Interview with Asmodeus, hero of Her Wicked Angel by Felicity Heaton
Thank you, Kat, for having me here today at Page Flipperz as part of my Her Wicked Angel Virtual Book Tour!
First, here’s a little about me. I’m a paranormal romance author and I’ve been writing since 2005, and went indie in 2006. I love to write big worlds, populated by vampires, shifters, demons, fae and angels, and I have several series. This tour is about the Her Angel series, where passionate angels fight to protect the women they love in a deadly war between Heaven and Hell.
Today, I’m catching up with Asmodeus, the hero of Her Wicked Angel, which is the sixth book in my Her Angel paranormal romance series.
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I’ve brought Asmodeus to my famous interview room. It’s rather swanky and a little bit gothic, reflecting my personal tastes. The walls are black and the furniture beside the large white marble fireplace are three red velvet tall backed armchairs with gold carved wooden frames. I have two opposite me, but only one is occupied today.
Asmodeus is engrossed in petting Romulus, one of his large black hellhounds that resembles a muscular and bigger cousin of a Great Dane. I’m disappointed that Asmodeus has donned mortal clothing rather than coming to the interview in his few remaining pieces of armour. Rather than having his deliciously powerful upper body exposed for our viewing pleasure, he’s wearing a black shirt and black jeans, and large boots that look as if they have seen some action. They’re scuffed and worn, and I’m sure there’s a faint splatter of blood on his left one. The other downside to his mortal clothing is that I don’t get to see his beautiful black wings.
Asmodeus’s intense golden eyes shift to me and I smile. It’s hard to hold it while he’s staring so intently at me, all the fires of Hell in his eyes. He’s gorgeous, built for sin and wicked fantasies, with his wild black hair and the slight tilt to his sensual mouth. He looks as if he might crack a smile and then resumes his petting of Romulus. His gaze doesn’t leave mine though, and he looks every bit the wicked King of Demons as he sits on the red velvet armchair, casually stroking the hellhound between his pointed ears.
FELICITY: How about we begin with an easy question… can you tell us a little about yourself?
ASMODEUS: Certainly. What would you like to know?
FELICITY: Um… just a general introduction would do. Most people just launch into a brief piece about themselves.
ASMODEUS: Ah. Noted. I am new to this. Liora was the first person who ever wanted to know anything about me. It is still strange for me to speak about myself. I am several millennia old, created in a time of war between Heaven and Hell by my master, the Devil. He took the blood of the bastard Apollyon and made me from it.
FELICITY: After torturing him until he pretty much lost his mind and was pure evil himself.
ASMODEUS: *dispassionate* Correct. I was created to serve my master as his right hand man and was given the title of King of Demons several centuries later. Yet, I was never given leave to visit the mortal realm. I am unsure why my master wanted to keep me in Hell. Perhaps he thought I would seek to bring war to Heaven’s doorstep as he could not and was jealous of my freedom.
FELICITY: Maybe he didn’t want you getting too powerful, with too many demons and Hell’s angels willing to follow your orders. You do sort of walk the line a little when it comes to your position in Hell and it’s possible the Devil might view you as a potential threat to his throne.
ASMODEUS: *pensive* It is possible. He has often tried to keep me under his yoke and did not like it when I left his fortress to build one of my own in a land too distant from the bottomless pit for him to reach when he is contained there.
FELICITY: So to sum up… you’re pretty bad ass and evil, and also extremely powerful, and you have your own castle. *he nods* Cool. In Her Wicked Angel, you meet Liora. How did you meet and how did you feel about her initially?
ASMODEUS: Confused. To be honest, I was not sure what to make of her or how I felt when around her. I had just left Hell for the first time, sent to Paris to retrieve a female for my master, and I was overwhelmed by the mortal world. It was noisy, and colourful, and an assault on my senses.
FELICITY: Understandable considering that Hell is rather lacking in colour and technology.
ASMODEUS: *nods again* And then when I set eyes on the target of my mission, I felt strange. My heart raced, my hands shook, and I was drawn to her. At the time, I thought I was growing sick because of the mortal realm, but have since discovered this is a normal reaction in a male when they see a female they desire.
FELICITY: You really desired Liora though, and that must have made things even more difficult for you, considering she was your target.
ASMODEUS: It did. I knew as soon as I set eyes on her that I could not allow my wretched master to lay his claws on her. I knew that I would do anything to make her mine, even as I knew I did not deserve such a pure, beautiful female.
FELICITY: Ah, Liora said you were a poet and she’s right. You do have a way with words. Your relationship with Liora is complicated because of her family and other, ah, things. Was it difficult at first?
ASMODEUS: Apollyon. *grumbles* The bane of my existence. I despise him, yet I am born of him. I wish it were not so. When I discovered that Liora was related to the female, Serenity, who is Apollyon’s, I thought perhaps it was all a trap devised by the bastard angel. It was not easy at first with Liora because of Apollyon and Serenity. They sought to convince her that she was safer away from me, and part of me truly believed that too, but I could not leave her. I knew I had the power to protect her from the Devil and she placed her trust in me to do just that, and as we grew closer, it became impossible for me to part from her. Apollyon said that she had me under her spell and I believe that spell continues to this day and will never fade.
FELICITY: There you go again, being all romantic. When you sit there, looking all gorgeous and talking like that, it’s hard to remember that you’re probably still at least 80% evil.
ASMODEUS: *bares his fangs and his eyes burn crimson*
FELICITY: Okay, maybe it’s more like 90% evil. *smiles* How has life been since the events that happened and brought you together?
