Welcome to The Grigori Legacy “Because Warrior Angels Do It Better” Blog Hop! This blog hop is all about sharing our love of Linda Poitevin’s awesome series and her warrior angels with a fun Q&A and there’s also a fabulous giveaway to enter! I was instantly a fan of this series and can’t recommend it enough to those who love a thrilling urban fantasy, but enough talking, lets get right to the good stuff…and feel free to share your thoughts if you’ve read or plan to read the books! <3
The Grigori Legacy Q&A
Who is your favorite character in the Grigori Legacy series, and why?
The Archangel Aramael would have to be my favorite character in the series. I was instantly drawn to his story and his devotion to keeping Alex safe, no matter what. It was great to see this character start off as this enigmatic hero with a chip on his shoulder and develop into a swoon-worthy hero that tugs at your heart strings. I love a tortured hero and Aramael fits that description perfectly.
If you had to describe the Grigori Legacy series in three words, what would those
Just three?! Gritty, unpredictable and addictive!
Readers and reviewers have called this a “different kind of angel story.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?
I totally agree. The Grigori Legacy is a bit darker than the other “angel stories” I’ve read and doesn’t always portray angels as sweet and innocent beings depicted in some books. Linda’s angels are fierce warriors who operate by a different set of rules that can have deadly consequences, they’re not infallible. One of my favorite aspects of this world is the lack of religious connotations associated with angels, if you’re looking for the beautiful, heavenly guardians you won’t find them here!
Who do you think the ideal reader is for this series?
Readers who enjoy a thrilling, dark urban fantasy with jaw-dropping moments and aren’t afraid to have their hearts temporarily broken while reading are sure to enjoy The Grigori Legacy. This series is definitely not for the faint of heart and there will be some tear jerker moments, you’ve been forewarned! Each book raises the stakes and keeps you turning the pages, sometimes keeping me up way past my bedtime. You will become invested in these characters and want, no, need to know what happens to them.
The series has a lot of big “whoa/OMG!”-type moments. Which scene or character – or which book overall – has surprised you the most so far? (No spoilers, please!)
Since there are no spoilers allowed I can’t actually voice my real OMG moment in this series…LOL But I will admit the heroine, Alex, has really surprised me with her fortitude and perseverance. She’s been thrown into a dark, dangerous paranormal world and even with all the loss and heartache she’s been through, Alex remains strong and determined to do the right thing and save humanity. I’d probably be better off in a padded cell after witnessing some of the things she’s experienced!
While the Grigori series is more UF than PNR, there is still a strong romantic element running through the books. Do you think Alex will get her HEA? If you could wave a magic romantic wand, who would you like to see her fly off into the sunset with?
One of my favorite things about this series is the strong chemistry between the characters and lack of follow through, I’d usually be upset about this in my books but it just works in this particular series and makes things interesting. I’m crossing my fingers that Alex gets a HEA, even if it’s not the one I was hoping for but I’ve been shocked by Linda before so you just never know what will happen! I’m sticking to my original HEA: If things could go my way, Alex and Aramael would fly off into the sunset together and live happily ever after! *fingers crossed*
What is one thing you would like to see happen in the last book?
I can’t really reveal this without spoilers so I’ll just say I’d like closure on the events that took place at the end of Sins of the Lost. I’d love a HEA for Alex, whether its with a partner or alone, she’s definitely earned one! While we’re at it, I’d like to see the archangel Michael get a HEA of his own…that would be the cherry on top for me!
Book #1 ~ SINS OF THE ANGELS
Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case-a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.
Aramael is a Power–a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.
Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.
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Book #2 ~ SINS OF THE SON
When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven’s plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth’s true nature, only she can save him.
Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself-even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator…
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Book #3 ~ SINS OF THE LOST
Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilim child of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.
With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic – leaving little time for her fledgling relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.
Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.
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About Linda Poitevin
Linda Poitevin was born and raised in B.C., Canada’s westernmost province. Growing up in an era when writing was “a nice hobby, dear, but what are you going to do for a living?”, Linda worked at a variety of secretarial jobs before applying to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Due to an error in measurement, however, she was turned down when she didn’t meet the height requirement of that time. Undeterred, Linda became a civilian member in the force and was a dispatcher for two and a half years, during which time she met her husband, a police officer.
Following their transfer to Ottawa, Linda went on to become a real estate agent and then a human resources consultant before starting a family. She remained a stay-at-home mom, homeschooled her youngest daughter for nine years and, now that she has realized writing can be more than a nice hobby, she continues to live her dream of being a cop vicariously through her characters.
Linda currently lives near Ottawa with her husband, youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, a cat, two rabbits, and a bearded dragon lizard. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden or walking her dog along the river or through the woods.
In addition to her books, Linda also does freelance writing and editing. Information about her services can be found at www.lindapoitevin.ca. Linda is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Quebec Writers’ Federation, Romance Writers of America, RWA Futuristic Fantasy Paranormal Chapter, and Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association.
Giveaway provided by author
One Winner (Open Internationally)1 signed copy of Sins of the Angels
1 signed copy of Sins of the Son
1 ebook copy of Sins of the Lost
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