Oct 28, 2014

Blog Tour for Pure Souls Trilogy by Killian McRae!





Pure Souls Trilogy Synopsis:
Pure and Sinful:

APPROPRIATE FOR MATURE READERS ONLY.

When it turns out your ex was actually a sexy demon sent by the devil to seduce you to evil, you'd think the next guy, no matter what he's like, couldn't be a worse decision. Enter Father Marc Angeletti, a smooth talking piece of forbidden fruit with onyx eyes and a razor wit, and Riona Dade may as well start packing her luggage for damnation now. But come Hell or... well, Hell, Marc, Riona, and demigod Dee Zitka have a mission: serve as a Pure Soul and vanquish Lucifer's minion scum from the face of the Earth to protect humanity from evil.

Oh, and don't get seduced into sin yourself, because a fallen Pure Soul is one of Lucifer's biggest thrills. As long as Riona and Marc can keep things professional and north of the sheets, no problem, right?

Yeah, that worked out great in the Thornbirds, too...
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Once You Go Demon:

Heaven hath no fury like a demon reborn...

Proving that Big Boss is not without a sense of whimsy, Hell’s former all-star demon, Jerry Romani, finds himself a traded player in the classic war of good versus evil. Taking up residence in the human shell left behind by the death and damnation of Marc Angeletti, Jerry seizes on the chance both to win a trip to the pearly gates and reclaim the heart of witch Riona Dade. Not pleased with the butt-kicking the Pure Souls served up, Lucifer enlists his fallen angel compatriots, the Grigori, to stir up trouble topside. Time ticks closer to the inevitable: Marc's resurrection as a demon on Earth, and Jerry is determined to protect Riona and his shiny new Pure Soul status at all costs. He quickly finds two thousand years of living la vida demonica aren’t easily undone, however, and old habits are hard to break. Walking the true path is problematic, and Jerry finds his role reversed when he must convince Riona that it’s in her best interest to do the same. Even if letting her give into temptation is more conducive to his efforts. And just as Project Woo a Witch starts bearing some forbidden fruit, Destiny delivers one hell of bitch slap. Jerry may have been sent back to Earth to do something Riona can't, something that will ensure the only thing he'll be kissing where she's concerned is his ass goodbye.
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With God Intent:

Dionysius Zitka: Pure Soul. Demigod. Widower.

The last time Dee saw his father, his wife Carol lay dead at Zeus’ feet. He vowed never to return, but someone has to rescue Riona from his crazy Greek God family. At least this time the visit should be brief: he just has to sponsor Jerry, find the keystone, and get the hell out of Olympus. Crossing paths with feisty quartergod Anwen Yates proves how the best laid plans sometimes don't mean jack. Seems Anwen has a couple of demons on her tail, and Olympus with its demon-free climate would be the perfect place for her to hide out. The fact that Dee finds her frustrating, funny, and sexy as hell has nothing at all to do with his decision to bring her along. Nope.

Biding her time with Hades and Persephone, Riona feels like a third wheel to the ancient, troubled marriage. The cherry on the cake? Uninvited angels are subject to death in Olympus, and suddenly her magic has a life of its own! Needing to get her heavenly hexing under control before her hybrid heritage is exposed, Hades helps her find an angelic mentor. And wouldn’t you know it that Azazel brings his newly-minted demon Marc Angeletti along for Riona’s target-practicing pleasure. Or maybe just her pleasure in general…

As the days tick by, the lines of right and wrong, purpose and persuasion, and sin and sanctity begin to blur. Rumors are flying, the Heaven-Hell Accords stretch thinner than a sheet of filo dough, and Zeus grows more cryptic by the day. Riona's angelic instincts throw her libido haywire, Hades makes a Hail Mary pass to save his marriage, and Jerry fears that his may be over before it’s even begun. Meanwhile, the two pillars draw closer to Olympus, and Dee closer to facing his father, his family, and his past. But can he honor his wife’s memory, while evermore wanting to do right by Arwen? The road to Hell is paved with God intentions.
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Killian McRae Bio:

Killian McRae would tell you that she is a rather boring lass, an authoress whose characters’ lives are so much more exciting than her own. She would be right. Sadly, this sarcastic lexophile leads a rather mundane existence in the San Francisco Bay Area. She once dreamed of being the female Indiana Jones, and to that end she earned a degree in Middle Eastern History from the University of Michigan. However, when she learned that real archaeologist spend more time lovingly removing dust with toothbrushes from shards of pottery than outrunning intriguing villains with exotic accents, she decided to become a writer instead. She writes across many genres, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, and historical fiction.


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Being a prude, writing passion

Romance wasn’t a natural genre for me to fall into, either as a writer, or as a reader. When I say that I viewed romance as the red-headed child of the fiction world, it isn’t to say I looked down on those that enjoyed it. I simply didn’t understand it. In fact, I remember when attempting to read a true adult romance for the first time, I had to put it down several times because I was too embarrassed to read about something so intimate between two people. Even today, if I encounter a particularly graphic sex scene in a book, I have a tendency to skip it. It’s not that I find its presence disagreeable, it’s simply that, for me, there’s a fine line between romantic interludes, and straight up sex for the sake of sex. The latter is something I acknowledge as possible, but I still haven’t come to terms with as a reader.

Held against most modern norms which allow for open, frank, and candid discussions of one’s sexual experiences and inclinations, I’m a prude. But it’s not that I don’t have views on these things, or thoughts about what ideal circumstances would be. I just feel very uncomfortable and inappropriate discussing these things with people in my everyday life. However, there is a certain aspect to my nature which does wonder about experiences different from mine. The love of learning is not regulated to the PG arena. Reading romance novels finally gave me an insight into a world hitherto foreign to me, and allowed me to see how relationships could vary, even if in a fictional construct. Seeing how different characters found ways to make things work (or occasionally, didn’t) allowed me to reflect on my own views and choices.

When I write a romance novel, the characters I often write have an overtly sexual identity that I myself cannot inhabit in my personal life. Writing romance has given me, a self-declared prude, the ability to play around with concepts of intimacy, romance, love, pleasure, and sacrifice in a setting I control and can feel safe in. It’s been an outlet for me connect with this omnipresent side of being a woman in the world, without forcing me into embarrassing conversations or undertaking actions I know I would later come to regret. It’s my sandbox, one where I can play, make castles all day, until I get my fill. Then I just stand up, shake off the sand, collect my toys, and head home.

The Pure Souls series takes this self-therapy one level higher. It allows me to inject into the realm of romantic interaction to concept of sin and sanctity. I’m exploring the interplay of sexual identity and interpersonal relationships with the concept of sin and appropriateness. I immediately set up a situation in which my three principle characters with opposing viewpoints and restrictions, from a widower demigod who use sex as a drug to forget his broken heart, to a bisexual witch for whom relationships are gender-blind, to a sarcastic Catholic priest who is coming to terms with his own desires for something he’s not sanctioned to partake in. It’s quite a ride, watching these three (and later, other characters), try to define their relationships and themselves through their passions, but it’s one I find highly informative as a writer. I hope that as a reader, you will enjoy it too.

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