Thursday, May 20, 2010

Guest Post: Jennifer Murgia (Author of Angel Star)

I want to thank Jennifer Murgia for stopping by today to tell us about Angels in fiction. Angel Star, her debut novel is in stores now.

Please welcome Jennifer everyone!

ANGELS IN FICTION

Hi Tina, thanks for having me guest blog today!

I’m sure everyone has heard the news . . . angels are the new vampires! I personally am still quite the vamp lover, so I’m not ready to say they’ve slid over to the sidelines quite yet. I think the transition from vampires to angels lately in the Young Adult market is a natural and possibly predictable evolution. Much like history, there is a time and cycle for everything. Perhaps this is the next phase of “natural selection” for fictional creatures? After years of inundating the market with beautiful blood-suckers, it’s time to focus on a new immortal. If we compare the vampire to the angel, it’s not hard to find that we are ready to fall in love with the opposite sort of creature. Instead of darkness and death, why not find ourselves turning toward inspiration and light? Why not focus on a being that holds the possibility of truly existing? After all, immersing ourselves into the fictional realms and catching a glimpse of something tangible is what creates a more possible world, right? Angels are beautiful, and touching to the soul. They help create a peaceful blanket to our weary, stressful lives and escaping within the pages with one for a few hours or a day, is certainly inviting. I think subconsciously, the impression of an angel calms a reader, without them even realizing it. The mere topic erases tension and invites warm thoughts of wings and peace.

But hold on there. . . I’m not talking about those sweet little cherubic guys with the harps. The angels of today are incredible and PERFECT in every way and dare I even say they are extremely steamy?? They capture our hearts with a different temptation. Oh, yeah. Those are the angels I mean. So yes, taking a break is nice. And don’t worry fellow vampire lovers. They again will have their day. Like everything in life, the vampires we love will retreat into the shadows until the time for them comes again and in the meantime we will devour anything about the current immortal at hand until it’s time to trade places once again - unless of course you find angels to be hotter than vampires!

Go check out Jennifer's Guest Post: 10 Reasons to Believe Your Boyfriend Is an Angel @ The Book Butterfly

33 comments:

  1. *Love* she's so awesome, love this!

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  2. I do think Angels are "hotter" than Vampires.... well, in the physical sense of the word. Great post, and again, lovely photo!

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  3. Great post Jennifer! You already know I'm love with Angels, and I'm still hoping I have my own angel named...Garreth!

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  4. Great post. I'm really enjoying all the Angel books that are out now.

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  5. I like both vampires and angels equally! (actually all supernatural creatures are pretty awesome in my opinion....:-) Great post!

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  6. Thank you for the guest post! I will picking this novel up asap! :) I heart paranormal!!

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  7. Great post! I believe you are right about the angels being the new vamps.

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  8. Awww, I love Jennifer.

    And I totally do think angels are hotter than vampires. RAWR!

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  9. "unless of course you find angels to be hotter than vampires!"
    I do! Great post.

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  10. I find theem equally as hot really great post !

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  11. angels are so much better than vampires.

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  12. Haha, I love vampires too but I'm ready for something new! Angels just might be my fix

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  13. I think I might enjoy vampires more than angels but that just might be cause I am a little attracted to the Dark Side. hehehe. :)

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  14. I told my students at the beginning of the school year that angels and zombie were gonna take over vampires this year. They keep remdinding me I said that whenever they hear of a new one :)

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  15. I happen to adore angels and write about them myself!
    Margay

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  16. Great guest post. I think Jennifer is so right on about everything. Vamps will have there day in the sun or night again. I for one and still enjoying them. Hello True Blood!!! But I also love angels. Fallen and Hush Hush = SWOON!! Thanks for the great post!

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  17. Angels are so fascinating. Although I have heard that angels are the new vampires, I still haven't found proof. Vamps will probably have a few more years until angels really soar!

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  18. you sound like a good author, I have not read any of your work but maybe I will win Angel Star


    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

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  19. I like both angels and vamps. The nice thing about angels is that they can be written so that they are a warm and comforting presence, whereas vamps usually always have that little edge to them.

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  20. i see no reason why I can't be reading great paranormals about, angels, vamps and weres. Too much of either sends me running for a change of diet.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  21. Great Guest Post Jennifer. You Know Angels Just Might Be My Second Love Next To Vampires. Like You I Am Not Ready To Side Line My Love For Vampires.

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  22. I love that angels are coming into play now. I have a new fascination with them myself! Great guest post!!

    xoxo
    jennie

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  23. I agree Angels are sexier than vampires. I think vampires have been used a little too much in literature as of late. Thanks for the incredible thought provoking post!

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  24. Very interested in reading about angels. So excited for this book!

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  25. Angels really are the new vampires haha

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  26. I'm quite keen on the change from vampires to angels. You can only read so many vampire novels until they all start to blur together.

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  27. I'm also a vampire lover, but angels are definitely taking over. :-)

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  28. great post cant wait to get my hands on a copy of this book

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  29. Great guest post. Cant wait to read her book.

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  30. I enjoyed this post. I am eager to read this book!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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