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Monday, April 25, 2016

Humanity’s fate rests in their hands - Above The Flames by Cassandra Fear

Jasmine’s sixteenth birthday was the worst ever…
Two years later, she’s happy. But happy never lasts…
An army of demons rise from Hell. And Jasmine is right in the middle of the battle…


Published: April 19th, 2016

Jasmine’s sixteenth birthday was the worst ever…

All in one day, her dad died, she met a demon, and her mother rejected her existence forever. After all, the demon who killed her dad was there to take her, and all because of her stupid powers—the ability to conjure blue flames.

Two years later, she’s happy. But happy never lasts…

After moving to Idaho to live with her grandparents, Jasmine has a new life. Almost nobody knows about her powers, and she’s just a normal teenager with normal problems. Then comes her eighteenth birthday—and the earthquake that changes her world forever.

An army of demons rise from Hell. And Jasmine is right in the middle of the battle…

When demons claw their way to Earth, Jasmine is surrounded by hundreds of fire-eyed beasts. Worse, she is captured by a big-shot demon named Bael. He’s a tricky foe with a chip on his shoulder—and the desire to make Jasmine use her powers for evil.

Amon is a fallen angel with an attitude—and everything to lose.

Successfully escaping the underworld undetected, Amon is on a quest to regain God’s grace when he rescues Jasmine from the clutches of a particularly nasty demon he knows all too well. The attraction between him and the not-entirely-human captive is instantaneous. Heavenly sparks fly, but ideas of romance will have to wait. First they have to stop the demon race from wiping out the mortal realm. Humanity’s fate rests in their hands.

Can two troubled angels rise above the flames to ensure a future for mankind? Or will Jasmine and Amon’s souls be bound together—in hell?


Above the Flames came to me in a dream. I don’t know why, but I chalk it up to watching The Walking Dead too much. Ha! But seriously, my dream was the most vivid dream I’d ever had. I think the inspiration came from a show about super volcanoes that I’d been watching on The Discovery Channel. As I was watching this show, I started thinking about what would happen if demons rose up out of those things and tried to take over the world. Then, that night, I had the dream. 

Everything was spelled out for me. The only thing I had to do was name my characters. I had a place, and how it happened. I had a plot and a story arc. I had everything I needed to write this crazy book, so I started the journey. 

I went out with my husband, and he bought me a laptop to encourage me to write my story. So, I did. I wrote and I wrote and I wrote and in about three months I had a rough draft. Let me tell you, when I say I had a rough draft I mean “rough!” It was pretty bad, which I found out when I joined an online critique group. I wasn’t discouraged though. I had the story, and I had the characters. I could learn how to do the rest. 

After some awful, mean critiques of my first few chapters I took a break. I needed to clear my head and figure some things out. So I researched and read and eventually, after a few more months, I had it. I worked around the clock after that, every chance I could get I wrote. After work, before work. I let people continue to provide critiques for me, but I found a few that were awesome and with their help, I made my book into what it was always meant to be. 

So, as you can see, inspiration can strike anywhere. Even when watching The Discovery Channel. All it takes is an idea and a lot of hard work to make your dreams come true.
About the author:
Cassandra Fear lives in Ohio with her husband, two kids and two dogs. Hiking, taking care of her fish tank and reading are her favorite hobbies. She loves chocolate, hates driving in the snow and could eat macaroni and cheese every day. In her spare time, she loves to write, and has always dreamed of becoming an author. Her dreams will become reality with her first book, Above the Flames.

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