This is a very bittersweet moment for me. I know you guys think I’m nuts, as Cambria probably deserves that moment more than me. But I really feel like I know these characters. And all the emails, and chats, and fights for Riley, I mean, these are real people 🙂 AND It’s the END!!! I will not cry, I will not cry, I will not cry!!! Yeah, I said that so many times, and it didn’t work. I so cried multiple times. But, the show must go on, and I have so much to tell you, so *sigh* enough of me, Today I’m going to celebrate the final installment of the Heaven and Hell Series! *insert sad face* PS, did you also notice that the above collage (yes I make these because I think they are cool) have new covers… ummm, scroll back up and check it out 🙂
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I’ve been beautiful. I’ve been ugly. I’ve died. I’ve been brought back. I’ve had abilities awakened within me. My strength has been tested. My beliefs have been tested.
Yet I stand.
What’s next when you’ve pretty much experienced it all?
Sam and I are picking up the pieces. We’re trying to come to terms with all we’ve lost. And as much as I would like to hide my head, ignore the reality I live every day, there is no forgetting.
Riley is in hell—I’m still not sure of his agenda. My mother’s past haunts me. And Kimber… Kimber is being herself. Cole sneaks glances at Gemma and she returns them when she thinks I don’t see.
But I do.
When Beelzebub escapes he brings his war to places I never thought he would. Earth. Maine. Home. Now everyone and everything is at risk. This has become bigger than my circle of friends. This has become bigger than me. I have to finish this. I have to find a way to stop him, to finish this war.
I just pray we will all be left standing in the end.
Title: Renegade (Heven and Hell #4) (the final book in the series)
Series: Heven and Hell
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date: May 3, 2013
Formats: Ebook and Print
Heven & Hell Series order:
My Riley Excerpt 🙂
Staring up through the dark, I listened as the light footsteps drew closer, keeping up with my little charade of sleep until the very last second. It was pitch black in here, so dark there were no shadows, but I didn’t need to see the movement of a shadow or a dark shape to sense when something was there.
At the very last second I sprang up, kicking out my legs and arching my back to jump into a standing position. My hands were ready, reaching for the newest creature that had come planning to defeat me, and I yanked it closer, letting a growl echo through the dark.
I felt its surprise; I caught it off guard and I used that to my advantage.
Stupid demon. They were all stupid.
I gripped its throat with one hand, squeezing until it made sick gurgling sounds. It began kicking and pulling at my hand, but I wasn’t letting go. I leapt from the bed, dragging it with me, and went across the room toward the massive fireplace where I smashed the back of its head against the black granite mantle. The demon went slack in my hands. With a sigh I dropped the body at my feet and reached out for the lighter (actually, a small blow torch) and with a click the kindling in the fireplace roared to life. Flames, hot and orange, shot up and out, illuminating the dark bedroom. I picked up the demon and tossed it into the hungry flames.
Ever since I came here they’d been coming, daily, sometimes hourly. They all wanted a piece of the guy who dared take over Beelzebub’s place. They thought they could beat me. They thought I would just surrender this power.
The stupidest ones—the ones who thought they were clever—came at night. They thought they would get me in my sleep. Like I would fall for that. I had the hearing of a hellhound; it never failed. I could hear them coming a mile away, and when I slept, I did so with weapons.
The fire crackled and I watched as the last of the demon was devoured by flames. It occurred to me then that it was strangely quiet in my bedroom. The kind of quiet that meant all hell was about to break loose. Slowly, I pivoted, wishing I’d gotten at least one hour of sleep.
But it seemed sleep wasn’t something I would be getting tonight.
The room was filled with demons, fifteen at least. They all stood in a semi-circle around me. I was grateful the fireplace was at my back or else I would’ve been surrounded. That would have been a bitch.
They stood, staring and grinning maniacal grins, just waiting to pounce. The body in the fire had been a decoy, a way to keep me busy as they silently filed in the room and readied for attack.
They thought they had me.
They were wrong.
So, I had to have a few songs to add… And since I am obsessed with the voice, some of those songs were already on my mind and the new versions may just make it a little more special 🙂 LOL in case you are wondering why I’m not using the original versions of some 🙂
My first choice is Angel- performed by Sarah Simmons… I am also obsessed with this kid’s voice. And hello, we’re talking Heven and angels and Hell, so the perfect song for me 🙂
My second choice is also by Sarah Simmons, preforming Wild Horses. because to me, nothing, not even wild horses could drag Sam and Heven from each other.
My third choice is going to be the cover of Mad World by Adam Lambert. This song is so haunting, and yet it’s still beautiful. I kept thinking of this song when everyone’s in school, and worrying about how to get into Hell. Hmmm, it’s a mad world indeed 🙂
Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain is forever in my mind everytime Heven lights fire to… “those things”… yeah, I’m trying not to be spoilery 🙂 but trust me, Heven is very good at setting fires 🙂
I don’t have to wonder with this, because not only did Heven go into hell to get Sam, but Sam followed her into Hell right back, and so did her friends, so maybe I should have said this is my theme song 🙂 or one of them 😉 Follow You by Shinedown
I originally had this song as a Logan song, but since we’ve learned some things, I am going with this is Kimber’s new song. Trust me she earns it, but then she redeems, and the she re-earns it. LOL Rev Theory- Self and Cold.
