Saturday, December 7, 2013

Redemption by C. J. Barry


Reya Sinclair is the last person a man sees before he dies. As a Redeemer, she offers the soon-to-be-departed one last chance to atone for their sins. It's a painful job, but it's her only shot to secure her own salvation. She won't let anyone stand in her way-not even a ruggedly sexy cop hot on her trail. Bound by her duty, Reya must shake him before he ruins her—but her heart can't seem to let him go.

Detective Thane Driscoll has watched too many criminals get away. The man who murdered his father was no exception. Now Thane carries out his own brand of justice, even if it means compromising his soul. When a string of deaths leads him to a beautiful woman in black, he discovers there's more to his father's murder than meets the eye.

As fate brings them closer together, Thane discovers that only Reya's touch can calm his rage. Racing to uncover an evil plot, they must fight together to stop the coming storm. But when the time comes, can Reya sacrifice her own redemption to save Thane?


It appears authors are finally vamped and shifted out.  Books these days seem to be focusing more on ghosts, angels, spirituality and reincarnation.  Redemption touches on all of the above, and I truly enjoyed the spiritual message embedded within the romance.  Reya gives people a chance to atone for their sins before they die.  Otherwise, they have to come back and learn those lessons again.

Thane Driscoll isn’t exactly a dirty cop.  He just gets tired of watching the bad guys’ lawyers find loopholes that allow their clients to walk out of the courtrooms.  “Go, my son, and sin no more,” is a foreign concept in the New York City justice system.  Criminals walk out the door with their buddies and often commit more crimes on their way home from the courthouse.  So maybe Thane takes a few shortcuts to clean the streets—and he doesn’t exactly use a broom.  But he becomes more than a little intrigued by the black-clad beauty who shows up on the security videos in several suspicious deaths.  Who is she, and what does she have to do with these deaths?  Why does the violent death toll in New York City seem to be accelerating suddenly?  And how does it relate to his own father’s death?

Redemption grabbed me from the first page and kept me in my seat for the full ride.  The characters were fully fleshed out and compelling, and there were no major editing glitches to pull me out of the book and make me want to hurl my Kindle across the room.  (Yea!)  I recommend Redemption.  It’s a good read.

Length:  289 Pages
Paperback:  $17.00
Digital:  $2.99

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file I created on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then transfer them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.

Thanks for visiting.  RIW

1 comment:

  1. Nice review! Sounds like an interesting story!