Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Deena Remiel Book List

Deena Remiel along with Kris Tualla
are the forces behind this Arizona Conference
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Just Judy's Jumbles Blog Party

Interview with Deena Remiel
When not writing, what hobbies do you enjoy?
I love photography. I get so into capturing a moment or a feeling. Even when its an object, it can convey emotion.

What is the strangest real life situation that is in one of your stories?
I've met Satan. NO! NO! NO! I'm lyin'! Actually a real life moment for me is the paralyzing fear Emma felt when locked in the pitch black mausoleum. I've never been locked in one, but I have been home alone when the lights went out due to a storm. Just thinking about it again make my heart race!

Have you traveled to do research for your books?
I've gone to Sedona, AZ and Las Vegas, NV for Relic and Elixxir. Of course, a couple places are fictitious, however, based on real places, and the sights, the sounds, are real.

Do you enjoy reading your own stories?
I hope I'm not alone in answering that question with a resounding, Yes! I love my stories, and some specific scenes still linger in my thoughts as I go to bed each night. And you'd be correct if you guessed it was particular love scenes!

Do you laugh and cry while writing your books?
I haven't cried, although my heart has ached terribly at those certain black moments that kill me. I do laugh a lot. It's more like a wicked kind of laughter because my villains usually have wicked lines. But I also laugh at the playful dialogue between my lead characters. They are a hoot!

Favorite book or character you have written?
My favorite to date, although PLEASE, don't tell the others, is ELIXXIR with Nathanael and Callie. I LOVE THIS STORY! I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS! These tortured souls find their way to each other and to a lifetime of healing and loving, but not before some serious sh*t goes down!

Do you read the same types of books you write?
I do! When I'm writing, though, I love reading historical romance. This way I'm not influenced by other PNR authors' works.

What is your go-to snack?

I always must have some kind of chocolate like M&M Peanut, or Snickers around. And I like having pretzels or Goldfish Cheddar around, too.
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Brethren Series
Brethren Beginnings Volume 1
Brethren Short Stories
As Evil grew stronger on earth, the Brethren were sent to take on human form. The nine angels were either Protectors, Warriors or Saviors. Three of each. Here are some of their beginnings.

Gabriel Seeker had been on several missions to earth but always preferred to return to his angelic form. Until now. A new and exciting era to be a Brethren Protector. His first mission was very rewarding.
Nathanael’s Hunt
Nathanael is a Brethren Warrior, an angel. When Assistant Warden Garrett calls to inform him about three dangerous convicts that have escaped, he's ready to serve justice. Nathanael has no trouble sending Evil souls back to Hell, but is his life becoming a blur between Evil and Good?

Saving Joy - Dr. Cassiel a Brethren Savior. His heart is on healing children. He has to use slower methods along with medicine so it’s not so noticeable, and he’s determined not to lose any of these young ones to Evil.
Book 1: Trinity -Michael D'Angelo's story
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 One way or another, terror will reign tonight.
School teacher and single mom, Emma Livingston, has been through hell—and back so she thinks. While dealing with the night terrors and active imagination of her five-year old daughter, Hannah, she attempts to lead a normal life. That is, until the demon from those nightmares pays her a visit, too, and threatens both of their lives. Desperate, she reaches out for help—and finds Michael waiting.

Michael D’Angelo is known to everyone in Prophet’s Point, Arizona, as their loving elementary school principal. But to The Brethren, he is the most powerful Protector. Immortal and angelic does not mean he’s without doubts or fears, as protecting Emma and Hannah from Evil tests his ability to fight his tortured past.

As the Trinity is formed, ancient secrets are revealed and faith is tested. When a prophecy is exposed, Hannah becomes the main target and Emma wonders if a normal life will ever be possible again. Hope is like an anchor, but can a mother, her daughter, and an angel overcome the evil determined to annihilate the world?
Book 2: Relic - Raphael's story
 Raphael, a Brethren Savior, an angel with a forgotten past, has lost his power to heal and is on a self-imposed guilt trip to get it back. If he can’t, his tour of eternal duty as Brethren Savior will be revoked. On his journey, he winds up enmeshed in a web of attempted murder and resurrection, all thanks to a woman he’s only seen in a photograph and by chance on an Arizona desert hiking trail.

Serena Sikes is a wanted woman. Desired by “undesirables” for a gift her brother gave her—a stolen relic with suspected healing powers. Hunted down in the Arizona desert and left for dead, she is found by none other than the angel who cannot heal.

Raphael and Serena are inexorably bound together, for locked deep within the relic’s heart had lived the soul of his long lost wife. Now, it resides inside Serena. Evil lurks around every corner as Raphael tries to keep both Serena and his dead wife’s soul alive and lustful temptation at bay.

Three souls bound together by an ancient relic, bound by a timeless gift, and bound by a love that is eternal.
Book 3: Elixxir - Nathanael's story
Callie has secrets, too many to count. For twenty years she’s been living a lie as Callie Worthington, hiding from the monsters who brutally murdered her parents for possession of the Elixxir of Life. Unsuccessful before, their killers have found her and will stop at nothing to acquire the Elixxir. And see her dead.

 Nathanael has a couple of secrets, too. A nasty one in particular blurs the line separating Good from Evil. As an immortal Brethren Warrior, though, he must retrieve the Elixxir before it falls into the wrong hands. Just how he’s going to get it out of Callie’s is the big question. Tempers flare as Callie and Nathanael reach out to each other with their own hidden agendas. She needs his protection. He needs the Elixxir. Will their fiery passion lead to lasting love, or will their web of intrigue ultimately destroy them both?

