Release Date: July 17th, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Fiction
BlurbRaven Mackenzie has a normal life, a great job in finances and a never-ending closet. At the end of a hard day the only thing she wants is to spend time with her best friend Luke, her constant companion since they were teenagers.
Ash is an Angel of Death and for thousands of years he’s been taking souls to the other side. Now he faces his toughest mission. He made a promise to Raven’s father, a promise he intends to keep. He must help Raven survive no matter what the cost. Even if it means taking her into a world he hates.
When Raven meets Ash, her normal life is rocked to its core. No longer a human but an Angel of death, she is given a choice. She must decide between eternal torment and murder.
As Raven’s world crumbles around her, she finds herself torn between the decision she must make, her past, and the future she wants.
Will Raven be able to make the right choice before time runs out?
Character Interview with Raven
I’m sitting on a stool at the bar of the Midnight Bar, when Raven walks in. Dressed in jeans, and a blue off the shoulder sweater, it’s the brown knee-high boots that draw my attention. She grabs the stool closest to me, and perches on it as she orders a vodka and raspberry. I sip my ice water, the bar is quiet and it’s too early for me to start on the hard stuff, besides this is work.
“Hi,” I say. “You must be Raven. I’m Misti. Thanks for agreeing to the interview.”
She looks at me with tired gray eyes that seem too big for her face. She doesn’t want to be here so I dive right in.
“This last week must have been hard for you. Tell me about it?”
She drinks half her drink and signals the bartender for a refill. “It was the anniversary of my father’s death this week. I don’t know if you’ve ever lost someone close to you but this time of year I can’t help thinking about him, missing him. So it was a pretty crappy week to begin with, but then I met Ash and find out my dads not dead, and I’m expected to…” she leans in closer and whispers, “you know, kill someone.”
“What are you going to do?” I ask, as she empties the glass and the bartender approaches yet again.
“I don’t know. What would you do? How am I supposed to make a decision like that?” She blinks rapidly and I find myself looking down at my notepad.
Personally, I don’t know what I would do. I don’t envy her at all. I’d probably be drinking the vodka out of the bottle, if I was her. I find the next question on my list.
“What’s been the scariest part of the book for you so far?”
“It would have to be at the bakery, when people started dying like flies.” She shakes her head, horrified. “He just reached out and touched that little boy and the next thing he was dead. It was complete chaos. I guess that’s when I realized this was real.”
The mood around us both now has become dark and I want to lighten it up a little so I ask, “what’s it like being friends with Luke?”
She shrugs, and the corners of her mouth lift a little as she speaks with such warmth. “He’s always been there for me. We look after each other. I couldn’t imagine life without him.”
This leads me into another question. “Is there any chance that you and Luke could be more than just friends?”
She chuckles. “I get asked this question a lot. There’s never been anything but friendship between us. Besides, he has this thing about catching every girl that throws herself at him.” She pauses and visibly wilts before continuing. “Actually we got into a fight this week and it changed everything. I’m just not sure if we can ever go back to the way it was.”
I head straight into my next question. “What’s Ash like, really?”
“He’s an Angel. I mean, yeah he kills people, but he doesn’t enjoy it. He actually has a pretty bad opinion of himself, but he’s wrong.” There’s a spark in her eyes as she talks about him and I wonder if there’s more to this story than she’s going to tell me. “He’s just this intense guy whose doing what he has to for humanity.”
I want to ask more but our time is up. She’s already off her stool as she turns and tells me that Ash is waiting just outside. She’s out of the bar, and I’m following close behind hoping to get a chance to ask just one question of the Angel. As I walk out into the bright sunshine, they are already gone.
About the author
Misti writes to give voice to her imaginary friends, who want a real life on paper, where they can be free to be themselves.
When she's not writing, she is almost always reading anything she can get her hands on. She reads word like they are chocolate, and must be devoured in one sitting.
She can often be found multi-tasking effortlessly while reading a book and spending time with her husband, four children and two dogs.
She loves chocolate as much as she loves reading, and enjoys baking desserts that result in diabetic comas. In her downtime she procaffinates with friends and stalks Facebook.
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