Debra Anastasia
Crushed Seraphim


Review brought to you by OBS staff member Autumn

How does a foul-mouthed angel end up as the last hope for all of Heaven and Earth?

When Seraph Emma is maimed and tossed from Heaven by a rogue angel who’s taken charge, she fears she’ll never be allowed to return. Tasked with the impossible job of showing the self-loathing (and not even human!) Jason his worth, Emma is sure she’s doomed to fail.

Meanwhile, having wormed his way into Heaven, the corrupt Everett has trapped God in Hell and has designs on unleashing evil everywhere. Fortunately, if there’s one thing Emma can’t do (in addition to minding her language), it’s give up. Determined to save Jason and get back to Heaven-even if it means going to Hell-Emma’s plan is simple yet impossible: trick the Devil to save God.

What she doesn’t count on is the devotion and, well, humanity she finds in Jason; the spirit, hidden compassion, and raw sex appeal within the Devil; and the vulnerability of her own heart. With the help of two unlikely allies, she’ll wage the battle for Heaven. But will Emma be sidetracked by a new sort of heaven along the way?

What’s truly more dangerous? Falling from Heaven, or falling in love?



I read this book in one sitting.  That rarely happens, but I love it when it does.  Crushed Seraphim puts a whole new twist on the battle between good and evil. Seraph Emma is not your typical angel.  She is tough, snarky and a little bit irreverent.

It’s not very hard to find sympathy for Jack, the devil.  He is the most surprising of characters.  I was both cheering for him and crushing on him by the end of the story. The unexpected is what makes this book such a brilliant read and I have it on good authority that there is a sequel in the works.  Whether you find yourself on Team Jack or Team Jason, you won’t want to miss any of this series.