( EPUB The Twelfth Paladin ) BY Nora Weston – doctorio.us
Hroughout the novel Micah a powerful angelic warrior is an important character in eveloping the plot and reinforcing this theme God has sent Micah to watch over and protect Jake as he struggles to escape The Sisters Brothers darkness and find redemption before joining God s army of supernatural slayers Micah isistressed over his new mission and grumbles about his fall from God s favor I had to argue with Him about Jake becoming the twelfth onebut that rogue is not paladin material Lord he s scarcely human Feeling a sharp stab in his heart Micah s thoughts raced Until I regain my loyalty to humans and especially Jake I m amned to be on this planet without my command And although I should ve listened to God I still believe Jake Cottrell is unworthy of service Although it was easy to see that Micah is too uick to judge it took a bit of time for me to realize that I was being just like Micah in my assessment of Jake Both Micah and Jake are two well eveloped ynamic characters whose emotional growth infuses the story with a sense of hopefulness about our humanity A part of being human is the frailty we have toward temptation and Jake s former high school classmate Davis Travers knows exactly how to entice Jake to embrace his sinful nature Davis loves to arouse feelings of self oubt and jealousy in Jake which makes him vulnerable to the seductive emon temptress Rachel who has been sent by Davis to claim Jake s soul Although Jake easily gives in to the sexual fantasies Rachel promises these scenes are not explicit but instead focus on Jake s inner conflict knowing what he s oing is wrong yet unable to physically resist this Digger the Dinosaur demon succubus with her own plans for Jake To retaliate against the evil Davis has inflicted upon Jake s family and friends Jake runs away with Angie Davis fianc Angie is basically a good person but like everyone else in the story she has flaws and her choices have left her living in fear andarkness with Davis Just like Jake Angie wants nothing than to be free from the emonic hold Davis has on her Angie also becomes a powerful motivator for Jake to change We checked into Drifter s knowing our lives had left the realm of so called normalcy but the conscious ecision to change the future was made the first Die Sommer der Porters day I saw Angie at Davis mansion From that point on the look of sadnesswelling in Angie s eyes the haunting tone in her voiceforced me to reexamine my selfish existence I could not release myself from caring about her She was in fact specialand I was a better man when I was around her I enjoyed the twist that Angie s situation added to the story s major conflict and loved seeing the impact she made in helping Jake move away from the arkness that had enveloped his life As Jake increasingly moves toward God s light the evil intensifies leading to Jake into the ultimate battle for his soul I found the resolution to be unified and satisfying in wrapping up the story Although the story had a solid well eveloped plot I id have some issues with story s POV and narration Although the majority of the story is told from Jake s limited POV at times the author switches to the perspective of other characters such as Micah and Davis This is fine except that in a few places the POV becomes unclear as this sentence illustrates Although Davis Travers had no idea Jake had planned to be eating sleeping and in good spirits with his stolen virgin bride Was Angie Helms worth the boundless reprisal of Hell Let s hope so I m not sure who us is in reference to the story Another aspect I found problematic is the use of both past and present tense in narrating the story Jake tells the story as if it has already happened and at times he interjects his own reflective commentary about what he knows to be true now These reflective comments are helpful in establishing conflict foreshadowing and building suspense Unfortunately when Jake escribes events in past tense and then reacts to them in present tense I found that the switch Desire Me More (Desire Me, disrupted the flow of the story Here is an example I enjoyed my reckless ride to work on a long forgotten state road feeling the need for speed If only I could forget what I veonewho I am To my surprise Wham A tree had fallen on the road I tried to stop my skin ate asphalt as I skidded off the road fall over a steep rocky hill There I was in the boonies hanging on to a tree limb for A Teachers Guide to American Tapestry dear life Am I screwed or what This is ridiculous What am I too Well I really couldn t move I was stuck I would have preferred that the author used the past tense consistently I know the present tense can help intensify a scene s rama but this switch became awkward for me as a reader Overall I am glad I read this book I enjoyed the complexity of Jake s character the suspenseful storyline and overall how Weston made me think about my own perceptions of others I received a copy of this book from the author 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a game with hell someone is going to get burned Every character has a choice in game with hell someone is going to get burned Every character has a choice in story between good and evil and of course evil is always the enticing option The use of the first person character viewpoints was effective although the lengthy internal ialog often felt overly The Pursuit of Mary Bennet descriptive and caused a break in the flow With that being said the characters are not segregated into all good or all evil making them realistic to people you might meet The hero and heroine of this story come with their own issues but weo see them Scandals and Secrets (Hearts Of Fire, develop and mature along the wayI was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility Awesome Read with the powerful message of how light consumes thearkness For those of you who love reading about how God s soldiers over comes and Shooting for a Century defeats theevil s I, Partridge demons then this is the book to read The story gives insight into a young man s life of harsh