We’re so pleased to have author CC Bridges joining us today on the tour for Angels Rising, book three in the Heaven Corp series from Dreamspinner Press.
CC is here to chat about the writing process today, and there’s also a great giveaway so be sure to check out those details below.
Thanks for having me here today to celebrate the release of the third Heaven Corp book: Angels Rising. Stay tuned until the end for a giveaway!
I wanted to talk a little bit about the process of writing this book. I realized that none of the Heaven Corp books were written easily. Angel 1089 was supposed to be a novella until my editor told me I had a novel and I added an extra 20k in a really short amount of time. Exodus was halfway written before I had my son, and then I had to completely rewrite it afterward.
Angels Rising I finished in 2015. But I knew something wasn’t quite right about the novel. I didn’t know what. Then I had the good fortune to go to a weekend long writer’s workshop.
The location was at a university that had been built on the site of an old millionaire’s estate. I fell immediately in love with the location. The paths around the campus were dotted with large marble statues. We crossed a bridge that overlooked the lake, where a fountain spouted water into the air. And that evening, all the writers in the workshop got to have dinner in the mansion – which felt like going back into time, with its velvet wall coverings and huge fireplaces.
When I got home, I knew how to fix Angels Rising. I took out the outline we had used in the workshop, went chapter by chapter, and threw out half the book.
I am very happy with the finished product! I hope you enjoy Angels Rising!
About the Book
Better to reign in hell….
Uriel 3019 has been a cybernetically altered angel since he volunteered for the program fifteen years ago. His devotion to the floating city of Heaven is fierce, and he’ll follow any command he’s given. But Uriel’s orderly world is crumbling. Angels are going mad, even hurting people. Some are rebelling, and the noble families are vying for control—by any means necessary.
Uriel’s latest assignment brings him into a secret society, where his partner, Raphael, is working for freedom and equality for all angels. Could their group be responsible for the angels’ recent erratic behavior? Uriel is determined to find out—and report on his findings. But he doesn’t count on Raphael’s confession—that he has feelings for Uriel—or the memories slowly starting to return from the time before he became an angel.
Is he on the right side? Does he dare to stand against Heaven, even if doing so will save his fellow angels from becoming soulless automatons? Uriel has to decide if his loyalty belongs to his superiors… or to the angel who’s stolen his heart.
About the Author
CC Bridges is a mild-mannered librarian by day, but by night she writes about worlds of adventure and romance. When she’s not busy solving puzzles in an escape room, she can be found diving into comics or binge-watching superhero movies. She writes surrounded by books, spare computing equipment, a fluffy dog, and a long-suffering husband in the state of New Jersey. In 2011, she won a Rainbow Award for best gay sci-fi/futuristic novel.
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