Hidden in the shadows of the Infernos, Celeste is surrounded by the protection of Dante and her brothers. She is a Demon/Reaper a being that should never have been. An elite fighter, Celeste has honed her fighting skills and is a deadly weapon for Dante. Her one weakness? A Fallen Angel she has loved for two centuries.
Marcus a Fallen Angel knew the unconditional love of the Gods, and Angels. But he fell to the mortal plane in dishonor. Five hundred years ago he fell for a mortal, but she spurned him. Taking a vow of celibacy he has dedicated himself to fighting the evils of the world. Believing that he will one day be worthy of his lost mortals love as well as redemption from the Angels who turned him away.
One of the First… Calliope has been released onto the mortal plane. His one and only goal is to destroy Dante and the Reapers. Taking his rightful place as the ruler of the Infernos.
The only weapon that can kill Calliope is the Black Sword, a sword so evil only one creature in existence can carry it. Celeste. But she can’t hunt down Calliope on her own. She is forced to partner with the one being she wants more than life itself, Marcus.
Can a Reaper/Demon and a Fallen Angel work together to kill Calliope before he succeeds in taking over the Infernos and releasing hell on earth?
Paranormal Fiction and Fantasy has really exploded over the past few years...why do you feel that is and do you think it's just a fad of the times and will slowly fade away or gain even more popularity?
This is a great question. As of right now, I am waiting on 3 different book release’s happening in the next couple of months so I don’t think the genre is going anywhere. And I am not the exception because I am a writer. I have had fans email me asking when my next book is coming out. So there is room to grow and expand in the genre.
That being said, I don’t think the paranormal/fantasy genre has peaked either. Lucky for readers and long time fantasy/paranormal fans the Harry Potter and Twilight craze introduced new fans to the genre who are always looking for new and exciting authors and books. I have been a fan of sci-fi and fantasy my entire life. And to see it blossom into what it is today just warms my heart.
The great thing is the plethora of sub-genres in the paranormal and fantasy arena. Each one growing faster than writers can publish books. It makes the genre and sub-genre limitless.
It’s about creating worlds and characters that touch something in a reader making them want to come back for more. As long as good books and great authors are out there building new worlds for readers it will continue to grow. I have been waiting my entire life for mainstream to love the types of books that are now popular fiction. So I don’t think it is going anywhere anytime soon.
I think paranormal/fantasy is so popular because you can get lost. The world today is a scare and threatening place, you can pick up a paranormal/fantasy book and get lost in or world of make believe and forget for awhile the atrocities of reality. That is the pull of fantasy. Readers who wouldn’t have picked up a fantasy/paranormal book are now picking them up, reading them and enjoying them.
Paranormal/Fantasy is defiantly not a fad with fan base growing. It might not continue to be the ‘big’ thing. But we are here now and the readers want more so we won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
About the Author:
Who am I?
This is a tough question to answer, it would be cliché’ to say: "I'm whoever you want me to be." (Wink, wink)
However, the bare facts are, I'm a mother of 2, a wife of almost 20 years, a daughter, sister, friend, loud obnoxious cubical partner. (Seriously, we aren't meant to be stuck together, in tiny boxes like this.)
I have a B.S. Degree in Information Technology. And I want nothing more in the world than to be a published author of Urban Fantasy Romance.
I was born and raised in a suburb of Salt Lake City, UT. called West Jordan. Where I live, about 2 miles from the home I grew up in. World traveler I am not.
I currently work a full time day job as a Business Analyst which is a fancy term for I work on a computer all day. (boooo, this technical stuff makes my muse cry). Nuff said. One day I will be a full time writer. Until then, I shall slog along at my day job.
So if I'm not working the day job or writing. You will find me reading, which is my greatest past time. Unless, my family has kidnapped me! Taken me out of my comfort zone! Away from running water, and a flushing toilet, away from electricity and God forbid Wi-Fi. (It makes no sense to want leave the city!! There are things outside of the city that can kill, and eat you. NO thanks.) Camping, they’ve taken me camping….. (sniff sniff).
Or you might find me cycling, which is my new hobby, even though I tend to crash a lot! My husband calls me crash, but I love it. When I cycle I feel free, my brain and all my characters are quiet, and I can think. After 20 miles or so I am able to internalize my next moves not only in life but in writing as well. I am a true believe that everyone needs this type of release. You just have to find what that release is for you.
I obsessively stalk Twitter, Facebook, and lurk in Yahoo groups rarely making comments. I’m working on that part, wish me luck.
I love music and if I am I ever seen without my iPhone I have been kidnapped by aliens and every action should be taken to retrieve the real me.
What if they don’t have running water, flushing toilets, electricity or…say it isn’t possible Wi-Fi in space??
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