He Was Bad…
I’ve always had a thing for bad boys. What can I say? I love a guy with a dark side. So guys like Spike (from Buffy The Vampire Slayer) or Riddick (from Pitch Black) find a quick way to my heart. Considering my affection for these bad men, I suppose it’s not a surprise that I do so enjoy writing about anti-heroes.
When I began my Fallen series for Kensington Brava, I introduced a character named Azrael—Az for short. In my first Fallen book (ANGEL OF DARKNESS), Az definitely played on the dark side. He wasn’t one of those sweet, gentle angels. I’m not sure the guy knows how to be gentle. In fact, Az is one of the darkest characters that I’ve ever written. He’s got flaws—many of them quite lethal—and he doesn’t understand love. Because he was so very wicked in my initial introduction to him, I knew that I’d have a fun time *redeeming* him in his own book.
The challenge? Letting Az keep his edge. Because what good is a bad boy if he’s—well, too good? So as I wrote the story, I tried to show Az’s journey, and I tried to show that, with one wrong turn, with one change in his life, Az could truly be one of the monsters that brings hell to earth.
Because for Az—and for all of us—whether we are good or bad…that depends on the choices we make each day. We’re all walking a fine line, just trying to get by. I’m certainly not 100% good, and, sure, I can have some evil thoughts (say when that lady gabbing on her cell phone cuts me off and almost causes me to wreck while my son is in the back seat of my car). But, it’s the way we handle that little bit of evil inside of us that really matters.
It’s our choice to be good. Our choice to be evil. And our choice to be a bit of both.
In ANGEL IN CHAINS, Az gets to make his choice, too.
I’d love to giveaway a $15 Amazon.com gift certificate to a commenter. Tell me—do you ever have evil thoughts? What pushes your buttons and makes you see red? What tempts you to walk on the dark side? One commenter will be randomly selected to win.
Thanks for checking out my post!
ANGEL IN CHAINS—Available 11/27/12 from Kensington Brava
Some angels are meant to fall…
*information taken from Author’s website*
Angel In Chains
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Publisher: Kensington Brava
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Fallen Book 3
ISBN: 0758267630 / 9780758267634
As a fallen Angel of Death, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption. One night, as he wanders the streets of New Orleans, he discovers a woman surrounded by panther shifters. No longer able to contain the anger simmering within, Az summons his dark powers and attacks, determined to protect this innocent human from certain death.
Only Jade Pierce is no delicate flower. She’s spent years learning to survive and fight the evil forces sent by her ex-lover who refuses to let her go. But after seeing Az in action, she figures she could use a little supernatural help. And so she plans a course of seduction guaranteed to arouse his interest and his angelic passions…