Guest Author: Linda Poitevin

Linda PoitevinI am excited to welcome author, Linda Poitevin, who is enjoying the release of her first Gregori Legacy novel, Sins of the Angels.

A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel…

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case-a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.

Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

Make sure you stick around to the end. We’ll be giving away a signed copy of Sins of the Angels.
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My Magical Muse

I’m often asked whether I’m a pantser (writing by the seat of my pants) or a plotter. The answer, I think, is a bit of both. While I once lived firmly in the pantser camp, swearing I couldn’t plot my way out of a paper bag, writing a series has made me realize that there is a certain value to having at least a vague idea of where the story is heading—if only to avoid having to rewrite three books because of a detail that changed in the fourth. ;) That said, however, I try to keep the plotting to as bare a minimum as I can manage because for me, the true magic of writing (just as with reading) lies in the slow, delicious unfolding of a story…

And in its surprises. Which is where my muse comes into the picture.

You see, as capricious as my muse can be at times (and she is a champion at capriciousness, believe me), I find I am continuously in awe of her ability to make connections in my writing long before I see them myself, lending a mind-boggling touch to the creative process. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve written something into a story on what I thought was a whim, only to find that 200 pages later, it has become a critical part of a puzzle I hadn’t realized I was creating. Sometimes I’ve forgotten the detail altogether only to have my muse suddenly drag it to the surface, use it to tie up a loose end in the neatest possible bow, and then stand back with a triumphant “ta-da!” to await my astonishment.

Take, for instance, the names of Aramael and Caim in Sins of the Angels. Brothers in conflict, sworn enemies, one good and the other evil…have you seen it yet? Believe it or not, I needed to have it pointed out to me. I’d gone through thousands of potential fallen angel names before choosing Caim; and while all the other angel’s names were taken from mythology, Aramael doesn’t exist anywhere but in my own head. I saw no connection, and certainly no coincidence in my choices. It wasn’t until after I’d written the book, revised it, submitted it, rewritten it, and revised it some more that someone asked me if I’d chosen the names deliberately: Caim and Aramael. Cain and Abel.

I have to admit, a chill went down my spine when I realized what I had done. A delicious, shivery, oh-wow-would-you-look-at-that kind of chill. The kind of chill which makes me listen even more carefully to an ethereal whisper in my ear that offers a suggestion…

And delivers the most delightful surprises.
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Meet Linda Poitevin!

Linda Poitevin lives just outside Canada’s capital, Ottawa, with her husband, three daughters, and a varied collection of animals. In her spare time, she gardens (organically), cans and freezes the family’s winter fruit and vegetable supply, knits (basically), crochets (better), and starts way more projects than she ever finishes. (Fortunately that doesn’t hold true of her books!) She loves spending time with her family, having coffee with friends, walking by the river and watching thunderstorms…in about that order.

LPoitevin-Sins of the AngelsContact Info
Website: www.lindapoitevin.com/
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Want to purchase Linda’s novel?
Gregori Legacy

  1. Sins of the Angels at Amazon | Book Depository
  2. Sins of the Sons at Amazon | Book Depository

A Fairy Tale For Gwyn at Amazon | Book Depository
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Contest Time!

Thank you Linda for taking the time to stop by Literary Escapism!

Contest Time! Linda is giving away away a signed copy of Sins of the Angels. To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: Why do you think angel books are so popular in literature? Do you think it will last longer then the vampire craze? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered. (US/Canada only)

Even though I’m not giving the additional entries any more, you can still help support the author by sharing their article, and this contest, on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere you can. After all, the more people who are aware of this fabulous author ensures we get more fabulous stories.

The winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.

The contest will stay open until December 1st, at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from the snazzy new plug-in I have.

I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.

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25 Comments

  1. I think angel books are so popular because most view angels as unattainable. To be with one means they have to fall. Their lives are mysterious. I think they will last just as long as vampire books.

  2. I think angel books are popular because they portray an ideal. I think both vampire and angel books will be around for a long time.

  3. Vampire books have been around for a long time (and will continue to be). Angel books are popular now because they are something different.

