Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway: Rebel Angels by Michele Lang

UFI welcomes Michele Lang Author of Lady Lazarus series. Thanks for Joining us!!

The Secrets of Magda Lazarus, the Witch of Budapest

By Michele Lang

Magda Lazarus, the heroine of the World War II urban fantasy trilogy, LADY LAZARUS, is all about the secrets, both magical and personal.

So here are five things that she would NOT WANT you to know…

(1) Her magic is improvised. That is, she is an untrained witch, at least at the beginning of the trilogy. Her mom died before she could teach Magda the lore of her magical line, the Lazarus witches, and Magda, orphaned, has to claim her magic for herself. And she better hurry…in 1939, war is looming like a fatal storm.

(2) Her sister has predicted a terrible apocalypse. Magda's little sister Gisele has foretold a horrifying war and the end of their lives if Magda can't somehow stop the evil Nazi war machine from destroying the world. She's running out of time…

(3) Her boss is mad at her. Magda works for the dread vampire lord Count Bathory, the most terrifying vampire in Budapest. He is her protector in a dangerous city, but now that she has gone to Paris in search of her magical inheritance, Bathory is miffed that she's abandoned her post. And it is always a deadly thing, to piss off a vampire…

(4) She can return from the dead. Magda doesn't especially enjoy dying and returning, over and over again. But she refuses to stay dead. This is one of her secret weapons, but once her enemies figure out her ability to return, you bet they will turn it against her!

(5) She's damned her soul. Magda not only had the nerve to summon a celestial master, Archangel Raziel, out of the elevated realms, she was crazy enough to fall in love with him. And that is how heaven itself gets turned upside down…

The LADY LAZARUS series by Michele Lang
Summer 1939: In Budapest, the magical city where East meets West, beautiful, young Magda Lazarus has managed to make a life for herself in a dangerous world that teeters on the edge of war. But then her sister has a terrible vision: Nazi Germany overruns all of Europe, and their family and millions of others are exterminated.

Magda, the last of a long line of witches descended from the legendary Witch of Ein Dor, must find the secret of her family's magic. Alone, pursued by SS werewolves, a Nazi wizard, and demons, including the one that has possessed a willing Adolf Hitler, she has no choice but to summon the family's guardian angel, the dark keeper of secrets Archangel Raziel. 

And when she stands in his celestial presence, her heart is utterly, completely lost…

"An absolutely unique protagonist in an engaging tale set against the backdrop of the greatest clash of good and evil in human history. What's not to love about LADY LAZARUS?"

-Jim Butcher, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of THE DRESDEN FILES

Michele Lang writes supernatural tales: the stories of witches, lawyers, goddesses, bankers, demons, and other magical creatures hidden in plain sight. Author of the LADY LAZARUS historical fantasy series, Michele's most recent book in the series, REBEL ANGELS, released March 2013.

Michele is also a lawyer who has practiced the unholy craft of litigation in both New York and Connecticut. She returned to her native New York shortly before 9/11, and now lives in a small town on the North Shore of Long Island with her husband, her sons, and a rotating menagerie of cats, hermit crabs, and butterflies.

Find Michele and her books

Rebel Angels 
Lady Lazarus #3
 Magda Lazarus has twice come back from the dead to fight the Nazis’ devastating conquest of Poland. To prevent the Holocaust her sister has seen in terrible visions, Magda will need the Heaven Sapphire, a gem powerful enough to defeat even the demon Asmodel. With the future of all Europe in the balance, Magda and her husband, the fallen angel Raziel, begin a perilous journey to the Caucasus, the resting place of the fabled stone.

Surrounded by Germans, Russians, and mistrustful Azerbaijani tribesmen, Magda must summon all her magic to withstand the predations of the deadly supernatural foes. But more dangerous yet is the power of the Sapphire itself, which could stop Hitler…or destroy Magda.

Michele is also giving away free ecopies of her novella "The Magic of Fabulous,"set in the world of Lady Lazarus. If you would like one, please leave your email address in the comment section!!
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