Matchbook Girls


Publisher’s Synopsis:
For a thousand years, the half-breed nephilim have kept the angels and Fallen from meddling in the world. And the angels would do anything to change that. Destroy cities. Turn oceans to blood. Raise the dead. Sacrificing two powerful little girls should be easy.

Except…the two little girls are protected by one mortal woman.

Haunted by visions of catastrophe and crippling anxiety attacks, Marley Claviger has never heard of any celestial cold war. But when the twin daughters of a friend come to her for help, she will do whatever it takes to save them. Even if it means working with Fallen, discovering the nephilim, and facing the source of her power.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This was my first Urban Fantasy, first book by Chrysoula Tzavelas, and first narration by Sarah Sampino. Tzavelas creates and unique world with a lot of amazing world building. I was immediately drawn in and felt connected to all the characters. This is enjoyable for anyone who likes mystery, suspense, & quite a bit of action.

I was impressed with Sarah Sampino’s narration. Her voice is the great fit for the characters, their ages, and emotions. I’m looking forward to hearing more of her work.

I received a free copy of the audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

About the author:
Chrysoula Tzavelas went to twelve schools in twelve years while growing up as an Air Force brat, and she never met a library she didn’t like. She now lives near Seattle with cats, dogs, adults and children. They graciously allow her a few hours to write everyday and one day she’ll have time to do other things again, too. She likes combed wool, bread dough, and gardens, but she also likes technology, games and space. This probably goes hand in hand with liking Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett and Iain Banks.

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About the narrator:
Sarah Sampino is an actor from Long (LAWWng) Island – but you only hear her accent after she’s had a few drinks. She is continuously surprised by the support of her business-oriented parents, who swear that she sang “Part of Your World” before she could talk. Apparently that can’t go on a resume.

Sarah earned her B.F.A in Drama from New York University, and her BF from England – She highly recommends studying abroad. She learned to sword fight at RADA, which is brought up at any opportunity, because it’s really, really cool. She also trained at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and Stonestreet Studios.

Life as an actress has provided Sarah with invaluable knowledge and self discovery. For example, she now knows how difficult it is to ride a horse sidesaddle in Amish skirts. On the occasion that Sarah is not being actor-y, she can be found procrastinating everything by burying her face into a fantasy novel.

You can connect with Sarah Sampino here:

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