Good Vs. Evil and rooting for the underdog…
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wondered what makes the bad guy bad. I’m also interested in cause and effect, how our actions ripple out and change the world we live in. So, when I decided to write Dark Angel I wanted to fall in love with an anti-hero. Angels are generally portrayed as perfect beacons of goodness and hope – so why not tell a story about the ultimate angel of darkness – Lucifer Morningstar.
When you look at why Luc fell his reasoning is pretty relatable (in my version at any rate!) – jealousy, hubris, and immaturity…I think we’ve all been there at some point…minus the world changing apocalyptic effects! Given the right motivation and circumstance, can he grab what’s left of the light inside him and make the right choice?
I love flawed characters – where you can really see two sides of the same coin. Lucifer was an easy choice for me – his dual nature is even present in his name – Morningstar. Here we have the darkest fallen angel paired with the brightest of stars in the sky (well, brightest planet I guess J). Darkness and light existing in the same space. At the end of the day I wanted to find out if it was possible to hate the things Luc had done without hating the man.
Throughout the course of this series we will definitely see some traditionally pure angels, and some avenging angels, but they all have a story to tell. Love is a powerful force that has the ability to both motivate and destroy. This little crew of fallen angels have gone through the ringer (Bataryal’s story is up next in Broken Angel) and everyone will have to face their past and come to terms with who and what they’re becoming.
In everyone’s life change is inevitable, and there are always opportunities to make different choices. In the end is there really pure goodness or pure evil, or are we all just operating in shades of gray?
Read on below for a short excerpt and a giveaway!
The Fallen Chronicles
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Publisher: New Concepts Publishing
Date of Publication: March 29, 2017
Number of pages: 141
Word Count: 81,321
Cover Artist: Jenny Dixon
With this fallen angel it never felt so good to be bad!
Katia may be a celebrated musician, but she'd always felt a little like an outsider looking in. Who knew that being abducted by a handsome stranger would set her on a crash course with her destiny...
Luc has spent an eternity keeping everyone and everything at a distance as an unstoppable darkness consumes his soul. Will his beautiful captive be his salvation, or will they both be consumed by the ultimate evil...
As Katia stepped into the room, Luc moved to shut the door with a click behind her. Room thirteen — it figured they’d be in room thirteen. Not only were they now stuck in the crappiest motel known to man, Amir had dropped them in room thirteen — his idea of a sick joke. Luc hoped it wasn’t some kind of omen or predictor of the rest of their mission. As Katia walked around inspecting the room, Luc walked over and tossed the room key with the gaudy orange plastic tag onto the dresser. The Red Roof Inn was most certainly not five-star accommodations. The décor was nineteen-seventies chic, faded and scratched with the passage of time. Water stains decorated the ceiling like a large-scale Rorschach test. As he looked around, Luc made a mental note to slap Amir later for dropping them here.
About the Author:
Amanda Jones lives in Toronto with her exceptionally spoiled pets. Aside from sharing her crazy imagination with others through her books Amanda enjoys travelling and frequent Netflix binges. Amanda has worked in several fields including sports, music, film, corporate human resources, and is a graduate of York University and Sheridan College.
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It’s been a while since I’ve read a fallen angels novel, and I now remember why I loved them so much! This is my first book from this author and I’ve added her to my favorite author’s list. Love can change everything. Even the darkest soul can shine again when they find a reason…I can’t wait to read the rest of their stories. ~ The Secret World of Book Lovers Carla Maggiolo
Title: The Fallen Chronicles: Broken Angel (book 2)
Publisher: New Concepts Publishing
Dancing with the Devil...
Mara is a beautiful and talented surgeon with everything going for her…at least on the surface. She has a dark secret she has kept buried for centuries.
Bataryal is a fallen angel broken beyond repair…or so it seems.
Will the beautiful surgeon who saved his life also be able to redeem him, or will Bataryal’s damaged soul lead them both into the depths of Hell…