Monday, January 6, 2014

Top Ten Things to Learn from Wounded Wings by Shauna Allen

Thank you so much for having me today as I celebrate the release of my newest book, Wounded Wings: Book III of the Cupid Chronicles!  I am thrilled to be here! 

So, you may be checking out my cover (pretty gorgeous, if I do say so myself!) and wondering what’s that all about?  Wings?  Great question!  Well, let me let you in on a little secret . . . Wounded Wings wasn’t originally planned as a part of my Cupid Chronicles.  Yes, I write books about a matchmaking Cupid named Michael.  But, it was always intended to be a trilogy, and Elijah’s story was nowhere on my radar!  But, one day someone asked me a really interesting question:

“What is the worst thing an angel can do?”

“I dunno,” I answered honestly, just in the midst of my first Cupid novel, Inked by an Angel.
Well, we began to chat about it, and my imagination took over, world-building for my Cupids, and eventually my Angelic Commandments were created.  Then, suddenly, Elijah was born, who had, in fact, done one of the “worst” things an angel could do.  Well, of course, as a writer, I had to know what would happen next! 

So, you can guess what happened then!  My trilogy became a four-book series, and Wounded Wings became book three, bumping the originally planned book to fourth in line.  Ah, well, thems the breaks! 

And, let me tell you, delving into a fallen angel’s heart and mind, especially as he deals with his new found humanity wasn’t always easy.  And it was pretty emotional, too.  He was definitely an interesting hero for me!  But he turned out to be worth it.  And, I learned a lot along the way.  I compiled a list of things I learned, and hopefully you will too by reading Wounded Wings, and I present them to you today.  I hope you enjoy them, and I hope you will pick up your very own copy to read.  If you do, please let me know what you think of my wounded angel.


Top Ten Things to Learn from Wounded Wings

10.  Scars are often more than just skin deep.

9.  Sometimes, even an angel has to do the dishes.

8.  Be careful if you out-bake the baker.  You might end up wearing a bowlful of chocolate ganache. 

7.  God’s punishments can be swift, severe and painful.  But our own self-inflicted judgments can be much more brutal.

6.  A dunk tank if you can’t swim = bad idea.  Swimming lessons with a beautiful woman who confuses your newly human body?  Maybe a worse idea.

5.  Don’t put your dreams on hold for anyone.  Even someone who looks like he could rock an Abercrombie ad.

4.  It’s not walking a mile in someone else’s shoes—it’s walking a moment in their pain, that truly helps you understand.

3.  Fall in love with a man (or an angel) who is a chef.  You’ll at least be well fed.

2.  If a sexy loner rolls into town looking like Henry Cavill and dressed like a Calvin Klein model, but acting like he’s never kissed a girl, don’t judge him too harshly.  Maybe he’s got a Heavenly secret.

1.  An angel in charge of his fallen brother’s love match?  A sure sign God can forgive anything.

Wounded Wings
Cupid Chronicles
Book III
Shauna Allen

Genre: Light Paranormal

Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing
Date of Publication: December 18, 2013

ISBN: 13: 978-1-61935-349-7

Number of pages:  269
Word Count: 72K

Cover Artist: Rae Monet

Book Description:


Judged harshest by his own heart after the greatest of sins, Elijah Smith imposes the most brutal of punishments upon himself. He is now a fallen angel, cast down by his own hand—lost, suffering, caught between two worlds, and searching for redemption.


Scarred emotionally and physically, Naomi Evans has always put her happiness aside to repay her debt to the one who saved her. Never quite fitting into her friendly little town after being abandoned as a child, she’s not sure love will ever find her aching heart.


New Destiny, Arizona will never be the same. Two strangers have rolled into town, shaking Heaven and Earth. One, a handsome loner is temporarily stranded and biding his time, quietly bestowing random acts of kindness on total strangers until he can be on his way. The second, an undercover Cupid named Michael, is determined to bring healing and true love.

His assignment? A fallen brother and his equally wounded soulmate.

Will Naomi be able to see past both their scars? Can Elijah ever forgive himself?

Is such redemption possible?

Book Trailer for Inked by an Angel, the first book in the series:

About the Author:

Shauna grew up an only child with two open and loving parents in Central Texas.  She’s married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother to three fantastic (no, that’s not a typo!) teenagers—one she’s about to send off to the Air Force. 

When she’s not writing, editing, or acting as a personal assistant to two NYT Bestselling authors, Shauna enjoys reading, movies with Gerard Butler, vacays to the beach, and hangin’ with the kiddos–even if they don’t like hangin’ with her!

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Roxanne Rhoads said...

Great post thanks for being a guest

Shauna Allen said...

Thank you so much for having me--enjoyed it! Happy New Year!