Her Black Wings by A.J. Norris

30345212 Her Black Wings
                                      by A. J. Norris
Kindle Edition
Published July 12th 2016 by Limitless Publishing, LLC

GoodReads Summary:
Amalya Rivers longs to die and end her lonely existence—but it doesn’t work out that way…

A former runaway turned criminal, Amalya is murdered and thrust into a treacherous world full of red-skinned, horned beasts under the control of the Demon Ruler, Abaddon, instead of enjoying peace and serenity like she hoped. But saving a young child from a certain brutal death in the last moments of her life has earned her a chance at salvation.

Elliott the Redeemer wants no part in saving another soul…

After one too many failures at redeeming lost souls, the nail-biting, self-pitying Elliott has had enough of his work and would prefer to live out his eternity on Earth drowning in bourbon. It doesn’t matter that Amalya has grown black feathered wings signifying the good that still dwells within her. He can’t risk failure again.

Amalya must save someone from her past in order to escape Abaddon’s rule…

She has to prevent the now grown child she saved from committing murder or risk returning to Netherworld with Abaddon for good. She can’t do it alone, though. Amalya needs the help of the angel sent to guide her, but their emerging love might not be enough to convince Elliott she’s worth the risk.

Amalya loves her black wings. She knows she’s meant to be an angel—and she will stop at nothing to prove it…

My Review:
This is a really good book. The bad guys are really bad and the consequences are pretty bad when you screw up. What Demons do to Angels is awful, too. It's enough to turn your stomach. It makes Angels walk around almost in tears. It certainly has Amalya in tears a time or two. She just can't believe that these guys do this sort of thing to each other. Once she starts to understand that they are all serious about it, that it's not a game, she's really scared. She understands that she has to do what she's been told to do or she will spend eternity in Hell with the ultimate bad guy. And he's excited about the idea. But now that she's ready to get it done, no one is willing to cooperate!

The characters are pretty awesome in here. Sometimes it's hard to tell an Angel from a Demon, depending on how they decide to make their point. But I love their Angel hangout in between worlds. And I really like the way Amalya leaves her feathers for the guy she's trying to save to remind him to be good.

Pick this up and give it a read. It's hot off the press, July 12, 2016. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series, just published August 23, 2016, Her Black Heart.