Update – Congratulations to “raonaidluckwell” for winning a copy of Avenging Angel! Thank you to all who participated!
We have something special for you today – an interview with the lovely, spunky angel, Marna from Avenging Angel by Cynthia Eden. Cynthia is also giving away a copy of Avenging Angel to one lucky commenter!
Amy (with So Many Reads): Thank you for joining us today, Marna. I know Tanner keeps you close but am glad you were able to get away for a few minutes to be here.
Marna: Thanks so much for having me! 😉 And you know Tanner, his bark is way worse than his bite…normally.
Amy: To start, can you tell the readers a little bit about what happens to an angel when he/she loses their wings?
Marna: It’s hell. Seriously. Well, it was to me, anyway. When our wings are gone, we can’t return to heaven, so we have to stay in the mortal realm. Without those wonderful wings, we lose our immunity to emotions—that means we are hit with every feeling imaginable. Rage, grief, love.
Amy: Did you ever feel as though you were judging Keenan, Sammael, or Azrael (from the first three books) for falling? If so, how do you see things differently now?
Marna: Sometimes…I envied them. Not because I wanted to fall—I didn’t. I loved my life as an angel. But they got to be with the humans more. They were able to walk side by side with them. The idea of doing that—it was tempting. Oh, if only I had known what truly waited! I would never have envied them. Because I didn’t realize just how dangerous their lives were until I lost my wings.
Amy: In Avenging Angel you sure had your work cut out for you. Not only were you on Earth against your will but then you had someone framing you for murder. You didn’t seem to have any pity parties for yourself, but did you secretly wish you were back in Heaven?
Marna: There were more than a few times that I did. Heaven was safe. Heaven was secure. There is no pain or fear there but…even when I was afraid, I was alive. More alive than I’d ever been. So being earthbound hurt. It terrified me, but let’s just say I learned to adjust—especially with Tanner’s help. He had my back. And when you’ve got a shifter like him close, you start to feel pretty safe.
Amy: What is it about Tanner that has you wanting to stay on Earth?
Marna: When I’m with him, I stop fearing. I know that he’d do anything, anything, for me. I don’t think anyone else could ever love me the way that he does. So totally and completely.
Amy: Has Tanner calmed down a bit after all was said and done? He was pretty tightly wound during most of the book, not that I could blame him. He loves you.
Marna: Hmmm…I guess he’s calm, as calm as he can get. He still has his wild moments, but with him, I think that’s to be expected. To be honest, I rather enjoy those wild moments of his…
Amy: What is next for you and Tanner?
Marna: He says that he will show me the world. I don’t have the heart to remind him that I’ve—you know—been around for centuries and seen everything. But perhaps this time, I can see the world through his eyes. I think that will be nice. And maybe I’ll show him a few things, too.
Amy: Do you think we will see you in future stories that Cynthia writes or do you plan to lay low and out of the limelight for awhile?
Marna: I’m not sure…but I wouldn’t count me as out just yet.
Amy: Anything you want to tell the readers about your story?
Marna: Yes, thank you! Thank you for giving me a chance to tell my story!
Amy: Thank you so much for joining us here at So Many Reads!
Marna: It has been a pleasure! 😉
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For more information about Avenging Angel, check out my review here.
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|Giveaway: Cynthia is generously giving away a digital or print copy of Avenging Angel (winner’s choice) to one lucky commenter! To enter, reply below and let us know what you would do if you had the abilities of an angel. Giveaway ends Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be notified via email and announced on blog.|
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