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Monday, May 7, 2012

A Giveaway & a Guest Post with Sara York: Angels and Demons with a Twist, Anyone?


I want to thank Jennifer for having me on her blog today. Please leave a comment below about your favourite angel or demon, and I’ll choose one winner to receive an ecopy of Fire and Ice.

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When I started writing Fire and Ice I didn’t want to write just another angel and demons story, I wanted a twist. Not just another fallen angel, but one who had the tables turned on him. Lash is really an angel in a demons body.


Lash is not the best looking demon on the block either. Rafe is and Rafe wants to win. The prize--choosing his form for the rest of eternity. Lash knows he’s at a disadvantage and his soul is tortured being inside the demon’s casing. His soul rebels against the body housing him.


Doing research for Fire and Ice led me to some interesting places. Angel and demon mythology is broad and deep. Of course not everyone exactly agrees so I had to choose a particular mythos. You’ll see a few familiar names, like Michael but you’ll also meet Jophiel, the angel of judgement, and Puriel, the angel of punishment.


I would love to tackle another angels and demons book in the future. I enjoyed creating Lash and Rafe though working in the confines of a particular mythos proved difficult at times. My angels aren’t perfect and my demons are just bad boys waiting for a chance to strike. I hope you enjoy Fire and Ice.
Blurb for Fire and Ice


How can an angel win the woman of his heart when he’s trapped in a demon’s body?
With Raphael’s soul ripped from his angelic body, he’s forced to inhabit the demon Lash’s ugly form until he can help Alexandria overcome her anger and forgive. Raphael’s been in love with Alexandria for decades and wants her, but he’s Lash now and despises his new body. How could anyone fall in love with him, much less the beautiful Alexandria?

Alexandria doesn’t know what’s gotten into her. Rafe is the man of her dreams but when she touches Lash a firestorm of desire is unleashed... She has to have him. Confusion about her desires leaves her vulnerable to the evil fate Rafe has planned for her.


Can the angel in demon form, Lash, fight off Rafe and save Alexandria from hell and himself from eternal punishment of living as a demon?


Chapter One


Raphael had known he’d made a mistake the minute he’d reached down and touched Alexandria, bringing her back to life, but he hadn’t thought the punishment would be this harsh. He loved the woman and hadn’t been able to stop himself from interfering. All he’d needed was more time to get to know her, but if she’d died she would have been lost to him in the human afterlife.


Now he lay prostrate in the Court of Angels, his wings vibrating with fear and anger at himself. How could God have let this happen? He hadn’t done anything that bad, just saved one girl.

“The sentence shall be read,” Michael’s voice boomed over the assembly.

Jophiel, the Angel of Judgment, banged the gavel and spoke. “The all-knowing, all-seeing God has decided, based on the crime described in the notes, that Raphael knowingly and willingly interfered in God’s divine and perfect will. Thus his soul shall be taken from his body, denying him his angelic powers and form, and placed in the earthly body of Lahash, the Deceiver.”


Raphael groaned, his wings collapsed over his outstretched arms, hiding his body from the court. He wasn’t deceiving any of them, but he needed the comfort and security the thick wings provided. He hadn’t been without his wings in forever, but now he would be stripped of his position and his rights. Why had he interfered?

The image of Alexandria filled his mind, the most perfect woman he’d ever seen. He hadn’t been able to resist rescuing her.

Jophiel continued reading. “Raphael will be sent to Earth to redeem himself.”
Raphael looked up, his eyes bright. He could redeem himself—at least he had hope, and he would do whatever it took to win back his wings.

Purchase Fire and Ice,


For more information on Sara York books visit my website http://sarayork.com
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I'd like to thank Sara for joining us today. Fire and Ice sounds like a fantastic read. Don't forget to check out Sara's links, and leave a comment to win it.
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~

15 comments:

  1. Hi Sara,

    Fire and Ice sounds great! I can't wait to read it. I haven't read many books with angels and demons. My daughter asked me to read the Fallen series. I liked both Daniel and Cam.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by LeslieF. Don't forget to leave your email address. :-)

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  2. I haven't read any of this series yet, but would love to! I just recently read a good story called Chief of Thrones by Allison Cassatta and I loved Cam. But, still, even though this is totally unrelated, I can't help but think about John Travolta as Michael. It's one of my favorite movies of all time.

    Michelle V
    romanceinreview(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Ooo, this sounds VERY interesting! Oh, and yummy :)
    I wish you the very best of success with your works.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

    ~Ava~

    Dragonlady 029 @ aol . com

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  4. Well chapter one has me hooked. Fire and Ice is going to be a great read; I'm going to enjoy every single word!!

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  5. I love reading about Angels and Demons. This book sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  6. Thanks everyone. we'll be drawing the winner on the 9th so still time to enter.

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  7. I have never been fond of angel books until I recently read one that definitely changed my mind. I think Fire and Ice sounds great and will keep me on that road :) Thank you for taking the time to share with us today, I am looking forward to meeting Raphael and Alexandria and following their journey.
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. Wow, this sounds amazing and what a tease!!! More More :) Thanks for the chance to win, crossing fingers

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  9. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for posting and the chance to win. :)

    menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

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  10. Man I can not wait to read this book!!! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marie Lisk
    melisk1966@yahoo.com

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  11. Sounds like a great read......I dont read alotta mf romance anymore but I would read this...*grin* you tease you.

    My favorite demon would be Reyes, from Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series Bk3-The Darkest Pleasure. He is bound by the demon of pain. What a tortured hero....having to self mutilate to satisfy his demon....Wow! its great reading. I luv the whole series but Reyes is my fave.

    Sorry, guess I shouldna gone off about someone else's books on your guest blogpost, but ya did ask.

    your fan,
    jo
    johannasnodgrass(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Congratulations to Jolene, she is our winner for the giveaway!

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  13. WooHoo!!!! Congrat Jolene and thanks Sara and Jennifer for the contest...

    jo

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