by S.L. Saboviec
Series: Fallen Redemption #1
Expected publication: April 28th 2014
Cover Design: Mae I Design
Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—-she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.
When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse still, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.
Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?
Hello, everyone! This is S. L. Saboviec, and I’m pleased to be a guest today on My Book Addiction. I’m author of the Adult Paranormal novel Guarding Angel, and I’m here to share a scene from an alternate characters’ perspective.
The book is about a Guardian angel named Enael, who has trouble getting her human Wards to listen to her. When she meets and falls in love with a fellow Guardian, Kaspen, she doesn’t expect to discover his ties to a demon, named Yasva. Unsurprisingly, Yasva, doesn’t want Enael and Kaspen together, so she begins harassing Enael’s Wards.
I wrote this scene when I was having trouble with Kaspen’s motivations. Although the book is told in first person by Enael, this scene is from his perspective. It concerns his Ward, Miriam, who is being followed around by a demon, in Maryland in the 1750’s. This is part 3 of 3. Check out my blog tour page for previous excerpts.
…Continued from Part 2…
The demon’s presence had taken a toll on Miriam, but I was certain I could mend it. Her thoughts spiraled around Daniel’s death. It’s my fault, she thought. And then, What shall I do if his wife comes after me?
I soothed her, reminding her again that the murderous woman had disappeared and wouldn’t return, but the demon’s presence had strained our relationship. Miriam was no longer attuned to me as she once was, and her thoughts didn’t calm as rapidly as they once had.
Still, over the next day, her spirits rose. I worried that Enael would think I had abandoned her. Our relationship was complicated, still in its infancy, and she might think I no longer cared for her. Over two weeks had passed since she’d kissed me goodbye at the door, her eyes glimmering with tears. I had wished then that I could mend her despair as I mended my Wards’, but, alas, I hadn’t the control with angels that I did with humans.
I decided to return to Heaven to check on her. After all, Daniel had been Enael’s Ward, and his murder would have been difficult for her, even if she’d known it was part of his Incarnation Plan.
To Miriam, though she couldn’t hear me like the creepy little demon had, I said, “I’ll only be gone a little while.” Still, it seemed to help because she hummed contentedly as she spread sawdust over the inn floor. She would be fine.
To the Attendant, I said, “Watch her carefully.” The girl-angel’s wide-eyed stare told me that she was ill equipped to deal with a demon. The creature had said I’d seen the last of him, so I had no cause to worry… Right? I decided not to tell her about Yasva’s lackey, not wanting to scare her. “You’ll be fine.”
I reached for the location in Heaven, the heart of the Garden, my favorite place on Heaven or Earth, and faded from Miriam’s inn.
I tried to calm my nerves, but somehow, I knew—I knew—it was a bad idea to be leaving Miriam.
But what else was I going to do?
I’m a self-published author whose dark, thought-provoking science fiction & fantasy contains flawed, relatable characters and themes that challenge the status quo. Guarding Angel is on sale for $0.99 right now. You can find it at several major eBook retailers and on Amazon in paperback. The sequel, Reaping Angel, will be released in early 2016.
~About the Author~
S. L. Saboviec grew up in a small town in Iowa but now lives in the suburbs of Toronto with her Canadian husband and expatriate cat. Books that captured her imagination include Isaac Asimov’s The Gods Themselves, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series, Sylvia Browne’s The Other Side and Back, and Stephanie Meyers’ The Host.
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