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Nobody's Angel: Guest Post and Giveaway!

Monday, January 21, 2013

First off, thank you Krystal, for allowing me to drop in to chat about NOBODY’S ANGEL, my latest release from Carina Press, and the first book in The Earth Angels series!

The idea for The Earth Angel series—and NOBODY’S ANGEL’s Zeke Reece in particular—came from a long-ago conversation my brother and I had about the Nephilim.  In Biblical mythology, the Nephilim were the result of human/angel, erm, relations.  Since a hybrid model wasn’t really part of “the big picture” down here on earth, they were wiped out in the Great Flood.  End of story, right?  Not exactly.  The problem with the Nephilim extinction was that it wasn’t as complete as one might think.  Goliath, after all, was supposed to be a result of an angelic/human unplanned pregnancy, so obviously at least one of the Nephilim escaped the smitey smackdown. 

So, if there was one that slipped through the cracks, it only makes sense that there were probably more.  Maybe a lot more.

That fantastic idea has always stuck with me, even though it’s hard for me to get my head around it.  I mean, can you imagine what that would be like?  To know you belonged to a race that wasn’t wanted or appreciated, and had been slated for godly extermination?  What would that do to a person’s mind?

Enter Zeke Reece.  Oh, how deliciously angsty he is, the big galoot.  Thousands of years have come and gone since Zeke’s progenitor—an angel of death—got his groove on with a human woman.  That means countless generations of human DNA have had a chance to dilute the more potent and otherworldly angelic gene.  Living in modern-day San Francisco, Zeke pretty much blends into the crowd.  That suits him just fine.  More to the point, he identifies himself as being human…with a few minor extras, like a set of black wings and the ability to pass spiritual beings into the next life.  He works tirelessly to keep his city free of spiritual disturbance, certain that if he just keeps his head down and his nose clean, he’ll be overlooked like his ancestors before him.  It’s not much of a life, but the sad truth is, he doesn’t know how to live any other way.

The part that I loved most about Zeke was how relentlessly courageous this character showed himself to be.  As I worked to flesh this guy out, he displayed true grit as he got up day after day and made his world a better place, whether it was through the day job as a paramedic, or his night gig as the masked urban legend who worked to defend those who couldn’t defend themselves.  And all the while, even as he left more good than bad in his wake, he carried the unwavering belief that all of heaven hated his guts simply because he existed. 

It should have broken him, that belief.  It would have broken a lesser man.  But as Zeke evolved before my eyes, he wowed me time and again with his determination to just keep going, no matter the odds, and not give a damn what anyone thought of him.  Not even the man upstairs.

Yet, Zeke is just about the most alone character I’ve ever come up with.  After all, when you belong to a race that’s almost extinct—and very few believe said race existed in the first place—it’s kind of hard to make connections.  Kendall Glynn is a perfect foil for this solitary hero; she’s feisty and intelligent, and when danger closes in she might shake with fear, but she refuses to cower.  Instead, she uses what tools she has—her love of research and her insightful mind—to dig down to the source of deadly intent targeting her.  When she uncovers a new kind of enemy that he never would have thought to look for, Zeke realizes he doesn’t always have to do everything alone.  And even though heaven might hate his existence, he at last sees that Kendall can be trusted to love whatever, and whoever, he truly is.

I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about Zeke and Kendall, the two main characters in my latest release, NOBODY’S ANGEL.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.

Contact Information:!/Stacy_Gail_


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GIVEAWAY:  Stacy will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC for the grand prize; and second prize is a Zazzle mug with cover art on front, plus a Starbucks Via coffee pack (US only) to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.  Leave a comment with your email and name in order to enter for a chance to win!


  1. Thanks again for letting me drop by to chat about NOBODY'S ANGEL, releasing TODAY from Carina Press! *happy dance*

  1. Unknown said...:

    just by reading this review makes me want to run out and buy the book!!! wow oh wow for the cover and Angel stories are my most favorite to read :)

    mel91284 at yahoo dot com

  1. Thanks for the interest, Melissa -- happy reading! ^_^

  1. How did it feel to become a published writer?

    I really like the look of this book, looking forward to read more about it during your blog tour!

    emiliana25 at web dot de

  1. MomJane said...:

    This story sounds really awesome. I really love the concept. It is really original.

  1. I love how passionately you talk about Zeke. It sounds like he took on a life of his own during the writing of Nobody's Angel.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  1. bn100 said...:

    Thanks for sharing about the book.


  1. Emiliana25 -- I almost fainted when I found out, and then I couldn't stop laughing for about an hour. Can you say hysterical? :D

    MomJane -- thanks so much for the comment! NOBODY'S ANGEL was tons of fun to put together. :) Good luck!

    Catherine Lee -- ha, what a perfect way to put it! Zeke definitely took this book (and my brain :P) by storm. Thanks for the comment!

    Bn100 -- thank YOU so much for dropping by to say hello! ^_^

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I haven't read many (if any!) angel books, but this one sounds pretty good. I will check it out!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill(at) speakeasy(dot)net

  1. Bonnie, I'm honored you'd even consider it. :) Thanks for dropping by, and good luck!

  1. erin said...:

    Congrats Stacy on the new release! It sounds fantastic and has had a lot of great buzz around it :) Thanks for sharing!


  1. Unknown said...:

    This book sounds intriguing! Can't wait to read!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

  1. Unknown said...:

    great review, thanks for the insight.

    thanks for the contest too

  1. Swordlily said...:

    Sounds good and that cover.. :)

  1. If the post is any indication with it's "smitey smackdown" & "deliciously angsty" - for example, I'm going to LOVE your writing.


  1. Anne C said...:

    Stacy didn't give her parents any choice, did she? *chuckles*
    It's always inspiring to see someone's dreams come true. Congrats on this book, Stacy!

    anne.j2 (at)

  1. Lena said...:

    Congratulations to the great review!


  1. laurie said...:

    Thanks for sharing about the book.

  1. rachel said...:

    Love learning about new releases

  1. Thanks for Sharing!


  1. Natasha said...:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  1. Beckey said...:

    Seem like it would be a great read, thanks for sharing...



  1. Sayomay said...:

    Sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for posting! Def putting this on my TBR list! :D

  1. Christine said...:

    This book looks amazing! Zeke sounds like such a rich, complex character. I love reading about tortured souls working through their built-up issues, and this sounds like that kind of book!

  1. I did not know this about Goliath! Seriously? Well, I was a pretty hazy on the whole Nephilim thing too, but wow, what a concept. No wonder it inspired you to write a book!

    craftgirl83(at) yahoo(dot) com

  1. Unknown said...:

    What an amazingly original concept! I love the idea of a cross between an angel and human that was supposed to be extinct.

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  1. Unknown said...:

    Nobody's Angel sounds amazing can't wait to read it!

  1. Wow, this sound's really good. I'm not a big angel fan, but I could definitely get into this.