Guest Blog & Giveaway: Erica Hayes talks fallen angels & win REVELATION

October 12, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 46

We are excited to have Erica Hayes stop by ATUF to talk about the fallen angels in her The Seven Signs paranormal romance series. The first in this new series; REVELATION  (published October 2nd 2012 by Berkley Sensation). Erica describes this series as, “The Seven Signs is an apocalyptic paranormal series, set in the near future against the backdrop of a twisted Biblical Apocalypse…I call it urban fantasy/romance, because it’s a mixture of both, with strong dark fantasy elements but also a pivotal romance (with HEA) in each book.” Want to get your hands on a copy? Check out the giveaway below.

Guest Blog

What’s a Fallen Angel to Do?

by

Erica Hayes

Revelation (The Seven Signs, #1)Fallen angels are cool, right? Everyone knows that. Thrown out of heaven – usually for breaking some arbitrary rule, or some other totally understandable transgression – and cursed to walk the earth, alone and friendless, forced to adapt to living among humans. ‘Kick-ass warrior for God’ isn’t exactly a skill in demand in the human world. What will he do? Where will he go? And when the eternal battle between good and evil surfaces on earth – as it always does! – can he truly stand by and let it happen?

But the concept of a fallen angel just walking the earth with no purpose is a bit strange, isn’t it? If he’s been so bad, why doesn’t God just throw him into hell? And if the angel’s not that evil, then why waste good talent by kicking him out? Surely, heaven needs all the mighty warriors they can get. Why would the powers-that-be leave these guys just wandering around for no reason… or are they?

The fallen angels in my Seven Signs series are called the Tainted Host. They’ve been thrown out of heaven for a whole bunch of reasons—but saved from hell by their boss: Michael, the warrior archangel. Michael’s the guy responsible for bringing holy wrath and destruction down on mankind – slaughtering the innocents, turning cities to salt, doing shadowy deals with demons, that sort of thing – and to that end, he’s built himself a little gang of fallen angels who owe him a favor. No one wants to do the dirty work. But these guys? They’ve got no choice, if they want to stay out of hell.

Luniel, the hero of Revelation, was Tainted for putting love before duty—he let a demon go free so he could save the woman he loved, and heaven won’t stand for that sort of disobedience. Dashiel, the Tainted Host’s leader, was thrown out because he enjoyed killing too much. Iria was shunned for disobeying her archangel, Jadzia for cowardice in the face of the enemy when she let a tortured demon go free out of compassion. Ariel tried to interfere with God’s Plan and got punished for it. And Japheth doesn’t actually know why he was Tainted. Some whim of Michael’s. He’ll find out, in due course, and he won’t like the answer…

Fact is, Michael has an unpleasant job to do. Might as well rope in the fallen angels, those shady cousins no one talks about at heaven’s parties. They can’t say no, unless they want to dive headfirst into hell.

But that doesn’t mean the fallen can’t keep their honor. When Luniel discovers a plot by a gang of demons to hijack the Apocalypse and bring on the end of the world, he can’t just stand by and let it happen… but then he falls for Morgan, a beautiful medical examiner who’s helping him fight the demons’ plague, and things get more complicated. He’s been punished before for letting love get in the way of duty. If he does it again, Michael won’t have mercy on him… but what does his own soul matter, when Morgan’s is at stake? And who cares about either of them, when the world’s about to end?

Sacrifice, damnation, the one vs. the many, keeping the faith when the power deserts you… these are the themes I’ve tried to explore in Revelation. Along with cool fantasy stuff and hot romance :) I hope you enjoy it!

 

 Erica Hayes Erica Hayes was a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, before finally landing her dream job: fantasy and romance writer.
She writes dark paranormal and urban fantasy romance, and her books feature tough, smart heroines and colorful heroes with dark secrets. She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behind her. Currently, she’s terrorizing the wilds of Northumberland.

