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Paradox – Progeny Of Innocence. Book 2 – What Book reviewers had to say… & Win a Paradox T-Shirt & Tote

December 14, 2011

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And Because it’s Christmas….

Paradox – The Angels Are Here (Book 1) 50% off coupon for book 1 in the series for blog followers HH34K

And – 60% off Progeny of Innocence  Coupon : CM42P Book 2 in the Paradox series.  Both coupons Expire: January 01, 2012


You can also enter here for a second chance to win – (The Reading List Blog) with Megan.

Book Reviews & Reader Comments:

5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t put it down. By JDS (London (UK))

I absolutely adored the first book of the Paradox series, The Angels Are Here, and naturally had to pick up the second one as soon as soon as it was available in the Amazon UK store. Progeny of Innocence was an even more amazing, wicked read than The Angels Are Here.

The novel begins with a brief account of the background story and is narrated by Juliette. Juliette is an old soul reborn in the body of a young girl, Grace. In the first book, Grace was just a girl, now she’s a 16-year-old teenager who’s plagued by visions she doesn’t understand even though she desperately tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together in order to find out who Juliette really was and what exactly happened to her world.

I could feel the spark between Grace and Damon, though I’m not yet sure whether he’s good or bad.

One of my favorite characters was Keyla, who is a secondary character and the bearer of magic of the ancient race, Bakhna Rakhna. There was some sort of mystery surrounding her and I can’t wait to find out what her story and role is in the ancient battle between the angel houses.

All in all, this was such an amazing, well-written read I thoroughly enjoyed and can only recommend. I’m astounded by the writer’s imagination, the rich writing and beautiful prose as well as the intrinsic plot. If you’re hesitating, get the sample first. I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to put it down.

Jane‘s review
This is a series to watch (and read)! I enjoyed the first book (The Angels Are Here) which set the scene, introduced the characters and gave us an introduction to the two worlds that Grace sees.This book (Progeny Of Innocence) is even better and the story really takes off. We are given an understanding of some of the central characters who featured in the first instalment. There is a real presence of evil at work, with the blackest of characters you could find. There some new characters introduced and it soon becomes apparent whose side they are on. Very descriptive writing which really draws you in to the plot. I cannot wait for more.
Jane’s Q & A -Favorite character- I like Grace but I also like Angela, I’m going to have to say both of them. I like Grace’s character because off the complexity having to deal with the different worlds/ times she has lived and with growing up as a teenager. Angela is so straightforward, everything is black and white, I just love her.

Who was your second favorite character and why? I like Damon Draco because although he ‘appears’ to be on the wrong side, there does appear to be some good in him. I’m not convinced that he is really a Grigorian.

Is there a particular evil character that you love to hate?  Theria – I think she is truly evil and dangerous. A very nasty piece of work.

What part of the book did you enjoy the most? The Ancient world or The New World? I like the New World with Grace living the here and now.

What characters did you like the least?  Tony and Eric, I know they had been turned but they were obnoxious anyway.

Who or What are you hoping to read more about in future books in the series? I’d like to see Grace/Juliette develop, what will happen with her and Damon. Also where Riley fits in to the relationship. How the worlds all fit together and interrelate. And of course I want good to overcome evil….  Jane.

The Reading List  Megan’s Q & A

Did you have a favorite character and if so why?
My favorite character is probably Grace. She’s progressed a lot in the second book. She’s lost a lot of her child-like naivety and is slowly coming to terms with the fact that she is having visions and trying to understand what those visions mean.

Who was your second favorite character and why?
I can’t decide between Angela and Damon. I want to learn more about Angela and her presence in Grace’s life. She and Grace are close friends but I also get the feeling that Angela is protecting Grace. I really like Damon as well. He’s Grigorian, but there’s something about him that’s different from the others. It’s obvious that he genuinely cares about Grace and has a connection with Juliette.

What part of the book did you enjoy the most? The Ancient world or The New World?
The Ancient world is very magical and mysterious, but the New World isn’t without its sense of mystery. Since they tie in so closely it’s hard for me to pick just one. Despite the war, it seems like a breathtakingly beautiful place.

What parts of the storyline or characters did you like the least?
When the book was over… I wanted to read more!

Who or What are you hoping to read more about in future books in the series?
I am looking forward to learning more about Keyla, Temulun and Bakari and their role in the fight against the Grigorians. The ending was such a cliffhanger! I can’t wait to find out how Damon and Juliette know each other.

Megan’s review:

Dec 2011
5 of 5 stars

The Paradox Series continues in Progeny of Innocence. The second book in the young adult series by Patti Roberts takes off where the first book left off. The ancient world is in the middle of an all out war. The fallen angels, the Grigorians, are fighting their angel brethren, the Bulguardians, and things are only getting worse. Chaos is still rampant under Grigorian Lord Cerberus’, house; however he is last to notice as his wife, Pandora, and his brother Abaddon scheme against him.