and sinful ways where lustful ways are toie for regardless of the conseuences But when Shadow of the Templar death comes into the picture of a love one whoidn t Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light deserve toie is when we get a peek at the reality around us and begin to see the light WARNING there are some bloody graphic scenes and violence I loved how the characters played a game with hell not knowing they had made a Buried Sins (The Three Sisters Inn, deal with theevil I loved how it started out by receiving emails from nexthellnet and to Six Days in Leningrad dareme2earthzonenet I thought it was brilliant how even evil can get to us through technology There was romance between Jake human12 Paladin and Angie human and the sex scenes between Jake and Rachel Succubusemon were not explicit like most books I read but the story was great without it and it was a nice change for me I love the whole concept of the Paladins where they seek out evil and The Darkness destroy it using the angelfire Micah s Fallen Paladin Angel role was perfect for even he had fallen from the light into thearkness for a short period but the light never left him and he found himself asking for forgiveness in order to save another human and to Flyboy do God s will The relationship between his friends was touching and the craziness of his old friend Davis who sold his soul for power and fame was wellevelopedThe ending climaxed well and all became good but now I want to know about Jakes future endeavors and his two friend s future I hope the author writes about the Paladins life Great Read. Tion from the A Dark Sicilian Secret dark side Jake is left spellboundWith his soulangling between Heaven and Hell Jake soars on a blistering blacktop to escape the wrath of Hell as he fights for redemption while transforming into the twelfth paladin Feel the heat as you grab your precious soul and go for a virtual roller coaster ride into Hell and bac. .
In a battle of Good vs Evil who will come out on top You ll have to read it yourself to find out In the meantime here is what I will tell you When the story begins Jake is a Wolf Creek Homecoming (Wolf Creek danger seeking human As the book continues Jake evolves into something than just a reckless thrill seeking careless person Coming in contact withemon succubus s old friends and rebellious angels takes him to a point where he is recruited as the 12th Paladin in an army of the supernatural A must read for anyone who loves reading about the supernatural and can open their minds about heavenhell angelsdemons and the like When you play with fire you re gonna get burned Nora Weston s paranormal romantic thriller The Twelfth Paladin takes that timely mantra to a whole new level Jake Cottrell has led a rough life His mother left him and his Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography drunken father years ago and he s been stuck with alcoholic Tony since then Jake s passions now as a young man areirt bike racing and self At the Italians Command destruction If there s trouble about Jake is usually part of itEnter Davis Travers a local heart surgeon and general a hole Even though Jake hates him when Davis invites him to his enormous mansion he takes him up on the offer There Davis entices Jake with a VERY erotic website promising if Jake keeps in touchSoon after Jake receives an email from the mysterious nexthellnet They promise he ll receive a hot toy if only he ll respond yes Since Jake never turnsown trouble he engages and meets the most alluring temptress he s ever encountered by the name of Rachel DarnellFrom there Jake embarks on a journey full of temptation and life and Oh Baby! death struggles brought to him straight from Hell itself His saving grace is that an angel by the name of Micah has scarred him with angelfire in the hopes of turning Jake into his 12th paladin a holy angelic warrior Slowly but surely Jakeevelops abilities and becomes aware of the goodness within he s tried so hard to bury which comes in very handy when he s forced into epic battle with some of Hell s Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, denizensThat s what had me rooting for Jake the most the fact that he s not perfect and noble He s a very flawed character but he has a good heart I loved that he tried his best to care for his alcoholic father even though he had every right to leave Tony far behind I loved that he stepped in numerous times to help innocent people even though he turn right around and make another mistake I loved his bumpy journey from self The Maid of Lorne destructive jerk to imperfect angel warrior And I really loved that he recognized true love when he found it though it was hard for him to break away from Rachel semonic grip The only thing that I can nitpick was that every viewpoint character talked to him or herself a lot either with inner thoughts or out loud It felt unnatural I have rather seen most of that information in straight narrative Overall though from page one I was rawn into Jake Cottrell s horrific and heroic journey and am glad the ending which I won t give away leaves him open for future adventures I recommend this book for adults who love paranormal angeldemon stories and How to Become a Virgin don t mind some sizzling though not very explicit sex scenes Buy this book and take a harrowing ride with Jake Cottrell You ll be glad youid Scarred with angelfire by a rebellious angel named Micah Jake Cottrell is sanctioned to become the twelfth paladin in Micah s supernatural unit of slayers However regret abounds as Micah is banished from his command and ordered to protect what he now Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, despisesa human he believes is unworthy of such an honorWhat a plot As soon as I started I was immediatelyrawn in by the brilliant writing of Nora Weston amazingly well rwan characters and plot lines locations so well written you feel you are there this book is a winnerAN OFFICIAL JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READRick FriedmanFounderTHE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB character in this