Synopsis: Against the pristine ice of Heaven, spilled blood and a demon’s fire will spark celestial war.
The exiled heir to the throne of Heaven, Grand Duchess Anazakia, and her demon companions, Belphagor and Vasily, have made a comfortable home in the Russian city of Arkhangel’sk, but their domestic bliss is short lived. When their daughter, Ola, is taken as a pawn in Heaven’s demon revolution, the delicate fabric of their unorthodox family is torn apart—threatening to separate Belphagor and Vasily for good.
Anazakia is prepared to move Heaven and Earth to get her daughter back from Queen Aeval, risen in Elysium from the ashes of temporary defeat. But Aeval isn’t the only one seeking Ola’s strange power.
To conquer the forces amassing against them, Anazakia is prophesied to sacrifice one close to her heart, while Vasily’s fire will prove more potent than anyone suspected. In the ultimate battle for supremacy over Heaven’s empire, loyalties will be tested and secrets will be revealed, but love will reign supernal.
– The Author –
Jane began writing romantic fantasy novellas at the age of 12 in the wayback of a Plymouth Fury—which, as far as she recalls, never killed anyone…who didn’t have it coming. Born in Billings, Montana, she was soon whisked away to Tucson, Arizona where she spent most of her childhood ruining her eyes reading romance novels in the sun and watching Star Trek marathons in the dark. Although she was repeatedly urged to learn a marketable skill in case she couldn’t find a man to marry her, she received a B.A. in Creative Writing anyway from the University of Arizona.
She now lives in San Francisco with her son Samson, two feline overlords who are convinced she is constantly plotting their death, and a cockatiel named Imhotep who punishes her for sins in a past life (and whom she frequently imagines tastily smoked, dried, and splayed on a stick like omul fished from Lake Baikal).
Her pen name was inspired by the twin sister of Philip K. Dick who died shortly after their birth, and by whom he felt haunted until the end of his life.
Coffee or Tea?
I like both at different times, but tea, I have a much more complex relationship with. I can’t handle caffeine, so I drink decaf coffee, but decaf tea is just…not tea. So I drink the real stuff a few times a week and then suffer through the effects. I love the ritual of tea, whether it’s English High Tea or a Chinese gaiwan ceremony, and I love all the different varieties. My favorite everyday tea is a green jasmine pearl.
SS: I love both as well. But, unfortunately I’m so much of a coffee addict that I get those darn headaches if I don’t drink it often. …I need to ween off of it!
Lips or Eyes?
Eyes. Unless the lips are something really extraordinary. And then I’m toast.
Free Starbucks for a year or free iTunes for a year?
Starbucks. I so don’t need free Starbucks and neither does my waistline, but I want it.
Silence or Noise?
Silence. For the love of everything holy. I am a freak about noise.
SS: Everyone seems to pick silence when I ask this question, but I’m the complete opposite. I’d rather be surrounded by noise. I cannot do anything without music.
Twitter or Facebook?
If I had to pick one of them, Twitter, definitely. I like being able to leap into a conversation when I catch something going by or just send out a one-liner whenever and know that if I have good news or bad news to share, someone will always respond. I always feel like I actually have to have something to say if I post on Facebook. Not that that stops anyone else. 😉
Contemporary or Paranormal?
Paranormal, hands down. As another author once said to me, “I have no problem suspending disbelief for immortal creatures, but I just can’t get myself to believe that billionaire would fall for that secretary.” Or something to that effect.
Day time or Night time?
Night time. (It’s quiet.) Although I’d be happy if there were twice as many hours in a day.
Being Invisible or being able to fly?
How about being able to fly invisibly? I’ve always worried about being seen flying for some reason. LOL
Polk-a-dots or Stripes?
Hmm. Today, polka dots.
Ebook or Hard Copy?
Hard copy. Although I love the convenience of ebooks and I’d never give up my Nook, there’s something impersonal about them. I have love affairs with books. I think I’m only capable of a one-night stand with an ebook.
Anything extra you’d like to tell us?
Other than the fact that I’m currently being held hostage by two cats who force me to cater to their every whim, I think I’m good. Send catnip.
SS: I have two baby girls that I cater to their every whim as well! Ohhh how we love our pets :).
Thanks for having me today on Shortie Says!
SS: Thanks for stopping by, Jane! 🙂