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Stairway to Heaven by Alex Stevens - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Stairway to Heaven

by Alex Stevens




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GENRE: Fantasy


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BLURB:


Corporal Jack Graven should be dead. Murdered by a vengeful angel at his own father's funeral, Jack is resurrected and returns to life carrying a terrible secret: he is the Archangel Gabriel reincarnated.


Jack's not the only one with secrets. His older brother, Lieutenant Colonel Tyler Graven "Demon of Kyoto", has just inherited his father's fortune and legacy as Lord of War, with no intention of stopping there: Tyler will someday rule the world.


The brothers reunite their elite military unit, “The Four Horsemen,” with Tyler’s longtime flame Colonel Diana Levitas and the mysterious Lance Corporal Jin Xialong. Together they seek to uncover the truth of Jack’s past life and propel Tyler to his impossible destiny.


Thrust into a supernatural war, the Gravens find salvation through the Black Muramasa, a cursed black katana and the only weapon that can destroy immortals. As they uncover more mysteries behind the ancient blade, they come face to face with the Devil himself, but in the most familiar of faces. Their pasts, presents, and futures all linked, the Four Horsemen must end the war once and for all to survive with their souls intact. Failing could mean the end of the world.


A follow up to the explosive first book in the Ballad of Fallen Angels series, “Sympathy for the Devil,” Book 2 is an action-packed, gun-slinging adventure that packs the punch of a military thriller with high-stakes supernatural intrigue.


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EXCERPT

“Make no mistake about it,” I continued. “You and your companions are caught in the middle of a war, a war of immortals. You need me just as much as I need you. As my disciples, the only change is your indebtedness to me. I would in essence be your master, and in return I will continue to offer my advice and protection. As it stands, I would say the two of you are quite indebted to me already.”


“What will we gain from this?” Jack asked. “I’ve never even considered the thought of pledging myself in return for information.”


“You gain an identity for yourself, and Tyler perhaps his soul. It will make sense once I’ve finished, this is for certain. You will also gain intimate knowledge regarding the immortals after your lives, but not without the assurance that I have my followers.”


Jack and Tyler faced each other then, seemingly sharing a silent moment of contemplation.


“Better the devil you know, little brother,” Tyler said at last.


“I tried walking away once, and it didn’t end well. He knew my name, a name I haven’t shared with anyone here,” Jack stated, turning in his chair to face Tyler. “I’m still alive, so I’d like the truth.”


“I guess we’re in, then.”


“Two,” I counted, displaying both fingers in the air. “Very well, then, my disciples. I will reveal everything you wish to know and more. The greatest story ever told.”


“Who are you really?” Jack asked.


“I am the fallen one,” I responded. “I am Lucifer.”


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Author Interview

Any weird things you do when you’re alone?
Haha, I have full blown conversations with myself that are the silliest, dumbest things one could ever utter. I find it hilarious.


 
What is your favorite quote and why?
Calvin Coolidge - “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” I had to memorize it as a pledge and I can’t think of a truer quote that is relevant to success.

 
Who is your favorite author and why?
Patrick Rothfuss. His work is amazing, the way he expresses things is like reading poetry. I just wish I could have finished the Kingkiller Chronicles by now.

 
What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
Having the proper balance of show and tell, and really being able to do a solid job showing and telling.

 
Where did you get the idea for  this book?
It’s my spin on a mixture of two of my favorite stories: Cowboy Bebop and the fall of angels.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Alex Stevens is a Marine Corps Veteran with two deployments and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Interdisciplinary Studies program, a unique undergraduate degree that caters to students with various interests of study. He is also an advent traveler and philosophy enthusiast who has spent a lifetime studying religions, with a focus on Non-denominational Christianity. Alex spends most of his time going for walks, spending time with loved ones, and when the juices are flowing, writing. Fantasy fiction is his great escape from the mundane and he likes to create fantastical realities that are blended with non-fictional people, places, and events.


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DemonofKyoto


Amazon Book link: 

https://www.amazon.com/Stairway-Heaven-Ballad-Fallen-Angels-ebook/dp/B0BCMKVFQP/ref=sr_1_1


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

A $50 Amazon/BN GC will be provided to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



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6 Comments

  1. I love the cover. Sounds like a good story.

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  2. Great interview, enjoyed the excerpt, love the cover, Stairway to Heaven sounds like a fantastic fantasy to read and enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a marvelous weekend!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and book details, I love the cover, blurb and excerpt and I am looking forward to reading this book and series. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Thanks for the great interview! The book sounds fantastic. Love the cover!

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