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Monday, April 30, 2018

their ancient conflict - Assassin’s Soul (The Angel Crusades #1) by Noella Royce

18+  "The author takes you on an action packed adventure where you meet sexy, badass demons, empaths and a whole lot more. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. [...] The plot was gripping with several twists and unexpected surprises thrown into keep you on edge. " -P.Leslie, Goodreads


Release Date: April 30th, 2018

He’s an enigma. Seductive, dominant, dismissive, distant… and this just makes her want him more.
He’s an Adonis, all rippling muscles, magnetic charisma, and supernatural strength
And just might be a murderer...
Why can’t I stay away from him?
All our lives are on the line on this mission
But the one man I can’t trust is the one I desire

Two groups, the empaths and the tattooed assassins, have joined together to attempt to wrest control of the city of Chicago from the evil demon sorcerer who invaded and took it over ten years before. Andie Oster simply wants to focus on the mission at hand and try to keep herself and her friends alive, challenges made harder by the fact that their new assassin teammates and their commander don’t seem to trust the empaths.

This is especially true of their field leader Dante, a magnetic killer with dark eyes, an insane body, and emotions locked behind a tight wall that no empath can reach. Andie is instantly drawn to Dante, and can’t stop herself from hooking up with him even when he’s dismissive, behavior she’d never put up with before in a guy.

What was it about him she couldn’t resist, and why was she sure he was more than he appeared?

And would her infatuation get them all killed, since there was a murderer in their midst, and all the clues pointed to Dante being the culprit?

Assassin’s soul is an 80k paranormal romance about inexplicable connection in high-tension situations with empaths, assassins and demons. Guaranteed HEA, no cheating and no cliffhanger, explicit sex.

Author's Answer

In your world, Angels and Demons are neither inherently good or inherently evil – what led to that decision? 
One of the things I love most about paranormal romance is its flexibility, namely, the ability to take existing myths, fairy tales, and supernatural tropes and spin them any which way that you’d like. Angels and demons are such powerful concepts, even beyond religion; the idea of ‘demons’, creatures from the underworld who work for a diety of evil, persists in many cultures, and the idea of angels has appeal beyond their religious meaning. “She’s a little angel”, the idea of “guardian angels”, “send me an angel” (great song!) – the symbolism and appeal is undeniable, and I wanted to take the idea of these two ancient foes and make them my own. 

I approached each as different cultures with diametrically opposed values and beliefs, and built out their ancient conflict from there. 

And, of course, it’s super fun to figure out what pairings to do, mixes to create! I can do angel/demon, human/angel, human/demon, half-demons, half-angels – so many fun options!

Read and Listen to the author's Music
One - the Earthly Plane, all current and recent pop music, fun and sexy that I think evoke the Assassin's Soul
Two - Playground of the Arcane, more obscure, gothier, darker songs, talking to the darkness of the setting and certain aspects of the world! (and the music I danced to goth clubs in my late teens and 20s *shifty eyes*)
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About the author:
Noella Royce has been writing romance casually for about a decade, but she came up with the idea for the Angel Crusades and decided to fling herself into the self-publishing world whole hog and with bells on. She loves mixing metaphors, having about ten different books in ten different genres going at any given time, sewing, reading manga, and annoying her cats and husband in equal measure. 

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Kate Sarsfield said...

Well done Noella. It must have taken quite a bit of nerve to self-publish!

kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read.