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Thursday, January 5, 2017

W.I.P. it Real Good: Kristin D. Van Risseghem (Swords and Stilettos book tour) + giveaway

Hello! I’m guest blogging today for you readers. Let’s see … Well, I’m Kristin and I’m a USA Today bestselling author. I’ve written five books, all in the same series. It’s three main books called the Enlighten Series. The first, entitled: Swords & Stilettos. What do you think of the cover? Isn’t it awesome!
The series is young adult urban fantasy about a 17-year-old girl who must save the world from Armageddon. This is the poem that gets spoken in Swords & Stilettos by the Guardian Angel, Kieran. In reappears in all the other follow-on books.

I don’t know what it’s called, but you’ll notice how each line of the poem increases by one word? That is intentional and how the shape of the poem is in a triangle.

Babe born.
First and last.
Heaven and unto Earth.
Receives the highest in jubilation.
Enlightens will unite, they shall band.
Triumph be if darkness is driven back.
Help found who love, the world will stand.”

And here’s a sneak peak of my new novella: Arrows & Angels that is releasing in March 2017. It’s about Kieran’s history (I call them character biographies) about how he became the Guardian Angel we know him in the main series and why he’s bossy and a little bit of a know it all.

The Archangel Michael appeared, regal as always, on the top step of the palace balcony overlooking Heaven’s meeting square. He paused, his eyes roaming over the crowd. Dressed in a deep blue, gauzy robe, his feet strapped in golden sandals, he descended the white marble stairs with his magnificent gray wings extended. His hand glided down the solid gold banister, a faint smile on his face.

“I seek volunteers. The human species and not the dinosaurs will soon rule the Earth. The humans, or Ordinaries as we refer to them need our help.” His smooth voice projected over the assembled guardian angels. “The Council of Angels has requested we disperse to the Earth realm and watch for the birth of an Ordinary child. The fairies have proclaimed that an Ordinary girl will unite us and stop Armageddon. I met with King Oberon of the Summer Fairies’ court to glean any additional information. All he shared was that this human girl will be special. People will flock to her. She will be one with all Enlightens. Her task will be to get them to join her and stop the first fallen angel’s escape from his current prison and bringing Armageddon.”

I looked around Heaven at those attending the meeting. Most of the Guardian angels had answered Michael’s call. The variation of wing colors took my breath away. Like a snowflake, no two wing shades were the same. The vibrant hues stood out even more against the whiteness surrounding us.

A calm serenity washed over me as I listened to Michael’s voice. There was a pleading in his tone. Something I never heard before. The moment he said the word “fairy,” a vibration floated across my golden wings.

“No one?” Michael asked. “It is your duty to watch over and protect the humans. It is what you were created for.” He scanned the crowd. “You’re going to deny your responsibility? I understand your hesitance to volunteer to travel to the Earth realm, when many of you have always guarded humanity from the safety of Heaven, but this is critical to both our and the human’s existence. I ask that you travel to the Earth’s realm and monitor your assigned child so we can avert Armageddon. If nothing arises by the time she turns eighteen, you’ll then be tasked with another. Until such time as she is found.”

by Kristin D. Van Risseghem
December 7, 2016 
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Publisher: Kasian Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781943207367
Number of pages: 290
Word Count: 73k
Cover Artist: Angela Fristoe of Covered Creatively
Zoe Jabril needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen—and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally.

She could be any other 17-year-old attending parties and checking out cute guys—except she discovers her best friend is a Guardian Angel and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, both sent to protect her from the demons who want her dead.

Now Zoe has to deal with growing feelings toward the Nephilim, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. And she’s under constant attack from Demons, trying to stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves to battle evil. Then she has to control newly found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
I stumbled into Kieran as a tremor moved through me. Hairs on my arms stood at attention like tiny lightning rods. “Do you feel that?” my voice sounded breathless, even to me.

He glanced sideways, “Feel what?”

“Look.” I held out my arms to him. “I feel strange. Like someone . . .” I rubbed my slightly numb hands over my forearms and sucked in a breath, as he hooked his head around. I fell into step beside him. “Never mind. It’s probably nothing.”

This happens when lightning’s about to strike, right?

The heat from the sun radiated off the few cars parked along Boutique Row, their owners engaged in mid-afternoon shopping. Store fronts displayed the new and trendy “must-have” dresses, shorts, and shoes for the spring season. I paused to see my reflection. Not a hair was out of place. Thank God.

About the Author:
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USA Today bestselling and Award-Winning, Kristin D. Van Risseghem grew up in a small town along the Mississippi River with her parents and older sister. Currently, Kristin lives in Minnesota with her husband and two Calico cats. She also loves attending book clubs, going shopping, and hanging out with friends. She has come to realize that she absolutely has an addiction to purses and shoes. They are her weakness and probably has way too many of both.

In the summer months, Kristin can usually be found lounging on her boat, drinking an ice cold something. Being an avid reader of YA and Women's Literature stories, she still finds time to read a ton of books in-between writing. And in the winter months, her main goal is to stay warm from the Minnesota cold!

Kristin’s books are published by Kasian Publishing LLC.

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