Because I have a passion for this cover by Aaron Anderson - hunky angels, what could be better? - I ordered Aiden's Angel by Aundrea Singer.
Thank you, Aundrea, for letting me promo Aiden's Angel.
Like so many of the things I've written, unfortunately I can't remember exactly what got me to this particular idea. But I do know something made me imagine a separate universe that surrounded ours and would occasionally leak through. Initially, I had the thought that only very few people would know about this other universe, and then I wondered what would happen if everyone knew about it. What if it was just part of everyday life? Once I started on that avenue, I began wondering what would cause the cracks between universes, and then what beings might leak through. After that, it was easy to work in my fascination with guardian angels, and the rest of the story fell into place.
Blurb: Aiden Lobo is a graduate student in a world where magic, gods, and demons are part of everyday life. After a terrible betrayal, he is cursed with a Crack in his heart, turning him into a living doorway for an ancient demon of war to come to Earth and kill millions. Aiden is rescued by his guardian angel, who seals the Crack with his own Light. As a servant of the divine, the nameless angel was supposed to kill Aiden to prevent the growing cataclysm inside him. But he loves Aiden too much to end his life, even to save the world.
Aiden falls for his guardian and names him Eskandar, but then learns to his horror that because Eskandar was created for him, when Aiden dies Eskandar will too. Aiden will do anything to keep his beloved angel safe. But with no choice except to sacrifice himself to prevent the apocalypse, he only has one option: a terrible betrayal of his own.
Review: Aiden's Angel is a lovely fast-paced story with a noir side. The love relationship between Aiden and his angel is deftly handled, particularly at the darkest of times.