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My name is Cam-ael and I was an angel of the Order of the Powers.  Sounds like an opening remark from an AA meeting, doesn’t it?

I was wounded in the Second War in Heaven, more about that later, and plummeted from the sky into Essie McBane’s life.  I’m sure Essie didn’t expect to have an angel thump down in her chicken yard.

I’m open for questions, if they’re not too personal.  (He gives the interviewer a devastatingly beautiful smile to match his lyrical voice).

Second War in Heaven?

 The First was when Lucifer was cast down into Hell.  He caused the Second one as well but I’m not at liberty to say why.  Suffice to say that many of the loyal angels were incensed to learn that our Creator still mourned his once favorite son.

The Second War raged until the airy corridors ran red with blood, then the conflict spilled from Heaven to Earth, and mortal forces joined the battle as the fallen angels met the loyal angels in one final, epic battle at Armaggeddon.

I was a warrior, but I was wounded.  Essie gave me sanctuary to heal, and I was intrigued by her and by mortal life. I found the idea of the love between a man and woman and sex fascinating.  I wanted to stay with her and experience life, but she was determined not to be the reason I fell from Grace.

Describe yourself.

 Physically, I’m 6 feet tall with auburn hair, blue eyes and a white wingspan.

As a person, I’m loyal, caring and affectionate.  As a warrior, I was fierce and ruthless.  The Powers are the first line of defense…..

 

Do you think you will stay on Earth?

 If Essie will have me—and of course if I’m not summoned back to the war.

Can angels die?

 Not in the human sense of dying.  We can be destroyed or cease to exist.  Swords of black iron will kill an angel.

Any questions for an angel?

 Celestial Sin can be purchased from The Wild Rose Press.

 Visit the Celestial Sin page on this blog while you’re hear for an excerpt, blurb and book video!

 

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The first chapter of Celestial Sin and the sexy cover are up for Best of March at http://2707165.polldaddy.com/s/best-of-mar-2012.  I would very much appreciate votes!!  Visit the Celestial Sin page here for an excerpt, book video and reviews!   Celestial Sin was Top Ten in the Preditors & Editors Awards.

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The stench of Hell stung Salseph’s nostrils.  Lost Souls¸ how he hated to return home.  For all his trials on Earth, he preferred the human realm to this insufferable place.  In the mortal plane, he could glamour, hide his wings and actually feel as if he belonged, at least for a time.

Evolerzzal, a slimy glob of green flesh, grabbed Seph’s shoulder as he passed into the gloom of the Demon Realm.  “Well if it isn’t Salseph the Beautiful.  What are you doing here amongst us humble creatures?”  With a clawed hand, he beckoned Charzzel, a demon of the Second Order.  “Look who’s come home.”

Seph shrugged free, arched his wings.  The dim, smoky light refracted off his feathers, and the movement immediately drew the attention of every demon in sight.  His jaw tightened, a muscle twitching.  He yearned to drive his fist into the monstrous face and take to the air, but it wasn’t really Evol’s fault that the demons hated him.  Paimon had insured that Salseph was an oddity, a freak.  His appearance and the majestic wings set him apart from the others of his kind.  Hell, there were no others of his kind.  In all of Perdition, he was the only demon who looked like an angel.  His face was handsome, his body lean and muscled—the body of a man, not a monstrosity—his blond hair thick and silky.

“I smell angel,” a low-ranking atrocity shouted, his high-pitched voice rasping like sandpaper on Seph’s nerves.

The demons stank of brimstone and ash.  Salseph’s creator hadn’t missed a single detail in replicating a celestial being.  Like an angel, Seph possessed an individual, mysterious scent, the airy fragrance part of his allure.

A disgustingly ugly brute pretended to stumble, crushing one of the long white feathers trailing the ash-gray ground.  “Hello Salseph.”  Two fingers with sharp talons drifted down his wing.  “Wish I had pretty wings.”

Seph’s stomach clenched.  He flinched from the touch, arching his wings high.  A laugh rumbled from the creature.  The fiends detested him as much as he abhorred them.

“I think he’s hideous,” a demon in the shadows called.  “Angels are our enemies.  Every time I look at him, I want to draw sword.”