  4. I think angels are so popular because they are relatively new (to me) in the paranormal genre. The idea of winged creatures who seem almost human does have an appeal to it. I think though, vampires will outlive them because they can evolve and are similar to humans except for enhanced senses and immortality.

  5. I think they are so popular because they haven’t been explored as much as some of the other types of paranormal creatures and there is a lot of aspects that have yet to be shown. I think both angels and vampires will continue to be around for a very long time.

  6. I think the angel stories will be around for a while since there are so many different angels out there, and also the cool kinda twists that you can have them in (ie the book above, also the Remy Chendler series).

  7. I think they are popular because they are the beacon of hope and messengers of good. I think they will be around a lot longer than vampires. Don’t get me wrong I love vampires, but it’s hard to explain what exactly makes angels appealing. I love reading about them and loved the movie City of Angels! TY for the interview and giveaway!

  8. I think angel books are so popular because they are a dichotomy: they are so similar to humans in many ways, but then they are also so different. Many people also dream of flying, which angels can do. There’s also a lot of rich history you can play with when writing an angel story. I think vampire characters and angel characters will stay popular for quite a while.

    Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  9. I think angels look a lot more graceful than vampires, due to their wings, and it makes the girls go crazy. In addition, a pair of wings are like a new pair of jeans. They are an accessory that can come in a variety of colours, shapes and not to mention, it adds to the mystique. I personally love it because of Castiel on Supermatural. He raise the bar for a perfect angel and I love it!

    I sure hope it lasts longer than the vampire trend, but due to a large variety of hot trends like dystopias and faeries, it is hard to get to the top.

  10. I think they are popular because they are different and have such a forbidden aspect. And they have such a range in how the story can be written. I believe they will be around for a long time.

  11. I think angel books are popular because of the religious ties and because angels have an unattainable, otherworldly quality. I hope they remain popular since some of my favourite series feature angels (like Thomas Sniegoski’s Remy Chandler books).

    Thanks for running this giveaway!

  12. I think angels are something that humans have had fascination with for a long time and i dont see the fascination ending anytime soon… i hope they will last longer then vampire stories..
    i would love to have a signed version of this..thanks for a great giveaway

  13. I personally think that angels are popular in literatures because they are thought to be perfect and forbidden to mortals. And when anything that is out of reach, human nature would want to have the thing he doesn’t have. Of course it is just romantic, wanting something that you can’t have. Plus fallen angels are just kind of hot. I mean they are supposely “perfect” but they are not. Imperfections are what make people (and even angels) beautiful. Though I don’t think it will outlast the vampire craze. I mean they have the dark, msterious Romanian history for a background. I hate to admit that girls like bad boys, even me. ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  14. The wings! Oh, the wings! Vampire characters will remain popular too..there is something about dark and the forbidden!

  15. Angels, in one form or another, have been around for millennium. They provide a variety of ideals for humanity to strive for, and hence, provide hope.
    On the other side of the coin, vampires – blood or soul suckers – have been around for millennium also. I don’t believe humanity will ever be rid of either, and so we will continue to see both in literature.

  16. I know it’s not the main reason but I think the gorgeous covers on alot of the angel books is what grabbed people’s attention in the first place. They’re very striking and different.

  17. Why do you think angel books are so popular in literature? Do you think it will last longer then the vampire craze?

    They are something that go back in stories as otherworldly beings. A little. Vampires are the staple and can be used in various new ways.

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  18. I think angels are popular because they are fascinating beings. They’re not the typical heroes/heroines in urban fantasy. I think angels and vampires will both last long because readers will always be interested in the supernatural world.

  19. Angels like vampires goes through their cycles. They are a returning fad. They will pepper out, and then they’ll make an amazing comeback when people less expect them too.

    Angels or the belief in them has predated time

  20. With angels and demons there is such a clear cut “good” and “evil”. I think some readers really want that. Me, I kind of like the gray area heroes, a little good with a little bad. I don’t think any other paranormal will ever have the same staying power as vamps.

  21. Ohh that is a tricky one. I think that angels and vampires have their own following. I love the angels lately because they are not all sentimental and nice, many are dark snarky and dangerous. That paranormal element of the angels and their not so heavenly attitudes have made for an abundance of great reads lately. I have to say that I love all my paranormals.

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