CLOVEN The sequel to ADORNED by Georgeann Swiger is available NOW!
You know how I love angels… well this book has my favorite angel… the one that put pride before the fall, and well… we all know how well that worked out for him.
Keep reading to find giveaways, an excerpt and an exclusive guest post on Angelology by Georgeann!
Cloven (The Trinity of Souls #2) by Georgeann Swiger
What would you do if the only things standing between you and the angel you love were another angel and the fiery pits of Hell? When Anya and Micah declare their love for each other, the battle for the souls of the star-crossed angels stretches across the heavens. With Heaven forbidding their love, Micah vows to protect Anya by sentencing himself to Hell. But Anya won’t let him go without a fight. She goes into Hell after him, only to discover an angel from Micah’s past is willing to do anything to keep Micah in Hell. With love and lies blinding Micah, Anya fights to get him to face his demons and return to Heaven, even if it means hearts will be broken. The battle for the angels begins where it left off. Between Heaven and Hell is forbidden love.
Information about the book:
Author: Georgeann Swiger
Series: The Trinity of Souls (#2)
Publisher: CreateSpace (Self-Published)
Published: 21st October 2014
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23164435-cloven
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NSC1VPK
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About the Author:
Georgeann Swiger earned her degree in journalism from West Virginia University, and then spent five years as an anchor/reporter at WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, WV. After having children, she left television news to be a stay at home mom. During that time, she discovered creative writing was more fun than writing about real life tragedy. Imagining interesting character and having them come to life on the page is now her passion. When she’s not writing, she works as a substitute teacher. She lives in Reedsville, West Virginia with her husband, two kids, a beagle dog and a temperamental cat who tries to rule the house.
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Off The Page
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That’s What She Said
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Ramblings on Readings
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Kick Start Your Heart Romance
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Jessica Dragon Cheramie
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Big Book Little Book
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Ya Yeah Yeah
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Chick Lit Vs Fantasy
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Pen and Muse
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“What are you two doing?” The deep voice coming from the hallway sends a happy
tremor through my body. I jump to my feet to run to Micah, but I’m stopped by the
piercing pain of glass going through my foot. I look down to see blood trickling on the
floor. When I sit on the couch to pull out the shard, Kieran and Emory hover around me.
“Why are you in my room?” Micah asks, angrily.
Kieran and Emory move to the side to give Micah a direct line to me. I look up and his gaze grabs mine. We stare at one another, caught in a wordless hello. Small expressions run over his face, telling me he’s relieved, happy, confused.
“Leave us,” he says quietly without looking away from me.
Kieran and Emory hurry out of the room, shutting the door behind them. Micah closes his eyes. He takes a deep breath, bows his head and mutters something under his breath. When he looks up, he stares at me in disbelief. He doesn’t seem to notice the glass crunching under his feet as he steps toward me. His lips quiver, trying to form words that won’t come.
The fire crackles and pops behind him. Micah’s eyes glisten while he studies my shaking hand, reaching for him. My hand finds his, linking our fingers together. The strong beat of his pulse thumps in his trembling fingers. I step cautiously to the floor, avoiding the glass. When I’m eye level with him, his pupils flicker. As soon as I open my mouth to tell him how much I missed him, he pulls me to his body and covers my mouth with his. Every pent up emotion is released the second he kisses me. I don’t know where this Micah came from. His mouth claims mine without reservation or fear of repercussions. I fall into his embrace, enjoying every bit of the intensity of the kiss that tells me he missed me as much as I missed him. The tension in his body falls away as his hands travel through my hair and down my back, over my hips and up my sides like he’s making sure I’m real. I’m real, Micah, I want to say but I don’t want to stop kissing him. The taste of his lips brings to life the forbidden feelings I’m done hiding. I can’t get enough of him.
With any mythical creature comes a set of rules that govern that particular being. When it comes to angels, I did a lot of research that amounted to a lot of conflicting information about angels. Consequently, when I wrote the Trinity of Souls Series, I mashed up what I learned and developed my own angelology. Here are the Top Five Things you should know about the angels in my books.
Fallen angels and demons are not the same thing. In fact, fallen angels don’t like to be called “fallen angels”. They still believe themselves to be just angels. The term “fallen angel” is offensive to them as is the term Hell. They prefer to say they live in Lucifer’s Kingdom. Also, humans and angels are two entirely different entities. You don’t just die and become an angel. Angels are their own “species”.
In Heaven, angels are ranked in a hierarchy that determines power, status and closeness to God. Within this hierarchy exists ten types of angels. The Trinity of Souls Series focuses on five of these. The Cherubim are mystical, powerful angels seated closest to God. The Pashcar are angels who relieve emotional and physical pain. The Dominions are the government within Heaven. The Powers are soldiers that protect the Kingdom of Heaven. Guardians are the lowest ranking angels. They watch over mankind.
Heaven and Hell exist as separate and distinct kingdoms joined by portals. The border on Heaven’s side is cold, foggy and dangerous with portals hidden beneath the mist, while the portals on Hell’s side are hidden and hard to find, making it hard to escape Lucifer’s Kingdom.
The idea of angels having feathery wings and haloes doesn’t make it into my stories. Angels are beings of light. A halo of light can form around their bodies and a fiery flicker of light at their backs can appear in the shape of wings. However, these instances are rare. Within the Kingdom and on Earth, angels look like man.
Heaven is a place where your most beautiful dreams can come true. However, there are rules in place. Breaking those rules brings consequences. Hell is a nightmarish place where it’s either too hot to breathe or too cold to move. Water is a precious commodity. Your fears become reality. It’s hard to know who and what to trust.