Once more, I’ve braved the local thrift stores to bring you the interesting and bizarre. I’ve found creepy clowns, more porcelain dolls than a single haunted house could ever contain, and… angels. So. Many. Angels. Christmassy angels, cherubic angels, and (quite frankly) terrifying angels. Naturally, I snapped photos of the best (worst?) of the bunch to present to you! I’ll pair them up with a pair of thrifty books containing angels and their natural enemies, demons. Check it out.
I thought cherubs were cute?
This little “cutie” is what made me choose an angelic theme as it was just too messed up to pass by. The oversized flower wreath, the bubblegum skin tones, and a facial expression that reads more as “Fuck my life” than “Peace and happiness” reminded me a lot of my poor, exasperated guardian angel! I feel for the ugly little fucker, but no, I didn’t buy her. Him. Whatever.
No, this isn’t one of a pair, and no, it’s not a bookend. It was nowhere near heavy enough for that. It’s just a rather flat (in more ways than one) angel. I believe it’s meant to be hung on the wall, but really… why? He’s kinda depressing.
Christmas has never been so terrifying.
This Christmas angel is the stuff of nightmares. It’s hollow and opened in the back so you can place your ritualistic candle. The souls are sucked in through the opening at the front while she smiles in crazed glee. I really need to keep tiny packets of salt for these situations.
Anthropomorphic puppy angel thing.
This creature lures in unsuspecting prey with its big soulful eyes and whimsical flower wreath, then comes the rending and the tearing and the blood and gore and screaming. It was caged behind glass, so I think we’re safe for now.
Now that we’ve identified the evil angels, here’s some you can safely swoon over. Elizabeth Hunter’s Irin Chronicles feature descendants of the Forgiven, those angels who spent time on Earth yet gave up their mates and children to return to Heaven to do their duty. They protect their race of Scribes (Irin, males) and Singers (Irina, females) from the Gregori, the children of the Fallen — angels who refused to return. While not on sale, at $2.99, the first in the series – The Scribe – is more a bargain than any creepy porcelain angel.
Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.
Ava Matheson has never found a home. She’s traveled the world looking for answers, tormented by voices that threaten her sanity, but even in the ancient city of the Istanbul, answers remain elusive.
A chance meeting in the Spice Market puts Malachi on her tail. He’s reckless–resigned to his fate–but something about Ava catches his interest. While unseen forces circle them, Ava and Malachi search for answers.
Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.
THE SCRIBE is the first book in the Irin Chronicles, the contemporary fantasy series by Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.
In Deanna Chase’s Jade Calhoun series, you’ll find empaths, witches, ghosts, angels, and yes demons. These aren’t the super-sexy demons you might wish for, though. These are the “bargain for your soul, eternal damnation” kinds of demons. Jade hopes to avoid that particular result… as soon as she can get the damn ghost out of her shower.
The box set containing the first three books in the series are FREE for a limited time, so jump on that pronto!
Haunted on Bourbon Street
Jade loves her new apartment–until a ghost joins her in the shower.
When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.
Being an empath has never been easy on Jade’s relationships. It’s no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it’s up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she’ll need Kane’s help–and he’s betrayed her with a secret of his own–to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?