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5 stars for The Angel by the Tower by @TheScriptFixer #urbanfantasy #uf #bookreview

Title: The Angel by the Tower (The Keeper Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Marla A. White

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book Blurb:

Gabriel wakes up naked and alone in the desert with only one clear memory–he must find Abby Campbell before it’s too late. Normally it wouldn’t be a challenge–he is her guardian angel after all. Unfortunately, a dispute with his heavenly Boss has left him busted down to a mere mortal with no wings, no powers, and no idea of exactly what he’s supposed to protect Abby from. Once he convinces Abby he’s not completely bonkers, they work together to find the key to a mysterious tower and the ancient evil locked inside. But the answers force Gabriel to choose between saving Abby and being exiled from Heaven forever.

My Review:

A guardian angel banished from the heavens needs the help of his charge to stop an ancient evil from escaping the tower. Gabriel awakens in the desert to find his angelic powers stripped away. The only thought running through his now mortal brain is that he needs to find Abby in time. How can he protect her if he's no longer an angel? Once he finds her, how will he convince her he's not some wacko? With Abby's help, they need to find the key to a mystical tower before another does and unleash an ancient evil trapped there. Nothing is ever easy, as Gabriel soon finds out. He'll be put to the ultimate test. Will he choose to save Abby or save himself from banishment from Heaven for all eternity?

The Angel by the Tower is an urban fantasy I couldn't put down. Fallen angel stories are very popular right now. While this trope is not my favorite, I adored this story. Marla White is a gifted writer, and her talents are on display in this book. From the beginning, I connected with Gabriel. His personality is unique and original, which is impressive considering the genre. It's the descriptive narration, however, which makes The Angel by the Tower stand out from all the rest. Marla White plunges the reader into the story and found myself thinking about these characters when I wasn't reading. Very well done. The plot moves at a quick pace with plenty of twists and turns I didn't see coming. The ending was unexpected and whetted my appetite for book two. If you love urban fantasy with a twist, pick up The Angel by the Tower. Urban fantasy readers will love this book. Brilliantly written, The Angel by the Tower is a must-read. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Marla White started her illustrious career as a storyteller at the age of four by drawing on the TV screen to help Winky Dink get out of mortal danger, earning her a firm spanking. Deterred by the negative feedback, she studied to be a park ranger instead until she realized it was really a TV show about park rangers she liked, not the actual outdoors.

After a stint working in local TV as an assistant/hand model/ad copywriter and occasionally a camera operator, she came out west. Her first job was working for the producers of “A League of Their Own” but no, the character of Marla is not named after her. She’s been involved in several award winning television movies and was the head of television for Emmy Award winner Peter Tolan’s Fedora Entertainment. Additionally, she teaches story analysis and story workshop at UCLA Extension.

Appropriately, she found out on April Fool’s Day she’d sold her first book, "The Starlight Mint Surprise Murder” to Wild Rose Press.

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @TheScriptFixer

Instagram: marlaw825

Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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