Lisa Oliver has a new MM fantasy book out:
King Zagan, Commander of the legions of the damned and one of the higher echelon in the Underworld, never fancied a mate. Demons weren't that way inclined. But when Botis met the Archangel Raziel and their relationship actually worked, Zagan was intrigued. Of course, it wasn't as though he planned on claiming anyone, but tangling in the sheets with a forbidden angel was a vice he could and would enjoy. Or so he thought.
Anael has always considered himself the annoying younger brother of angels like Raziel. As the angel of love, passion and sexuality, he could see love connections that others couldn't. When he saw his connection with Zagan he was so excited. Not only was he part of the big "Mating Scheme" devised by Head Office, but he snagged King Zagan, the secret crush he's had for centuries. Now if only things could go right for them both.
A marriage proposal from Lady Zoltus is just the first sign of trouble for the new couple. When Lucifer sticks his nose in and detains Zagan in the Underworld, leaving Anael to roam earth alone, more secrets are uncovered. After a confrontation Anael starts to question if anything he does is right. Will these two ever find their HEA?
Book Two of the Balance Series: This book is a continuation of the Balance series although it focuses on a new couple. It advisable to have read book one, The Viper's Heart (Raziel's and Botis's story) to gain a sense of context for this one. MM intimate experiences divulged in the pages. Suitable for adult readers only.
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"I thought you told me that sweet little angel was totally gaga over me and couldn't wait to jump on my cock." Zagan twirled Botis around and slammed him up against the bathroom wall.
"There is no way I used the word gaga." Botis shook his head and pushed Zagan away although in the small bathroom, that wasn't very far. "That word has never passed my lips before and I'm not sure I'm pleased it has now. I never said he wanted to ride your cock either. He's an angel for fart's sake."
"You know what I mean." Zagan was furious. "You said he was begging to meet me."
"Yeah, so, and he was." Botis shrugged, smoothing his hands down his Hugo Boss jacket. "Clearly, he was infatuated with the stories about you. When he met you in real life…." He waved a hand at Zagan's more casual attire, "Maybe you didn't live up to the hype."
A burst of flame escaped Zagan's nostrils as he snorted. "I earned every bit of my reputation," he snarled.
"And how is any part of that reputation going to put you in the good books with an angel?" Botis smirked at Zagan's glare. Poxy demon was so smug; firmly wrapped around the Archangel Raziel's little finger.
"It might suit you to be an angel's pet snake," Zagan replied, referring to Botis's shifted form. "I just wanted to sample the goods. It's not as though demons get the go ahead to so much as look at angels on the street. I was curious, wondering what all the fuss was about. And then the one angel I get a chance to meet can't be bothered to give me the time of day."
Botis laughed, something else that was new. Zagan realized there were a lot of changes in his normally surly friend. Happiness sat across Botis's broad shoulders like a mantle, and Botis wore it well. Yet, Zagan would be a fool if he thought happiness weakened his friend in any way. Botis ruled his sixty legions with a rod of iron; he just didn't fuck his minions anymore because Raziel didn't like the idea.
"How can you stand it," Zagan twitched as he thought about the sexy cute little angel sitting at the dinner table waiting for them. The man spent all evening bestowing sunshine smiles at the waiters, who were captivated with the little minx. "How can you stand fucking the same person night after night? Don't you get bored?"
"You should try it sometime," Botis patted his shoulder as he opened the bathroom door. "You might be surprised at how enjoyable it can be, especially when it comes to an angel." His laughter was thankfully cut off as the door swung closed behind him.
|In book 2 in the Balance series, things pick up where book 1 left off.|
We know Anael has a "thing" for King Zagan and is actually anticipating meeting him, that is literally the beginning of the story.
I absolutely adore Anael. He is kind of how you would imagine a typical angel, especially one of passion and love. Small, sweet, sexy, loves love, blonde curly hair with a light inside him so bright. Add in the fact that he's a stripper, hellllloooo angel
Anael decides to play hard to get with Zagan. This confuses Zagan because it isn't something he's used to. His demons and humans just seem to fall at his feet.
When Zagan finally sees what Anael does for a living he almost loses his sh*t, it's pretty hysterical, actually. As a matter of fact, it's one of my favorite scenes. Zagan waiting for the "entertainment" not knowing who it's going to be. The way Lisa describes Anael up on the stage as he's about to perform is just so vivid and, to be honest, beautiful. I think that scene will stick with me for a long time.
Another thing I love about him is he can't seem to handle all the negative and evil, yet he still tries to be "brave" for Zagan. They are both so opposite, so it's awesome to try and compromise for each other...and that's basically what the balance series is all about, yeah?
We meet some new characters, but me personally? I absolutely can NOT WAIT for Lucifer and Gabriel. That one is going to be good. Gabriel seems to uptight and by the book and Lucifer kind of childish and sort of easy going...unless he's pissed off. It should be pretty epic.
Uriel is up next. I'm not quite sure how I feel about him right now. I hope he can redeem himself in his book.
Exclusive Character Interview with We Three Queens
We Three Queens: King Zagan and the Angel Anael, thank you both for coming today. Let’s start with you, King Zagan, you have a well-earned reputation for being a playboy. How does that work when you were granted an angel as a mate?
Zagan: What I did before I met my precious angel is none of your readers’ concern. All I will say about it, is that it’s all true. But my precious doesn’t need to hear about it and seriously you should do your homework before you even ask a question like that.
WTQs huffs: The readers have a right to know everything about you especially as Anael came across as such a loving creature in the first book of the series. But fine, Anael, can you tell me how you felt when you learned King Zagan was to be your mate, in light of his well-earned reputation?
Zagan: I just said we didn’t…..
Anael: It’s fine. She wants gossip and she clearly hasn’t read our story, which is such a shame. There’s some hot stuff in there. But to answer your question, I had heard about Zagan’s reputation and spent many hours pouring over his photo before we ever met. He’s a dream come true for me and while our initial meeting didn’t quite go as planned, we were perfectly happy by the end of the story.
WTQ’s eyes gleam: Didn’t go as planned, Anael? Perhaps you can elaborate on that?
Zagan muttering: She should have read it, she should have read the damn book first.
Anael: In this case my mate is right, it’s all outlined in the book. But what I will say, for the benefit of your readers, is that true love is not always easy. I can see connections between every being on the planet. You, for example, have recently suffered a loss. Someone betrayed you and that’s possibly why you haven’t taken the time to read our book. It’s a love story and love takes work. It’s not something that just comes down in a hail of fairy dust and happens. Commitment, communication, these things are vital for a relationship to survive.
WTQs leans forward: Really, you can my boyfriend dumped me for no reason just by looking at me?
Anael: I see connections and while the one you have with your boyfriend isn’t strong, it’s not broken.
Muddied up by the past connections I see sticking to you like bits of fluff, but no one dumps someone for no reason. There is always a reason, it’s just not likely to be one you’ve thought about yet.
Zagan groans: This happens every single time we go out. People all flock to my mate and the next thing you know, they’re pouring out their hearts and Anael sits there giving advice. Even in the Underworld my men all think he’s some sort of relationship guru.
Sitting up, WTQs is glaring: What would you suggest people do when they have relationship issues, King Zagan?
Anael: Goodness, don’t ask him. [sounds of laughter]
Zagan: Here’s my advice. You need to talk to your boyfriend, not us. You need to work out what is going on in your own love life, before you start questioning us about ours. Our story is available for everybody to read. It’s kinda beautiful, so if he doesn’t talk to you, go and read that. At least it will make you smile.
Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.
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