Kingdom Come Series by Cecelia Earl (Excerpt & #Giveaway)

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When Ash Rains Down
(Kingdom Come #1)
By Cecelia Earl
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
December 1st 2016


Angels are real.
So are demons.

Shady Creek gets a whole lot scarier after Julia learns she's part angel, especially since the only person she can trust is an angel who's as infuriating as he is attractive.

Julia received a necklace containing the songs of the angels from her dad when she was four. When she was eleven, he abandoned her family and the necklace went silent. At seventeen, Julia's doing everything she can to maintain security for her family, but now her necklace seems to have come to life once again. And that's not all that's changing.

When a robber attempts to steal from their diner, the necklace blazes and burns her chest. Pain in her back is nearly unbearable as the thief transforms before her eyes... into something demonic.

Demon after demon threaten Julia's home, family, and friends, and she realizes there may have been something more behind her dad's disappearance. And now there may be something--or someone--dangerous after her.

Julia has to accept that she is not quite human. Will her infuriating but attractive Guardian Angel be able to prepare her for the battle to come?

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Excerpt from When Ash Rains Down

“Fight!" yells the golden-haired man.

A swarm of warriors, some with halos, some with wings, materializes and charges at the monsters. It's a beautiful, horrific sight. In the moment I take staring, I've gone from the front line to the center of the mob in three seconds flat. I'm like the rock in the middle of a fast-moving river. When a green-headed monster with fangs and a black tongue swoops down from the treetops, nearly landing on my head, any fear that may have sprung up vanishes. Fury like steel surges through me and I stick him through the throat with my spear.

An acrid, watery discharge the color of blood sprays everywhere. Its bitterness chokes me and leaves its stench at the back of my throat. I can't stop spitting except to breathe to keep from vomiting. Before I can grasp what I'd just done, another monster lunges at me. This one is crimson-colored, with violet eyes, and ears that are pointy and large. Its mouth is wide and toothless. Out of nowhere, tentacles materialize. They dance and reach toward me, their touch like snakes slithering across my body.

I pull the spear back, and it's slippery and heavy. I adjust my hands, but it doesn't feel right. I think, pray, whimper, "Sword!" instead of a helpless spear, and miraculously a silver-tipped blade with a blazing, peridot handle materializes in my hand. My sword, the one I'd left behind. With no time to admire it, I slice the demon's arms off, one-by-one, and a menacing scream pierces my ears each time until finally, with one final swoop, I behead it. A fountain of thick green sprays from its neck. I race away, toward where the golden-haired man fights a gray mound, the demon's only feature a slit for a mouth.

He pierces it somewhere near its center, and it disappears except for a poof of black sand that drifts toward the ground, like ash popping out of a campfire. "Follow me," he shouts amidst the yelling and inhuman growls. Darting looks around, I follow, sword ready. Both women and men wear halos and shine with a glorious light radiating around them. No demons follow, but I hurry after the man, regardless.

Once we are far enough away that the sounds of battle become mere echoes off the trunks of trees, I ask, "Who are all those people?" I look him straight in his golden eyes. "Who are you?"
"Michael." And as he says it, great white wings unfold behind him, sounding like heavy canvas flapping in the wind. He juts his chin over his shoulder. "They're Warrior Angels and the saints who choose to fight Lucifer's demons with us."

I can't help but shiver. The devil. I look back at this man—this angel, Michael. Could he be the Archangel, Michael?

"Nicholas hopes to be in charge of a squadron of saints one day. It's one of the reasons he's—"


"There's a lot you probably don't know yet. Give him time," he implores, dropping his gaze to mine, lowering his sword so that its tip touches the ground. "You fought well. Thank you. I know it's not what you wanted to do, but I hope you'll choose to continue helping us. The devil's demons grow in number and power, and you proved yourself to be an asset to my army. With some training, you will be very strong, even stronger than you were today."

Other Books in the Series

When Smoke Rains Down
(Kingdom Come #2)
By Cecelia Earl
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 348 Pages
May 27th 2017


If only humans knew the invisible danger lurking around them...

In the aftermath of an explosion and Homecoming battle, Julia tries to form some semblance of a routine: work, study, and visit her brother who remains hospitalized. Unable to confide in anyone about her double life of being both human and angel, and fearful she'll bring more death and destruction to those she loves, she pulls away from her family and best friend.

When demons once again start to show up at every turn, seemingly bringing about her brother's deepening depression, she demands her sword from Nicholas. Ever the stern Guardian Angel, he forbids her from using it. Isolated, she takes protecting her brother into her own hands. But when demons show they have evils hidden within their weapons in addition to their ability to siphon souls from the living, Julia's not sure she knows the best way to handle saving him any longer. Especially when ash-colored lines begin to appear on humans, lines of demonic poison that travel through their veins toward their hearts and alter their moods.

Thrust into a dark world of conspiring demons, Julia is in more danger than she ever imagined possible. To stop evil from spreading and overtaking those she loves, she'll have to seek out the one person she mistrusts most--especially when a line appears on her own arm, and her apathy toward doing much of anything, including saving anyone, grows.

Enter a complex world where humans, demons, and angels collide, all battling to rule the Earth.

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(Kingdom Come #3)
By Cecelia Earl
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 236 Pages
June 27th 2018


Hell is nothing like Julia imagined and beyond everything she feared.

The little town of Shady Creek is under attack by Lucifer and his demons. To save the people she loves, human-angel Hybrid Julia must rescue their kidnapped Guardian Angels, even when it means defying her father.

Trouble is, he knows only too much about Hell's perils. When a demon sucks Julia into a cosmic vacuum, the experience leaves an indelible blight she dares not mention for fear of losing her place on the angelic rescue team.

As a growing demon army surrounds Shady Creek, Julia's feelings for her own Guardian become all too real and dangerous. But the cosmic imbalance fueled by Hybrid Angels, Rogue Guardians and Warriors is already depleting the strength of the rescue team. And there's no room for distraction when the mission is to get into Hell—and out again.

For the sake of the mission, Julia must face the truth of the Hybrids' existence. Because nobody will be safe unless she can trust the gift of free will—for others and for herself—in this end-of-the-world finale to The Legend of Shady Creek Trilogy.

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About the Author

Cecelia Earl graduated with a degree in education and has been teaching ever since. She's a wife, a mom of three boys, and an owner of a magical laundry pile that never stops growing. She lives near enough to Green Bay, WI that her refrigerator is always stocked with cheese, and the first colors her children learned were green and gold.

She's a first grade teacher in a Catholic school by day, a mom always, and a writer in her sleep, but that's okay because being an author is a dream come true. She writes angel fantasy books for young and youngish adults. If you feel young, she writes for you--whether or not you feel particularly angelic.

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