Adopted by Brahma Corp’s Assassin Guild and raised as one of their own, Malina Hayes is about to make her fiftieth kill. After bringing down forty-nine of London’s worst criminals, this latest job shouldn’t be a big deal. But if Malina is successful, she’ll receive her first milestone mark. Ascension in the ranks, better pay, and a swanky flat in Soho all sound like very good reasons to make this kill count.
But fate and destiny have different plans for Malina. Seconds away from receiving the coveted milestone mark, Malina is torn away from the world she knows and thrust onto a new path — one where the purity of her soul will determine the very fate of mankind. Trouble is, Malina’s kill orders were a lie. The targets she assassinated were innocents, and each one has left a terrible stain on her soul.
Stains she must now remove, at any cost.
Atoning for the blood of fifty victims is no mean feat, especially for someone who has spent their entire life killing. But if Malina fails, the lock on the gates of the underworld will crumble to dust. And we all know what happens when a legion of demons is unleashed upon the world…
Especially when they have their sights set on you.
About the Author
New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Jasmine Walt is obsessed with books, chocolate, and sharp, pointy objects. Somehow, those three things melded together in her head and transformed into a desire to write. Usually fantastical stuff, with a healthy dose of action and romance. Her characters are a little (okay, a lot) on the snarky side, and they swear, but they mean well. Even the villains sometimes.
When Jasmine isn’t working on her next book, you can find her practicing her dao sword form, spending time with her family, or binge-watching superhero shows on Netflix. She loves to hear from her readers, so if you’ve got a question or just want to say hi, feel free to email her at jasmine[at]jasminewalt[dot]com.
Debbie Cassidy lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Obsessed with building new worlds and reading about them, she spends her space time daydreaming and conversing with the characters in her head — in a totally non psychotic way of course.
She writes High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction. Debbie also writes dark, diverse Urban Fantasy fiction, under the pen name Amos Cassidy, with her best friend Richard Amos.
Genre: New Adult / Urban Fantasy
Title: Marked by Sin
Series: The Gatekeeper Chronicles #1
Author: Jasmine Walt + Debbie Cassidy
Publisher: Dynamo Press
Source: PureTextuality PR
*Later purchased my own copy via Amazon*
Wow. I love Jasmine Walt and the way her story-telling seems to just burn right through me, so seeing her write with a different author and create a world I was still able to love and enjoy was a great experience. I liked Malina. A lot. She was interesting and pretty fast with everything. It was a little hard connecting with her during some scenes, but at the same time, it made me appreciate her more because of what she was going through. Part of the distance I felt seemed very appropriate for her situation and state of mind at the time. I adore the characters and the little things that happened while the big picture was being revealed. A few things are still left to question but that just means I need the second book sooner than later. Definite recommend if you love fast, action-packed urban fantasies with a few things thrown here and there just to spice things up a bit.
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