Tuesday, June 9, 2015

JOPHIEL: PATH OF ANGELS

Please welcome Patricia Josephine to my blog as she discusses her latest book release Jophiel, in the PATH OF ANGELS series . .

  













Honestly, fallen angels get a bad rep. They are easy bad guys. They did fall from grace after all, so it’s easy to make them embrace evil. I found it easy to write my fallen angels as bad guys.

A character’s name can be important. It’s not always random, like with Mariangela. A lone fallen angel trying to make things right. Her name is Italian and means bitter angel. Although, she isn’t really bitter and I can’t remember why, when I was writing the first draft, I chose it. That’s actually something she put behind herself. She had to forgive herself for what she did. Once she did that, she became the person you meet in the story. She’s kind and gentle, but determined. I think she is a strong woman. She’s not a fighter, but she will stand up and do what she believes is right.

Sometimes there has to be a meaning behind the name. I had some conflicting information on Johpiel. A few sites he wasn’t listed as an archangel, then others said in Jewish lore it was the name of an archangel. Either way, I decided to keep the name.

Jophiel
Angel of Enlightenment
Some believe Johpiel to be an archangel. This angel inspires us toward awareness, enlightenment, open-mindedness and freedom of thought. He teaches our consciousness to discover the Light within.

Joe is a huge joker, but knows when to be serious. Sometimes you wouldn't think he would be an archangel.

1––Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you tick.
Joe: Hi, my name is Joe and I’m an alcoholic. KIDDING! I shouldn’t joke about that. Especially for Zade’s sake. *Joe flops down on a couch, kicking his leg up on the coffee table* I’m the oldest of us four. The comedian. Don’t listen to Gabe. Nothing diffuses tension better than a joke. I do have a serious side to me. What we do is dangerous and one misstep could get us killed. I won’t risk my brothers.

2––Do you have any hobbies, favorite TV shows, books? Anything you fangirl/boy over?
Joe: Call of Duty, but I don’t get to play it much. I guess I’m living in a video game in a way now. Not sure that’s better. Video games aren’t as life threatening. Unless you count, spending way too much time sitting and playing instead of moving.

3––What is one thing from your past you’re most proud of?
Joe: Jumping off the church in my hometown and trying to fly. None of my brothers wanted to. They were content to stay on the ground. Come on, you have to be daring and willing to bust your leg.

5––Let’s play favorites:
Pepsi or Coke?
Joe: Whatever one wants to sponsor me. *grins*
Pie or Cake?
Joe: What about Pie with cake filling? You feeling me?
White or dark chocolate?
Joe: I’ll take both. Why discriminate? *winks*
Playstation 4 or Xbox 1or WiiU?
Joe: Xbox 1 baby!
Paperback book or ebook?
Joe: Reading? Ugh.
Summer or winter?
Joe: Actually, I prefer fall. Not too hot, not too cold. Plus, there’s Halloween and I firmly believe you are never to big to play dress up. Especially when free candy is involved.
Puppies or kittens?
Joe: Kittens all the way.
Vampires or werewolves?
Joe: Witches. They are much hotter than a corpse or fur ball.
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Wow, Joe is certainly an interesting character; and is Mariangela a balancing love interest? Guess we'll just have to read the book to find out!

Blurb:
They must fight to stay on the path.

Joe embraces his duty without fear or hesitation, always ready for the next battle. But the path has never been easy. With Michael’s return, they uncover a truth more dangerous than they ever imagined. Their enemy plans to unleash the devil himself, Lucifer. Help comes in the form of an unlikely alley: a member of the fallen.

Mariangela is trying to make amends by protecting the child she is carrying. After blindly following Lucifer in the rebellion, her misguided allegiance came with a price: banishment from heaven. Now, as she strives for forgiveness in the human world, she must fight to prevent Uriel, a fallen archangel, from using her child to free evil from Hell.

The path becomes a battleground, one which may already be lost.


About the Author:
Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

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14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Patricia!
If some of the sites said he was an archangel, then close enough.
He's living a video game now - I bet!

blogoratti said...

Congratulations and best wishes.

Tara Tyler R said...

had fun getting to know Joe and behind the names - i like the theme of these books!
congrats to Patricia!

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats.

Love the coke or pepsi answer haha, take their money and don't let them take yours.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I never knew archangels were such characters.

Congrats to Patricia.

klahanie said...

Hey Donna and Patricia,

Fascinating premise and hearty congrats to Patricia. Of course, being a bit of well-meaning fallen angel, I shall duly share this post and the good news.

Maybe you could have a small petting zoo with Doctor Who, Patricia.

Gary :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Great interview, wonderful fun answers. The angels are an unusual lot.

Good luck, Patricia!

dolorah said...

Thanks for your encouragement everyone. And congrats Patricia :)

Olga Godim said...

Great post. Those angels sound irresistible. Good luck with this series.

Loni Townsend said...

Grats, Patricia! I love how all the covers have that series look. And it's an interesting take on the idea. Looking forward to picking the first of these up!

M Pax said...

Woo hoo for Patricia! Hope she sells tons.

Denise Covey said...

Angels make for a great read. Love the questions Donna. Every good wish to Patricia!

Denise :-)

PS The lovely Yolanda is on the couch at my place...

Shannon Lawrence said...

I'd never heard of Jophiel before (or Zadekiel). But my son's name is Gabriel! A friend named her son Michael, but we have yet to get the two little archangels together. Good luck with your book release! I just bought it.

Patricia Lynne said...

Thank you everyone. Joe is a fun character and he says he'll be signing autographs and to line up. (I think the publicity has gone to his head. ^_~)

Thanks for hosting me Donna and for your help spreading the word about the series.