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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Love Under Will - PG Excerpt

Congrats! You're among the first to preview my upcoming story, "Love Under Will", now contracted for the Mammoth Book of Hot Romance, to be published by Running Press next spring!

More details when I have them! :)

Love & Magic,

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Angels who serve the Powers That Be must work to fulfill Divine Will, or become one of the fallen. An overwhelming assignment weighs upon Aliyael’s angelic shoulders: return Julael, a recently fallen angel, back to his rightful place among the rest of the seraphim.

However Julael brings not only challenges towards her perception of angels and humanity, but to her heart as well. Can she rescue him from the darkness, or will she fall with him? Or worse yet…for him?

“They want me to rescue what?” Aliyael was glad for being back at the Sanctuary; had she still been manifested in the physical world on Earth, her voice would’ve hurt her throat.

To Loriel’s credit, if her reaction startled her she didn’t show it. “An angel who fell.” Loriel tossed her long, light brown hair over one shoulder. Aliyael had noticed the hair thing became a nervous habit for the other angel. She’s still not used that hair, or her body….

“Look, it’s a major assignment,” her friend continued, “a huge deal. You’ve proven in the past you can handle the most impossible cases, surely this one wouldn’t be beyond your means?“

Aliyael shuddered, unable to reply. One of the fallen. Once an angel had fallen, no telling where they’d go. Some went mad, some tried to go mortal, others…demonic. Sorrow and terror welled up in her every time they were mentioned. Mostly terror, really, she admitted. Once removed from grace, powerful angels could transform into dangerous, deadly creatures.

But Loriel was right; this was a fantastic chance to prove herself further to higher ranking Seraphim. Taking on more challenging assignments meant evolving and moving up further in the Sanctuary—not to mention the possibility of serving the Powers That Be better than before. She might even wind up someday serving among the ranks of the Archangels. How could she turn such an opportunity down?

Then again, how could she not? Convince one of the fallen to return? What if it backfired and he joined Lucifer against them? What if they themselves fought?

I can’t be Michael, and I wouldn’t dare even try.

Copyrighted 2010 by Adrianne Brennan


Phelan said...

Sounds interesting. Will keep an eye out for it.

Adrianne Brennan said...

It's the first so-called "traditional" contract in the publishing world I've ever had. I'm not sure if it'll be available on ebook but if it is, most likely it'll be on Kindle.

You'll undoubtedly be able to find it in any bookstore or have them order it.

And thanks, I hope you'll like it! :)

Phelan said...

Congrats on that! Honestly I am not a big fan of romance genre, however I will and do read anything that gets dropped into my lap. And if I can help a writer that I have just met, more the better.

Stop by my blog if you get a chance. I am doing a reader participation story.

Don't click on my name you will get 7 blogs. Blogathon is being held here;

Adrianne Brennan said...

I'm not a big romance reader or writer either; much of my work and choices of reading material tends to involve paranormal, science fiction, and fantasy novels with either erotica or erotic romance as the subplot. For shorter works this obviously tends to change. :)

I will definitely stop by and visit! I've been blogging up a storm so that I can have time for comments and commenting, it's working out for me so far!

And thanks! :D

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