Welcome, Angela ~ we at Ravencraft’s Romance Realm love having interviews with the MC Stars of romance novels. Angela Sullivan is an ER nurse (and much more) in S. Durham’s The Powers.
Let’s jump right in and get to the good stuff…
KDR ~ Angela, where is it that you work as an ER nurse? Tell us something about your job ~ likes/dislikes.
Angela: I work at an urban community hospital in downtown Portland Oregon, and like all ERs this one is busy, but aside from the ‘fortunate to be insured’ crowd, we get more and more patients walking off the street. Transients, street kids, all walks of life suffering from addictions, mental illness, you name it, coming through our doors. The worse part of my job is coming face to face with the cruel abuse humans bestow on each other and their children...the daily tragedies that you don’t hear about in the news.
What I love about my job is when I can actually make a difference in someone’s life, prolong it, or just plain save it.
KDR ~ Angela, you sound like an angel saving anyone and everyone who comes through the ER doors. Pretty serious job.
Would you want to share a bit about your abilities (other than your medical training) ~ what was the first time you discovered something was different about you?
Angela: I’d been working a lot of overtime, and these strange dreams started plaguing me on a nightly basis. I passed it off like we all do when something out of our realm of understanding enters our lives, but when Emanuel, a homeless man with a history of mental illness, came into our ER one night, grabbed my arm and said ‘the dark angel is coming for you’...well let’s just say I was a little freaked out. Then things got really uneasy when a patient of mine was found dead in the Willamette River. A patient I’d dreamed about the very night before! Then there were all the physical changes...you know, increasing physical strength, telepathy, eating a whole lot more than normal.
KDR ~ Wow, that is a lot of changes…you must have felt a bit like Wonder Woman.
Who’s the one person that understands you most ~ the one you’ve known the longest and trust? Tell us a little about this person.
Angela: My brother David is a Portland homicide detective, and he is fairly protective of me since my divorce six years ago. (My ex turned out to have a very dark side.) Also David and I carefully avoid talking of our childhood, as our parents died when we were young, the circumstances difficult at best.
KDR ~ I thought you might name someone else on the above questions…hmmm.
So, what everyone who has read the blurb is waiting for…who is Camael? Can you share the first time you saw him?
Angela: Well I had just come out of the city morgue (which happens to be in the basement of St. Andrew’s hospital where I work)...What was I doing in the morgue you ask? Well you will have to read the book to find out *grin*. Anyhow, back to coming out of the morgue—I was getting some badly needed fresh air when a stirring of the breeze kicked up and I looked to the sidewalk. There standing a mere fifty yards from me was a tall man...I can’t even tell you what he was wearing, so distracted by his eyes I was. Those flint grays literally bore into me, and took my proverbial breath away! Then psst he was gone! I would later learn all about the militant angel, Camael, and maybe wish he’d come for someone else...but hey, you deal with the hand you are dealt in this life...or you die.
KDR ~ Oh, man…now you’ve got me hanging on here, wanting to know exactly why you were in the morgue.
What is it you would like to share most about The Powers so people understand what an awesome story it is?
Angela: The Powers is a story of good and evil, it’s about the angels and demons, rarely seen, who carry on the endless battle over us fragile humans on a millisecond to millisecond basis. An interesting cast of support characters adds richness to my tale, but more than that, The Powers is a deeply felt love story, which will draw you in, and will hopefully have you begging for more.
KDR ~ I’m looking forward to meeting all of your unique friends and family.
How was it to work with S. Durham ~ did she get the details of your story down without a glitch?
Angela: Sara is a perfectionist and a stickler for details, but she’s also an emotional b**ch, sometimes to the point of bringing me to my knees, literally, (what with all that ‘all too real’ spiritual pain she made me relive.) All in all we worked well together, and the story had to be told, because it is only the beginning...you know:)
KDR ~ Only the beginning…so this means we’ve got another book coming soon…as in this is the first of a series. Yummy!
Okay Angela ~ we have a Quickie Quiz so your fans can learn a bit about the MDC Star of The Powers…answer truthfully…
What’s your favorite drink?
Angela: Myer’s Jamaican Rum, but unfortunately with my new powers, I don’t even catch a tiny buzz from the stuff. Oh you meant day time drink...coffee definitely.
Where do you call home?
Angela: Portland, Oregon, but more recently the warring fields.
What do you do for fun?
Angela: I’m really into fencing these days...
Your best place to eat?
Angela: A little Italian eatery a few blocks from St. Andrews
Place you want to go that you’ve never been before?
Angela: Probably the tenth heaven, but since it seems to be nowhere at the moment, guess I’ll have to wait for upcoming sequels-grin
Favorite season of the year?
Angela: Fall, I love the burgeoning chill and crispness in the air, the smell of fallen leaves, and Halloween.
Any certain someone in your life right now?
Angela: *Sigh* A warrior angel who despite his stubborn nature, has learned how to deal with me, and my newfound powers.
You can find out more about S. Durham and her books below?
http://tinyurl.com/3rx3bk3 *Muse It Up buy link
Angela: Now I have a question of my own, for your readers. Something to think about as the New Year approaches...
Angela’s Giveaway Question: Have you ever been touched by, or felt the presence of an angel or demon in your life, whether by subtle influence, or ‘in your face’ manifestation?
*I know...heavy question, but your answer can be as light and/or simple as you’d like it. Just leave the answer and your email addy in your post for a chance to win an e-book copy of The Powers, or a $20.00 gift certificate to the Muse It Up Bookstore!
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A Novel by: S. Durham
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover artist: Delilah K. Stephans
Warning: Adult Content: Language, graphic violence and sexual content.
When Angela Sullivan, an ER nurse with a tragic past, receives a cryptic warning from a homeless street prophet, and one of her patients is found dead in the Willamette River, her reality begins to take on inexplicable changes as she is propelled toward a destiny meted out eons before the age of man...
Camael is one of seven ancient warriors known as 'The Powers,' incarnated to earth thousands of years ago to lead, guide, and affect outcomes in battles and wars throughout history.
When Camael is summoned to Portland, Oregon to awaken the latent warrior in Angela Sullivan, he finds his very soul is torn as he struggles with his duty to mentor and protect the chosen warrior and the profound attraction he has to her as a woman.
As Angela is plagued by increasing visions, surreal dreams, and physical changes, she begins to question her own sanity.
But when a very real demon from Camael’s past, threatens all that Angela holds dear, she is forced to accept her fate and attempt to destroy him before the pivotal governor's election takes place...
Dear Kay Dee,
I always have so much fun coming over and hanging out with you here at Ravencraft’s, and of course at your place too! I think even Angela liked taking time out to be interviewed:) Thank you again for having us and I wish everyone a blessed and prosperous New Year!
Angela and Sara, thank you both for stopping in and sharing your time and great conversations with us. Congratulations on The Powers, and we wish you both many more successes…and a Happy New Year, too!
Happy New Year everyone! Please don’t forget to write an answer to Angela in the comments and include your email address for a chance to win in her drawing.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
On behalf of Ravencraft’s Romance Realm,