Hi, everyone! Thanks so much to Lucy for inviting me over! And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S.!
I’m really excited right now because I am just days away from the release of my latest novel, ANGEL OF DARKNESS. ANGEL OF DARKNESS will be out on 11/29/11—just in time for folks to be recovering from Black Friday shopping mania.
For today’s post, I wanted to talk about two of my favorite paranormal characters—angels and vampires. Angels are (usually) thought to be good, almost gentle creatures. Lots of people think that angels are guardians—always out there to watch over us.
And as for vampires? Well, they’re often the bad guys. They drink blood. Kill. Destroy. Burn in sunlight. Not exactly fun date material.
Vampires and angels seem to be very opposite beings, so, of course, since they’re so different, I was just dying to pair them up in a book. (And I did!). In ANGEL OF DARKNESS, my heroine is a vampire, but she isn’t evil. Or, at least, she’s trying very, very hard not to be.
My angel hero? Keenan? Well, he isn’t exactly gentleness and light. He’s an angel of death, and his primary job is to kill. Except when Keenan fails to take out his latest charge, he falls. In my books, fallen angels are some very, very dangerous beings. For them, the line between good and evil doesn’t always exist. Or if it does, they don’t care.
Two powerful supernatural beings. Ah…surely they were meant for love, right? Maybe. Let’s just say that the path toward true love is far from smooth for my vampire and angel. But, hey, to misquote a line from one of my favorite movies (The Princess Bride)…it’s true love—you think this happens every day? No, the real, powerful love doesn’t come around often, and when it does come to you, folks have to fight to hold on to it.
My angel and my vampire are about to fight. I hope you enjoy their battle.
Thanks for checking out my post! Do you have any favorite vampire or angel lore that you’d like to share with me? One commenter will be randomly selected to win ANGEL OF DARKNESS.
ANGEL OF DARKNESS—Available 11/29/11 from Kensington Brava
When an angel falls, all hell breaks loose…
Cynthia Eden is a national best-selling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense.
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings. She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.
Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, and Brazil.
(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people). Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.
Our Winner of a copy of Angel of Darkness was Stacey M. Congratulations Stacey. Please let us know how you enjoyed the story!