Monday, November 12, 2012

Elise Marion - Redemption

Elise Marion Redemption

November 15 will mark the end of the journey of Angels on earth in the Angels Among Us series. In honor of the Series ending we are having have an amazing giveaway and interview with the amazing Elise Marion..

When and why did you begin writing?

I actually started writing when I was twelve years old. I loved to read and had an active imagination so I would make up stories and write them down. As I got older I started getting into Romance novels and tried my hand at writing a few in high school. To this day it remains my favorite genre to write.

What was the hardest part of writing the Angles Among us series?

I think the hardest part was writing a good, fictional story about Angels and Demons that held a bit of mythology from different religions, without injecting my own beliefs. Many of what I wrote about heaven, hell, angels, demons, and the whole spiritual world, is not at all true to what I believe religiously, but I believe in writing fiction there can be a healthy separation of what I believe and what I write. It was fun, though, playing around with the gray areas of religious belief, fiction, and what I believe to be a reality.

How did you come up with the idea of An angel of healing ?

In the spiritual world that I've created in this book, every angel has a purpose. In book 1 of the series,
'Fallen', angel Amir is a healer. He can feel the pain and sickness of others and can heal them of any sickness or disease. In book 2, 'Tempted' angel Sarah is a Messenger angel, whose job is is to deliver messages between Heaven and angels or other spiritual beings stationed on Earth. In this book, 'Redemption', our hero Nathan was once a Warrior angel. I did this because I liked the idea of Angels being sort of like this army in the war between good and evil. Just like in the military, the angels of this army all have their purpose for the cause.

How was writing Redemption for you was it hard to say good bye?

'Redemption' was a real challenge because I knew before I even started that it was going to be much different from the first two books. Because the hero, Nathan, is a Fallen angel and is fighting against an eternity in Hell, I knew that this story would be much grittier and darker than the first two. It was hard, because I often wondered if it wasn't TOO dark, if the fans of the first two books wouldn't like it for that very reason. Thanks to the advice of friends, and following my own gut, I stuck to my guns and wrote the story the way I imagined it. I feel strongly that fans of the series will appreciate it because of its uniqueness and find closure in Nathan's story. He was introduced in book 2 and his fate was kind of left hanging in the air.

It was definitely hard to say good-bye to this series. But like all good things, it had to end. And it's best to go out on a high note and end it with a bang.

What do you think you will be working on next?

I am always working on many things at one time. I am currently finishing up my last release for the year 2012, and erotic romance entitled 'The New Year's Masquerade', which is a sequel to a Valentine's Day themed book I released earlier this year. I am also gearing up for 2013 with the 3rd book in my Historical Romance series, Kings of Cardenas. as well as researching for a series of books entitled 'Red Tail Hearts' about the pilots known as Red Tails'....or, The Tuskegee Airmen.

Do you have any advise for other inspiring writers?(like myself)

Perseverance is the key. The literary world is full of critics and nay-sayers. Many people will tell you 'no', or that you don't have what it takes, or that your books can't sell. I believe that the publishing industry is changing for the better with the dawning of new era of self and indie publishing. The sale of e-books increases every year and many Independent authors have made it to the top of NYT and USA Today Bestseller lists. I hold these examples up and remember then when I feel discouraged, because I know that it is possible.

I think it's also important to be professional and do what you can to find good editors and cover artists. Find another writer to be your critique partner or join a critique group. We all become better through constructive criticism and friendship.

Last but not least: This is my favorite question to ask:(It really is)

Is there a message you want your readers to take at the end that you didn't think a lot of people got?

I think the main takeaway from every book in this series is that love always prevails. I wish I had something deeper to tell you, but that's the truth of what I do as a writer. I write Romance and no matter what sub-genre I happen to be writing, I also remind myself of that truth: love conquers all. In the case of this series, it may even conquer the terrors of a fate spent in Hell for eternity.

I want to say thank you for your time and thank you for being a wonderful person and Author....
helpful links~

Elise Marion Amazon page:

Redemption (Angels Among Us Book 3)

Elise Marion official facebook page:

Now the Give away ~ The Lovely Elise has donated a  ebook, signed bookmark, and charm bracelet to one lucky first place winner . Second place will get one of the bookmarks (signed).
Good luck all..... 

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  1. So many to choose from, but some of my all times favourites are Reason to Breathe and Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan and the Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens.

    Nicoleta D.

  2. So hard to choose but for me it'd be Burned be Ellen Hopkins. :)

  3. My favorite book of all time is Shel Silverstein Where the sidewalk ends.

  4. Thank you for the beautiful giveaway. I am going with a childhood fav My dad read to me when I was five. It was the last book he read to us we lost on 12/20/65 and that is Where The Red Fern Grows. We all cried over that book and he did the tickle attack on everyone of us I shall never forget that day. Ever

  5. WOW, this is the hardest question I've EVER had to answer. Way too many favorite books for me. *sigh* I'll go with my most currently gained favorite which is Hyde, an Urban Fantasy by Lauren Stewart.
    Thank you for this chance to win :)


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