Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Mark of Abel Character Playlist by Viola Ryan + Giveaway!

Page Count: 348
Release Date: 11 January 2013
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

Lucifer is fed up with humanity. He created hell to deter evil, but man’s inhumanity is only escalating. He just wants to return home to heaven, but ever since that little problem in the Garden of Eden, the Pearly Gates remain firmly shut to him. It doesn’t help that he’s the first vampire, an abomination in God’s sight.

Fortunately, two thousand years ago Lucifer’s estranged brother, Jesus, gave him a prophecy. To fulfill it, all Lucifer has to do is find the right artist, study her artwork and the path back to heaven will be revealed. The artist even bears a symbol so he knows who she is. Too bad she is murdered every time he finds her.

Janie’s a frustrated artist and college art teacher who wants two things—a guy she can show her paintings to and a night without nightmares. Each nightmare plagues her until she paints it. She doesn’t realize these paintings are key to unlocking her destiny, one that could redeem the original fallen angel.
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Character Playlist

Music makes the world go around, and for Lucifer, this is no exception. I sat him down and asked him his top ten favorite songs, and it turns out he loves songs that “get” him. A pounding beat that he can scream along with is great, but not absolutely necessary:

10. Highway to Hell by AC/DC 
9. Dust in the Wind by Kansas 
8. Breaking the Law by Judas Priest 
7. The Kids Aren’t All Right by Offspring 
6. My Own Prison by Creed 
5. Head Like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails 
4. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin 
3. Jeremy by Pearl Jam 
2. N.I.B. by Black Sabbath 
1. Free Will by Rush

The heroine, Janie wanted her turn, too. She’s a bit more sedated and unlike Lucifer, listens to music written in this decade. He’s a bit trapped in the past, while she grew up in third world nations around the world, so she wasn’t exposed to much music before she want to college:
10. Savior by Rise Against 
9. Anything But Ordinary by Avril Lavigne 
8. Intuition by Jewel 
7. If I Die Young by The Band Perry 
6. Starlight by Muse
5. Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall 
4. She Talks to Angels by The Black Crowes 
3. Bring Me To Life by Evanescence 
2. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield 
1. Help, I’m Alive by Metric 

About the Author

A very good friend of Viola Ryan's in high school said, “You don’t think outside the box. You blow the thing up.” Sometimes boxes need exploding. That’s why she’s here; she has a whole bag of C4 and isn’t afraid to use it. She’s blessed with people who treasure her eccentricities or at least put up with them.

Sometimes the box can be a cozy place. Without some sort of stability, her two daughters’ and her life would be unmanageable. That stability comes from her husband—he’s the rock holding her family together.

On the flip side, his career is anything but stable. He’s a Chief Marine Safety Technician in the US Coast Guard. They’ve lived from Kittery, Maine to Yorktown, Virginia. Fortunately, the moves have all been on the east coast. Then again, the Coast Guard tends to guard the coast.

Her oldest daughter (16) was born on Cape Cod, not far from Plymouth, Massachusetts, and her youngest (12) was born in Yorktown, Virginia, down the road from Williamsburg. Viola jokes they’re doing the colonial America tour.


Holy Hell Tour
Viola has a lovely tour-wide giveaway for the Holy Hell blog tour for a $50 Amazon gift card.

She is also offering one lucky Books à la Mode commenter a swag pack stuffed with various author goodies from Bookworm Bags. Commenting is an extra entry for the tour-wide giveaway, so why don't you leave one? You'll be entered to win BOTH prizes!!! :)
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Rules and Disclosure:
Both giveaways run through 31 March 2013 at 11.59 pm (EDT).
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