The Hellhounds Are Calling
Hi, everyone! And I’d sure to like to extend a big thank you to my lovely hostess! I’m so excited to be chatting here today.
For today’s post, I thought I’d talk about two things that you might not necessarily associate…angels and hellhounds.
When I’m writing stories, I like to add extra elements and sneak in new paranormal creatures when I have the chance. Since the hero of my upcoming book, ANGEL BETRAYED, is a fallen angel, I had to wonder…just what would make a fallen angel afraid? I mean fallen angels are tough. They kind of have to be—what with all of that falling from heaven and having their wings burned away bit. But…what do fallen angels fear?
Sammael “Sam”—my hero from ANGEL BETRAYED—doesn’t fear many things. Actually, Sam is the being that most paranormals fear. But we all have a weakness, right? When we’re alone late at night, our fears can whisper to us. No matter how big or strong you are…there is usually something that you fear.
For my fallen angels, I decided that they needed to fear hellhounds. Hellhounds are the only beings capable of dragging a fallen angel down to hell. And that’s not exactly a place that any angel wants to visit. So when a fallen angel catches the scent of brimstone in the air, well, most of the fallen would run away, quickly.
Sam isn’t the running sort. He’s the kind of hero who stays and fights, despite his fear. One of those guys that can laugh when he’s afraid (I’ll never be able to do that!), the kind who can fight while he fears, and, maybe most importantly, he’s the kind that will never let fear control him.
I think I want to be like Sam when I grow up.
But what about you? Do you have any fears that you’ve had to face? Or do you have some fears that you NEVER want to face? Share with me. One person will win a copy of ANGEL BETRAYED (ebook or print book—winner’s choice). Open internationally until 11:59pm EST June 25th 2012 with winner announced the following day.
And, to get you in the mood for the prize, here’s the blurb from ANGEL BETRAYED:
Sammael–call him Sam–was an angel once. An angel of death. But the dispassionate, watch-from-above thing just wasn’t working for him when it meant watching evil torture innocent souls day in and day out. It might have cost him his wings, but these days he gets to apply the direct method on the bad guys. Problem is, what’s making his life difficult is a bad girl…
Seline O’Shaw needs protection, and with the hounds of hell on her tail, she’s not going to quibble too hard about where she gets it. Sam’s virtue is questionable, but he’s smoking hot, massively powerful, and owes her a favor. So what if she’s getting a little case of angel lust? There are some damn deadly sins after her hide…
Cynthia Eden www.cynthiaeden.com
ANGEL BETRAYED—Available 6/26/12 from Kensington Brava
When you betray an angel, there’s all hell to pay…