Author Guest Post With Linda Poitevin

Linda Poitevin has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer in honor the Grigori Legacy Series!

 About The Author:

Linda Poitevin lives just outside Canada’s capital, Ottawa, with her husband, three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, two cats, three rabbits, and a bearded dragon lizard. Turned down in her pursuit of a police career after a faulty height measurement, Linda vicariously lives out her dream of being a cop through her characters. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden in the summer, hugging the fireplace in the winter, or walking her dog along the river in any season.
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Read my post about Linda’s Book Signing here in Montreal!:
 Guest Post:
The Making of a Writer
I think I was born a storyteller. Long before I ever put pen to paper, I was spinning fantastic stories and coercing my siblings into role-playing them with me. (I was the eldest, so I could do that. J ) I was about 12 when I started actually writing…right around the time my hormones began stirring and our neighbor loaned my mother a stack of Harlequin Romances. All through high school, my best friend and I wrote romance stories and shared them with one another—stories that involved secret crushes on guys who didn’t know we were alive, male teachers who would have been mortified to know what we were really thinking about in class, and even a particularly good looking bus driver. There’s nothing quite like forbidden love to get a teen girl’s imagination flowing, lol!
While I continued to write for myself into adulthood, I didn’t consider pursuing publication until my mid-30s, when I joined a local romance writers’ group (Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association). Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. I joined the group intending to pursue publication, only to discover that telling stories isn’t enough. You have to tell them well…and to do that meant a whole lot of learning. Or re-learning, because it turned out that all that stuff I’d learned in high school English? Stuff like POV, pacing, conflict, theme, and even split infinitives? Yeah, there was actually a point to it. Who knew?
Anyway, long story short (or not…it actually took me 15 years in between raising family and dealing with life in general), I joined a critique group of phenomenal women who took me under their collective wing and patiently explained all that I was doing wrong. I discovered the elements of storytelling, practiced them (repeatedly!), attended workshops and lectures, and little by little, began to hone my craft.
Even now that I’ve “made it” to the ranks of the published, I continue to tweak my skill-set. In writing, as in most pursuits, I think, there is always room to grow and improve. I’m always intrigued by how other authors approach certain aspects of storytelling, and I’m always, always willing to learn from them. Fresh perspectives challenge me and inspire me to stretch further, try harder, polish to a brighter shine. Readers—and my stories—deserve nothing less.
 Sins of the Angels:
Title: Sins of the Angels (Grigory Legacy #1)
Author: Linda Poitevin
Publisher: Ace Books
Release Date: September 27, 2011
A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel…

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.

Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

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 Sins of the Son:
Title: Sins of the Son (Grigory Legacy #2)
Author: Linda Poitevin
Publisher: Ace Books
Release Date: March 27, 2011
A detective with a secret…
When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven’s plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth’s true nature, she’s also the only one who can save him.

An exiled angel turned assassin…
Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself—even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator.

A world with little chance of redemption…
As Alex’s need to protect Seth sets her on a collision course with the determined Aramael, the conflict between them may push the world over the edge—and into the very chaos they’re trying to prevent.

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“Poitevin’s debut novel launches an urban fantasy series that focuses on the world of angels, fallen and otherwise…Strong storytelling and a pair of intriguing characters make this title a strong draw for urban fantasy readers and heralds a new voice in the genre.”
— Library Journal
“A graphic debut…Poitevin’s addition to the recent fallen angel urban fantasy trend will appeal to readers who enjoy horror and crime stories.” — Publishers Weekly

Sins of the Angels is a dark urban fantasy novel like you haven’t read before. It is electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent. Linda Poitevin’s worldbuilding is rich and layered and her writing is excellent. A fantastic new series which will appeal to urban fantasy, paranormal romance and thriller fans!” — Ex Libris

“A wonderful debut novel. Sins of the Angels is an Urban Fantasy deeply infused with a richly developed mythology, excellent world building, characters you’ll love, and villains you’ll love to hate.” — The Qwillery

 Book Trailer:

 Giveaway! (CLOSED):
The wonderful Linda Poitevin will be offering
one Signed copy of Sins of the Angels!

***Canadian/US residents only!***
(Linda will be sending out the prize!!)

Giveaway policies:

  • To Enter: Please leave a comment indicating why you want to read this novel and leave your e-mail address.
  • This giveaway ends on December 25th, 2011
  • This giveaway is open to those 13 years of age or older. 
  • All giveaway winners will be announced on the blog.
  • I can disqualify any entry as I see fit. 
  • I will use to select the winners.
  • Once the winners have been notified, they will have 24 hours to confirm their interest otherwise new winners will be selected.
Winner: Jackie B
Happy reading until next time!