Published June 5th 2011 by Astraea Press
Goodreads Summary:Jess denies God. In his infinite wisdom, he's taken everyone she's ever loved. Moving to the French Quarter was a ploy to erase the guilt she felt for rebuking her faith. Perhaps, if she hadn't met Justin, an angel preoccupied with getting back into God's good graces, and drowning in his hatred for humanity, her plan would have worked.
Justin's general disdain for the human race makes him difficult to like, but some higher power has appointed him her keeper. Justin's convinced he can mend her broken relationship with her maker, but in the process he learns a thing or two about his own humanity.
Never mind falling in love, that's not supposed to happen. In fact, it may even be forbidden. Jess just wants Justin to understand her plight, and he wants to protect her from a world she doesn't know.
If neither are equipped to save the other, then whose soul will live and whose will perish?(
Please welcome Monique she is guest posting here at BLH today as well as giving a ecopy of her book The Keepers. Thank you Monique for stopping by today.
Angelic Bad Boys?
How do you get a dark brooding hero in a world of angels? I don’t know about you, but my favorite male characters are strong and mysterious and aren’t angels supposed to be all white wings and servitude of God and man? Not the blue-eye bad boy, Justin, in The Keepers.
Justin not only managed to get himself thrown out of Heaven, but also a cast of five brothers who chose allegiance to him over loyalty to their Maker. His bad boy meter just went up a few points right? Traditionally, one would call any angel banished from the borders of Heaven a Fallen, but that’s not the case with our troubled hero.
Justin didn’t choose to take up with Lucifer and become an all-out demon, because after all his transgressions he still feels the need to set it straight, if not for himself, than for his brothers. The one thing he can’t seem to overcome is his hatred for humans. His job as a member of the Powers rank meant he had to protect the very souls he loathed. The conflict ultimately drew him great punishment. What was he supposed to do? Humans are repulsive.
Just when he eased into his role on Earth and found a way to cohabitate with the dismal beings, he meets Jess and this girl is human to a fault.
So what is it about this bad boy that makes you love him? Maybe it’s the fact that he’s gorgeous and mysterious, but it’s probably the cracks in his cool exterior that make us drool. He has an obvious soft spot for at least one human and carries around a truck load of guilt over the fate which was dealt his brothers. So he can’t be all bad right? I think we just like to think if given the chance, we could change his mind about mankind.
Who are some of your favorite angelic bad boys? What qualities keep you coming back for more? I’d love to hear why you think these supernatural hunks keep our motors revving. Hope you enjoy Justin as much I have.
Monique O’Connor James
About The Author:
Monique is the mother of two beautiful children and lives in a small community outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She currently works full time as an insurance agent, but her favorite jobs are mother, wife, and author.
On her eighth birthday, her mother bought her a journal and said "write whatever you want, just write". And so, a love affair with words was born. She wrote poetry and short stories in high school and college, until 1993 when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
After her mother's death in 1998, deep in depression, she found herself unable to write. Nine years passed, and only on rare occasion did she attempt to write.
Finally, in 2007, under the urging of friends, she sat down and pecked out her first novel. It was raw and unpolished, but the process had been unquestionably cathartic. The next three years were spent filling her hard drive with seven complete manuscripts.
At the beginning of 2011, Monique decided it was time to edit the work and share it with the world. She hopes you enjoy the ramblings of a truly southern girl raised in a state rich with heritage and love.
Monique has generously offered a ecopy of her book, The Keepers all you have to do is leave a comment with your email addy so I can contact you if you should win. The giveaway is running from Sept 1st to 8th, the winner will be announced on the 9th. Don't forget to follow the tour for the end of tour giveaway.
The Next Stop on the tour is .... Sept 2 – Readergirls http://readergirls.blogspot.com