Eve of Darkness (Marked, Book 1)
by S.J. Day
Cover Artist: Gordon Crabb
Review by Drew Bittner
Tor Books Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765360410
Date: May 2009 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Evangeline Hollis is not having a good day. On her way to a job interview, she's waylaid by an impossibly hot guy and, because of that, receives a Mark. Now she is part of a worldwide network of sinners hoping to earn redemption by executing rogue demons and frustrating the plans of Hell.
Not to mention, she's part of a romantic triangle between the biblical brothers Cain and Abel.
For an interior designer who was destined for a quiet life, this is not how things were supposed to turn out.From official release/information:
Product Description: Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.
For Evangeline Hollis, a long ago fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. One night with a leather-clad man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain.
Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted into service to kill demons, Eve's learning curve is short. A longtime agnostic, she begrudgingly maneuvers through a celestial bureaucracy where she is a valuable but ill-treated pawn. She's also become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...
But she'll worry about all that later. Right now she's more concerned with learning to kill while staying alive. And saving the soul she'd never believed she had.
(Source: Tor Books)