A Heavenly Countdown
Top Ten Angels
Let me start by saying that this was way harder than I thought it would be. Apparently, I don’t watch nearly as much television or see nearly as many movies as I thought. I had to think pretty long and hard and in the end, some of these are probably going to have people scratching their heads—which is okay, too, since I’m all about confusing people. Now, in no particular order—Jesus, stop making this so hard on me already—I give you my top ten angels.
Gabriel, Constantine. This was the first time I saw an angel, specifically an archangel, portrayed in such an androgynous manner. Sure, she (he?) turned out to not be on the side of angels after all, but she’s still pretty kick-ass.
Loki and Bartleby, Dogma. Again, not the most angelic of angels, but you can’t say these two weren’t focused and on a mission. Was I the only one who got a little teary-eyed when God came down and Bartleby asked Her to…well, I’m not going to ruin things if you haven’t seen the movie.
Leo and Paige, Charmed. Not technically angels, but close enough, right? I mean, I always equated whitelighters with angels since they were all about protecting and guarding and stepping in with a healing/helping hand. Just me? Please say no.
The Crab, Simply Irresistible. I’m going to bet there are a lot of you who have no idea what the heck I’m talking about. That’s cool. It’s a little known movie with a crab that’s either a fairy godmother or a guardian angel of sorts. Maybe it’s a mix of both, who knows. It’s a simple little romantic comedy that always cheers me up so it goes on the list.
Dr. Malcolm Crowe, The Sixth Sense. Somewhere out there, someone is wondering what I’m smoking in order to put a ghost on this list. Yes, I know—a ghost is not an angel. Still, Malcolm does sort of act like a guardian angel. He does his best to help Cole deal with his issues, to protect him, and to guide him. Granted, he did initially scare the bejesus out of the poor kid, but things worked out the end.
Michael, Legion. Critics be damned, I LOVED this movie. Well, except for the old lady in the diner—she creeped me the hell out (my friend and I still joke about her). Michael was everything I would want an archangel to be—driven, kick-ass, and sexy as hell. I think I need to rent it again….
Loren McConnell, The Reaping. Okay, so someone may correct me on this and that’s okay. I believe Loren is called a prophet, but she might be an angel, who knows. Either way, she was under some serious protection from God and her faith was what brought the entire town burning down.
The Angel, Can’t Hardly Wait. Yes, this is more for shits and giggles than anything else, but think about it—she shows up right on time, she dispenses much needed advice, and then poof!, she’s gone again. Yes, she’s only a stripper dressed as an angel, but still. She’s on the list.
So there you go! My top ten angels—feel free to add to the list and let me know who your favorites are.
By LM Pruitt
I fell from the Talmadge Bridge the week before I turned thirty.
I was given a choice: Go to Heaven. Go back to my life in Savannah. Or spend eternity fighting evil under the direction of the archangels.
I chose the demons--and the angels.
I chose the Winged.
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The hardest demons to fight are the ones you can't see.
Winged Book Two
In the last year, Joanne Watson has died, fallen in love, fought demons and earned her Wings.
None of that compares to what's coming next....
Life as a member of the Winged isn't perfect--or easy. There's always some new camp drama. There's always a demon ready for a fight. There's always death.
And now there's the Resistance.
Joanne must choose again, this time between her fellow Winged and their burning desire for change or the archangels and the eternal vow she made.
Even in the afterlife, one truth remains--everything ends
Winged Book 3
Coming June 2013
In the last year, Joanne has survived repeated attempts on her life, wholesale slaughter, and the dissolution on the cornerstone of her new existence.
And the hard times are only beginning.
As the line between right and wrong, friend and foe, and good and evil continue to blur, Joanne is forced to face one irrefutable fact.
HUNT, book 4, is scheduled for release August 13th. Review ebooks will be available around August 1.
L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She is the author of the best-selling Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and the Frankie Post series. She is currently at work on the next Jude Magdalyn book, Shades of Blood. She makes her home in Florida with one two cats—one smart, the other an idiot.
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