Saturday, May 14, 2016

Liza reviews FIRE, FURY, FAITH by N.D. Jones



N.D. Jones

GENRE: Paranormal Romance

Issa, tribal chieftain and warrior, dies trying to protect his family and tribesmen from slave traders but is given a second chance at life as an angel. Having lost his home, daughters, and life by forces beyond his control, Issa, a Guardian Angel for four centuries, has yet to come to terms with this “failure.” So when a rogue demon attacks and almost kills his wife, Serwa, Issa goes on the hunt. Serwa knows the pain of loss, the burn of fire, the heat of love. She is a Healer Angel, bound to help, to heal, to protect. And the person she wants most to heal is Issa, her husband, her soul mate, her warrior. But what is a woman to do when a husband's guilt and fury challenge the very foundation of their marriage?

Review for Fire, Fury, and Faith by ND Jones – Audible version

First, let me state this book is for mature audiences only. The sex scenes are graphic. Normally, I don’t like graphic scenes, but in this book they are meaningful to the story, so I was okay with it.

This is a story of warring tribes, angel and demons, dark and light, the bond of love, and the terror of hate. While the demons prove to be consistently bad, contaminating those around them, the angels come in different flavors. The warrior angels hunt demons and can be as blood thirsty as the demons they fight. And if they go too long without spiritual healing, they can lose their way. That is exactly what happens to our hero. When he becomes an angel, he seeks revenge on the demon who relentlessly tortures his beloved wife, but revenge has a long and terrible cost to himself and his wife.

I was impressed with both the maturity and beauty of the writing and the layers of meanings hidden within. I highly recommend this for adults who like a book that leaves you thinking about the deeper meanings beneath an intriguing tale.

And the narrator was fabulous, using many different voices to tell the tale!

I give this 5 stars

I was born and raised in Queens, NY, and I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA.

During my formative years I mainly expressed myself through art and music. Highlights include performing in the all-city Queens band as a saxophonist and copyrighting my own comic strip character. Later I was accepted in to a five year architecture degree program at the esteemed Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Unfulfilled with architecture alone, I found new artistic outlets in the performing arts at CMU, while simultaneously studying architecture. I choreographed and danced in dance shows, modeled in runway shows, and acted in short films and mainstage plays.

Determined to follow my passion for performance, I went straight from CMU to CalArts in Valencia, CA, where I earned an MFA in acting.

Everything I have learned - from my early years of drawing and music, to my architectural years of spacial planning and design, to my time at conservatory acting training - continues to feed the art that I create with each project that I’m involved in.

N. D. Jones lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. Having earned a M.A. in Political Science, she is a dedicated educator. She taught high school social studies for nine years. Currently, she is a professional development specialist with a local Maryland school system, working on increasing student achievement through teacher and administrator efficacy. N.D. is also a continuing education student who is pursuing her doctorate in education in Community College Leadership. A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. N.D. likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.


  1. Thank you very much, Liza, for listening to and reviewing "Fire, Fury, Faith," particularly in light of the MP3 issues. I appreciate the effort and your patience. More, I'm pleased you enjoyed the short audiobook. This novella was my first published book and the audiobook my first foray into that medium. So I'm always interested in feedback. I just begun the process of turning the second book in the Winged Warriors Series into an audiobook as well. We'll see how that goes. So, again, thank you for the opportunity to introduce my audiobook to your readers.

    N.D. Jones

    1. Glad everything worked out and I was able to review the book. I have yet to publish any of my books in Audible.

  2. Making an audiobook is an expensive endeavor, which was why I started with a novella instead of a full-length novel. And it took me awhile to find the voice producer who matched my characters. But it's been a great experience and there's definitely a huge market for audiobooks. If you ever decide to give it a try, please let me know. Which one of your books would you recommend to someone whose never read your work before?

    1. Depends on your taste. If you like Funny Disaster Romances than try Worst Week Ever.
      If you like Late Victorian mysteries, go for The Troublesome Apprentice,
      If you like funny Sci Fi check out The Gods of Probabilities,
      If you like trees, check out the White Oak - Mafia Series...
      And the list goes on.
      My best seller of all time is Worst Week Ever.
      My personal favorite is The entire series of The Adventures of Xavier & Vic.
      Ghost Lover and Saving Casey are both fun as well.

  3. Thank you, Liza. I'll definitely add one of your books to my Goodreads bookshelf. I have two books to read for other authors. I'll read one of your works after those other two. Have a good week.



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