I have not met Angelique Armae in person but she comes across as utterly charming in her e-mails. I asked her to share something unique about herself or her characters and she said:
I’ve studied angelology and have done angel card readings for people. I’d love to read the cards for my Valentine brothers. As the Bad Boys of Hell, I can only imagine what the cards would reveal for these sexy, angelic dudes. 🙂
Angelique is here today to tell us about her latest release, SHADOWS OF THE SOUL, which is Book 1 of the Paradisian Chronicles. She’s giving away two magnets to one lucky commenter.
The Angels and Demons from the Paradisian Chronicles by Angelique Armae
Angels can be found in many religions across the globe. They come in many forms – including those with white fluffy wings and those with swords of fire and dark wings. In fiction they are great characters to write about. You can give them good virtues and bad virtues, make them fierce battle-mongers or quiet guardians. I love writing angels.
In my book SHADOWS OF THE SOUL, my hero Nicolai Valentine, is half-human, half-angel. His father is a fallen angel who has since repented. This gives my hero his strong connection to the human world as well as his blood ties to both Heaven and Hell. Creating a diverse character such as Nicolai gave me tons of writing pleasure. He’s good, he’s sexy, he’s righteous and he still has human flaws. He’s one of my most favorite characters of all time.
Other angels and demons in the book and/or upcoming sequels include the Valentine brothers, the Archangels Raphael, Gabriel and Michael, and Lucifer, Hadean and Dreadacus. Here are some Paradisian facts based on my series on these fascinating beings:
Nicolai Valentine – The oldest Valentine brother. He runs eNVee Laboratories, the clinic that caters to preternatural creatures living on earth, including other half-human, half-angel beings.
Sebastian Valentine – Nicolai’s half-brother. Sebastian is a Triplicate Soul – part-human, part-angel, part vampire.
Max Valentine – The quieter of the Valentine brothers. Max deals with all the legal issues concerning the family and their laboratory. He’s skilled in Paradisian Law, including the laws of Hell.
Raphael – a healing angel, one of the Seven Archangels. In Shadows of the Soul I’ve portrayed him close to his common angelic traits. He’s a physician in the angelic world, but still a fierce warrior.
Michael – top general of the angelic army, one of the Seven Archangels. In my series, The Paradisian Chronicles (Shadows of the Soul is Book One), Michael is the head honcho when it comes to the Paradisian warriors.
Gabriel – a warrior angel, one of the Seven Archangels. Home post – St. Gabriel’s Abbey, Midtown Manhattan. Gabriel’s human warriors are also called Scholars – mortals trained in angelic warfare and angelic languages. Gabriel’s troops are collectively referred to as Gabriel’s Gothic Garrison. Gabriel trained my human heroine, Isabel Godfroie Heart.
Lucifer – Hell’s ring leader. You can’t get much worse than this guy. He’s a neat freak, loves beautiful music and is the most tortured soul to exist. Picking on his half-human bloodline is what he does for fun.
Hadean – a really ruthless demon. He’s both a living, breathing entity as well as one of Hell’s most potent supernatural viruses. He attacks fallen angels and their half-human kin by ripping their souls from their bodies, leaving them to roam in a ghost-like state.
Dreadacus – a Hell-bread spawn capable of stealing human memories. He carries a memory sphere that he uses to trap mortal thoughts.
More About Shadows of the Soul
When Hell’s sexiest bad boy–Nicolai Valentine–defied Lucifer, he lost everything.
Now Heaven’s fearless human warrior–Isabel Heart–has come to Nicolai’s rescue.
When the two meet…
A haunting past is reborn…
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…
Shadows of the Soul is available here:
More About Angelique Armae
Angelique Armae is a native New Yorker who’s as zany as the city she grew up in. As a child her favorite toy was Emerald The Witch, a small doll with green eyes, green hair and purple skin.
Ms. Armae’s books and novellas have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including the Sapphire Award, P.E.A.R.L. Award and Word Weaving Award. Her books have also been featured on Midwest Book Review’s Book Watch TV. Angelique’s first novel, COME THE NIGHT, made Fictionwise’s Best of the Best list, rounding out the top five best-selling dark fantasy books of the year. Her latest title, SHADOWS OF THE SOUL is a Kindle best-seller.
Aside from writing, Angelique also dabbles in digital art. She is the recipient and two-time nominee of the Dream Realm Award for best cover art.
When not working, Ms. Armae enjoys traveling, learning about the ancient Celts, exploring history and learning new languages. Angelique studied history and French literature at Skidmore College.
You can find Angelique online here:
Let us know which angel or demon character from Angelique’s list you would most like to meet — or not — and why for a chance to win the magnets! (US only due to mailing costs). Don’t forget to stop by The Qwillery too if you have time. I’m being interviewed over there today.
Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and to Angelique for guest blogging today! Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!