Today I want to wish a HUGE Happy Book Birthday to my dear friend Christine Fonseca - Congrats Christine!!!
Today kicks off the launch of her blog tour for her novella, DIES IRAE, a prequel to her Requiem series (the first novel, LACRIMOSA, will be out in March).
If you haven't yet heard of this book, here's a little teaser along with its gorgeous cover:
Mikayel lives by one rule—obey the orders of the angelic Council at all costs. That is, until he and his friends, Azza and Demi, are sent to Earth. Assigned as Watchers while they await their decision of which angelic order to serve, the three assume the bodies of teenagers and experience life as human.
The sensations are overwhelming as the angels experience a host of human emotions—rage, terror, love—and come ever closer to breaking one of the unbreakable rules—never fall in love.
But being human isn’t the only problem facing the three angels. Unbeknownst to the Council, demonic activity is on the rise, threatening to break a tenuous peace that has existed for a millennia; a peace Azza seems bent on destroying.
Caught in a struggle for power with unseen demonic forces and Azza, and fighting against his rising emotional attachment to Demi, Mikayel must now decide how much he is willing to sacrifice for his new found love—a decision that could reignite an ancient war and will threaten the only thing that matters to the angels, the survival of humanity.
You can check out the awesome book trailer HERE.
We've got a fun guest post today with a little Q&A with the characters from DIES IRAE.
Take it away guys!
Getting to Know the Angels of DIES IRAE
I’m so excited to start my blog tour for DIES IRAE with my NF buddy, my CP, and my BFF, Michelle. Michelle asked me to introduce you to the main characters of DIES IRAE. So, the best way to do that I think… An interview.
So, I asked Mikayel, Azzaziel, and Demetra to join me today and talk with all of you. Without further adieu, I bring you the angels of DIES IRAE:
Mikayel: Oh please, you make us sound so…
Azzaziel: Ridiculous; the word you’re looking for is ridiculous.
Demetra: I was thinking old.
Christine: Whatever guys. You know what I meant. I’m just happy you’re all here for our readers. Now, to get started, let’s have each of you tell everyone a little bit about yourselves. Mikayel?
Azzaziel (whispering to Demetra): Told ya he’d go first.
Demetra (whispering to Azzaziel): Shh. Don’t be so rude.
Mikayel (Clearing his throat): Thanks Christine. I’m Mikayel and I’m sort of the leader of the group.
(Azzaziel coughs loudly)
Mikayel: What? I am. Anyway, I’m the reason we were assigned as Watchers. And we won’t leave until I’m ready. (smiles smugly at the others)
Christine: Thanks Mikayel. Azzaziel, you’re up.
Azzaziel: First off, call me Azza. You know I hate it when people address me by my full name. Let’s see. I guess I would say that I’m Mikayel’s best and most loyal friend. Where he goes, I go. Which isn’t always a good thing.
Christine (laughs): Thanks Azza. Demetra, tell us a little about you.
Demetra: Well, I’m Demetra, Demi for short. Like Azza, I am loyal to Mikayel. I’m sort of like the voice of reason with these two.
Christine: Isn’t that the truth!
Demi: Yep. And trust me, it’s a constant battle to keep them in line.
(Mikayel and Azza laugh)
Christine: Tell me more about that.
Demi: The boys are both tricksters, constantly trying to pull one over on me. It’s kind of a nightmare assignment really.
Christine: Ha! I bet. Okay, we’re almost out of time. Last question. Describe the other angels in one word. Let’s start with you, Azza.
Azza: Easy. Mikayel is confused. And Demi is a hard-nose.
Mikayel: Confused? I don’t think so!
Christine: What are your words Mikayel?
Mikayel: For Azza, stubborn. And for Demi…beautiful.
Azza: I think I’m going to be ill.
Demi: Mikayel is strong and Azza, he’s reckless.
Azza: I think we can see where everyone’s loyalties are now. Just remember that I met Mikayel first. We’ve been friends a lot longer than the two of you.
Demi: Touchy, touchy.
Mikayel: Guys, knock it off.
Christine: Is it always like this with you three?
Mikayel, Azza and Demi (together): Yes. Always.
Christine: Well, I think that is it for now, then. Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourselves.
And there you have it—my brief, but, um…interesting (I hope) interview with the angels of DIES IRAE. To find out more about them, and their adventures on earth, be sure to check out DIES IRAE.
Thanks for stopping by Christine!! Here's a little info on the fabulously talented Christine along with info on where to get this amazing book. And keep scrolling for a little teaser on the first novel in the Requiem series. AND head over to the Operation Awesome blog tomorrow for a chance to win TWO COPIES of this awesome novella! CONGRATS AGAIN CHRISTINE!!!
To buy DIES IRAE, head to - Amazon, Barnes & Noble
School psychologist by day, critically acclaimed YA and nonfiction author by night, Christine Fonseca believes that writing is a great way to explore humanity. Her debut YA Gothic series, The Requiem Series, including DIES IRAE and LACRIMOSA, examines the role of redemption, sacrifice and love. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can be sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. Catch her daily thoughts about writing and life on her blog.
For more information about Christine Fonseca or the series, visit her website – http://christinefonseca.com or her blog http://christinefonseca.blogspot.com.
As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the warrior angels called Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan.
He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel.
Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself.
Author Endorsement(s):“LACRIMOSA reaches out, grabs readers by the heart, and takes them on an emotional journey from the first page to the last. The last novel you’ll need to read to understand true sacrifice.”
~Elana Johnson, Author of POSSESSION