Jealousy and envy gleamed in Evol’s red eyes.  The demon reeked of the Pit.  Sulfur wasn’t an enticing perfume.  “Now, who would want to spit our lovely Salseph on a sword?”

“Let me pass.” Seph would have shouldered by Evol, but he didn’t want to touch the creature.

“Coming home from another assignment?” Evol smirked.

Seph refused to give the other demon the satisfaction of a reply.  He was returning from another demeaning mission with his guts in a knot and his heart bleeding for a poor human woman whose only sin was falling in love with him.

“Did you eat her baby or pump one into her womb?”  Evol leered, his glob of a head tilted to the side, his hairy ears wagging.

“I don’t consume human flesh.  Now step aside.”

“Or you’ll do what?  Report me to Paimon?”

Seph flared his wings, striking the demon and knocking him back.  “Sorry, Evol.”  He drove his wings down hard, rising straight into the sultry, close air.  Voice dripping sarcasm, he said, “Sometimes I forget how powerful my wings are.”

Wings rising and falling slowly, he hovered over the grotesque blob.  Why were they all so fiendish?   One of the monsters tried to capture his ankle.  Laughing, he flew higher and, still chuckling, soared toward home—the place he lived.  He’d never thought of the dim stone cavern as home.

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In Celestial Sin (see the page here for a blurb, excerpt and reviews), the hero is the angel Cam-ael of the Order of the Powers.  Here is a little information about that order of angels:

Powers or Authorities

The “Powers” collaborate, in power and authority, with the Principalities (Rulers).  The Powers are the Middle Triad shared with the Dominations and the Virtues.  The Highest Triad consists of the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones.  In the Lowest Triad, you find the Principalities, Archangels and Angels.

The Powers are the bearers of conscience. the keepers of history and warrior angels created to be completely loyal to God.  It is said that no Power has ever fallen from grace, but another theory states that Satan was the Chief of the Powers before he fell from grace. The duty of these angels is to oversee the distribution of power among humankind.  The Chief of their Order is Cam-ael, who bears scrutiny as he exemplifies that wavering path between good and evil.  His name means “He who sees God.”  Yet in his darker mode he is identified as a Duke of Hell.

 

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I  have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day–depends on the year and the current state of my emotional rollercoaster.  Lately, I’ve found that I don’t care if I have a Valentine who forgets to send me flowers and might or might not bring chocolates.  I’m rather old to be a dreamer, but I’m still waiting for my dream man.  If he doesn’t wander into my life, then I have some wonderful memories of good contenders.

And I have the heroes in my books whom I dearly love.  Each time I leave a book, I grieve that I am letting go of another darlling and can’t possibly believe that I could love another hero as much.  Funny thing is that a writer’s love is fickle.  I love Camael in Celestial Sin and Damian in Hot Spanish Nights, and I’m working on a demon story, and I sigh over Salseph.

I love piano, romance, reading, travel, my characters, gin and tonic, Pinot Grigio, Chateau Neuf de Pape, champagne, sports cars, especially my little Z3 and so much more.  I doubt Z3PO (the car) will give me a valentine, but he will give me topless days in the sun!

Enjoy the Blog Tour.  There are some super writers and prizes here!!!  http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/

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Come visit me on December 21st at the Long and Short of It Reviews, Whipped Cream page, and learn the history of the Christmas tree.  Leave a comment and be entered to win a necklace that looks like angel wings.

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 1. There is only one happiness in life — to love and to be loved.
George Sand

 2. What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
St. Augustine

 3. “When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.”  — Dr Seuss

 4. Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel

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The Heavenly Hierarchy – There 9 celestial orders or choirs:

Highest Triad:  Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones

Middle Triad:  Dominations, Virtues, and Powers

Lowest Triad:  Principalities, Archangels and Angels

 Since Cam-ael, the hero in Celestial Sin is an angel of the Order of the Powers, I thought it would be fun to share some information about these angels, alternately referred to as Dynamis, Potentiates and Authorities.  The Powers were the first angels created and patrol the perilous border between First and Second Heavens, resisting the efforts of Demons to take control of the World.  In the Book of Enoch, the prophet says that the fallen angels are imprisoned in Second Heaven.  So their job must be risky indeed.  I wonder if they get hazard pay.