thrilling twist on the classic good evil story is faced with the ultimate choice of which side they re going to take A troubled young man with a tragic upbringing Jake falls victim to the alluring temptations of Hell in the form of a gorgeous succubus trying to steal his soul Micah the bitter fallen angel who is sent to recruit Jake to his team of soldiers combating evil must try to move past his own emons to save Jake from the sinful choices he has made With every turn of the page you pay witness to the growth of the characters as they journey through a fascinating modern ay Hell to try and reach the redeeming light at the end of a seemingly endless and ark tunnel I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility The Twelfth Paladin is a crazy story with lot s of action and suspense that will leave you reeling This story had side stories that made the whole book come together There was never a Command Performance dull moment and I really enjoyed it Plus the characters all seemed to feed off of each other and need one anotherWe have Jake who is angry because he has been marked by Micah a crazy rebellious angel with angelfire Jake s life changed after he was in an accident on his bike He woke up and he was able to heal uickly and his sense wereifferent and he started having Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, dreams well like nightmares With a rebellious streak in him Jakeecides he is going to test hell and tells them to come and get him and burn his soul What hell ecides is they will grant him his wish and they
send a temptress Rachel But things start to go haywire because Davis a temptress Rachel But things start to go haywire because Davis s old enemy comes to town and together they stir up the pot with lot s of rama and trouble Then if things could not get worse Jake finds out the only girl he has ever loved is going to marry Davis Man this sets Jake off into a tail spin and he ecides he wants to complete his transition into the Twelfth Paladin and save the girl he loves Only one small problem Jake has pissed off hell and they want their soul and they are coming for itWhat will Jake o Will he be able to save the girl he loves Will he find redemption Jake Cottrell seems to have a Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss death wish His knack for getting into mischief seems to follow him everywhere he goes So it comes as no surprise when he finds himself in the company ofemons literally Even though Jake has a bad boy reputation and excels in trouble he is not cruel nor is he mean Maybe a lot self centered but a Rayuan Sang Bos [Seduced By the Boss] definiteiamond with some jagged edges Can he change enough to convince Micah that he really is worthy of the honor Micah Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, does not believe in this rebellious human andoubts his creators plan This world weary warrior angel and our human bad boy have a few lessons in stall for themFor starters this is my first experience reading a book from a young man s point of view and it was uite interesting I wanted to smack Jake upside the head several times Secrets At Maple Syrup Farm during the first few chapters for a variety of reasons But Jake grows on you as the story progresses and ends up burrowing under your skin He was my favorite character Heefinitely Whispers Of The Heart didn t start out the way I loved the way the author used our technology against us It was an intriguing concept of hell having its own website LOL It also made complete sense The web while linking us together around the world for good also has plenty of other temptations littering the cyberspace So why wouldn t theev. Scarred with angelfire by a rebellious angel named Micah Jake Cottrell is sanctioned to become the twelfth paladin in Micah's supernatural unit of slayers However regret abounds as Micah is banished from his command and ordered to protect what he now espisesa human he believes is unworthy of such an honorJake slips far away from ,
Il capitalize on such an open market Micah is our oubtful heavenly guardian It seems he was blinded by his own judgement and unwilling to see the big picture Well God Unmasking the Marquess (Hold Your Breath, did what all parentso their rebellious teenagers he punished him It was like a much needed wake up call Micah had a lot of growing to Let Go do in this story You really see a transformation not only of Jake but Micah as well His faith is fully restored by the end of the book and he leads a much happier existenceSo Micah and Jake are our fighters in a war being waged between heaven and hell Throw in the beautiful virtuous Angie who is being held against her will by aemon and a succubus straight out of every man s fantasy and the battle begins I love good versus evil books This book was a real page turner especially if you like a little religion thrown into your paranormal I enjoyed getting to know Jake and Micah and couldn t help but hope that the author Chatsfields Ultimate Acquisition dips back into this realm sometime in the future After all Jake is the twelfth paladin There are eleven stories out there The Twelfth Paladin is a modern tale about the making of a man with a scarred andisappointing past into one of God s true knight and Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward (Hh defender s of oldJake Cottrell s life has been reduced to three things working his job at the plant racing his motorcross bike and chasing women He lives with his abusiverunkard ex Marine father who cannot get past his wife leaving him Jake bears that scar tooJake s rut of a life is changed forever when he survives a bike crash that could have killed him Odd things begin to transpire He heals very rapidly his head is invaded by weird and horrid Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward dreams and an old adversary shows up out of the blueInstead of being wary and avoiding Davis the rich boy who was capable of lots of bad junk back in highschool Jake allows Davis to taunt him into getting involved in pure evil Jake likes to live wild so he accepts Davis thrownown gauntlet to play a game