Friday, November 20, 2015

Blog Tour 'Making Angel' by Amanda Washington

Today I’m excited to participate in the blog tour of ‘Making Angel’ by Amanda Washington. This is new adult mafia fiction novel that was published on November 10th.
For more information and tour stops please visit the tour page

About the Book:
Heir to a powerful Las Vegas crime family, D’Angelo Mariani’s survival depends on his ability to prove his value to his father. Forced out of the technology lab and into the underworld, Angel is on the brink of pulling off the impossible when he runs into a captivating humanitarian who changes everything.

Markie Davis is all about compassion, service, and the ultimate adrenaline rush. After a year-long stint volunteering in an African orphanage, she’s in Vegas to check up on her wayward little sister. Markie never anticipated meeting someone like Angel.

While Angel always believed he’d be the one with explaining to do, as war sparks between the Vegas crime families, it’s Markie’s secrets that might just cost them both their lives…

This book is available at Amazon.  

My Review:

When I first saw the sign up for the Blog Tour of ‘Making Angel’ I was immediately fascinated by this book. First of all that cover. It’s simple but I really love it. The black and white cover really makes it pop out.  Second of all, it doesn’t happen often that I see the words new adult mafia fiction come along. These two things were enough to make me curious and I was super excited to start reading this book.

In ‘Making Angel’ we meet Angel. Angel is the son of a powerful Las Vegas mafia family. To survive, Angel is forced to do what his father tells him to. But unlike his family, Angel isn’t really interested in being the heir of the Mariani’s family business. Angel sees no other way than to do what he is told. That is until he meets Markie.
Markie Davis just got back from her work in an African orphanage. Markie isn’t your average kind of woman and she has a big secret.

I really enjoyed this book from the moment I started reading it. This book is easy to read and I loved getting to know the main characters. The writing was captivating and I just didn’t want this book to end. It also just had the perfect combination of genres. There was mystery, romance and action. Really a fun read I would recommend to other readers.

The main character Angel is really easy to love. Angel is stuck in a family who has very different ideas of life than he has himself. But Angel loves his family above all and he feels like he doesn’t have a choice but to help his family out. I loved this part about him, but especially the way he also stayed true to himself. Awesome!
Markie also is a great character. She is a little mysterious and has this big secret that I really couldn’t wait to find out about. Markie brought a lot of mystery to this book and she just had something about her I really loved.

The romance between Angel and Markie was sweet and really enjoyable to read about. I loved these characters together and I was totally rooting for them.
The mafia part was also really fun and entertaining. There are shootings, deaths and really strange business deals but it was also light in a way that makes you feel for the family.

This book definitely made me want to read more about the Mariani family.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Amanda Washington first put her dreams to paper in 1999. ‘Making Angel’ is the first book in her new adult mafia fiction series, but she’s also written dystopian (‘Rescuing Liberty’ and ‘Liberty’s Hope’) and young adult (‘Fallen’, ‘Cut’, ‘Forsaken’). When she’s not writing, she’s busy living out her real adventure in southwest Washington with her husband and their five boys.

For more information about Amanda Washington please visit her website, Facebook and Twitter.


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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    1. I'm so happy I was able to read it! Thanks for letting me be a part of the tour ;)

  2. Thank you for the review! I really appreciate it!

    1. You're very welcome! I was on a trip, but today I will share my review on Goodreads, Amazon etc. ;)


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