Thursday, June 28, 2012

Angel And Demon Blog Hop

Before we start, I want to let you know there are two grand prizes up for grabs from this entire blog hop and there will be two winners chosen, so make sure you hop and comment and leave your e-mail address on as many blogs as you can. ONE winner will receive a Kindle Touch & ONE winner will receive a $60 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card.  Good luck to you all.

And also I'll be giving away a $5 Amazon gift card to one commenter. 

When I first saw this blog hop advertised I thought,  I HAVE to be a part of this!  The foundation of my paranormal romance series--The Prophecy Series--is built around angels and demons. You could say I have an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other...okay, okay, I won't go that far.

Another major reason this blog hop was a must for me is because my favorite TV show EVER is Supernatural. It features sexy angels,  sinful demons, and two hot guys fighting evil...did I say BEST SHOW EVER? 

Speaking of angels, how do you feel about them? How do you perceive them?

I've been raised to believe angels  are the picture of perfection in not only looks, but in spirit--the epitome of kindness and warmth. And I'm sure most of us have heard of Guardian Angels . And hey, remember the show Touched by an Angel? Micheal Landon and the other angels made me cry so many times. T.B.A.A was such a touching show. Do any of you remember a movie called Micheal starring John Travolta as the Arch Angel Micheal? LOL, he was rude and a total pig.

So if you're like me, then you probably think of angels as the good guys and demons as the evil doers. But my theories have changed a little over the years. Maybe angels aren't as perfect as we'd like to think. Lord knows I've seen enough shows/movies where angels were portrayed as cold, emotionless creatures who cared nothing about us humans and our woes. 

What about demons? How do you feel about them? 

When I see or hear the word demon I think of movies such as The Exorcist, Dameon, and Amityville Horror.  I picture demons to look similar to the Balrog from J.R.R Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings--Fellowship of the Ring or have red, leathery skin with horns and sharp teeth and breath that smells rotten. In essence I see demons as cruel, evil monsters that enjoy nothing more than to torture humans.  But thanks to romance novels, my perception of demons is changing.  In fact, in some of the books I've read demons were downright SEXY! 

In Love's Prophecy, book 1 in The Prophecy Series   I have taken all different beliefs and theories about The Creator, angels, demons, humans, and vampires and I have introduced a new spin on how all five fit together.  

So in honor of this ANGELS and DEMONS blog hop, I'm going to list a few of the supernatural beings found throughout my series.    

The Creator.
The Creator resides in The Sacred Dimension. He is responsible for the creation of all life. After years of loneliness, he decided to make children: angels and humans.  Lucifer and Vampier are two of His angels. They are featured in my series. 

Vampier is a wonderful craftsman and his greatest desire is to create life. But that is not only forbidden, it's theoretically impossible since The Creator only allows angels to create what He desires, and The Creator is the only being with the power to bring forth life. Yet in secret Vampier made children of his own, which are known as vampires.  

Lucifer is said to be the most beautiful angel and the most eager to learn. In fact, his beauty and brilliance was rivaled only by that of The Creator. Some even say he was The Creator's favorite. In the beginning, Lucifer worshiped his father and desired to be just like Him.
If you're curious and would like to learn more about Lucifer and get a more detailed look into his mind, check out my website:

Humans, The Creator's second children. We are made in the image of angels and share many of their personality traits. The Earth was made specifically to be our home.

Vampires are the children of  Vampier. He didn't have the knowledge or power to create from his own design so he copied The Creator's children. In essence, Vampires were once human.

 Demons were created by Lucifer. Their twisted, horrible appearance is because they were made with all Lucifer's cruelty, jealousy, and pride. And for this reason they use human bodies to house their spirits while on Earth.

My question to you is which do you prefer? Angels or demons? And why?

Don't forget to leave your e-mail address for a chance to win one of two grand prizes and a chance to win a $5 dollar Amazon gift card from me.

Here is an excerpt from Love's Prophecy. In this scene Mel and Kal--vampires--are hunting demons. And this particular demon has info Mel needs...
Warning: viewer discretion is advised; contains language not suitable for everyone.


As soon as he and Kal took form in the alley's entrance, Mel scanned the scene. It was nothing more than a dark narrow strip between two tall structures. A blue dumpster and a stack of flattened cardboard boxes were shoved against one wall. Standing in the center of the space, a thin male demon with spiky blond hair spun around. Its black eyes widened with surprise. What little light the alleyway provided, danced off the many earrings in its ears.

Recognition slapped Mel. His rage intensified.

The demon-bitch's sidekick.

A young human male, no more than seventeen or eighteen, shoved a baggy down the front of his dirty blue jeans and turned to run. Kal grabbed the kid from behind and spun him around. With their faces close together, Kal stared into the boy's eyes until he went limp, falling into a deep sleep.

Once Mel knew the kid was passed out, he chased the demon fleeing toward the back of the alley. It dove, grasped a hold of the chain link fence, and tried to scramble up.

