Thursday, July 14, 2011

Guest Author - J.K. Coi

Please welcome today's guest author - J. K. Coi. 


A lot of people ask me if I believe the things I write about. Well, I write about a lot of different kinds of creatures, including vampires, werewolves, ancient Chinese zombie warriors… so I can honestly say that my own personal beliefs aren’t really what it’s all about.

However, now I’m writing about angels, and that seemed a little bit different.

Except that my angels aren’t quite like any angels I had ever read or heard about before. My angels aren't sweet and pure. They aren't peaceful and helpful. My angels are selfish and powerful and a lot of them are out-and-out crazy psychopaths that would kill anything that moves.

But not all of them.

Some of my angels are bound by duty and honor. They’re trying to do the right thing. They make choices and mistakes just like every average person does, and they have to deal with the fall-out of those choices and mistakes.

The bottom line is that whether or not I believe in the paranormal creatures I write about, I always believe in their struggle. In the emotions and experiences that drive them, because deep down that’s what we all relate to as readers. Whether they’re working to save the world or just trying to keep out of the sunlight, my characters’ journeys are much like our own in that they have strong emotional conflicts to overcome, and I like to think that’s what makes them memorable to my readers.

What is it that makes a character or story memorable for you?
I’ll be giving away a digital copy of FALLING HARD to one randomly chosen commenter. 
 

In FALLING HARD (buy link: http://tinyurl.com/6klp9r5 ), my July 18 release from Carina Press, Gabriel’s poor choices have shaped him into the man he is, but he’s worked hard to overcome that. Except, the choices still to come are not going to be easy and he might very well lose everything in the end.

Blurb:

After a life filled with tragedy, rocker Gabriel Gunn thinks he's finally getting the better of his personal demons. Then he's attacked after a concert—and rescued by a warrior goddess brandishing a sword and white wings. As hard as it is to believe in an angelic bodyguard, Gabriel must face an even more impossible truth: he carries the devil's soul within him.

Amelia has been watching over Gabriel for years, using her angelic powers to prevent Lucifer's return. Now she must also protect him from warring angel factions with their own agendas. Amelia would do anything to avert another angelic war, even sacrifice her own emotions to avoid temptation. Yet with Gabriel she feels things she no longer wants to deny, and pleasure she never imagined.

But the closer Gabriel and Amelia get, the stronger Lucifer becomes. Will Amelia be forced to kill the man she's come to love to stop the war she's always feared?

J.K. Coi is a multi-published, award winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She makes her home in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and son and a feisty black cat who is the uncontested head of the household. While she spends her days immersed in the litigious world of insurance law, she is very happy to spend her nights writing dark and sexy characters who leap off the page and into readers’ hearts.

Website: www.jkcoi.com

***Update - The winner is KC Burn! Congrats.***

8 comments:

KC Burn said...

Sounds like a cool story, JK Coi, and I adore your cover!

J.K. Coi said...

Woot! Thanks KC :)

Wynter Daniels said...

Falling Hard sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for hanging out here today!

J.K. Coi said...

Thanks for having me! So what do you find makes a character memorable? Who is your favourite character from any book?

Wynter Daniels said...

Broken characters are the ones that stay with me. One favorite? That's tough. Jay Gatsby is definitely up there.

J.K. Coi said...

Oh good choice! I love broken characters too. Recently I read Inez Kelley’s Carina book, Sweet as Sin, and I think he was one of the most heartbreaking, broken contemporary heroes I’ve read in a while.

Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe said...

Just a quick hello to one of my fave crit partners! XXOO!

J.K. Coi said...

*hugs* Hi Maggie!!

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