 Secrets, lies, and love’s loyalties tested. What price for immortality? What price for love.
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The Book Waitress Series
The portal between Hell and Earth is torn asunder, and it will take everything a host of quirky teammates and Camille Dutton, the Book Waitress, have and then some to close it. Satan won't go down easy, but nothing worth everything comes without a price.

The Book Waitress Series Volume One 
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The Book Waitress Series is a compilation of 13 serialized novellas paying homage to the TV shows the author loved to watch- Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Charmed. This volume contains the first three novellas connected seamlessly together into this one full-length novel. The next three novellas will be releasing in the months to come and will also be compiled into the next volume.
Book 1: The Book Waitress
Camille Dutton learned early in life Satan was not to be trifled with. Escaping his evil clutches as a child, he’s come back with a vengeance for her now. 

Derek Galloway’s inquisitive nature has led him to be an award-winning investigative reporter and straight into the path of pure evil. 

When a child vanishes from a sleepy island town, Camille, its subdued librarian, becomes embroiled in Derek’s investigation. A satanic cult has plans for the child, while Satan has plans for Camille and the rest of the world. Amidst evil of the most supernatural and human kind, Derek and Camille find a shred of light and goodness in the form of their budding relationship.

First in the Book Waitress Series, the portal between Hell and Earth will be torn asunder, and it will take everything Camille and Derek have and then some to close it. Satan won’t go down easy, but nothing worth everything comes without a price.
Book 2: Devil Du Jour
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The Book Waitress, Camille Dutton, has luck on her side. Good and bad. On the upside, she narrowly escaped death and Satan claiming her soul. On the downside, a portal has been opened, and she can feel every time a creature from Hell crosses over to our world.

Derek Galloway is one tenacious man. His curious nature won’t let him rest until he closes Hell’s portal and finds a cure for Camille’s affliction. Satan will have one helluva fight on his hands if he tries to claim her again. 

Camille and Derek, an unlikely couple, have found each other in the darkest of times. Will they find the answers they need to free her and the world from Satan’s grip? Or are they in for the longest, darkest battle of their lives?
Book 3: Demon A La Mode
  Camille Dutton thinks she can save the world. But a rogue ice demon has no intention of letting her. At least not the way she’s planned. Forced to hide out from Satan, they find much in common even though they couldn’t be more different. Sparks fly as an undeniable force draws them together and they find out just how necessary he is to Camille’s life.

Complications abound as they return to the library. Derek and friends are none too pleased with the new addition to their group. With Hell’s portal opened and beasties passing through every day, there isn’t time to soothe emotions. Can the ice demon be trusted? Will this fragile group fall to pieces and allow Satan to gain control over the world? Or will they rise up stronger and with new resolve?
Book 4: A-Hunting We Will go
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Love Among The Ruins Volume 1
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Where impossible love demands the suspension of belief and a leap of faith... 
BURNING SAGE
Sage Wilcot, university scientist, satisfies her lifelong obsession of studying the volcanoes of Santorini. Once there, though, she’s in for quite a surprise. An enigmatic stranger enters her world and challenges her to believe in the unbelievable. Will she take the huge leap of faith for love’s sake or stay cloistered in her fortress of certainty and solitude?
IMMORTAL DANCE
Tiva knows her soul mate is out there somewhere, but with the Solstice Gathering only a week away, she fears the wrong man will ask her to join with him. Determined to say no, she also realizes her one true love won’t just fall at her feet, until Sam Wyatt appears in just such a manner. Many lifetimes converge at one spectacular moment, thrusting him into an impossible, ancient world and straight into the arms of Tiva, the chief’s beloved daughter. Can a mortal man and an immortal woman ever hope to have a life together?
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Distortion
James White has it all, looks, brains, and a charming personality. But in his romance cover model’s world, those blessings have become a curse. A colleague has blurred the line between life in front of the camera and reality; distorting the truth, and turning a friendship into a dangerous obsession. 

Hope Evans had a dream job, working with sexy, hot photographs; turning authors’ dreams into award-winning covers. When unexpectedly laid off, she must find her namesake in life … some kind of hope for her future. Can a birthday wish give her what she truly desires? They say be careful what you wish for. 

Destiny brings Jamie and Hope what they’ve been seeking: each other. Fate also throws in a psychopath and her equally sinister sister, both hell-bent on making Jamie and Hope’s world a living hell. 

A hero on thousands of romance covers; can he be one for real when lives are on the line?
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Ghost of a Chance
Susannah’s married to her career. And she’s about ready for a divorce. Drowning in grief over the loss of her husband years ago, she initially immersed herself in a high-powered position at her marketing firm. But recently, she’s lost that loving feeling. Is she finally able to accept that her need for a man, for love in her life is stronger than her desire to bury it?

Remy, once a high-profile building magnate, is a ghost of a man, literally. Cursed by a vengeful ex-wife he neglected, he’s relegated to shadows of his former world. She meant for him to spend the rest of his life without the chance of normalcy ever again, and he believed she succeeded. But could there be a way out?

Susannah and Remy, two people ghosting through life, until they are brought together by a fateful One Night Stand. Both are seeking re-entry to the land of the living and loving. Can they fulfill each other’s deepest desires and learn what it means to live again?
Freedom in Chains
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September 15, 2010, a young woman, dubbed Lizbeth, was rescued from the manacles of human sex trafficking. Freedom in Chains is the fictional glimpse into her world from the inside. It is meant as a celebration of her new life and an awakening for the rest of us. Blinders off! Human trafficking is a crime against humanity and is as close to us as our neighbor next door.
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