Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lucius The Fallen Release and Giveaway

Lucius Tour Post—Information Sheet

Welcome to the release tour of Lucius; The Fallen! The first in a hotly-anticipated series, it follows the leader of a band of hard-living, hard-drinking angels after their fall to earth. The series will span six books, each one more enticing than the last! Keep reading to find out more, and check out our giveaway at the end……AND a special surprise if you’ve ever wanted to ask the authors a question!


“Relish this moment in My favor. It is your last.”

Six angels once sat at the right hand of The Almighty, but an ill-fated decision cast them out of Heaven. Now they serve Him on Earth, slaying demons for their redemption. They are…The Fallen.

Lucius, once revered at the side of God, fell to Earth with his brothers to pay penance and atone for his lapse in leadership. Wingless and forsaken, they have all paid a price for their complicity. Lucius’ hubris is now a curse, and he cannot rest until they carry out the last of The Almighty’s orders...and stop a war that has been
millennia in the making.

Persephone Roberts is always in the right place at the right time, the serendipity allowing her to help people on her travels. When it leads her to cross paths with the band of hard-living fallen angels, she sets her sights on their leader, and is determined to restore Lucius’ faith in their quest. And in himself.

But the ancient evil the angels strive to fight has put Persephone in its crosshairs. It will be up to Lucius and his brothers to save her and destroy the minions of the dark. Can the amber-eyed beauty with her accepting heart heal wounds that cut soul deep, and force him to reclaim a glory he once tossed aside? Is he strong enough to realize the path back to Heaven begins with her, or will he be forever...fallen?

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Excerpt (18+)

The subtle whoosh of air from the doorway ahead made all five angels turn as one.

“Is there another one?” Lucius muttered. Turning to Domniel, he said, “Can you smell

another one?”

Domniel lifted his head and walked toward the doorway. “Hard to tell. That smell's

everywhere. I'll follow it and see what I find.”

“Good. Elijah, go with him,” Lucius said as he bent toward the pool of goo to begin

purifying the remains. From the corner of his eye, Lucius watched Elijah nod and jog

off to catch up with Domniel.

Task finished, he placed the vial of holy water in his pocket, and called after the blind

angel. “Dom?”

“Yeah, man, out here.”

He motioned to Jude and Mordecai, and they ran across the street to another

parking lot. He paused as he realized Domniel and Elijah weren’t alone.

A woman stared at them from across the lot. She looked calm. A dark halo of thick

curls was pulled back tight, emphasizing an oval face and high cheekbones. The

assassin-chic ensemble she sported could not detract from the feminine perfection

she represented.

She laid smoldering eyes on them and growled, her voice smoky and rich, “Figures I

would find pigeons here. It is the gutter, after all.”

Domniel’s head tilted and Lucius knew he was trying to locate her. He caught a whiff

of sand and something exotic and ancient. He knew the blind angel had found her

when he turned, putting his shades on her.

“Where the fuck did you come from?” Domniel snarled.

She laughed, the sultry sound designed to stir men’s loins. “A higher plane of

existence, you useless bird.”

His dark sunglasses looked her up and down. “No shit, you a Jersey girl? That

explains a lot.”

She glared at him before bringing her arm forward to reveal a flaming scimitar. “You

pigeons always have to crap on somebody else's sidewalk, don’t you?”

Lucius stepped forward and laid a hand on Domniel's shoulder, urging him to stand

down. Apprehension collided with recognition like a shot to his gut, and he gave the

deposed goddess a slow, tight smile, hoping that this encounter would leave them

with all their limbs.

“Hello, Khemrhy.”

“Do you have any idea what you just screwed up?” Khemrhy laid the scimitar across

her back, the fire dying and sword disappearing before she leaned against an old

Chevy pickup, one foot planted squarely on the front bumper.

Before anyone could slap a hand over his mouth, Domniel spouted, “Could it be your

hot date for this century?”

