By Linda Poitevin
Series: Grigori Legacy, #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release: September 27, 2011
Buy the Book: Amazon
About the Book:
When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis is assigned a new partner in Aramael, a Guardian Angel who doubles as a hit man, they have only one thing in common: a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse. Now they have no choice but to work together-relentlessly, fearlessly, intimately. Because only they can stop the rogue angel from ushering in the end of days.
Interview with Linda Poitevin!
Hi, Linda- Thanks for stopping by! We're excited to have you. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself- like have you always wanted to be a writer?
Hi, Julia, and thank you so much for having me. I am utterly thrilled to be here! And yes, I think you could say that I've always wanted to be a writer, although when I was growing up I never considered writing to be anything more than a hobby. I wrote stories all through school and whenever life allowed it after that. I didn't consider pursuing publication, however, until my husband read a story I'd left lying around and began hounding me about the idea. He likes to take credit for where I am now, and he honestly deserves it for all the support he's given me.
I really like the cover for SINS OF THE ANGELS! Did you have any influence in the design?
Thank you! I love the cover, and think Mike Heath did a fabulous job of it. He did the cover for SINS OF THE SON, too, and it's just as gorgeous. :) I did have quite a bit of input into the design, actually. Because of Alex's occupation as a homicide detective, for instance, I was really set on having a fully clothed and professional-looking heroine. I also suggested the alley setting. My editor and publisher were great about working with my suggestions.
How much research was involved for SINS OF THE ANGELS?
More than I'd intended, lol. This entire series was supposed to be a single paranormal romance when I started out, but when I began reading up on angel mythology it was like all these idea-sparks went off in my head and pretty soon I had an entire urban fantasy series beginning to gel. Which meant, of course, more research. I went through just about every angel book the library had, and almost every website I could find on the topic.
Twitter style? Sure. Here goes: Street-smart. Professional. A lot of deeply buried personal baggage. Fiercely protective of family. Vulnerable but not willing to admit so. (139 characters including spaces...ta da!) :)
What is the most challenging aspect of the writing process for you?
My kingdom for a tower like Rapunzel's! Lol. Seriously, my biggest challenge is finding a space to which to write...or rather, keeping such a space. I have shifted my desk into nearly every room of my house at one time or another. When one of my daughters moved out, I actually had my own office for a while...and then she moved back and now I'm in a corner of the dining room. It's temporary, though, because eventually all three girls will move out and I'll have my choice of office space, right? Right??? ;)
If SINS OF THE ANGELS had a soundtrack, what bands would be included?
I can just read from my playlist to answer this one! Apocalyptica would be at the top of the list, followed by Metallica, Muse, Incubus, The Tea Party, Aerosmith, Alice in Chains, Linkin Park, Our Lady Peace, R.E.M., Seether, Three Days Grace, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
Can you tell us three fun facts about Aramael that no one knows?
Actually, no, because I think Aramael may well be the least fun guy I've ever met. His entire purpose as a Power, his entire reason for existence, is to hunt Fallen Angels and condemn them to a fate far worse than death. While Heaven may have its share of lightness and fun, the Aramael and the other Powers of the Sixth Choir aren't party to it.
Are you excited about any other new releases or works in progress?
I am thrilled to have SINS OF THE SON following so close behind SINS OF THE ANGELS. It was originally slated for April or May, but the publisher moved the release date back to March 27, which feels like it's just around the corner. In the meantime, I'm working on the third book in the series, SINS OF THE RIGHTEOUS, and crossing my fingers for a contract. :)
Thanks for stopping by! Any parting words for our readers?
Thank you for having me, Julia! I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'd like to thank your readers for stopping by, too, and, if I may, ask them a question. Now that you've brought up the topic of the cover for SINS OF THE ANGELS, I'm curious to know what readers think about it. What appeals about it? What draws you in and makes you want to find out what the back cover says? Do you like Alex's professional appearance?
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Two lucky winners will win a copy of SINS OF THE ANGELS by Linda Poitevin! Winners may choose either an e-book or paperback copy.
*Though only US/Canada addresses are eligible for a paperback copy of the prize.
Please answer Linda's questions below:
What appeals about the cover of SINS OF THE ANGELS? What draws you in and makes you want to find out what the back cover says? Do you like Alex's professional appearance?
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