Hello Readers! Today I bring you author Stacy Gail. A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.
Stacy is here today to talk about her wonderful Earth Angels series (published by Carina Press). Please help me welcome Stacy to That’s What I’m Talking About.
Before I begin, I’d like to thank Jen at That’s What I’m Talking About for letting me chat about my paranormal series, The Earth Angels, and its latest installment, WOUNDED ANGEL, releasing May 27th. Thanks so much, Jen!
Confession—I’m crazy about the paranormal. From the time I was nine years old and picked up my first Stephen King novel, I’ve been in love with the idea of the supernatural hiding in our seemingly ordinary world. I’m also hooked on mythology and folklore. Fuse these two loves with my romantic heart, and you’ve got the four-part Earth Angels series!
When I sat down to outline the overall story arc of The Earth Angels, I started by putting the spotlight on my favorite heroic types—the haunted superhero, the dedicated but emotionally isolated soldier, the broken/powerless survivor, and the lover-turned-fighter. I wanted my heroes to be as different from each other in personality as possible, despite the fact that their powers spring from the same source. And what source would that be?
Why, the Nephilim, of course. 😉
Right about now some of you are asking, what are the Nephilim? *dons scholarly mortar board* According to biblical text, the Nephilim were angel-human hybrids considered to be “heroes of old.” But another ancient text, The Book of Enoch, claims they were the bad guys in the eyes of heaven. Question is, which is true?
Truth be told, no one knows. That’s why I wanted to use the Nephilim mythology as a basis for this series. As I mapped out each character (FYI, I do character essays/backstories on each MC before plunging into the story itself) it was exciting to watch them define themselves through their actions. Yes, the angelic DNA screws with their otherwise-human lives. And it’s definitely a drag to believe a celestial smiting is how you’re going to kick the bucket. But when these super-powered, almost-human beings find love, they move heaven and earth to protect those who make their lonely lives complete, while fighting to make their world a safer place.
And oh, do they fight. In the first book, NOBODY’S ANGEL, the hero and heroine struggle to stay alive while we get a fleeting glimpse of something evil. In SAVAGE ANGEL, the nature of that evil begins to take shape while the two protagonists discover strength in trusting each other. In my latest release, WOUNDED ANGEL, the enemy finally steps into the light, while the H/h help each other overcome scars from their pasts (special thanks to my psychologist buddy, Dr. Patti Metzger, PhD, for helping me understand PTSD. This book wouldn’t have been written without her expertise). And I can’t even talk about how it all winds up in the fourth and final book in the series, DANGEROUS ANGEL (out 3/31/14, published by Carina Press).
Throughout each of these stories, the strength of loyalty and love are put to the test. While super powers help when it comes to the war between good and evil, the all-too human ability to love—and to sacrifice everything for it—will always be the unconquerable force that wins the day.
Stacy, thank you so much for stopping by and tell us all about your new series. I have enjoyed the first three books in the series, and cannot wait to see how it all concludes. Here is more about the upcoming Earth Angel series release:
Earth Angels Book 3
Carina Press, May 27, 2013
A descendant of the Angel of Vengeance, Nate da Luca was gifted with an uncanny ability to find things. It made his job as a detective a breeze—until he learned the hard way that some things should remain hidden. After that, his powers vanished, along with his belief in himself. Which is going to make tracking down Gabriella Littlefield for his latest client a challenge.
Personal trainer Ella Little paid a hefty price for her life—now all she wants is to live it in peace. Then a sexy hulk of a man turns up in her gym, reigniting desires she thought she’d left behind along with her real name and hair color.
Desires she can’t deny even after she discovers Nate’s no stranger to her dark past.
Before he can convince her the attraction is mutual, Nate’s going to have to earn Ella’s trust. But a demon is playing for keeps in the world of humans, using Ella as bait, and the last thing they have is time.
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Be sure to stop back later today for my early review of Wounded Angel!