Khemrhy smiled and stood back up. “No, you fool. You messed with my hunt. He

was leading me back to something important. Not that you could ever understand


Always cautious in his dealings with Khemrhy, Lucius put a hand over Domniel's

mouth and said, “We think there's a second one. Did you see anything?”

“Of course. The other one went that way,” she said, jerking a thumb over her

shoulder to indicate the alley behind her. Something about it seemed too simple,

but a gust of wind brought the stench of brimstone strong enough that they could all

smell it.

As Lucius, Jude, and Mordecai began to head past Khemrhy, they instinctively gave

her a wide berth. From behind them, Domniel said, “I'll stay here and keep an eye on

her. I still don't trust the bitch.”

“Little hard to keep an eye on someone when you're blind, pigeon,” she quipped.

“Maybe you should get a dog.”

Lucius heard Domniel mouthing off in the distance and rolled his eyes, hoping she

didn't remove any limbs. This time.

“A dog, huh? You’ll do. Let me see if I can find a leash and a muzzle,” Domniel

snapped back. “Though you might be a little front end heavy to be running around on

hands and knees, fetching shit for me.”

As the wind picked up, Lucius could see Domniel’s head swivel as he struggled to

locate Khemrhy’s dissipating scent. Elijah signed to him in a panic, the fluttering of

his fingers reaching through to the blind angel.

“Shit! Shit! Shit! I lost her! Where is she? I don't speak finger-fuck!”

Lucius whirled in a circle, hoping that even he could get a quick scent to target the


Ten feet in front of his sightless brother, Khemrhy growled, “I’ve got a front end for

you.” And then the truck came crashing down on Domniel.

From his viewpoint behind Domniel, Lucius watched as Khemrhy planted her boot

on the truck's bumper and pushed down hard to lever it upward. When she started

pushing down with her foot, Elijah began frantically signing the word, “Chevy” to

no avail. As the truck stood on end, she reached down, grabbed the bumper, and

swung the entire vehicle over her head.

The pickup came down in a barrage of creaking steel, slamming Domniel hard into

the pavement. He gave a loud, anguished grunt as Elijah ran to his side. Twisted

metal groaned as Elijah tried to maneuver chunks of the vehicle up off him.

“Get…off me… fucking bitch!” he gurgled. Khemrhy laughed as she made her way to

a Triumph motorbike parked beneath one of the street lights.

Lucius and Jude ran to assist. “What the fuck happened? Dom?”

“Chevy half-ton pickup,” Elijah signed to Lucius.

Lucius winced, reaching for parts of the vehicle. “Ouch.”

The sound of the Triumph's throttle rumbling got their attention and they turned.

Khemrhy smiled back, flipping them her middle finger before roaring off down the


Domniel lay on his back, his chest caved in, laboring for enough breath to groan.

Lucius shook his head. “You know better than to piss her off. She could've killed you,


Domniel wheezed, turned his head and spat out two bloody teeth. “Get 'Magic

Fingers' over here - good to go.”

Elijah tapped Lucius on the shoulder and gestured to Domniel.

“Yeah,” Lucius nodded. “Do your thing. And get him to walk. I'm not fucking carrying

his wiseass back.”

They came forward and closed ranks, making a circle around him. Elijah knelt down

next to the blind angel, stretched out his hands and cracked his knuckles.

“Just fucking get to it, mute. My balls are wedged up in my ribcage.” Domniel's eyes

fluttered closed in between gasps.

Jude snorted. “Why can't you be the mute?”

Lucius held a hand up, silencing them.

Elijah rubbed his hands together and closed his eyes. The silent angel’s hands

trembled for a moment and then glowed with a soft, white light. He placed both of

them, palms down, on what was left of Domniel's chest and took a deep breath.

Domniel lit up, his chest echoing the glow from Elijah’s hands, and he let out a deep,

relaxing sigh. “Fuck, yeah. I bet the chicks love that shit.”

“Shut up,” Lucius warned.

Domniel sighed again and gave into the healing.

