The new, revised edition of Lost Angels (previously published by Black Bed Sheet Books as As Above, So Below in 2013) is out from Automatism Press.
“If you enjoy theology and the idea of angels and demons at war among us, you need to check this book out. You won’t be disappointed.” — HorrorAddicts.net
In the days before the Flood, Azaziel had been a Watcher, sent down to help God’s creatures on Earth. He fell in love with one of Cain’s granddaughters and they passed her mortal life in bliss.
Now he’s imprisoned in the Los Angeles basin. His angelic brethren, Heaven’s misfits, don’t understand the longing Aza feels: once he had been loved entirely for himself.
The succubus Lorelei doesn’t know any of this when she sets her sights on Azaziel. All she knows is that the angel’s fall will bring glory to Hell and acclaim to any succubus who accomplishes it.
Of course, it never occurs to Lorelei that Azaziel might try to tame her by possessing her with a mortal girl’s soul.
Can the succubus find an exorcist before the fury of Hell is unleashed?
You can read an extensive sample here.
Angelus Rose, the sequel to Lost Angels, will appear in 2019.
From Smashwords as a mobi, epub, or PDF.
Coming soon on iBooks.
About the Authors:
Loren Rhoads is the author of the In the Wake of the Templars trilogy, published by Night Shade Books in 2015. She is the editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two and Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Tales of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual. Her stories about the succubus Lorelei have appeared in the books Sins of the Sirens and Demon Lovers.
Brian Thomas served a decade-long stint as a researcher at 20th Century Fox, specializing in religion, arcana, death, and creative violence. He contributed his expertise in matters celestial/infernal to such projects as The X-Files, Millennium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Order, and The Omen, to name a few. Brian also contributed to Morbid Curiosity magazine, Jamie Foxx’s Night Tales website, and to far too many uncredited script doctoring assignments. He currently operates Rogue Research, a freelance research and technical advising service for filmmakers, authors, and artists.
Praise for As Above, So Below:
“I waited for a decade to read the full story of the succubus Lorelei and the angel Aza after discovering a short story about their too-wrong-to-be-right love/lust in a magazine slush pile. Now, at last, that amazing story serves as simply the jump-off point to unveil a richly imagined supernatural battleground in this frighteningly evocative novel. If you loved the dark fantasy of Christopher Walken’s The Prophecy series, you’ll be entranced by this haunting story of forbidden desire that spans both heaven and hell.” — John Everson, author of Nightwhere, Covenant, and Violet Eyes
“Fans of paranormal romance, urban fantasies, kick-ass fights, and some pretty damn hot sex, check out As Above, So Below, the new book by Loren Rhoads and Brian Thomas!” — Dana Fredsti, author of Plague Town, Plague Nation, and Plague World
“Aside from framing the war between Heaven and Hell through well-developed characters and a familiarity with theology, Rhoads and Thomas’s depiction of temptation make this book. In literature, sometimes the mix of horror fiction with romance and erotica leans mainly toward horror, or pulls the primary attention of only one gender of reader (both of these scenarios can be great). However, As Above, So Below is not that story. Any fan of erotic horror fiction, male or female, is going to have fun reading this one. As Above, So Below has a creative plot, vivid descriptive imagery, relentless temptation, graphic horror, and fiery, fun sex.” — Jeremy Price, Up All Night Horror Fiction Review
“As Above, So Below is a complex novel that could be called paranormal romance but it also works as horror and erotica even though the sex scenes aren’t over the top like some erotica books I’ve read. The best part of the book was the characters.” —HorrorAddicts.net