RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Sins of the Innocent by Jamie McGuire

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Title – Sins of the Innocent
Title – Jamie McGuire
Publication Date – June 28, 2015
Series – Providence Novella

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In the horror show of Gods and Monsters, Eden Ryel was the star. Conceived of her mother, a Merovingian–a direct descendant of Christ–and her father, the half-human son of a fallen angel, her very existence had prompted The Great War. Prophesied to be the Keeper of the Balance, Eden struggles to realize her purpose.

Levi, the overconfident and charming half-human son of Lucifer takes nothing seriously. Not even when he finally meets the young woman who is destined to end his existence. A common bond is formed under the pressures they face from both sides, but their respective religious texts predict opposite outcomes. Either way, they must choose: war, death, or love.

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Oh dear goodness, is there any genre that Jamie McGuire can’t make a reader fall in love with? Sins of the Innocent is a follow-up novella that allows readers to glimpse into the life of Eden, the product of Jared and Nina’s relationship in the Providence series. Based on the feelings McGuire gave me in the trilogy, I knew I would be in for a heck of a ride, but I never ever could have predicted where the author was going to take me.

“Forgiveness isn’t necessary. You can’t save everyone, Eden.”

I loved that Eden was a younger character who was trying to find her way. She was not only struggling with the normal teenager stuff, but she was dealing with the repercussions of being the Balance Keeper for the universe. I also adored that she was this sassy, kick-butt heroine! She was so strong, and at times cocky, that she stood out among a sea of characters. On the other side of the coin, we had Levi who came with his own backstory of complications. He had this dark, mysterious charm to him. As a reader, I was completely and utterly drawn to him, evil or not. I savored the way that readers got to only see pieces of him, which they then had to put together like a puzzle.

“In the horror show of gods and monsters, I was the star.”

I loved the underlying themes of good versus evil, as well as fate versus our choices in Sins of the Innocent. There was something about the events and they storyline that fascinated me. The book focuses on the consequences faced because of a prophecy made. However, it ultimately was the characters’ intentions and choices that would result in how the prophecy came true. I got lost in the pages and had the hardest time putting the book down. I know that paranormal romances aren’t for everyone, but McGuire is an artist and will make you feel comfortable with the settings and even fall in love.

“It’s incredibly beautiful to watch humans learn. It’s all about learning, Eden. That’s what life is. A hundred years of lessons disguised as experiences. Good and bad.”

I’m so glad that even after six years, McGuire has chosen to revisit these characters. It’s one of those worlds that I fell in love with as soon as I encountered it, and was enthralled even more with the continuation in Sins of the Innocent. This novella is a quick afternoon read, but I promise that it will not disappoint! Jamie, I kind of do want to throw things at you right now, but I can definitely say that I’m looking forward to whatever it is you produce next!



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Author Bio

Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, respectively, have also made appearances on the New York Times bestseller list.

Novels also written by Jamie McGuire include: Red Hill, an apocalyptic thriller; the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters: A Red Hill Novella, and Happenstance: A Novella Series.

Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Jeff, their three children, three dogs, three horses, and a cat named Rooster. When Jamie is not writing, you can find her hiking, running, or looking for a sweater.

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