Review: Death Lies Between Us – Jody A. Kessler
Juliana Crowson’s life has not been an easy one. She spends her time working in her Grandmother’s shop, and looking out for her brother, Jared, never once thinking about herself in the process. In her mind, things might not be going the way she wants them to, but at least she’s content with her life, none-the-less. Aside from the fact that she’s considered to be a witch by her peers, that is.
Determined to ignore wagging tongues, Juliana does her best to fit in the world around her. Though that proves difficult, at times, she refuses to give in to the emotions roiling up within her. When a series of unfortunate accidents befall her, she soon realizes that not everything is as it seems. Her brother has become a drug addict, and she must now contend with the fact that she has new and unexplained paranormal abilities.
With everything that’s going on, Juliana has a lot on her plate. She’s not exactly sure what she has to do, or where she has to go. She’s afraid of confiding in someone else, yet there’s no denying that she needs help in bringing her powers under control. The helping hand she needs soon appears in the form of Chris, a ghost hunter who understands what she’s going through, albeit a tad grudgingly. With his help, she’ll be able to hone her abilities, and use them for the greater good. Yet there’s one thing she never counted on, her attraction for Nathaniel Evans, an angel of Death whose taken her heart by storm.
Death Lies Between Us caught my attention from the moment I opened the book. Immersed in Juliana’s plight, we find Nathaniel hovering in the shadows, debating as to what he should or should not do. He’s been given a task to complete, yet he’s unsure as to whether he should allow things to go as planned, or intervene in the hopes of making Juliana’s life a tad better.
Nathaniel is honestly a good guy, and it shows in the things he does to ease the burden sitting on Juliana’s shoulders. I found his reluctance at doing what he was told to do versus allowing his feelings for Juliana to dictate his actions quite endearing. He may be an angel of Death, but he’s got a great heart. He’s an angel determined to make his beloved’s life a better one than what she has now.
Jody has done a great job in setting the stage for what promises to be a great series. I enjoyed Death Lies Between Us immensely, and look forward to what comes next.
Saving the life of someone you love should not be the worst thing you have ever done, unless you are an Angel of Death.
Disgruntled with his position in the afterlife and conflicted by his feelings toward his new client, Nathaniel Evans forgoes the rules and saves nineteen year old Juliana Crowson from being hopelessly stuck in Forge Creek. This alters Juliana’s destiny and she finds herself in a series of near death accidents.
In the mountains of Colorado, Nathaniel comforts Juliana as she struggles to understand her paranormal abilities while coping with her brother’s drug addiction. When an ill-tempered Native American Shaman teaches her the difference between ghosts and place memories, she decides she wants nothing to do with the supernatural world. Too bad she doesn’t know that Nathaniel is part of it.
Will fate bring these two together, or has Nathaniel made the biggest mistake of his afterlife?
About The Author:
Jody A. Kessler enjoys writing paranormal novels and is a member of Pikes Peak Writers. She is a yoga instructor, Reiki Master, and a graduate from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. When she took an extended leave from her massage practice to stay at home with her newborn she returned to her first true passion —writing. She spends most of her time being a mother, writing, and teaching yoga, but also likes going to concerts, hiking, practicing herbal medicine, and reading anything that catches her interest. Jody lives in the mountains of Colorado with her family.
She welcomes visitors to her website www.jodyakessler.com