Hey, guys and gals! Thanks for having me on The Novel Approach today! So, all week long, I’ve been talking about my latest release, Angel’s Redemption, published by Storm Moon Press.
Today, I want to give you a sneak peek into the planned sequel, Angel’s Sacrifice. Sequel? Well, heck yeah! We need to see more of Blaine and Lyn. A man who finds his guardian angel and lives happy for now isn’t enough, right?
No, they go through more. A heck of a lot more drama and angst, fun and excitement, and a super crazy adventure that leaves someone hanging on the fringes between life and death.
Oh dear, what a spoiler. Apologies for that. I’ll try not to spoil you too much for the rest of this post.
All of our favorite characters from Angel’s Redemption will return in Angel’s Sacrifice. Of course Blaine and Lyn will be back, as well as Katlinne, Robert, and let’s not forget about Vince.
And there will be new characters, which I believe readers will find to be quite heavenly, or quite evil, depending on how you perceive at them.
In the first story, we learned a little bit about Lynsael, Blaine’s ex-guardian angel. We read about how he loses his wings because he’s turning human by being on earth. He’s also quite scared to go anywhere outside without Blaine. In the sequel, Lyn learns that there is so much to life in the human world, so many awesome things to see and to do. Even though he remains very uneasy to explore it without Blaine around, he settles in to life in the human world. Yet, there’s still one thing that holds him back: the pain from losing his wings haunts him in the form of large, red welts in the middle of his back. Why is that? We’ll have to find out.
Of course Blaine is still playing Club Voodoo with his band, ‘Til Dark, every Friday night. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances in which Raz couldn’t stay with them, they have to bring back Vince, but that’s definitely okay. He was always a fun character to write in Angel’s Redemption. Will he be just as crazy as in the first book? Maybe.
Music will also play a big part in the sequel as it did in Angel’s Redemption. The characters are rockers, so of course I won’t forget about stage performances at the club. How about if they now have some merchandise, like a recorded CD and stickers for sale? Hehe, I’ve attended lots of local band concerts where they sold their stuff after the show. I could so totally see ‘Til Dark with stuff like that. And a new logo. Yeah.
Okay, now this post has turned out to be a brainstorming post. Smiles!
Back on track… And, of course, there will be an antagonist, who I still have to figure out those details for myself, but I assure you that the adventure Blaine and Lyn went through to be together in the first book will be stepped up a notch, or three, for the sequel.
Also, in the first book, Blaine dealt with seventeen years of lifelong bad luck. Will I bring that back in the sequel? Well, no. I think Blaine’s had enough for now, don’t you? He’s opened a new chapter in his life, learning to deal with things as they come along and not claiming them as his lifelong streak of bad luck.
Besides, there will be so much more to introduce, a lot more for Blaine and Lyn to deal with. Those big life changes that could separate them and that will definitely bring them together tighter than they ever were before.
“What about the angels?” I hear you cry. The first book showed us just a small glimpse of Lynsael’s world, and we got to read a little bit about Raziel, a Hell’s angel who came to take Lyn back to Hell. In the second installment, we’ll of course read more about the angels, both good and bad. How about a better peek inside Lyn’s world? Do you think more angels will appear and play a big part in Blaine and Lynsael’s relationship? They might. And I can certainly guarantee for anyone who enjoys stories that combine both religious themes and paranormal, you will not want to miss this one.
Twenty-four-year-old Blaine Schneider is seasoned to hardship. Since the age of eight, he’s experienced nothing but a swarm of bad luck: from the funny electrical fire in shop class to failing grades and relationships gone sour. He believes he’ll never get past it; only his band, ‘Til Dark, and their dream, keeps him going through it all.
Shortly after he mysteriously inherits a beautifully carved angel statue, Blaine also finds an apartment big enough to display the lifelike sculpture, and he thinks his luck has finally taken a turn for the better. But when he discovers the spell inscribed on the statue’s base, he frees Lynsael from his stone prison, a handsome fallen angel who claims to be Blaine’s former guardian angel, and then his luck really improves.
But while Blaine is falling hard for the angel’s blue eyes and lively personality, in the shadows, dark forces are working to keep Blaine and Lynsael apart. It will take more than luck for the pair to come through unscathed—it’ll take a miracle.
Angel’s Redemption by Azalea Moone. Now available in digital formats from Storm Moon Press for just $3.99!