Friday, September 25, 2015

Guest Blog by Linda Poitevin - The End of a Series - and Giveaway

Please welcome Linda Poitevin to The Qwillery. Sins of the Warrior, the 4th and final novel in The Grigori Legacy, was published on September 18, 2015.

The End of a Series

Sins of the Warrior, the fourth book in the Grigori Legacy, marks the end of the series, and let me tell you…it’s been quite a ride.

When I began work almost fifteen years ago on the first book, Sins of the Angels, I had no idea I was writing a series. Or an urban fantasy, for that matter. The book was supposed to be a single-title paranormal romance…except it wasn’t. One thing led to another and another and another, until eventually I figured out that I had a much bigger story arc than I’d first thought. (Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I learned what a story arc was, looked at what was then my third book in progress, and went, “Ohhhhh. Now I get it!” For what it’s worth, I don’t actually recommend that particular approach to writing a series. Or a single book, for that matter. ;) )

But none of that really matters now…because I’m done.

I have my first complete series.

Four books.

A finished story arc, launched in all its winged glory (with the help of its warrior angels *nudge nudge wink wink*), out there for readers to enjoy without fear they’ll never find out what happens.

That sense of accomplishment I’ve been feeling for the last week? It’s pretty freaking awesome.

And now…now I need to get started on the next one.

After just one more happy dance. ☺

Sins of the Warrior
The Grigori Legacy 4
Michem Publishing, September 18, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 341 pages

Heaven and Hell are at war

The clock is ticking

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis’s niece is missing. Her sister has descended into madness. And the human race is caught in a relentless spiral toward self-destruction that Alex is desperate to stop. Now Michael, the Archangel she holds responsible for Earth’s plight, has returned—and he’s demanding her help to track a missing god.

Heaven is losing

Fighting for the very survival of his own realm—and that of humanity—Michael’s only chance to defeat Hell lies in returning Heaven’s long-lost daughter to her throne before it’s too late. But first he’ll have to convince Alex to help him—and to keep her out of Seth’s clutches long enough for her to do so.

There can be no right choices

In order to save both their worlds, Alex and Michael must put aside their animosity and find a way to work together in the face of increasingly impossible decisions…and unimaginable sacrifices.

From Melanie's Week in Review

[Sins of the Warrior] by Linda Poitevin... is the final book of The Grigori Legacy and keep hold of your panties because it is a cracker. When we last left Alex she had witnessed the death of her soulmate, her former boyfriend Seth becomes the ruler of Hell and her sister has gone mad after being made to witness her daughter's rape by Lucifer which leaves her pregnant. Alex is desperately searching for her pregnant niece while the war between Heaven and Hell starts to escalate. Just when she thinks she has nothing left to give, the Archangel Michael asks her to help find The One's daughter (Seth's sister) Emanuelle in an attempt to tip the balance back into Heaven's favour. All the while Seth is determined that Alex will live for eternity with him in Hell and he will kill anyone in order to have her by his side. Sins of the Warrior is the cataclysmic end to the original battle of good versus evil.

I really enjoyed this final book of the series and even stayed up WAY past my bedtime to finish it (hardly ever happens!). I have liked this series but wasn't in love with them. I don't always enjoy stories with angels in them as they can be too good to be true but in this final installment the angels are more fallible and almost human. Alex is a great female lead but I think that Poitevin was a bit too mean to her. There is no way someone would live through what Alex does and not be completely insane at the end of it. I don't want to give away too much of the plot by explaining this anymore. Well done to Poitevin for wrapping this series up so well, and I will look forward to reading more from this author. Also, excellent cover. I love it!


Sins of the Angels
The Grigori Legacy 1
Ace, September 27, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

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.

Sins of the Son
The Grigori Legacy 2
Ace (March 27, 2012)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

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.

Sins of the Lost
The Grigori Legacy 3
September 18, 2015 (reissue)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 418 pages

Armageddon just got personal

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis's world is crumbling around her. As Lucifer continues to build his Nephilim army, Alex's fight to stem humanity's rising panic leaves little room in her life for her fledgling relationship with Seth, the man with Heavenly roots who has captured her heart.

Then the Nephilim children begin disappearing, Lucifer takes Alex's own vulnerable niece, and Heaven demands Seth's return. Suddenly, Armageddon isn't just looming, it's personal.

Faced with betraying the man she loves, Alex turns to the Archangel Aramael, the soulmate she once rejected, who may be her last chance to save her family--and humanity--from the coming apocalypse.

About Linda

Linda Poitevin is a writer possessed of both a light side and a dark one. On the dark side, she’s the author of the Grigori Legacy, an urban fantasy series featuring a hard-as-nails cop caught up in the war between Heaven and Hell. In her lighter moments, she writes the sweet and funny Ever After contemporary romance series. And when she’s not plotting the world’s downfall or next great love story, she’s a wife, mom, friend, coffee snob, gardener, walker of a Giant Dog, minion to the Itty Bitty Kitty, and avid food preserver (you know, just in case that whole Zombie Apocalypse thing really happens).

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  1. My favorite reading spot is my bed, because it's super comfy and quiet which makes it perfect to get lost in a book.

  2. My favorite place to read is my kitchen table because the kitchen is bright, quiet, and there's no chance of me falling asleep. Plus, I take notes while I read, so it's nice to have a surface to write on.

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love this series!

    1. Ha! Yes, there's something about being too comfy that leads to nodding off, isn't there? :) So glad you're enjoying the series! :)

  3. A comfy couch, surrounded by my furry friends and with snacks and drinks to hand is my favorite place to read.
    -April V.

  4. My favorite reading spot doesn't exist. It's somewhere comfortable, where it's cool in the room, and I have a nice blanket to cuddle up on. The reason it doesn't exist? Because It's also somewhere that my legs won't go to sleep, my hands won't get tired of holding the book, and my neck won't get a crick.

    Barring that, I like to sprawl out on the couch, because it meets all the parts of the ideal reading area for me: comfortable, cool, lots of blankets. Plus, there's always a chance at the cat. And if I shift positions often enough, I'm only getting one part of me complaining at a time :)