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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Friday Free For All - Meet Bianca Swan!

Please help me welcome, BIANCA SWAN!! Yes, I know you love her cover for CELESTIAL SIN. So do I. *wipes drool from chin* I can't wait to read this one!
Bianca has a fabulous post today about Angelic Lore. So pry your gaze from the book cover long enough to scroll down the page.  LOL  And take a moment to find out more about Bianca and all her work at http://www.biancaswanblog.wordpress.com
She promised me there was a BOOK TRAILER for CELESTIAL SIN there;) But if you can't wait, here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAlimgCq0_M
Thanks so much for being her today, Bianca!
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I became interested in angelic lore when I started I, Lucifer, written in first person from Lucifer’s point of view.  I did tons of research, even met one evening when I lived in Florida with a Jewish scholar.  I also read The Book of Enoch, which isn’t included in the modern Bible.  I can recommend Enoch as an interesting read.  If you Google the book, you can usually find it on-line as free reading.  Unfortunately, I, Lucifer hasn’t found a home yet, but we are still looking!

The angels mentioned in The Book of Enoch are the Grigori or Watchers.  They fell in love with human women and lost heaven for a “friendship of the thighs”.  There are numerous novels on the market featuring the Grigori, and I won’t go into their story here, but again, they are a very interesting order of angels.  The Grigori are mentioned in the Bible in Genesis, 6.2, “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”

In Celestial Sin, my novella from The Wilder Roses, The Wild Rose Press, the hero is Cam-ael, an angel of the Order of the Powers.  These mighty angels patrol the border between Heaven and Hell, guarding against demons.

Cam-ael is also called Camiel and means “he who sees God”.  In occult lore, he is of the nether regions and ranks as a Count Palatine.  When invoked, he appears in the guise of a leopard crouched on a rock.  In the Cabala, Cam-ael is one of the 10 archangels of the Briatic world or Briah (Hebrew, Jewish). This world is the second of the Four worlds of the Kabbalists and referred to the highest created "Archangels", or to Pure Spirits. Another legend speaks of him being in charge of 12,000 angels of destruction.  So, it seems that this angel (like many others) has MPD!

I used the good side of Cam-ael, and I loved him as a hero.   When he arrives on Earth (having been wounded in the Second War in Heaven—the Fallen are trying to beat the loyal angels), he is very innocent of worldly ways but also very wise and kind.  The heroine Essie McBane is a down-to-earth woman who lives on a small farm in North Carolina.

Blurb:

Early on, Essie McBane set her standards high and waited for true love. She never expected the answer to her prayer to literally fall from heaven in the shape of a warrior angel with chestnut curls and a celestial body. As much as she'd love to teach the divine creature a thing or two about sex and lust, can she be responsible for leading him into temptation?

Sinfully handsome Cam-ael, an angel, is wounded in the second war between heaven and hell and plummets into the arms of a beautiful human. But Cam knows he must return eventually, no matter how much he likes the material pleasures of earth. Not to mention the sensual pleasure he's found with Essie.

But when his mortal feelings for Essie draws a demon into the midst, can Cam protect her or will he learn the true meaning of the word sacrifice?

Excerpt:

Whoa, Essie, he’s an angel and a lot younger than you.

His feathers rustled as he unbuckled the fastenings under his arms and bent to place the armor on the floor. What did his ass, hidden by sleek white wings, look like? My, my, he was just too much for a girl to resist. She gave in to temptation, stroked the shiny, soft feathers. He backed into the caress, and a long sigh escaped him.

“That feels incredible.” His voice came husky, and butterflies hatched in her stomach.

It had been a long time since she’d felt belly tugs or the fire of passion licking through her, but when she touched him, the world as she’d known it ceased to exist. He untied the leather tunic and stepped out of it. His wings drooped. He swayed on his feet. She felt guilty as hell, lusting after an angel too weak to stand.

Shakily, he turned to face her. Ginger hair spattered his chest, drew a thin line down his stomach, disappearing in the V-neck of the robe he wore beneath his armor. The loose shirt was thigh-length. The fabric appeared to be linen but with a subtle sheen.

“I’m afraid I can’t remove this.” He lifted a fold of the toga, giving her a tempting glimpse of his upper thigh, very near his cock. “I’m wearing nothing beneath.”


The trailer for Celestial Sin can be seen at Bianca’s Blog.  I invite you to drop by anytime.  I try to post a famous quote each day unless I have a guest blogger.  So come on over and check out the free read and my other novella Hot Spanish Nights!

Thanks, Jennifer, for having me as a guest today.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the info on Angels, Bianca. Who knew? Certainly not I!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Toni. The more I read on the subject, the more engrossing it becomes. Bianca

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  3. Saw that sexy book cover and thought it was Man Candy Monday. lol! That is a drool-worthy cover and the story sounds unique. I hear angels are hot, hot, hot right now. I'm adding this one to my TBR list.

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  4. You are one amazing author Bianca! I hope you sell a ton of tales. I wonder, do we all have guardian angels? And what do they look like??

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  5. Lilly, it seems like angels are the new wave all right. I'm still trying to sell my full length novel about the most infamous angel of all. The cover is rather hot! Bianca

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  6. Couldn't he lift that robe a little bit higher? Probably not for the blog. Oh well, guess I'll just have to get the book. I loved this post. So I informative and interesting.

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  7. Cherie, he does lift the robe quite a lot higher in the book. :-) If you do get the book, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Bianca

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  8. Hi Bianca!

    Enjoyed the post gals. I can't read enough about angels and fallen angels.

    Bianca,

    I loved your Sinfully Hot story, CELESTIAL SIN. Not only is the chemistry between Cam-ael and Essie fantastic, the storyline keeps you wanting to know more about the war between Heaven and Hell, too.

    I wish you luck in placing Lucifer.

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  9. Thanks so much for being here today, Bianca! Come back anytime :)

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  10. Bianca, I am FASCINATED by the information you gave in your post. FANTASTIC JOB! Wow, I am really going do some research about these Grigori. Sounds incredible. I loved the excerpt and I am TOTALLY adding Celestial Sin to my TBR list!! Woot! Great, great, job!!

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  11. AJ, I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and delighted you are considering adding Celestial Sin to your library!

    Karen--you are a dear. Thanks for coming by. And by the way folks, Karen writes some dynamite fallen angel(Grigori/Nephilim) stories!

    Jennifer, thank you so much for having me as a guest. I'm here every Monday for the Man Candy! Bianca

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  12. Hey, Bianca! Here you are again. You know more about HOT angels than the average writer! Thanks for sharing! By the way.

    The writing in this story is lush and wonderful, as usual.

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  13. Bianca-

    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that Celestial Sin is on my TBR list. After that excerpt, it's moving up the list! Hot!

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  14. Thanks Mary! And Sarah I'm glad you liked the excerpt. The book gets hotter. Thanks everyone for visiting! Bianca

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  15. LOVE the post! And the cover!

    Cher

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