against the evil Meanwhile Jake is captivated and enticed by the red hot emoness Rachel who has her claws hooked into him How to Disappear deep He learns to crave the sensual nights that he spends with herJake soon learns that the only girl who saw through him and the girl he always secretly wanted back in high school is Davis fiance He knows Davis is bad and Angie should not be with him It becomes a compulsion with him to get her away from Davis As Angie s part in everything unfolds for him Jake finds that heoes not just want to get Angie away from Davis or her safety or because he wants to one up Davis Jake now wants her for himselfThe turning point for Jake is when Davis and his group go after Jake s Act Like You Know dad and friends Jake isone playing the game by Davis rules and now everything is about to cut looseA side story is that of Micah an angel sent to earth in punishment for his growing apathy and hatred for humans He has been tasked to learn compassion and protect Jake which is no small featThe second half of the book is one hard heaven bent against hell ride which I will not spoil for youI liked how the characters were A Guide to Americas Sex Laws drawn possessing the ability too good or evil so always having to make the choice In the story evil is always enticing and easier than good The hero and heroine are flawed but have potential for growth The villains were a love to hate crowd for meThe concept and plot of the story were strong The paladin the lost souls the souls in limbo angels and Agewise demons was all revealed in good time so I was not clueless from lack of info or bored with too much infoThere were only two smaller things thatrew me away from the story that had to o with pacing First I felt like the first five chapters were too escriptive of Jake s issues The issues were given in the beginning and then re hashed to A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World death for me I felt like I got the idea and then for two or three chapters it just boggedown the pace of the plot The second issue is hard to put my finger on I will Anthropology as Cultural Critique describe it as the voice of the story I felt that at times it was weaker and at times stronger which wasistracting The story is written first person switching between all the main characters but was mostly Jake s point of viewSpeaking of Jake s point of view I just have to say that I felt Nora Weston Anyone did a great job of Jake s thoughts ringing true to his being a male Many women authors struggle having their men think speak and act male but Nora has that partownIf you like tales of angels and emons fighting for supremacy over flawed human souls then give this one a try In The Twelfth Paladin Nora Weston puts a modern twist on the age old classic tale of good versus evil Unlike some of those classic tales however the protagonist in this story Jake Cottrell isn t epicted as an honorable virtuous hero who Boggs does what s right and resists evil temptations No Jake is a man whooesn t hesitate to look the Devil himself in the eye and say Bring it on He isn t overly concerned about what happens to his eternal soul he s just focused on mindlessly getting through each Battleground Chicago day working aead end job while living with an abusive alcoholic father Danger mischief and women are the vices he seeks out in his free time So when Jake finds himself caught in the middle of an eternal supernatural war between Heaven and Hell God and Satan angels and Albert Camus demons well let s just say heoesn t take it as seriously as he should Instead of turning toward the light Jake embraces the Bitter Choices darkness that begins to immerse him after aeadly motorbike accident "That He Barely Survives Much Of This Story Is Told "he barely survives Much of this story is told Jake s POV which initially limits our understanding of the events taking place Jake has no idea that God has chosen him to become one of his mighty warriors one of his paladins in the war against Satan Unbeknownst to Jake his life changes when he Bill Veecks Crosstown Classic decides to forfeit a win in a motocross race to help save a fellow racer inanger Instead of
DYING GOD LEAVES JAKE SCARRED BY ANGELFIRE AGod leaves Jake scarred angelfire a supernatural that will help Jake to fight and kill Blood, Milk, Ink, Gold demons that prey upon human souls However before Jake can use his emerging powers he must first awaken to this new role God has planned for him and realize his worthiness in God s eyes This will be a challenge for Jake since he has alsorawn the attention of Mikhail Bakhtin demons intent on stealing his soul for Satan To make things worse Jake openly taunts theseemons initially welcoming the evil that Carnival descends upon him I like the use of Jake s POV in building suspense as he graduallyiscovers the truth about the Citizens and Paupers demons surrounding himI have to admit that I had aifficult time liking and connecting with Jake as the central character in this book His apathetic nature and foolish choices kept me frowning through much of the story Yes Jake had a Bargaining for Brooklyn difficult childhood Being abandoned by a selfish mother who cared for material possessions than her own son and being raised by an abusive alcoholic father has certainly played a role in the man he has become Even though I understood Jake hadn t experienced much if any goodness love and support I still wasn t able to fully empathize with his character as much as I would have liked Now upon further reflection I have a sneaky suspicion this may have been one of Weston s intentions Jake is a man easy toislike easy to fault easy to judgebut who among us can really know and understand what s in another s heart and soul This is a prominent theme illustrated Ighteousness outwardly proving Micah's judgment by replying to a wicked email from nexthellnet Forever a seeker of mischief Jake ares Hell to burn him Hell agrees Davis Travers thickens the plot by introducing Jake to Rachel Darnell A temptress extraordinaire she erupts from the fiery pits to steal Jake's soul After a steamy seduc. ,