Picking A Consort For A Council Member

The Council of Twelve Series has four published books so far.


Now, as compared to four published books, so far nine books in the series have been written. That means, there are not many Archangels without a consort anymore. 

But how do I pick the Archangel consorts? What skills, what powers, what strength do they need to become an Archangel consort? How do they have to look?

These questions are answered quite simply:

  1. There’s only one rule: there is no rule anyone knows about it, except the Archangel’s Creator and Father.
  2. See rule #1

We have Katie, an Angel, who became an Archangel consort. In book three there is a Demon Tracker, Zepheira, or Zye, as her friends call her, who, with her unusual looks and two ram-like horns became an Archangel consort, and obviously is the only woman in existence who can take the Fire-Angel’s unshielded heat. In book four, we have a Bounty Hunter, Simin Arnatt, who carries a big secret, is immortal, and an Archangel consort.

The Council of Twelve fights against the ‘other side’, fights evil, tries to protect humans from being taken over. The war ‘Good vs. Evil’ is omnipresent. The other side gains strength and power. The good side is keeping up with unexpected power…

But how are the consorts found? How do they become consorts?

Let me find an example for you.

Sundance’s story ends with a ‘cliffhanger’. The young warrior-angel finds herself in a dreadful situation. She needs help, support. What I needed was a strong, independent, almost stubborn woman, with wit, boldness, and courage. I needed an experienced woman with her own set of skills. That’s how Zepheira was created. I wanted her extraordinary, not only in character but her looks too. That’s why I gave her the horns. Of course, she’s beautiful. And her inner bravery and her physical appearance, including her height, gave me three Archangels to hook her up with. In Zepheira’s case, these were Tsechirel, Zachariel, and Uriel. I had another woman in mind for Tsechirel and excluded him from the contest. After some more thinking, I decided on Uriel. And don’t they make a wonderful couple?

Of course, the further the series progresses, the less available Archangels are left, and the harder it gets, to find a suitable consort. If anyone has an idea for a consort, please let us know in the comments.

There are more consorts to show up, more stories to tell, and more lonely Archangels.

Continue reading ‘The Council of Twelve’ series!

Bounty Hunter – Release Party and Blog Tour!

This year, for the very first time, with the organizational talent and invaluable skills of Amanda Johnson-Lindsey, Bounty Hunter, 4th book in ‘The Council of Twelve’ series, is going to celebrate a virtual book release party!

I’m very excited about the event, which is going to take place

April 3, 2021 8 am – 8 pm PDT

There are still spots available for participants. Please, sign up on the sheet here if you’d like to participate in the ‘action’.

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And please, share the link to everyone you know. The more the merrier!

If you prefer being a guest on the party, feel free to drop in anytime! Here’s the link!

https://fb.me/e/2cTAbeYxX


Also, organized by Amanda Johnson-Lindsey, is a Bounty Hunter blog tour, which I’m very excited about!

I’d be delighted if you agree to participate with your blog!

Please sign up here:

Blog Tour: Bounty Hunter by A.J. Alexander (google.com)

Thank you so very much for all your help and support! And special thanks to the endless efforts of Amanda Johnson-Lindsey! You’re a gem!


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Demon Tracker ‘s New 5-Star Review

I’m so very proud to report that ‘Demon Tracker’, the third book in the series got a new five-star review. I’m excited. Check it out below:


Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2021

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Bounty Hunter’s Third 5-Star Review

I was informed that the fourth book in ‘The Council of Twelve’ series, Bounty Hunter, has another 5-star review on Amazon. This is so exciting.

Also, the author of the review has published a second, a bit more detailed, but wonderfully great review on her website. I’m permitting myself to show them both here.


Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021

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Bounty Hunter’s Second 5-Star Review

Yesterday I found another wonderful exciting surprise in my mailbox! Bounty Hunter got its second 5-star review. I’m so happy, I’m about to burst. It is such an exquisite emotion to know that the books I write are loved! Thank you so much for a wonderful review!


Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2021

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This may be my favorite installment of this series to date. Between this one and the two previous books I’m feeling like the series is maturing as a whole. The first book “Soul Taker” did a good job of introducing us to the author’s vision of this world, while “Sundance” and “Demon Tracker” started fleshing that world and its characters out more and more. In “Bounty Hunter” we dive more deeply into this series and get a new perspective from one of the actual members of the Council of Twelve.

This time we start out seeing things from the perspective of Centriel who having seen how the world’s of his fellow Archangels have changed, and wondering if he will ever find such happiness. Then he meets Simin a Demon Hunter and soon both their worlds’ are turned upside down, and we are soon drawn deeper into the manipulations of Hell and it’s many minions.

