Thursday, March 27, 2014

Interview with Lachelle Redd, author of When Angels Fall

I am here today with Ms. Lachelle Redd, the author of the novel When Angels Fall.

 Welcome, Lachelle.  I have just a few questions for you.
Question:  For those readers who have not yet read your book, please provide a description.

When Angels Fall is a dark, sexy horror novella about a cursed angel who tires of his tasks in the underworld. He decides to come topside and cause problems for employees at a financial firm. His arrival is at a time of turmoil because the young CEO is about to be fired for embezzlement. However, when Margonne, the fallen one, takes over by possessing the body of the young man, all hell is unleashed and life on earth becomes a battle of sexual pleasure, revenge and deception.

Question:  The story is very dark and sexy.  What inspired the concept of the book?

I wanted to write a story about saying whatever you want and doing whatever you want and not caring about consequences. The workplace for me was a perfect backdrop because of office politics, deception and attitude.

Question:  Who was your favorite character in the story and why?

Margonne, I loved the treacherous, deceptive parts, but he is also vulnerable when he meets the woman that captures his attention.

Question:  There seems to be a growing number of books today with characters that are either angels or demons.  Do you believe that this may be the new fad for readers?

I think that horror is more mainstream and that people are branching out and yes angels and demons are always fascinating subjects.

Question:  What would you say is your favorite genre--not only to read but also to write?


Question:  What inspired you to become a writer?

I love telling stories and seeing the looks on the reader's face when I delight them.

Question:  If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three books would you be glad you packed to take with you and why?

The Pokey Little Puppy - It was my first favorite book as a child
Survival Guide - for the obvious reason
The Counte of Monte Cristo - I would be off the island before I could finish it

Question:  Finally, what one piece of advice do you wish you had been given when you decided to publish your books that you stumbled upon on your own?

Find a good editor.
Thank you, Lachelle and good luck with the rest of your tour.
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

When Angels Fall; Lachelle Redd

When Angels Fall by Lachelle Redd is an erotic and dangerous tale of an angel who wishes to live with, and damn, human kind. The main character inhabits the body of a mortal and proceeds on a rampage of sex and debauchery with the sole intent of finding those he can control and damn. The “Masters”, who oversee the demonic angel, find amusement in his disobedience and turn his quest into a game. Bets are laid as to the success of his mission and the cost, should he lose, is high.

The writing is brilliant and the imagery and terror that the humans the demon toys with is palpable. Though the book could do with a bit more editing for punctuation and complete sentences, I found the story, overall, to be enjoyable. The ending could have been a bit more satisfying. It seemed that the demon was dispensed with far too easily. Yet this did not detract from my overall appreciation of the book itself as, it seems, we have a possible sequel to look forward to.

I would suggest that the formatting of the kindle edition be revisited as, at Chapter 6, the text no longer flows on one page and seems to separate by paragraphs. Although it’s just the flick of a finger to move on to the next part of the story, it can become cumbersome. This irritation is further compounded in Chapter 8, where the justification doesn’t follow the general flow of the text.

Overall, however, I base my rating on the writing, itself. That said, I would rate this book 4 Amazon stars. When Angels Fall was an extremely satisfying read that held my attention to the very end. With a bit more care in the editing and formatting, it would definitely have captured a 5 for me.