Please welcome Heather Killough-Walden to The Qwillery. Heather's most recent novel, Avenger's Angel (Lost Angels 1), was released on November 1, 2011.

Angels Who Break the Rules

What is it about rules that makes them so fun to break? We are not supposed to eat candy. But it’s so delicious. We are supposed to exercise regularly, but it’s so much more pleasant to sleep an extra hour in the morning. Speed limit is 55… but my car goes so fast.

And that’s the rub that makes calamity of following the rules. Breaking them brings us pleasure. Rules are there because if they weren’t, we would do something we probably shouldn’t do. If there was no desire to do it, the rule against doing it would be unnecessary.

That’s why we like it when our romance characters break the rules. What’s the fun in a man who is all good? We want a man with a wicked streak, a dark lining, a glint in his eye that hints at something… bad. And the best kind of bad is the bad that used to be perfect. Why? Because we strive to be perfect every day – we have no choice. And that constant trying to be something we never will be gets so gosh darn old. We get so tired of having to be good, of having to follow the rules. When we see someone even “better” than us break those rules and “fall,” well, let’s just say it makes us happy inside.

In fact, one might go so far as to say it turns us on.

Enter the Lost Angels. This paranormal romance series delves so deeply and thoroughly into the realm of good and bad and the difference between right and perfect, it’s like eating your cake and having it too. There is nothing sexier than the Angel of Vengeance going rogue or the Warrior Archangel getting a taste of his own medicine in a mate who fights him back. And when it comes to Azrael, the Angel of Death? Forget about it. Once you catch sight of him, you will be dying to hear his story.

So, throw caution to the wind, break out the all-fat, all-calorie food you love to hate and hate to love, and settle down under a blanket with my boys. They won’t disappoint you. Breaking the rules was never this much fun – and sin never tasted so good.

(Look for Always Angel, the eBook only novella introduction to the Lost Angels series, now for sale on Amazon in the US and in the UK on October 28th. Look for Avenger’s Angel, the first full-length novel in the Lost Angels series, out in print on November 1st in the US and on November 24th in the UK.)

About the Lost Angels Series

Avenger's Angel
Lost Angels 1
Signet, November 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages

When four female angels were created for the archangels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Azrael, a chaos spurned by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has lasted millennia. But for Uriel, the former Archangel of vengeance, the search ends the moment he lays eyes on Eleanor Granger, his one true archess. Can he protect her from the danger lying in wait for her - and win her heart?

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Always, Angel
Lost Angels Novella
Signet, October 28, 2011
E-book, 66 pages

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A story of paranormal passion from the author of the Big Bad Wolf series!
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf paranormal romances, a brand-new novella in the world of the Lost Angels. For millennia, the archangels have searched for their destined mates on earth. Now they are beginning to unite, but for Angel, it is a time of danger and fear. For with the Culmination these unions will bring about, her true nature will finally be revealed—opening her to an impossible desire, and exposing her to the one man she desperately craves….

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About Heather

Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website at, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also, be sure to keep in touch with her and other fans through her Facebook fan page and through Twitter (killoughwalden)

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The Giveaway


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