Thursday, March 22, 2012


Review by Cindy R. Williams

NO ANGEL by Theresa Sneed is published by Walnut Springs

The back of the book blurb states:

An angel with an attitude
Jonathan Stewart is not at all happy about having to return to earth as a guardian angel, but it's required of all post-mortal spirits to fulfill at least one angel guardianship. Fortunately, on the Guardians Unlimited application, he had the good sense to request a client with early-marked-death status, so he believes that while his stay on earth will be most unpleasant, at least it will be short. What he doesn't know is that a spirit with EMD status can choose his or her time of death! Jonathan's client, Celeste Knight, has a mind of her own and refused death at every turn, leaving him stuck as her guardian angel--in a place he only wanted to forget.

NO ANGEL gives a interesting look into what life after death could be. As you follow Jonathan on his journey through after-life, you cheer for him, you cringe for him, you shake your head at his stubbornness, yet realize his journey takes you on a ride of discovering what life is all about.

I must admit my favorite character was Grace, a guardian angel who spends much of her time schooling Jonathan since he refused to read his manual, which when opened has a screen and a tiny keyboard. Grace has an iron backbone. She doesn't put up with any sass from anyone, yet she's loving and kind and has the patience of Job. I found I wanted to give Jonathan a little thump on  his head more than once, yet Grace continued to work with him.

The demons called sheydim in the book are a sobering concept. They follow mortals along with the guardian angels. Sheydim's are fallen angels, allowed to tempt mortals. They can only get close if the mortal is by permission from the mortal. Permission which is mostly given  carelessly through a person's actions. NO ANGEL paints a clear picture of evil spirits not allowed to mortal bodies and in their unhappy state strive to destroy mortals. 

NO ANGEL is a good read. It leads to many thought provoking scenarios and shows that the veil between earth life and post life is thin indeed.

NO ANGEL receives TEN STARS for ingenuity and vision. Well done Theresa Sneed.

Theresa Sneed now adds published author to her many hats. She lives in Arizona, is a member of American Night Writers Association, ANWA, the mother of six and grandmother of four.

NO ANGEL is the first book in a four book series. Book two, FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH, is scheduled for release in April, 2012.

NO ANGEL and FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH are available at Deseret Book, Latter Day Cottage, Barnes & Noble and NO ANGEL  is also available in paperback and Kindle.

To learn more about Theresa Sneed check out her website at