2012 Edgy Christian Fiction Summer Blog Tour


When Lucifer fell, he started a war between the angels—his brothers and sisters—and managed to take 1/3 of the angels with him. We’ve all heard his story of betrayal, pride and narcissism. But never like this. Never from his side. Never from his words.

What makes this a “hot” summer read?

The Road to Hell is everything you never expected from this story. It is the gritty, bloody, horrible chronicle of the fall of God’s beloved angel and the Hell left in his wake. It’s the tragic, wicked tale of one of history’s most compelling figures. And it’s only the beginning.

The Road to Hell is the first in Heaven Falls series of books that chronicle God’s relationship with man, told from the perspective of Lucifer, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. The second book in the series, Come Hell or Highwater, is scheduled for release in December 2012.

Check out the rest of the amazing authors on the tour!

Festival of Fiendishness: NORMAN BATES

You know I’ve been trying to be good so long, I forgot what it was like to be bad. I was trying to keep the hot side hot and cool side cool (If you were born after 1982, you have no idea what I’m talking about, do you?)—trying to make sure I was playing nice with ALL the kids that I forgot that I actually don’t like ALL the kids. I like some. You’re cool. That girl over there, the one with the big booty, she’s straight. That kid in the corduroys? Come on, who can be cool in corduroys? You zzziipp when you walk…

Anyway, I got my good friend and neighbor/serial killer/basket case Norman Bates to keep me company as our guest in the Festival. You remember Normie, doncha? Clean cut, ran a hotel with his mom, had a thing for cross-dressing and pretty girls…and murder.

You guys know this story don’t you—you do, don’t you? Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho? Not the Vince Vaughn piece of shit—the original Anthony Perkins-Janet Leigh movie? OK, look, if you haven’t actually seen this movie, get off my blog and go watch it. Right. Now. OK, now that the riff raff’s gone—you remember the story, right? Janet Leigh steals a bunch of money from her employer, tries to drive the getaway, and brings her pretty tail to the Bates Motel with its lovely Vacancy sign. Norman is all “aw shucks” and helpful, gives her a room, invites her to dinner. Nice guy, right? Except that he argues with his mother. Who no longer exists. Your girl goes back to her room, tries to take a shower. And takes the last one of her life.

Norman, starring as Captain Helpful, cleans up the mess, then shoves her body into the back of car and drives it into the lake.

And then goes back to being normal.

When Janet Leigh’s sister (I can’t remember her name) comes looking for missing sister—AKA the chick at the bottom of the lake—Norman loses his shit. FYI, that’s my new saying—saw it on Newsroom the other night, made me laugh. Anyway, Norman handles the PI assigned to find the missing money, tries to kill a cop and chases after the sister.

And then we see Norman’s mom. That chick has been dead for 10 years. She’s in the basement, all slender and nasty, mummified and Norman’s been moonlighting as his mom for a while.

My man has problems, right?

He’s a regular dude who is decidedly insane. He found his mom’s and cannot bear to see her gone so he becomes her. Embodies her enough that he can have full-blown conversations WITH HIMSELF! You get that right? This MF has such a split personality that he can have an argument with himself—in front of people! This is what makes Norman Bates so iconic: his descent into madness is slow and controlled and visible for us onscreen. And more than 50 years later, we can’t see Anthony Perkins as anything else.

Tomorrow, I’ll be back! The Terminator is coming!

My Seryniti

— How did this story begin? Was it a character, or a particular image?

There were 2 images that really got me pursuing the story: I heard Lucifer say, “Then the Father is wrong!” That’s pretty profound for an angel to say in Heaven, right? It made me wonder, what would it take for him to get to that point? What would it mean for an angel to lose faith? The other image is Michael and his sword. I don’t want to ruin the story but I saw Michael in air, wings wide, sword high, delivering justice. I knew who he was instantly.

–We all know and love or hate these characters. Did you have to do any research?

Absolutely! But some of it was by accident. There isn’t much to the story in the Bible. There are a couple of scriptures that are commonly considered to “refer” to the…

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She likes it! She really LIKES it!

My Seryniti

  • Review: The Road to Hell
  • Series: —
  • Author: Christopher C. Starr
  • Edition: Kindle
  • No of Pages: 286
  • Release Date: August 9th 2011 by Sanford House Press

Synopsis:

You talk to someone about Lucifer and you already know what they’re thinking: he’s the Devil, Satan, Prince of Darkness, whatever. Truth is he wasn’t always bad; he didn’t start out like that. In the beginning, he was spectacular and the Father loved him. But he made a mistake: he got jealous and ungrateful and then he got defiant. He forced the Father’s hand and all his efforts to make it right only made matters worse. He started a rebellion and a civil war. He broke the Father’s heart. But we should let him tell it.

What’s happening:

This story starts with God and he is lonely. Yes, he knows and feels everything but why can’t God get lonely? So he creates Lucifer…

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Lucifer Speaks!

My Seryniti

Christopher C Starr – Summer Splash Guest Post – Short term & Long term Goals

What are your short term and long term goals?by Christopher C Starr (writing as Lucifer the Satan, Ruler of Hell)

Short term. Long term. This notion is laughable. How can something so temporary, so new, have any idea of what truly constitutes a long time? I’ve seen suns being born from little more than atoms and heat, I’ve watched planets forged from the furnace of dust and light and gravity. I’ve seen the Father pull the seeds of life from his bosom, with just His imagination and the idle whims of His heart. I’ve seen Him create something from nothing. Order from chaos. Short term is longer than your existence on this rock and long term is something greater than your diminished capacities can fathom. But the Father gave you no shortage of hubris…

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Still Talking: Orangeberry Summer Splash Author Interview

So friends and foes, you may not know it but August is the MONTH OF PROMOTION! I’m trying to do it like Visa and be everywhere you wanna be so I’m participating in the Orangeberry Summer Splash–hence the lovely badge in this post and on the site. The Summer Splash is a blog tour of 100 magnificent authors and 106 books. I strongly, STRONGLY (this is me saying Pretty Please With Sugar On Top!) encourage you to check out these folks and their works.

Tomorrow, I’ll be haunting My Seryniti with another interview, a guest blog post (still all about villains) AND a book review by Seryniti herself. But wait, there’s more! There’s a TwitterView on August 8–a TwitterView is an interview via Twitter (yeah, I never heard of it either) sponsored by the Hostess With The Mostest, Pandora Poikilos, bestselling author of Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out. And there are more stops along the way: On August 12, I’ll be breaking down Page 99 of The Road to Hellover at Mommy Reviews. If you haven’t, start reading now! On August 18, I’ll stop by We Fancy Books to deliver my Top Ten Heroes (I like a couple of the good guys). And on August 22-23, Pandora will blow me up on Twitter and plaster my pretty face all over her site at Peace from Pieces.

But the party starts today with an author interview by lil ol’ me over at The Bunny’s Review. Check me out!

And if you wanna learn more about the Orangeberry Summer Splash and the authors in it, check out the press release!