Spotlight & Giveaway: Where Angels Fear to Tread by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Where Angels Fear to Tread by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Where Angels Fear to Tread by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Remy Chandler Series, Book 3
Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 03/02/2010 (Roc)
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Summary:

Six year-old Zoe York has been taken and her mother has come to Remy for help. She shows him crude, childlike drawings that she claims are Zoe's visions of the future, everything leading up to her abduction, and some beyond. Like the picture of a man with wings who would come and save her-a man who is an angel.

Zoe's preternatural gifts have made her a target for those who wish to exploit her power to their own destructive ends. The search will take Remy to dark places he would rather avoid. But to save an innocent, Remy will ally himself with a variety of lesser evils-and his soul may pay the price...

Who is Thomas E. Sniegoski?

From Thomas’s web site: "THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series The Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, Legacy, and Force Author Thomas E. SniegoskiMajeure, as well as the series The Brimstone Network. The author's first adult novel, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse, hit the shelves in 2008, followed by Dancing on the Head of a Pin (2009) and Where Angels Fear to Tread (2010).

Sniegoski's work for younger readers includes Billy Hooten: Owlboy, and the fantasy quartet OutCast, which he co-authored with Christopher Golden. OutCast is in development as a film at Universal.  Sniegoski and Golden have also collaborated on the adult dark fantasy series The Menagerie, and multiple creator-owned comic book series, including The Sisterhood, which is being prepped for a feature film by InterMedia, and Talent, currently in development at Universal after a major bidding war.

As a comic book writer, Sniegoski's work includes Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails, a prequel miniseries to international hit, Bone. Sniegoski collaborated with Bone creator Jeff Smith on the prequel, making him the only writer Smith has ever asked to work on those characters. 

Sniegoski and Golden also wrote the graphic novel BPRD: Hollow Earth, a spinoff from Hellboy.

Sniegoski was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his wife LeeAnne and their Labrador Retriever, Mulder.”

Places you can find Thomas: Web Site

Remy Chandler Series:

  1. A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
  2. Dancing on the Head of a Pin
  3. Where Angels Fear to TreadMarch 2, 2010

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Giveaway:

Thanks to Penguin Books USA, I have a copy of Where Angels Fear to Tread by Thomas E. Sniegoski to giveaway to one lucky commentator. Here’s how to enter:

  1. In the comments, tell me what you find appealing about angels or fallen angels.
  2. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
  3. Open to all.
  4. Deadline to enter this giveaway is Tuesday, March 2nd at Midnight CST.

Good Luck!

45 comments:

Lily Child said...

Oh wow! I just checked out Thomas E. Sniegoski's website! Remy Chandler Series looks REALLY good! I will definitely have to check them out!

I would love a chance to enter. What I love about angels (fallen or otherwise) is that they're part of the bigger picture. They have insight and understanding into things humans can only guess at. Such things include Is there really a God? Is God a man or woman. What is the purpose of life. They have the black and white understanding of morality. No gray areas for them. They get the whole scheme of life. They are able to see the entire puzzle, where we are only able to conquer one piece at a time. It very alluring, and it's something I covet. :)

Email: holly.lilly@gmail.com

Sassy Brit said...

Seems like a great series! I have to go for fallen angels as they are often dark, mysterious creatures with a sense of danger that is oddly alluring!! Plus they usually portrayed as pretty damn hot! LOL

Mulder is cute! I love dogs!

Now, I must check out his adult books - Sassy
:)

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

The book sounds great - I haven't heard of the series yet so thanks for the post - now I have another book to add to my tbr - Yeah!

Wanda said...

What I find appealing, and what I love, about angels is that they are always around us and helping us.
I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa R said...

Angels even fallen ones tend to point out that there's more here than just man.


WooHoo! I just love finding a new author(to me) and there's already 3 books in this series-yes! Going on my wishlist and I'd love a chance to win a copy.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

kimikimi said...

Fallen Angels are more interesting because they've been cast out for some thing they knew was bad. Why they did it is curious.

kimi kaio @yahoo.com (no spaces)

Smokinhotbooks said...

