Welcome to my stop on the Her Wicked Angel Virtual Book Tour! Felicity Heaton is one of my favorite paranormal romance authors and it’s a pleasure to have her on the blog again, promoting her latest release in Her Angel series. If you love a sexy romance with swoon worthy heroes and outspoken heroines I highly recommend you add this author to your reading list. Today Felicity has brought along her heroine from Her Wicked Angel to chat so let’s get right to the good stuff. Happy Monday!
Interview with Liora, heroine of Her Wicked Angel
by Felicity Heaton
Thank you, Lori, for having me here today at Romancing the Dark Side as part of my Her Wicked Angel Virtual Book Tour!
First, here’s a little about me. I’m a paranormal romance author and I’ve been writing since 2005, and went indie in 2006. I love to write big worlds, populated by vampires, shifters, demons, fae and angels, and I have several series. This tour is about the Her Angel series, where passionate angels fight to protect the women they love in a deadly war between Heaven and Hell.
Today, I’m catching up with Liora, the heroine of Her Wicked Angel, which is the sixth book in my Her Angel paranormal romance series.
I’ve brought Liora to my famous interview room. It’s rather swanky and a little bit gothic, reflecting my personal tastes. The walls are black and the furniture beside the large white marble fireplace are three red velvet tall backed armchairs with gold carved wooden frames. I have two opposite me, but only one is occupied today.
Liora is looking as mischievous as ever, her hazel eyes bright with enthusiasm as she sips her cup of tea. Remus, a large black hellhound who looks similar to a super-sized Great Dane, lays at her feet, gently snoring. He’s there as her protector in the stead of his master, Asmodeus, who is Liora’s evil angel boyfriend… although I think these two are far more committed to each other than just boyfriend and girlfriend. Her feet are tucked beneath her, stretching her black jeans tight over her knees. They blend into her black short sleeved gypsy-style top.
Remus growls in his sleep, jowls twitching, flashing large fangs. Liora reaches down, causing her chestnut hair to spill over her shoulders, and gently pets him, soothing the huge beast.
LIORA: *smiling* He’s restless. He hates being away from Asmodeus and Romulus.
Romulus is his twin and the leader of their tiny pack.
FELICITY: It’s great to have you here today to talk about your romance, Her Wicked Angel. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself?
LIORA: Well… I’m a witch, like my cousin, and I was raised in a coven in London. I often saw Serenity when I was growing up. Either I would go to Paris or her family would bring her to London. It was like having a sister, a confidante that I didn’t really have at the coven, especially after I lost my parents. I sort of went off the rails in a bad way when I lost them and things were really difficult for me, but I think it was those hard times I lived through and all the mistakes I’ve made that really helped me understand Asmodeus.
FELICITY: How did you meet Asmodeus and how did you feel about him initially?
LIORA: I met him in Paris. His master had sent him to take me to Hell to him, and Asmodeus was there, loitering under the Eiffel Tower, looking for all the world as if he wanted to kill everyone. I was a little afraid of him at first. I mean, the huge black wings and very little armour, and that dangerous glint in his golden eyes make for a package that screams to keep away if you want to keep your head on your shoulders. I knew about him from my cousin and her angel boyfriend, Apollyon. Apollyon told me that Asmodeus was complicated but I think he really needs to find a better word for his sort of evil twin, because Asmodeus is beyond complicated. I quickly got over my fear of him though, because there is good in him, and he is incredibly gorgeous. It’s very easy to overcome fear when it comes in the form of a hot angel.
FELICITY: *Laughs* It’s nice to see you’re as forward about him now as you were back then. Your relationship with Asmodeus is complicated, a little like he is. Was it difficult at first?
LIORA: Absolutely. I knew my cousin and Apollyon would think I had gone insane to trust Asmodeus, but I also knew deep in my heart that he was the only one capable of keeping me safe from the Devil and I really didn’t want to be parted from him. I could see that sliver of good in him and I wanted to keep prodding at it and forcing him to feel softer emotions. I felt I could… not change him… but make him accept that there was good in him and that didn’t have to be a bad thing, not like he thought it did. It was very hard to get him to embrace those gentler emotions, but once he did, well… he can be a poet.
FELICITY: You went through a lot in your romance though, some of which might have been the end of a weaker woman.
LIORA: Life definitely threw a few fast balls at me and it wasn’t easy to deal with everything that was happening to me. Asmodeus was there for me throughout though, and he did everything in his power to make me feel safe and to show me that we were going to make it through together. He’s an amazing man and I’m damned lucky to have him. Ending up in Hell a few times was scary, but Asmodeus has a way of making me forget where I am. When he’s around, all I can focus on is him… oh, and his puppies! I love his two hellhounds, Romulus and Remus.