Meanwhile, Temulun and Bakari, a servant and a guard in the royal house, must help the strange newcomer, Keyla, discover her heritage and master her abilities. The young girl might be the only way they can put an end to the Grigorians once and for all.

In modern day Australia, Grace has grown into a shy, quiet teenager who is about to turn 17. Her father’s death still weighs heavily on her mind and she struggles with it almost every day. Grace tries to hold it together and keep up the appearance of being a normal teenager but she feels anything but. Her visions have only continued to get worse and she’s still not quite sure what they mean.

Grace is also anxious to meet the right person and fall in love and the dashingly handsome Damon Draco seems like her prince charming. Sure, she has an odd flashback when she first meets him, but she is inexplicably drawn to him. For once in a long time, things are starting to look up. That is, until some of her neighbors and classmates begin to go missing; their bodies to be found later, mauled and mangled by what looks to be a vicious animal.

It is only a matter of time before the Grigorians catch up to Grace, but how long can she manage to hide if she doesn’t even realize she’s being hunted?

I enjoy this series mainly because it is a fresh take on the idea of angels and good versus evil. The plotline is very unique in that it’s never been done before and yet it works so well.
Progeny of Innocence delves deeper into the ancient world and the lives of the Grigorian royal family. Roberts truly has a gift for writing that is evident from page one. I love it when can you read what an author’s written and you almost feel like you’re being transported to another world just by reading the words on a page.

There are a number of new characters introduced in the second book, including more Grigorians who are getting closer to finding Grace on earth during modern day. We’re also introduced to Bakari, Temulun and Keyla. A trio who I have a feeling will play an intricate part for the battle for good in the future. Keyla is part of an ancient race of people called the Bakhna Rakhna who were almost killed off during The Great War. There are also some implications that Keyla can use magic, a skill that I am sure will be useful in the near future.

There is more attention on the secondary characters; including Angela, who along with Grace, is one of my favorite characters. Angela’s wit tends to add comedic relief to the storyline even if she doesn’t intend to.

Damon also caught my interest. I’m not entirely sure about his motives yet, but he seems to genuinely like Grace. I have a feeling that he and Grace’s relationship will face some bumps further down the road especially as Grace begins to learn about who and what she is.

Some of my suspicions about Wade and a few of the other characters are also confirmed in the second book but I don’t want to give too much away.

I really liked how Roberts handled his character. Too often I’ve read stories where the same situation didn’t work so well. I’m purposefully being vague since I’m trying really hard not to spoil the book.

Another thing that I enjoyed about this novel was Grace’s relationships with the other characters; Wade, Zach and Angela in particular. There are a number of scenes between Grace and Wade that are so adorable and also remind me of the some kind of close relationship that Grace had with her father, Brian. Although he can never replace her father, Wade has become a vital part of Grace’s life.

Progeny of Innocence also has a lot more action and suspense than the first book. Between the “wild animals” that are attacking Grace’s friends and a number of showdowns between the angels, there’s enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat and anxious to find out what will happen next.

In the third book, I think Grace will finally discover her purpose to the angels and their world and I plan on being there for the ride.

Megan’s blog: http://readinglist-m.blogspot.com

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The intricate way in which the author has created and connected these two worlds is beautiful.
I find myself at a loss for words with which to describe the story within these pages.   Once you read the first page, I defy anyone not to be hooked. I could hardly bear to put it down. (Even reading it whilst I was eating)

I am ever grateful that she gave it to me because this glorious first installment in her story has left me desperate for more. I am truly glad that I don’t have to wait too long for Paradox: Progeny of Innocence.

I hereby award this book 5 wings!  Gothic Angel Book Reviews Blog

Every time I read  reviews like this my heart fills with complete joy! It makes all the long sleepless hours so worth while. I am always so grateful to all those special souls out there that read and review.
Thank you!  Patti Roberts xxx

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35 Comments leave one →
  1. berryliciouscutie permalink
    December 27, 2011 1:34 am

    Awesome Design for T shirt and tote and looking forward to reading the books

  2. December 26, 2011 10:16 am

    Carlyle is the winner on my Book blog – http://paradox-theangelsarehere.blogspot.com/2011/12/win-paradox-series-t-shirt-tote-bag.html?showComment=1324858507854#c9009743831429837469 – of the Tote bag and Kari from this Paradox blog is the winner of the T-shirt. Thank you all for entering the comp. Stay tuned for future competitions. I will contact you for your postal address. Patti

  3. vanillaorchids69 permalink
    December 25, 2011 12:52 pm

    I look forward to reading the Paradox series. Thank you for this giveaway. The design on the shirt and tote is awesome!

    Pam
    vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. December 24, 2011 10:54 pm

    I just grabbed these this week! They are at the top of the stack! Would love a chance to win a shirt and bag!

