November 4, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Pure Souls Trilogy By, Killian McRae

Pure and Sinful:

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When it turns out your ex was actually a sexy demon sent by the devil to seduce you to evil, you'd think the next guy, no matter what he's like, couldn't be a worse decision. Enter Father Marc Angeletti, a smooth talking piece of forbidden fruit with onyx eyes and a razor wit, and Riona Dade may as well start packing her luggage for damnation now. But come Hell or... well, Hell, Marc, Riona, and demigod Dee Zitka have a mission: serve as a Pure Soul and vanquish Lucifer's minion scum from the face of the Earth to protect humanity from evil.

Oh, and don't get seduced into sin yourself, because a fallen Pure Soul is one of Lucifer's biggest thrills. As long as Riona and Marc can keep things professional and north of the sheets, no problem, right?

Yeah, that worked out great in the Thornbirds, too...

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Once You Go Demon:
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Heaven hath no fury like a demon reborn...

Proving that Big Boss is not without a sense of whimsy, Hell’s former all-star demon, Jerry Romani, finds himself a traded player in the classic war of good versus evil. Taking up residence in the human shell left behind by the death and damnation of Marc Angeletti, Jerry seizes on the chance both to win a trip to the pearly gates and reclaim the heart of witch Riona Dade. Not pleased with the butt-kicking the Pure Souls served up, Lucifer enlists his fallen angel compatriots, the Grigori, to stir up trouble topside. Time ticks closer to the inevitable: Marc's resurrection as a demon on Earth, and Jerry is determined to protect Riona and his shiny new Pure Soul status at all costs. He quickly finds two thousand years of living la vida demonica aren’t easily undone, however, and old habits are hard to break. Walking the true path is problematic, and Jerry finds his role reversed when he must convince Riona that it’s in her best interest to do the same. Even if letting her give into temptation is more conducive to his efforts. And just as Project Woo a Witch starts bearing some forbidden fruit, Destiny delivers one hell of bitch slap. Jerry may have been sent back to Earth to do something Riona can't, something that will ensure the only thing he'll be kissing where she's concerned is his ass goodbye.

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With God Intent:

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Dionysius Zitka: Pure Soul. Demigod. Widower.

The last time Dee saw his father, his wife Carol lay dead at Zeus’ feet. He vowed never to return, but someone has to rescue Riona from his crazy Greek God family. At least this time the visit should be brief: he just has to sponsor Jerry, find the keystone, and get the hell out of Olympus. Crossing paths with feisty quartergod Anwen Yates proves how the best laid plans sometimes don't mean jack. Seems Anwen has a couple of demons on her tail, and Olympus with its demon-free climate would be the perfect place for her to hide out. The fact that Dee finds her frustrating, funny, and sexy as hell has nothing at all to do with his decision to bring her along. Nope.

Biding her time with Hades and Persephone, Riona feels like a third wheel to the ancient, troubled marriage. The cherry on the cake? Uninvited angels are subject to death in Olympus, and suddenly her magic has a life of its own! Needing to get her heavenly hexing under control before her hybrid heritage is exposed, Hades helps her find an angelic mentor. And wouldn’t you know it that Azazel brings his newly-minted demon Marc Angeletti along for Riona’s target-practicing pleasure. Or maybe just her pleasure in general…

As the days tick by, the lines of right and wrong, purpose and persuasion, and sin and sanctity begin to blur. Rumors are flying, the Heaven-Hell Accords stretch thinner than a sheet of filo dough, and Zeus grows more cryptic by the day. Riona's angelic instincts throw her libido haywire, Hades makes a Hail Mary pass to save his marriage, and Jerry fears that his may be over before it’s even begun. Meanwhile, the two pillars draw closer to Olympus, and Dee closer to facing his father, his family, and his past. But can he honor his wife’s memory, while evermore wanting to do right by Arwen? The road to Hell is paved with God intentions.

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“I must’ve died,” Riona said to herself, half-believing it might actually be true. “I’ve died and gone to Heaven.”
The voice that answered her made her realize how wrong she was.
“No, Riona, you haven’t died. And I assure you, Heaven makes this place look like a Calcutta bus station.”
Riona caught sight of Azazel leaning against a marble pillar, and felt certain of one thing: Persephone didn’t have to castrate Hades. Riona intended to decapitate him the moment she got out of there.
If she ever got out of there.
He must have sensed her flight-or-fright instincts kicking in. Azazel lifted his hands and held them up in a sign of amity. “Calm down, sweet cheeks. I have no reason to hurt you. Besides, you’re still contraband.”
“You!” She pointed at him with rage, her sword hand flying out instinctively. Right then, she became aware that she even had a sword hand.  If only she had a sword to go into it. Too bad the Angelic Blade lay thousands of miles and another dimension away from her. “What are you doing here?”
“Hades sent a dispatch that you were in need of guidance. I am here merely to guide, my young padawan.”
“One, I’m so going to kick your ass for invoking George Lucas. How many times do I have to tell you demonic scum: Star Wars is a human-only alliteration. And two, I asked for someone who can help me understand what being part angel means, not how to recruit hellions, or corrupt college coeds, or change the expiration dates on milk jugs.”
How he managed to reach her so quickly, she’d never know. One thing became apparent to her in that moment of her thundering heartbeat however: if a Grigori truly wanted to kill her, there would be no contest. It could snap her neck before she’d ever have any hope of stopping it.
He trailed a finger over her cheek, leaving a line of scorched flesh that burned from the inside out. She hissed as the pain backhanded her senses, only to be chased immediately by a carnal flicker.
Great, now she was a masochist, too.

“Lesson one: an angel’s touch can pull temptation to the surface of a mortal and burn it away. Yours is so near the surface, it is easy to draw. Tell me, been window-shopping for forbidden fruit lately?”

Killian McRae Bio:

Killian McRae would tell you that she is a rather boring lass, an authoress whose characters’ lives are so much more exciting than her own. She would be right. Sadly, this sarcastic lexophile leads a rather mundane existence in the San Francisco Bay Area. She once dreamed of being the female Indiana Jones, and to that end she earned a degree in Middle Eastern History from the University of Michigan. However, when she learned that real archaeologist spend more time lovingly removing dust with toothbrushes from shards of pottery than outrunning intriguing villains with exotic accents, she decided to become a writer instead. She writes across many genres, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, and historical fiction.

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1 comment :

  1. A great series, highly recommended! Another great excerpt! Azazel is a complex character and his interactions with the other characters is great! Can't wait to see him evolve more in book 4!