Sunday, January 25, 2015

ANgel Dreams by: Jody A. Kessler Blog tour with Interview!

Supernatural boundaries will be crossed as Angel of Death, Nathaniel Evans, risks his eternal soul to save the one he loves, the paranormally gifted and nature-loving, Juliana Crowson.
While working with a new client, Nathaniel finds out that pissing off a demon-wielding warlock in order to help a suicidal teen with misplaced sexual tendencies may be the last thing he ever does as an angel. Unable to stand aside, Juliana’s involvement in Nathaniel’s new case quickly develops into a misadventure with gun-toting bikers, table dancing, and a shamanic exorcism performed by her temperamental Native American friend, Chris Abeyta.

Can Nathaniel and Juliana’s love endure blood-letting rituals in the forest while helping a terrified teen find the will to live, or will fate and the rules of the afterlife tear them eternally apart?

Read an Excerpt from the Novel
The melting butter sensation had made its way to my back and is creeping north and south simultaneously. In another minute I’m going to be a warm puddle. “An Irish Dullahan is a being that comes at night, he’s headless, and forewarns of death.”
“Ah, maybe that is what I used to be, but definitely not anymore.”
His velvet rich voice caresses me from the inside out. I can feel his strength pulsing through his fingertips as he strokes my palm. His clean scent lingers in the air and I let myself drift away with the symphony of sensation.
“Sweet vixen, are you all right?”
“Are you falling asleep?”
“No, why?”
“Your eyes are closed, love.”
“It’s fine. Please don’t stop, Nathaniel.” There it is again, a part of my brain notes, speaking without my permission.
He raises my hand to his lips and kisses the heel of my palm, then the inside of my wrist and up my forearm to the inside of my elbow. The top of my shoulder becomes his next destination and then along the edge of my collarbone. I want to protest — remember, taking things slow — but the jelly which my insides have turned into must include my voice box because recognizable sounds are no longer possible. Feather soft tickling on the side of my neck leaves me breathless, and all reason has now left the building. Somehow my hands have joined my betraying mouth and are doing things without my consent, like they have a separate mind of their own, even though I can still feel what they feel. Strong cords run up the back of his neck. The thick waves of his hair are soft and scrumptious between my fingers. My hand wraps around the base of his skull as he teases the underside of my jaw with his too warm mouth. My other hand moves over his muscular shoulder and down his back. He’s so strong and so solid.
At some point I must have pulled him on top of me because I’m suddenly aware of the smell and feel of crushed grass beneath me. My ear is being nibbled and I can hardly breathe, not because of the weight of him, but because of the sheer excitement and the rush of blood pounding through me. It’s taken my breath away. Turning my face to find his mouth, he’s all too agreeable to meet me. My self-control has become as distant as yesterday’s breeze.
“You have the most kissable mouth I’ve ever seen,” he whispers and then proceeds to prove his statement.
Nathaniel is strong and gentle and urgent and tender. I send out a silent prayer to Father Time to let this perfect moment last forever. How did I not know kissing could be like this?

About the Author

When Jody isn’t navigating the terrain of her imagination and writing it down, she can be found exploring the wilderness of Colorado with her family, or in the kitchen baking cookies & brownies - and then trying not to eat them all. She’s passionate about continuing to learn and reads anything and everything that catches her interest. Jody is a full time mom, a Reiki Master, and has taught Hatha yoga for over a decade.
Jody’s debut novel, Death Lies Between Us, is the winner of RomCon’s Readers’ Crown award for best Paranormal Romance in 2014. She is currently working on a historical time travel series set in Montana in the 1860’s. The first book in the series, The Night Medicine, will be published in March 2015.
Jody A. Kessler invites you to visit with her at:, or on Facebook & Twitter 
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Thank you so much for taking time to answer these!!! J

