Friday, 15 February 2013

Author interview; Annabell Cadiz

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11-March 1, 2013


of Old Trilogy, Book 1)

Annabell Cadiz

New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural

Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in
the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she
doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches,
those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world
and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as
human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina,
were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue
supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against
their kingdom. 

Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant
since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without
knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when
she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in.
Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara
encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the
good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend,
Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush,
Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest
Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to
control water . . . and suck out human souls. 

Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going
to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a
tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and
Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings
carved into his arm.

Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle
with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she
doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful
Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to

Normal just got a deadlier definition.

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Interview with Author Annabell Cadiz

Lisa: What gave you the inspiration to write LUCIFER?

Annabell Cadiz: I was
inspired to write LUCIFER through writing the first book in the FALLEN ANGELS
SERIES, the series that follows after the SONS OF OLD TRILOGY. I had never
really thought about writing a prequel trilogy to the FALLEN ANGELS SERIES
until after I had written a few drafts of the first three books in the series
and needed to take a step back to decide what I wanted to do with the FAS. I
started thinking about maybe telling the story before the one that takes place
in the FALLEN ANGELS SERIES, which is centered around Lucifer’s war with
Heaven. I started thinking about how Lucifer came to the human world in
the first place, how he was able to have a child with a human woman, and if
that loved changed him. The details started falling into place and I decided to
turn it into a trilogy =)

Lisa: Who was your favorite character to write? And why?

Annabell Cadiz: Oh man!
This is always a tough question! I love all my characters. Each of them is fun
in their own way. But I do have a very special fondness for Leanian and
Chamuel. There isn’t too much of Leanian in LUCIFER but when he comes on, it’s
just hard not to love him. He’s so weird and has such a good guard up around
him. You can never tell what he’s thinking or how he feels. Chamuel is the sexy
bad boy your mother warns you to stay away from when you’re young *wink wink*
Being a fallen angel definitely makes him dangerous but he’s also got this
unnerving charm about him. You want to slap him really hard in the face but you
also want to kiss the hell out of him, too!

Lisa: An element that is lacking within the YA genre is the
importance of parents. What made you decide to have parents feature so heavily

Annabell: LOVE this question! The original version of LUCIFER (the
very first version), Zahara had a mother but her mother fell into the category
of the Absentee Parent Syndrome that plagues the YA genre. When I had
approached replotting and rewriting LUCIFER, I hadn’t fully set out to have
Zahara and Becca’s parents play such a huge role in the book. I knew I wanted
their parents to be PRESENT and to ACTUALLY care about what the girls were
doing, but until I started writing, I didn’t know how much of a role they would
play. By chapter two, I knew they were going to be an intricate part of the
story and I was glad for it.

Parents are such an ESSENTIAL role to
a child’s life, even when a child has grown up and become an adult his/herself.
Parents are the BIGGEST and MOST POWERFUL influence a child has and I wanted to
showcase that in the SONS OF OLD TRILOGY.

Zahara and Becca are very close to
their parents. They are both the only child and so yes, their parents are WAY
overprotective. I have met parents like that. It’s not as unheard of as people
make it out to be.

The girls are exposed to danger
beyond the normal definition of danger on a daily basis. They know about the
supernatural world and they can’t just pretend it doesn’t exist. I think that’s
why Solomon, Mia, Adam, and Ariel can sometimes come off as if they are over
sheltering the girls. They know the dangers Zahara and Becca have to face every
day, they know they can’t protect them from the horrors as often as they would
like, they know they can’t give them a normal upbringing (at least in the case
of Zahara, whereas Becca and her family choose to be involved in their world).
I think that’s Solomon and Mia, Adam and Ariel’s, way of making up for what the
girls have to face. They are so aware of death being so close and as much as
they like to put on a brave face, it freaks them out. The idea of losing their
children because of the decision they made to be apart of the supernatural
world, fills them with guilt and doubt. There’s a scene in the book where Mia
questions if she has been a good mother for allowing her child to grow up
without actually being sheltered in the “normal” sense.

That’s what I love about the parents.
They’re so human and so desperately just trying to do the best they can to
protect what they consider their most precious gift: their daughters.

I think, as children, we forget just
how very human are parents are and how much they can break too from life. That’s
why I included parents in my book. It’s a reminder to how IMPORTANT parents are
in their children’s lives and how ABSOLUTELY VITAL and DEFINING that role is for a child.

The parents in my book are far from
perfect but that doesn’t make them any less good as parents. I think that makes
them more real, more relatable. Parents are amazing because they will fight the
depths of hell for their children and I wanted to remind the world just how
amazing that is.

