With: Juliette Cross
Thank you so much for having me today. My new release Coldest Fire is the final book in my paranormal romance series, Dominion. It’s set to the backdrop of a war between angels and demons on earth. Amidst the mayhem, a great many demons prefer to party their lives away rather than worry about grandiose problems like life and death or good and evil.
My hero Uriel is an archangel, hell-bent on revenge. But he needs the help of a demon witch to get into the fighting pits of the underworld. What he doesn’t expect is Nadya who isn’t at all what he expected. Together, they travel to the infernal dens in Prague and Budapest and beyond, where Uriel battles his way in one-on-one combat. All in order to seek revenge on the demon prince who once captured him. Together, Uriel and Nadya find not only healing from their wounded past, but a love written in the stars.
Thank you again to Just Paranormal Romance for sharing a sneak peek into my new release!
EXCERPT: COLDEST FIRE
My God, he was beautiful.
The word seemed paltry, not enough to describe the sight of him with white wings spread, armored in steel, standing feet apart and calm as ever, as if he weren’t about to battle that gigantic monster readying to beat him bloody with a spiked club. The spikes were easily as long as my fingers, and I could imagine were razor-sharp. Even a graze of the weapon could cut him bone-deep.
My heart in my throat, he looked up at me with the same unreadable expression he’d worn since I met him. Except his time, there was no ice in his eyes, but a raging inferno.
The hulking demon bent his legs then leaped across the stage, swinging his club in a wild circle over his head. The audience cheered and roared at the spectacle he made, launching himself headfirst toward Uriel who hadn’t moved a muscle.
“Move,” I whispered to myself. “Move, dammit.”
“I’m sure he will, darling,” cooed Yorick in the seat next to me. “He—”
Uriel crouched low and shot straight into the air, whipping his wings wide, unsheathing a long knife from the scabbard strapped to his calf in one fluid motion. The beast changed trajectory, swinging his club upward to try and clip him on the way down. But Uriel defied physics in his supernatural speed and flip-dive back down, spinning backward so that he landed directly behind Mastok, slicing the tendons in his bulky forearm holding the club, then buried his blade straight down into the top of his skull. The demon hit the floor a split second before Uriel’s booted feet straddled his twitching body.
A hush fell. Uriel put a foot on his neck, bent over and removed his blade with a slick crunch, slinging black blood in an arc across the polished wood floor. He stood and faced the side where Ludvik must be waiting, wiping the blood on the skirt of his tunic over his thick thigh.
“Let’s meet number two, Ludvik,” he said with all the command of a legion general or a demon king.
In that moment, he became more than an archangel, more than a wielder of justice against the evil in this apocalyptic world. He became my hero. My everything.
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JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance and the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance. She is represented by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency. She is a native of Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, black lab named Kona, and kitty, Betty.
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