mechanics didn't address how sharp claws and teeth were an impediment.
Still, I'm looking forward to the next one!
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Set in a dystopian future world where everyone is closely watched and living with an undercurrent of fear in artificial Domes Cities. Talented techie Lilith Galernon is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit and gets thrown into a war she didn’t know was being fought. Between creatures she didn’t know existed.

It’s hard to put an exact genre name on this one, it has aspects of sci-fi with its future world setting and some of the devices they talk about. But, it also has elements of PNR with the d
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Hannah
This is getting 2 stars because the concept is unique and interesting. But Lilith was a pathetic, whiny character and even given the fact that it is paranormal/sci-fi romance, I struggled to see why Ranove wanted her so much. She seriously ruined the whole book. That and the way the umbrose treat women. Not cool. The only way I'd read another book in this series is if it involved a female umbrose uprising. So a lot of potential with this world and its beings, but unfortunately, the writing, plot ...more
Shieldmaiden Darcy
DNF 31%

The heroine never really *does* anything. She has stuff happen to her, but really, she is quite bland. I got bored. Didn’t like her, the love interest, the world, or the bad guys. Meh.
☆ syu, the romance aficionado ☆
I'm probably in the minority in this one, but I absolutely loved this book. I was actually wary about starting this one because I had tried few books by the author and I was unable to fully immerse myself into the world she's created. I've got to give credit where it's due--this author is amazing at world-building, even with her other books. It's just this one totally engaged my attention and I became so invested with Lilith and Ranove. Again, I loved it. ...more
Nike
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like this book, I was a little put back by the cover, I’m not into dark romance or suspense, but is a great PNR, to be honest, this book would be on my all times hall of fame if the heroine had some backbone, or at least wouldn’t be a water fountain. I swear, there were times I wanted to slap her so hard.
Like… GET OVER IT!!
Robin
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable

I enjoyed this book.. the whole demon / gods = aliens story line was very unique. I did think Lilith was a little whiney at first, but then really liked her. This book did not spend as much time on relationship building as some of this authors other series, but still good.
Bubbles The Book Pimp
First in series of this dystopian/sci fi/fantasy series

Set in a world where ‘lords’, sins and restrictions control everyone and everything. Lilith is an engineer recently dumped by her boyfriend...her best friend pretty rich girl Stacia treats her to a spar... when the mud hits the fan and they are arrested by peacekeepers for treason!

Separated and interrogated it turns out that Stacia is part of a rebel alliance called the commemoro, who ongoing attacks on the lords and the mindless humans who
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Chrissy
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Promising start

This was a promising start to This series. The characters and especially their world are well built. We get plenty of details about their history and beliefs that really helps to clean the whole thing out. I can say once we figure out why the dome cities are there and where they & these humans came from i was a little shocked, but in a good way. Polity is likable and loyal to a fault; so much so I had moments I wanted to shake her but overall she was a likable, realistic heroine.
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Chelon
Wonderful book

I didn't expect to like this book after the first few pages but I found myself pleasantly surprised. The story moved along at a pleasant pace and it was well written. I enjoyed all of the characters, which is rare for me.
My only complaints are the lack of some vital information and the stunted inclusion of certain characters. Yuki for example wielded enough power to betray her people but she's only included four times in the book. All we know is she plotted early on, was Lilith's h
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Tina
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lilith's Fall

Very intriguing story with two opposite people who make a great couple. I really enjoyed the world building and the adventure. What i didn't enjoy was how long Lilith could go on and on about herself. The pity party that she stayed in too long. By the time it finally moved on i had skipped some of the pages so I didn't have to keep re-reading the same cycle over and over. Otherwise it was a good story with a very good plot line. I will be reading the next in this series. I would rec
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Lisa
Actually read the 3rd book and 2nd book before I read this book. I like that while there was sexy time etc i like the solid plot lines and the world building too. Solid 5 star book!
TP
May 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi, series
The book Liliths’ Fall by Susan Trombly, was a nice read. But lacked a lot to be a good book.
The cover is phenomenal.

