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Guess who’s fantastic? Samantha Saboviec!

May 25, 2014

 

Another author has done it! One of my amazing clients, Samantha or S.L. Saboviec as she’s known professionally, has just published her first novel, Guarding Angel, the first in her Fallen Redemption series.

All I can really say is “Wow.”

Samantha hired me for copy editing, and I was immediately blown away by her manuscript. It was my favorite combination of the supernatural and history, and it engaged my intellectual interest in religion and the religious, how beliefs interact with the world and affect people. I read and edited most of the 409 page manuscript in one sitting, not because I was absorbed in the story: the story absorbed me. I had to remember to breathe.

Reminiscent of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, the world weaved in Guarding Angel is so detailed it’s frightening, world-viewing altering, cataclysmic. The characters and their struggle are so real that the reader is with them every step of the way, that it hurts, that you cry and question and wonder. Intense scenes are abundant, but none of them are overwrought or unbelievable. You are invested in the novel’s twisting journey, and it tugs and pulls you along relentlessly. Fair warning that you might start believing in reincarnation.

Here’s Samantha’s book description:

Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.

When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.

Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?

If angels and demons are anywhere near your areas of interest, I heartily recommend a read, as a lay reader and an editor, because wow. This epic deserves to be read. I purchased it on the family Kindle for my immediate reading pleasure and plan to purchase a hard copy as well.

Here are the links where you can purchase your own copy of Guarding Angel:

Kindle US: http://amzn.com/B00K6ZM372
Kindle Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00K6ZM372
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/ebook/guarding-angel
Nook: http://www.bn.com/w/1119467162?ean=2940149496204
Paperback (Amazon): http://amzn.com/0993744516
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1gby7f7

Samantha’s website is here if you to learn more, subscribe, and otherwise interact. She’s currently co-heading a Calling All Critiques cross-blog adventure, which looks really fun!

Also, Mom (she promised to start reading my blog) look what I’m going to encourage you to read this summer:

Photo on 2014-05-24 at 16.05

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One Comment
  1. Thanks so much for editing my book, Natalie, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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