  5. Denise z permalink
    December 24, 2011 4:56 am

    As the day draws near all of the happy little readers are dreaming of the angels arrival and the continuing adventure that will reveal even more of the machinations and goings on. Sweet dreams of sugarplums; uh I mean t-shirts and totes and making us smile and keeping this series in the forefront of our minds for quite a while. Wishing you a lovely holiday season and awesomely successful new year with lots of joy and laughter :)
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

  6. December 23, 2011 10:40 pm

    Hey Patti, I didn’t get a kindle for Christmas :( I know I didn’t buy myself one and my boys told me they didn’t. I also know what my hubby got me… and friends don’t give expensive electronic gadgets. Guess I’ll go and buy the PDF and read your book on the computer!
    I keep reading your amazing reviews and can’t wait any longer :)
    Merry Christmas xxx

  7. December 22, 2011 10:33 am

    The t and the tote are gorgeous! I want one!

  8. December 21, 2011 6:22 am

    Glad to see you getting such good response!
    Red.

  9. December 21, 2011 2:19 am

    Hey Patti, what I wouldn’t give to win the Tshirt or the Tote bag!! They are gorgeous =) xoxo

  10. December 20, 2011 5:18 pm

    Patti you are an amazing writer!

    stuffsmartblog at gmail dot com

  11. Gail permalink
    December 20, 2011 10:20 am

    Love the t-shirt design looking forward to reading all the books in the series.

  12. December 20, 2011 12:23 am

    Since my daughter is your ‘biggest fan’, I have to enter for her! Awesome as always, my dear friend XX

  13. December 19, 2011 11:33 am

    The shirt & bag look awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

  14. December 19, 2011 11:31 am

    The shirt & bag look awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

  15. December 19, 2011 6:27 am

    Great giveaway – me likely swag … LOL

  16. December 19, 2011 5:25 am

    I have a copy of the first book and I can’t wait to read it! Both books look and sound amazing! I would love to be entered to win one of your very cool t-shirts and totes! Thanks for the giveaway:)
    I am a Networked Blogs follower: Julie Witt

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  17. December 19, 2011 3:10 am

    Looks like a book I would want to read, thank you for the chance! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  18. December 19, 2011 2:27 am

    Wishing you the best as always, Patti! I’ve come to know you more as a friend than a fellow author! I like that Paradox book cover! And your books sound soooooo good. You’re an Angel…

  19. Johanna Denton permalink
    December 18, 2011 11:58 pm

    This series sounds like a must read!! It would be wonderful to have a T-shirt and tote. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Jodenton445@gmail.com.

  20. booketta permalink
    December 18, 2011 11:29 pm

    I would love the chance to enter this competition. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Jane/Booketta

  21. December 18, 2011 11:28 pm

    Wow! This giveaway looks awesome!

  22. Jesly Swalackar permalink
    December 17, 2011 11:11 am

    Patti, it is really hard when time comes that you forget your choices to read. And you said they are so many. When I was in High School, my instructress always leave this message at my seat every Friday — SATURDAY – No Class – S=Segmentation with A=Abbreviation is a T=Transformation in the U=Union of R=Recollections. day – let D-Divine A=Acceptance
    Y=Yield. I cannot understand this until I found out they all mean MEMORIZATION.

  23. Margaret permalink
    December 17, 2011 4:09 am

    I ‘d ,love a T shirt and Tote! I just downloaded the first book and can’t wait to read it! Thanks!

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

  24. Kari permalink
    December 17, 2011 2:33 am

    This book looks and sounds awesome!!! I am bumping this book up to the top of my TBR list!! And thank you for an awesome giveaway!!

    Kari

    icrs08_2@yahoo.com

  25. Candy permalink
    December 16, 2011 12:36 pm

    sounds like a good series I will definitely put on my must read list.

  26. December 15, 2011 5:36 pm

    To more and more success Patti! I can feel you’ll make it big ! :)

  27. Deb Novack permalink
    December 15, 2011 8:21 am

    This seems like a great series I will put it on my tbr list.

    mom2000_18@yahoo.com

  28. KtTurner permalink
    December 15, 2011 7:59 am

    Awesome giveaway and I can’t wait to read Progeny of Innocence. Thank you.

    ktturner111(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. December 15, 2011 6:46 am

    I am so excited to read this!

  30. December 15, 2011 1:53 am

    The new T-shirt looks amazing Patti, I love the bag too :) I’m almost done reading * squeal* omg so good so far :)

    Nattie
    nataliejhillier@yahoo.ca

    • December 15, 2011 2:11 am

      Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!!!

  31. December 15, 2011 1:38 am

    Fab, great design

  32. December 14, 2011 11:56 pm

    Cover looks fantastic Patti!

    • December 15, 2011 12:04 am

      I am thrilled with the cover :) I ran a comp and my readers helped me choose!

  33. Mary Preston permalink
    December 14, 2011 7:14 pm

    THE PARADOX SERIES looks amazing. I can’t wait to read this.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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