He jumped and grabbed the back of the demon's gray suede coat, yanked it down, then locked a forearm around its throat; his dagger pressed tight under its chin.

“The she-demon, where is she?” Mel jerked his arm tighter.

A strangled croak came from the demon as it tried to pry loose.

As he leaned closer, the putrid essence of the demon's sweat assaulted him. The stench almost made him gag. He tightened his hold. His desire to snap its neck almost overcame him. It took all his will to stay his rage.

Loud gasps came from the creature and its face turned blue.

Mel eased his grip slightly, but pushed the tip of his blade higher. “Where is she?”

The demon coughed. “I…I don't…know.”

The dagger's point broke through the tender flesh under the creature's chin. “I'm warning you, if you don't—”

Laughter shook the demon's body. “You'll what, vampire? You have no leverage. You're going to kill me no matter what.”

“True, but I can make your death less painful. Your choice.”

“Ah, slayer, you're a fool. Where I'm going, no amount of pain you inflict will come close to what's waiting for me. Do your worst, but know this, she will find your little whore. And when she does, the human's screams of agony will be heard for miles. And if she catches you too, you'll be bound with your eyes taped open so you can watch the torture—”

The words shoved aside Mel's sanity. Black rage filled every corner of his mind. His arm squeezed as he lifted the demon off the ground. Its legs flailed, its mouth opened, trying to suck in air.

“Just kill the fucker,” Kal yelled. “The maggot sack isn't going to tell you anything.”

Mel lowered the male until its feet just touched the pavement. “Tell me where the fuck she is!”

The demon wheezed as it drew in oxygen. “F…fuck…you.”

With a sharp twist, he snapped its neck. The demon dropped to the ground, twitching, but still breathing.

Kal plunged his dagger into the heart. A black mass seeped out of its open mouth and the body exploded into dust.

Love's Prophecy is available on Amazon for kindle and in paperback.

I hope you enjoyed my excerpt. And thank you so much for stopping by my site.
Don't forget to leave your e-mail address!


Sandy said...

I prefer angels when I'm reading by myself at home. I prefer demons when there are other people around. LOL


Allison Merritt said...

I love that scene from LP!

One of my favorite angel/demon movies is Legion with Lucas Black and Paul Bettany. It has so many creep factors.

I can't wait for you to take some time off to start writing PC, because then, we'll be that much closer to getting to read it!

Anonymous said...

First off, I LOVED 'Love's Prophecy' and am fascinated with Angels. I believe that we all have them, because I've been saved from some pretty precarious situations. I think I even dreamed about what they look like, but of course it was but a dream. Can't wait for Kal's story!

Anne said...

I prefer reading about bad boy demons. I tend to view demons as having more feeling (good or bad) than angels.

Unknown said...

Sexy, bad-boy demons all the way...LOL

Casea Major said...

I love the theology of your story! You are awesome. Love's Prophecy is the REAL DEAL.

Ronda Tutt said...

I am a sucker for Fallen Angels because during their existance they were denied the privilege of having any sexual relations with humans or any beings for that matter and when they fall the excitement of the sexual act is mind blowing - LOL With the demon, its nothing new because they've been doing it for years - not saying sex with a demon isn't hot but its just not as exciting - LOL

So Fallen Angels would do it for me - LOL

Ronda Tutt

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

Love how you break down the demons!


Jenna said...

I think I'm actually more of a demon fan--if they're sexy demons who aren't all bad. LOL Loved your intense excerpt, Brenda. But then, I loved the whole book!

BTW--The guy who played Andrew, The Angel of Death on TBAA, was a friend of mine from college. Really nice guy, too, though not an angel. :)

Sheri Fredricks said...

I absolutely LOVE the way you've created a history and built a viability for the vampires to be on earth in the first place!! How exciting!
Thank you for being in this blog hop!

sherifredricks at charter dot net

Unknown said...

Loved the excerpt. I'm an angel fan but you sure make demons sound sexy.

Tabitha Blake said...

As a paranormal writer myself I love angels and demons! Of course I'm in love with one sexy demon named Nyx. LOL! Inside joke!

But anyway I love LP! It is a wonderful book and so well thought out. Hope everyone grabs a copy. You won't be disapointed. It puts such a great spin on the vampire novel.

D'Ann said...

Love your book, Brenda! It's a keeper. I was raised to believe I have a guardian angel. I don't like to talk about demons, so I won't!

Mart Ramirez said...

Ooh awesome!! How creative!

Unknown said...

Thanks for participating in the hop. I love your site. Demons all the way although I do love angels as well. Good luck everyone!


Natasha said...

Demons are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Anonymous said...

I prefer Angels. They're protective and self sacrificing.

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Melissa Limoges said...

Very nice post, Brenda. You know, I haven't really given much thought to angels and demons aside from what's on television or in books. I'm not, what you might call, spiritual. Meh, everyone has their differences, I suppose. :)

donnas said...

