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!

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:

Author Blog
Last Archangel Website


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.


  1. OMG Such a BEAUTIFUL COVER. I am adding this book to my must have list now!Thanks for the post and the interesting interview!

  2. Great post! Why had I not heard of the book before?! The cover is beautiful, and the premise is intriguing.

  3. Okay, I seriously snort my drink reading about the Saints Peter! Wasn't expecting that. And now I desperately want an ambrosia filled manna. Sounds heavenly.

    Happy Release Day, and thanks for the fun interview.

  4. Great interview! Jarom sounds like a wonderful character. And that cover is gorgesous :)

  5. Another great character interview :D

  6. Too cute. Jarom sounds like a little cherub with an attitude. Loved the interview.

  7. I'm glad he didn't tell us the secrets of Heaven, it would be so sad if he turned into destroying angel!!!

    Great interview. :)

  8. That was fun!! And Im with Nic- that cover is beautiful!!

  9. Too bad that this book isn't for me. I still feel bad about it though.

  10. Thanks for stopping by everyone, and thank you to the Supernatural Snark for having me on this blog. This interview was really fun to write and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I'm interview Xandir soon with some more angel insight in another guest post on my blog tour. I hope you'll all read that one as well.

  11. OMG that interview made me giggle! They are looking at me like I am a little nutty here at work :)

  12. Ooooh I do believe I need this one! Adding it to my TBR immediately!!! xoxo

  13. Haha, great interview! I love how we got a taste of the author's version of heaven, plus we can see what kind of character Jarom is. Fun! :)

  14. This sounds great. Love the cover.

  15. LOL Love the "interview"! St. Peter! Ah hah! If you catch them in that lie, can you sneak in? :)

  16. Jarom's got personality and I like him already.

  17. Jarom's a funny guy! Don't expect that kind of irreverent humor from someone upstairs! Loved the interview and I agree the cover is beautiful.


  18. Awesome interview!! This book sounds totally intriguing and I LOVE that cover. I could stare at it all day :-)

    This week’s WoW: Darker Still

  19. Jarom seems like quite a character. The book cover looks really cool. :)

  20. funny! I love the garbage can in gold part. Maybe the streets are paved in diamonds.

  21. Haven't heard of the book but I like the character interview. Jarom seems super funny.

  22. So, admittedly, I've been steering clear of angel books because...well...all the ones I've read have been major letdowns. This one, however, sounds wonderful. Me thinks the male author will give it a new spin and take it to where it truly needs to go...*hopefully*. I do love character interviews!

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  23. I have been following this tour and it has really been fun. Thanks for sharing today.

  24. Gorgeous cover. Awesome premise. I believe I may be in book lust with this one.

    Shelagh (New Follower)
    The Word Fiend

  25. That cover really is gorgeous! And I am obsessed with angels, especially archangels! I can't wait to pick this up! And that interview was very interesting. I wasn't aware of the Saints Peter! lol