Lucius; The FallenLucius; The Fallen by Tara S. Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was interesting. I loved the concept of fallen angels, bad boys, demons and sex all rolled into one. When the author wants you to feel hot, you do! It's quite the well written piece. I'm not sure how I feel about the religious undertones. I tend to stay away from books like that. But, with all the action, sex and great story line going on, you can miss it if you're not looking.

A few parts had me wondering if I missed something, or left me a little confused. But all in all, this is just a good book and I will definitely be looking forward to the next installment of the series. You can't help but smile at Persephone and her adoring personality. Lucius makes me want to strip and lay down at his feet. Even the other characters were just so well developed in this book, that you felt they were all the lead hero/heroine.

If you like Paranormal/Romance/Action or anything close to these genres, pick this book up!

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 Author Bios

Tara Wood divides her time between creating domestic bliss and creating hot paranormal romance with the occasional side of kink. When not playing June Cleaver for her hubby and daughter, she can be found at the local Starbucks slamming back Frappuccinos and plotting out her next idea. Or she’s watching the BBC. Tara resides with her wonderful and tolerant family in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. She is currently at work on several projects, one of them being the next book in her In Blood series.




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Lorecia is a native Houstonian who did not escape in her adulthood. So she camps out in NW Houston concocting her own special variety of chaos but rarely finishes it without the continual prodding of best friend Tara. She loves to laugh, bead, write, eat and hug kitties. She also loves to have fun and can usually be found on any given Friday night off chatting her head off at Denny’s with her bestie.


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Interview with Tara

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve never wanted to be anything else.

How long did it take you to write your book?

The first draft of this book was completed in about 8-9 months.

What genre is your book? What made you choose to write in that category?

This is considered to be paranormal romance, but it also fits in the urban fantasy category. I like these genres because the possibilities are endless. The story only goes as far as your imagination. That’s the beauty. It opens up for new worlds of creativity.

What was your work schedule like when you were writing?

Lots of late Friday nights. Stolen moments during the daytime.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Nothing comes to me in order. It’s all a jumble of characters and scenes, and then I have to figure out how it all pieces together.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Everywhere. People watching, overhearing conversations, movies, music.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

So far, I have written two full-length novels and three novellas. You can’t ask me to pick a favorite! LOL. But….if I had to, I would say it’s a toss-up between two of my novellas. “The Shade” and “Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation”.

Are you currently working on another book? If so, is it part of a series or something different?

I’m working on three full length books at the moment. I’m in the process of writing the second book in my In Blood series, and a stand-alone paranormal dystopian thriller. I’m getting ready to begin writing on the second book in the Fallen series, as well.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I love to read, cook, spend time with friends and family. I love movies and live theater.

What does your family think of your writing?

They’re extremely happy that I am able to do what I love. They’ve been very supportive.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books?

I am a closet sadist. I love to do terrible things to my characters to see how they respond. It’s awful, I know. I can’t help it. I want the reader to really feel for my characters.

Do you have any suggestions to help others become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Learn to take constructive criticism well. Be professional. Make friends. Read. Write. Love it or leave it.

What do you think makes a good story?

Characters. If I don’t care about the characters from the beginning, then I won’t care to see what happens to them.

Are you self published or do you have a publisher? If self published, what made you decide to go
that route?

Both. I self published because the idea of having all the control appealed to me, and I didn’t want to wait on someone else. However, I have learned the upsides to having a publisher. Miranda Stork at Moon Rose Publishing is fabulous, and I foresee a long and fruitful relationship with her.

LIVE Question-and-Answer session with the authors!

And now for the giveaway—and that special surprise! As part of the tour, the author will be answering your questions about Lucius and writing LIVE on April 29th, via Google+ Hangouts! To take part, all you need to do is go to the event page here at Moon Rose and post the question that you would like to be answered. The best ones will be chosen, and as many as possible answered within a 30 minute session. The address to watch and take part in the Hangout will be posted a week before, and you must follow Moon Rose Publishing on Google+ Have fun!

And….the awesome giveaway!

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