Sunday, January 6, 2013

Book Giveaway and Author Interview: She Speaks to Angels by Ami Blackwelder

She Speaks to Angels (AngelFire Chronicles, #1)
She Speaks to Angels by Ami Blackwelder
What if everything you believed was a lie?A Suicide
Seventeen-year-old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out-of-the-ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player, why would he jump off the roof of the school?
Dangerous Liaisons
When Dameon pays attention to Ali, she could't be more excited, because for the past three months he was all she could think about. But now that Dameon is finally pining for her affections, she is becoming more and more wrapped up in a clique-of-three, who as new transfers to the school are proving to be trouble. But at least Dameon loves her, doesn't he?
Kian- a dangerous love interest she did not ask for.
Powers- belonging to an underworld she never knew existed.
A Clique- that could be friends or foes?
A Soul Purpose
The underworld of angels and demons have one thing on their mind -Earth.
Demons want to do what they want.
Angels want to protect humans from these rogue angels, AKA: Demons
For Allison Maney, everything is not exactly what it seems…
A Suspenseful Romance
Caught between Dameon and Kian, the suicide and the clique-of-three,
Ali won't know who to trust…or who to love.

Blkosiner's Book Blog Giveaway
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Guest post with Blkosiner's Book Blog

How did I Write A YA Angel Thriller?

I have always been fascinated by angels, from stories on television, to the Bible and other books, angels have been around for a long time . I’ve read a few angel stories too. But none of them have been what I wanted. None of them were as good as I thought they’d be. Most angel stories follow the cliche of a so-called ‘fallen angel’ whose storyline rips of scenes from the Bible.

I wanted something different, something mysterious.

I enjoy reading and writing YA and I also enjoy mysteries and thrillers. So, I decided to combine all three elements. YA. Angels. Thrillers. But how?

The Angel Angle:

I didn’t want the typical angel-boy falls for human girl and they live off their undying, forbidden love story. So, that is how my characters Dameon, Kian, Nathaniel, and Krysta were born. I wanted to keep the reader guessing as to who is the angel and who the main character Ali Maney will actually love. A certain level of unpredictability.

The YA Angle:

I wanted to tell a story a YA audience would enjoy and so wrote the story in first person. Ali Maney is the main character and we follow the story with her. A typical teenager at Millennium High School in NY, the reader will be able to relate to her down-to-Earth personality. Her curiosity; however, is what draws her into this world of angels.

The Thriller Angle:

To have a thriller you have to have bad guys. So, naturally I picked the demons. Demons in my book can be various forms of fallen angels. Some demons are just angels that have fallen, but many of the demons are Were demons and fanged demons. Angels and demons have rules to follow and when they don’t they loose their angel wings, their angel gifts and their place are fangs or Were hair or simply having no power.

To add to this thrill, the main character and the readers do not know who to trust until by the middle of the book. This keeps the reader on their toes.

The Mystery Angle:

There is a suicide very early on, in the first chapter. This is the ongoing mystery through-out the novel until Ali Maney closes in on who the demons really are. This also invites a bit of thrill, and also keeps the intrigue going.

I think this is a story many YA will love, and in fact many adults will enjoy as well.

The novel is live April 6th on kindle exclusively.



  1. I like reading about how authors came up with the ideas for their work. I have found in the past that books about angels didn't quite meet my expectations either. Glad to hear that your book isn't about fallen angels and undying love, and the thriller angle is an interesting one. Will be interesting to read this once it is released :)

  2. Wow, I love how you explained the different genre angles and how you incorporated them into your book. I agree that there's been a stereotype with angels in novels as of late, particularly YA, and I'm looking forward to reading yours, knowing that it isn't about fallen angels. I've added She Speaks to Angels to my TBR. Thanks for the giveaway!


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