(Fall Into Darkness)
by Valerie Twombly
Eli lives by his own rules and bows to no one, even when summoned before the Tribunal Seven. They deem the hunter has lost his humanity and sentence the angel to earth with one mission: find some compassion or be condemned to Hell.
Ashley considers herself a freak. With one glance into a person’s eyes, she foresees their death. When an attack brings a handsome stranger to her rescue, she can’t help but be drawn to his steel-blue gaze.
Fate will bring them together but desire could bond them for eternity.
Eli was an angel and a bounty hunter, but he was sent down from heaven after he had killed an angel. Wingless and sentenced to find his humanity on Earth, Eli soon found himself ripping a Hellhound and tending to the wounds of Ashley, a woman who could see death by just looking at the eyes of the beholder. But Ashley was surprised to see nothing in Eli’s eyes. All her life, she considered herself a freak. All her life, she’d seen death in everyone’s eyes; all her life, she’d been tormented and guilt-ridden for not knowing how to prevent what she’d seen. But with Eli, she found peace, relief, surprise.
Little did they knew that fate brought them together to be eternally marked.
Fallen is a short story that took me by surprise. It ended with a cliffhanger, and now I’m wondering what happened next to Eli and Ashley’s fate. I’ve fallen in love with Valerie Twombly’s writing. Very succulent, descriptive and engaging. I was just not in favor of the insta-love connection, but hey, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I can’t wait to delve into the whole story and read Eli and Ashley’s doomed fate.