Saturday, 15 November 2014

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Entertaining Angels by Monica Millard



Entertaining Angels
by Monica Millard
Publication Date: November 11th,  2014
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:
As a senior in high school, Samantha Heman’s too busy trying to avoid getting stomped by a moose at the bus stop and keeping her grades up until graduation to put much thought into angels or demons.

That all changes on the day she is kidnapped by notorious serial killer, Christopher Hainsely. It’s a day she finds herself confronted by both evil and good, because her savior appears in the form of an avenging angel come to strike the monster down with a single stroke of his flaming sword.

Though she’s trying to get on with her life, she cannot get the angel out of her head. It isn’t the burning wings, fiery eyes or the flaming sword that keeps her searching the internet for proof one way or another of his existence, though.

The feeling of warmth she experienced when she witnessed that sad smile just before he vanished in a wash of golden light, haunts her nights almost as often as the nightmares.

If angels exist, then demons must too, and they’re about to wage a war for her soul.

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GUEST POST
The Music That Helped to Inspire Entertaining Angels

Music is a huge part of writing for me. I get a lot of those initial spark ideas from listening to music while I’m driving, exercising or showering.  This holds true for Entertaining Angels. The inspiration struck in the car.

I thought I’d share some of the music that helped shape Entertaining Angels.

General Music for Samantha or the Angels
1. Beethoven’s 5th Secrets by The Piano Guys – This song and the next are the same song, just different versions and they are the theme songs for the whole book/series. If I was only able to listen to two songs while writing the rest of the series, that would be okay because they carry the entire feeling of it.

2. Secrets by Bryson Andres – This is just one guy, playing all the different instrument parts on his violin with a looper. The song inspires me so much.

3. Never Let Me Go by Florence and the Machine – I really connected with this song while writing Entertaining Angels, it just belongs to Terem. I get inside his head while listening to it.

4. Adagio for Tron (Remixed by the Teddybears) off of the Tron: Legacy Reconfigured album – This is one of my go to songs that is shows up on multiple playlists, because it just pumps me up, helps me shut off my head and just gets me in the zone. Almost like a hypnotism trigger, but for writing.

5. Mirrors by Bryson Andres – This one has a good swimming pool vibe, for the pool scenes and an overall happy vibe to counteract/balance some of the less happy bits.

For the tough, serial killer, attack and/or fight scenes:
1. How to Be Eaten by a Woman by The Glitchmob -This has a great battle vibe and features in other of my book playlists. Love this song.

2. Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge - This worked to get me into the stalker scenes mindset.

3. Monologue by She Wants Revenge – If there was a theme song for the stalker/attacker in Entertaining Angels, this would be it. I think I listened to this one on repeat while writing one really tough scene.

4. Out of Control by She Wants Revenge – Has that intense vibe that the others do. Just keeps you in the mindset, because coupled with the other songs the beat propagates the sinister feel.

5. Disconnect by She Wants Revenge - If you’re not paying attention to the words, the beat is one you can bop your head to, but then you start to notice the words and while I’m writing about someone who is playing a cat and mouse game with the main character in the most horrific way, gooseflesh rises.

Those ten are just a small sampling of a much larger playlist. They are ones that felt like they had more specific meaning or that were more essential overall.

Here is one song from the second book’s playlist. It feels like the theme song for a new character that will be introduced and who is integral in the second book:
Seven Devils by Florence and the Machine.


About the Author
Monica Millard was born and raised in Alaska. She doesn’t own a dog sled team, but has worked in a place where there are buildings with caged exterior doors to keep employees from being eaten by polar bears.

Monica’s favorite quote is, “People do not see the world as it is, they see it as they are.” She is not sure who said it but it is a quote that has always stuck with her. She loves to read because it allows her to see the world through someone else’s perspective and experience something she would otherwise never be able to. Sharing that same experience with others through her own writing is a possibility that makes her excited to get out of bed in the morning.

She lives in Wasilla, Alaska with all her critters, some four legged and others that stand on two. She writes Science fiction, fantasy, and Paranormal for young adults.

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Ends December 9th (Midnight GMT).
Prize will be sent out after December 12th.


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