My novel Angeli: The Pirate, the Angel & the Irishman is on a tour sponsored by Book Partners in Crimes Promotions & eNovelAuthorsatWork this week with three other fantasy writers – I’ve combined all of them into one giant post here that includes a chance to win a copy of each book plus a gift card!
The Wexkia Trilogy
(Free 10/7-10/11) Book 1: Curse
Nell’s family reveals the frightening truth of her alien heritage. If that information wasn’t frightening enough, Nell’s life somersaults as ever-increasing evidence proves her family wrong.
She is something else.
With friend Sam by her side, she travels to an alien world where she must defend herself against her enemies and find a secret book that contains the truth about her ancestry – whatever that may be!
Author, Dale Furse takes us on a fantastic adventure to a world inhabited by bizarre beings. Confused by her life-changing experiences and facing an uncertain future, who can Nell trust to help her?
Book 2: Secret
Who was responsible for the extinction of the wexkians?
In the sequel to Curse, Book 1 of the Wexkia trilogy, Nell embarks on a double quest: to find the missing pages of the Book of Wexkia and to locate the incarcerated Shahs – a wexkian just like her – but will she discover who caused extermination of her ancestors? With faithful friends in tow and surrounded by unseen enemies, she travels to the worlds of Corl, Linque and Gramlax where she hopes to find the answers to her endless questions.
But as Nell learns to control her growing powers, who can she trust? Will the risks she takes to unlock the secret of her race’s origins and expose the true adversary lead to war?
Using her vivid imagination, author Dale Furse, once again transports us to a world of bizarre beings and fantastic scenery, as we join Nell and her friends on their alien adventure.
Book One in the Crimson Chronicles
“Something horrible is happening in the Crimson Forest. I need you to promise me you’ll stay away from it.”
Eighteen-year-old Angelina Adams had every intention of taking that advice. She had no desire to disappear into the trees as so many hunters had done. But when her mother is brutally murdered in their home, and the attacker comes for her, she has no choice but to flee into the blood-red woodland that claimed her father’s life years before.
There she meets Nicolai, a handsome, mysterious stranger who vows to protect her from the dark forces bent on destroying her life. But can he be trusted? Is he who he says he is, or will he simply take what he wants from her and move on?
Angelina soon realizes that nothing is as it seems in the Crimson Forest, a place where creatures known only to humans through myth and legend fight for love and survival. It’s a world where fairy tales thrive, nightmares become reality, and some secrets are better left undiscovered.
Crimson Forest is the first book in The Crimson Chronicles, an exciting new adult fantasy series from Christine Gabriel. Book Two is Crimson Moon.
Angeli: The Pirate, the Angel & the Irishman
Once a legendary pirate, Anne Bonny is a Sentinel, a soldier for mankind’s mysterious guardians, the Angeli. Anne will live 1000 years, but in return, she must hunt & neutralize Perfidia, corrupted Angeli who drain human energy to survive. Together with her fellow Sentinel, Con, and Arch Angeli Michael, Anne must face an added threat; a new breed of Perfidia possessed of untold power.
Monsters are only half Anne’s troubles; her stormy love life would make Blackbeard pack up ship and move to Kansas. After losing his corporeal body in battle, Anne’s former lover, Con Carey, visits her by possessing the bodies of humans, often with embarrassing results. In the meantime, Anne’s complicated romance with the aloof Arch Angeli Michael has intensified, but is their love spawned by the magnetic attraction of their powers? Or something deeper?
Can this unusual love triangle work together to protect the world from the cosmic horrors sworn to destroy it?
For Angeli I wanted to create characters who, while supernatural, read like real people who just happened to have slightly different realities/powers than you and me.
I wanted a strong female lead, so choosing a well-known female pirate like Anne Bonny made sense. Not only does her history instantly offer people familiar with her story the excitement of being “in the know,” but it grounded my fantastic tale to our world. She’s not some crazy alien; she is a young human woman who happens to be nearly immortal and kicks some serious butt. In addition, the death of the real Anne Bonny is not well documented. The mystery surrounding Anne worked for my book; people believe she died as an old woman back in South Carolina, but thanks to Angeli, now you know she’s still alive!
The Angeli are based on the idea of angels, naturally. The exist to protect humanity from itself. As the series continues, the extent of their knowledge, powers and origins will be revealed. By the end of the first book, readers know they are here to protect humans, they can travel at great speeds, the appear to be made of energy which they can mold to appear human and they receive thoughts and bursts of intuition which guide their actions. But there are many questions left unanswered: Were they ever human? How do they receive the knowledge they need to help protect humans? Who sends that knowlege? Are they even aware of their own origins? What other powers might they possess? Are they classic angels, sent by God – or did humans create the story of angels after seeing the Angeli as a way to explain them?
I’ve always loved mythology and wanted to create a race around which I could build my own unique mythology. The world of the Angeli will become increasingly complicated over time.
Con isn’t based on an actual historical character. I think if all my characters were pulled from history, it would start to look a little odd that the Angeli only choose famous people to become Sentinels. And it could mean eventually Kim Khardashian becomes a Sentinel. I couldn’t have that.
Are there more mystical critters to come for the Angeli series? Maybe. Maybe I have some very dark individuals ready to make their appearance in Book Two. One just might be called “Mr. Marionette.” He might be terrifying! And you might be the first person to read that little hint…
I promise not to get crazy. There won’t suddenly be vampires, fairies and trolls running around. I promise.
Creatus (They Exist): The Prequel
Creatus Series, Book 0
For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all…
As with most of his family, Derrick Ashton knows his future and what position he’s destined to fill within his unique society. Everything changes, however, when he breaks one of his family’s strictest laws and falls in love–with a human.
In his quest to protect the woman he can never have, a twist of faith propels him into a new role that will cause dissension among his family and endanger the anonymity that they’ve strived for thousands of years to protect.
Now, he will risk everything to save the girl from humans and his own kind. The one thing he can’t save her from, however…is herself.
The Creatus Series is not your normal paranormal story…it’s a realistic romantic mystery based on the myths you’ve heard your entire life. Prepare to believe.
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