Monday, January 7, 2013

Falling Angels Saga Tour and Giveaway



Why I Love Research by E. Van Lowe

When I was young teenager in junior high school I hated doing research for school projects.  Back then, research seemed to be a boring waste of time.  Like so many lazy teens, I got as much mileage out of as little research as possible.  Fortunately for myself and my readers, I‘ve left the laziness behind.  Today, research is not only fun, it is crucial in shaping my ideas.
When I set out to write Boyfriend From Hell, the idea was fairly simple: protagonist versus the devil.  It was only when I began doing my research on angels that I discovered The Book of Enoch and the existence of fallen angels, also known as Nephilim.  In shaping my Nephilim character, Harrison, I chose not to go the route of Casandra Clare’s Shadowhunters (which I hadn’t yet read at the time) and stuck with the more romantic notion I discovered in the lost books of the bible: the idea that an angel could be willing to give up heaven for the love of a mortal woman.
This powerful, romantic notion emerges in Boyfriend from Hell and gets more developed in Earth Angel and Heaven Sent.  Even the title The Falling Angels Saga (explained in Heaven Sent) is based on this notion.  Use of my research can also be witnessed with the crucial characters of Ibwa and Orthon, demons whose existence I discovered surfing the net.

When I find a juicy piece of research, my mind starts reshaping my story around it.  The Falling Angels Saga would probably have been one short, boring book if not for my willingness to do research.  This is why I love research so much.  It makes me seem smarter than I really am. In a few days I will begin the research for the final book in the saga.  I have no idea of where it will take me, but I know it will help create something interesting and exciting for my readers.

*The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices are series by author, Cassandra Clare featuring demon fighting Nephilim known as Shadowhunters.










Boyfriend from Hell
Falling Angels Saga Book One
By E Van Lowe

Genre: Paranormal YA

Aww, Hell No!
Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.
“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes?  Of course not…”
The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again.  She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago. 
Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando.  Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships.  But neither of the handsome guys is quite what he seems.  In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride.  Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him.  If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL.

Excerpt http://evanlowe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Boyfriend-From-Hell-FREEBIE.pdf





Earth Angel
Falling Angels Book Two
E Van Lowe

Genre: Paranormal YA

Heaven Can Wait!

Just because Megan Barnett recently defeated Satan, has a fantastic new best friend, and has won the love of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson, doesn’t mean her troubles are over.  Far from it.  For Megan doesn’t realize it, but in her possession is a powerful weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels and demons and everything in between.  They will do ANYTHING to get it.

In E. Van Lowe’s humorous, romantic and thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan winds up in a gripping life or death battle to save herself, the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.



Excerpt:





Heaven Sent
Falling Angels Saga Book Three
By E Van Lowe

Genre: Paranormal YA

What Does It All Mean?

Readers who devoured Boyfriend From Hell and Earth Angel will be captivated by the third book in the Falling Angels Saga.

As summer break for Glendale Union high begins, heartsick Megan awaits Guy's return while struggling to control her emerging abilities.  Love is in the air, but can the new loves in Megan, Maudrina, Suze and Aunt' Jaz's life be trusted? Nothing is what it seems.  Meanwhile, the Satanists are set to hatch their most diabolical scheme ever, and if it comes to pass, Satan may finally win out.

Megan has precious little time to unravel the cryptic message hidden in the riddle she received at the end of Earth Angel. If she doesn’t, the life of someone most dear to her will be lost forever, and Megan may yet find herself living in HELL.

Excerpt : http://evanlowe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Sneak_Peek_-_Heaven_Sent2.pdf


The Review:

This series is very much full on teen angst meets a massive fight between good and evil. Complete with a voice that sucks you in from the first page, these books will have you reading until late in the night before you realize you have done it. If you liked Twilight, Mortal Instruments or the Halo series, you will love these books. Paranormal twists, betrayals and some very devilish fun await your reading pleasure.

The relationship between Megan and her mom will make you laugh and roll your eyes. Any kid hates when their mom starts dating again (raise hands) and she is no different. The most fun is when you are trying to figure out exactly who is going to get the boyfriend from Hell. Lol. Great drama and lots of reading fun.

4/5



About The Author
E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screen-writer, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award.  His Best Selling novels, “Boyfriend From Hell” and “Earth Angel,” are the first two books in the Falling Angels Saga.  “The Zombie Always Knocks Twice” is the first book in his Hollyweird series.
E lives in Beverly Hills California with his spouse, a werewolf, several zombies and a fairy godmother who grants him wishes from time-to-time.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/E-Van-Lowe/152364748167154

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