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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jingle Bell Blog Fest: J. Hali Steele

Click here and tell us how long the idea of angels have been with mankind for a chance to win a  $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift certificate.

Angels need love too…

They are a very big part of the Christmas Holiday season. We see them everywhere—in decorations and ornaments throughout stores, businesses, and homes. I’ve always been fascinated with angels…and wings! The ability to fly whenever and wherever, without purchasing a ticket and paying for an extra bag *grins*, would be awesome.

While researching archangels for my Angels in Love series at Ellora’s Cave, I came across really interesting information. Did you know there are angels that cover the Zodiac, or angels for healing? Angels for all seasons, days and weeks? Then there are those who are more demon than angel, and some have even fallen from grace. An interesting bunch, to say the least. The idea of angels has been with mankind since the beginning of time and many religions encompass or embrace them in some way.

Myth or reality—who has the answer? I’m not sure I want to know. I’ve taken liberties with them in ways unimaginable. In my imagination, they can be real, or not. They can be any way I want them to be. With them, I can have the fantasy of flying free, touching the sky, or flitting by a twinkling star at midnight.

Most of all, I imagine them in love. The wonder of love, the pain and loss—love in a human way—with all the joy and angst that comes with it. And in my case that calls for lots of sexy, sensual encounters in those wings!

Repent in Love is the 2nd in the series, and it will be released soon at Ellora’s Cave. Here’s an unofficial blurb to whet your appetite:

Uriel wants the one woman he can never possess.

Every angel knows the dire consequence for attempting to hold power over life and death as the beautiful Fates do. Uri, the angel of repentance, doesn’t heed the warning. He intends to slake his carnal lust in every way imaginable. Too late, he realizes he needs more than a brief fling to extinguish the flames of desire—he needs to have all of his Fate—body and soul.

Morta, the Fate who cuts the thread of life, burns just as hot for her archangel. It’s been that way for centuries, yet she’s forbidden to align herself with anyone, especially an angel. After spending fevered nights filled with sex in Uri’s bed, there’s no repenting for her sin. Morta can’t let go of the only being in the universe who rocks her world.

Willing to chance even death, Uriel holds the key to the one creature that can bring them together. If he opens that door, life will cease to exist as they know it.

So, if you haven’t read Hope in Love yet, grab a copy (available in eBook or print), and get ready for Uriel, the archangel of repentance. Fly into the heat with a HOT angel—but be careful not to singe your wings…

J. Hali Steele would much rather be roaming where her fictional big cats live—in the high desert of California—so would her four furfriends (no fleas and ticks!) She enjoys spending time with her sisters and friends who willingly listen to her ramblings about the paranormal world of vamps, shifters and anything else that goes bump in the night. A captive audience, she promises to untie them soon!

A multi-published author, J. Hali is a RWA PAN member, she belongs to its Passionate Ink and ESPAN chapters, and she’s a member of Liberty States Fiction Writers. When she’s not writing, she can be found snuggled in front of the TV with a good book, a cat in her lap, and a cup of coffee.

For more information, you can visit her at She blogs every Friday at and she answers all emails at

Growl and roar – it’s okay to let the beast out. – © J. Hali Steele


Ari Thatcher said...

A few years back I mentioned on a new age forum that I didn't believe in angels. A few days later my daughter, who didn't know about my statement, dreamed I woke her and said, "An angel told me to tell you-" but she couldn't remember what I said. I've changed my stance on angels, needless to say!

Of course, that was before I saw your angels. "I believe, I believe!"

Judy said...

I have always been fascinated by Angels!!

Happy Holidays!!

marybelle said...

There is something incredibly amazing about angels. Not fluffy and white but warriors for God. Got to love that.

J Hali said...

Ari, that's the kind of thing that happens and makes you say "Wow"! I'm glad you believe now! *wink*

Judy, they still fascinate me, too! There's got to be something to it--or do I just want there to be?

Marybelle, I like to think of them that way, and it's what I wanted to portray in my stories--they are warriors!

Maria said...

Very interesting post! Love all of the history you provided.


J Hali said...

Maria, it was very interesting to explore...and there's lots more to look at!

Terra Pennington said...

Merry Christmas and happy New Year.