I love Paranormal and Fantasy fiction. The allure of dark characters has always intrigued me that I can’t imagine writing anything but. I think these fascinating creatures represent the darker side of the human character and that’s why they’re so popular.
In my most recent book, Shadows Of The Soul, I write about fallen angels, demons, a vampire who is part angel, and of course humans. My heroine is an immortal human demon huntress trained in angelic warfare. She also has a very interesting past. Delving into the world of demons, vampires and fallen angels is not just about her job, but it’s partly about who she is.
When creating darker characters I believe what endears them to readers is not just the dangerous façade of fangs, dark wings or super magical powers. I think part of the allure of these beings is the very human side of their character. They face problems and have flaws just like their human readers. We can identify with the challenges are favorite characters face. In Shadows Of The Soul my hero and heroine both faced tragedies in the past, including the loss of loved ones. They also deal with family squabbles, enemies causing chaos in their world and personal demons. But through the challenges they each learn a bit more about whom they are on the inside and they learn that regardless of what obstacles they must face, they come out the better for it.
My question to readers: What makes a character your favorite? Is it strictly the façade of fangs, dark wings and super human powers? Is it the human side of their soul we can all relate to? Or is it a combination of the above?
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(Book 1 of the Paradisian Chronicles)
Publisher: Diversion Books
When a Grigori prince and a demon huntress team up to find the antidote to a supernatural disease, the balance between good and evil is forever altered.
Blurb for Shadows of the Soul:
A fallen angel...
A human scholar...
A race against time...
Isabel Godfroie Heart is a Paradisian Scholar-an immortal human trained in the ways of Heaven and Hell-who's suffering from memory loss. During her last battle, a dark force erased specific portions of her past life memories. Now she remembers little of times past, save for the fact she's a demon slayer mentored by the archangel Gabriel. When ordered to a new post to help translate a volume of ancient text from a forbidden verse, Isabel is forced to work with the dark prince Nicolai Valentine, a soul who may or may not be responsible for her memory loss. If only she didn't find the tempting creature so hard to resist...
Born to a fallen angel and a mortal mother, Nicolai Valentine is a prince of the Grigorcov, the children of the fallen sons of God. Searching for the lost chalice that will save his kin from eternal damnation, Nicky unknowingly unleashes the Hadean Virus, a dark entity targeting members of the Grigorcov. Now the entity has been unleashed on man's world and Nicky's in a race against time to find the antidote that will stop this deadly parasite. But in order to keep the Hadean virus from attacking again, Nicolai must enlist the help of Isabel Godfroie Heart, the Paradisian Scholar he was unable to save from the wrath of Hell centuries ago...
Read an excerpt here: http://www.angeliquearmae.com/shadowsofthesoul.php