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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Alpha Male Diner: Archangel recipe by Linda Poitevin + giveaway

We have a heavenly dish for you today! Urban fantasy author Linda Poitevin is cooking up Aramael from her dark UF series The Grigori Legacy. The third book in the series Sins of the Lost doesn't come out till Oct 15, but you can get a taste here! Come on in a get a piece of Archangel Aramael...

-1 hot, hunky warrior angel (but don’t tell him I called him that!)
-1 set of storm-driven grey eyes
-1 pair of black wings with feathers that turn razor-sharp in battle


-A heaping handful of smoulder
-A fierce determination to protect the mortal soulmate who turned away from him

Then stir in:
A division of loyalties that could tear apart the entire universe.

Taste Test:


Alex looked up from her notebook as she joined Aramael on the sidewalk. “Do you care?”

His mouth thinned. “It would go faster if you’d let me help.”



“We’ve been over this. Twice. You’re not a cop.”

“No, I’m a bloody Archangel,” he snapped. “I think I can handle asking a few questions.”

Archangel? Her gaze flicked to the massive black wings half unfolded behind him. Michael’s wings had been black, too, and so had the other Archangels’. That must be what differentiated the choirs, the color of their wings. So. Aramael had been not only welcomed back into Heaven for his part in Seth’s attempted assassination but also promoted. Wasn’t that just ducky.

She returned her attention to her notes. “I don’t care. You’re not trained, you might miss something, and the answer is still no. Feel free to leave if that’s a problem.”

“Is this how it’s going to be between us?” he asked quietly.

Scowling, she ignored the jab of pain beneath her ribs. “There is no us. There’s me, and there’s you following me.” She stepped around him, coming up short as he moved to block her. “You’re in my way.”

“I didn’t ask for this.”

“Neither did I.”

Aramael’s sigh stirred her hair. “I know. And for what it’s worth, I wish it could be otherwise.”

“It can. Leave.”

He shook his head. “You’re too important.”

Her brain shied from all that stood behind the statement. “Fine. Then let someone else protect me.”

“I can’t do that, either.”

“You’re hardly the only angel in Heaven.”

“None of the others would protect you as I can.”


“Mika’el is the one who assigned me to you. He knows the strength of my connection to you. Knows I would risk everything to keep you safe.”

The pain beneath her ribs sharpened, taking away her breath. She clutched the notebook and pen tighter, felt their edges imprinted on her fingers.

“Don’t,” she snarled. “Don’t you dare go there. You made your choice when you went after Seth, Aramael, and I made mine when I saved him. We’re done.”

“You know that isn’t true.”

“I. Made. My. Choice.” She crossed her arms, settling into outright belligerence. “We’re done.”

“We’re soulmated, Alex. We can never be done.”

Even if she could have found her voice, she had no words. No argument. No rebuttal for the truth her soul recognized even as her mind rejected it. Sudden, infinite weariness pressed down on her. He was right. No matter how much she wanted it otherwise, no matter how certain she might have been—was—in her choice of Seth, Aramael was still right. The bond between them would never go away. She could love another with all her heart—and she did—and still she would feel that tie. That unbreakable connection.

Sins of the Lost (Grigori Legacy #3)
by Linda Poitevin
From the author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son comes the newest novel in the “electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent” (Ex Libris) Grigori Legacy series.

Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –­ leaving little time for her fledgling
relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.

Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.

About the author:
Linda Poitevin was born and raised in B.C., Canada’s westernmost province. Growing up in an era when writing was “a nice hobby, dear, but what are you going to do for a living?”, Linda worked at a variety of secretarial jobs before applying to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Due to an error in measurement, however, she was turned down when she didn’t meet the height requirement of that time. Undeterred, Linda became a civilian member in the force and was a dispatcher for two and a half years, during which time she met her husband, a police officer.

Following their transfer to Ottawa, Linda went on to become a real estate agent and then a human resources consultant before starting a family. She remained a stay-at-home mom, homeschooled her youngest daughter for nine years and, now that she has realized writing can be more than a nice hobby, she continues to live her dream of being a cop vicariously through her characters.

Linda currently lives near Ottawa with her husband, youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, a cat, two rabbits, and a bearded dragon lizard. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden or walking her dog along the river or through the woods.

In addition to her books, Linda also does freelance writing and editing. Information about her services can be found at


  1. Love these books. Glad to see more. Can't wait to read this new one.

    1. me too! I am about half way through Sins of the Lost and oh the feels and drama! Gonna finish it today :)

    2. So happy you're enjoying the books, Robin! You'll have to let me know what you think of the new one. :)

  2. Storm driven gray eyes and a heaping handful of smolder - oh my! What's not to like! Must admit that this meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and lets not forget the midnight snack - YUM

    1. this latest book, Sins of the Lost, has take me to an emotional level I rarely reach with a book. I am reeling from the feels

    2. Yeah...the smolder gets me, too, Denise. Every. Time. *fans self* ;)

  3. The first one was so good. Excited to see more.

  4. I love the character relationships.

    1. ...and they just keep getting more complicated in Sins of the Lost, Shannon. *evil grin*

  5. I love stories about angels and I know these would be right up my ally.

    1. And not just any angels, Sara...really hot warrior angels. *sighs dreamily* :)

  6. Congratulations on the publication of Sins of the Lost! The Grigori Legacy series sounds fascinating. I enjoy paranormal dark angel stories and have added this series to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

    1. You're most welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it...and that you've discovered the series. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. I love the picture of the Hero, that certainly interest me. But also I love Paranormal Romance books, and I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of these yet.

  9. I loved Sins of the Angels and would love to check out more of this series!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  10. There definitely seems to be a lot of drama and action. Thanks!