"Long ago, warrior angel Alexius was banished from heaven and brutally stripped of his wings. Now he has a chance at redemption. He must stop a powerfully talented human artist from being used by a demon to to create something that can bring forth the most deadly of evils. However, after seeing Psyche, the woman whose life he cannot spare, Alexius knows that he cannot go through with his task. Instead, he will do all in his power to keep Psyche from harm. But a romance between angel and human is forbidden and their actions will impact not only their own destiny, but the fate of all creation.
Enter the world of angels, demons, and art in the evocative Psyche's Gate. Danielle D. Smith has penned a fantastically vivid tale of good, evil, and everything in between. I admit I found Psyche's Gate to be a fascinating read. It's interesting, frequently dark, and each character is developed with great care...I absolutely loved Alexius...I admire how Ms. Smith brought the world of Psyche's Gate to life in such great detail and look forward to reading more of her work."-- Joyfully Reviewed
"I am honored to be present for the birthing of a fiction star. Danielle D. Smith is headed for the Hall of Greats with her gunshot-fast wit and storytelling style that sucks you in..."
--Annee Pfau, author of "Redemption: the Blood Curse"
Psyche's Gate is an amazingly brilliant book. Danielle D. Smith has created a whole other world that sucks you in straight from the start. This is not your average angel story; there is a depth, emotion and a real plot! I have read far too many fantasy books that have left me disappointed and Psyche's Gate is NOT one of them.. Cheers to Danielle D. Smith for her amazing story telling and attention to detail that most authors lack!
--Danielle "Bite Me, Please" Barone
Psyche is a very gifted and talented artist that hardly earns enough money to eat and pay her bills. She has to work two jobs. She has been very lonely since her mother died. When Psyche finally meets the man from her dreams and is offered a great paying job she thinks that everything will get better. Until she learns that the man from her dreams is actually a fallen Angel sent to stop her from doing the mural that will change her life for the better. Psyche is a very well developed character that is very beleivable. You feel yourself hurting with her through the book.
Alexius is a fallen angel that is given a chance a redemption. All that he has to do to get his wings back and also his spot back in the heavenly army is to stop the women that he loves from paiting the mural that will launch her career. Alexius is tormented about wanting his life back but he also wants to be able to be with Psyche. Alexius is an Angel completly in love with a motal girl. Alexius is also tormented by the battle between good vs evil.
As for the two people that comissioned Psyche to do the mural are the most evil out there. They want the mural completed so that they can unleash the evil prince Lucifer himself from his prison. You can feel the evil in them through out the whole book.
This is a love story about good vs evil and the ever on going battle betweem heaven and hell, with poor Psyche as the pawn.
Danielle Smith has such a passion for her work and it really shows in this story. This story is a great story with compeling charaters, unforgetable events and just all around great story. This is one of those stories for me that once I started reading I could not put it down. And when I was not reading I could not get it out of my head. This story really draws you into it. I would recommend this story to anyone who is not affected by foul language. I can not wait for the rest of the series.
Keep up the great writing Danielle.
--Catie at Black Rose Reviews
Psyche is an extremely gifted young, unknown artist who is struggling day to day to earn enough for life’s necessities. Seemingly, out of the blue, she is offered a commission to paint a mural for a very wealthy, generous benefactor. She is overjoyed, believing her dreams will be fulfilled. What she finds instead is a nightmare of celestial dimension.
Shunned by his Immortal brethren, Alexius is a tormented soul cast out from his home thousands of years ago because of a consequential error in judgment. He has finally been given the opportunity to regain his rightful position as one of the highest ranking and most fierce of the Angelic Warriors. His mission is simple – the mural must not be created.
This novel casts the eternal battle of heaven and hell, good and evil into a sonorous mosaic. Very little is as it seems. This time the battlefield is on earth and Psyche the unwilling pawn upon which the outcome hinges. It takes every ounce of strength and determination that Alexius possesses to protect his beloved Psyche.--Laurie J. of Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
It is difficult for me to describe how very unusual and haunting this story was for me. The sentence structure flowed with a rhythmic cadence that was glorious. The author flawlessly created a gothic, brooding type atmosphere that was maintained throughout the entire book. The cadence of the story pulsed with lyrical complexity. Filled with Angels, Demons and all manner of other denizens of mythology this story will at times astound and shock with its brutal, unflinching candor. I recommend this book to anyone who likes stories of immortal conflict written in a dark, gothic tone with richly patterned descriptions and who can overlook occasional excessive profanity.
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