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Friday, September 18, 2015

Armageddon: Bring it on! (Sins of the Warrior by Linda Poitevin book tour) + giveaway


Armageddon: Bring it on!

When I started writing the first book in the Grigori Legacy series, Sins of the Angels, I really didn’t mean to cause Armageddon. The deeper into the series I got, however, the more inevitable the idea became…especially when it became clear to me that confrontation between Heaven and Hell was unavoidable (you can blame Lucifer). I mean, really…how could I have all-out war between angels and the Fallen in Sins of the Warrior and not destroy the world in the process?

Inevitable, I tell you.

And also flippin’ hard work. :P

The sheer logistics of trying to cram the end of the world (well, some of it might survive *winks*) into 436 pages was overwhelming to say the least. How much description was enough? How much was too much? How much of the world’s misery could I (and should I) fit into a book that was ultimately supposed to be about Alex—her fight to save her niece, humanity, and herself?

In the end, I found that what I didn’t say mattered almost as much as—and sometimes more than—what I did say. It wasn’t necessary to detail every explosion, every battle, or every questionable decision made by world governments. It was enough to put the dots in place and let readers draw their own pictures, in part because I think the human imagination already tends to work overtime when it comes to Armageddon scenarios, and also because I think we as humans are only to cognizant of our ultimate fragility.

Because I think sometimes what’s left unsaid is ultimately more horrifying.

What do you think?

Sins of the Warrior (The Grigori Legacy #4)
by Linda Poitevin
Heaven and Hell are at war

The clock is ticking

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis’s niece is missing and pregnant with Lucifer’s child, her sister has descended into madness, and the human race has begun a relentless spiral toward self-destruction that Alex is desperate to stop. Now Michael, the Archangel she holds responsible for Earth's plight, has returned—and he's demanding her help to track a missing god.

Heaven is losing

Fighting for the very survival of his own realm—and that of humanity—Michael’s only chance to defeat Hell lies in returning Heaven’s long-lost daughter to her throne before it’s too late. But first he’ll have to convince Alex to help him—and to keep her out of Seth’s clutches long enough for her to do so.

There can be no right choices

In a desperate bid to save both their worlds, Alex and Michael must put aside their animosity and find a way to work together in the face of increasingly impossible decisions…and unimaginable sacrifices.

“An epic battle story of good and evil” —Fresh Fiction

A kick ass storyline that keeps on moving” —Heroes and Heartbreakers


About the author:
Linda Poitevin is the author of the dark urban fantasy series, The Grigori Legacy, from Ace/Roc Books. Linda lives near Ottawa, Canada’s capital, and in her other life is wife, mother, friend, gardener, coffee snob, freelance writer, and zookeeper of too many pets. When she isn’t writing, Linda can usually be found in her garden or walking her dog along the river or through the woods.

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54 comments:

  1. yes something the unknown, unsaid is more terrifying than teh rest because it's left to imagination

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  2. In my bed at night!! It's just so cozy and warm plus nobody interrupts me ;)

    Betul E.

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    1. The no-interruptions part is best, I'm sure! :)

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  3. I have to also say my bed at night ,love being able to read uninterrupted !

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    1. Yes, there's something about peace and quiet... ;)

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  4. I like sitting on my bed with all the windows open. When I look out one of them there is a stream and weeping willows. Love it especially when it is raining or storming.

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    1. ...I think I want to come live at your house... ;)

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  5. My favorite reading place is in my rocking chair unless it's summer then it's outside because I love the warm weather

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  6. We have a sun-room that I LOVE reading in. Curling up on one of the chairs and just relaxing is a wonderful way to end a day. I can watch the sun set.

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  7. My bed is my favorite reading place, because it's comfy, and I generally don't have distractions.

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  8. Outside(most of the time) I love it because I love feeling the warm sun on my skin, breeze on my face. It's nice hearing the birds chirp, watching butterflies flutter, and seeing the colors of nature.

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    1. Heh...I love outside on days like that, too, but I tend to fall asleep... ;)

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  9. in my bed at night because it is warm and quiet

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  10. My favorite reading place has become my exercise bike. I can completely forget about what I'm doing and just enjoy the story. Knowing I can read a book for fun also entices me to GET ON THE BIKE in the first place, LOL.

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    1. Kudos to you for being so disciplined! I am in awe. :)

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  11. I like to read in bed. A nice comfy, quiet place.Less distraction.

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  12. My current favorite place to read is in my bed, propped up on numerous pillows. This is the only place in the house I can get comfortable with my books and the dogs.

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  13. I love to read on my recliner in the family room near the fireplace. It is so cozy!

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    1. That sounds like my favourite winter reading place, too! :)

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  14. I usually read in bed at night. It's quiet and I go to bed early so I can get in an hour or two of reading. I also like to read on my back deck, taking dips in the pool to cool off and then back to reading.

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  15. I know it's gross but the bathroom. No one can bother me there. I perch myself on the tub and enjoy :).

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    1. It's not gross at all! We actually referred to our bathroom as "the library" when our kids were young. :D

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  16. I can read anywhere but my fave time is at night when it is quite and I don't have anyone disturbing me.
    Lori

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  17. My favorite reading place is in my bed. It's quiet, I am comfortable and I have less distractions.

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  18. My favorite reading place is the bathroom but I think that will have to change soon. I use to b e able to sit in the bathroom and read without being disturbed but I think everyone is catching on. Now I have no privacy in the bathroom either.

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    1. Oh, dear...maybe the laundry room? When someone comes to find you there, give them a load of clothes to fold. They'll learn to stay away! ;)

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  19. My favorite reading place is the bathroom but I think that will have to change soon. I use to b e able to sit in the bathroom and read without being disturbed but I think everyone is catching on. Now I have no privacy in the bathroom either.

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  20. My favorite place to read is on the end of the couch.

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  21. I love to read just about anywhere when I can find the time. I love it when I get the chance to chill out in my reclining chair with a drink and get in some quality reading time!

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  22. On the couch or in the summer on my deck.

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  23. Everywhere, but I manage mostly in bed at night. Airplanes are good too, can be less distracting.

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  24. In my bed at night because basically it is when I have to the time to really read at peace.

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  25. I love reading in my room in my own space.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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