Friday, September 2, 2011

Guest Post with Felicity Heaton - Her Angel Series and Giveaway.

Id like to Welcome one of favourite Authors to my blog today ** Felicity Heaton **. Today we have Felicity here to give us an insight into her idea of Heaven in her books.** A vision of heaven ** ...  Everyone meet Author Felicity Heaton ** below ** ;) grins !!!










 There are  Currenlty 4 books in the series .  Btw Felicity does all her own covers. I must say she is a cover love girl !! I swoon over every cover and have Marcus next to me every morning and night ** teehee * He is my coffee mug holder !!


Welcome Felicity  :)



A vision of Heaven.....



Firstly, I have to say a huge thanks to Kat for having me here today on her blog and letting me talk about my Her Angel series. It’s great to be here.


Kat : Thanks for coming Felicity its great to have you here ;)


Felicity :
For those of you not in the know, I’m Felicity Heaton and I write paranormal romances under that name and also as F E Heaton. I’ve been penning my passionate tales since 2005 and have written over forty of them in that time, and around thirty of those are still available. My romance novels often feature vampires as they’re my favourite creature of the night and I like to write them nice and dark, but I do love to write shape-shifters/werewolves, demons and witches too, as well as sexy angels. My latest release is Her Guardian Angel, which is the fifth novel I’ve released this year.



Her Guardian Angel is the fourth book in my best selling Her Angel romance series, and because it’s the first novel in the series (the first three books are novellas) I was able to give a little more information about the different realms. Heaven in particular for this one.



In the previous stories in the series we’ve only had a brief mention of Heaven, and we have visited a single location in Hell for short periods of time. In Her Guardian Angel, we actually get to go to Heaven and more than once. A large part of the story takes place there and it’s one of the most important locations in the book, and for that reason I wanted to create a stunning image of it in the reader’s mind.



I love to spend time dreaming up what places would look like and when it came time to think about my version of Heaven, I dedicated plenty of it to building a place that would really speak to the reader. We all have an image of Heaven, as we all have one of Hell, and I wanted to play on those rather than trying to shatter what readers were already familiar with and make them try to picture something completely different. Just the word Heaven conjures up images of a place in the sky with fluffy white clouds and angels flying around playing golden harps. I used that stereotype as the start of my rebuild of Heaven and then warped it.



I wanted my image of Heaven in the series to be that of power. Nothing fluffy and cute or nice about it. No pearly gates and puffy clouds for the ground. Heaven in my series is a gargantuan fortress with towers that reach so high into the sky that they’re lost from view. The fortress stands not on clouds but a huge white floating plateau surrounded by enormous high walls that protect it from intruders. There are no gates because a gate is a point of weakness that would require localised and concentrated groupings of angels to protect it. Everything in Heaven is stark white. The grass, paths and even the trees in the grounds of Heaven are white, glittering under the sunlight. The hallways of the fortress are so bright white that they can inspire eye-ache in those not accustomed to them and some of the rooms are like a cathedral with thick white columns that reach into forever. Heaven in my series is like a military stronghold. The regiments of angels reside there, going about their business, and guards constantly patrol the walls. Within the grounds there is a complex that speaks volumes about this version of Heaven. The detention block in Heaven is huge, full of hexagonal cells that form circular clusters that in turn lock together to form larger rings. It’s a place for holding demons who are captive of Heaven and brought in by angels on missions in the mortal realm for questioning or punishment. Heaven is the barracks for the army of God, the angels who do their master’s bidding and obey his commands, and I wanted it to have that dark military feel about it even though it’s clean white and perfect, so it would give readers a sense that Heaven might not be as nice as we think it is and that works perfectly with the book and the series.  Of course, you have to read it to find out why.



I hope my post today has given you a clear vision of what Heaven is like in my series and has piqued your interest. If you’d like to learn more about the Her Angel series, including reading excerpts and downloading samples, then feel free to visit the series page on my website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebookseries.php?series=Her%20Angel



Her Dark Angel, book one in the series, is currently on offer as my summer deal! You can get this angel romance novella for just $0.99 from my site, Amazon Kindle Stores, and Smashwords. That’s a saving of $2.00!








