Monday, April 16, 2012

Five Fun Facts About Tempted Guest Blog and Giveaway with Elise Marion

Hi everybody and thanks for stopping by!

Today marks the beginning of the last week of my virtual blog tour. Bewitching has been AMAZING, and Roxanne has been awesome with her organization and management. She truly adds the personal touch and knows how to treat a client! As this is my last written post for the tour (the last few are interviews), I thought I’d go out on a fun note.

Here are 5 fun facts about Tempted. 

 1. The first book in the Angels Among Us series revealed a world that consisted only of angels, demons, and ‘The Fallen’ angels. Tempted introduces a world that exists in between, and that means humans with powers. Guardians are humans with paranormal abilities that are chosen by heaven for a few very unique purposes. Our hero, Jackson Bennet finds out that he is one of them! His grandmother is an Oracle—a person capable of seeing into the future.

 2. While demons are mentioned in book 1 (Fallen), they don’t actually make an appearance until book 2. In Tempted you get to meet Eligos, the Great Duke of Hell. He’s described as a flaming skeleton trapped inside a shell of mummified skin…here’s one dude you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley!

3. Jackson Bennett is a former Army Sergeant and war vet who was based in part on my real-live hero…my husband! He puts the Marion in Elise Marion, and is my biggest cheerleader and fan. Speaking of my husband, I guess he was sort of the co-author of Tempted. He provided the real-life information used to write Jackson’s very vivid flashbacks. He helped me achieve a level of realism that I can honestly say I’m proud of!

4. In book 1, the hero Amir avoids becoming one of The Fallen: angels doomed to become demons after succumbing to temptation or sin. In Tempted, we actually meet one of The Fallen, who just happens to be the hero of book 3, Redemption. Can a Fallen angel find redemption? Find out Summer 2012!

5. The angels and demons mentioned in Tempted are actually very prominent figures in some religious mythology! My research turned up all sorts of info on people’s beliefs concerning certain angels and demons. More of them will be making an appearance in book 3, Redemption.

April 9 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

April 10 Guest blog
Mila Ramos

April 12 Guest blog
The Daydreamer's Book Obsession

April 13 Guest blog
Lisa’s World of Books

April 16 Guest Blog
Roxanne’s Realm

April 17 Interview and review
Urban Girl Reader

April 19 Interview
Fang-tastic Books

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Book 2
By Elise Marion

In a world full of the sick and dying, the hurting and desperate, and those lost in darkness, angels dwell. Messenger angel Sarah is focused, dedicated to the cause of heaven in the war against hell. For centuries she has watched other angels succumb to temptation and break the rules governing relationships between angels and humans. Sarah has vowed to never become one of the ‘Fallen’ angels, now demons cursed to wander the depths of hell for eternity. She knows that she is stronger than the others, incapable of emotional attachment and the feelings of love and desire that can be so dangerous to her kind.

Jackson Bennett is alone in the world, and he prefers it that way. The former Army sergeant has seen more death than any human ought to experience in one lifetime. Even his dreams are haunted by the faces of those who have lost their lives because of him. He feels lost, purposeless, until an encounter with an angel reveals the secret purpose that he was made for. Born of a superior race of humans, Jackson learns of a special assignment.

Should he accept, he will become an important part of world that exists between heaven, hell, and earth. After all that he has been through, Jackson doesn’t know if he’s ready to take on such a heavy responsibility; what he does know is that he could lose himself in the eyes of Sarah, the intriguing angel assigned to him. She is the only person who seems to understand the darkness and pain that have enveloped his heart; she is the only person capable of driving them away.

In a battle between love or loneliness, divinity or damnation, Sarah’s choice once seemed easy. What she finds is that the black and white lines that once defined her world are now impossibly blurred and gray. What she finds is that she may not be not quite as strong as she thought.

Elise Marion Bio

As a child I always had my nose in a book. From R.L. Stine to Chronicles of Narnia to The Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High, I read it all. When I started Junior High and found out that the school library had over 400,000 books, my goal was to read every single one! Of course I didn't achieve that particular goal, but I sure had fun trying!

In high school I developed a talent for writing and discovered romance. Needless to say I combined my love for both and am now a published Indie author. After almost a year of peddling my book from agent to agent with no success I decided that my work was good enough despite the constant rejection. That's when I discovered the world of indie publishing through e-books. I couldn't have made a better decision than stepping out on faith and doing something for myself instead of waiting around for someone else to do it for me.

A litle bit more about me: My husband Kevin and I have been married for 4 years and have two beautiful children, Haley (4) and Gavin (4 months). We are a military family, which means I spend alot of my time alone with two children. People often ask me how I deal with the military life. I simply say, someone's got to do it, right? I am proud of my husband for serving his country.

When I'm not reading (which is almost always) or writing (I try to every day), I am watching movies (which I love), cooking (which I love even more) or watching someone else cook on TV (love me some Paula Deen). I have been singing my entire life and enjoy being my church's choir every Sunday. My large, extended family is close and means the world to me.




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Debby said...

I am glad I stopped today. I learn so much from blog posts. Makes it easy to pick out my books. I am adding your books to my list.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Elise Marion said...

Hi Roxanne! Thanks so much for having me today. It's been a blast.

Elise Marion said...

I'm glad you stopped by as well. Good luck in the contest!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Thanks for being my guest today and thank you for the kind words about the tour.

I love my job. I'm so happy I found something that puts all my organizational skills to use (since my family hates them so much LOL)

I hope your tour has been a huge success!