I'm lovin' the cover *wolf whistle*

Misty said...

I'm not sure what it is exactly that fascinates me about angels, fallen or otherwise. I'm not religious b any stretch of the imagination, but angels have always done it for me. Then again, I've always been a mythology and folklore buff, so maybe this is just an extension of that. I think if I really had to analyze it, though, it would be a combination of a couple of things:
1. the contradictions. Angels are depicted as fat baby cherubs of love AND avenging, sword-wielding warriors. That's fascinating.
2. The wings. I love wings, and the idea of a person with a person-shaped body, but with beautiful, powerful huge wings is enthralling to me. I think this is the biggest draw, truth be told, even though it's silly.
3. The mystery. You're not supposed to see them, and you're not supposed to really know what they DO exactly, but you know they have some serious mojo. I like that.

Okay, enough from me.

~Misty

Sue (okibi_insanity) said...

I am a big fan of Thomas E. Sniegoski's Remy Chandler series and The Menagerie Series.

I love reading about angels and fallen angels because they are paranormal creatures that are closer to god in a sense. Reading about their emotions and actions makes one think about the what ifs.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

vslavetopassionv said...

Fallen angels are hot because of the whole 'bad boy rebel' thing. Its very sexy.

Please enter me in your contest :)

~smooches~
Jase
vslavetopassionv(at)aol(dot)com

van_pham said...

What i like about angels are that they are always there to guide you in their mysterious ways. This book sounds really interesting, please enter me.


van p.

Littopandaxpress(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rosie said...

I like the idea that a fallen angel can be redeemed. There's always a way to get back in the good graces. :-)

dor said...

I love angels because they can open doors or change our perceptions.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Spav said...

Fallen angels are appealing because they are rebels. Also, the heroine will want to save the fallen whoever she can, and that's a plot that is lked by a lot of people.

mariska said...

I'm gonna say, Angels coz they're always full of love, kind, and always give us the right choices to make :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

donnas said...

Sounds like a great book.

Angels are appealing because they represent goodness and light and happiness and its nice to read about things like that at times.

Fallen angels are because who doesnt love to read about the bad guy or the one who picked the wrong choice and has to redeem themself.

Mystica said...

I havent thought about fallen angels. I'd prefer the angels!

Please count me in for this.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

misskallie2000 said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

I love Angels. To me they represent love. Angels follow you and watch over you. They help you when you need them and they are always there for you. They don't always keep you from making the wrong decisions but they are there to help guide you should you need them.

Fallen Angels are the devils helpers and they tempt you to do things you should not do. They are always with you and try to get you to make bad decisions and do things you normally would not do.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

heidenkind said...

What do I love about angels? The wings, obviously!

I guess angels are attractive because they represent the best and worst of humans in their regular and fallen forms, respectively.

Do you know if this book is a continuation of the Fallen series?

buddyt said...

The thing about Fallen Angels is that they are usually a mixture of good and bad like most of us are and that makes them more interesting.

It also gives the author much more room to develop their characters and actions.

Good angels can sometimes just sound too sweet !

Carol

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

ChariDee said...

I've not heard of this series yet, but it sounds really, really good! I love stories with Angles and Fallen Angles in them. The contrast of the two, and how they really aren't that different intrigue me. For instance, in the movie City of Angles, I loved how Fallen Angles weren't evil, simply angles that have left Heaven for a love on earth and choose that path instead.

I also love Carter in Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series, he's not your average angle.

Enter me, please novelreads at gmail dot com :)

LiLi said...

Mostly the mythology and background stories of fallen angels is what fascinates me the most about them. It's something delicate to read for some reason, as if it's forbidden to speak about them.

Barbara E. said...

I find fallen angels appealing because of the bad boy image - and they idea that they've fallen from grace but may have a chance to redeem themselves.

Christa Holland said...

I just checked out the Remy series from my library. Haven't started them, yet, but I'm sure looking forward to it. : )

Angels are interesting to me because I love to see how each author sets up their world of angels, fallen angels, watchers, etc. Each has a different spin on the hierarchy & how the angels will act: Are they jerks? Are they actually nice but not as helpful as you'd like? What's the catch? Why can't they just snap their fingers and save the day? So fun! : )

Stella said...

