Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Angels with a difference

I'm guessing that by now - my fellow authors have said everything there is to say about Angels and Demons. Well, maybe not everything, we're authors after all, so we should always be able to come up with something to say.
This picture is of the Angel of the North. A sculpture by Anthony Gormley. It's on a hill near Gateshead in the north of the UK and it's wingspan is a big as a jumbo jet. It's something I love to see when I drive north - a sign of changing countryside, a sign of another world.

This is one of my favourite EVER songs - Angels by the fabulous Robbie Williams. I run to this song when I'm on holiday! Robbie's lyrics have inspired many of my stories. He also inspired the character of Charlie in my book Strangers.

The cover of this book by Becca Fitzpatrick is one of the most stunning I've ever seen. I don't buy books based on covers - well, I didn't. I did with this one. I thought it was amazing. The disappointment was that the cover gave away the plot!
But I wish I had that cover for my angel book - The Power of Love.


Joe is a lost soul.
When Joe is killed in the line of duty, the result of a blunder by his girlfriend Poppy, he ends up stuck between worlds, not quite in heaven, not quite in hell. Heaven is Poppy lying in his arms, hearing the sound of his name on her lips as he makes love to her, again and again. Hell is the knowledge that to save Poppy, he must convince her to let him go.

Poppy is a soul lost.
Joe was Poppy’s heart, her soul, and since he died she’s lost it all, including her sanity. Everywhere she looks, he’s there—talking to her, touching her, sharing ice cream, showers and making love to her like there’s no tomorrow. But tomorrow does come, and letting go of Joe could destroy her.

Sometimes love lasts a lifetime. Sometimes love reaches beyond death. Sometimes…love lasts forever.

The really GOOD news is that the book is only 99c. It's been reduced so if you don't win it - you could do me a favour and buy it!


My other angel story is a short one, that won third place in the ARe Just one Bite competition. It's available to read for free in an anthology to be released on Thanksgiving. Volume Five!


To end on a joke
What did Noah say to the angel?
Are you an Ark Angel?

Happy reading!


Arlene said...

Lovely pictures. I'm always in awe of your fascinating blog posts, Barb, and yes, that song is amazing.
Congrats on third place in a very competetive competition. Two Birds, One Stone will always be number one as far as I'm concerned.
And Power of Love is worth 99$, so any one not grabbing it at 99 cents must be possessed by a demon.

Marie Dees said...

LOL, I love that joke at the end. Great post!

Jay Di Meo said...

lol! So funnny. :D
Great post, Barbara, and I agree with you, some covers are just stunning! But yours is very nice too, and the story sounds fascinating. On my list! :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

Thanks, guys!

BLMorticia said...

Love the pics and your stories sound great. TY for Sharing

diannehartsock said...

Oh, your story sounds so heartbreaking. Think I'll need a box of tissue for this one. And yes, Becca's book cover is amazing. Very powerful. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

Thanks, guys.
Um yep, mine is a bit of weepy BUT always HEA!!! It's funny too. I like to laugh when I read so I try to write like that.
Ooh I do love that cover. I cut the slip cover up to use as a book mark.

booklover0226 said...

The first time I saw the cover for Hush, Hush, I was blown away; it was so amazing.

Looking at it today; I feel the same way. It never gets old.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Sara York said...

That cover of Hush Hush was amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Thank you for the great post, and each author has a unique and different tale to tell when writing about angels. Love the cover and Hush, Hush cover is nice too....*S*
Adding yours to my must have list along with a couple more of your titles too.
Thank you for being part of the Angel & Demons Blog tour...*S*

pommawolf @hotmail.com

Nancy said...

Please enter me in this contest. Thank you.

Angel Martinez said...

*face palm* oh, the bad ouns! Lovely post, though, Barbara.

Hayley B. James said...

POWER OF LOVE sounds so sad and I love sad books. Thanks for sharing!

That Hush Hush cover does look awesome. Beautiful cover.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Thanks so much for commenting, guys!!!

Sharon said...

I agree about the Hush Hush cover, it conveys so much emotion :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

Yep, that cover ticks all the right boxes and just goes to show that covers DO sell books even to cynics like me!!

Kiernan_Kelly said...

I love the photo of the angel sculpture - that must be amazing to see in real life. :) And while the cover of the book you purchased is fascinating, I liked the cover of your book as well!