 First Heaven (Shamayim) is the lowest and closest to earth.  Raphael presides over Second Heaven (Raquia).  If this is where the fallen angels are imprisoned, given their antics on earth, we can reasonably assume, it isn’t a maximum security prison.

 The Powers appear to be both good and bad, being in charge of the Soul, as we all know a real battleground of good and evil!  They are skilled at balancing and recognizing opposites.

 In angelic lore, Cam-ael is chief of the order.  His name means “he who sees God”, and he is said to be one of the favored who stand in the Presence.  But in his darker incarnation, Cam-ael is also a Duke of Hell with the body of a leopard.  In the occult, he is the ruler of the Mars, the Planet of War.

 Of the fallen angels, the greatest number seems to come from the Powers though the most famous fallen angels are the Grigori, those angels who fell because they took mortal wives and sired the gigantic Nephilim.  Their story has been popularized in several books and a TV show, The Fallen.  Perhaps, the reason the Powers are more subject to temptation is that they have dominion over the soul and identify too closely with the human.

 In Celestial Sin, I didn’t use Cam-ael’s darker side, preferring him to be a good angel who succumbs to the persuasion of lust and love.

 In the story, Cam-ael is a warrior angel, wounded in the Second War in Heaven, occasioned when the loyal angels feel betrayed, and the Fallen see an opportunity to invade.  Not only does the war stand in his way, but he is forbidden to feel physical longings and to fall in love with a mortal woman.

 An interesting aside, angels were considered sexless and above reproach, so how to explain Genesis 6, where the Sons of God saw the Daughters of Man and took wives from among them.  In the 13th century, the Bishop of Paris offered a solution—that there were actually ten orders of angels and it was this tenth order who fell.

 Enough talk about angels!  Let’s talk about prizes.  Commenters will be entered to win a coffee mug featuring the sexy cover of my erotic novella about a master horseman, a Virginia socialite and the Andalusian horse, Hot Spanish NightsCommenters please leave your contact info if you want to be entered in the drawing.

 Buy Link:  Celestial Sin   — Take a look at the trailer and excerpt on the Celestial Sin page, and don’t forget the Free Erotic Read on this site.

Thanks for dropping by,

Bianca

 

First review hot off the press from WORDS THAT SPARKLE:  The love story between Cam and Essie is very heartfelt. The way Bianca Swan spins a tale of two star-crossed lovers willing to kill (and in Cam’s case, give up Heaven) for each other is beautiful. The idea that both angels and demons are among us at all times is a very interesting spin on the entire idea of Revelations. There are some very interesting action scenes thrown in as well, between the forces of good and evil, making this story about more than just sex with a Heavenly being (hot as he might be!).

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Yesterday two friends and I treated ourselves to a hair style at Saks Salon.  I had a rather radical bilevel, mid-ear on the left and chin length on the right.  We then had lunch and a Bloody Mary at The Cheesecake Factory in The Galleria.  The Galleria was a zoo with the basket ball finals in town.  Just FYI the hamburgers at The Cheesecake Factory are delicious.

I needed my angel books to write a blog for Celestial Sin, so I ploughed through 5 boxes of books.  I found one of them and the Book of Enoch, both of which will help, but I didn’t find The Dictionary of Angels.  This book names every angel and gives a description of him.  Handy in choosing names and characters for books.

Today, I’m devoting to writing, though my car needs washing in the worst way.  It is actually gray but right now it is yellow with pollen.  I’m working on heating up a fallen angel novel originally titled I, Azazel, now called Lost Angel, for my editor at The Wild Rose Press.  With Celestial Sin being released May 20, she wanted something else to put on the shelves as soon as we could.  Azazel is a romance.  The only problem is putting enough love scenes in the manuscript.  The story is a My Fair Lady Story.  Azazel meets a downtrodden woman and rescues her from her abusive husband.  While he is transforming her from a diner waitress into a confident beauty, they fall in love.  The problem is they can’t have sex before she is not married.  SO I thought I’d let her already be separated when they meet.  Would that work for you?  Or would it still be a no-no?

The picture to the right is Azazel’s seal.

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