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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Felicity Heaton's Takeover for her Paranormal Pandemonium 2011 Blog Tour. Felicity's interview with a witch - Serenity from Her Dark Angel

Interview with a witch - Serenity from Her Dark Angel

Firstly, a huge thank you for having me here again as part of my Paranormal Pandemonium 2011 Blog Tour, and in particular the Her Angel series section of it that celebrates the entire angel romance series and the release of the fourth book, Her Guardian Angel.

I’ve spoken about Her Guardian Angel, introduced the series and talked about my angels, and caught up with the hero and heroine from that book on my tour. I’ve even interviewed Apollyon, the powerful and beautiful angel from the first book in the series Her Dark Angel. Now it’s time to meet his heroine, Serenity, and hear her side of the story.

I guess I should introduce myself first though. I have been writing since 2005 and turned indie in 2006, and I’ve written various genres in that time, although most of them are paranormal romance or science fiction romance. These days I’ve focused on my true love—paranormal romance. I write books under two names, with most of my stand alone and series coming out as Felicity Heaton stories, and my Vampires Realm series as F E Heaton. My paranormal romances are usually focused on vampires and werewolves, but I do also write demons and witches, and of course I write sexy angels too!

If you’re new to the Her Angel series and haven’t read any of the books, then you won’t know who Serenity is so I’ll do my best to paint a picture of her.

Serenity is a petite French witch from Paris who barely reaches the chest of her dark angel, Apollyon. She is very powerful and will fight to protect her love and her friends, no matter how strong the foe. She’s often seen wearing her long fair hair down around her shoulders and loves summer dresses in pastel colours or comfortable clothing, giving off a sense of lightness that is only increased by her bright smile and easy air. Her hazel eyes bewitched Apollyon in Her Dark Angel and continue to hold the angel of death under her spell. She’s open, warm-hearted and very friendly, and easily accepts new angels and new people into her life. Serenity is the only person with the power to command Apollyon since he has contracted with her but she rarely uses that on him and instead lets him do as he pleases, choosing to simply live her life with the angel that she loves.

Now, on to the interview...

FH: I have Serenity here with me today to talk about her book, Her Dark Angel. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself?

SERENITY: Ah, I am... how is it you say? I am happy to be here. You must excuse my English. Mon ange teases me about it.

FH: Don’t worry. We all know that it isn’t your native language and we appreciate you speaking it for our benefit. I’ll have to have a word with Apollyon about his teasing you though.

SERENITY: (smiles brightly) He will not like that. I am sure he will be moody. As for me... I am French by birth and have lived in Paris all my life. My mother was gifted and raised me alone, and she taught me to use my, ah... powers. She told me of angels and all the other creatures. I had never met one before Apollyon. It was a shock. I had practiced my magic and was happy to use it to help others. It was all I wanted until I met my dark angel. Now I use my powers to help him and his friends.

FH: Can you tell us about what happened in your story?

SERENITY: I was not happy. Life was not good. The man I had loved, he betrayed me with another woman. They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, do they not? It is true. I was angry, and wanted revenge on him. I hurt. Because of my pain, I used my powers for my own benefit. Never before had I done this. I had not realised what would happen... but I cannot say I am unhappy about it, because I met my angel and he has made me happy.

FH: How did you meet Apollyon, and how did you feel about him initially?

SERENITY: Apollyon says that he heard my plea... that we are connected and that it was my heart that spoke to his. It is very romantic, no? When he appeared, I was afraid. Before me stood an angel... not as we imagine them to be, but a dark glowering man with power that felt dangerous to me. I knew he was death... I did not realise he would not like that name or the others I mentioned. He grew angry with me but he was so gentle too. He wanted to help me. I saw that and realised that I was not judging him well... that I was basing my feelings on tales I had heard, not on the man standing before me. As I came to know him, I discovered that he is a good man, with a large heart... although he is still dark, he does not frighten me anymore.

FH: Was it difficult to see past the wings to the man?

SERENITY: (nods) Of course. Because I am gifted, he cannot fool my eyes. I could see through his spell. I could see the black wings and armour. It was hard to see that and see past it, as you put it. When we danced... even before then... I knew the seed of love was growing in my heart for him. It was hard to accept that he might feel for me too. He is an angel. A pure being created by something otherworldly. It did not seem possible that he could love me too. When he hid his wings and came to me, I could not resist the pull I felt for him. He... how can I say it... kissed me into submission. It was a pleasant way to surrender my fight against my feelings.