ASMODEUS: *smiles now – oh, boy, is he a hottie when he lets that weapon loose* Wonderful. Liora would say otherwise, but she would be wrong. She thinks I am always ‘stressed out’ about things but with her by my side, I feel I can take on anything and win.
FELICITY: Even a dragon?
ASMODEUS: *laughs – I melt a little… okay, a lot* Even a dragon.
FELICITY: It’s good to see you laughing and smiling. It makes me feel I’m going to finish this interview with my head still on my shoulders.
ASMODEUS: *sobers* I would not be so sure. *long pause in which I swallow my heart* I am joking, of course. I know Liora has warned you to ‘play nice’ with me and I have had the same warning. She believes Apollyon will reprimand me if I do something to upset you.
FELICITY: And what do you believe?
ASMODEUS: *shrugs* That I would kick his arse and show him that I am not to be trifled with.
FELICITY: It’s only a fool who would try to mess with you, Asmodeus. Besides, I know you’re nice beneath that growly exterior.
ASMODEUS: *sighs* You sound like Liora now. You two will destroy my reputation. Countless centuries of hard work gone to waste because of two females.
FELICITY: We do our best. Your story, Her Wicked Angel, is a book in a series. Can we expect to see more of you in other stories in this series?
ASMODEUS: I do believe so. There is a certain matter and a certain male that both need my constant attention and I have word that he will be the subject of the next romance in the book. *laughs* I do not envy him for his female is…
FELICITY: Spoiler alert!
ASMODEUS: *frowns* Spoiler alert?
FELICITY: Yes. I know you know what happens with Nevar in his romance, but we need to keep that secret, okay? Describe yourself in one word?
ASMODEUS: Evil. *I give him a look that says I’m not buying it* Wicked?
FELICITY: *laughs now* Liora said the same thing about herself. *his golden eyes darken, smouldering with fire*
ASMODEUS: She is very wicked. The wickedest.
FELICITY: I’m letting you go now. Go. Before you get all growly on me again because you want to have yourself a little alone time with Liora. It was great speaking to you today and I’m sure readers will love this interview with you.
ASMODEUS: Thank you. *rises and casts his hand out, and a swirling black vortex appears. He steps through and disappears*
FELICITY: And I survived with my head still on my shoulders.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Asmodeus and the insight into his romance novel, Her Wicked Angel, and the Her Angel series.
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All of the books so far in the series are available in paperback, and in ebook from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Excerpts are available for all of the current releases in the series, so you can get a taste of these paranormal romances.
Read more about Her Wicked Angel below, and visit my site for links to all the retailers and a 6 chapter excerpt:
Felicity Heaton The King of Demons and the Devil’s right hand man, Asmodeus is a dark angel born of evil and created for destruction. When his master orders him to venture into the mortal world and retrieve a female for him, he seizes the chance to leave Hell for the first time, uncaring of what the Devil has planned for her… until he sets eyes on the most beautiful woman he has ever seen—a female who awakens new feelings within his black heart, unleashing passion so intense that it controls him and desire he cannot resist.
He will not let his wretched master have her. She will belong to him.
Liora is a witch with a bad reputation and an obsession with fighting demons. A mission gone wrong sees her sent to Paris to cool off, but when a dark and deadly warrior with a gaze of golden fire lands in her life, she ends up burning hotter than Hell for the wicked angel. Nothing will stand between her and the immense, forbidding male. Not her cousin. Not Asmodeus’s sworn enemy and twin, Apollyon. And certainly not the Devil.
Caught up in a tempest of danger and soul-searing passion, can they survive against the odds and seize their forever after?
Her Wicked Angel is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and many other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebooks.php?title=Her%20Wicked%20Angel
Books in the Her Angel romance series:
Find out more about the Her Angel series at Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/series/54822-her-angel
Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.
In 2011, five of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:
5 Hot red chillies !! Yes smokin hot !
Wickedly delicious - Asmodeous and Liora are dam HOT together. OMG they are scorching!!
The King of Demon’s Asmodeus is born of evil – created for havoc and destruction, all fear him – think the worst of him, until he meets Liora.
A witch who is kick arse and causes feelings within him to awaken he has never felt. Passion and desire are something this Angel has never experienced, but upon meeting Liora Asmodeus is thrown into a world he never knew existed. (Love)
She was mortal.
Asmodeous is hot as hell, dark, dangerous and yet like a newborn to feelings of emotion. These new feeling are unbeknown to him, but the fact that he feels them alone is so sweet. Liora ignites something in him he has never felt before - making him burn for more than he ever thought capable.
Asmodeous intrigues Liora - he is like a magnet and her polar opposite yet a connection they both can’t deny.
Asmodeous is sent from Hell to fulfil with a mission from the devil to retrieve a female from Paris. But upon meeting this female – Liora he certainly gets more than he ever bargained for.
Her Wicked Angel is a very fast paced read, filled with lots of emotions, and details giving the reader great insight into all that is and all that is felt. Felicity certainly knows how to weave her stories. We are always immersed totally within the world that she creates and her characters always leave a place behind with each instalment.
The character development is never rushed; we see and feel every emotion. Her descriptions are always so well detailed that we can see as we read and venture on the journey with her characters.
We see characters put forth from the previous books which I very much enjoyed, and also the interactions within each of them.
The action and passion are riveting, never over board and always passionate. The action is straight forward, blending in within the storyline well. Equal amounts of all are found within this fantastic storyline.
One of my favourite quotes.
** Dizzy, Nauseous, Weak Ailing.... I have never felt like this before **. He lifted to hers again and clutched his bare stomach. “At the tower ...... I felt strange............................ ((Quote taken from book) sigh -
Unique filled action packed story, filled with love, pure evil - kick arse action.