Stories in the Her Angel series are: Her Dark Angel, Her Fallen Angel, Her Warrior Angel, and Her Guardian Angel. Excerpts from the stories and links to where they are available in e-book and paperback can be found at my website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebookseries.php?series=Her%20Angel



Her Guardian Angel is currently available in e-book direct from my website, Amazon Kindle Stores, Apple iBookstore, Kobo and Smashwords. It will soon be available from Barnes & Noble and Sony. It’s also available as a paperback from Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, and will soon be available from other sites.



 Felicitys latest realease is Her Guardian Angel see blurb below and cover ;)





Her Guardian Angel

A simple mission becomes a fight for survival in this fantastic instalment in the Her Angel series.


A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heaven asks of him, but even his loyalty has its limits. When his superior orders him to gain Amelia’s trust through seduction, Marcus starts to question his mission and his feelings for the beautiful woman he has watched over since her birth.


Amelia has gone from one bad relationship to another, so when a gorgeous guy moves in next door looking like Mr Right, she hopes he doesn’t turn out to be another black knight in disguise. But there’s more to Marcus than meets the eye, and when he rescues her from three demonic men, Amelia is thrust into his nightmarish world—a world where God and the Devil exist, and only one angel can save her from death—Marcus, the angel she’s falling in love with.


On the run from demonic angels and the Devil himself, aided by Marcus’s angel friends and their amazing women, fighting for survival against the odds, Marcus and Amelia discover a love that will last forever.


A love so strong it will shake Heaven and Hell.





Available in e-book for $3.99 from:
Author's website:
http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebooks.php?title=Her%20Guardian%20Angel
Amazon Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005EUJIG8/
Amazon Kindle Germany:
http://www.amazon.de/dp/B005EUJIG8/


A big thank you to Felicity for popping over today. I loved her Vision of heaven !!!






Todays giveaway will be an e-book copy of Her Fallen Angel plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks, keyring, magnet and coaster. Open internationally.

Only conditions are that you follow my blog and  Thank Felicity for her wonderful donation for the giveaway !!

Felicity on facebook Author Felicity Heaton Facebook

13 comments:

Felicity Heaton said...

Thanks Kat for having me here to talk about Heaven with your readers. I had a great time writing the post and hope it gives readers an idea of what Heaven is like in my series.

If any readers have any questions for me, I would be more than happy to answer them and their comments!

Felicity

Madame D said...

That was great ladies ;)

Andie said...

I'm here and i follow the blog and i'm giving a huge THANK YOU to Felicity for the post and the awesomeness giveaway and to Kat for inviting Felicity!

I always imagined Heaven with huge towers and everything is white and the whole world stands not on clouds... but this military thing is awesome! I mean, yeah I thought the same about how it works, but i hadn't a picture in my head about how it looks besides the towers.

I don't like it, when I see how everyone, everywhere describe Heaven like with flying angels, fulled with joy and flowers everywhere and a soft, sweet music and everyone happy...

GFC ~ Andreana
rea0903(at)gmail(dot)com

Darlene said...

I'm following on GFC (Darlene).
darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

BOOKWORM NATTIE said...

Thanks Kat for having this giveaway, I have been wanting to read Felicity's books for some time now, I follow Felicity's blog as well, It's amazing work you do in your books but to do your own covers as well...you are one talented lady, congrats Felicity. Please enter me in this awesome giveaway.
nataliej0209@yahoo.ca
sss naughty nattie :)

Carol L. said...

Great boots Felicity. :)
Thanks Kat and Felicity for the giveaway. Love the military feel of your Heaven.Makes for kick a** Angels. lol
GFC follower under Lucky47.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Tanya1224 said...

Of course Thank you Felicity for the giveaway goodies =) I'd love to win some goodies. I followed along with your hop in August and now I see there is more for Sept. Very cool. Thanks again.
Gfc follow as Tanyaw1224
Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

Krystal said...

Looks like an awesome book! GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Krysykat said...

Awesome books!!
GFC follower- Krysta Banco

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway would love to read this book sounds very good! Im a GFC follower/latishajean
tishajean@ charter.net

~Danni said...

Thanks for the post and giveaway Felicity. I loved Her Dark Angel and am looking forward to Her Fallen Angel.

Danni
dannigv616AThotmailDOTcom

SiNn said...

im probably way to late but I love this cover and soo wanna read this book

Katrina W said...

Thanks for popping by ladies sorry on the late announcement Ive been a tad sick ** cough cough**lol.. here is the winner ;)

GFC ~ Andreana
rea0903(at)gmail(dot)com

Congrads !! I will email Felicity and she will contact you !