Monday, February 3, 2014

Book Review: The Souls of Rain

Heavens Trilogy
By Diana Nixon
Book 1
The Souls of Rain

The secrets of the heavens had always been carefully guarded. Until one day when the angels realized that what they used to believe in was nothing but a cruel game between heaven and hell.
And Claire’s life is a part of that game too….
She is a guardian angel. She always thought that her existence was perfect. But perfection is a very relative term, and no one is protected from making mistakes.
Everything changes the moment Claire gets a new assignment. Guarding humans has never been easy, and this time won’t be an exception.
Alan Rosenford is a spoilt party-boy, whose life is a hurricane of risk and adrenaline rush. His soul is damaged, his heart is bleeding, and there are so many things he prefers to keep private….
The words they have never said before ….
The sins they have never committed….
How much does forgiveness of the heavens cost?
Or maybe even the heavens make mistakes?...


Trailing my fingers over the lines of your face,
Kissing your lips and melting in your embrace,
Enjoying the warmth and drinking in the moment,
Leading multiple lives feels like a pure torment.

Falling even deeper in love with you,
Discovering all the things I never knew,
Evolving into someone better and someone new,
I’ll stay for one more day, or maybe for a few,
To build up my strength to live centuries without you.

I’ll follow you to the deserts and across the oceans,
Desperate for changes and overwhelming emotions;
I’ll stay with you on the earth, or follow you to the sky,
Only with you can I breathe and feel myself alive.

Holding hands, we walk between the silver raindrops,
With the snow-white doves flying around us;
Leaving for the memories we shared, lives ago,
Can we put them back together? No one knows.

Look around and tell me what you see,
There’s no one else in sight, but you and me,
Chasing away the darkness and stormy clouds,
Just the way it was always meant to be.

Living like there’s nothing left to lose,
No one to forgive, no one to accuse.
When the bridges of hope come crashing down,
In the bewitching sounds of love we drown,
As we kiss away each other’s worst fears,
Banishing regrets, pains and bitter tears.

Take a breath and wait for the long tomorrow,
If I disappear in the shadows, find me and follow,
Rescue me in the midst of my endless night,
Turn the pale moon into bright daylight,
Make this heart of mine miss a beat,
Only with you is my soul complete.


For Claire, a Guardian Angel, fighting demons is what she does. She is assigned people to protect from demons. Her latest assignment is going to be a handful. From the moment she meets Alan Rosenford it is apparent that this won’t be like any of the others. Right off the bat he is able to see her, something that humans can’t do unless the Angel drops their ‘invisibility cloak’.
That’s not this man’s only trick. One day after the other he continues to surprise Claire with his intuition and on top of Alan’s senses and feelings towards Claire heaven isn’t making life any easier. What’s going on? Rules begin to change, the bonds of friendship are tested, dark allies are formed unwillingly, and secrets kept at the highest level start to unravel.
What truly is going on between heaven and hell? What part is Claire supposed to play? And, can she save not only her own soul, but Alan’s soul as well?
 Everything about the Souls of Rain is outstanding and creative. I’m not much of an angel book reader, so going into this book I wasn’t sure how to judge it. After chapter two I was taken. Claire is a very no nonsense kind of angel, Alan is the reckless bad boy, and Nolan… Yep, he’s just awesome! But as each chapter slid by and I thought I knew my characters I found out just how wrong I was.
Clair is a head strong, determined, and top class fighting Guardian Angel. She is dictated and will do anything to protect the ones she is guarding. Even though she’s a bit rough she has such a kind side and Alan really brings it out of her. But their real connection will have you breathless.
Alan isn’t without a reason as to why he is the way he is and as the story progresses he turns into a heck of a man with a tragic story. His affection is sweet as he and Clair slowly begin to bond. Though he shows it and Claire denies her feelings that have started to grow, for if she dared to cross that line she would fall.
Then there is Nolan. He’s a fallen that has his hold on me. He is always looking out for Claire, perhaps too much even. There is something there, something he is hiding from her. But with all his mysteries he is still a very helpful character and also very reliable.
By the last couple of chapters I thought ‘I can see where this is going’ I was pleasantly surprised I had no clue what I was talking about. Diana aims to please when it comes to getting the reader hooked and guessing. She pulls you in and twists the world you think you know. By the end of the book I was left rereading the last two pages wishing book two would just appear in front of me!
I say this book was a success and I’m waiting to hear about book two. I’m serious, Diana I’m trying to make it materialize in front of me. Haha Just let me know when to sign up for that blog tour. I’m looking forward to it.
-5 out of 5
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About the author:
Diana Nixon is the author of fantasy and contemporary romances. She was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian state University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish, and Spanish.

To learn more about Diana Nixon or to buy her works:
Love Lines:
Ebook or Paperback
Songs of the wind:
Ebook or Paperback
From Scratch:
Ebook or Paperback
Diamond Sky:
Ebook or Paperback

1 comment:

  1. lol, Brenda, be sure you will be invited for the 2nd book tour!:) Awesome review! Thank you:) Glad I've managed to change your opinion about angels:)