Good news! Our Scribe (Melinda) uploaded the final version of His Angelic Keeper Tempted for publication yesterday. She ended up adding a new scene at the end of the second to last chapter and changed a few things to better align with Curse Breaker Fallout. I think you’ll like additions. Tempted feels finished now, so hooray!
To celebrate that, we have copies of the advanced preview! Go HERE to download the first 10% of His Angelic Keeper Tempted and continue the adventure!
His Angelic Keeper Tempted might be done, but the crossover isn’t. 😦
It looks like (because Melinda isn’t done with the book yet) Curse Breaker Fallout will end one crossover and start an even bigger one.
The Scribe is understandably vexed by this, but she should have seen that coming. What’s better than one crossover? Why a sequel to the crossover that’s an even BIGGER crossover event, of course. 😉
That should have been obvious, right?
The Scribe posted on social media asking why we, characters, do these things.
Because we can. 😉
His Angelic Keeper Tempted publishes on 12/31/21, and Curse Breaker Fallout may come in late Jan or early Feb, depending on when we left the Scribe end the book. We haven’t decided when we’ll let her end it. So I’ll keep you posted about that in the coming weeks.
And now to help you get ready for His Angelic Keeper Tempted, which will change everything as we know it, we’re diving back into our preview of the book that precedes it:
by Melinda Kucsera
An Argument of Angels
As Sovvan waited for an answer, she noted his hands were half the size of hers. But she was an uncommonly tall woman, so she towered over the mysterious man.
“Of course, I can see you. Who are you? How did you pass through solid stone?” The man jerked his hands away from her like she had a contagious disease, and he didn’t want to catch it.
Maybe she did. Sovvan had died, become a ghost, escaped the Gray Between a bunch of times, lost her memories, regained them, grown a pair of super-sized dove wings, then lost those wings when an angel had hidden them. She could have contracted a strange disease during her travels between worlds.
“I’m Sovvan. Your second question is harder to answer because I’m some sort of hybrid.” Sovvan shrugged and attempted to rise until he stopped her just inches from the bottom of the desk.
Oh right. She was corporeal again. She could hit things if she wasn’t careful. He kept his hand in place to prevent her from hitting her head as Sovvan crawled out from under the desk. How kind of him.
“Why are you staring at me?” Sovvan smoothed her ankle-length dress as she rose to her full height. He was at least a foot shorter than her. She felt like a giant.
“Is there something on my face?” Sovvan rubbed her face, then glanced over her right shoulder and then her left. “Are my wings showing?” She didn’t see them, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t. She didn’t know anything about him. He could have magic powers for all she knew.
The man opened his mouth, but nothing came out.
“What is it? What’s wrong?” Sovvan tugged at her sleeves. Maybe she should find her twin and leave this poor fellow alone. He’d probably had one too many shocks today.
“You look like someone I know.” The man sat down on his dragon-shaped throne. He gripped the dragon-head armrests when she laughed.
“Oh, is that all? I thought my wardrobe had malfunctioned. I’m glad it didn’t.” Sovvan waved off his rudeness. “You said I look like someone you know. Would that person be a tall brooding fellow of around twenty with glowing green eyes who goes by Sarn? If so, could you tell me where to find him?”
“Are you two—” His voice trailed off.
“Are we related? Yes, I’m his long-lost but recently found sister. It’s all rather complicated.” Sovvan fiddled with her sleeves. “So, you don’t know where he is?”
“Not at the moment, no, but he’s supposed to show up for work soon.”
“Oh, I could—” Sovvan started to say that she could wait for him when Malachiah grabbed her from behind. Where the hell had he come from? How had he found her so fast?
Malachiah wrapped an arm around her neck before she could stop him, and he choked her until she was as translucent as he was. “You can’t escape me, girl. I made a deal, and I will fulfill it.”
“You won’t win. The Adversary couldn’t take me fourteen years ago, and he won’t today either.” Sovvan clawed at his hands as he dragged her through the desk.
“Don’t interfere,” said a woman from behind the dragon-obsessed man. She was invisible, but the woman sounded like another hidebound angel Sovvan knew, but Misriah wasn’t here. The woman’s voice was too mellifluous to have come from a human anyway.
“Who are you?” the man asked from his dragon throne.
Sovvan hadn’t gotten his name, but he wore the same green uniform as her twin brother, so he had something to do with the Rangers of Mount Eredren. Otherwise, how could he have known about Sarn?
“I’m Allesariah, your guardian angel. I’m sorry we met this way. But you can’t interfere with this, and neither can I.”
“Why?” The man tried to rise, but a transparent hand landed on his shoulder, pinning him to the chair. The rest of his guardian angel was still invisible, though.
But Sovvan wouldn’t be surprised if she was another one of those annoying warrior angels. This new angel reminded her of Misriah. Sovvan rolled her eyes as she struggled. “Because he was my guardian angel before he took up with the Adversary. But maybe you can help with that.”
“With what?” the man and his guardian angel asked.
“With the Adversary.” Those two needed to keep up with current events. Sovvan elbowed her captor in the stomach, but that blow had no effect on him. Damn.
Malachiah walked through chairs, filing cabinets, tables, and dragon statues as if they weren’t there, and he dragged Sovvan through them too. Nothing hindered him. Nor did he touch anything he walked through. This wasn’t normal behavior for an angel. None of the other angels she’d met had reduced their density enough to pass through solid objects. This new development disturbed her. Her ex-guardian angel was already a lot stronger than her and more powerful.
“He’s here?” the dragon-obsessed man and his guardian angel said at the same time.
“His spirit is and—” Sovvan broke off when her ex-guardian angel tightened his grip on her throat. But she didn’t become incorporeal enough to slip from his grasp. How could he prevent that?
“Shut your mouth. You don’t know what you’re talking about.” Malachiah backed through a door and pulled Sovvan through it too.
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–Sincerely, Ran, son of Sarn, and my Scribe, Melinda
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