I 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.
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.
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.
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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.