The paranormal aspect was very interesting, although the details were not totally thought through to perfection. I loved the world building. The dome cities, the sanctuary, the oppression by implementing a religious cult, and much more.
But sometimes small things made me wonder, like the weapons used, the light and darkness effect, the described physiology. His wings or fingernail
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Mylan
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was ok
This is heavy on the Christian symbolism without actually engaging with it. There's definitely a tale to be told about the role religion plays and how it shapes good and bad people. This... Was fairly simplistic which makes me think the author just wanted to reverse the heaven and hell imagery without any actual thought into how Lilith would feel when her entire foundation gets flipped on its head. I would have loved to see more thought into how she comes to terms with abandoning everything and ...more
Suzy
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-rating
I feel like I have just stepped out of a Science Fiction maze, You literally got thrown into the story which is one of my niggles a bit more background would have helped I have read other reviews saying a bit more world building would have been great and I tend to agree. As you were thrown into the deep end it took you a while to understand the story which took the enjoyment out of the book a bit for me., I still love the book, A fantastic twist on the angels and demons tale. The blurb was misle ...more
Ruralcindy
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intercultural world building

Lilith Galeron lives in a dome on an unspecified planet. She is a talented computer technologist. She lives under the thumb of her mother who has plans for her marriage to a compatible man. She lives in a religious society controlled by the Diakonos. The Diakonos answer to the Lords, who are rarely seen and appear angelic in appearance. The Peace Keepers are the enforcers of Diakonos rulings. Outside of the domes is a jungle environment which contains fungus that can
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Ross Lampert
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
It’s fair to say that I don’t read erotic science fiction romances very often—like almost never—but hey, it’s good to broaden your horizons, right?

Lilith’s Fall is the first book in Susan Trombley’s Shadows in Sanctuary series. Lilith Galeron is a mild-mannered (her best friend Stacia calls her “boring”) but highly skilled computer programmer living in Dome City, a collection of large, connected domes on an unnamed planet. The society is tightly controlled by a religious leadership called the Di
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Krista
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author was recommended by Ruby Dixon so I thought I would give it a try. I had no idea I was signing up for such a sci-fi adventure. I guess I should I have known since what else is there to do with space and aliens?

The dialogue at the beginning between main characters left me a little wary but it seemed to feel more natural as the relationship developed. We get dropped right into an already ongoing story at the start and spend some time catching up.

Lilith gets arrested by associating with
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Kathy
Jan 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Give me a paranormal romance with out werewolves or vampire protagonists and Trombley has already shown me that she has a thriving imagination and creativity. Add a splash of humour at just the right moments within the novel and you have a very good read. I greatly enjoyed this book, the male protagonist is not human, and his culture and appearance are greatly expanded upon in Lilith's Fall as it is the first book in the series. Trombley manages to do it all in a way that is well weaved within t ...more
Jace
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. It took me awhile to get a feel for the MC and for the writing. I found an over abundance of exclamation points after she spoke to be really detracting from the story. No matter how hard i tried, it kept coming off as teenage exuberance.
Thankfully, that passed.

It took me awhile to start to like Lilith. She's just so.. Scared and meek for the first half of the book. It's understandable, considered she's been ripped away from everything she knows and imprisoned, but i still
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B. Truly
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite sci-fi series that I read in 2018, although, I consider it more of a Dystopian, science fiction romance.
This book had a solid plot that had me engaged from the start. The mystery behind who the Lords were was a compelling element.
I enjoyed the steamy romance between Lilith and Ranove, and that it was a slow build. This book had great description of the surroundings, the hidden carven where Ranove’s people lived, and how they looked—attractive, gray, well-build alien bats.
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JML
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ranove and Lilith 💖💖

Omg I thought the last series I read by this author was god, this one is just as delicious. I guess I'm just the type who always like beast as beast and not a prince. Ranove is compelling from the minute he's introduced. A leader of his species that is civilized and bestial all at the same time. His people have been at war for centuries with a race that looks angelic, but is rotten to the core. Lilith is a young woman who lives in a rigorously controlled semi cult\ religious
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Marissa
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a good read!

This is the first book by Susan Trombley that I've read and I was not disappointed at all! Lillith comes really far in this book. She starts out content with her lot in life and we see her develop into someone who is willing to make demands of her "demon." Her relationship with Ranove was so interesting to watch develop. In the beginning, he has no respect for her as a person and she fears him completely so it was wonderful to watch them both change their views and come together
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