Finally, I want to say I loved the interactions with Simin and Zei, our heroine from the last book. I also enjoy how well the author integrates characters and dangers from the previous installments series, like the fact that Sundance is still trying to deal with problems from her time as a prisoner in Hell.

In short, this latest book like it really fit nicely into the world we’ve been introduced to, while at the same time expanding it at the same time.

A really great read. Can’t wait for the next volume.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bounty Hunter’s First 5-Star Review

I’m dancing and jumping around in excitement about the wonderful first 5-star review my new release ‘Bounty Hunter’ got yesterday! This is thrilling! Thanks for such an amazing review! I’m over the top happy that the book is liked!


REVIEWED BY LINDA TONIS
MEMBER OF THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD REVIEW TEAM

Archangel Centriel is having a bad day so it was suggested that he get out and fly,
something that he excels at. After a while he sits on a rock and looks out around him only to find a man running with a beautiful woman right behind. Centriel recognizes that the man is not human and when he gets down on his knees begging not to be killed his true appearance of a minotaur shows.

Simin Arnatt is a bounty hunter with secrets and once again Centriel knows he is not dealing with a mortal but is unable to detect what she truly is. The connection between the two of them is instant and Centriel realizes without a doubt that he has found his consort. She can hear his thoughts and touch his soul.

Now that Simin’s assignment is over Centriel takes her on a holiday to Bali where they can get to know each other better. The vacation is cut short when she is called for a new assignment, one ordered by Beelzebub. Rapha Golden, a demon has disappeared and Beelzebub wants him back. Zepheira is the best demon tracker and agrees to help since everyone knows that Simin is Centriel’s girl.

Knowing that this would not be an easy case since Rapha is a shadow and hard to track down both Zye and Simin are shocked when he turns himself in asking for asylum. He wants to turn to the good side and defect but is he telling the truth it will be up to the archangels to find out.

I loved the bond that Simin and Centriel formed and her acceptance by everyone else as a part of the family. Of course we touch base with other archangels and their consorts that we met previously which was nice and we still get a follow up on Sundance. I would suggest that this series be read in order just for your own enjoyment.


Only Three Days Until Bounty Hunter Is Available!

The ‘Bounty Hunter’ Countdown is on!

Book #4 of ‘The Council Of Twelve Series’

will be published

March 13, 2021


Currently, Bounty Hunter can be pre-ordered:

Amazon

Bounty Hunter – Kindle edition by Alexander, A. J., Magical Design, K. J., Publications, DSM. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

 

Smashwords:

Smashwords – Bounty Hunter – a book by A. J. Alexander

When Centriel roams the Earth in a dark mood and atypical despair, in a mountain clearing, far from humankind, he unexpectedly discovers a runner, followed by a petite hunter. The way the woman treats the giant fugitive amuses the Archangel, but he quickly learns that neither of them are what they seem to be.

Simin Arnatt is an extraordinary woman. Her occupation as a Bounty Hunter takes her all over the world, as she follows her prey to the most unusual places. She would have never expected to meet the famous Centriel while on a hunt. When he offers to help her, she feels the enormous attraction, but she knows, with the secret she holds, she could never dare to hope for love.

Neither of them could guess that with her next assignment, Hell is breaking loose…


 

Mark your calendar – Release date is March 13, 2021

Paranormal Romance Guild 2020 Reviewers Choice Awards – THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES

Earlier this week, I checked the results of the Paranormal Romance Guild 2020 Reviewers Choice Awards. And I got the incomparably phenomenal news that Demon Tracker, the third book in my ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series, made 3rd in the YA/NA category.

(Click the book to find out where to get it.)

But it gets better!

In the YA/NA series category, The Council Of Twelve series made 1st. My series WON!! I’m so enthusiastic!!

 

Technically I am writing an Award-Winning series! This is EXCITING!

Find all winners here.


At this point, I want to use this opportunity to thank all voters for your support! I’m very happy and excited. You made a dream come true for me!

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Get the first four books of the award-winning ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series here:

 

 

 

Paranormal Romance Guild 2020 Reviewers Choice Awards – PLEASE HELP VOTE FOR DEMON TRACKER & THE COUNCIL OF TWELVE SERIES

Today I got the wonderful news that both, Demon Tracker, AND ‘The Council of Twelve’ series are nominated for the Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2020 Reviewer’s Choice Awards. I’m so excited!!

You will find the nominees here

If you check out the Paranormal Romance Guild website, the link will take you right there. Scroll down to the Y/A & N/A (about the middle), and you will find ‘Demon Tracker’ and the Council of Twelve series, both being nominated. I’m so proud!

