He’s an angel of death tortured by his sympathy for humans…

“Is there anything that you want to tell me about yourself?” She implored him with her eyes.
The image of her burned into him. She was so beautiful. In those seconds, he wanted to act and speak with abandon, to come clean and bare his very soul to her. He wanted with everything in him to tell her how much he truly loved her, to beg her to just give him a try, to let him show her how her life could be if she let him love her. He hoped beyond hope that the words he couldn’t say would be reflected in his eyes. But then, as quickly as it fled, his reality set in – he was an angel of death and she, a mortal. – MINE by Julia Bade #Paranormal #NewAdult #Romance

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It’s getting hot in here! (Paranormal Romance-MINE)

It's getting hot in here! (Paranormal Romance-MINE).

It’s getting hot in here! (Paranormal Romance-MINE)

I’m excited to share that I am working on something very yummy for you! It’s a new paranormal romance called MINE. It started of course, with an idea.

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  A year ago, I started typing away, ignoring my bad posture, hunched over my laptop in concentration, going to bed at 3 and 4 in the morning! 

 

It started as a story based on the Greek goddess Astraea… 60,000 words and hours of research connecting Greek gods and backstories later (which I’m sure I can use in another book, for words and ideas should not go to waste!),  the premise took a WHOLE different turn… And EVERYTHING started falling perfectly into place. Things would connect simply by very good luck, and I’d shriek and dance… I found a perfect soundtrack to write to, and then I picked out the characters for this book. This made it come even more alive. Their faces inspired me. You can see them on my Pinterest board here!

I had Jacob and Dalia in my head (Photos courtesy of Ariana Grande and Liam Hemsworth)…

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 …But I couldn’t find the perfect face for my villain. I knew he was hot, and while scary, he had to be irresistible! So one day in my MFA class, we were asked to watch The Butterfly Circus, and this happened… (photos courtesy of The Butterfly Circus and Eduardo Verastegui)

 

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 Love at first sight! Wait! Here’s one more:

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 I had found my PERFECT muse for the evil Sebastian, and let me tell you… if I had to submit myself to him and give him my life and purity to spare my loved ones… well, I’d be a very willing martyr…

So things are coming along well! If you’d like to sample the first few chapters, drop me a line! The synopsis is below!

 

There is a balance between life and death that should never be tampered with.

      Tall, dark, and deadly…

     Jacob is charming and gorgeous, ever the gentleman, ever the heart, but he’s also an angel of death, doomed to take the souls of mortals who he’s grown quite compassionate of. And one in particular has stolen his heart, a human named Dalia, and he’s flipping for her… literally. There’s only one way to get closer to this irresistible human. He’s joined the college cheer team where she’s the captain. But trying to balance his death duties, cheer practice, wild college parties and wooing the team’s tough leader are nothing compared to what’s coming.

 

     Sexy, intellectual, compassionate and strong-willed…

     School and cheerleading are Dalia’s life, end of story. But suddenly, her interest has been sparkedby an intoxicating stranger, and her tough exterior, molded by a recent heartbreak, is quickly crumbling against her will. Jacob is endearing and mysterious – not to mention dazzling with his hazel eyes, sandy brown hair and a body that kills – and he’s getting closer to her interior – a girl who just wants to love and be loved. She’ll fight her heart every step of the way, until she simply can’t…

 

     Happily ever after…

     It’s just not possible when you’re an angel of death or when you happen to be dating one.

 

     When Jacob’s master, Sebastian, begins to suspect Jacob’s emotions have gone too far, he instigates an aggressive and devastating plan to stop Jacob’s “reckless” behavior.

      In a climactic moment that brings Jacob, Sebastian and Dalia together, Jacob’s “foolish” infatuation with Dalia is revealed. According to Sebastian, this foolishness is dangerous and forbidden, capable of impairing judgment over the presiding of souls, and capable of bringing an even worse punishment from the Underworld than stealing souls on earth – the eradication of their kind.

     Sebastian must teach Jacob the severity of his actions, and the lessons best taught often involve those we cherish.  

     Dalia is now being hunted by an insatiable predator, and Jacob vows to protect her at all costs. But Dalia is no damsel in distress. As this new reality sets in, and as she watches those she loves get pulled deep into this evil tryst, she instigates her own plan – one meant to save Jacob and her family who are now swallowed up in Sebastian’s wrath. Fearless and resolute, she will search for Sebastian and give herself and her purity fully to him. But that’s the easy part- leaving behind the angel she loves proves far harder than the danger of what’s to come.

     In a world of demons, death, life and love, MINE is an emotionally-driven read. Dalia is bold and beautiful as she takes on a modern role of The Arabian Nights’ Scheherazade, working to charm her captor and protect her own cherished ones. But will it work?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Sentence Sunday!

     I love me some Six Sentence Sundays! Here are a few lines from yet another WIP of mine… still untitled, but I’m sure it will come to me.

     Here you’ll find an Angel of Light named Jacob, who is hopelessly in love with a college professor named Dalia. There’s just something about her soul that calls out to him, as if she were beyond a simple human.

     Jacob has interrupted an altercation between Dalia and her violent ex-fiancé, and she’s been shot because of it.

     In this book, when someone is in between life and death, the angels of light and darkness come together to barter over a soul. Can it be saved, or is it beyond hope? One angel must always concede.

     It looks pretty grim for poor Dalia, and now, her dying soul has summoned Sebastian, the Angel of Darkness and Jacob’s counterpart. The bartering must begin. Those are the rules. But Sebastian obviously seems to have other plans for his new find.

     Can Jacob stand to lose his true love, the woman who holds his soul? Or will he fight to the death against a manipulative Sebastian, throwing the balance of both human and supernatural out of balance, commencing a heavy consequence on both?

 

Ok… I’m going to cheat a little. Let’s say this is actually Six (Plus a few) Sentence Sunday, okay?  🙂

 

 

     “It’s not her time!” Jacob shouted. “I intervened, and she was shot!”

     “That matters not,” Sebastian sang with a smile, shaking a finger at his counterpart. “She is on the brink of death now, and if you deny her a border event, she’ll be damned with the Unwanteds. You know that.”

     Sebastian held out his hand over Dalia, and a light began to illuminate, much like a flashlight. He studied the bleeding wounds in her chest and then slowly raised his hand over her face. “Oh, my. She’s quite lovely.” With his other hand, he brushed his fingers through her hair.

     Jacob cringed, and the hairs on his arms stood up.

 

Thanks for reading! I’m at about 20,000 words with this guy! I have a very good idea of where it’s going, and I can’t wait to share it with you!