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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

sister against brother, light versus darkness - Praefatio (Praefatio #1) by Georgia McBride

After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety.

Description:

Published: May 21st, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway...

After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety.

Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true?

Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?

GUEST POST
Our Fantasy Modern Angels 

I enjoyed writing my angels in PRAEFATIO. They are smart, savvy, and sassy. Each relishes his or her power and their position in the Order. The type of angel you are determines where you live, where you can go, how high you can fly, whether you can move easily between heaven, earth, and hell, etc. 

All angels have a job called a purpose. A purpose is not always made clear from day 1, and an angel can spend her or his entire life seeking that purpose. 

My angels are diverse. Some are full angels born (yep, I said born) in heaven. Some are half-angel and half-human. Some are mixed with other species of beings. Some, when they appear as human, do so as black, white, Asian, etc., representing the full-human spectrum of race and ethnicity. 

Most all of the angels in my book speak Latin as their native tongue. BUT, many speak the languages of heaven, earth, and hell as well. Only certain angels are afforded the tongue of heaven and or hell. 

My angels are just like you, as one might expect modern angels to be. They have emotions, are able to be hurt, and can be killed. Those who have had the pleasure or displeasure of living on earth, are surprisingly human-like. Others have not quite acclimated just yet and would rather have their wings cut off than spend one more miserable day on earth around humans. 

In the world of PRAEFATIO, angels visit Wing Salons for the washing, conditioning, and even dying of their wings! Wings can be adorned with jewels, extra feathers for a lush and full plumage, and angels can get their feathers treated for various conditions. After all, earth is not kind to angel wings. 

There is also flight school for those angels who were not born in Heaven and therefore have to learn how to fly. An angel also needs to learn how to pray, cast out demons and serve. 

Angels can appear as human, but cannot speak to or interact with them except under certain conditions. 

Thanks for allowing me to share a glimpse into the angels of PRAEFATIO. This was a lot of fun! 

Kobo ** TBD ** IndieBound ** iTunes
About the author:
Georgia loves a good story. Whether it’s writing her own, or publishing someone else’s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does. Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT.ORG and the weekly #yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books. That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading. She lives in North Carolina with four dogs, a frog, a parrot, 2 kids, parents and a husband. PRAEFATIO is her first novel.


1 comment:

karin said...

really love the cover and blurb :) added to my tbr list