Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tour Stop: E. Van Lowe: Guest Post

Guest Post: Tale from The Darkside
by E. Van Lowe

Ever since I first saw Star Wars: Return of The Jedi, where we learned that villain, Darth Vader was actually Luke Skywalker’s father, I have been intrigued with our dark side.  Every one of us has one, no matter how sweet and kind we may be.  Heck, if sweet Luke Skywalker’s dad has one, you know there is a dark side in us all.

At times I see it in myself.  I’m a sweet, easy going guy, but every once in a while, someone cuts me off in traffic and boom—a murderous Darth Vader shows up.  I chose the latest Falling Angels Saga novel, Heaven Sent, to explore the dark side in my characters, especially the series protagonist, Megan Barnett. Megan is kind, considerate, helpful, but there were moments in Heaven Sent where she was… Well, the only way I can describe it is, a bitch.  I thought Megan’s transformation would be difficult for me, yet from her first transformation scene, I noticed I was having fun.  I was smiling while writing those scenes. 

I believe writing those scenes was cathartic.  It definitely lightened my disposition: “Go ahead and cut me off in traffic, dumb kid. I’ll just have Megan take it out on one of her classmates.” “Hey lady, you didn’t realize a brimming shopping cart contains more than ten items? No problem, but one of Megan’s co-workers is about to get slammed.”

My problem is, I’ve turned the book in.  Heaven Sent is due out on December 15th which means no more bad Megan to buoy my attitude.  So Mr. slow-walker, today would not be a good day to start across the street when the “Don’t Walk” signal has been flashing for ten full seconds.  If you do, my beat-up old car just might have to nudge you along.  

Falling Angels Saga:

Boyfriend from Hell
Falling Angels Saga Book One
By E Van Lowe

Genre: Paranormal YA

Aww, Hell No!
Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.
“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes?  Of course not…”
The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again.  She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago. 
Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando.  Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships.  But neither of the handsome guys is quite what he seems.  In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride.  Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him.  If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL.

Earth Angel
Falling Angels Book Two
E Van Lowe

Genre: Paranormal YA

Heaven Can Wait!

Just because Megan Barnett recently defeated Satan, has a fantastic new best friend, and has won the love of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson, doesn’t mean her troubles are over.  Far from it.  For Megan doesn’t realize it, but in her possession is a powerful weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels and demons and everything in between.  They will do ANYTHING to get it.

In E. Van Lowe’s humorous, romantic and thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan winds up in a gripping life or death battle to save herself, the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.

Megan Barnett has recently defeated Satan, found a fantastic new best friend, and has won the heart of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson.  But that doesn’t mean her troubles are over.  Far from it.  For Megan doesn’t realize that she is in possession of a powerful paranormal weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels, demons and everything in between. 

In E. Van Lowe’s romantic yet thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan finds herself in a gripping life or death battle to save the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.

Heaven Sent
Falling Angels Saga Book Three
By E Van Lowe

Genre: Paranormal YA

What Does It All Mean?

Readers who devoured Boyfriend From Hell and Earth Angel will be captivated by the third book in the Falling Angels Saga.

As summer break for Glendale Union high begins, heartsick Megan awaits Guy's return while struggling to control her emerging abilities.  Love is in the air, but can the new loves in Megan, Maudrina, Suze and Aunt' Jaz's life be trusted? Nothing is what it seems.  Meanwhile, the Satanists are set to hatch their most diabolical scheme ever, and if it comes to pass, Satan may finally win out.

Megan has precious little time to unravel the cryptic message hidden in the riddle she received at the end of Earth Angel. If she doesn’t, the life of someone most dear to her will be lost forever, and Megan may yet find herself living in HELL.

Excerpt : http://evanlowe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Sneak_Peek_-_Heaven_Sent2.pdf

About The Author
E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screen-writer, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award.  His Best Selling novels, “Boyfriend From Hell” and “Earth Angel,” are the first two books in the Falling Angels Saga.  “The Zombie Always Knocks Twice” is the first book in his Hollyweird series.
E lives in Beverly Hills California with his spouse, a werewolf, several zombies and a fairy godmother who grants him wishes from time-to-time.



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