Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Guest Post: Michael Young + The Last Archangel
Today author Michael Young is taking over the blog to interview one of the characters from his young adult urban fantasy novel THE LAST ARCHANGEL which releases tomorrow (July 14th). Welcome to Supernatural Snark Michael and Jarom!
Interviewer: Today with us we have Jarom the cherub. He’s looking a little shell shocked. What’s the matter, kid? Never seen a city before?
Jarom: Actually, no, not an earthly one. It’s a little…dingy.
Interviewer: What did you expect? You mean they don’t let you look down here with your little heavenly periscopes or something?
Jarom: Oh, we could. I just never wanted to. It is heaven after all.
Interviewer: So, first I want to ask, are the streets there really paved with gold?
Jarom: Gold? For a garbage can maybe. We’ve got much better stuff than gold up there.
Interviewer: Interesting. Now tell me, what about St. Peter? Does he really sit up there at the gates and wait for everyone? Sounds like that could get a little boring.
Jarom: I think it would be more accurate to say the “Saints Peter” do that job.
Interviewer: I don’t understand.
Jarom: The St. Peter you’re thinking about only does it once in a while. Basically, they recruit anyone who happens to be named Peter and split up the shifts among them. Most newcomers are too starry-eyed to notice the difference.
Interviewer: So what’s your job up there? Do you work for Cupid or something?
Jarom: Cupid? Heavens, no. He may look cuddly, but don’t get on his bad side, and don’t even think about using the word ‘cute’. Those heart-tipped arrows are plenty sharp. I actually work in the ambrosia business.
Interviewer: Ambrosia? Tell us about it.
Jarom: It’s only best food on heaven or earth. Manna comes in at a close second. Sometimes we even mix the two and have ambrosia filled manna. Literally, a match made in heaven.
Interviewer: So would you care to share the recipe? Sounds like I could win a few contests with that one.
Jarom: I only wish I could. Sharing the secrets of Heaven with man is a banishable offense. If I gave you a taste, I’d have to kill you.
Interviewer: A donut to die for. Now you’re just being cruel.
Jarom: I really am sorry. One angel who gave away secrets got made a destroying angel for thousands of years. I can’t think of anything worse than that.
Thanks so much for stopping by guys! For more information on Michael and THE LAST ARCHANGEL you can find him here:
Last Archangel Website
THE LAST ARCHANGEL
Xandir has been exiled to earth until the end of time. But when his cherub trainee disappears, Xandir makes a deal with rogue angels and giants that could restore life to the mortal woman he loves and end his assignment as a destroying angel in exchange for helping them bring about the end of the world and all of mankind.