I have a great guest on my blog today, the lovely and talented Jinger Jackson! She has written some amazing horror romance, and I asked if she’d be willing to do an interview on my blog. To my delight, she said yes! Here is a bit of what we talked about, and I hope you pick up a few of her books. You won’t be disappointed.
Glad to have you here, Jinger! Today, we’re showcasing your book Demon’s Fall.
What inspired you to write this book? I’m a big fan of Supernatural and Charmed. In Charmed I rooted for Cole Turner and his love for Phoebe. I desperately wanted to see him happy. (He WAS so sexy after all) And so I wondered, what would happen if a
demon fell in love, not with a witch but with an ANGEL?
Can you tell us a bit of what this book’s about?
As I said, I’m a huge fan of the whole Cole/Phoebe love story and I was greatly disappointed when it didn’t work out. But I wanted to explore the world of angels and demons. Andras popped into my head and stepped out to tell me that he needed
his story told. So…I did. Tange is a sweet woman who is a bit confused in her role. She’s a normal human woman—so she has always believed but suddenly she learns that she is actually destined to be a guardian angel…well it turns her world upside—especially when the forces of darkness appear, determined to sway or kill her.
Here is the Blurb:
What happens when a demon falls for an angel?
Tangela Teshua just recently buried her parents and has given up her city apartment to move back to the country house they left her. However, their deaths and her move are not the biggest changes coming to Tange’s life. Tange learns she is a guardian angel—or at least she will be when she over comes the challenges Satan will put in front of her.
Andras Belial’s father assigned him the task of destroying the newest being on the lighted path. But another battle looms on the horizon for Andras. His inner demon struggles against the strange formation of feelings, of a conscious growing to life. He falters even more when he meets Tange, the beautiful angel just might be able to save him.
Lucifer, infuriated that not only has Andras turned his back on his heritage but he has joined forces with an angel, sends an assassin demon after both Andras and Tange. Can they keep the demons at bay long enough to find happiness?
So Andras is a demon and Tange is an angel. You show Andras’s attitude changing throughout the book. Was it hard to portray him turning away from his evil nature? Writing it you mean? Not really. I mean I wanted to stay TRUE to the fact he IS a demon. But he eventually had a soul and DID show/feel compassion. He was a repentive demon; something I think is rarely dealt with.
No one likes an evil hero, but Andras is a demon. How did you manage to make him someone a reader
could love while not “wussifying” his evil at the same time?
That was the HARDEST thing to pull off.
Because while I had definite ideas of where he was and what he should be, I had to weigh that against what the editors thought a gentle reader would stand for. It was a VERY, VERY fine line that caused me a GREAT deal of wavering. I did have to eventually remove one scene because it was considered far too graphic for the general reader but otherwise, I felt we stayed pretty true. After all Andras IS a demon, but he’s a demon with a SOUL, one that CAN love and that is pretty redeeming in and of itself.
Can you tell us about any new releases or projects you have coming?
In May I have a release titled Morgan Creek coming from Carnal Passions—it actually releases on May 4th, WOOHOO!!!
This little book was a ton of fun to write as well and since it takes place in the area I like to call home, it required I spent some time hiking, riding, walking and observing.
Morgan Creek is a book that shows what can happen when man decides to play God
Here’s the Blurb:
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should…
In peaceful Morgan Creek Arkansas four people have been brutally murdered and it’s up to Sheriff Alvarro Schmidt to find the killer that can’t possibly be real.
Agent Sage Lee works for the DOSR, Department of Scientific Research and she’s been dispatched to recapture a secret weapon that isn’t supposed to exist.
Sage and Al work against the clock to find this particular science experiment gone wrong before anyone else dies—but how do you track something that was created for its agility, stealth, intelligence and strength?
How about giving us an excerpt from Demon’s Fall and letting us know where to buy it?
Title: Demon’s Fall
Genre: Erotic Horror
Released: February 16, 2011
Resplendence Publishing: http://tinyurl.com/4djg7k9
Book Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_IKzWdmBDE
Erotic Romance with Strong Sexual Content, Graphic Language, Violence, and Explicit Descriptions of Intimacy.
Andras Baliel stalked the narrow alleyway. The sun had just set, and the late afternoon air was warm and still. Blood roared in his ears. His gut churned. His hands shook. He needed to kill. This waiting around was driving him crazy. Never had he been so bored in all his life. Lucifer had a report of a new angel who would soon be coming into its powers, and Andras was supposed to tempt or terminate the being of light. But until the path to the angel was revealed, he had nothing to do but haunt the human
An old man dressed in shabby, ill-fitting clothes weaved down the dirty alley, a little dog scurrying around his feet. The human was a worthless waste. It didn’t deserve to live. Andras darted over, grabbed the man by the collar and squeezed his throat. The man’s face reddened, and he squirmed with the need to breathe.
The fear filling the man’s heart was a heady rush. Humans had alcohol and drugs. Andras and his kind had terror and suffering. He savored the pain building in the man’s heart and body. “Worthless human,” Andras snarled as his fingers tightened.
At his feet, a mass of dirty fur alternately barked, growled and bit at Andras’ ankles. Andras raised his free hand and the dog lifted from the ground, hovering in midair like a furry balloon. He closed his hand into a fist and the dog’s shrill barking became frightened whimpers. With the mongrel effectively silenced, Andras turned his attention back to the man. Tears flowed down the man’s cheeks, and Andras read the plea for compassion in his eyes.
Mercy wasn’t something he dealt with. Andras grinned and released his grip slightly, allowing the man the ability to speak. “Beg me,” he ordered.
“Please,” the man began.
“Please what?” Andras savored the power he held over the pitiful human’s life. Soon the pleading would sing in his ears.
“Please…don’t hurt my dog.”
The man’s raspy reply caught him off guard. Surely he had misheard. The human was begging for mercy—for the dog? His grip relaxed more. ”What did you say?”
“Please…mister…don’t hurt my dog.”
A strange feeling flickered inside him. It was…what? Andras shook it off. He should split the beast wide open before the man’s eyes. He let the man drop to the ground and gripped the floating dog in both hands. Andras gradually tightened his hold on the squirming, whimpering creature, savoring the tears and fear radiating from the human waste lying at his feet. The man cried and pleaded once more, not for his own life, but for that of the worthless cur. The strange sensation that had previously flickered over Andras returned. Before he could think, his hold slipped, and the dog dropped to the ground.
The man reached out, picked up the mongrel, and held him close. He stared up into Andras’ eyes, but he didn’t move, didn’t run.
“Get the hell away from me,” Andras roared.
The dirty human didn’t wait to be told twice. He scrambled over the broken concrete and ran from the alley, the dog still cuddled in his arms.
Andras rubbed his hands together. Why hadn’t he killed them? What the f**k was wrong with him? A snarl surged up from deep in his chest and echoed off the jagged brick walls of the lane.
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us today, Jinger! If you’d like to find out more about her books, please visit: