Friday, September 4, 2015

Guest Blog Revelations: Cast In Blood by Christine Sutton, Lisa Lane, Jaime Johnesee

Coauthoring and Apollyon
Guest Blog by Jaime Johnesee

Firstly, I’d like to thank our kind host for allowing me on their blog today. I’m here to talk about my newest endeavor coauthoring the Revelations series. In this series my coauthors and I create quite an interesting world and some folks have asked how I came up with my character Apollyon, aka Polly. 

Truthfully, the answer is easy, I wanted to write a demonic Amazonesque warrior who was in charge of keeping Hell on a tight leash. I wanted her to be Hell’s second in command who wasn’t afraid to take the reins but didn’t actually want them all the time. 

Okay, so the real hard part is showing all of that yet still making a likeable, and relatable, character. Torture, which Polly does often, is also not easy to show an appealing character doing. I certainly gave it my all and enjoyed every single minute of it.

My character, Apollyon (Polly, to those she doesn’t want to kill.), was an angel. She spoke out against God along with her friend Lucifer and was cast out of Heaven with a whole group of angels that dared to question Him. Lucifer took hold of running Hell and Polly slipped in comfortably as the right hand. She’s held that job for a couple of millennia and enjoys it. 

In the first book Polly has to pull a team together to help her track down a lesser demon who escaped Hell. She winds up working with a succubus, who is embattled with herself over her own nature, and a shapeshifter who has had a rough go of it. As the book progresses their jobs change and encompass more difficult duties. 

One of those duties they must take on is a mission to save Hell and Heaven. As the series progresses the stakes get higher and so does the tension. If you want to know more, I guess you’ll just have to read the books. 

Revelations: Cast In Blood
Christine Sutton, Lisa Lane, Jaime Johnesee 

Publisher: DevilDog Press LLC

Publication Date: September 1, 2015


Book Description:

An unknown force threatens Heaven and Hell, along with every soul on Earth. Three unlikely heroes join together to restore universal balance.

Will their shared adversary initiate an Apocalypse before they're able to uncover the truth, or will they rise to a calling that has, from the beginning of time, been Cast in Blood?

Available at Amazon

About Christine Sutton

Christine Sutton is the author of more than fifteen short stories, novellas and novels. While she tends to cross genres within horror, she is always passionate about scaring the hell out of you.

Her passion would have to be serial killer fiction, but she also loves ghosts, ghouls, demons and monsters of all types. Christine's work ranges from modern day fairy tales to demonic soul eaters to ghostly children that just want to play. Her writing has been called passionate, realistic, gritty, fun, enthralling and tons of other cool adjectives.

You, too can pick up some of Christine's work and come up with some cool adjectives of your own. It won't be hard. I promise.

About Leigh M. Lane/Lisa Lane

Leigh M. Lane has been writing for over twenty years. She has ten published novels and dozens of published short stories--penning the majority of her speculative and literary works under Leigh M. Lane and her mainstream and urban fantasy stories under Lisa Lane. She is married to editor Thomas B. Lane, Jr. and currently resides in the hot and dusty outskirts of Sin City.

For more information, visit her website at

About Jaime Johnesee

Jaime Johnesee lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. She spent fourteen years as a zookeeper before shifting her focus to writing full time. Known for her bestselling horror comedy series, Bob the Zombie, she is also currently coauthoring the paranormal horror series, Revelations, for Devil Dog Press as well as working on her Shifters series.

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