Great contest!

What I find appealing about angels and fallen angels is that angels are universal. They are present in most of the universal religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc), and what is even more extraordinary is that they transcended religion! They became symbols and are ever present even in atheist views.

Angels are imagined as being present in our human world (by either being invisible, or the humans not being conscious of them being angels), guiding us, protecting us, inspiring us. Creatures of light, goodness and wisdom. What I find appealing is reading why and how these creatures chose or happened to fall. For what greater purpose or goal did they forsake or sacrifice everything?

my e-mail is: stella.exlibris (at)gmail DOT com

Folklore said...

The thing I love about fallen angel stories is that there's something so captivating about humans -- their brevity of life, their fragility, their passion -- that angels are willing to fall to help them.

folklore -DOT- fanatic -AT- gmail, etc.

Bridget said...

Hi! Just posted your giveaway on Win A Book. No need to enter me, though.

Ina said...

Hi :)
my first thought after reading "angels or fallen angels" was Nalini Singhs new series - that were my first books about angels and I was addicted... it seems they are better than the ordinary human but the stories show that's not for real and I love that!
greetings, Ina

booklover0226 said...

Growing up, I saw angels of being good and kind. I like the idea of "bad" angels and the mean things they do.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Joe said...

I agree with some of previous comments. That an angel could have a will besides God's and what they would have to do to get kicked out of heaven is so interesting. I am always curious to find out what could motivate them.

Thanks, Joe
jscanlon57@gmail.com

Bethie said...

Please count me in. I guess angels appeal to me because I grew up learning about angels and they are more real to me than vampires, werewolves, etc.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

baileythebookworm said...

I don't really have a favorite trait of angels, but I have to say my favorite angels from any series of books would be the fallen angels in Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' -truly an excellent series of books, and if you're at all interested in angels and/or the concept of god, check it out.

baileythebookworm at gmail dot com

avalonne83 said...

I think fallen angels are hot because they know what's good and what's not, but they decide to do what's not good.

Great giveaway!
Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot]it

Anita Yancey said...

What I find appealing about angels is I think they help us in our every day life. Even if we don't know it they are there guilding us and savings us. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Bcteagirl said...

I think it is the realization that there is often a very fine line to tread.. nothing as cut and dry as it seems.

Thank you for the contest! :)

malazan7th said...

Angels and fallen angels are both cool, especially the ones in the Supernatural tv show


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Sharli said...

I think fallen angels are appealing because they are usually presented as the resistance. Those who knew there was something wrong going on and decided not to be a part of it. So, even if they're doing the right thing, they're still the rebels, the anarchy.
They are the bith good guys and the bad guys at the same time :) What's no to love?

Thanks for the giveaway!

nunah said...

I love fallen angels, just because of the notion of their fallibility. They are, if anything, the ultimate rebels without a cause. With no home to go, the only one to accept them is the dark side, yet all they wanted was not to find the dark side, but to have choice. What's not to love! Thanks for this giveaway. I hope I get it!

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nick said...

Hmmm what I love about angels and fallen angels is that they are embodiments of both what is perfect and what is imperfect about us. They can illuminate that which we aspire to be and what we fear to become.

holmes.nick@gmail.com (I'm not sure if it shows on my profile or not, sorry for for double if it does)

EVA SB said...

I'm always interested in why an angel fell, what drove them to do it and how much they regret it.

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

This book sounds interesting! I love the pic of the author and dog - my doggy is hanging out with me while I type right now. I think the appeal for angels and fallen angels is that at least I see them as human like but they are so foreign too - different emotions, different priorities, different powers. And usually they are mysterious and sexy too or scary.

Amanda Leigh said...

Angels are all things good, while fallen angels are the formerly good, who gave into temptation somewhere, which is what people can relate to so well.

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I like to think that there are angels all around us. Fallen or not LOL...

Atypical Girl said...

Being God's messengers, I'm always interested in books about angels, fiction or non-fiction.

Thanks,
Amy
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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