FH: How has life been since the events that happened and brought you together?

SERENITY: It has been very different to life before. We have moved into a new home in a quiet area of Paris, and often have visitors. Apollyon is strong and many seek his help. He has tried to leave Heaven but we have discovered that he cannot. There are things only he can do, so they will keep him tied to Heaven for eternity. I fear losing him. If he dies, he will not remember me. I do not want that so I fight at his side and try to protect him so we might be together. I was afraid when we were fighting to help Amelia and Marcus. I had never seen Apollyon like that and I feared I would lose him. I vowed then that if he were to die, I would find him and call to him again... I would find a way to revive his love for me. Einar has said angels remember some things when they are reborn, and that he would help me if anything should happen to my angel. He would bring us together again.

FH: Your story, Her Dark Angel, is a book in a series. Can you tell us a little about the series and can we expect see more of you in other stories in this series?

SERENITY: I think there is a chance you will be seeing more of me. I am tied to Apollyon, and he seems to be important in the series you are writing. I believe you are planning a new story now, one for someone I have not met. Perhaps I will meet him in this story and we will all come together again to stand against whatever danger is after us. I am determined to help Amelia in her fight against Heaven and Hell.

FH: Describe yourself in one word?

SERENITY: Optimistic. Mon ange says I have hope in my heart and that it is like a light that guides me and also him. He says I am his light.

FH: I think he mentioned that in my interview with him. You certainly are his ray of sunshine. Thank you for meeting with me today and chatting. Is there anything else that you’d like to add?

SERENITY: Thank you for asking me these questions. I hope I will be seeing more of you when you write the next book, and I believe the story about how I met my dark angel is on offer at the moment, no? I think many women would like Apollyon as much as I do, and should fall for him through his story too... although they must remember that he is mine.

FH: Her Dark Angel is certainly on offer at the moment for just $0.99 from Amazon Kindle Stores, Smashwords and my site, where you can get versions for Nook and Sony too.

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 until August 28th. That’s a saving of $2.00!
Find out more at my site: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/paranormal-romance-ebook-offers.php

I hope you’ve enjoyed this interview with Serenity and that you’ll follow me on my Paranormal Pandemonium 2011 Blog Tour so you can learn more about the characters, the series and the books, and participate in the giveaways. You can find out my tour dates at my website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/paranormal-pandemonium-blog-tour.php

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

Here’s a little more about the latest book in the series, Her Guardian Angel. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the others. This story can be read out of order with them without any problem at all.

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 will soon be available from other sites.

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.

Read the official excerpt: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebooks.php?title=Her%20Guardian%20Angel

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/
Amazon Kindle UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005EUJIG8/
Kobo Books: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Her-Guardian-Angel-Her-Angel/book-lVb0k7lC80OOiMBAOa-Ldg/page1.html
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77776

Available in paperback for $9.99 from:
Amazon.com: Her Guardian Angel

Felicity Heaton is a romance author writing as both Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. She is passionate about penning paranormal tales full of vampires, witches, werewolves, angels and shape-shifters, and has been interested in all things preternatural and fantastical since she was just a child. Her other passion is science-fiction and she likes nothing more than to immerse herself in a whole new universe and the amazing species therein. She used to while away days at school and college dreaming of vampires, werewolves and witches, or being lost in space, and used to while away evenings watching movies about them or reading gothic horror stories, science-fiction and romances.

Having tried her hand at various romance genres, it was only natural for her to turn her focus back to the paranormal, fantasy and science-fiction worlds she enjoys so much. She loves to write seductive, sexy and strong vampires, werewolves, witches, angels and alien species. The worlds she often dreams up for them are vicious, dark and dangerous, reflecting aspects of the heroines and heroes, but her characters also love deeply, laugh, cry and feel every emotion as keenly as anyone does. She makes no excuses for the darkness surrounding them, especially the paranormal creatures, and says that this is their world. She’s just honoured to write down their adventures.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:
My website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk
My blog: http://www.indieparanormalromancebooks.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/feheaton
Twitter: http://twitter.com/felicityheaton
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/felicityheaton


Let's hear it for Felicity!! Now, Is it just me or did that character interview rock?!

Watch out for my review of Her Guardian Angel coming next week.  I have already started Her Guardian Angel and it is amazing. If you have read any of Felicity's other books, I can tell you that this one will not disappoint! Have your read a FE Heaton book? Which one and what did you think of it?


Felicity Heaton said...

Thanks for having me here and it was great to sit down with Serenity and pose these questions to her!

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