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Gabriel, Path of Angels Book 4

Gabriel cover picThe end is in sight.

To stop Uriel from freeing Lucifer, Gabriel and his brothers must fall and go to Hell. It is a sacrifice Gabriel is not entirely ready to make. Will he fight alongside his brothers or forge his own path? There is only one choice.

Alexander doesn’t want to help Uriel nor does he trust him, but the angel has promised him a better life. He swore to protect Charlie, and he’ll do whatever it takes. When he meets the archangels and learns the depth of Uriel’s lies, he understands the true meaning of sacrifice. If there’s any hope of stopping Lucifer from being freed, Alexander, Charlie, Zephyr and Lake will have to get to Hell and help Gabriel and his brothers in the fight against Uriel.

The path is finally ending, but the price may be too high.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZPM94B4
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25723479-gabriel

My Review of Gabriel

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Warning: some LGBT
This was an exciting ending to this series. Gabe was reluctant to begin this journey and carried his anger, fear and loneliness with him. I learned more about his character and source of his anger when he journeyed back to his hometown. How dreadful and heartbreaking that experience was for him. He desperately wants to just lead a normal life, love and be loved as his brothers have found mates. His rage at God for the path he must follow drives a wedge between him and his brothers. In order to stop Lucifer from being released on earth, he knew he must fall from God’s grace, but he is very reluctant to do so. His meeting of Alexander and Charlie (both nephilims) helped him to see and follow his God chosen path, albeit, reluctantly.
I found the character of Charlie most interesting even though she doesn’t speak. Author, Patricia Josephine has fleshed her out nicely. We don’t learn the incident that caused this only that it was a past trauma. I enjoyed this series immensely.

What’s in a name?
Gabriel
Angelic Messenger
Gabriel, an archangel and one of the two highest ranking angels in Judeo-Christian and Islamic lore. Her name means “strength of God”. She is a unique archangel in the sense that it is almost certain she is the only female angel in the higher echelons, although some believe there are no female angels. Gabriel fosters joy, truth, justice and love. She grants wisdom in interpreting our dreams and visions.

Well, in Path of Angels Gabe is a guy and would probably be grumpy to read this. He is all about justice though. Love, he wants it for sure, but isn’t very open about it. He’s really a big grouch.

Selective Mutism
When I was writing book four in the series, I knew right off that Charlie wouldn’t speak. She can speak, but chooses not to because of an event in her past. It was a slow evolution to being mute too. Little by little, she said less and less until by the time Alexander meets her, she barely speaks. (When she was in school, she would if called upon, but she never went out of her way to talk.)

In the first draft, she did have one line, but then I cut it. After getting beta notes and editor notes, I ended up having her speak again when I completely rewrote chapter four. I thought it would add a little weight to the scene. If she was saying that then it was important.

What causes Charlie not to speak isn’t shown in the story because Alexander accepts it as part of who she is. He’s spent his whole life being judge, so he vowed never to judge her when she offered friendship so freely. I also didn’t want to make it a big deal, like it was something to pity her for. Charlie doesn’t speak, but she knows how to be heard.

About the Author

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Patricia Josephine

Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn’t regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plynne_writes
Website: http://www.patricialynne.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108938106639683446081/posts/p/pub
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/patricialynne07
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine
Path of Angels: http://www.patricialynne.com/path-of-angels.html

Jophiel, Path of Angels Book 3

Jophiel PoA Cover

They must fight to stay on the path.

Joe embraces his duty without fear or hesitation, always ready for the next battle. But the path has never been easy. With Michael’s return, they uncover a truth more dangerous than they ever imagined. Their enemy plans to unleash the devil himself, Lucifer. Help comes in the form of an unlikely alley: a member of the fallen.

Mariangela is trying to make amends by protecting the child she is carrying. After blindly following Lucifer in the rebellion, her misguided allegiance came with a price: banishment from heaven. Now, as she strives for forgiveness in the human world, she must fight to prevent Uriel, a fallen archangel, from using her child to free evil from Hell.

The path becomes a battleground, one which may already be lost.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WYJ3J08
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25453774-jophiel

Meet Jophiel! the joker in the group! but he knows when to be serious. Sometimes you wouldn’t think he would be an archangel. Here is an interview with him:

1––Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you tick.
Joe: Hi, my name is Joe and I’m an alcoholic. KIDDING! I shouldn’t joke about that. Especially for Zade’s sake. *Joe flops down on a couch, kicking his leg up on the coffee table* I’m the oldest of us four. The comedian. Don’t listen to Gabe. Nothing diffuses tension better than a joke. I do have a serious side to me. What we do is dangerous and one misstep could get us killed. I won’t risk my brothers.

2––Do you have any hobbies, favorite TV shows, books? Anything you fangirl/boy over?
Joe: Call of Duty, but I don’t get to play it much. I guess I’m living in a video game in a way now. Not sure that’s better. Video games aren’t as life threatening. Unless you count, spending way too much time sitting and playing instead of moving.

3––What is one thing from your past you’re most proud of?
Joe: Jumping off the church in my hometown and trying to fly. None of my brothers wanted to. They were content to stay on the ground. Come on, you have to be daring and willing to bust your leg.

5––Let’s play favorites:
Pepsi or Coke?
Joe: Whatever one wants to sponsor me. *grins*
Pie or Cake?
Joe: What about Pie with cake filling? You feeling me?
White or dark chocolate?
Joe: I’ll take both. Why discriminate? *winks*
Playstation 4 or Xbox 1or WiiU?
Joe: Xbox 1 baby!
Paperback book or ebook?
Joe: Reading? Ugh.
Summer or winter?
Joe: Actually, I prefer fall. Not too hot, not too cold. Plus, there’s Halloween and I firmly believe you are never to big to play dress up. Especially when free candy is involved.
Puppies or kittens?
Joe: Kittens all the way.
Vampires or werewolves?
Joe: Witches. They are much hotter than a corpse or fur ball.

My Review of Jophiel

by Cleo deLancey

Another great read in the Path of Angels series: 5 Stars.
I very much enjoyed this addition to the Path of Angels series. This is not a “stand alone” book as the importance of the information and dynamics of the characters in the previous two books (Michael, book one, and Zadekiel, book 2) are paramount to the enjoyment and understanding of the plot, as a whole, in this, the third installment.
This book delves deeper into the character of Jophiel (Joe) who is also an Archangel. The group gets to learn more about Lake, Michael’s boyfriend, as Michael returns to the group to continue the mission of stopping Lucifer from taking human form and unleashing hell on earth.
Enter, Mariangela, also a fallen. She is pregnant and remorseful of her role in the rebellion of some of the angels. She harbors a secret that is vital to the group of four (Michael, Zadekiel, Jophiel and Gabriel). She is fearful of them as she knows their duty is to banish all the fallen and their offspring back into hell.
Author, Patricia Josephine, has written a tense, descriptive script that moved the plot further towards the ultimate showdown with the leader of the fallen and his minions.
I enjoyed learning about Joe and his special abilities. There is an interesting plot twist in this one that I wasn’t expecting.

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Patricia Josephine

About the Author:
Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn’t regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plynne_writes
Website: http://www.patricialynne.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108938106639683446081/posts/p/pub
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/patricialynne07
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine
Path of Angels: http://www.patricialynne.com/path-of-angels.html