Hot Angels and Cool Demons Blog Tour – Day 1

“And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” Rev 20: 1-2

I used to be a good Catholic girl.

That was a long time ago. 🙂 Since then, I’ve sinned and not repented. Thankfully, bad girls go everywhere…

I always had a fascination with angels. Not so much because I prayed to them for protection, but more because I wanted to know who the heck they were!

Call me curious…

I mean, forgive me for my candor, but we’re not just talking emanations of God here, we’re talking an army fighting in heaven, casting Satan into a pit, falling from high out of pride or love, striding about and announcing doomsday events, and even fighting among each other where mere mortals can see them on staircases leading to heaven… (Jacob’s vision)

Who were those guys? Are they still around, still fighting, still obeying God’s every command, struggling to keep Satan in the Pit and occasionally failing Him, too human, too weak in the face of attraction and love to remain up high? Do they still Fall?

Well, do they?

And all the demons obeying Beelzebul, Satan himself, weren’t they angels once? If their essence was so noble and pure, can they be really evil? Is there no redemption? Isn’t love the answer?

In both canonical and apocryphal texts, we see many different perspectives on the legends on the fall and the nature of angels, showing us creatures who are far from perfect, albeit beautiful and wise. Angels speak the will of God, bring devastation or joy, like good little soldiers.

That gave me interesting ideas. Soldiers. A military regime. Monastic and strict lifestyle. Any physical desire is a sin to be punished and regretted. Angst. Rebellion.

Sex. 🙂

I do love it when they give in. I’m a cruel author.

Hence I set out to write a number of stories recording my own personal vision of angels Falling. And they Fall in such fascinating ways.

Because I thought, you know, angels, in the writings, never fell for other angels. They crave what is truly forbidden, and different. According to the scriptures, they fell for mortal women.

But demons are far more interesting as love interests. Fallen angels themselves, they are they ones who have already given into desire and need. They are tragically doomed by their choices, serving Hell and suffering the consequences, yet unrepentant and beautiful. They are the epitome of bad, sexy boys in leather. Who wouldn’t love them?

You do see where I’m going with this…

I threw together angels – handsome, repressed and aching with unfulfilled desire –  with demons – sexy, bad-ass, cool guys – and waited for the fireworks.

They were beautiful together. I had fun and so I secured for myself a little piece of “heaven”. 🙂

Do you love reading about angels and demons and their erotic adventures? Then check out Jay’s stories featuring the hot angels and cool demons (click on the covers for links to the book stores):

Meet Idriel and Eligor!

Idriel’s Sin (m/m novel) coming on the 23rd November 2011 with Amber Allure publishing (link will be updated as soon as the novel is released)

Idriel, a second-class angel accused of murdering his comrades-in-arms, is sent to bootcamp on Earth. The last thing he expects is Eligor, first class demon and more handsome than any angel, who grudgingly takes Idriel under his protection. While waiting for his sentence to be passed, Idriel trains with Eligor and finds himself falling hard for said demon. But Idriel’s days on Earth are numbered. Soon he will be sent to the Pit, according to Heaven’s Law, and nothing can stop it from happening – until all Hell quite literally breaks loose and what Idriel considered a sin may now be his only salvation.

Meet Mador and Jay!

Binding Spell (m/m novella) published with Cobblestone Press.

Mador, a fallen angel turned demon and slave to a prince of Hell, never thought he’d lose his heart to a mortal – again. Summoned and made flesh by Jay, a young man in trouble and in a bind due to a deal he made with a powerful demon. Mador has to fight his mistrust and fear to finally find redemption and perhaps a second chance at love.

Meet Suriel and Arioch!

“Suriel’s Sword” (short m/m story) published in the Ravenous Romance anthology Wicked Good: An M/M Angels and Demons Anthology.

Suriel, a warrior angel, is sent on a mission to retrieve a dangerous crystal that has the power to corrupt the dead into Hell’s undead minions. His partner is the demon Arioch, whom Suriel finds himself irresistibly drawn to. The angel fights the temptation, but cannot help but surrender to his desire. Discovered by the heavenly host, Suriel is branded as a sinner, and told that if he gives in to temptation again, he will be banished from Paradise. Suriel must choose whether to remain in Heaven and lead the only life he knows, or follow his heart and go to Arioch.

 

Meet Jazar, Seden and Mayon!

“Angel Blood” (short m/m/m story) published in the Ravenous Romance anthology Three’s a Charm.

Vampire Seden belongs to high demon Jazar body and soul – but when an angel comes to visit, claiming Seden has something of his, there will be strife – and hot sex.

 

Meet Sefu and Arjun!

“Classified” (short m/m story) in the anthology Love Bites published by Cate Masters – for free on Smashwords!

What’s a guy to do when his guardian angel is a handsome hunk who visits his bedroom every night?

 

I wish you all lots of fun reading these blog posts and stories, and see you tomorrow at the blog of author  Ellis Carrington http://elliscarrington.wordpress.com

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16 thoughts on “Hot Angels and Cool Demons Blog Tour – Day 1

  1. I was once a nice Catholic girl, too. I still am Catholic, but not so nice and innocent anymore. LOL.

    I think your curiosity regarding the angels and demons is fascinating. I believe there was a time when I too was really taken by angels and demons. My outlet, though, was YA novels, and sometimes those don’t really satisfy because some of the ideas can be recycled around. I’ve lost most of my interest in YA and turned to M/M. 😉

    I’m curious – have you read Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman? Really good, in my opinion. Not so much black-and-white with the concept of angels and demons. 🙂

  2. Wow, you summed up the fascination with good and evil, and how they can come together in such a fun way, so well. From one no longer repressed Catholic girl to another, I’m so glad you write so well and so much. I cant wait for Indriel’s Sin to release.

  3. Ah how we love bad boys!!! There is something so fascinating and alluring about good boys turned bad – but not very bad!!! Looking forward to that new one coming out, Jay!!!!

  4. What a great post; I enjoyed reading it. Yeah, I was reaised Catholic, too. (we’ll just leave it at that)

    The books listed sound pretty good; I need to check them out.

    And I don’t think November 23rd will get here soon enough for me!

  5. Hi Jay. I am definitely seeing angels and demons in a new light. Even though I read a lot of paranormals I don’t encounter many of them especially in leading roles. I’m interested in learning more about these creatures and caring about them.

  6. Wow. the research alone would be interesting, and now that you, the rest of these awesome authors have me hooked…literally where can I go wrong in reading these wonderful stories…lol
    All of these books so delicious and I have added them all to have my gotta have list.
    Wonderful covers and now I’ll have angels and demons on the brain this coming week as I work,,,lol
    Thanks for the great blog tour!
    Darcy
    pommawolf @hotmail.com

  7. Pingback: Closure of Hot Angels and Cool Demons Blog Tour | Krista D. Ball

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