One more, another from the Voice, The A Team preformed by Caroline Glaser. Because sometimes, Angels shouldn’t cry or die. And I sure did cry several times in this book. This one is for Gemma.
This one is for Kimber From Cole. You Lost me by Christina Aguilera.
This one is for everyone, as they all have had a Bad Day by Fuel.
And sometimes Life Ain’t Always Beautiful (by Gary Allan) but it’s a beautiful ride.
I will not tell you why I am choosing this one, except when you read the book, you will just know. You will have the same completely broken heart that I did. Hear You Me- Jimmy Eat World.
My ending theme will be Better Days by Breaking Benjamin because we finally can look forward to better days 🙂
Cam’s choice to this day- which I totally agree with- will always be Breath of Life by FLorence + the Machine.
Oh, where to start. I mean, Cam, if I had your number, I would have called you with death threats I think. You tore apart my heart just a few times. You made me laugh. You made me cry. You also made me completely shocked… I NEVER would have thought that for Riley, but I think I underestimated him. I have become so utterly proud of Heven, she found herself. I am so happy for Sam, that when he let go, Heven could float by herself. I will start by saying I am really happy most got their happy endings. I’m impressed. You worked everything out in a way I never would have guessed. May you be as happy as me with your ending 🙂
Heven is the best of herself. She has finally found what she is meant to do, and now she will stop at nothing to do just that. I actually felt really bad for her here. Just when you think things are going ok, BOOM, something ridiculous happens. She has grown into someone so lovely, both inside and out. Dude, she went up against the strong big guys in Hell. She’s straight up bad ass! I can’t believe she’s less damaged 🙂 I am so proud of her.
Sam is unbelievable. I have always Sam is the perfect boyfriend, for Heven. I doubt he’d be that awesome with me 🙂 He’s also grown, and even though he gets some major curve balls thrown at him, he survived. That in itself is just awesome. Riley has grown exponentially here. I know he thinks he’s a bad guy, but I know he isn’t. And now, I think even he can’t try to use that excuse. I would have totally high fived him, and then kisses him as he’s still the resident HAWT bad boy 🙂 I think he may have been the one to have the most character growth over all. Way to keep the bad boy bad, but put a little good in there too and make it real. I refuse to say a word about Cole. It’s not happening. But well played. I literally sighed with tears with his ending 🙂
Kimber is like freaking the Bermuda Triangle. Hot damn. You have made the perfect character to be the frenemy! She really does have some character growth, and though most will hate her, I seemed to maybe be leaning there after everything, I can’t help but think of that last thing she did. Or those times she helped. And then I think of that one big one, and I cringe. Extremely well played into the plot twist. I happen to maybe think Kimber has the most complexity of all the characters. And Gemma, is just still the coolest. My heart broke for her, throughout this whole series. I am so happy it maybe isn’t so broken anymore 🙂
This is the best writing I have seen from Cambria. She has taken my world on a fantastic roller coaster, made it completely addicting, and then still makes you smile when you know it’s over. I couldn’t have thought of a cooler way to end my series with a BANG! This is definitely some of the best writing from Ms Hebert. The action in this one, is beyond any of the others. I was enamored by how well the action scenes went. I feel like I got a work out LOL You know it’s art when you can lose yourself completely, and I sure did. You would have had to cut off my fingers to stop me from page turning for me to stop… And my secret, is I still wouldn’t, as I don’t need my fingers to turn the pages of my kindle 🙂 I will forever be beautifully haunted by this series, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. There will never be another Heven and Hell for me, as I’ve already found mine 🙂 Heven’s treasure map led me right there into a world of awe inspiring beauty, full of magnificent characters, and a wonderful tale of good finally winning over evil. To my friends in the Heven and Hell world, I will see you again one day 🙂 To Cam, congratulations you wonderful, crazy, fantastic writer! You deserve so much more with this one, but my very rare 6 ANGELICALLY BRILLIANT, ALL ENCOMPASSING, INCREDIBLY MAGNIFICENT PAWS will hopefully be enough!
About the Author:
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com
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Good luck to everyone one and thank you all for sharing my journey with this series! 🙂 Happy reading and Later Gators!!
PS… I also know a huge secret that is coming, AND one really exciting moment that I am so stupid excited about, so make sure you check! It’ll be here on May 10… which happens to be Cam’s birthday AND it also is something completely special for me… I AM DYING to show everyone, mainly for selfish reasons, BUT because it’s also soooooo COOL!!!! AND it’s got something a little more of Heven and Hell you may be missing like me 🙂