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Giveaway

Giveaway provided by Erica Hayes
One copy of REVELATION by Erica Hayes

Revelation (The Seven Signs, #1)

   

Available now from Berkley Sensation

Description:

A fallen angel with a mission and a medical examiner who’s lost her faith are fighting for their souls in a glittering, near-future Manhattan… Blind faith is for fools. That’s what Dr. Morgan Sterling believes. And she’s going to prove it by curing the zombie plague ravaging her city’s slums. She’s certain it’s not a sign of the End of Days, but a nasty disease—until an angel appears in her morgue in a flash of glory. Luniel is not just a fallen angel. He’s a powerful warrior sworn to fight evil in hopes of a chance at redemption. He’s after the demon princes who are stealing the seven vials of holy wrath which, when perverted, will unleash eternal hell on earth. To stop the plague, Luniel needs Morgan’s help, and her faith. But Morgan believes science is their salvation. If the zombie plague is a demonic curse—and if Luniel is true—he’ll have to prove it. Even if he loses his heart to true love or his soul to Hell…

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46 Responses to “Guest Blog & Giveaway: Erica Hayes talks fallen angels & win REVELATION”

  1. erinf1

    Thanks for a great post and congrats to Erica on the newest release! I’d have to say Raphael or Jason from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series :)

  2. Sheryl Nyary

    My favorite angel is Rapheal from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series. He is so yummy!!!

  3. Maria

    I am going to say Aaron Corbet from The Fallen 1: The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas E. Sniegoski :)

  4. miki

    i ahaven’t read about a lot of angels yet^^ so far i will said it’s Alex Grace fron the Underworld detective agency chronicles by Hannah Jayne

  5. nurmawati djuhawan

    i love raphael from nalini singh’s books..
    thx u so much :)

  6. Karina A.

    I’m a fan of angel-books and so far I love all those I’ve read. For now, what I can think of is Kaidan from Sweet Evil.

  7. Crystal F

    I haven’t read many fallen angel books, but I love Cam in the Fallen series by Lauren Kate, he’s so tortured. I like Daniel too, but Cam really calls out to me.

  8. LisaC

    I haven’t read any angel books up to now, but this one sounds like a good one to start with.

  9. Elizabeth H.

    I love Raphael, Illium, and Aodhan from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series!

  10. Anne L

    As most of my encounters with urban fantasy have involved vampires and not so many angels off the top of my head I don’t know who my favourite angel is (unless I can count Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!)

  11. Heather Fowler

    I LOVE this premise, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the series!

    Add me to the Raphael from the Guild Hunters. But really, my favorite angel is Castiel from Supernatural. :D

  12. Dovile

    Aaron Corbet from The Fallen series by Tomas Sniegoski (although he is part angel).
    Cass from Supernatural is my top favorite too!

  13. Pat

    My favorite angel is no particular one, but the fierce, gentle, and deathly determined sngel. Determined snd scary, yet blessingly nice caring for you heart without a doubt.

  14. Yaara

    I’m a fan of the alternative angels in JR Ward’s new series – not what you expect in an angel :)

  15. Viki S.

    In the YA I go with Patch from HUSH HUSH and in the adult it would be Lysander from Gena’s LOTU series. Thank you.
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Kimberley C

    Congratulations on the new release..I am really looking forward to reading it.
    It is so hard to pick a favorite…it is usually the one in the book that I am currently reading.lol

    I have to agree with the others who choose Raphael from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series !
    Thanks for the giveaway

  17. Barbara Elness

    My favorite angel is Christina Henry’s Gabriel Angeloscuro.

  18. Lona Stringer

    Reaver from Larissa Ione’s Demonica Series or Lysander from Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  19. Kai W.

    So many fallen angels to chose from. If I have to chose right now, it would be Kerrick from the Ascension by Caris Roane.

  20. Natasha

    I haven’t read many angel books yet so I don’t have a favorite yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Rachel at theJeepDiva

    I just read Daughter of Smoke & Bone so I would have to say Akiva from that story.

  22. Olivia Tan

    Marcus from Her Guardian Angel by Felicity Heaton
    thanks for the chance ^^

  23. Natalia J

    For me it’s the angel’s form J.R. Ward Angel’s series or Jill Myles succubus dairies series’s Angel’s. :)

  24. Jen N

    I haven’t read many paranormal romance/urban fantasy books with Angels in them so I will say Castiel from Supernatural.

  25. Keslynn

    I’m going to have to go with the crowd here and vote for Raphael from Guild Hunter. He’s so sexy!

  26. Filia Oktarina

    My favorite was Raphael from Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh :)

  27. Bonnie

    Sorry, I don’t have a favorite Angel because I haven’t read any full length novels about them – only shorts.