1.) So can you tell us how you came up with the idea for this book? The Title?
Angel Dreams in book 2 in the An Angel Falls series. It followed Death Lies Between Us quickly and naturally. My writing is very intuitive and I often find the hardest part of writing is staying disciplined and having uninterrupted time to get the words out. I’m not the fastest writer, so I have to make time every day, or at least 4-5 times a week to write. The original idea for the series came to me early one morning before I even got out of bed. I knew that the series would be 3 or 4 books. They’re already written and just waiting to be released. The title fits the novel, but I don’t want to give away too much. I like having that “aha” moment in the book when the title clicks with the story.   
2.) Who is your favorite character in this book and why?
I love them all – even the ones I hate, but Juliana Crowson does a fabulous job in this novel. She’s strong and determined and selfless. She doesn’t have any of her paranormal abilities figured out, but she continues to be courageous. Juliana also gets to tackle a huge biker, table dance at a sleazy nightclub, and kiss Nathaniel. She’s been a fun character to write even as she faces horrendous and terrifying obstacles.
3.) Is this book different from the others you have written in the past? If so how?
All of my novels are unique in many ways from one another. I’ve tried really hard to make each plot distinct from the others. What ties them together is the human struggle to fight for something, or someone, you love. In the An Angel Falls series the novels focus on the paranormal, but each book features different aspects of the supernatural. In Angel Dreams, the plot includes, demons, dark magic, and a succubus, but in the first book the subplots include ghosts, place memories, and shamanism. Angels, the afterlife, and being empathic are a common thread throughout the series.  
4.) What is your favorite genre to write and why?
I love writing paranormal fiction. Exploring the supernatural has always been a fascination of mine and I have loads of personal experience to base my writing on. I’ve written 4 paranormal novels. I also love historical fiction and have a new release set in 1868 in Blackfoot territory and the gold mining days of Helena, Montana. The title is The Night Medicine . Historical fiction was really challenging, but an interesting and fun writing experience.
5.) Does your family and friends read your book?
Many of my family members are my first readers. I’m very fortunate that they actually like my novels and have become some of my biggest fans ~ or at least they pretend to be. Honestly, I couldn’t have gotten this far without them.
6.) What are you currently working on? Do you have a release date yet? Title?
Thanks for asking! I’m working on something entirely new for me. I like to switch things up and challenge myself past the point of hair-pulling frustrated craziness. I can’t tell you the name of my current WIP(because it will probably change by the time it is released), but I can tell you that it is a contemporary coming-of-age novel focused on a nineteen year girl surviving in the world of performance arts and side show acts. My main character has to discover her inner strength and personal power as she faces the many challenges of an alternative lifestyle including traveling on the road with a band, breaking up with her boyfriend, homelessness, dysfunctional families, and finding the real meaning of love.  The Night Medicine is being released in March, and I have a paranormal novella coming out in June. It’s hard for me to believe that I have so many releases this year, but then again, I’ve been working toward this goal for a long time!
7.) What inspired you to become an author?
I grew up watching my mom write. She was a dedicated writer for most of her adult life. It must have made an impression because as soon as I learned to spell, I was writing poetry. I think I was 6 or 7 years old. After I had my son, I started writing novels. That was about 4 years ago. I now have 5 novels written.
8.) Tell us a little about yourself.
Colorado is my home where I live with my family and 2 beastly, hairy creatures that masquerade as dogs. I love going to concerts and hiking. I have more hobbies than anyone really should. I think life is too short to only have a few interests, so I fall in love with everything, but spread them out over the years. Some of my hobbies, past and present, include, gardening, photography, crocheting, sewing, baking, soap making, and studying herbal medicine.
This or That: (Just for Fun)
1.) Erotic Novels or New Adult?  New adult – in truth – I’ll read any genre as long as the characters make me feel something and the plot holds my interest.
2.) Paranormal or Sci-fi?  Paranormal – but again – see #1
3.) Cat or Dog? Dogs!  I like cats. I just can’t live with them.
4.) Night or Day? Night.  Day is too bright and there are too many people about.
5.) Winter or Summer? Spring.  Winter is too cold, summer is too hot. I like that spring carries hope in the air.
6.) Vampires or Werewolf? Vampires – even though I’m a dog person. I’ve been into vampires since I was about 13 years old.

This was fun! Thank you very much for letting me visit your blog. If anyone else has any questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll answer them as soon as I can. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek at Angel Dreams and will enter the giveaway!  Wishing you all the best in 2015! Cheers, Jody

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for having on your blog today! The interview was really fun. cheers