Guest Blogger: Viola Estrella
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I’ve always thought I had a practical mind. When life’s happenings haven’t made sense to me, usually I could think it through rationally and come to a logical conclusion. I’m big about getting to the bottom of things . . . which isn’t very fun for people who want certain aspects of life to remain a mystery. Where I dissect and analyze, other people might wonder and, after time, disregard without further questioning.
You might then ask how or why I’ve decided to write about angels and demons in one book, and ghosts and psychic events in another. These paranormal elements can’t be proven with science (yet). The worlds I create are far from what most would consider realistic. BUT to get lost in the paranormal as a writer and as a reader is so thrilling.
Isn’t paranormal fiction a wonderful thing? To toss everything you’ve ever known about anything out the window and just trust that the story will entertain you is the ultimate adventure. A paranormal writer must believe in his/her characters, whether that character is an angel or a werewolf or a vampire. They put rational thought aside and create a world that only existed in their minds up until that moment when fingers hit keyboard. And the reader turns those pages and gulps every word down and trusts that the author will show them this new world.
We all want to believe, if only for that moment in time.
In my eBook, Angel Vindicated, I write about an organization called Angels, Inc. It consists of three departments: Demon Control, Guardian Angels, and Angels of Death. My heroine, Abby, is a Demon Control agent. It’s her duty to police the demons and send them packing back to hell if they get out of control. Although she’s an angel, she’s easily tempted by half demon/half human, Simeon Keller. When Angels, Inc. is threatened by malevolent demons, she must trust Simeon to help her find the bad guys.
I’ve always believed angels exist. Watching over us. Protecting us. Perhaps shaking their heads at us. And I thought it would be fun to bring them to life. I know I probably didn’t do them justice since the angels in Angel Vindicated are a little less than perfect, especially my heroine, Abby, who is as flawed as most humans, or more so. But I’m hoping my readers will have a sense of humor and fall in love with the characters, just like I did when I wrote the story. I’m hoping they’ll open their minds, pitch all practical thoughts aside and indulge in the world I created.
Have you ever read a story that made you believe in something completely improbable? As you turned the pages did you ask yourself what if? Could you imagine yourself as the heroine, kicking demon butt or possibly falling in love with a vampire, werewolf, or insert-imagination-here?
Let’s analyze this together. Share your thoughts with me and be entered to win a free PDF copy of Angel Vindicated.
Thanks for sharing your blog with me, Lynda!!
Bewitching You – Available 10/30/2009
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“The world building is extraordinary and totally unlike anything I have read in this genre.”
~4.5 Hearts from The Romance Studio –
“I loved Abby Angel.”
~4.5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies –
“Abby’s spunky attitude and Simeon’s sexiness were too fun for words and their sizzling chemistry had me fanning.”
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