Friday, 4 January 2013

Book Promo, Interview & Giveaway!!! Angelfire

Title: Angelfire
Series: Dark Angel
Author: Hanna Peach
Available: November 22, 2012
Format: E-book
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: ~90,000 words
An army of angels walk among us. They have kept us safe and ignorant, so far.
Earthbound for centuries and ruled by the Elders, they have established hidden cities, a society and The Code: obey your Elders, kill all demons, eliminate Rogue-angels, protect the mortals, remain hidden. Their warriors are the ungifted earthborn angels armed with blades and the ‘borrowed magics’ of distilled angel-blood tattoos.
Alyxandria is a young warrior with a fondness for customized knives and illegal night-races. If only she could overcome the taint of her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues.
When Alyx saves Israel, a gifted mortal with a past, she is forbidden to see him again. But she can’t help herself, drawn to him through their Guardian-bond, an ancient and long-forgotten bond; if he dies, she dies.
An encounter with a handsome Rogue leaves Alyx questioning all she has been taught to believe. Alyx begins to dig into the Elders’ secrets. Two thousand years of secrets that begin with the death of the Archangel Raphael. She is not prepared when she uncovers an Elder’s dark plan.
Somewhere on earth is a key to unlock hell. Somewhere on earth are pieces of an amulet that controls Lucifer and his army. Somehow Israel is the link and now both sides are after him. Who can Alyx trust when Good and Evil is no longer clear?
The war for earth begins.

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Book Trailer
“I am looking to trade.” Alyx holds up a handful of pouches, all full of gold.
The RaceKeeper makes a noise under his breath. “And what might I have that you would be interested in? You aren’t looking to trade for the little Sparrow again are you?”
“I want information.”
“What kind of information?”
“I know you have Rogues in this crowd.”
He makes a non-committal noise.
“Which means you must have access to their community. I want to know,” Alyx pauses, taking a breath, “I want to know where my parents are.”
“Your parents? I see. But why are you so interested now, Bullet?”
“That is none of your business.”
“Hmmm.” The RaceKeeper takes a long languid puff from his pipe and blows smoke rings towards her face. She grits her teeth and instructs herself not to react. She needs his information. “You have discovered the truth about them have you?”
Her world stops. He knows too. Has he known all along? Does everyone know but her?
“You know about them?”
“My dear, I never accept competitors for my races without a full investigation into their past. You do have some interesting demons in your closet don’t you? Poor Symon must have a rough time keeping you under control.”
Alyx clenches her fists. What else does he know about her?
“I will pay you for what you know.” Alyx throws the pouches at the RaceKeeper’s feet.
The RaceKeeper pokes them with his pipe. He picks one up with his chubby fingers, shakes it, opens it and pulls out a coin. He lifts the coin to his face and it disappears in the blackness. Then he pulls it back out to study it.
There is now a small mark on the coin. He has bitten it, checking that they are pure gold. Pure gold is so soft that teeth can dent it.
“You don’t trust me RaceKeeper?”
“Just business my dear. Don’t take it personally.”
He pulls out another coin, bites, studies, and pulls out another. He does this with all of the coins.
Finally he puts down the last pouch. “Is this all your parents are worth?”
Alyx struggles to hold down the bile that rises in her throat. She pushes her fist into her jacket pocket and pulls out her last four pouches. She throws them on the pile at his feet. All of her savings.
“Holding out on me I see?” The RaceKeeper laughs. “I accept your offer.” He takes another toke of his pipe. “Now, I have good news and I have bad news for you. Which one do you want to hear first? I recommend the good news.”
He is enjoying this. Alyx wants to kick him in his flabby gut, which is spilling out over his purple drawstring pants, but she restrains herself.
“The bad news.”

Author Interview:  
Who was your favourite author as a child? Who is it now?
As a kid I love Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton. Now I love Cassandra Clare and Laini Taylor.

When did you first realize that you wanted to be an author?
When I was around 7 I had this amazing English teacher who was super-supportive of my writing – she planted the seed.

Where do you do most of your writing? Do you have a special spot?
My writing desk at home – everything I need is at arm’s length. Next to the desk is a window that I perch at when I need a break (and watch the drivers trying to parallel-park on the busy city street below – my secret voyeuristic behavior).

Can you tell us a bit more about your book and how it came about?
It started out with an idea around “what if angels were flawed, just like humans?” and built around that. But the story evolved over the last four years. What I started out with wasn’t the story that ended up into being.

When you write, do you plan the storyline or just go with the flow and see where it takes you? Plotter or Panster?
Both. I need a general guideline before I write otherwise I get overwhelmed. But often the writing will go off on a tangent or a new character will appear out of nowhere! One of my favorite characters in the book appeared only during my last round of edits. I had no idea who she was, why she was there or what she was going to do. It keeps it exciting.

There is a lot of writing about Angels, and they all have different looks, behaviours, beliefs etc. Was it hard to come up with a unique spin on it?
We are all individuals and individually unique. So, I think that when I write from a place of ‘me’ the uniqueness that is ‘me’ will come through. I try not to take too much notice about what other writers are doing with their takes on Angels but I focus on the story that I have to tell.

Are any of your characters based on people you know?
Yes! Alyx is her own person but she definitely has some of my (worst and best) traits. And as for Israel… he maaaay have some qualities of some of the men that have touched my life (and heart) along the way. From little things (the scar across his lip) to big things (Israel’s need to prove himself). But as for naming names… I don’t kiss and tell ;)

How many books will there be in the series?
There are 6 planned books in the Dark Angel series with Angelfire being Book 1.

What was the hardest thing about writing this series?
There are some difficult scenes in the book (betrayal, heartbreak) that I could only write honestly if I accessed my personal experiences. Allowing myself to re-live some of my worst and most painful moments was hard.

A lot of authors have playlists for their books. Do you like to listen to music whilst you write and if so can you give us any recommendations?
I love music but I can’t listen to it when I write otherwise I end up singing/dancing along with the music and ignoring the writing!

One lucky winner shall receive a digital copy of the book (in Kindle or ePUB format).

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