Saturday, August 14, 2010
Guest Author Interview: Angelique Armae
Please welcome today's guest author Angelique Armae! Angelique is the author of Come the Night, The Tangled Web, Dead Walkers: The Protectorate, and Shadows of the Soul.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Angelique: I've been writing as far back as I can remember. When I was in grade school I loved writing poetry and short stories. As for writing professionally, I started getting serious about my work after I discovered Romance Writers of America.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Angelique: My love of the paranormal genre goes way back. One of my favorite dolls as a kid was Emerald The Witch. Growing up my grandmother told me tales of angels and miracles, and good vs. evil. I suppose I've always been exposed to that world, so when I decided to start writing it was only natural I penned paranormal stories.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Angelique: Hmmm...that's a tough one because there are so many cool supernatural talents I've given my characters! But maybe to be able to control the weather - how cool would it be to build a snowman in the middle of summer or to go sun bathing during the winter and not have to leave your own town? You could have whatever type of day you'd like on whim. Now that would be awesome.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Angelique: My latest book, Shadows of the Soul, is a tale about a Grigori prince and a demon huntress who team up to find the antidote to a supernatural disease. My hero, Nicolai Valentine, is a super sexy bad boy of Hell, and my heroine, Isabel Godfroie Heart, is a kick-ass woman with a passed life secret. She's also a Scholar trained in angelic warfare, mentored by the archangel Gabriel. I loved writing this book. My hero and heroine have been through a lot, and just in this lifetime. I hope readers connect to the characters the same way I did because I laughed, cried and shared their emotions in a way I've never experienced before. These are definitely two of my most favorite characters to date. And there will be sequels to the book.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Angelique: Henry Cavill would make a great hero - sexy and good looking. Simon Baker would be perfect as the archangel Michael. And as one of the heroines, I would cast Alicia Witt - she'd make the perfect sassy, kick-ass heroine to compliment the type of hero I write.
Thanks for having me!
Shadows of the Soul (Paradisian Chronicles, book 1) by Angelique Armae
A fallen angel…A human scholar… A race against time…When two souls born on opposite sides of the battle between Heaven and Hell, team up to find a sacred antidote to a supernatural disease, the balance between good and evil are forever altered. Isabel Godfroie Heart is a Paradisian Scholar-an immortal human trained in the ways of Heaven and Hell-who's suffering from memory loss. During her last battle, a dark force erased specific portions of her past life memories. Now she remembers little of times past, save for the fact she's a demon slayer mentored by the archangel Gabriel. When ordered to a new post to help translate a volume of ancient text from a forbidden verse, Isabel is forced to work with the dark prince Nicolai Valentine, a soul who may or may not be responsible for her memory loss. If only she didn't find the tempting creature so hard to resist…Born to a fallen angel and a mortal mother, Nicolai Valentine is a prince of the Grigorcov, the children of the fallen sons of God. Searching for the lost chalice that will save his kin from eternal damnation, Nicky unknowingly unleashes the Hadean Virus, a dark entity targeting members of the Grigorcov. Now the entity has been unleashed on man's world and Nicky's in a race against time to find the antidote that will stop this deadly parasite. But in order to keep the Hadean virus from attacking again, Nicolai must enlist the help of Isabel Godfroie Heart, the Paradisian Scholar he was unable to save from the wrath of Hell centuries ago… What do you get when you cross an angel with a demon? Sex as hot as the fires of hell and Love as soft as an angel's wing.
Thank you Angelique for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Angelique Armae and her books please visit her website.
Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.