FELICITY: I adore them too. They’re such characters. How has life been since the events that happened and brought you together?
LIORA: It’s been good, but we’ve had our moments. Asmodeus has a temper and it has a very short fuse. He’s fallen out and made up with Apollyon more times than I can count. He’s trying to be better though, for me. I’ve told him he doesn’t need to change to please me and I love him as he is, but he wants to be a good man. The guy won’t listen when I tell him he’s already perfect. He has a good heart beneath his slightly terrifying at times exterior. He’s doing his best to take care of business in Hell and deal with errors he’s made in his past, and make things up to some people. It’s a lot of work though and a real challenge, and I can always tell when he can’t take any more. He’ll sit on his throne and pull me onto his lap and wrap his wings around me, shutting the world out, and we’ll just stay there for hours, holding each other… okay, maybe there’s a little kissing happening too.
FELICITY: Your story, Her Wicked Angel, is a book in a series. Can we expect to see more of you in other stories in this series?
LIORA: Definitely. There’s a pretty bad situation on the horizon and I have to help Asmodeus deal with a lot of things, both about that situation and more personal things. We’re definitely going to be popping up in future romances.
FELICITY: Describe yourself in one word?
FELICITY: Thank you for meeting with me today and chatting. Is there anything else that you’d like to add?
LIORA: Just, be gentle when you interview Asmodeus. He does have a short temper and I know Apollyon has threatened that if Asmodeus grows upset with you that he will step in and deal with him, but I’d rather Asmodeus not end up in that sort of situation. Stick to the nice, safe questions… yeah?
FELICITY: Oh yeah… no worries there. I’m not intent on annoying your King of Demons. I’ve seen his dark side and I don’t want to see it again. Take care now… give him a big kiss or something before you send him in. That should placate him a little. *Watches her rise from the chair and exit the room* This next interview is going to be so much fun! Not.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Liora and the insight into her romance novel, Her Wicked Angel, and the Her Angel series.
Be sure to follow this fantastic tour to learn more about the passionate heroes and sassy heroines! You can also find yourself in with a chance to WIN a $50 or $25 Amazon Gift Certificate if you follow the tour. More details, including how to enter and a full list of stops, are available at the Her Wicked Angel Virtual Book Tour page: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/her-wicked-angel-book-tour.php
FREE EBOOK: Want to get a free taste of this series? You can download the first book, Her Dark Angel, for free at selected ebook stores (and two other free paranormal romance ebooks too). Find all the links at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/paranormal-romance-ebook-offers.php
All of the books so far in the series are available in paperback, and in ebook from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Excerpts are available for all of the current releases in the series, so you can get a taste of these paranormal romances.
Read more about Her Wicked Angel below, and visit my site for links to all the retailers and a 6 chapter excerpt:
Her Wicked Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 6)
by Felicity Heaton
The King of Demons and the Devil’s right hand man, Asmodeus is a dark angel born of evil and created for destruction. When his master orders him to venture into the mortal world and retrieve a female for him, he seizes the chance to leave Hell for the first time, uncaring of what the Devil has planned for her… until he sets eyes on the most beautiful woman he has ever seen—a female who awakens new feelings within his black heart, unleashing passion so intense that it controls him and desire he cannot resist.
He will not let his wretched master have her. She will belong to him.
Liora is a witch with a bad reputation and an obsession with fighting demons. A mission gone wrong sees her sent to Paris to cool off, but when a dark and deadly warrior with a gaze of golden fire lands in her life, she ends up burning hotter than Hell for the wicked angel. Nothing will stand between her and the immense, forbidding male. Not her cousin. Not Asmodeus’s sworn enemy and twin, Apollyon. And certainly not the Devil.
Caught up in a tempest of danger and soul-searing passion, can they survive against the odds and seize their forever after?
Her Wicked Angel is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and many other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebooks.php?title=Her%20Wicked%20Angel
Books in the Her Angel romance series:
Her Dark Angel (Her Angel romance series book 1)
Her Fallen Angel (Her Angel romance series book 2)
Her Warrior Angel (Her Angel romance series book 3)
Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel romance series book 4)
Her Demonic Angel (Her Angel romance series book 5)
Her Wicked Angel (Her Angel romance series book 6)
Find out more about the Her Angel series at Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/series/54822-her-angel
One (1) signed paperback copy of Her Guardian Angel by Felicity Heaton