Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Exile of Angels Series by Ron C. Nieto - Book Tour + Giveaway


Fall From Grace
Exile of Angels Book 1
by Ron C. Nieto

Genre:
Urban Fantasy

Hell was meant to be a timeless prison. It’s not.

Henry Black, former Archangel of Secret Knowledge, wants some peace of mind
after untold millennia locked up in Hell, but the guilt of inhabiting
a body that is not his own and of having left behind his brothers and
sisters still damned to solitary confinement eats him up inside.

Old sins are hard to cleanse.

He thinks he can atone by doing the right thing—play the older brother
to his host body’s kin while upturning every secret buried in
Creation until he finds a way to free every single angel who fell—but
with every fact uncovered, he finds himself one step further from the
release he craves and one step closer to more chains that bind.

Maybe the only way to be at peace with himself is to face a new war head on…



Rise To Freedom
Exile of Angels Book 2

I am a demon possessing the body of the late Malik Sadik. Truth.

Yes, the former Archangel of Truth now inhabits the body of coffeehouse
barista Malik Sadik. But Malik wasn’t a willing participant to this
possession, not like Henry Black. The human Henry Black willingly
gave over his body to the Archangel of Secret Knowledge. Malik, on
the other hand, was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I still feel human. Truth.


Yes, Malik still feels human. But he’s not human and a war is brewing.
When Hell threatens to unravel and its black hunger eats and corrupts
those Malik has learned to care about, he must make a choice between
what he knew as an angel and what he has begun to feel as a man.

So, what happens when Truth isn’t right?

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Who is your hero and why?
You know how teenagers fall head over heels in love with certain actors or musicians? Well, in my teen years I had a rather atypical crush. Namely… Augustus Caesar, first Emperor of Rome.
Yes, my geek is showing. I’m aware! But wait, have you noticed how my characters are flawed, ordinary people who make their share of mistakes and strive to reach their own goals, somehow becoming “heroes” in the process? How they spend their time in the murky grey areas between good and bad, and tend to save the day because it suits them rather than because they follow a grand plan of greatness?
Some of that comes from my admiration of Augustus. His life can (and does) fill several books, and I know you aren’t here for a History lesson, but let me tell you just a few interesting facts:
He was born plebeian, and then named adoptive son and heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. However, when he returned to Rome (he was completing his studies, only eighteen years old), he found Mark Anthony had seized his inheritance. Because of this, and for his youth, the enemies of his father ignored him, or attempted to use him. Certainly no one cared when he joined Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus (yeah, that other guy isn’t all that famous) in a Second Triumvirate to rule Rome.
But he outplayed them all. He was the better orator, the better politician. He managed to break and broker alliances among his enemies, all the while improving the life of the people and enforcing changes and new policies that earned him the favor of the masses. Some examples? Overhauled tax system. Police and fire brigades. Official courier system. And of course, improved infrastructures, and massive rehabilitation of public and private buildings.
However, an Emperor isn’t built on goodwill alone. He needed Rome’s mighty armies at his back, and he wasn’t exactly a military type: young, untested, sickly and with a noticeable limp. Who would follow him, when Mark Anthony played the role of hero? So Augustus let Mark Anthony have his wars while he surrounded himself with men of genius—no matter their birth, such as General Agrippa—and started to win battle after battle, until not even the most recalcitrant legionnaire could dispute he was the better tactician, the better strategist.
By the time anyone noticed, a common boy had turned a Republic into an Empire, and had made himself the son of a god.
Was this always his goal? Historians don’t think so. Only after learning that Julius Caesar had named him adoptive son and rightful heir did he set out to avenge his adoptive father and to make Caesar’s ideal of Rome a reality.
There we go: a hero who never quite meant to be one. A man who achieved greatness because it was in the way of his own goal, rather than for greatness’ sake. A military man who could never be a soldier. Someone who tricked and manipulated, and yet managed to build the greatest legacy, a legacy so strong that it still lives on two millennia after his death.
And there you have it. A little bit of Troy (Faerie Sworn), a lot of Henry (Fall from Grace, book 1 of Exile of Angels), some John (Exile of Angels, books 1 and 2). I wouldn’t say I base my lead characters on real people, but I do give them traits I find attractive, and that is very much influenced by who I admire.

Ron C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her
secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with
her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it
was selfish to hoard them all for herself.




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