A warm welcome to author Lisa Oliver joining us today to share an exclusive excerpt of her new release “Passion Punched King”, book 2 in the Balance series.
Welcome Lisa 🙂
Thank you so much to LoveBytes for hosting me here today as part of my blog tour for the Passion Punched King, book 2 in the Balance series.
Always keen to tweak stereotypes, the idea for Zagan and Anael came when I was looking at the concepts of fidelity. My demon, Zagan is a King of the spirit demons and rules his legions with far more laxness than he probably should, spending far more time in the human dive bar he owns getting his dick polished on a regular basis. Relationships mean nothing to him and he doubts that will ever change.
In contrast Anael is the angel of passion, sexuality and love. Younger than other angels, he came into being during the time of the Renaissance when man was striving to appreciate more than survival. Although no stranger to intimacies, Anael sees connections between people and often spends the night with some lonely soul, but not in the way others thinks he does. He longs for someone to call his own, but it’s not easy when the one he’s destined for doesn’t want him.
Enjoy the exclusive excerpt.
“You don’t understand how serious this is. No one’s seen Anael for a week. The effects among humans are starting to show. You saw how many fights there were at the club last night.”
“Well, yeah, I noticed, but what has that got to do with Anael?”
“Anael is the angel of love, passion and sexuality,” Raziel explained patiently. “No one in Head Office thought he was needed for centuries upon centuries. Humans could call on Uriel who acted as a muse and Gabriel, the Archangel if they wanted more than mere survival. But during the renaissance period society changed; people changed, and they started thinking about and celebrating love. After a lot of discussion, Anael came into being and Uriel and I were the ones charged with watching over him.”
“I still don’t see why his absence is causing problems now. So, a few human couples have to wait a while before they get their connection? It’s not going to do any harm, is it?”
“Anael does more than just nudge connections.” Sometimes Raziel wanted to slap his sexy mate, but a demon couldn’t help being clueless about the impact of angels. “Like all of us, he creates a ripple effect. His smiles which he gives to everyone; his sheer presence when he walks down the street. He exudes love and happiness. Humans pick up on that and instead of bashing their neighbor over the head for playing their music too loud, they ask them nicely to turn it down. Instead of getting into a rage when two cars collide, people exchange details and apologize. He’s as necessary as air and without him, things are getting chaotic.”
“Which demons will thrive on, thereby upsetting the balance and making things worse.” Botis glowered as he got to his feet. A click of his fingers and he was dressed. “Who do we tackle first? Anael, Zagan or Lucifer?”
“Coping with this should be Gabriel’s job. I’m not cut out for this, but we can’t afford to let this ride until he comes back.” Raziel ran his hands through his unruly hair. “We’ll go and talk to Anael first, see if we can’t convince him he needs to be out among humans again. Then, we’ll head down and find your friend and kick some sense into him. We’ll use Lucifer as a last resort.”
“That’s why they call you Archangel Kickass,” Botis leaned over and licked along Raziel’s cheek. “It makes me hot when you go all feisty in the Underworld.”
“Well, if you demons weren’t so thick it wouldn’t be necessary,” Raziel laughed to show he was teasing and holding hands, the mated pair zapped themselves to Anael’s.
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King Zagan, Commander of the legions of the damned and one of the higher echelon in the Underworld, never fancied a mate. Demons weren’t that way inclined. But when Botis met the Archangel Raziel and their relationship actually worked, Zagan was intrigued. Of course, it wasn’t as though he planned on claiming anyone, but tangling in the sheets with a forbidden angel was a vice he could and would enjoy. Or so he thought.
Anael has always considered himself the annoying younger brother of angels like Raziel. As the angel of love, passion and sexuality, he could see love connections that others couldn’t. When he saw his connection with Zagan he was so excited. Not only was he part of the big “Mating Scheme” devised by Head Office, but he snagged King Zagan, the secret crush he’s had for centuries. Now if only things could go right for them both.
A marriage proposal from Lady Zoltus is just the first sign of trouble for the new couple. When Lucifer sticks his nose in and detains Zagan in the Underworld, leaving Anael to roam earth alone, more secrets are uncovered. After a confrontation Anael starts to question if anything he does is right. Will these two ever find their HEA?
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Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.
When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate. Lisa will do anything for chocolate.
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