Saturday, October 8

A Guest Post and Giveaway with Rosalie Lario: Fallen Angels with a Twist

Hi everyone!

Today I'm very excited to welcome Rosalie Lario to my blog! I'm a great admirer of her Demons of the Infernum series and just got involved with her Fallen Warrior series - which is what Rosalie is here to talk about today. So without further ado I give you: Rosalie!

Fallen Angels – With a Twist

First off, I’d like to thank Rose May for hosting me on her site. So glad to be here!

I’m here today to talk about the fallen angels in my paranormal romance series, The Fallen Warriors.

I would imagine everyone is familiar with the biblical creation myth featuring angels and fallen angels. In the Bible, angels are servants of Heaven, and fallen angels have been banished from Heaven for their disobedience to God. It’s an interesting story, and one that’s been used as fodder for much fiction.

While thinking up The Fallen Warriors series, I knew I wanted to use angels, but not in the biblical sense. As interesting as that story is, I wanted to distance my angels from any of the religious aspects of the creation myth. So I twisted the mythology. Rather than servants of Heaven, the angels on my world are a race of beings from an alternate dimension. They are forced into our world when the walls between the dimensions collapse.

Once the angels realize they are forever stuck in our world, they convince humans to allow them to rule over Earth in exchange for peace and security...the ultimate utopia. But in reality, their designs on Earth are far more sinister. Total subjugation—and eventually, annihilation—of mankind.

The heroes of my series are a group of angels who seek to protect humankind. Because of this they have been cast out of their society and condemned to die. They are the Fallen.

Read on for more about Angel’s Desire, Book 2 of The Fallen Warriors Series:


In a world where angels rule over humans, twelve outcasts dare to defy expectation, warring with their angel brethren to prevent the extinction of humankind.

They are The Fallen...

Fallen angel Ethan has been outcast due to his love of humankind. In order to preserve his immortality, he must find a mate with angel blood…but the one woman he desires blames him for her father’s death. As a teenager, Tayla had a fierce crush on Ethan, her angel father’s best friend. She was humiliated when he rejected her, claiming she was too young for him. Her love turned to hate when he failed to save her father from being killed by the other angels.
Battle looms on the horizon, and Ethan can no longer afford to waste time. He must claim Tayla as his…but convincing her she’s his mate won’t be so easy.

Here’s a brief Excerpt that takes place shortly after Ethan seeks out Tayla:
The door had no more than slid shut when she felt a rush of wind behind her. She whirled, and Ethan was right there, standing so close she instinctively pressed her back to the front door. "Wh—what are you doing?"

His topaz eyes flashed and a tendril of frustration wafted off him. "An old high school friend, hmm?"

Stunned, she blinked her eyes. "Um...yeah?"

"You seemed very friendly."

When he reached out to wrap a finger around a strand of her hair, she couldn't help her gasp. He was acting like he was jealous or something, which was crazy considering she'd once offered herself to him, and he'd firmly refused. "What's your deal?"

"Why didn't you just tell him no?"

"I don't kno—" She cut off as his finger trailed up to her neck where he slid it along the crease of her jaw. Electric tingles crackled against her skin, racking her body with tremors. A wave of longing heat coursed through her veins. God, he'd always smelled so good—like cinnamon and vanilla and earthier spices.

I'm always going to respond to him like this.

The thought was so distressing she had to put it aside. For now. She could reflect on what that meant later.

Tayla tried her hardest to concentrate on their conversation. On his direct gaze.

"Why are you acting like this?"

"Like what?" he countered, his voice silky.


Ethan laughed, the heat of his breath flicking up a few strands of her hair. He lifted his other arm to the wall, effectively blocking her in. "Thats my nature, little Tayla. You of all people should know."

She blinked up at him. " you're really confusing me."

A hint of impatience drifted off him. "I didn't like the thought of him touching you."

"What?" Shock and anger permeated her senses. He wasn't her father. He didn't get to tell her whom she could and couldn't see. She lifted her hands to his chest and tried to shove him backward, but he didn't budge. "Why are you being such a caveman?"

A soft whisper of laughter drifted off him. "Don't you get it, Tayla?"

In a blink, he closed the distance between them, his lips mere inches from hers.
Suddenly she did get it. With the hardness of his body pressed against hers, there was no way she couldn't get it. She froze, plastering herself to the wall, and her heart rate tripled in the span of an instant.

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For you readers, I’d love to know if you’ve read paranormal romances featuring angels (regular or fallen). If so, do you have a favorite? Do share!

I’ll be giving an ecopy of For Love of an Angel or Angel's Desire (winner's choice) to one random commenter.

I really appreciate Rosalie coming to chat on my blog, and the giveaway which will run until the 22nd of October! You'll be getting reviews of both For Love of an Angel and Angel's Desire in the next two days but I'll give you a sneak preview:

For Love of an Angel is electric, riveting, inspired, and unique. You don't want to miss this fabulous book by Rosalie Lario!


  1. Rose May, just wanted to thank you for hosting me at your site today, and so glad you're enjoying The Fallen Warriors. :-)

  2. I've read both fallen and not fallen and I like them both :). The fallen ones generally have more meat to them.
    Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  3. wow this is something different form regular angle and then it will be god read and then blog on it if i won

  4. Victoria, you're right, fallen angels generally provide more of a storyline. They're hot too. :-)

    Desi, glad to see you here! Definitely a different, and fun, take on angels. :-)

  5. I like it when the angel myth is twisted. I just read Sins of the Angels and the author went into angel politics and heiarchy. It was a nice change of pace. Thanks for the chance to try this one!

  6. I love angels and your premise of them as sinister sounds intriguing. (Loved the excerpt.) Best of luck with your new series, Rosalie.

  7. Sharon, I agree, it's a fun change of pace to get a different mythology. I feel that way about all paranormal characters too. :-)

    Nina, thank you!

  8. I think the only angels I have read have generally been fallen. Some authors that have had angel characters that I can recall right now are Larissa Ione, Eve Langlais, Kerrelyn Sparaks (1 PNR book).

  9. I had to search for a series on angels and found Deena Remiel's Brethren series. Now I am looking forward to Rosalie's series and getting on the angel bandwagon once again. Thank you for sharing with us today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.


  10. June, I loved the Kerrelyn Sparks book. So cute. :-)

    Thanks, Denise!

  11. Hi Rosalie, I'm enjoying reading your Demons of Infernum series and can't wait to check out your Angels, too. To answer your question, I like Gena Showalter's angels (Galen, Lysander, Olivia, etc.) in her Lords of the Underworld series. And also Idess in Larissa Ione's Ecstasy Unveiled.
    (aka mmefran[at]gmail)

  12. I'd love to read about "Fallen Angels – With a Twist"!!! Just look at the cover... that was enough for me:) Great interview Rosalie and thanks for the giveaway! Now I'm on to the next Demons of Infernum story:)

  13. Love this book! :)


  14. Rosalie,

    I haven't read any paranormal romance books with angels in them lately. The excerpt for Angel's Desire is fantastic! I can't wait to read your Fallen Warriors series.


  15. Anne, thanks for stopping by. So glad you're enjoying the series. :-)

    Yadkny, yes the cover is awesome, isn't it. :-)

    MadHatter, thanks!

    Good to see you here, Renee. Thanks for stopping in.

  16. I haven't read any paranormal romance books with angels in them but am intrigued by the blurb and excerpt for Angel's Desire. Please enter me in the contest.


    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

  17. Fallen angels are definitely my favorite, simply because they tend to need redemption, which adds more angst.

    Plus, they tend to be naughtier *cough*


    Thanks for the giveaway!

    romanceaholic at gmail dot com


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