Champagne Books has an amazing line up of talented authors with a selection of equally amazing books. (I feel lucky to be considered one of their authors, just saying...). Today, and tomorrow, you'll meet the youngest of our lot, 20 year old Holly Hunt who crawls up on us from New South Wales, Australia. In March, her debut Paranormal Romance (or Urban Fantasy) book The Devil's Wife will be...unleashed.
To kick things off, and so you won't go running away screaming bloody damnation, Holly has asked her Devil, Lucifer, to explain a few things to us.
The Universe was causing God another incurable headache. Everywhere He looked, there were sinners running unpunished--adulterers, thieves, blasphemers, idolaters, murderers. There was no way for Him to stop them. He wrote the code for Free Will into their souls, and, by the Rules of His universe, He had no right to remove it now, no matter how despicable He thought His greatest creations were.
But a headache for God was the greatest joy for the Devil, the Demon who loved what God loathed, saved what God doomed, and cherished that which God discarded. The Prince of Darkness who drew men to Sin and Vice with careless ease.
And, in the Beginning, I did.
My name is Samyaza Lucifer Morningstar. Not many people know my full name. They call me 'Beelzebub', 'the Devil', 'Satan', 'the Prince of Darkness'. Beelzebub is my nephew, the son of my brother Shamsiel and his wife Amira. I might be the Devil, but I hate the title with a passion only reserved for the most disgusting of humans. I'd never heard the name 'Satan' until 465 AD, when some humans began to write down what they thought was the truth about their god.
As for the last one, well, I'm about as royally evil as God is divinely innocent. And I tell you now, that's not much.
Take everything you ever heard about the Devil, about everything that Jehovah's believers would have you think. I'm here to tell you that it's all a load of crap designed to keep me isolated from mankind forever.
Why? Because the 'Sin' that had me cast from Heaven's corporate setting wasn't one of the Seven Deadly Sins. It was One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
I loved my wife too much, and for that, we were all cast down, her family and I. She died, and I was forced into immortality, unable to die, but unwilling to live for thousands of years.
Until Clarissa came along.
And now I've decided to spread my story, to show the world the true face of Jehovah, of God.
Don't believe me? Someone did, once, long enough to write down my story. Long enough to hope it would be seen by the world. You can read it, and make up your own minds.
I know you'll make the right choice.
Well, that certainly got my interest. And guess what, Holly has been generous enough to offer a PDF giveaway of her book, including some little trinkets a signed bookmark and pen. What a sweet little prize! All you have to do is leave a comment, even ask a question or two at the end of this post, or tomorrow's posting, where Holly answers a few questions. But be sure to include your email address so Holly can contact you to declare You're The Winner! One of you could be lucky! Please bear in mind, the book is not released until March, so don't get all huffy and impatient if you haven't received your winnings yet.
Lucifer Morningstar is a law-abiding, upstanding gentleman of New York City.
Lucifer Morningstar is the Devil.
The owner of powerful magic, Lucifer could have the world at his feet, if not for his apathy and loneliness. Deprived of the ability to understand the emotions of others and his power depleted, Lucifer is no longer able to help even his houseplants.
But there's a problem with God's plan to eliminate the Devil forever: Lucifer is fighting Her more than he ever did. He's found a reason to survive, someone to stand by him through the rough and smooth of his life.
He's found a new wife.
Clarissa Avario opens Lucifer's eyes to the darkest side of the real world, full of paedophiles, murderers, rapists and thieves.
Can Clarissa convince Lucifer to do more than stand back and watch the city fall apart? The Devil will do anything to fix Clarissa's world, including take on Heaven.
And he will kill anything, God, Demon or Angel, that gets in his way.
And how do we get our hands on this book come March? Click on over to Champagne Books.
Join me again tomorrow to meet the intuitive young writer behind the Devil. I know, enough with the devil comments...Meet Holly Hunt tomorrow where I toss her some questions that she was kind enough to answer.
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