Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lost in time Guest Post

Featuring a guest post by author Christie Palmer today. This post includes a giveaway so be sure to read below for more info.

Book Blurb:

Hidden in the shadows of the Infernos, Celeste is surrounded by the protection of Dante and her brothers. She is a Demon/Reaper a being that should never have been. An elite fighter, Celeste has honed her fighting skills and is a deadly weapon for Dante. Her one weakness? A Fallen Angel she has loved for two centuries.

Marcus a Fallen Angel knew the unconditional love of the Gods, and Angels. But he fell to the mortal plane in dishonor. Five hundred years ago he fell for a mortal, but she spurned him. Taking a vow of celibacy he has dedicated himself to fighting the evils of the world. Believing that he will one day be worthy of his lost mortals love as well as redemption from the Angels who turned him away.

One of the First… Calliope has been released onto the mortal plane. His one and only goal is to destroy Dante and the Reapers. Taking his rightful place as the ruler of the Infernos.

The only weapon that can kill Calliope is the Black Sword, a sword so evil only one creature in existence can carry it. Celeste. But she can’t hunt down Calliope on her own. She is forced to partner with the one being she wants more than life itself, Marcus.

Can a Reaper/Demon and a Fallen Angel work together to kill Calliope before he succeeds in taking over the Infernos and releasing hell on earth?
I asked Christie what the inspiration behind the book was and here's what she had to say...

Shocking enough, the majority of my books come from a combination of dreams, music, movies, and other books. All my inspiration comes from feeding on those things. Believing the world of make-believe and feeding the fires to make that world a reality if only in my mind. 

Lost In Time was the result of writing Shadow Play. Marcus is a character in Shadow Play and he really spoke to me. I had to write his story, he is an amazing character. In Shadow Play he is such a strong force for good but has a story to tell.

I had to think hard on what type of creature, what type of woman could handle Marcus? Who could be a force that fully understood him, loved him in spite of himself? Marcus needed a woman that understood him, that loved him that believed he was the man he wants to be.

Celeste was the brain child of those questions.

She is an amazing character, an Alpha female that can kick ass and not feel sorry about doing it. You almost want to hate Celeste because she is such a hard ass, but Marcus wouldn’t be able to have anything other than a woman that knows exactly what she is and what she is capable of doing.

Coming up with the characters for Lost In Time was so wonderful and fun. Creating them and writing their story was a joy.

I can only hope that my readers and fans will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Giveaway:

4 - ebooks of Lost In Time

2 - Gift packs & a signed copy of Lost In Time.

Giveaway Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/55e1f392/


About the author:

Who am I?

This is a tough question to answer, it would be cliché’ to say: "I'm whoever you want me to be." (Wink, wink)

However, the bare facts are, I'm a mother of 2, a wife of almost 20 years, a daughter, sister, friend, loud obnoxious cubical partner. (Seriously, we aren't meant to be stuck together, in tiny boxes like this.)

I have a B.S. Degree in Information Technology.  And I want nothing more in the world than to be a published author of Urban Fantasy Romance.

I was born and raised in a suburb of Salt Lake City, UT. called West Jordan. Where I live, about 2 miles from the home I grew up in. World traveler I am not.

I currently work a full time day job as a Business Analyst which is a fancy term for I work on a computer all day. (boooo, this technical stuff makes my muse cry). Nuff said. One day I will be a full time writer. Until then, I shall slog along at my day job.

So if I'm not working the day job or writing. You will find me reading, which is my greatest past time. Unless, my family has kidnapped me! Taken me out of my comfort zone! Away from running water, and a flushing toilet, away from electricity and God forbid Wi-Fi. (It makes no sense to want leave the city!! There are things outside of the city that can kill, and eat you. NO thanks.) Camping, they’ve taken me camping….. (sniff sniff).

Or you might find me cycling, which is my new hobby, even though I tend to crash a lot! My husband calls me crash, but I love it. When I cycle I feel free, my brain and all my characters are quiet, and I can think. After 20 miles or so I am able to internalize my next moves not only in life but in writing as well. I am a true believe that everyone needs this type of release. You just have to find what that release is for you.

I obsessively stalk Twitter, Facebook, and lurk in Yahoo groups rarely making comments. I’m working on that part, wish me luck.

I love music and if I am I ever seen without my iPhone I have been kidnapped by aliens and every action should be taken to retrieve the real me.

What if they don’t have running water, flushing toilets, electricity or…say it isn’t possible Wi-Fi in space??

Author Links:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/christie.palmer.5011
Twitter: @christieauthor
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11563672-christie-palmer