I prefer Angels, Demons are just too wild for me.

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Kassandra said...

Demons or fallen angels for me!!

Unknown said...

This isn't on my TBR pile - it is on my already read it and love it pile -- which isn't a very big pile.

BLHmistress said...

I love Demons, because though they are dark somewhere there is a heart of gold in there.


DANIELA said...

I prefer demons. I like bad boys *wink*

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Brenda said...

Day one done of the blog hop and looks like demons are winning, LOL.

I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by. I really appreciate you checking out my site.

laceyblossom said...

I'm more of a demon girl because I love the bad boys! Awesome excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

I love the hot sexy demons...

Pam said...

I love both angels and demons...a little nice and a whole lot of naughty...

booklover0226 said...

Snarky, smarty-pants Demons, please. I love me some bad boys!! LOL

I enjoyed both the post and excerpt. I've added Love's Prophecy to my must have list.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I would have to go with both too!!!! Great excerpt!

molly.frenzel said...

I love Supernatural! Castiel is/was hilarious, i.e. "Hey...Ass-butt!" That's gotta be my all time favorite quote and episode of the series. Anyway, I prefer to have both an angel and demon.

Gale Nelson said...

I pick Angels. Gale

wulf said...

I love fallen Angels. Demons you never know if you can completely trust them.


Krista said...

I love demons because they are the ultimate bad boys!

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Unknown said...

I want both!! 2 is better than 1 right?!? A little Nice and a little Naughty! Can't get any better.
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Tabatha Hansen said...

I prefer Demons, naughty dark demons! I can never resist temptation! I love embracing the dark side ;-)

Tabatha Hansen

Daph said...

demons frighten me, I like to be frightened

Carin said...

I love the bad boy that just needs love so I guess its demons for me.

Unknown said...

Demons and Angels! Love them both.

Deb PelletierC said...

Demons rule! DebP

Phoenix Carvelli said...

Fallen angel - good with a side of bad and I love the wings!
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Yvette said...

Angels, demons...I'll take either.

Susan W. said...

There's nothing better than a fallen angel unless it's a bad boy demon!

Brenda said...

Wow, you guys are all so dang awesome. Thanks for stopping in and commenting!

andieleah said...

I'm team demon because they are wicked sexy!!!

Emily said...

i prefer angels. emily joy drake at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. I like both but prefer a good Demon book.
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Nay Nay said...

Woohoo! I love blog hopping!
What a great way to discover new blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way!

Team Demon all the way! <^_^>
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.


Unknown said...

I love Supernatural too!!

Demons are the ultimate bad boys, and I have a major "thing" for bad boys, so I'm definitely a Demon-snuggler!

Thanks for the giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Christine said...

I like the bad boy/warrior angels, like those in Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series - not Heavenly creatures, but kick-ass, sexy beings who make vamps & rule over them.

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Thaigher said...

Actually I would prefer something different in a way. I like seeing the different aspects and perspectives on both "species" In folklore, not all demons are evil. And in some depictions, not all angels have compassion for humans just compassion for what they are told to do. That is what interests me more. novels with a demon that is more compassionate, or an Angel who is a fierce warrior, Those are the kinds of novels that really perk me up to read it. Don't get me wrong I love a bad demon, But sometimes I love to be surprised. So I can't choose between the two but I do like different variations of them in romance because it's stimulating. It's not predictable.

Anya Millar said...

I'm going to have to go with Angels! They're sexy, built, winged... I mean, come on... feathers??? ;) And just who ever said angels were all sugar and nice? Even biblical angels were pretty fierce.
So, yep, gonna have to go with feathers over horns.

Unknown said...

I like them both, but I prefer demons, especially those with a bit of a soft side. Why? I guess just because they tend to have more fun, at least in books, which is where we all go to suspend reality anyways. ;) I particularly like Al from Kim Harrison's Hallows series


Brenda said...

Thank you all for stopping by my site and leaving me a comment.

Juana said...

I like angels, but I love demons.

I enjoyed the book excerpt & have added it to my book wish list.


StacieD said...

Although I love Castiel from Supernatural, I have to go with demons. They have more fun.

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Michelle Bledsoe said...

I like fallen angels. They are more touchable.

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June M. said...

I prefer demons generally. I have always loved bad boys demons are definitely bad boys, sexy, dangerous, ect.
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JoAnna said...

I love both! I like the redeeming of the demon and the badness of a fallen angel.
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Stacey Brutger said...

I'm not picky, I like both.

Any sexy, tortured hero will do it for me.

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Denise Z said...

Today I am choosing angels for their strength and protection. Thank you for your fun participation.

bn100 said...

Nice excerpt. I like angels for their wings.


Shadow said...

Fallen Angels! Okay, maybe demons. I love bad boys! :D Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Merry said...

Great excerpt! I can't wait to