Voting starts today, February 6 through February 12, 2021

Please vote here

Please help vote for Demon Tracker and ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series!

Romance Writers – The Broken Heart Syndrome Does Exist!

Just in case you’re writing romance, this information might be of use for you.

Lately, I have been musing about a ‘Broken Heart’. Is this ‘illness’ mainly existing in highly romantic women’s brains, or is there, in fact, something real about it?

When we suffer from a broken heart, we at least think, we are feeling physical pain (at least some of us do, sometimes).

Curiosity sent me doing some research and that’s what I found.


The Mayo Clinic writes on its website:

Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that’s often brought on by stressful situations and extreme emotions. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery. It may also be called stress cardiomyopathy, takotsubo cardiomyopathy or apical ballooning syndrome.

People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they’re having a heart attack. Broken heart syndrome affects just part of the heart, temporarily disrupting your heart’s normal pumping function. The rest of the heart continues to function normally or may even have more forceful contractions.

The symptoms of broken heart syndrome are treatable, and the condition usually reverses itself in days or weeks.

The article is quite long, treatment is described and symptoms and prevention recommendations are delivered. The full article can be read HERE.

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The medical expression I highlighted above, takotsubo cardiomyopathy  is also mentioned on the website of the ‘Queensland Health Government’, Australia. There the paragraph says:

A medically broken heart

Ever wondered if emotional heartbreak can actually, physically break your heart?

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy is the medical name for a syndrome that can be caused by heartbreak, or more accurately, the stress of a heartbreaking situation.

Acute emotional stress, positive or negative, can cause the left ventricle of the heart to be ‘stunned’ or paralysed, causing heart attack-like symptoms including strong chest, arm or shoulder pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting.

The good news: the condition doesn’t usually cause permanent damage like a heart attack does, and often resolves itself. The bad news: it can be stressful and painful, with people often thinking they’re having an actual heart attack.

Because it’s not possible to tell without tests what’s causing your symptoms, if you ever experience the symptoms of heart attack you should call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance.

The entire information can be found HERE

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The ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ can even be found on the ‘Heart.org’ website! To my surprise, I found a quite empathic and emotional entry paragraph about the subject. The website says:

When Your Heart Breaks … (Literally).

You can die of a broken heart — it’s scientific fact — and my heart has been breaking since that very first day we met. I can feel it now, aching deep behind my rib cage the way it does every time we’re together, beating a desperate rhythm: Love me. Love me. Love me.”  Abby McDonald, Getting Over Garrett Delaney

When you think of a broken heart, you may picture a cartoon drawing with a jagged line through it. But a real-life broken heart can actually lead to cardiac consequences. There are established ties between depression, mental health and heart disease. Read on for more information about how an extremely stressful event can have an impact on your heart.

It then continues in a more clinical way:

Breakdown of a Broken Heart

Broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can strike even if you’re healthy. (Tako tsubo, by the way, are octopus traps that resemble the pot-like shape of the stricken heart.)

Women are more likely than men to experience the sudden, intense chest pain — the reaction to a surge of stress hormones — that can be caused by an emotionally stressful event. It could be the death of a loved one or even a divorce, breakup or physical separation, betrayal or romantic rejection. It could even happen after a good shock (like winning the lottery.)

Broken heart syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. In fact, tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances that are typical of a heart attack. But unlike a heart attack, there’s no evidence of blocked heart arteries in broken heart syndrome.

In broken heart syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions. Researchers are just starting to learn the causes, and how to diagnose and treat it.

The bad news: Broken heart syndrome can lead to severe, short-term heart muscle failure.

The good news: Broken heart syndrome is usually treatable. Most people who experience it make a full recovery within weeks, and they’re at low risk for it happening again (although in rare cases it can be fatal).

The page also shows symptoms and treatment and can be found HERE.


 

We learned that a broken heart not necessarily always is crying in your pillow, eating lots of ice cream (or drinking a bottle of alcohol after the next), sleeping bad and drowning in longing for months… it can also affect our heart in a medical way. Of course, this isn’t the case with every single broken heart. Some of us have gone through many of those… and survived. Yes, we feel bad, yes, it hurts (physically – and mentally)… but with support and help from friends and family, we will get over it. Eventually.

Of course, we can also decide to completely remove any connection, bond, love, or relationship from our heart, out of fear we could get hurt again. What a life that would be… disappointment and pain go hand in hand with love. How calm would a life without love be, how peaceful – and how boring…