(You can also read a post I wrote about parents included in LUCIFER: Mother, Father, Where Art Thou?)

Lisa: If you could invite any author dead or alive for
dinner who would it be?

Annabell: Awesome question! It’s a
tie between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. That dinner would probably freak
me out, because I’m sure the two of them together could cook up a story to keep
me awake for weeks on end, but it would be amazing to watch it happen! The
original master of horror teaming up with the twenty-first century master of
horror. Let the madness begin! *muahaha*

Lisa: What's next? When is MICHAEL due out?

Annabell: Next is the second book in
the SONS OF OLD TRILOGY which, obviously, is entitled MICHAEL. As far as when
MICHAEL is due for publication, I don’t have an exact date, but I am aiming for
a May release.

As to what you can expect in MICHAEL:

Lucifer is on the move. As the
Faraday family remains vigilant, waiting for signs of his next attack, Lucifer
is remaining closer to them than they realize.

Becca and Zahara continue to train,
this time switching over to Charles’ boarding school. Becca is fighting to
convince her parents that Rekesh isn’t the enemy but when Rekesh’s coven gets involved
in a slew of deaths happening in the supernatural world and all blame falls to
his coven, Becca’s parents aren’t convinced. But Rekesh doesn’t believe anyone
within his own coven would murder and brand supernaturals with his coven’s
crest. He knows Lucifer is behind the killings but he has no idea why, and if
he did, he’d start preparing his coven for battle.

Zahara and Bryan are starting to form
comfortable friendship and Zahara gets surprised by the feelings she starts
developing for someone close to her.

There is murder, violence, fight
scenes, fallen angels, Nephilim, lots of sarcasm, and flirt fighting romance.
Everyone returns in the sequel. There are also TWO big players that come onto
the scene. One right at the beginning and the other at the end.

Side Note: I actually made a BIG change to the book today,
so originally I had said a character named Gabriel would play a role. He will no
longer be a character in the story.

Lisa: One final question: Can you set me up on a date with
Rekesh?  Sorry couldn't resist ;)

Annabell: Um, I think I’ll let Rekesh
and Becca take this ;) Thanks for all the awesome love, Lisa!

Rekesh: *smiles warmly* Well, Lisa, I
am very flattered you would think I am worthy of your time, and as much as I am
sure we would enjoy each other’s company, my heart is already spoken for and I do not wish to cause any sort of discord between you and Becca.

Becca: *snorts* Hey Lisa, I don’t blame you for
wanting to have some alone time with Mr. Dark and Sexy here, but I’m pretty
sure your husband wouldn’t be too happy about it. I mean we can double date and
all, but hands off the Imago, sista. And in case you forget, I got a can of
pepper spray attached to my belt and a Taser in my back pocket to remind you
(and any other girl with grabby hands) *smiles innocently*

About the
Annabell Cadiz was born in the sweltering heat
of South Florida. She was raised surrounded by Puerto Rican chefs and band of
siblings that weren’t all related to her. A self-proclaimed nerd and
book-a-holic (her room does hold much evidence to prove her claims are
justifiable), she created TeamNerd Reviews to showcase her EXTREME love for
novels where, along with her best friend, Bridget Strahin, she hosts book
reviews, interviews, giveaways, Indie Shoutouts and much more. She also blog
tour services for authors. She also had the pleasure of being published in
three separate issue of Suspense Magazine. She also adores Cinnamon Teddy
Grahams, has an addiction to Minute Maid Orange juice, and is a proud Jesus
Lucifer is Annabell’s debut
novel and the first book in the
Sons of
Old Trilogy

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In honor of the two main
female leads in LUCIFER, Zahara and Becca, Annabell created a fun swag pack for
ONE very lucky winner!

Win a
specially made makeup kit by 
E.L.F along with one DVD
copy of the movie Sixteen Candles, a fuschia metallic manicure set, a Girl
Power Superwoman wristband, a LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD silver necklace, a silver
bracelet with handcuff & key charms, Honey Sweetheart lotion (that smells
INCREDIBLE!), two toned lip bloom (that is SUPER cute!), and gray colored
cheetah printed socks that are SOOOO adorables and an ecopy of LUCIFER!

ANNNND if that wasn't enough, FIVE other lucky winners will win a FREE ecopy of LUCIFER!

TWICE a week on MONDAYS & FRIDAYS a new clue from LUCIFER will be posted up. Enter the new
clue inside the Rafflecopter every time a new one is posted and get more
chances to win!

Stop by the LUCIFER BLOG TOUR page to see the new codes every week until the end of the tour and enter!

Clue #2 is up!

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