Shadows of the Heart
Paradisian Chronicles Book 2
Summerborne Books, LLC
September 29, 2017
Available in: e-Book
SHADOWS OF THE HEART is the second book in National Bestselling Author Angelique Armae’s bestselling angels and demons series, The Paradisian Chronicles.
Hell’s sexiest bad boy—Nicolai Valentine—and his demon slayer lover—Isabel Godfroie Heart—are back to battling Nic’s uncle Lucifer. Only this time, their defiance is running a little deeper than norm…
Hell’s sexiest bad boy, Nicolai Valentine, is out for vengeance after the Devil slaughtered his two young sons. But being caught with Lucifer’s severed wing in his hand, a crime he did not commit but can’t prove otherwise, isn’t what he had in mind. Now he’s being blackmailed into stealing a cursed diamond from a renegade outpost in Hell’s Rust Provence. Which wouldn’t be a problem save for the fact The Rust is the section of Hell Nic was born to rule but refuses. Accepting that princely position would secure him a place on Lucifer’s Council, and damning his own soul is not what he desires. It also would place him in direct conflict with Paradise. But if he doesn’t play nice with the Devil and face his greatest adversaries, the love of his life—Isabel—will be hell-bound for all eternity.
Isabel Godfroie Heart is going batty trying to fill the days since being dismissed as the Archangel Gabriel’s number one Scholar trained in angelic warfare. She’s a top-notch demon slayer accustomed to frying more hell-bred souls before lunch than a barista blends coffee for the morning rush. But she’s failed at every hobby known to man—those countless six-toed socks she’d knitted should have been proof enough she wasn’t suited for early retirement—and still she can’t calm her restless soul. So when a last minute job comes her way to act as backup to a skilled slayer, she accepts without question. But when you’re a soul embroiled in the war between Heaven and Hell, plucking an enticing apple never leaves you with anything but rotten fruit. And to wipe that sin from her soul, she must face a demoness who may have been one of Nic’s old flames, outrace a horde of disembodied chomping skulls hell-bent on making her their next meal, and maneuver her way through an ever-shifting maze in Hell’s most unforgiving terrain where the atmosphere changes from frozen tundra to desert heat on whim. And if she doesn’t outsmart The Rust’s deadly labyrinth, not only will she and Nic be physically crushed, one of their souls will be forever lost to Lucifer. And she’s definitely not going to let that soul be Nic’s.
Angelique Armae is a native New Yorker who’s as zany as the city she grew up in. As a child her favorite toy was Emerald The Witch, a small doll with green eyes, green hair and purple skin.
Miss Armae’s books and novellas have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including the Sapphire Award, P.E.A.R.L. Award and Word Weaving Award. Her books have also been featured on Midwest Book Review’s Book Watch TV. Angelique’s first novel, COME THE NIGHT, made Fictionwise’s Best of the Best list, rounding out the top five best selling dark fantasy books of the year.
Aside from writing, Angelique also dabbles in digital art. She is the recipient and two time nominee of the Dream Realm Award for best cover art.
When not working, Ms. Armae enjoys traveling, learning about the ancient Celts, exploring history and learning new languages. Angelique studied history and French literature at Skidmore College.