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FALLING FOR THE DEVIL
The Fallen Angel Book 1
BY KC FREEMAN
What if everything we thought we knew about the fall of the most notorious archangel from history was wrong?
Archangel Lucifer has been tasked with avenging slaughtered angels; but in so doing must face his greatest challenge–unbridled temptation. Only ever wanting to be the dutiful son, all things change when he comes face to face with the virgin Goddess of the Hunt.
The young goddess wants to become a warrior like her brothers. She finally gets the chance when the Creator himself requests her help on a hunt for an angel killer.
Adventure awaits them both as they face many unexpected perils along the way to justice, but the true danger lies closer within… to the desire that once ignited in their hearts could change the course of history in the cosmos forever.
Falling for the Devil is a romantic fantasy adventure with a salacious take on the fall of Heaven’s most renowned angel. Can the good son deny his own heart? Or will they both be willing to break all the rules to forge their own path, regardless of the price that must be paid.
The clashing of steel reverberated throughout the arena. To Diana, it brought an odd uptick in her heart. She was the goddess of wild animals and the hunt, the moon, fertility, childbirth, and children—not war. No one expected her to rejoice in the chaos and brutality of battle. Still, it held an allure to her otherwise sweet nature.
She sometimes envied her brothers, particularly Ares—the god of war. He always returned to Mount Olympus blood-splattered, with a vicious smile that transformed his otherwise serious features. When she had been much younger, he used to spend hours regaling her with stories of battles and his victories. Even her twin, Apollo—the god of light—was a great warrior, renowned for his heroics.
She, however, was just a girl.
But that was all in the past. Still young—for an immortal—she was no longer considered a child to be coddled. Diana had passed the time for daydreams and play. She was expected to live up to her duty to preside over the hunt, protect the hunters, aid in fertility for the women, and safeguard children. None of that required strapping on a sword and shield. Instead, her weapons were her bow and arrows, and her empathy for humanity across all the realms.
Diana swept around the wide columns leading to the coliseum and took a step toward the large balcony reserved for Zeus and his family. The brilliant sun refracted off the warriors’ shields, momentarily blinding her. Her foot missed the step down and she stumbled, tripped over the hem of her ivory gown, and landed with a smack at the bottom step leading up to her father’s oversized throne.
A rough hand jerked her up until she was eye-level with obviously annoyed amber eyes—the color of honey straight from the hive. “Sister, you are late, as usual. And a pillar of virtue such as yourself should not be cursing.”
For a moment, she was paralyzed. Yes, she was not permitted to utter foul language. Her brothers could, but it was forbidden to her and her sisters—at least in public. However, it was a bit of a shock that it was her own twin scolding her so harshly. He was the one who’d taught her all those words in the first place.
Apollo’s lips quirked up on one side, followed by strong arms pulling her in for a crushing embrace. “Got you good that time, didn’t I?” he whispered, before letting her go. “But seriously, you’re lucky Father is too enthralled with the war games. If he had heard you, it would be another vacation with Uncle Hades. It’s Persephone’s time topside, so he’s not in a jolly mood, either.”
She punched him playfully on the shoulder, just beneath the ends of his glorious hair that rivaled the beauty and radiance of the sun itself. Whereas he was the epitome of the golden child, she’d somehow ended up pale as ivory, with hair the color of flames. The only attribute they had in common were their golden amber eyes.
“Yes, I would appreciate a better climate for my next sojourn. The last time I was there, my skin burned, blistered, peeled off, and my hair frizzed outward like one of Father’s bolts of lightning had struck me. No. Thank. You. I’ll pass on a repeat trip.”
She pulled him into another embrace, clinging to him with all her strength. It had been eons since they had been together. He had been across the realms, imposing his own brand of justice, while she had endured the gods’ version of a finishing school for girls. She’d learned all the proper attributes for a female god—balance, dancing, nursing, and proper protocol when addressing other gods and even mortals. The one redeeming feature had been learning all aspects of hunting. It was the closest she’d ever get to fighting like a warrior.
KC Freeman is a USA Today Best Selling Author of fantasy and paranormal romance. She mostly writes angels and demons, enemies to lovers romance. Her debut novel, Rekindled Prophecy, won the 2021 Firebird Book Awards for Paranormal Fiction and was a finalist in the International Book Awards for Fantasy Fiction.
After leaving the corporate world to raise her five rambunctious children with her husband in North Carolina, KC Freeman eventually found her way back to her lifelong desire to write fiction. First, she dipped her toes in the writing world by ghostwriting cozy mysteries and romance novels before striking out on her own to write paranormal and fantasy.
Her debut novel, Rekindled Prophecy, won the 2021 Firebird Book Awards for Paranormal Fiction and was a finalist in the International Book Awards for Fantasy Fiction. Rekindled Prophecy: Greylyn the Guardian Angel Series Book 1 was originally published by Zimbell House Publishing November 2019; however, due to the publisher closing their business, KC relaunched the first book in the Greylyn series, Rekindled Prophecy and shortly thereafter released the remaining books in the series, Revelations and Redemption. The entire trilogy is now available in a convenient boxset.
Additionally, she contributed a paranormal romance short story to the Autumn/Winter 2017 anthology The Bowman’s Inn; as well as another paranormal romance short story released March 21, 2019 with the After Dark anthology where readers were introduced to another character from the Greylyn saga, the wolf shifter, Adeline. This story can now be found in Hunted by KC Freeman (released March 2022). She leaped into YA Fantasy with her dragon shifter short story, Dreaming of Dragons, that was included in the Something About Dragons anthology.
KC contributed a full-length novel to the Realm of Darkness boxset which was released October 2022. The story, Renegade Angel, is the first in a series dedicated to Greylyn’s best friend and guardian angel mentor, Jasper. The second book, Rogue Angel, is currently in the works.
Currently, KC is working on a couple different paranormal series (Working Titles: Falling for the Devil which will be released January 24, 2023 and Psychic in Suburbia).
When she is not writing, KC is SuperMom to 5 wonderful kids and all it entails. In her spare time…who are we kidding? She doesn’t have any of that.
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